This month, we've decided to hone in on one of our developments - Holborough Lakes - to give you a more in-depth look at what the homes here have to offer and how Holborough Lakes could be the ideal place for you. This exclusive community of homes features a residents' association which welcomes all new homeowners into the fold, so you're likely to feel settled here sooner than you might think.
Where is Holborough Lakes?
Holborough Lakes is situated in the heart of rural Kent, set next to a series of freshwater lakes and gorgeous green landscaping to create an appealing country escape. The development is within walking distance of the Snodland train station, meaning that London St Pancras is just over 40 minutes away, meaning commuters can enjoy a calmer atmosphere at home but still be close enough to central London for regular travel.
Key features of Holborough Lakes
There are plenty of fantastic features you'll find at Holborough Lakes that will mean you fall in love with life indoors and out, maximizing the most of each so you can embrace whatever lifestyle you desire. If you're keen on keeping fit then you'll want to make the most of the residents' gym - Holbody Fitness Gym - which can be found on the west side of the development. This means that you have easy access to all the gym equipment you need right on your doorstep, so you can work out at a time to suit you. You can also find trim trails and nature walks in and around the development where you can get your fill of outdoor exercise on those days with warmer weather.
High-spec houses & apartments
Within Holborough Lakes, you'll find The Waterview Apartments offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are designed to enhance modern living in the idyllic Kent countryside. The architecture of the apartments and houses here is inspired by traditional Kent influences and a transition to a New England style, with gabled roofs being a staple feature.
Inside the properties, you'll find that each aspect has been carefully considered to make the most of the abundant natural light in order to create vibrant living spaces for the whole family. The living and dining area is open plan so you can transition between uses with ease and configure your home to suit your tastes, while still retaining the spacious aesthetic Berkeley Group properties deliver. There are plenty of luxury finishes through the homes to complement your lifestyle, such as integrated appliances in the kitchen and well-appointed bathroom facilities in both the family bathroom and en-suites.
Bringing the community together
You'll find that Holborough Lakes is more than just a property development, with a thriving community bringing the residents together and plenty of local amenities to make use of. Benjamin Rabbit Nursery and Valley Invicta Primary School can both be found within the development, where any little ones can get access to nearby schools alongside other pupils from the development and local area. The village hall and village green play host to events all year round, from fitness classes to community celebrations, so you'll get to know the other residents in no time at all.
Things to do near Holborough Lakes
One of the many benefits to living in Holborough Lakes is that you can explore many different historic towns just a short distance away, like Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone, Rochester and Canterbury, each with their own distinctive character and unique history to discover. From old castles to imposing cathedrals, you'll find important landmarks from British history dotted around which can be fascinating to explore and get a bit closer to.
For those who favour the great outdoors, Kent Downs are close at hand when you want to delve into long nature walks or hikes, and there are several National Trust sites to the east. If getting onto the green with your set of clubs is more your thing, then you'll be pleased to find Cobtree Manor Park Golf Course and Bearsted Golf Club nearby for a casual game here and there.
When you fancy a spot of retail therapy or spending some time window shopping, the Bluewater retail centre is a short drive away with an extensive offering of popular high street stores, designer brands and restaurants to keep the whole family happy. If fine dining is more your scene then you can find some of Kent's more renowned restaurants over in West Walling and the nearby areas where you can sample some of the best dishes in the county.
If you're searching for your perfect new family home and think the Holborough Lakes looks like the right community for you, feel free to get in touch and organise a viewing. Selected properties in Holborough Lakes are eligible for the Help to Buy scheme, which might make securing your first home more straightforward than you previously thought. Or, if you like the look of Berkeley properties but want to know where else you can find them, take a look at our other property developments.