House hunters are becoming increasingly attracted to ‘modern village life’ as they can benefit from fresh air, privacy and closeness to nature, without compromising on the modern conveniences the city offers. In order to appeal to the modern villager, the village must offer traditional rural elements including a local pub, an array of boutique shops and a village green together with public transport links, good broadband and mobile phone signal. In the highly sought after village of Headcorn in Kent, award-winning developer, Countryside is currently creating a stunning collection of 29 new homes ideal for those looking to become a connected countryside dweller.
Offering stylish three and four-bedroom family homes, Kingsbridge enjoys a stunning location overlooking the Weald of Kent. Situated on the edge of this charming village, the development is just half a mile from the town centre where commuters can benefit from regular direct trains into London Bridge in just under an hour. Villagers are also served by a variety of shops and services such as a bank, post office, two pubs, hairdressers, convenience stores, bakers and much more.
Emma Fearn, Associate Director for Sales and Marketing of Countryside’s New Homes and Communities South region comments: “With many house hunters looking to swap their city home for the clean air and privacy of a more rural location, it has become necessary for villages to move with the times and offer reliable transport links and good amenities right on its residents doorsteps. Prospective purchasers at Kingsbridge will be delighted to find that Headcorn enjoys all the modern village essentials.”
One of the outstanding properties at Kingsbridge, which is ready to move into, is the Bridewell; a four-bedroom detached home perfect for modern families. Priced at £535,000, the home is available through the Help to Buy scheme and Countryside is currently offering to pay the Stamp Duty on this home, if reserved before the end of May.
The light filled home benefits from a spacious kitchen, dining and family area with French doors opening onto the garden, as well as a separate generous sized living room and dining room. The home boasts a high specification with integrated appliances including fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and a compact oven.
On the second floor, The Bridewell features a spacious master bedroom with en suite and a further three spacious bedrooms, one of which could be used as a study. A family sized bathroom, also on this floor, features white sanitaryware with chrome taps for a slick finish and a double-ended bath with a rich walnut panel.
Surrounded by the beautiful Wealden landscape, Kingsbridge offers plenty of opportunity to take in the fresh air. Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is less than 15 miles from the development boasting family cycle routes, an adventure trail and play areas for both adults and children to let off steam. Other outdoor leisure includes Clare Park in Maidstone for escaping in a scenic woodland setting and Bewl Water, located near Lamberhurst.
Headcorn is located just nine miles from Maidstone town centre and 14 miles from Ashford, which offers fast trains to London St Pancras in just 38 minutes. It also has its own mainline railway station, a half a mile walk from Kingsbridge, with direct trains to London in just over one hour. Surrounding towns include Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden and Tonbridge for further nearby travel and shopping opportunities.