Blending suburban living with the natural delights of rural life thanks to the 55 hectare Keston Common, Keston offers the perfect setting for contemporary living. It is in the heart of this community that Millgate has undertaken the sympathetic restoration of a historic 19th-century manor house (Forest Lodge), gently converting the building into seven superb two-bedroom apartments. A further five two-bedroom apartments, along with a single one-bedroom apartment have been created in the delicately restored, adjoining Alder House.
Collectively known as Water’s Edge, due to their location at Keston Ponds, the apartments enjoy an impressive exterior that is packed with gable roofs, towering chimney stacks and the classic Tudor decorative half-timbering. Inside, the apartments exude modern luxury. Spacious, open plan kitchen and living spaces are ideally suited to family life, with integrated Siemens appliances and gorgeous, hand-painted shaker style units.
Bathrooms are bright, stylish and full of light, while master bedrooms enjoy superior features such as dressing rooms, spacious en-suites and built-in storage.
Sales and Marketing Director for Millgate, Jonathan Cranley comments: “Keston is the best of both worlds on the London borders, yet in Kent. It is delightfully leafy and rural, yet is just 4 miles from the heart of Bromley with its buzzy town centre, shops and entertainment. All of our buyers so far have been attracted by the peace and quiet of this development and love the historical links to the past. At Water’s Edge, we’ve provided a superb quality of living in a tranquil area, offering the best of the rural lifestyle and yet within half an hour of London Victoria.”
Trains to London Victoria run regularly from nearby Bromley South station, while Orpington station provides easy access to Europe via Ashford International. The M25 is also within easy reach, just seven miles from Keston.
Buyers drawn to Keston from Bromley can delight in the village’s peaceful setting and rich history. Keston itself pre-dates Bromley, having been used as a camp during Roman times. In fact, Iron Age encampments existed there as early as 3000 BC. Today, the village honours its historic origins while providing a fantastic setting for contemporary living – just as the apartments at Water’s Edge do.
Set within two acres of tranquil, landscaped grounds overflowing with shrubs, flowers and mature trees, it is easy for those living at Water’s Edge to forget how near they are to the amenities and leisure pursuits of both Bromley and central London. Natural beauty is in abundance in the surrounding area as well, with Keston Common, Ravensbourne Open Space and High Elms Country Park all within easy reach.
Apartments at Water’s Edge are priced from £525,000 for a two-bedroom home. The Water’s Edge show home is open from Wednesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 5 pm. For further information, please visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk
By Paul Godbold