Redrow - Ash Gardens, Burcote Park, NN12
Set midway between Milton Keynes and Northampton, in stunning Northamptonshire countryside, just outside the historic Roman market town of Towcester, Burcote Park, Wood Burcote is sure to be a much sought after location when its completed (subject to planning). With outstanding local schools and direct trains to London Euston, in under an hour, just a short drive away, Burcote Park is set in an idylic location and has something for everyone during the week. And with both Silverstone and Towcester racecourse right on your doorstep, there’s plenty of fun to be had at the weekends.
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There is so much to do in and around Towcester, with something for all interests. Silverstone race circuit is home to the British Grand Prix, as well as countless other race meetings and events throughout the year. Alternatively, if you prefer your racing on horseback, Towcester races are also close by. For a more relaxing day, head to the lakes of Cosgrove Leisure Park, stroll around Easton Neston Park near the town, take a boat trip along the Stoke Bruerne Canal, or enjoy a different view of nature from the tree top walk at Salcey Forest. Towcester hosts an annual midsummer music festival, and there is plenty more culture close by, with both Northampton and Milton Keynes home to a choice of cinemas and theatres. For sport, try Towcester Leisure Centre, tee off at Silverstone or Whittlebury Hall and Spa golf courses, or check out the premiership rugby action at Northampton Saints and football at Northampton Town.
Ash Gardens residents can choose from a superb selection of great state and private schools within easy reach of Wood Burcote. For the little ones, there is Towcester Primary (rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED) and Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary (rated ‘Good with Outstanding behaviour) in Towcester, along with Silverstone CofE Infants and Juniors and Whittlebury Primary also within a short drive. Older pupils are even better served, with Towcester the home of the ‘Outstanding’ Sponne School, which regularly achieves remarkable exam results. For independent education, Winchester House School and Northampton High School for Girls are both highly recommended.
Towcester has a fascinating range of independent local shops, as well as a farmers’ market every second Friday of the month and an antiques and bric-a-brac market every Friday in the Town Hall, where you’ll find bargains galore. For a larger shopping trip, both Northampton and Milton Keynes have extensive pedestrianised shopping districts with a host of High Street names. Visit the Market Walks and Grosvenor shopping centres in Northampton, or the Agora shopping centre in Milton Keynes. For big ticket items, like furniture and electrical goods, try Nene Valley or St James’ retail parks, both offering out of town shopping on the edge of Northampton.
While enjoying a delightful rural setting, the development remains well connected, with both the A5 and A43 just a few minutes away. The M1 is within easy reach, connecting with the M25 just 44miles away and London in around 60miles. The centre of Towcester is around a mile and a half away, with Northampton and Milton Keynes around 12miles to the north and south respectively, Banbury 19miles and Oxford 34miles. Trains from Wolverton Station, around a 12mile drive, connect to London Euston in just 50minutes and Birmingham in an hour and 20minutes. There are around 240 park and ride spaces for commuters plus facilities for bicycles.
For GPs, register with Towcester Medical Centre or for dentists, try Oasis dental Centre.