Escape to the Country

Hawkhurst Meadow is a stunning new development comprising of 18 private houses, in Kent area of natural beauty ..

According to the latest research by Knight Frank, choosing to reside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) comes with a 32% price premium, a figure which is set to rise following the Government’s announcement to create more AONBs as part of its ‘Green Industrial Revolution’. For house-hunters looking to get in quickly and purchase a new home surrounded by some of the most attractive scenery in Britain, luxury homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes is preparing to launch Heartenoak Meadows, a new collection of boutique properties, set in the heart of the High Weald AONB, Kent.

Set just a short walk from the quaint village of Hawkhurst, just 12 miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Heartenoak Meadows comprises a hamlet of 28 properties. The 18 private homes range in size from three to five bedrooms, each property will feature an outstanding specification whilst charmingly complimenting the surrounding countryside with a modern take on traditional Kent architecture.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “At Millwood, we are passionate about building in areas where our future residents will enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and Heartenoak Meadows definitely fits into this category. Surrounded by the stunning High Weald, the location combines semi-rural living whilst still in close proximity to the amenities available in vibrant town of Tunbridge Wells. We are really looking forward to launching this brilliant new development in the new year.”

Set along a ridge many homes have been positioned to look out onto green space , adjacent to which are communal meadow and pond and with access into the fields beyond, the homes at Heartenoak Meadows offer the epitome of peaceful countryside living.

Situated at the entrance to the development, The Beddington is a detached five-bedroom home, perfect for accommodating busy family lifestyles. On entering the property, a long hallway leads into a cloakroom and spacious traditional living room to the left, complete with a brick fireplace and wood burning stove for added comfort. The hallway leads into a large kitchen/breakfast/family space offering the perfect hub of the home, complete with integrated appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, full height fridge and freezer, and a wine cooler for added luxury. Upstairs, the sumptuous master bedroom benefits from two double fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a white suite and chrome fittings, whilst the spacious second bedroom also enjoys en-suite facilities. Three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and plenty of cupboard storage space complete the upper floor. The Beddington also enjoys a detached double garage with electronically operated doors, as well as beautiful landscaped front and rear gardens for all the family to enjoy.

For everyday amenities, Heartenoak Meadows is conveniently placed within walking distance to Hawkhurst High Street which offers a Waitrose, Tesco Metro, post office and pharmacy. This picturesque village also offers a variety of cafes, country pubs such as The Queen’s Inn or The Eight Bells, and a luxury digital cinema, Kino, complete with its own bar for relaxed film viewings. Further afield, Royal Tunbridge Wells is home to a wide variety of well-known high street retailers, as well as restaurants such as Giggling Squid, Pizza Express and Wagamama.

For golf enthusiasts, Hawkhurst Golf and Squash Club is a 4 minute drive away and, for anglers, Hawkhurst Fish Farm has a beautiful collection of lakes filled with carp and catfish.

Ideal for families, Heartenoak Meadows is perfectly placed in walking distance to three local schools; Hawkhurst CofE Primary School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and independent facilities Marlborough House School and St Ronan’s School. For weekend adventures with the whole family, the award-winning Bedgebury Forest is a 10 minute drive away, where all members of the family can navigate their way around bike trails, tree-top courses and zip lines.

Heartenoak Meadows is also well-served by fantastic transport links across the South East. Nearby Etchingham Station, just a 15 minute drive away, offers direct services into London Charing Cross in a speedy 1 hour 16 minutes, as well as regular services into Maidstone and out towards the South Coast. By road, the nearby A229 and A29 connect residents to coastal destinations such as Rye and Camber, and Gatwick Airport can be reached in just 56 minutes, for seamless holiday journeys.

Prices at Heartenoak Meadows are to be confirmed. For further information on the development or to register your interest, please visit www.millwooddesignerhomes.co.uk or call 01732 770991.

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