Football star finds his ideal property in Chislehurst
Millwall defender Scott Barron has found the perfect place to settle down at Taylor Wimpey’s Kings Quarter development of new homes for sale in Chislehurst, Kent.
In a career where players can switch from one club to another at opposite ends of the country in the blink of an eye, it can be hard for professional footballers to find somewhere to put down lasting roots.
But, after discovering Taylor Wimpey’s in-demand King’s Quarter development of property for sale in Chislehurst, Kent, Millwall star Scott Barron is convinced he’s found somewhere he will always call ‘home’.
Four years after moving from boyhood club Ipswich Town to the Lions, the 26-year-old defender is so happy with South East London life that he decided to take the plunge, snapping up a four-bedroom property at this highly desirable development of houses for sale in Chislehurst.
“It’s an area I’ve got to know really well since I moved to Millwall,” says Scott, who is looking forward to moving into his new Chislehurst property when it is completed.
“I’ve been renting with my team-mate Liam Trotter up the road in Beckenham, but I just felt the time was right to buy a house in the area.
“I’ve got a two-year contract with Millwall, my girlfriend isn’t far from Chislehurst and I think the area is the sort of place I want to be living.
“I love life so much here that even if I ended up moving clubs down the line, I know I’d want to keep my house at Kings Quarter and settle there after I’ve finished playing.”
Kings Quarter’s location, bordered by picturesque woodland, just half a mile from Elmstead Woods railway station with regular services to central London, and close proximity to Chislehurst’s High Street is a major factor in Scott’s decision to move there.
“If I did move away from the area with another club, then I don’t think I would have much problem renting the house out,” he says.
“The travel links to London are very good and the fact you can walk to the High Street with its shops and restaurants means you have everything on your doorstep.”
As for his house – a four-bedroom ‘Viscount’ which will be ready to move into in December – Scott knows he’ll be getting a home of exceptional quality.
“There’s a Taylor Wimpey development in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, near to where my parents live and I’ve popped in there before to take a look at the showhome and the way the houses are laid out,” he says.
“I know I’ll be getting a good quality house with a really high standard of finish. I just can’t wait for the housewarming party with some of the boys from Millwall now!”
Property-seekers can choose from a superb selection of three-bedroom houses at Kings Quarter, priced from just £349,995, while four-bedroom houses are priced from £574,995. Alternatively, stylish two-bedroom apartments are on sale at the development from as little as £249,995.
Kings Quarter is being constructed on the site of the former Ravensbourne College within the London Borough of Bromley.
Elmstead Woods railway station (Travelcard Zone 4) is ideally placed for commuters just half a mile from the new homes, and offers regular services to Charing Cross, London Bridge and London Cannon Street, while from Bromley there are trains to London Victoria, Blackfriars and Ashford International. Road links are excellent too, with easy access to the A20 for travel to Sidcup, Lewisham and on into London.
Nearby Chislehurst offers wonderful lifestyle opportunities and has managed to retain much of its original village atmosphere, especially around the Common.
The town boasts a remarkable variety of shops within walking distance of the new homes and the bustling High Street includes elegant interior design stores, stylish boutiques and trendy cafes and coffee bars along with a Sainsbury’s supermarket. The chic Royal Parade, meanwhile, offers genteel shops, art and antiques and exclusive designer boutiques.
Families will appreciate the choice of schools for children of all ages nearby, while a host of leisure opportunities are right on the doorstep including footpaths and cycleways linking the new homes to woodland and National Trust land. A lamp-lit tour of Chislehurst Caves, a labyrinth of miles of dark mysterious passageways hewn from the chalk beneath the village, is a popular local attraction.
To find out more about the in-demand homes at Kings Quarter, visit taylorwimpey.co.uk.