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With summer fast approaching, many people in Britain are preparing their gardens for the enjoyment of warmer days ahead. With this in mind, a Stockholm-based study recently revealed that regular gardening could significantly cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and showed that gardening was in fact just as effective as training for marathons and can prolong life expectancy by as much as 30 per cent. Green fingered house buyers wanting to get their hands dirty in a large garden with lots of planting potential should look to luxury property developer, Millwood Designer Homes’ Bell Orchard development in St Mary’s Platt, Kent where Wismer House offers a beautiful garden for residents to get stuck into.

Wismer House, offers a private ‘secret’ garden, where residents have their own space in which they can plant a beautiful display of flowers to create their very own personalised green area at the back of their home. Backing on to an open meadow field, residents can enjoy picturesque views of the stunning countryside from their garden.

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “Bell Orchard is located in such a beautiful village and we wanted to offer buyers enough space both internally and externally, giving them the freedom of creativity when it comes to showing their gardening skills. The garden at Wismer House is quite deceiving as there is much more space than initially meets the eye, and it has stunning potential. Green fingered buyers who love to take pride in their property both inside and out will be very well suited to this development.”

Wismer House is a 2,958 sq ft five bedroom home offering an impressive balance of informal and formal living space for families to enjoy. The large open plan family/breakfast/kitchen area is the hub of the home, providing a versatile space well suited for quality family time. A separate dining room, drawing room and a study offer privacy for dinner parties and a space to work from home. The garden room is at the back of the house featuring bi fold French doors opening on to the rear garden as well as pocket double doors which link the dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. The garden room also includes a skylight lantern which fills the space with natural light and provides plenty of space for entertaining. Upstairs are four spacious double bedrooms and the family bathroom. Bedroom two includes fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom while the master bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom and a dressing room. At the heart of the house is a beautiful staircase with solid oak handrail, around which the flexible living space unfolds. The spacious interior is flooded with natural light, with clean lines providing a stylish blank canvas.

Perfect for families, Platt, with its own pub, primary school, grocery store and petrol station, combines quaint village charm with good amenities and first-class transport links. Situated within the heart of the village, Bell Orchard is also conveniently located near the larger village of Borough Green, which offers a selection of shops and a mainline rail station serving London Victoria in 45 minutes. The area also provides a selection of leading state and independent schools.

Nearby Sevenoaks (seven miles) and West Malling (four miles) offer a wider selection of high street shops and specialist boutiques, bars, restaurants, leisure and entertainment facilities with rail connections into London that take less than 35 minutes. The shopping centres at Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater are also within reasonable driving distance. When buyers need to refresh their flower beds, Fairseat Nursery is under five miles away. Great Comp Garden, located less than one mile away has an enviable reputation as being one of Kent’s finest public gardens, for those that need a break from their hard work in the sun.

Perfect for commuters, Ebbsfleet International station is less than 15 miles from Bell Orchard offering services into London St Pancras in just 19 minutes, as well as Eurostar trains to France and Brussels. The M20 is under three miles away from Bell Orchard, connecting to the M25, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the Channel Tunnel Terminus at Folkestone.

Wismer House is currently on the market for £1.45m.