New community taking shape at housing development in Ash
04 May 2022

A new community is beginning to take shape as work progresses at a housing development in the Kent village of Ash. New residents have now moved into seven of the 63 private homes being built at Harfleet Gardens by Bovis Homes. The housebuilder, which is part of Vistry Group, is delivering a total of 90 homes at the Chequer Lane development, including 27 affordable homes provided for local people through rent and shared ownership. So far, nearly a quarter of the private homes, which are two, three and four-bedroom properties, have been snapped up. Millie Groves, marketing manager for Vistry Kent, said: “Interest has been consistently high at Harfleet Gardens since we launched the development in the autumn of 2021. “We have sold a good proportion of the three-bedroom homes to young buyers who are attracted by the fact that being in Ash they are right in the middle of everything that is happening in this part of the world. They have easy access to the coastal resorts of Margate, Broadstairs and Deal and are just 10 miles from the fabulous shops in the classy cathedral city of Canterbury. “The location also means they can be enjoying the bright lights of London in as little as an hour and a half by train from Sandwich, yet be just a 30-minute drive from the Eurotunnel terminal at Dover for a quick trip away in France. “Meanwhile, both the three and four-bedroom homes are appealing to aspirational young families who are drawn by the attraction of a peaceful rural life with lots of public open space, playing fields and a rugby club across the road from the development. “The fact that there is a well-regarded state primary school and independent preparatory school in the village only adds to the draw. And the Sunday breakfasts at Juliet’s Farm Shop in Ash are so popular that you have to book to get in! “Ash is a much-sought-after location and exactly the kind of place where people who move there soon realise just how lovely it is and rarely leave. For this reason, not many family-sized homes come up for sale in the village which makes this collection of Bovis Homes so desirable.” Construction work at Harfleet Gardens is due to be completed in spring 2023. There is currently a selection of three and four-bedroom homes available to reserve at the development, with prices starting at £384,995. For more information about the new homes at Harfleet Gardens visit

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