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New Year’s resolution? Start with your home

16th December 2014 Print
The Fishing Village

If your New Year’s resolutions are often very fleeting and rarely last beyond the 24 January - the day when the majority of the UK is most likely to break its pledges , why not start the New Year the right way by investing in your future and make the popular choice of buying a new home at The Fishing Village on St Mary’s Island, Kent, by Countryside Maritime.

Situated on the banks of the River Medway and with prices starting from just £199,995 for a two bedroom apartment available with Help to Buy, not only is The Fishing Village a great choice if your resolution is to save money and if you want to get fit there is a network of cycle and footpaths to enjoy around the island.

The Fishing Village is situated on St Mary’s Island - Britain’s only strategically planned island community which forms part of Chatham Maritime, the regeneration scheme being sensitively built on part of the Historic Naval Dockyard.

Iain McPherson, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities South division comments: “St Mary’s Island offers a new way of living. The homes available at The Fishing Village offer an opportunity to keep to your New Year’s resolution and join the small community who live the island dream. The Fishing Village is ideal for all types of New Year’s resolutions; including making that investment to get onto the property ladder, finding a new home that offers a wealth of amenities to get fitter and even getting out and meeting new people. The island puts your resolutions within arm’s reach.”

The Victory Apartments, the newest phase at The Fishing Village, offer a striking collection of two bedroom apartments that are ideal for buyers looking to invest in a prime waterfront property. Featuring pastel colour weather-boarded facades and contrasting pale stone brickwork, the apartments are designed to reflect traditional Kentish architecture with a touch of modern style.

All of the properties have a well-proportioned entrance hall leading to a spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Many properties also have a balcony where buyers can enjoy dining al fresco whilst enjoying the riverside views. Many of the apartments boast master bedrooms with an en-suite and the guest bedroom which could alternatively be converted into a home office.

All properties are finished to an excellent specification, including a fully fitted contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven and microwave, with a washer/dryer to the hallway utility cupboard. The bathrooms and en-suites feature stylish white sanitaryware with chrome mixer taps and ceramic wall and floor tiling.

Also available at The Fishing Village are three bedroom houses from £300,000. Thoughtfully designed for modern day living these homes prove perfect homes for first time buyers or those wanting to move up the property ladder into a bigger family home. These properties are available through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, as are all properties at The Fishing Village.

With magnificent views that stretch across the River Medway, St Mary’s Island offers a great range of amenities to ensure residents have everything they need close by, including an eclectic new range of bars, restaurants and other amenities following the completion of Jetty 5. Also on the island there is a primary school, community centre, church and doctor’s surgery. In addition, there is also a great range of facilities at the shopping centre adjacent to the bridge leading onto the island, including a pub, supermarket and over 70 retail outlets.

Ideally located to enjoy the greatly enhanced transport connections, St Mary’s Island is located near Ebbsfleet International, where the fastest connections to London include trains to Stratford in 12 minutes and St Pancras in 17 minutes. Eurostar services to the Continent include trains to Paris in around two hours. 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 a two bedroom apartment currently start at £199,995 and £300,000 for a three bedroom house. For further information, visit

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The Fishing Village