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The Birches development in the new community of Ebbsfleet Valley in North Kent features a stunning collection of two, three and four bedroom homes.
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The Birches is our new development set amongst Ebbsfleet Valley, a beautifully-designed modern community incorporating new homes, commercial space and a host of innovative facilities. You could be living amongst acres of open public space connected by waterways, footpaths and cycle routes, all with a free public transport system.
Situated just south of the River Thames, Ebbsfleet is just 21 miles east of central London. Buying a new home here means you’ll be close to the bright lights of the capital yet close to the ‘Garden of England' and its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Birches couldn't be better placed for commuting, with central London approximately 17 minutes away by train from nearby Ebbsfleet International.
As well as 400 acres dedicated to open spaces and parks throughout Ebbsfleet Valley, living at The Birches means you’re also not far from Swanscombe Heritage Park. Famous for its remains of Early Man, it also benefits from its more modern additions of an adventure playground, sports fields and walking trials. Darenth Country Park is also close by and is home to a children’s playground, a wildflower meadow and walking trails. Cygnet, Swanscombe and Cascades Leisure Centres are all within easy reach boasting a wide range of facilities for all ages.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping as The Birches is close to the world-renowned Bluewater shopping centre, boasting 330 stores, 40 cafes, bars and restaurants, and a 13-screen cinema. The development will eventually have its own local shop for your everyday necessities and nearby Gravesend is home to Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons supermarkets for your weekly shop. Also within easy reach is Dartford town centre with its variety of shopping areas including the High Street and the Priory and the Orchards shopping centres.
When complete, Ebbsfleet Valley will also be home to a large education campus, including a primary and secondary school – both with a host of state-of-the-art facilities. This, together with the Bluewater shopping centre on your doorstep, acres of open green space and excellent transport links means The Birches is a great place to set up home for both young professionals and families alike.
For more information about this fantastic new development, arrange an appointment now.
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Don't delay; reserve now and take advantage of our home of the week offer using the Government-assisted Help to Buy scheme. If you have a 5% deposit, you could be eligible for a 5-year interest free equity loan of up to 20%, taking your mortgage borrowing down to 75%.
Even better, for this week only you could be enjoying reserving your new home for just £99 AND having your stamp duty paid! This offer is not available to investors or second home owners.
There's never been a better time to move.
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3 bedroom detached house
4 bedroom semi detached house
3 bedroom semi detached house
3 bedroom mid terrace house
3 bedroom end terrace house
4 bedroom end terrace house
2 bedroom semi detached house
5 bedroom detached house
4 bedroom detached house
If you would like to know more about Castle Hill, please call 01987 593 185 and we will be happy to tell you more.
There’s plenty for you to do in the surrounding areas. Nearby, at Shorne Woods Country Park you can try your hand at orienteering and electronic treasure hunt trails. Kids of all ages will also love the Cyclopark with its skate parks, BMX tracks and mountain bike trails. For a slower paced day out, Cliffe Pools and Rainham Marshes RSPB Nature Reserves have extensive walks so you can enjoy their wealth of birds and other wildlife.
Travel couldn’t be easier as The Birches residents can use the local Fastrack bus for free which provides speedy routes to nearby shopping centres, surrounding towns and train stations. The M25 motorway is also conveniently close with its links to the rest of the UK via the motorway network, whilst the nearby stations of Ebbsfleet International and Swanscombe ‘George and Dragon’ provide frequent and quick train services to London and surrounding areas. Ebbsfleet International also provides direct services to Paris in just over 2 hours, and Brussels in around 1 hour 40 minutes.
London is approximately 21 miles away, with Maidstone 18 miles, Rochester 10 miles, Dartford 6 miles and Gravesend 4 miles. For travel further afield, London City Airport is just 21 miles, with Gatwick 36 miles and Stansted 43 miles.
Approximate travel distance by car to:
Swanscombe George and Dragon train station: 1.2 miles
Ebbsfleet International train station: 1.2 miles
Bluewater Shopping Centre: 3.4 miles
Gravesend: 4 miles
Dartford: 6 miles
London city centre: 21 miles
Images shown are for illustrative purposes only. Elevations and treatments may vary.
The prices shown are correct at the time of being published but are subject to change without prior notice, please contact our Marketing Suite for accurate price information.
Site layouts are intended for illustrative purposes only, and may be subject to change, for example, in response to market demand, ground conditions or technical and planning reasons. Trees, planting and public open space shown are indicative, actual numbers and positions may vary. Site plans does not form any part of a warranty or contract. Further information is available from a site sales advisor.
The dimensions shown are approximate and the precise measurements may vary.
For full details on the Help to Buy Scheme please see the Government's most recent document.
Every effort has been taken to ensure the information provided here is accurate however, particulars regarding local amenities and their distances are for general guidance only. Where schools and other educational facilities are mentioned they are intended to highlight their distance from the development and don’t represent a guarantee of admission or eligibility. Travel times and distances assume journeys are made by car. Times are likely to vary according to travel conditions and time of day.
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