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Horsted Park, created by leading housebuilder Countryside, has already established itself as a successful and vibrant community, particularly popular among young families and first time buyers. With its convenient transport links and well-designed homes surrounded by green open spaces, it is easy to see the appeal of the scheme and the second phase is expected to be in high demand.
Iain McPherson, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes & Communities South Division comments: “With the reputation of Horsted Park already proven and its profile raised through the many awards it has won, we expect strong interest in the new release of homes. Chatham has excellent rail connections so is ideal for those who commute into London for work, yet Horsted Park also offers a peaceful setting in a friendly and welcoming community.”
Coming to the market first is a collection of three bedroom family houses and two-bedroom coach houses designed to suit a variety of buyers and lifestyles. One and two-bedroom apartments will be released shortly. The architecture at Horsted Park is conceived as a series of ‘farmsteads’ inspired by local Kent styles, and includes brick paneling, clay tiles and wooden weatherboarding. This influence is reworked in a contemporary way with sleek design details such as extensive glazing and flexible layouts, including open plan kitchen/living/dining areas that suit busy modern living.
Horsted Park occupies the site of the former Mid-Kent College and neighbours a Napoleonic Fort, providing a unique and historic backdrop, and has wonderful views over Horsted Valley. Throughout the development there is an emphasis on green space, with around 30% of the total site area dedicated to open space, creating an attractive and peaceful environment for residents to enjoy. A new central ‘village green’ is being created, which will become the heart of Horsted Park, connecting with two parks and a circular green walk. A community events space and café is also planned. Amongst its many accolades, Horsted Park has received a Housing Design Award and Housing Project of the Year at the Building Awards.
Sri Tayi, who moved into the earlier phase of Horsted Park, describes the experience of living here: “Horsted Park has a lovely community feel. I’m happy to let my daughter play in the playground with the other children, and I get on really well with the other neighbours.”
All homes are completed with the high quality specification Countryside is known for, while interior layouts are designed to make the most of space and natural light. Stylish fully fitted kitchens come with the full range of integrated appliances and bathrooms are finished with immaculate white sanitaryware with chrome taps and heated towel rails. Each house also has its own enclosed rear garden and landscaped front garden, with dedicated parking space.
Chatham station is less than two miles from Horsted Park and direct rail services operate into central London in as little as 37 minutes and serve a range of mainline stations including St Pancras International, Victoria and Cannon Street. By road, the M2 is less than a mile away giving rapid access to the M20, M26, M25, the Dartford Crossing and London Airports, as well as the Channel ports and tunnel.
Prices at Horsted Park start from £250,000 for the 2-bedroom coach houses. For further information visit www.horstedpark.co.uk.
Information correct at time of publication.