House-hunters in the northwest of Kent who want all the benefits of buying a brand new home, but in a property with the character of a traditional design, could find what they are looking for at Cathcart Gate, the latest development of new homes in Kings Hill from Hillreed Homes. With a range of two- to four-bedroom homes on offer, buyers can combine a vernacular exterior style with a high-quality specification inside.
"Buyers are often looking for a home that is not ultra modern, but has a more established exterior," says Jo Richards, Marketing and Corporate Manager at Hillreed Homes. "Potential purchasers contact numerous agents and troll the internet looking for the ‘dream home', but discover that when they find the old architectural style, it is often 70 years old or more. Sadly, with the property comes all the problems of damp, heating difficulties, old pipes, old boilers and roofs that need attention."
Priced from £269,950, the ‘Wingham' is a three-bedroom house type. It has a living room with bay window and fireplace to the front and a kitchen/dining room with another bay window and access to the rear garden at the back of the house. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one of which has an en suite shower room, another single bedroom and a family bathroom.
Another interesting house for sale is a show home, an unusual, curved ‘Tunstall' property. Priced at £284,950, this home has over 1,100 sq ft of accommodation which comprises a kitchen/dining room with utility area, separate lounge, en suite master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Prices at Cathcart Gate currently range from £237,950 for the two-bedroom ‘Whitfield' house to £339,950 for a spacious four-bedroom ‘Cranbrook' townhouse. Hillreed Homes is offering its Winter Discounts promotion that could save up to £8,000 for buyers who can exchange contracts quickly, and a separate Part Exchange deal for those struggling to sell and existing property.
Hillreed Homes recently won a What House? Award for Best Development for its previous development in Kings Hill, Greenway, and has been involved in the growth of this new village from the very start.
The village has a wealth of amenities, including supermarkets, a range of shops, a school, doctor's surgery, David Lloyd sports centre, community centre, pub and well-reputed golf course. It's a popular choice for families and commuters, within a short drive or bus ride of West Malling station and regular services to and from central London and close to four motorways and a number of major roads. Nearby Maidstone has a wide selection of retail and leisure options for residents to enjoy.