A rural renaissance: Everything Saxon Fields has to offer

Homes with green space set to grow in popularity in a post COVID landscape ..

Leading Kent housebuilder, Pentland Homes, has recorded a significant increase in enquiries for homes with good garden space or within close proximity to large green open spaces. One of its most popular developments with prospective purchasers looking for more outside space is Saxon Fields, a significant 111-acre scheme comprising 750 new homes.

The Art-Deco inspired properties, each with gardens, range from two-bedroom homes for £347,000 to three-bedroom homes £435,000 and four-bedroom detached homes on the market for £600,000.

The distinct Art-Deco architecture at Saxon Fields provides a unique character for the development and the local area. Designs feature brick façades with clear geometric lines and contemporary accents. Purchasers can choose between two, and three-bedroom semi- detached homes and three and four bedroom detached homes, spanning 936 sq ft to 1,919 sq ft.

The interiors of the show home have been dressed by Phoenix Interior Design, with living spaces forming the heart of the ground floors. Dependent on the individual homes, some offer an open plan kitchen-living space, or a reception / study and separate kitchen-family room. The living space in the homes open out onto spacious gardens in all homes, perfect for a family BBQ in the sun.

Once complete, Saxon Fields will deliver a wide array of on-site facilities including a new primary school, shops, offices, cricket pitch, allotments, meadows and parkland, providing essential elements newly appreciated by the wider population. Karrina Oki, Sales and Marketing Director at Pentland Homes, comments: “It is unsurprising that after nine weeks of being strictly housebound, that people are now questioning the spaces they live in. Saxon Fields is a great option for a range of different buyers looking for a change in life. The architectural style of homes at Saxon Fields and variety of typologies on offer means there is something for everyone, from first time buyers, professionals, growing families to downsizers.

Bordered by rolling countryside, farmland, mature woodland and the occasional vineyard, Saxon Fields sits to the south of one of Kent’s most historically significant cities, Canterbury. For those looking for a move to the countryside, whilst also being a stone’s throw away from some of the best schools in the Home Counties / the UK and a culture filled city, Saxon Fields is the place for them. Canterbury, which has been occupied since Paleolithic times, was made famous by the ribald 14 th Century tales of Geoffrey Chaucer and is packed full of cultural wonders. As England’s ecclesiastical capital, Canterbury is a city steeped in history and its world-famous cathedral, where Thomas Becket was martyred in 1170, has UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

The city is still partially enclosed by a Roman wall and the high street, named as one of the economically healthiest in the country, is lined with Grade II listed Medieval and Georgian architecture. Shops and restaurants range from decadent chocolate cafés, to health vegan brunch spots, wine bars, boutique clothing shops and high street staples. As well as shops, the city centre also offers bags of cultural experiences, with the modern Marlowe Theatre, Gulbenkian arts centre’s theatre and cinema.

In addition to its humming high street, Canterbury is home to a number of excellent educational institutions. The city has three universities; the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of the Creative Arts. As well as it’s universities, Canterbury is also home to an excellent collection of both state, grammar and independent schools, that have either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings. It also claims have the oldest school in the world, King’s School, with origins dating back to 597AD. This makes a move to Saxon Fields, a smart one for all the family.

Surrounding Canterbury, open space is plentiful. Blean Woods National Nature Reserve and Kent Downs are all on the doorstep of Saxon Fields. In addition, for those in the family who love the seaside, the oyster famous town of Whitstable is just a ten minute drive and the characterful seaside town of Herne Bay is just two miles to the east.

On the southern border of the city, Saxon Fields has an exceptional on-site community, including shops, offices, a new school, wildlife corridors and cricket pitch. Homeowners will get a real sense of space at Saxon Fields – something that lockdown has evidentially made buyers aware of – with plenty of open green areas, meadows and children’s play parks. Properties at Saxon Fields start from £347,000 and the first homes were completed in February 2020.

For further sales information, please contact Pentland Homes on Tel: 01227 490228 or email: saxonfields@pentlandhomes.co.uk / www.pentlandhomes.co.uk

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