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A new study from Good Move has named Canterbury as one of the country’s top hotspots for first-time buyers . The Kent city is already known across the UK and beyond for its historic cathedral and its superb academic credentials. Now, it is increasingly being recognised as a key property hotspot as well, thanks to its thriving local culture and easy access to London – points which are certainly not lost on buyers of Millwood Homes’ popular Polo Field development.

The brand new three, four and five-bedroom homes at Polo Field provide the perfect setting for family life, offering open plan, flexible living space that has been designed to suit modern lifestyles. The homes enjoy a picturesque rural location less than three miles from the outstanding array of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities to be found in Canterbury city centre. The location has been a particular draw for buyers, as has the high specification of the luxurious family homes.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Canterbury is increasingly being recognised for its potential as a top London commuter hotspot, as well as being a highly desirable location in its own right. In late 2018 it topped LendInvest’s ranking of the top 10 postcodes for capital gains, while 2019 has already seen it ranked as the UK’s fourth best location for first-time buyers. It’s the ideal setting for attractive, spacious family homes, as reflected by the high level of interest shown in Polo Field, where over 60% of the homes have already sold.”

With a fastest journey time from Canterbury to London of just 53 minutes, Polo Field offers an excellent base for commuters. This is likely one of the reasons that Canterbury is enjoying the highest inward migration rate of all Kent districts . The 18 homes at Polo Field have been thoughtfully designed for contemporary living. With many properties, the heart of the home is its open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room, with integrated Siemens appliances. Traditional touches blend seamlessly with modern features, such as brick fireplaces with wood-burning stoves in a selection of homes.

Upstairs, bedrooms and bathrooms are generously proportioned. Master bedrooms with en-suites, dressing areas and fitted wardrobes convey a sense of elegance and serenity. Many homes also feature second bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, ensuring that they work equally well as guest rooms or rooms for older children.

As well as the delights of Canterbury, Polo Field provides easy access to the village of Littlebourne, with its village shop, OFSTED Outstanding primary school and post office. Meanwhile, the Polo Farm Sports Club – the base of Canterbury Hockey Club – is accessible on foot.

It is this blend of local, rural life with easy access to London that has attracted many buyers to the Canterbury area. The nearby A2 and M2 motorways make accessing London by road just as easy as it is by train, with servicing running from Canterbury West to London St Pancras in under an hour, and trains to London Victoria and Charing Cross take approximately ninety minutes. The ports of Dover and Folkestone can also be reached in just half an hour via the Channel Tunnel.

Prices at Polo Field start from £450,000 for a three-bedroom home and selected plots are available with Help to Buy. For more information please visit or call the sales team on 01227 490 227.