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New homes to buy off-plan in Matfield

Properties to suit first-time buyers, downsizers and everything in between

With homeworking here to stay, the post-lockdown trend of buyers racing to find spacious homes with bigger gardens is showing no sign of stopping, according to Hamptons. Those looking to join their ranks may be interested in Fernham Homes’ new Rosewood Place development in Matfield, where a collection of 27 three-, four- and five-bedroom houses are now available with reservations being taken off-plan.

Set in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the homes provide an idyllic setting in the Kent countryside.

With 10 different house types on offer, Rosewood Place is suited to buyers at all stages of life, from first-time buyers to growing families and downsizers. The properties combine local features such as weatherboarding and decorative clay tiles with contemporary interiors, complete with open plan kitchens, integrated Bosch appliances, and en-suites to master bedrooms, some homes also benefit from an additional en-suite on the second bedroom.

“Matfield is a beautiful location, offering a village community while still providing easy access to bigger towns such as Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and London via road and train.”

Paul Rosbrook, operations director at Fernham Homes

The small village of Matfield offers a quiet, rural lifestyle. It is home to a village hall with a range of clubs and societies, and for those interested in sport there are cricket, football, tennis, and bowls clubs, as well as five golf courses within a 10-mile radius. The countryside setting also means walking, cycling and horse-riding are popular with locals.

Shops and amenities

A range of shops and local amenities, including a Waitrose supermarket, can be found in nearby Paddock Wood, along with a station offering services to London Bridge in just more than 40 minutes. The slightly further afield town of Tunbridge Wells is host to high fashion and independent stores, as well as numerous cafes, bars, and restaurants. It is also home to two major theatres, a multiplex cinema, art galleries and a museum, making it the perfect place for a day out with the family.

Both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge offer rail services to London Bridge in 45 minutes, while those who prefer to drive can reach the M25 and M26 via the A21, and for frequent flyers Gatwick Airport is just 40 miles away.

Rosbrook continues: “We are currently selling the homes at Rosewood Place off-plan. While it may seem a daunting prospect to purchase a home without seeing it ‘in real life’, there are many perks to the process. Purchasing off-plan gives potential homeowners the chance to be far more involved in the build process, giving them the opportunity to be directly involved in selecting the internal finishing touches and buyers are more likely to get first pick of their favourite plots.”

Nature areas

In addition to the new homes at Rosewood Park, developer Fernham Homes is also creating a number of dedicated nature areas, which will enhance the existing habitats and encourage new ones to grow. The development will include grassland to help create eco-diversity and encourage local wildlife, with a children’s activity area also included once complete in Summer 2023.

Homes at Rosewood Place are available to buy off-plan, with prices available on application. To make an appointment please visit www.fernham-homes.co.uk or call 01622 230361.

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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