At the same time as UK homebuyers' hunt for green space shows no signs of slowing down, many employers are planning to introduce a hybrid approach to working. As a result, the Garden of England has become a magnet for those seeking open air and gorgeous rural retreats but with some of the UK's best commuter connections into London for when the office beckons.
Located in the heart of the lush Kentish countryside is Paddock Wood's newest address, Foal Hurst Green, where Berkeley will be launching its latest collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes on Saturday 7th August. The homes are designed to keep up with the rigors of daily family life within a charming village setting - all with speedy, direct rail links to London.
Homes at Foal Hurst Green allow buyers to tap into the benefits of rural living while being within an easy reach of a wealth of amenities. Adjacent to the 29-acre Foal Hurst Woods, the new community is located within walking distance to the Paddock Wood town centre and train station, running regular services to London Bridge in just 41 minutes. With play areas, a five-acre nature reserve, natural landscaping, hedgerows, and a duck pond, Foal Hurst Green has a charming outlook for the inviting new neighbourhood.
The development will eventually see a wide range of homes designed to suit all types of buyers - from families to young professionals and retirees. High-speed broadband allows easy working from home and modern living within a quintessentially rural setting.
All homes are meticulously constructed to Berkeley's exacting standards, carefully crafted in a range of architectural styles befitting of its idyllic location. Ecology is woven into the fabric of the homes' design, with an overall net biodiversity gain across the site of 42% including energy-efficient fixtures alongside bat and bird boxes installed on buildings and trees to help manage and promote the rich ecological value of the site.
Internally all homes are contemporary and convenient, perfect for busy modern lives, featuring high specification kitchens and bathrooms. Spacious, open-plan living areas are designed with freedom and flexibility in mind, with full height windows that flood the spaces with natural daylight and provide access to private gardens (houses only). Bedrooms are a peaceful haven, with generous fitted wardrobes and ample storage to help keep family life tidy and organised.
Less than a mile from home is Paddock Wood town centre, a thriving rural community with a range of quality local establishments as well as a Waitrose for daily essentials. For more extensive options, Royal Tunbridge Wells is just 18 minutes' drive from home.
Education locally is first class, with four Ofsted-rated 'Good' and 'Outstanding' primary schools, and several well-regarded secondary, grammar and private schools within eight miles from home.
Prices for the new phase of homes at Foal Hurst Green will start from £435,000. For more information, visit www.berkeleygroup.co.uk.