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With temperatures soaring across the country, and more people discovering the natural beauty of the UK’s great outdoors, why not check out the vast array of outdoor summer activities available in Kent and East Sussex? Our stunning developments, The Nurseries, Lanthorne Place and Lillybank   all benefit from being nestled within the very heart of the South East’s most beautiful natural surroundings. Situated in Kent, widely known as the Garden of England, The Nurseries and Lanthorne Place are located moments from an array of stunning trails, landscapes and beaches to explore this summer. Our scenic site Lillybank located within the market town of Battle, East Sussex, also provides an impressive array of historic landmarks and gorgeous walking routes for residents to appreciate this summertime.

Stay Active in Sutton Valence

Located in the small town of Sutton Valence, just 8km South East of Maidstone, Kent, The Nurseries is ideally located for those who enjoy getting active as well as offering fantastic options for

Bearsted Woodland Trust

Bearsted Woodland Trust

family days out. Widely known as Kent’s events capital, Maidstone hosts an eclectic mix of shops and independent business on its pedestrian friendly high street.

For nature lovers, nearby Leeds Castle provides the perfect base for exploring Kent’s countryside and the flowing River Medway which lies at its heart, connecting Rochester and the Thames Estuary.

Mote Park Outdoor Adventure provides an exciting treetop Sky Trail and an off-trail Segway course for outdoor summer days that are jampacked with fun. For those who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground, the vast range of nearby parks such as Bearsted Woodland Trust and Cobtree Manor Park with its lake, and rolling greenery meet all leisure and exercise needs.

Broadstairs’ Beautiful Beaches

Stone Bay Beach

Stone Bay Beach

Lanthorne Place, located in Broadstairs, offers a variety of different activities, entertainment options and fascinating landmarks. With a sharp increase in the interest of coastal living, Lanthorne Place is the perfect place for those seeking a home in close proximity to some of the best coastlines the UK has on offer. One of the area’s most idyllic beaches, Stone Bay, is an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and has also recently received Blue Flag Status, a prestigious award given to coastal areas that meet the very highest levels of environmental cleanliness.

For relaxed summer days in the sun, residents may opt to spend some time on Viking Bay. Rated the best beach in Kent, it offers peaceful sandy shorelines, as well as idyllic sunsets during the evening. Viking Bay is within walking distance from Broadstairs town, and even closer from the beautiful homes at Lanthorne Place.

A little further along the coastline is Ramsgate which provides seaside walks, sandy beaches and exciting activities for the more adventurous, as well as a wide variety of independent restaurants, cafes and gift shops just a stone’s throw away from the seafront and harbour providing a delightful day out.

Explore Hastings’ Rich Heritage in Battle, East Sussex

Hastings Sea Front

Hastings Sea Front

Our new Sussex development, Lillybank is located in the historic town of Battle, a scenic and well-connected spot with a host of amenities perfect for the summer months.

From unique historical landmarks such as the 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey  rich in heritage, to expansive nature reserves, the town is bursting with options to suit everyone. The 31-mile long 1066 country walk, which showcases the steps William the Conqueror took for the Norman Conquest, is a great option for those seeking a challenge. For those who enjoy more of a peaceful stroll, try the Keane Trail or Walker’s Haven Circular Walk.

The annual Battle Festival, which has become a cultural gem for the town, is a wonderful option for families, couples and individuals alike.  The festival celebrates local art, music and talent and has a strong underlying commitment to educating and uniting the local community. Taking place on the High Street which is home to both renowned and local stories, the festival celebrates Battle’s diverse community and provides the perfect summer excursion.

Alternatively, the nearby town of Hastings benefits from Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, which provides visitors with large areas of woodland, beaches and cliff-top views to explore.

These are just a handful of the incredible options available throughout Kent and East Sussex. For those residing in these areas, the summer bucket list will be as long as the 1066 country walk!

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