A boutique collection of 26 homes has arrived in historic Faversham, bringing with it a stylish range of affordable homes.
Successfully launched last week, Hyde New Homes’ The Goldings at Faversham offers a selection of two and three-bedroom houses, available through shared ownership, meaning that buyers will have the chance to secure a spacious home, perfect for their budget.
The semi-detached and terraced homes have been built to a high standard in the typical “Kentish” style and combine the best of two worlds – all the creature comforts of contemporary living and a strong connection with the natural environment.
The development, which is suitable for first-time buyers, young families and relocators, offers a “village vibe” and is located on the outskirts of the medieval market town.
Nestled halfway between Sittingbourne and Canterbury, and boasting more than 400 listed buildings, picturesque Faversham is a history-lovers dream thanks to its extraordinary industrial past. Locals and visitors alike are spoilt for choice with heritage-celebrating attractions such as The Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre and Britain’s oldest brewer – Shepherd Neame, which has been brewing beer since 1698.
For day-to-day life, residents enjoy a variety of independent shops, waterside pubs and restaurants, and markets, including Macknade, the South-East’s leading food hall, built on a 170-year history of food, farming and retail.
Families will also be pleased to know that The Goldings is located less than two miles away from the ‘Good’ OFSTED rated Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and is just under half a mile away from the ‘Good’ rated Davington Primary School.
The University of Kent, ranked 48th out of 131 UK higher education institutions by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, lies just 15 minutes away in Canterbury, as well as Christ Church University, which holds the crown as Kent’s largest centre of higher education for the public services.
For commuters, there is ample opportunity to travel to key towns and cities by car, while Faversham train station, just 1.4 miles away, offers frequent services to Canterbury, Dover, Margate, Ramsgate, Ebbsfleet International, Stratford International, London St Pancras and London Victoria.
Those walking and cycling to work can enjoy a scenic route to the town centre, with Faversham Lakes and the wildlife reserve, Oare Meadow, on the development’s doorstep.
Minnie Dando, Marketing and Communications Manager at Hyde New Homes, said: “We are delighted to reveal this fantastic development, which we have no doubt will become a hugely popular place to live.
“Steeped in history, Faversham’s pretty town centre and stunning surroundings make it a very special place to live. Team that with its first-class schools, amenities and accessibility, it comes as no surprise that the town is at the top of many buyers’ lists.”
Thanks to shared ownership at The Goldings, a two-bedroom house with a full market value of £270,000 would become more accessible to purchasers, with a 40% share available for £108,000. A lower 5% deposit of £5,400 is required.
Minnie added: “Shared ownership is a hugely popular scheme and has allowed many first-time buyers the chance to step onto the property ladder in areas they would originally have been priced out of.”
The average price for a home in Faversham hit £312,598 in the last year – with semi-detached properties selling at an average of £330,462. Overall, there has been a 4% increase in prices since 2019, creating a sense of urgency for those desperate to step on the property ladder.*
* Statistic from Rightmove: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/faversham.html