RSS Feed

Related Articles

Related Categories

City and seaside are both appealing for residents of St Luke’s Park

1st September 2016 Print
Mulberry Kitchen

Living nearer to green spaces, such as parks, or by the coast can boost your physical health and make you happier, according to Exeter University researchers. Countryside’s new development St Luke’s Park in Runwell, Essex is perfectly positioned to offer prospective house buyers a quiet home in the country but within easy reach of the city and seaside. The homes are situated within a short car journey of both Chelmsford city centre and the beach at Southend-on-Sea, as well as just 40 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street.

The development, in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), comprises an exceptional collection of 575 apartments and traditional three, four and five bedroom homes set within 200 acres of landscaped grounds, as part of the exciting regeneration of the former Runwell Hospital. With an attractive landscaped entranceway, St Luke’s Park is surrounded by mature trees and woodland and also features tranquil woodland walkways, a carefully refurbished Grade II listed chapel, a proposed new primary school and a range of community facilities.

Chris Bladon, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities Eastern Region said: “Both seaside and city living are becoming increasingly popular, but for those who cannot afford to buy a home stones throw away from the beach or in the midst of the city, Runwell offers the ideal location, within easy reach of both, whilst being in the heart of the Essex countryside. St Luke’s Park is already proving to be an extremely popular development due to its location, the scale of regeneration and improvements planned for the area. The diverse range of homes available are selling very quickly so we would urge buyers to come and see the area for themselves to avoid disappointment.”

Currently available at St Luke’s Park is the five bedroom Oak house design, a traditional style five bedroom detached home. The house comes complete with a stylish kitchen, family/dining area, plus a separate living room, home office and formal dining room, perfect for entertaining friends and relatives. Located on the first floor is the spacious master bedroom which features fitted wardrobes and a luxurious en suite shower room. There are a further four generously sized bedrooms including a guest bedroom with en suite shower room as well as a family bathroom.

An excellent specification features throughout all of the homes at St Luke’s Park, with contemporary fitted kitchens and a full range of energy efficient integrated appliances while the modern, hotel-style bathrooms feature sleek fixtures and fittings.

St Luke’s Park is ideally located approximately 10 miles from Chelmsford and 12 miles from Southend-on-Sea, offering good shopping and leisure facilities. The development is situated in a key commuter spot with direct access to London from nearby Wickford and Rayleigh train stations. It also benefits from excellent road connections with the development close to both the A130 and A127 which offer links to the A12, A13 and M25.

Two, three, four and five bedroom homes are now available at St Luke’s Park with prices starting from £314,995 for a two bedroom home and £514,995 for a four bedroom house. Prices for the five bedroom Oak start from £649,995. Apartments are due to be released later in the year. For more information, visit

More Photos - Click to Enlarge

Mulberry Kitchen Mulberry Living Room