This May, the next chapter of a sought-after new countryside address has come to market. Set amid historic woodland, a nature reserve and sprawling meadows in Kent’s Paddock Wood, Foal Hurst Green has drawn significant demand since its launch last summer with its first phase now sold.
A rare combination of traditionally styled apartments and houses in a rich rural, yet well-connected, setting has met the wish list of a range of buyers from first time buyers, families starting out and upsizing, and downsizers keen to stay local but with a lower maintenance home.
Meadow Quarter at Foal Hurst Green introduces brand new three, four and five-bedroom homes, set between Foal Hurst Wood nature reserve and a picturesque duck pond and bandstand at the heart of the neighbourhood.
The houses cleverly blend modern design and flexible live/work interiors, inclusive of high-speed broadband, with striking classic architecture echoing traditional Kentish styles with a variety of bold black and white weatherboarding and classic red brick. All homes are designed to be contemporary and convenient, perfect for busy modern lives, featuring flexible open plan living spaces and high specification kitchens complete with Silestone worktops and fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Bathrooms are cool and contemporary with crisp white sanitaryware and modern tiling. High speed broadband allows effortless working from home.
Foal Hurst Green is carefully designed as a complementary extension of the adjacent 29-acre Foal Hurst Wood, retaining much of the natural landscape including mature trees and hedgerows, alongside the establishment of a new five-acre nature reserve connecting to the woodland and creating a home for local wildlife. A peaceful duck pond, bandstand, and play areas form the centrepiece of the site – a charming outlook and a focus for the inviting neighbourhood.
Ecology is woven into the fabric of Foal Hurst Green with an overall net biodiversity gain across the site of 42%. Bat and bird boxes are installed on selected buildings and trees as part of an ongoing site-wide management programme that will actively manage and promote its rich ecological value.
Less than a mile from home is Paddock Wood town centre, a thriving rural community with a range of quality local establishments such as a popular family-run butcher, independent florists, farm shops and a veterinary practice, as well as a Waitrose for daily essentials. Putlands Sports and Leisure Centre is located within walking distance for leisure facilities, with a fully equipped gym, fitness studios and sports hall. For more extensive options, Royal Tunbridge Wells is just 18 minutes’ drive from home, and Bluewater shopping centre, one of the largest malls in the country, is 42 minutes away by car.
Education locally is first class, making Foal Hurst Green perfect for families. Within eight miles are four Ofsted-rated Good and Outstanding primary schools, including Paddock Wood Primary School just half a mile from home. In addition, there is a selection of well-regarded secondary, grammar and private schools, notably the world-famous Skinners School and Tonbridge School.
Commuters can find an ideal home at Foal Hurst Green, with frequent, direct rail services to London Bridge in 41 minutes. Trains also run to Ashford International for connections to the East Kent coast via Canterbury, as well as directly to Folkstone and Dover. By road, the A228 provides connections to the M20 and A21, both of which join with the M25. International travel is easily accessible from Gatwick Airport, just 50 minutes’ drive away.
Prices at Meadow Quarter at Foal Hurst Green start from £495,000 for a three-bedroom house and two bedroom apartments from £355,000. For more information, visit www.foalhurstgreen.co.uk.