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According to Knight Frank’s 2016 Waterfront View report, prime waterfront properties are priced up to 71% higher than comparable inland homes. Attracted to the lifestyle and high quality of life associated with living by the water, it is not surprising that waterside homes are in high demand.

Prime Waterside Views Available at Azure

The Water’s Edge is Countryside Maritime’s latest collection of homes within Azure on St Mary’s Island, with each home placed to take full advantage of the estuary views. The houses offer inverted designs with the main reception room placed on the mid floor instead of the conventional ground floor, allowing residents to enjoy beautiful views across the River Medway from the comfort of their sofa.

The Water’s Edge collection boasts a selection of houses including the four-bedroom Sandpiper and the four/five bedroom Kingfisher house designs, all of which enjoy this desirable waterside location.  The homes benefit from terraces, high level living areas and transparent garden fences, ensuring the river views cannot be missed. Residents at Azure also have the opportunity to further adopt the marine lifestyle by mooring a boat at the nearby 300-berth Chatham Maritime Marina or participating in water sports on the river.

Iain McPherson, Director of Countryside Maritime comments: “Every aspect of the design within the Water’s Edge collection has been tailored to take advantage of the waterside views. The lounge is often the hub of the home for families, so this has been placed on the mid floor, leading onto a terrace, perfect to soak up the riverside scenes and enjoy the waterfront. These properties are also available with the Help to Buy scheme, ensuring home buyers can purchase an affordable waterfront home without the need for a large deposit.”

The Sandpiper is an impressive three storey, four bedroom home, built with a high specification. The ground floor boasts a large garage and contemporary kitchen/breakfast area, fully equipped with integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. This area benefits from glazed French doors opening up onto the garden, where residents can further enjoy the views through the transparent fences at the bottom, offering both privacy and beautiful outlooks.

The first floor is home to a spacious, open-plan living room benefiting from stunning Medway views and French double doors opening up onto a terrace. A double bedroom and family bathroom are also situated to the front of this floor. Up on the second floor, the master bedroom features fitted wardrobes and a generously sized en-suite. There are also two further bedrooms and a second family bathroom featuring white sanitaryware with chrome mixer taps.

Redeveloped into Britain's first and only strategically planned island community and set on the site of the former Royal Naval Dockyard in Chatham, the homes at Azure sit on the edge of this sustainable community. Everything has been placed within easy walking distance, including a doctors’ surgery, community centre, church and primary school. Approximately 20 acres of open space have also been incorporated into the island’s design, linked by footpaths and cycle paths. The development is perfect for house buyers seeking an attractive, affordable new home in a unique and picturesque setting.

Ideally located to enjoy the greatly enhanced transport connections in North Kent, St Mary’s Island is under four miles from the new railway station at Rochester, where high-speed services offer journey times of just 38 minutes into London St Pancras. The Kings Ferry coach also transports commuters direct from St Mary’s Island to Canary Wharf in less than an hour, the City in one hour and 20 minutes, and Westminster in an hour and a half. By road, the island is within a short drive of both the A2 and the M2, providing access into London and down to Dover.

Prices for The Sandpiper, a four bedroom home, start from £479,995 and is available with Help to Buy. For more information and to register your interest, please contact 01634 891200 or visit www.stmarysisland.uk.com.

Information correct at time of publication.

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