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Active Living In Welwyn Garden City

Claudio Camozzo and Jan Kupfer

The benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle are endless, with recent research from many charities showing that just some of the positive effects include improving mental health, reducing the risk of cancer and boosting brainpower. According to recent research by sustainable habitat and building materials company Saint-Gobain UK, 90% of homeowners and renters want a property that does not compromise their health1, which means living somewhere that makes it easy to adopt and stick to a regular exercise regime. For families that want to get active this summer, Bellway Homes’ development Bellway at QEII, in Welwyn Garden City, has a wide variety of first-class sporting facilities on the doorstep.

Offering a collection of stylish new family homes, Bellway at QEII is in easy reach of the 50-acre Gosling Sports Park and plenty of outdoor activities. As the area’s largest leisure and sports centre, it offers a wide range of facilities, including a newly refurbished gym, swimming pool, football pitches, velodrome, tennis and squash courts, spa, dry ski slope and children’s play areas. Close to Bellway at QEII, there are also many outdoor activities available including three golf courses within a three-mile radius, and a range of hockey, cricket, running and football clubs. Sailing and other water sports take place on the lakes at nearby Stanborough Park.

The houses at the QEII development are proving a hit with the local market and selling fast. A range of two, three and four bedroom houses is currently available, including a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes, all of which have a private garden, and a garage or off -street parking. The development occupies the site of the former QEII hospital and will offer 163 new homes, including houses and apartments, in a peaceful location, surrounded by woodland and incorporating wide landscaped green spaces. A new show home is due to launch in July, allowing buyers to experience the quality interior finish at first hand.

Jody Bryant, Sales Manager for Bellway Homes North London, comments: “The QEII development offers an excellent lifestyle for people who enjoy exercise, with a fantastic range of leisure and sporting facilities close by. In summer, the opportunities for getting active outdoors particularly come into their own. It is no wonder that the development is selling so well and especially appealing to families who want a high quality home in a convenient location, well served by local amenities.”

The Godwan is a four-bedroom semi-detached home that extends over three floors and features an open-plan kitchen and dining area, two en suite shower rooms and a modern family bathroom. The light-filled living spaces also include a separate dual aspect living room with French doors, opening onto the rear garden. The sleek and modern interior specification includes stylish Zanussi integrated kitchen appliances and contemporary bathrooms.

Bellway at QEII is just a 10-minute drive from Welwyn’s town centre, which offers an array of shops including John Lewis, Waitrose and the Howard Centre, while the Hatfield Galleria shopping centre is just four miles away. The local schools cater for all ages, including Commonswood and Holwell Primary Schools, Sir Frederic Osborn School for secondary, as well as Sycamore Day Nursery and Pre-School within a few minutes’ walk.

Welwyn Garden City Railway Station is only an eight-minute drive from the Bellway at QEII development, with journeys into London King’s Cross taking 25 minutes. Good local road links include access to the A1M in less than 10 minutes, connecting to London. For international travel, Luton Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

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