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The Advantages of Living in a Townhouse

Are you considering the charm of living in a townhouse? Whether you’re a first-timer buyer or are already on the ladder, these spacious properties offer more than just a place to lay your head at night. Beyond the ample space they provide, what is it that makes these homes truly extraordinary?

What is a townhouse?


A townhouse is a style of multi-storey home that you can find in towns and cities, from the heart to the outskirts. Growing in popularity with a range of homeowners, including young professionals and growing families, the layout is what makes these properties truly shine. Between space, location and overall experience, if we had to choose only a few reasons why we think townhouses make excellent homes, these are the five main benefits that make the top of our list.


Five benefits of living in a townhouse


Wondering how multiple floors can transform your living experience? It depends who you ask. For interior design enthusiasts, it might be that there’s plenty of opportunity to style their home just the way they like it. For families, it could be getting that extra bit of space for their new teenager to carve out their own area. For young professionals or couples, it might be the freedom to make their own little slice of heaven. And be in a prime location for all their favourite amenities, pubs and eateries.

Plenty of space


This may feel obvious, but townhouses offer generous living space across all floors with plenty of opportunity to spread yourselves out and without having to cram everything into its usual places. Whatever each member of the household fancies doing, you don’t have to be in each other’s pockets. Need to concentrate on a big deadline? A quiet spot will be easy to find. The kids want to have friends over to play games? You can slip off to a different floor to read or watch a show. However you most enjoy spending your free time, you have the freedom and flexibility to do so.



Considering the space that comes with these homes, you might not think that they’d run for the price they do. But, in many cases, because they stretch taller without increasing their footprint on the land, this makes them an excellent choice for people who want to be close to a city without going over budget or having to lose out on space.

Sustainable option


With Durkan’s new build properties, you don’t have to worry about any second-hand maintenance or hidden issues like you would with second-hand homes. They’re ready to live in from the moment you step inside, finished to a high standard using sustainable materials and methods, and designed to reduce energy waste. You could save thousands of pounds per year, meaning any money you want to spend on your new home can be on the things you want, rather than the things you need.

What other reasons are there to choose a new build? Read up on the positives and more helpful information in ‘Is now a good time to buy a house’.



From well considered layouts to flexible interior spaces, you have much better control and more ability to adjust the space just to your liking. Whether you’re looking to design your dream home office, make a new creative escape, create your own little corner of calm in the house, or expand as your family does. You also have far more freedom in deciding which room should go where, with appropriate spaces spread out over three floors, you can decide which rooms to hail as the living room, dining room, and bedrooms without having to cram everything in.

Parliament Square in Hertford

Close to exciting towns


One of the biggest draws for townhouses, especially those built by Durkan, is their location to some of the country’s best towns to live in. With easy access to everything urban living has to offer, usually right in the heart of all the action, there’s always something to do and something to see. That’s why we focus not just on building homes, but communities too in some of the UK’s most beautiful areas.

Ever been to Hertford Castle or taken a dive into the city’s fascinating history at the Hertford Museum? How about a day out by the River Lea or pottering around its bustling town centre? For those of you who live in, or are thinking about moving to, our Granary & Chapel development in Hertford, there are masses of things to do solo, for couples and for the whole family. Wondering about local food? Don’t miss out on these seven places to dine at.

For those more interested in Cambridgeshire, take a look around our Wintringham St Neots development. From spending long, sunny days at Riverside Park or spying local wildlife at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, to taking advantage of its many local markets, you’ll never be short of things to do. Likewise whether you count yourself as a bit of a foodie or are on the hunt for your next favourite celebratory restaurant, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat in St Neots.

Durkan Homes’ townhouses


Half the fun of moving to a new place is both getting acquainted with your home and discovering your favourite spots in the local area. From new favourite eateries and coffee spots, to the activities and green spaces your kids, as well as visiting friends and family, will love.

Granary & Chapel – Hertford, Hertfordshire


The Mill

This contemporary modern three-bedroom home boasts 1,376 sq ft of living space, including a double integral garage, utility spaces and a cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor is a spacious open kitchen/dining/living room that spills onto a terrace, and the second floor hosts three bedrooms, an ensuite, and a family bathroom.

The Lawrence

A contemporary three/four bedroom home offering 1,694 sq ft of living space, plus integral garage and car parking space. Across three floors, find handy utility spaces, a home office, three bedrooms, an open kitchen/living/family room, cloakroom, ensuite and family bathroom.

The Chapel at Granary & Chapel

The Chapel

This three-bedroom haven, complete with a home office, unfolds across 1,447 sq ft over three floors, promising a perfect blend of style and functionality. From an expansive open kitchen/diner/living room on the ground floor, to two double bedrooms and family bathroom on the first and the master bedroom, complete with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite on the second. 

The Tamworth

A contemporary four-bedroom home offering 1,767 sq ft of living space, plus integral garage and car parking space. The ground floor hosts a large kitchen/dining/family room with double doors leading out to the garden. On the first floor you’ll find a bright and spacious living room, bathroom and bedroom, with the remaining three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the second floor.

bedroom two granary and chapel

The Hertford

Feel right at home walking into the spacious hallway and living area, continuing to the back of the ground floor where you’ll find a stunning kitchen/diner and large double doors that lead to the garden. On floor one, find two double bedrooms and a home office, an ensuite shower and built-in wardrobes. Meet another large bedroom on the second floor, complete with ensuite, and a storage room with plenty of potential.  


Wintringham – St Neots, Cambridgeshire


The Wilcox

The Wilcox

Boasting 1,530 sq ft of living space, this detached four-bedroom house makes for the perfect family home. On the ground floor, a stunning open plan kitchen/family/dining room with access to the garden is the hub of the home, followed by a separate home office, and carport to the rear. On the first floor, you’ll find the living room and first bedroom, followed by the remaining three bedrooms and family bathroom on the second floor. 

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