This October saw the launch of the most prized positioned homes at Berkeley Homes' award winning development, Holborough Lakes in Kent. Set on the fringes of an eight-acre freshwater lake, Lakeside introduces a collection of houses and apartments with some of the most impressive views in the county.
Set in a picturesque enclave with the North Kent Downs as a backdrop, Holborough Lakes is a remarkably attractive new neighbourhood, situated just outside Halling, less than an hour from central London. With two thirds of the now complete and over 450 residents calling it home, Holborough Lakes is a bustling community complete with its own village hall, leisure facilities, nursery and Valley Invicta primary school.
The highly anticipated new Lakeside collection comprises a choice of three, four and five bedroom houses in a broad choice of styles, alongside a range of two bedroom apartments. Stretching along the development's lakeside boundary, homes enjoy the most prestigious location within the heart of Holborough Lakes, and views across the water to the woodland beyond.
Like all properties across Holborough Lakes, the newly launched homes have been thoughtfully designed to reflect the heritage of location and create a distinctive identity for the neighbourhood. Lakeside blends traditional Kentish architecture with New England-style elegance - a style befitting of its waterside setting. Red brick and steeped pitched roofs are teamed with white timber cladding and glass-fronted balconies.
Combining historic character with modern living, interiors offer light and generously sized living spaces and individually-designed kitchens, with each home finished to an impressive specification, from stainless and brushed steel finishes and integrated Bosch appliances in the kitchen, through to thoughtful built-in wardrobes in the master bedrooms. The collection includes a total of eleven individual property styles, each designed to maximise the breath-taking views, many of which feature private gardens and balconies.
Outdoor living at its finest
The tranquil freshwater lake - the centrepiece of the neighbourhood - offers not only exceptional views, but also a host of activities. Home to The Nemes Diving and Watersports Academy, residents can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, open water swimming and even scuba diving with its PADI five-star dive centre.
Situated within the heart of Kent - also known as the Garden of England - residents of Holborough Lakes are well-placed to enjoy the Kentish countryside, including the country's two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Kent Downs and High Wield.
Enhancing the outdoor lifestyle at Holborough Lakes are two trim trails and activity paths, leading down to the lakeside, as well as a private residents' gym.
From country to city
Holborough Lakes offers the opportunity to enjoy the luxuries of a rural retreat as a lifestyle, with superb connections across Kent, to London and beyond. London-based professionals can escape from the city every day with a train commute from St Pancras International of just 45 minutes, and from Stratford International in only 37 minutes, via the HS1 link.
Locally, West Malling offers residents a traditional town centre with chic boutiques and high street essentials, with Maidstone also a short distance away, and Bluewater Shopping Centre approximately 14 miles away.
Karrina Oki, sales and marketing director, Berkeley Homes, comments: "Homes at Holborough Lakes offer the best of luxury countryside living, with all the benefits of the Capital within easy reach. Enveloped by woodland and the North Kent Downs, it really does feel like a world away. It has proven popular with those relocating from both London and other areas of Kent, as well as young families and downsizers. There is a real sense of community now - children playing on the green and lots of activities in the Village Hall.
The properties at Lakeside are particularly special with their waterside setting and panoramic views. With such an idyllic location and great connectivity, the homes are perfect as either a weekend bolthole or as a full time base for the family."
The Lakeside collection launched on Saturday 01 October 2016 with prices starting from £300,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. First completions are summer 2017. For further information, call 01634244666 or visit www.holboroughlakes.co.uk.