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Last year, an estimated 73,950 homes were bought outside of London by people moving out of the capital, with the average first-time buyer moving 26 miles away to the surrounding home counties. Fuelled by a demand for a slower paced lifestyle and more space, many homebuyers are flocking to Kent, where they can take advantage of the active and thriving property market.

Views over Hawkhurst

If you want to get more house for your money but are eager to maintain excellent transport links to the city, look no further than the picturesque county of Kent. Bordering Greater London and the additional home counties of Surrey and East Sussex, Kent offers an ideal mix of countryside living and urban amenities. Set in a prime location to enjoy these benefits is Heartenoak Meadows in Hawkhurst near Cranbrook. Here, you are just a short stroll away from the village centre of Hawkhurst in the borough of Tunbridge Wells, buzzing with boutique shops, local primary schools, supermarkets and independent eateries and pubs. Take a walk through the nearby nature trails to break up your home-working routine or explore the larger High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in which the development is located, ensuring you get your 10,000 steps in! What’s more, you can still benefit from the second tier of the stamp duty holiday extension, whereby homes that complete between July and September won’t have to pay stamp duty on the first £250,000 of a home. Heartenoak Meadows is also supported by the government Help to Buy equity loan, now limited to first- time buyers and providing an ideal opportunity to get on the property ladder!

Heartenoak Meadows, Hawkhurst (CGI representation)

Owner of Wood & Pilcher Estate Agency, Simon Ellis, comments: “Heartenoak Meadows is an excellent choice for homebuyers looking to escape the capital and reap the rewards of a location that is surrounded by countryside, yet still within easy commuting distance of London. The selection of homes available are ideal for a wide choice of purchasers, from first time buyers to families seeking more space and even retired purchasers looking to downsize. The current stamp duty holiday has been a driving force for Kent homebuyers and Heartenoak Meadows has been a particularly popular choice for first time buyers, who have realised by moving slightly further out of the M25 and taking advantage of the Help to Buy scheme, they can maximise value for money. With only four homes remaining, we encourage prospective buyer to register their interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Joining Heartenoak Meadows and offering further opportunities to take advantage of the booming market in Kent are The Maltings in Biddenden and Tibbs Court Farm in Brenchley. Whatever your budget, style or property size preference is, we have the perfect Kent home for you, ranging from a village setting to a coastal retreat.