Ditch the City-Life and Head to Radstone Gate in the Garden of England

Ditch the City-Life and Head to Radstone Gate in the Garden of England

Fed up with cramped confines and the lack of greenery city-life offers? Why not head to Kent, the Garden of England and start truly enjoying life at Radstone Gate where you can have a brand new home, double the size of the average city property and for a lot less money!

This year’s woes have caused 100,000s of people to re-evaluate their lives. Let’s be honest, and it’s something we’ve all said at one time or another, “life really is too short”. We appreciate that some people enjoy city-life, and others are forced to embrace it through a wide range of reasons. But if the only reason is you feel it adds to your status and you’re honestly not enjoying it, why not move?

There are so many obvious reasons why you should be making the move out of a built-up urban area. And a certain something in the air this year has added another. There are countless new developments popping up in some smashing areas around the country, and for this article, we’re looking at just one of them, Radstone Gate in Kent.

Kitchen Family room in one of the Radstone Gate properties

About Radstone Gate
As we mentioned above, the homes at Radstone Gate in Stelling Minnis are double the size of the average London property. And for those seeking a better quality of life, you’ll be pleased to know the development is set in a picturesque village nestled on the Kent Downs and it’s a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.

For those worrying that you’ll be too remote to continue with your everyday life, don’t! Getting from A to B is quite straightforward with numerous high-speed train links to London in under an hour from Canterbury and Folkestone stations. Ashford International Station also runs Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels in under two hours.

A garden at one of the Radstone Gate properties

One major thing you will need to get used to is space! All of the remaining three, four and five-bedroom homes are detached, have garages and en-suites, plus large gardens designed to not be overlooked. The homes range in size from 1,506 sq. ft. to 2,904 sq. ft. and are available from £650,000. To make the move even simpler, Part-Exchange and Help-to-Sell are also available.

One of the house styles at Radstone Gate

The majority of the house types available at Radstone Gate are completely unique in style, which is a rarity amongst New-Build developments. When compared to the size of the average London property of 861 sq. ft. those at Radstone Gate are on average more than double the size.

All of the homes at Radstone Gate are built using energy-efficient materials. The bricks, tiles and timber are authentic to the regional architecture and this attention to detail extends to the interior with an all-important real log burner, designer kitchens by Roma and traditional oak joinery.

Log burner in one of the living rooms

Internally residents can expect a modern twist on country living and the highest quality of craftsmanship throughout, including real log burners, traditional oak joinery and designer kitchens by Roma. If you’re planning to work from home and depending on the plot you choose, there’s a study/playroom which would be ideal for use as an office along with a lounge/dining room and open plan kitchen-family room.

Upstairs, the bedrooms enjoy idyllic views of the surrounding fields and greenery. The master suites feature built-in wardrobes with sliding doors and have adjoining en-suite bathrooms. These come with ceramic floors, contemporary white sanitaryware, thermostatic chrome showers and mirrored vanity units.

The local area
Stelling Minnis is a charming village with roots dating back to Roman times. The name stems from the old English term ‘stelling’, meaning cattle shelter, while a ‘Minnis’ was an ancient common used as pastureland by cows and sheep. The village boasts a thriving local community, with annual fêtes, a Christmas fair and flower show. Several nearby sports clubs cater for those looking to enjoy tennis, golf and bowls, equestrian and yoga, whilst local amenities include a village shop, pub, post office, village hall, primary school.

Where to shop
Radstone Gate combines the bliss of rural life with the proximity to some of the south’s most attractive and vibrant towns and cities. Canterbury is a 20-minute drive away, the historic cathedral city offering an abundance of restaurants, bars and shops, including Fenwicks department store, whilst nearby Ashford Designer Outlet offers further opportunities for retail therapy.

Properties at Radstone Gate are available from £650,000. For further sales information, visit www.pentlandhomes.co.uk.

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Natasha Godbold

Creative Director / Writer

Natasha is a co-founder of Luxurious Magazine® and has undertaken the role of Creative Director. She is a keen photographer and regularly accompanies Paul on hotel and restaurant reviews. Born in Moscow, Natasha like her husband Paul has experienced living in multiple countries around the world. She is bi-lingual and has degrees in English Language and English Literature. Natasha covers all aspect of the luxury industry in her work. Her hobbies include health and fitness, culture and learning about nature and animal welfare.

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