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Savvy savers climb onto the ladder with a home at Horsted Park, Rochester

25th July 2016 Print
Horsted Park

With the average property price in Kent having risen to nearly £300,000, more than 10 times the county’s average wage, it is no wonder that first time buyers are struggling to find their feet on the property ladder in this area. Fortunately, award winning developer Countryside is offering these hopeful homeowners the opportunity to turn their dreams into a reality, with the Tenterden Apartments at its Horsted Park development in Rochester, Kent, where prices are around £80,000 lower than the county’s average.

Occupying the site of the former Mid-Kent College, Horsted Park is a multi-award winning development where the second phase of homes has just been released. Available through the Government’s Help to Buy Scheme, the two-bedroom Tenterden Apartments at Horsted Park are priced from £217,500, offering the ideal solution for first time buyers in Kent wanting to achieve their homeownership aspirations.

Iain McPherson, Managing Director of Countryside’s New Homes & Communities South Division comments: “Since launching, the Tenterden Apartments have been extremely popular, with 50% having already been sold within the first few weeks. This has led us to bring forward the release of our future apartments.”

“The Rochester area has become progressively sought after by savvy savers, as it offers lower house prices than other parts of Kent without compromising on access to local amenities and travel connections. With this in mind, we recommend that first time buyers hoping to get on the property ladder and own a home at Horsted Park, register their interest as soon as possible.”

The Tenterden Apartments will be finished to a high quality specification, with interiors designed to make the most of space and natural light. The contemporary homes will boast stylish open-plan living spaces and well-equipped kitchens with integrated appliances and flooring fitted throughout. The two double bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and the master bedroom also benefits from fitted wardrobes.

Horsted Park neighbours Fort Horsted, a Napoleonic Fort, which provides a unique and historic backdrop, and has wonderful views over Horsted Valley. Throughout the development there is an emphasis on green space, with around 30% of the total site area dedicated to open space, creating an attractive and peaceful environment for residents to enjoy.

A new central ‘village green’ is being created, which will become the heart of Horsted Park, connecting with two parks and a circular green walk. A community events space and café is also planned. Amongst its many accolades, Horsted Park has received a Housing Design Award and Housing Project of the Year at the Building Awards.

Parents will also be pleased to learn that Horsted Park is ideally placed with a number of schools in the surrounding area, catering for all ages and needs. Most schools, including the Warren Wood Community Primary School, Chatham Grammar School for Boys and Walderslade Girls School are all under a mile away, meaning that they are easily accessible from the development.

Horsted Park benefits from all of the amenities that both Rochester and Chatham have to offer. Chatham is well served with shopping and leisure attractions, while the ancient cathedral city of Rochester boasts culture and heritage. From Chatham station, less than two miles from Horsted Park, direct rail services operate into central London in as little as 37 minutes and serve a range of mainline stations including St Pancras International, Victoria and Cannon Street. By road, the M2 is less than a mile away giving rapid access to the M20, M26, M25, the Dartford Crossing and London Airports, as well as the Channel ports and tunnel.

Prices for The Tenterden Apartments currently start from £217,500 for a two bedroom apartment. A range of four bedroom homes are also available, with prices starting from £359,995. All properties are available through Help to Buy, the scheme allows buyers to purchase with as little as a 5% deposit with a 20% loan for the first five years from Countryside to boost the overall deposit amount, giving first time buyers in Kent a better opportunity to climb onto the property ladder.

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