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A recent survey carried out by Censuswide revealed that 72% of parents rated having a good school as one of their top three priorities when finding a house*. Set in a unique and idyllic development, Azure at St Mary’s Island, Chatham, Kent, has an abundance of high quality schools within the local area.

A* For Azure at St Mary’s Island

For most families, island living would seem a distant dream, but Countryside Maritime has created a development with beautiful views, a tight-knit community and prime water-side properties boasting schooling options to suit every family.

Azure provides a lifetime of education on your doorstep and families are sure to be spoilt for choice. For families with primary aged school children, the outstanding** St Mary’s Island Church of England Primary School is within easy walking distance of Azure. Offering education from ages 11-18, Chatham Grammar School for Boys and Chatham Girls Grammar school are both within four miles of Azure and consistently achieve impressive results at GCSE, achieving 96% grades A*-C. Meanwhile, Historical King’s Rochester achieved 61% A-A* grades at A-Level and is a mere four miles away. Higher education is also in the vicinity, with The University of Greenwich Medway Campus, featuring rich red brick buildings and having recently undergone a £50 million investment.

Currently available at the Water’s Edge, Azure is a charming collection of four bedroom homes with river views. Benefitting from inspired design throughout and excellent local amenities; Azure is ideal for families looking to take advantage of all that island living has to offer.

Iain McPherson, Director of Countryside Maritime comments: “St Mary’s Island has everything a family could need. An excellent location, picturesque and unique surroundings, and most importantly schools that can cater to children for years to come. Families can rest easy knowing that they have plenty of options to choose from.”

An ideal family home at Azure’s Water’s Edge collection is the four bedroom Sandpiper house design, ideally set along the riverside. The ground floor features a fully integrated garage, and a large kitchen/dining area, with a breakfast bar perfect for busy mornings. On the first floor, the spacious living room features double doors opening out onto the private terrace overlooking the Estuary, ideal for taking advantage of the fresh marine air. A double bedroom has access to the large family bathroom. On the second floor, the large master bedroom boasts fully fitted wardrobes and a generous en suite bathroom. The last two bedrooms have access to another family bathroom. 

To reflect Azure’s contemporary architecture, all homes are built to an impressive standard. Kitchens feature individually designed handleless units, LED lighting and a range of high quality integrated appliances. Bathrooms are sleek in design, with crystal white sanitaryware, chrome accessories and rich walnut detailing throughout.  

For long weekends and half-term breaks, there are a plethora of activities within the local area. Take a stroll along the River Medway, or visit ‘Victorian England’ with nearby Dickens World. Excellent facilities are available at Chatham Maritime near to St Mary’s Island, including an eclectic range of restaurants providing places to cater to any taste. The Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre adjacent to the bridge leading onto the island, includes a recently refurbished pub, supermarket and over 70 retail outlets. Rochester is approximately a mile away and offers other restaurants, shops and leisure activities, including a multiplex cinema, so entertainment is never far away.

Boasting excellent transport connections across the country, Chatham to London Victoria takes no longer than 45 minutes, convenient for parents who work in the city. Jetting off during the summer holidays is hassle free, with the M25 and M2 providing easy access to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. 

The four bedroom Sandpiper house design is available from £479,995 and four-bedroom Kingfisher house design at £505,000. For more information please contact 01634 891200 or visit www.countryside-properties.com to register your interest.

* http://www.new-homes.co.uk/when-choosing-a-new-home-good-schools-are-top-priority-for-parents/

** St Mary’s Island Church of England was reported as outstanding by SAIMS

Information correct at time of publication.

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