Albany Wood garden

Award-winning housebuilder, Crest Nicholson, has launched a collection of three, four and five bedroom homes at its brand new development, Albany Wood, in Hampshire. Located in the quaint market town of Bishop's Waltham, Albany Wood is perfect for those looking for extra space and well-connected countryside living.

Once complete, Albany Wood will comprise 66 homes, thoughtfully designed with red brick, white renders, and timber boarding in keeping with the surrounding area’s historic aesthetic. The spacious living areas offered in each house type offer flexibility and bay windows flood the downstairs with an abundance of natural light. The bedrooms are generously sized to suit growing families, while contemporary kitchens and sleek bathrooms feature high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Home owners will also benefit from a private garden, perfect for entertaining friends in the warmer months.

To give prospective buyers an insight into living at Albany Wood, Crest Nicholson has also unveiled its first show home at the development. The three bedroom Hatfield house type has been expertly dressed by interior designers Clayton & Company with families in mind, offering inspiration to potential purchasers.  

Josh Luxton, Business Development Manager at Clayton & Company, comments: “The show home was designed to be a relatable and modern family home for all occasions, being both elegant and vibrant. Combining a neutral colour palette with zesty, citrussy accents and subtle geometrics creates a fresh, lively feel. Throughout the house, velvet and satin textures add an exclusive, luxurious feel, whilst contrasting black linear detailing to furniture and styling helps to define the space.”

Eileen Guihen, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South, comments: “We are excited to have launched this collection of traditional homes at Albany Wood for off-plan sales, alongside our brand-new show home. With a variety of properties available, there really is something for every purchaser at every stage of life – from first time buyers to expanding families.

“We have a range of options available to purchasers to help them on their home buying journey. The Deposit Unlock scheme supports buyers by helping secure their dream home with just a 5% deposit. With our Part Exchange and SmoothMove schemes we also help our new residents in selling their current property.”

“Situated on the outskirts of Bishops Waltham, the development is the perfect mix of rural and urban living. We are already experiencing lots of interest in the development so I would encourage potential purchases to register their interest as soon as possible.”

Albany Wood will provide ample green space connecting the development with the surrounding countryside, with Crest Nicholson committing to planting trees, hedgerows and flower beds to provide habitats for native species and encourage biodiversity. Located just on the edge of the stunning South Downs National Park, Albany Wood offers great access to the countryside, allowing residents to fully enjoy and explore the great outdoors.

Bishops Waltham also offers plenty of local amenities, including a range of local schools, restaurants and a country market every Friday. The village is just a 30-minute drive into Southampton and the nearest train station, Botley, offers routes into Portsmouth in 40 minutes and London Waterloo in one hour 40 minutes. Residents will also be able to take advantage of Southampton Airport, just under 10 miles away, for those looking to travel further afield.

Prices start at £399,950 for a three bedroom home, £614,950 for a four bedroom and £724,950 for a five bedroom home. Select properties will be available to purchase through the government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, or the brand-new Deposit Unlock scheme. Crest Nicholson’s Part Exchange and SmoothMove schemes are also available on selected properties. To register interest and for more information call 01489 250 419 or visit