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Green open spaces and a pond, surrounded by apple orchards and farmland with long-distance views of the North Downs. That’s the delightful setting for the 35 homes in Millwood Designer Homes best-selling development – Orchard Gate near East and West Malling in Kent.

The development has been a fantastic success for the award-winning housebuilder, with all but two of this year’s crop having been harvested. Phase one was only completed in the summer, and already 16 homes are either sold or reserved, as Sales Director Philip Brown explains:

“The remaining two homes will be ready to move into before Christmas. One is a three-bed mid terrace with a car barn parking space. This home would be ideal for a young couple looking to start a family or someone looking to downsize. There is a kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, and open-plan garden/living room with wood-burning stove and bifolds to the rear garden. Upstairs, you’ll find an en-suite master bedroom, with two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

“At the other end of the scale, we have a large, five-bed detached home with a double garage, ideal for growing families.

“The kitchen/breakfast/family room is an impressive space, with a separate utility and bifolds to the garden. There is also a cloakroom. The living room features an open fireplace with wood-burning stove, French doors and a bay window – you’ll also find a bay window in the study and dining room. Add to that the spacious entrance hall and you have a wonderfully light and open home.

“Upstairs, five bedrooms – three en suite – and a family bedroom provide all the space you could need.

“Every home will be finished to our high standards of build and design, for which we have won numerous awards over the years.

“There are many benefits to buying a new home. For example, each home at Orchard Gate comes with a 10-year Premier Warranty, providing you with peace of mind, and our dedicated Customer After-care Department will ensure as smooth a move as possible. Alarm systems are fitted, you’ll find double-glazed UPVC windows and a highly-efficient central heating system, ensuring your home is both safe and economical.

“In addition, we also have a unique opportunity in that all homes have access to the communal apple orchard and the chance to take up an allotment, so you can grow your own harvest.

The development is close to the M20, M26 and M25. There are stations at both East Malling and West Malling with a regular service to London Victoria in around an hour.

The three-bed home is priced at £365,000 and the five-bed home is £850,000.