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Bespoke Luxury Family Homes For Sale In Kent

Posted 25 March 2021 by Keith Osborne

There are some exceptional one-off luxurious houses at developments in the heart of beautiful Kent countryside...

Family home purchasers searching for something special in Kent right now are in luck, with a couple of unique opportunities for a luxury house in a sought-after destination.

Something that is unlike any of the neighbours can make a home especially appealing. One-off designs are often located in one of the development’s prime plots and provide a chance for buyers to reflect their own style and personality.

Pentland Homes has a collection of bespoke country homes available at Radstone Gate in the charming village of Stelling Minnis, situated in the heart of the North Downs yet only a 20-minute drive from Canterbury.

Of the 21 houses, 18 are completely unique designs inspired by Kent’s heritage, including the elegant four-bedroom ‘Oxlip’ at £750,000. Spread over 2,026 sq ft, this detached home combines timber wrapping to the façade of the garage and master bedroom with a traditional brick frontage. Immediately to the right upon entering the home, residents are greeted by a well-sized study. To the rear of the ground floor can be found the family area and kitchen which leads onto the walled, turfed garden through bifold doors. There is also a separate lounge equipped with a real log burner and oak-framed doors, as well as a cloakroom.

Upstairs, the bedrooms enjoy idyllic views of the surrounding fields and greenery. The master suite features built-in wardrobes with sliding doors and has an adjoining en suite bathroom, fitted with ceramic floors, contemporary white sanitaryware, thermostatic chrome showers and mirrored vanity units. The other three bedrooms are all doubles, with an en suite to bedroom two, and there’s also a four-piece family bathroom.

The standard specification of this and other homes at Radstone Gate include oak joinery, quartz worktops and real log burners, underfloor heating to the ground floor, gas fired central heating, low-energy LED lighting, USB charger points, intruder alarms, TV and BT points, double glazing. All homes, bar one, have a single or double garage with lighting and power pre-installed.

Stelling Minnis has roots dating back to Roman times. The name stems from the old English term ‘stelling’, meaning cattle shelter, while a ‘minnis’ was an ancient common, used as pastureland by cows and sheep. These days, there’s a thriving local community, with annual fêtes, a Christmas fair and flower show. Several nearby sports clubs cater for those looking to enjoy tennis, golf and bowls, equestrian and yoga, whilst local amenities include a village shop, pub, post office, village hall, primary school. Canterbury offers many options for shopping and relaxing.

Prices at the sought-after development begin from £680,000 for a three-bedroom detached house with double garage, sizeable rear garden and off-road parking for two cars. Part-Exchange and Help-to-Sell are available. Find out more about current Pentland Homes developments.

‘The Alexandra’‘The Alexandra’

With many of us gearing up to host our friends and family again, through family meals, birthday celebrations or just ‘end-of-lockdown’ parties, owning a perfectly versatile home is crucial to making it a celebration to remember. Ticking all the boxes for a party pad, and ready to move into for summer 2021, is ‘The Alexandra’, a one-off six-bedroom property at The Maltings, a rural development in Biddenden, close to the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Philip Brown, sales and marketing director at Millwood Designer Homes, commented: “We are all looking forward to reuniting with our friends and family, and making up for all the celebrations we have missed over the past year. This summer is set to be filled with BBQs and family parties; something that ‘The Alexandra’ at The Maltings can perfectly cater for. It is the ideal home for modern family life and, with flexible open-plan living spaces and a stunning private garden, homeowners will find everything they need to offer guests a relaxing environment for formal or informal entertaining.”

Encompassing a luxurious boutique style, The Alexandra’ is a gated detached property with expansive, easily-adaptable living spaces meaning guests will not be confined to just one area. On the ground floor, a spacious drawing room is at the front of the property with a brick fireplace and French doors opening onto the rear garden, offering the perfect place for welcome drinks before guests enjoy dinner in the separate dining room, also with French doors to the garden. The open-plan breakfast/family/kitchen room is the ideal space for socialising, accompanied by bi-fold doors which provide a seamless transition into the large rear garden, perfect for summer BBQs. The kitchen comes complete with plenty of space to cook for guests and a number of integrated appliances including two full-height fridge/freezers, dishwasher a wine cooler and Blanco Hot Tap. A spacious cloakroom, study and a utility room are added bonuses to the ground floor, offering extra storage space for guests’ belongings.

Upstairs is an elegant master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. Three further spacious bedrooms, one with an en suite and two with fitted wardrobes, alongside a family bathroom, complete the first floor. The second floor is the perfect place for visiting guests, with two large double bedrooms, one with a fitted wardrobe, and a shower room for guests to enjoy comfort away from the rest of the house.

Biddenden is home to a striking collection of medieval architecture and the quaint high street benefits from a variety of shops, pubs and the 20-year old Michelin star family-run restaurant, The West House. Residents at The Maltings can bask in the surrounding nature with over 20 acres of open space at the Biddenden Millennium Field Nature Reserve, or enjoy a brisk dog walk or horse ride in the 368 hectares of woodland at nearby Hemsted Forest.

Ashford International station is a 25-minute drive away, with High Speed and Eurostar services, and Headcorn station just four miles away, connecting to Canterbury (39 minutes) and the south coast of Dover (49 minutes). By road, the A262 and A229 are close by and lead to the M20 where the wider motorway network can be accessed.

The starting price for ‘The Alexandra’ is £1.29million. Currently, three- and four-bedroom homes at The Maltings start at £450,000 and £735,000 respectively. Find out more at www.millwooddesignerhomes.co.uk.


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