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New houses Watford

New houses for sale in Watford

The Arches is a property development in Watford, northwest London. We have 9 apartments (one, two and three-bedroomed homes).

These new homes Watford have open-plan kitchens and living areas with wood effect flooring in both. High quality fittings throughout with branded appliances in the kitchen and fully furnished bathrooms. Decorated in tasteful, neutral tones.

Each apartment features a video entry system, high level acoustic dampening and high quality double glazed windows. There is an on-site gym and a 10 year structural warranty backed by an UK domiciled A+ rated insurer plus 125 year lease.

Information about Watford

Watford - northwest London

Our new houses Watford have the M1 close by and are 17.5 miles northwest of Central London. At the time of last census (in 2011), the borough of Watford recorded a population of over 90,000 people.

The map on this page shows the location of Watford Railway Station - close to our new Watford houses for sale: The Arches apartment complex.

Watford's transport links

Getting around in Watford

Watford can boast of not 1 but 3 train stations and is an excellent central point from which to commute and explore.

Watford Junction Rail Station has provision for 750 car spaces (the daily charge is £8.50 or monthly is £135.00). The fast, non stop service to London, Euston takes just 16 minutes and there are 4 trains every hour.

The West London line provides a service to Clapham Junction and East Croydon. The Southern Line links Watford to Milton Keynes, Coventry and Rugby whilst the North West Railway provides a service to Birmingham New Street. 

There's a service via the Avanti West Coast railway to Shrewsbury and travellers can also pick up the Caledonian Sleeper from Watford - going as far afield as Crewe, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William.

Watford Station Underground is in Zone 7 and is on the Metropolitan Line. This service links Watford to Aldgate, Baker Street, Wembley Park and Rickmansworth and north to Chesham and Amersham.

The Watford DC line shares its services with the London Underground and joins the Bakerloo line between Queens Park and Harrow and Wealdstone.

Watford North Station is on the Abbey Line and provides a branch line service to St. Albans.

Arriva buses serving Watford allows you to save cash with their Saver ticket range. You can purchase daily, weekly monthly or annual tickets and they cover the following zones: Watford, West Herts and all zones.

Information about Watford - parks in the area

Parks in and around Watford

Thinking of buying a potential new home in Watford? Considering Watford's proximity to London and the M25, it is surrounded by beautiful country parks and nature reserves.

Cassiobury Park takes up an area of 190 acres and its western part sits within 25 hectares of a local nature reserve managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Children can enjoy the splash pools and water jets, there's a miniature steam railway and 2 outdoor gyms.

Oxhey Activity Park has a skate park, play trails and visitors can enjoy walking alongside the River Colne.

Croxley Common Moor (west of Watford) and Prestwick Road Meadows (south of the town) are a little further out but that shouldn't discourage you from taking walks in either and enjoying what both nature reserves have to offer.

Harwoods Recreational Ground has plenty for all the family, including an adventure playground and an outdoor gym and is in the centre of Watford.

Lying south west of Watford is Rickmansworth Aquadome which is set within the Colne Valley Regional Park. Here you can enjoy waterskiing, canoeing and sailing, as well as take trails around  the lakes.

Take a look at our new houses Watford and see how close you are to these lovely areas.

Close to Watford - parks in nearby Bushey

King George Recreation Ground is an award-winning park with plenty of space to play and enjoy sport Due to COVID-19 the splash park is currently closed. A café is also on-site.

Bushey Rose Garden is an award-winning park and showcases 4,000 rose boasting 40 rose varieties.

Mary Forsdyke Garden and Warren Lake is located in Bushey Heath. Relax in the garden with its many plants and walk along the boardwalk.

Fishers Field Local Nature Reserve and Fishers Park enables you to enjoy a stroll and the local wildlife.

The Moatfield dates back to medieval times but now offers a play area with lots of activities for youngsters to enjoy.

Windmill Lane Recreation Ground is in Bushey Heath and is a place to play and relax amongst the oak trees.

Information about Watford - shopping in the area

Shopping centres around Watford

If you're looking for new houses Watford and would call yourself an enthusiastic shopper, Watford has an enticing range of shopping centres and retail parks.

The Intu Watford Shopping Centre (formerly known as the Harlequin Shopping Centre) offers shoppers 140 stores - a mix of independent retailers and well-known High Street brands. Leisure attractions include the Hollywood Bowl as well as a new Escape Hunt providing a virtual reality experience for the whole family.

The Arches Retail Park, is a short walk from Watford High Street and includes stores: Currys PC World, B & Q, Kwik Fit and Pets at Home amongst others. 

Century Retail Park (next to The Arches Retail Park) is home to Aldi, Hobbycraft and Halfords.

Colne Valley Retail Park is slightly further out; you'll need to cross the River Colne but it's the place to start if you want to refurbish your new home in Watford. With stores including DFS, Oak Furnitureland and Dreams there's no better place to start browsing to furnish your new house.

Waterfields Shopping Park hosts Tesco, Boots, Argos and Sports Direct and offers the shopper 2 hours of free parking or it's just a 5 minute walk from Watford High Street.

Battlers Green Farm is 3 miles from The Arches and is located in Radlett. Described as a shopping village with tea rooms, the 20 unique shops sit in a delightful farmyard setting alongside the Battlers Green Farm Shop offering high quality food and wines.

Information about Watford - places to eat

Eating out

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from in and around Watford. 

If you like Indian/Asian cuisine then Watford has plenty of eateries to choose from - The Indian Sizzler, Spice Lounge and Rabbani's Indian are all based in the town centre. For Chinese, then Lemon Grass is a stone's throw away from Watford Junction station. Or further out towards the Warner Bros. Studio Tour why not try Pin Wei Restaurant?

The Barracuda restaurant is part of a family owned group of restaurants. There are restaurants in Watford, nearby Bushey and further out to Stanmore, catering for mediterranean tastes.

If you fancy Lebanese or Turkish flavours check out Nana's, Derwish Restaurant, Opuz Kitchen, Zara Mangal and Tarboush

For more traditional, British fayre then these restaurants may be worth a booking - The Round Bush is a country pub just a 15 minute car journey out from Watford.

St James - Bushey High Street - dishes are inspired by English, European and Asian cuisine and created by the Restaurant’s experienced team of chefs.

The Horse & Chains - Bushey High Street - a welcoming pub offering a good selection of lagers, ales, spirits and wines. Weekday menu and a Sunday roast currently available..

The King Stag - Bournehall Road Bushey- family-run gastro pub serving locally sourced, high quality, fresh food and drink and is well known for its themed nights.

Information about Watford - places to visit

Things to do

There are plenty of attractions and activities you can enjoy in and around Watford.

For Harry Potter fans, visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Leavesden where you can immerse yourself in all things wizardry. There's a shuttle bus which runs every 30 minutes from Watford Juction rail station.

Cheslyn House and Gardens is a delightful visit - explore the gardens, woodland and the many exotic plants the gardens are host to.

For a museum the Watford Museum is an interesting visit - providing the visitor with local history, archealogical facts and even a exhibition dedicated to Watford Football Club. The Bentley Prior Museum is also worth a look too. It was home to RAF Fighter Command during WW2 and its Battle of Britain exhibition will enthrall history buffs.

There's a climbing wall for keen enthusiasts at Rock Up Watford and if parents just want a rest whilst their younger ones enjoy a soft play area then try out Parents Paradise.

There are plenty of golf clubs and experiences in and around the Watford area including West Herts Golf Club, Moor Park Golf Club, Bushey Hall Golf Club (currently closed for refurbishment) and Aldenham Golf and Country Club. The Grove offers an 18 hole golf club as well as 5-star accommodation and an award-winning spa. There's also the Putt Club Crazy Golf - 9 holes with a motorsport theme and Top Golf, Watford will appeal to golf enthusiasts as well as novices.

Information about Watford - the arts

Art and theatre

The Pump House Theatre & Arts Centre is Watford's premier home for theatre, music, dance and display. It helps and co-ordinates events for artists, groups, small touring companies and local societies.

The Watford Palace Theatre is a 600-seat venue and promotes new talent from the world of theatre, dance, outdoor arts and digital productions.

The Watford Colosseum seats 1200 and is an entertainment venue with world-class acoustics attracting renowned musicians, comedians and more. 

The Radlett Centre is a modern auditorium showcasing drama, musicals, comedy and kids' shows. It also hosts conferences but is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Schools in Watford

Educational provision in Watford

If you're looking to purchase a new home in Watford you may be interested to learn of the primary and secondary schools in the local area.

There 42 primary schools in and around Watford of which 14 are academy primaries, 25 are maintained schools, there is 1 special school and 2 independent schools. Of the 42 primary schools, 14 are rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and 25 are rated as 'Good' in their most recent Ofsted inspection.

You can also view and compare academic performance between primary schools in Watford on the gov.uk website.

There are 8 state secondary schools and colleges in Watford taking pupils from 11 to 19.

  1. Parmiter's School
  2. Watford Grammar School for Boys
  3. Watford Grammar School for Girls
  4. The Watford UTC (14 - 19 years)
  5. St Michael's Catholic High School
  6. Future Academies Watford
  7. Westfield Academy
  8. West Herts College (16 - 18 years)

Independent schools in the Watford area include Stanborough School, Stanborough Primary School and St Margaret's School (Bushey).

If part of the reason you're looking to buy a new home in Watford is because you're looking to start a family then rest assured, you'll have plenty of day nurseries to choose from. There are  50 nurseries in Watford and they can be viewed here.

Health services in Watford

Watford and its surrounding area is served by the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Watford General Hospital is a 15-20 minute walk from the town centre. The West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust has its maternity service based at Watford General Hospital and the service is one of the largest in the South East. Watford General has an A&E department.

Hemel Hempstead Hospital and St Albans City Hospital are also part of the same NHS trust.

There are a large number of GP surgeries in Watford - many of which perform well in the annual GP Patient Survey. Those listed below are rated above the 'overall satisfaction' national average of 82%.

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Interested to find out more about our new houses Watford? Contact a member of the team to discuss what we have available or click here to view The Arches.

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