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Polo Field is an exclusive collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes, nestled in a quiet rural location between the village of Littlebourne and the city of Canterbury. Set in an enviable locality and with an attractive landscaped setting, the homes will appeal to a range of buyers, including professionals, families, commuters and downsizers. Each home has been designed to reflect the area’s rich architectural heritage, retaining unique charm through the use of reclaimed brickwork and Cape Cod timber cladding, whilst offering light and spacious accommodation for modern living.
Recently voted the ‘best place to live in Kent’, the vibrant city of Canterbury is an ideal location for those seeking a combination of medieval charm and modern living, in a magnificent setting.
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The village of Littlebourne offers a selection of every-day amenities including a post office, village store, and an OFSTED Outstanding primary school, Littlebourne Church of England School. For further retail and leisure opportunities and the ‘best place to live in Kent’, the vibrant city of Canterbury has everything expected of a modern city.
Ideal for families and lending inspiration to the development name, world-class recreational facilities are on the doorstep, with Polo Farm Sports Club, home to Canterbury Hockey Club, within walking distance. The popular sea-side towns of Whitstable, Herne Bay and Sandwich Bay are all under 30 minutes away, and the world-class Howletts Wild Animal Park is also nearby.
Polo Field is ideally located for commuters, with trains to London St Pancras from Canterbury West arriving in under an hour, and London Victoria and Charing Cross approximately ninety minutes. There are frequent bus services within the surrounding area, and the proximity of the A2 and M2 make connecting to the rest of the country very convenient. For continental commuters, the Channel ports, tunnel and Ashford International Station are no more than thirty minutes away.
|Plot||House Type||Description||Asking Price||Anticipated Completion Date|
|2||The Wimblehurst||3 bedroom semi-detached house with a single garage||£450,000||August 2019|
|3||The Wimblehurst||3 bedroom semi-detached house with a single garage||£450,000||August 2019|
|4||The Ashcombe||4 bedroom link-detached house with a single garage||£600,000||August 2019|
|6||The Farmington||4 bedroom detached house with a double garage||£775,000||August 2019|
|Plots 1, 5 & 7-18||Reserved/Sold|
Polo Field was so appealing to Valerie and Michael Elms. Both in their early sixties, the semi-retired couple have recently downsized from a large Edwardian seven-bedroom home with four acres of land in Cobham, Kent, to a stunning low maintenance new-build five-bedroom home, less than three miles from Canterbury city centre.
Valerie comments: “We lived in our previous property for nearly 25 years and raised our three daughters there. Now they are all in their thirties and have flown the nest, we decided we wanted to downsize into a more manageable, contemporary home. In doing so, we have released equity which is now safe in the pension pot. Our previous property sold quickly, so we moved into rented accommodation for around 18 months, while we considered our options. We were still looking for a fairly large five-bedroom house so that we could have our family visit and stay over, however we wanted to downsize on land, as owning four acres was expensive and time-consuming to upkeep.”
Valerie continues: “I first came across Millwood over 15 years ago, as our friends lived in their own Millwood home. We were always impressed with the style and quality of the house when we visited, as they really are a step above what you expect from a new-build property. Since then, I’ve kept my eye on Millwood for years, to check which Kent locations they were building in. We had originally explored a self-build property as we wanted a complete change from the old Edwardian style into something much more contemporary, light and connected. However, when we discovered Millwood were building in Canterbury, we were so pleased – we called the sales office the very same day.”
Michael comments: “The development was completely off-plan at the time, however we trusted Millwood having seen their product before. They sent us the site plans and we chose immediately which plot we wanted! Millwood reserved it for us until the development launched, so we exchanged in June and moved into our new home in January; the process was all extremely smooth.”
Valerie comments: “Over the past 25 years, we had built up quite a collection of furniture which suited the older house but it wouldn’t have worked here, so we’ve spent some money on new furniture and have started to turn the house into a real home. We spend most of our time in the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, but we love the cosy lounge with the log-burner, as we were used to having one in our old house. We didn’t need a separate dining room, so we’ve turned it into a creative work-space with the piano.”
Michael adds: “We still have just under half an acre of land wrapped around the home, which you rarely get with new builds now-a-days. Having lived in a very rural area before we were quite isolated, so moving onto a development has been lovely. We still have a little space around us that we’re used to but for the first time in decades we actually have close neighbours, who we have made great friends with.”
We also wanted to be a bit more connected; within five minutes’ drive we can be in the centre of Canterbury, our church, the train station and Waitrose. We were familiar with the Canterbury area, as one of our daughters lives here, so it made perfect sense to be nearer to her. We are a very close family, so it’s nice to have them and our grandchildren all over to stay – this home is like our new family headquarters. We had to originally ask their permission to sell the old house as its where they had all grown up, but they love the new one.”
Valerie concludes: “We’ve truly gone from one extreme to other in terms of old to new. I love all the straight clean lines and how light and airy our new home is. We’ve always wanted a Millwood home with a CT postcode – so it was obviously meant to be!”
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