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Waterside living at its best in Martello Lakes, Hythe

27th June 2017 Print
New apartments at Martello Lakes

This weekend (1st – 2nd July), award-winning house builder, Barratt Homes launched the highly anticipated first collection of waterside apartments at Martello Lakes in Hythe, Kent.

There will be 18 apartments in total, with nine properties set in two stylish buildings, located next to Martello Lakes’ public green space. Each of the apartments has two bedrooms with a number enjoying panoramic views over the lakes and to the Kent coast beyond.

Recent research from Knight Frank has shown that waterfront properties can command a premium of up to 71 per cent due to the lifestyle which they offer*. This is where Martello Lakes is different and offers an incredible opportunity for those looking to enjoy all that waterside living offers, at an affordable price. Perfect for first time buyers or those looking for a reasonably priced coastal retreat for a second home, apartments at Martello Lakes start at only £199,995 and are available through Help to Buy.

The apartments have been designed with active living in mind. Finished to a high specification, each apartment has two bathrooms, a private balcony, and copious amounts of storage. The apartment buildings have been designed by Barratt to be in-keeping with the local vernacular, with a clapboard exterior, reminiscent of a number of period buildings along the Kent coast.

Martello Lakes is set in the pretty coastal town of Hythe, nestled between Kent’s ‘Garden Coast’ and the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hythe has a historic town centre which is packed full of family-run stores, cafes, boutiques, antique shops and seafood restaurants, with spectacular sea views.

Ashford International is just over 20 minutes away, connecting residents with Kings Cross St Pancras in 38 minutes and Paris in two hours. The Channel ferry ports of Folkestone and Dover are also both nearby, whilst Gatwick Airport is just over an hour away. The historic Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Steam Railway backs onto the development and a railway halt will be provided for residents, connecting them to New Romney and Dungeness.

Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Kent, comments: “We are thrilled to be able to offer first time buyers the opportunity to purchase an affordable apartment which offers a lifestyle which would be the envy of many. Waterside homes are always highly sought-after and usually come with large price tags and that is where Martello Lakes is unique. In addition to being close to the coast, the provision of watersports on our two planned lakes will offer residents the opportunity to have an active, outdoors lifestyle, whilst still being within easy reach of London. The Help to Buy scheme has helped thousands of first time buyers in Kent to get onto the property ladder and we are happy to be able to offer this option at Martello Lakes.”

Martello Lakes also offers a series of two to five-bedroom family homes. To find out more about Help to Buy and buying a brand new home with Barratt Homes at Martello Lakes or any other development in Kent, visit

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New apartments at Martello Lakes