Those who have access to the great outdoors are said to have better mental health, so it is little wonder that homes with luscious gardens and surrounding green open spaces are in high demand. According to new research by the University of Oxford, natural neighbourhoods, with plenty of fauna and flora, improves stress levels of local residents. For house hunters seeking their own green haven in Kent, Ashberry Homes’ new development, Victoria Gardens in Wouldham, part of Peters Village, enjoys stunning greenscapes, in a village setting.
The development will consist of one and two-bedroom apartments and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses, where residents will also enjoy idyllic countryside vistas and views out to Peters Pit Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), managed by Natural England and the Kent Wildlife Trust. Prospective buyers can visit the development and explore the surrounding area in September, when the first phase of 20 homes will be released for sale, including two-bedroom coach houses and three and four-bedroom houses.
The developer will later add a total of 87 of its distinct homes to the consortium village that currently has 625 plots planned. Future phases will take the overall number of homes at Peters Village to over 1,000. The Victoria Gardens development, built on the banks of the River Medway, sits on the former industrial site previously known as Peters Pit and Peters Lime & Cement Works. Ashberry will also create a Local Area of Play (LAP) at the centre of the site, available for use by all residents.
Emma Hamlett, Sales Director at Ashberry Homes, comments: “Our homes have been designed to make the most of the open countryside and outdoor space available. It is rare to be so close to a Site of Specific Interest too, so prospective homeowners with a love for the outdoors and wildlife will be particularly happy here.
“Victoria Gardens is a tranquil spot, also idea for commuters, who will enjoy coming home after a day in the bustling capital. We look forward to welcoming interested purchasers to our site to see for themselves our stylish new on offer.”
The houses will be complemented with black and white weatherboarding and inside will include open plan living spaces, modern kitchens and bathrooms and a selection of fitted wardrobe types to the master bedrooms. All homes come with car parking and a private rear garden.
Peters Pit SSSI and the local area includes rare flora and fauna, including the Marsh Mallow Moth – one of only two sites in the UK where it can be found – Great Crested Newt, Adonis Blue butterfly and various orchids.
The properties are well located to benefit from local amenities including a supermarket and other shops planned at Peters Village, as well as existing facilities in nearby Wouldham village. Peters Village will also include a community centre, medical centre, and office space.
A larger selection of high street stores and supermarkets are a short drive away in nearby Aylesford and Rochester while the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre in Greenhithe is 25 minutes away by car. There are two golf courses nearby, while the Buckmore Park International Outdoor Kart Circuit is a 10-minute drive away.
For families, there are several well-regarded local schools including primary schools at Burham, Eccles and Halling, plus Aylesford School Sports College. A new primary school also opened in Peters Village itself early this year.
Ideal for commuters, Peters Village is only 19 minutes by train from high-speed services into London via Ebbsfleet International Station. Eurostar high-speed rail services into Europe can also be accessed here. Several major roads are easily accessible too: the A228 connects with the development via Peters Bridge, an all-new crossing linking the new community on the Medway’s east bank with those on the west. Other important routes include the M2 and the M20 motorways, feeding into the M25 or to Europe via Dover ferries or the Channel Tunnel near Folkestone.
To register your interest for the launch on Saturday 8thSeptember, where buyers can reserve a plot, email email@example.com call 0845 548 8136.