On Saturday 7thJuly, multi award-winning Housing Association Hyde New Homes launched The Elements – a unique community of two- to four-bedroom homes set at the west end of Herne Bay, available for sale and through the Help to Buy scheme.
Herne Bay gained prominence in the Victorian era as a resort town, home to the world’s first freestanding, purpose-built Clocktower, as well as a bustling promenade and pleasure pier. While the coastal retreat has since evolved into a thriving municipality, the area has maintained its traditional charm, making it a favourite of young families, commuting professionals, and first-time buyers alike.
Bordering the western bay – just five minutes’ walk from the seafront and the high street – The Elements is a collection of two, three and four- bedroom homes, each named to reflect an aspect of the town’s historic character. Located in the development’s northeast corner, Founders View houses three contemporary two-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom penthouse with prices starting at £240,000, while south-facing Carpenters Court has four two-bedroom apartments starting at £230,000. Boasting traditional facades and private gardens, a mix of three- and four- bedroom houses and townhomes at Millers Rest and Merchants Row offer the benefit of additional living space from £315,000 and £375,000, respectively.
For those interested in experiencing the natural elements, the area surrounding Herne Bay is a genuine treasure trove. In addition to the fishing and angling spots along the two-mile shingled beach, residents can visit nearby Whitstable and Lydd for kitesurfing and wakeboarding or travel slightly further afield and learn to surf at Botany Bay near Broadstairs. Heading inland, one can wander the forest at Blean or stroll down the coast and patrol the Roman ruins at Reculver.
Foodies can also expect a cocktail of culinary offerings, from vintage tea rooms like Alice and the Hatter, to the famed Casa Mia – the first British pizzeria to be certified by the Neapolitan Pizza Association. Likewise, seafood enthusiasts will relish a trip to neighbouring Whitstable for its annual Oyster Festival, as well as year-round hotspots Samphire, The Lobster Shack, and Whitstable Oyster Company. For live music, comedy, and dance from around the globe, residents can visit the historic King’s Hall theatre, built in 1903, while cinema buffs can enjoy both blockbusters and independent fare at the Kavanagh Cinema.
In addition to local connections to nearby Folkestone and Ramsgate, residents can travel to London’s St. Pancras and Victoria stations in under two hours via Southeastern’s High Speed service, making it feasible for commuters and the favourite of Londoners searching for affordable homes outside the Capitalor a second home on the coast.
According to Ofsted ratings, primary and secondary schools in Herne Bay are held in good account, with both the Herne Bay Church of England Junior and Infant Schools receiving Outstanding distinctions, perfect for young families looking to call the area their home.
Each home at The Elements is finished to a carefully considered specification, with contemporary interiors and modern fittings throughout. Kitchens include luxury vinyl flooring and integrated appliances, while white bathroom suites have large-format ceramic tiles across the floor and walls. For cyclists, there is a communal cycle storage at each of the apartment complexes and each house features its own timber shed that can be used similarly, with allocated parking for each property.
For further information or to visit our show home on site, please contact sales agent Miles and Barr on 0808 301 9529 or visit www.elements-hernebay.co.uk.
Nine two-bedroom apartments will be available for Shared Ownership in December 2018. You can register your interest at www.hydenewhomes.co.ukor by phone on 0345 606 1221.