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Leading homebuilder Countryside has been recognised for its work at St Mary’s Island in Chatham, at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2017. The company won highly commended for Best Family Home under £750,000 for its Admiral house design at Azure, the latest phase of homes on St Mary’s Island, Kent.

St Mary's Island House Design Awarded Prestigious Seal of Approval

The Evening Standard New Homes Awards, which took place at The Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane on Friday 19th May, recognise the highest standard of new homes and signify excellence within the housebuilding industry. This year, the ceremony was hosted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan and presented by Team GB hockey star Kate Richardson-Walsh, with the awards judged by Evening Standard readers and specialist architects. A number of additional categories were also introduced this year to celebrate excellence within architecture, regeneration and eco design.

Emma Fearn, Associate Director for Sales and Marketing of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities South region comments “We are delighted that our Admiral house design has won highly commended at such a prestigious and highly respected industry event. At Countryside, we work extremely hard to design and create, places people love and it is a great achievement that this has been recognised by industry experts.”

Located on the former site of the Royal Naval Dockyard in Chatham, Azure is the latest phase of homes created on St Mary’s Island. Receiving highly commended in the Best Family Home category at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards, the four-bedroom Admiral house design is part of the Parklands Collection at Azure. The contemporary family home is built to a high specification, and has been thoughtfully designed to suit modern family living. The ground floor offers a large garage and a contemporary open plan kitchen / living / dining area which opens out on to the rear garden. The kitchen is fully equipped with integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The first floor is home to three double-bedrooms and a family bathroom featuring Roca sanitary ware with chrome mixer, one of the bedrooms on this floor also benefits from an en-suite, ideal for hosting guests. The master bedroom covers the expanse of the second floor, boasting a dressing area with fitted wardrobes, a generously sized en-suite and a sun terrace.

Also currently available at Azure, the Water’s Edge Collection offers four-bedroom Sandpiper and five-bedroom Kingfisher house designs. These beautiful homes are located opposite the scenic River Medway, with each rear garden boasting a transparent fence ideal for enjoying a clear view of the peaceful blue space and Upnor Castle in the distance.

For those who like to embrace the outdoors you are spoilt by the abundance of choice in the local area. Take your guests on a stroll along the River Medway, or enjoy the host of facilities available on St Mary’s Island, including an eclectic range of bars, restaurants and other amenities in Jetty 5. The Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre adjacent to the bridge leading onto the island, includes a recently refurbished pub, supermarket and over 70 retail outlets. For further shopping opportunities, Bluewater Shopping Centre is only 15 miles from the development.

Ticking all the boxes for a home perfectly located for easy access into London, St Mary’s Island is under four miles from Rochester train station, where high-speed services offer journey times of just 38 minutes into London St Pancras. The Kings Ferry coach also travels 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.

The final four-bedroom Admiral is priced at £515,000. Prices for the Sandpiper start from £499,995 and £530,000 for the Kingfisher. For more information and to register your interest, please contact 01634 891200 or visit www.parklands-azure.co.uk.

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