This exciting new community on the edge of the bustling Wiltshire market town of Amesbury is close to the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and within easy reach of the historic city of Salisbury.
With a history dating back to 8,000BC, Amesbury is officially the UK's oldest occupied settlement, and today offers excellent facilities for residents and visitors alike. It boasts a great range of local shops and supermarkets, a bank, post office, bakery, butcher's, pharmacy, library and newsagents, plus schools, health and sports facilities.
At King's Gate you have a choice of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes carefully designed to suit all needs and budgets. So if you're looking for a quality new home in an historic riverside town, your search ends here!
Buses run regularly from Amesbury to Salisbury, Swindon and Andover. The nearby A303 leads to Andover, 14 miles and junction 8 of the M3. Take the A338 for Marlborough, 23 miles and junction 15 of the M4. From Amesbury the A345 links to Salisbury, 9 miles and from there the A36 gives access to the M27 and Southampton. Trains run direct from Salisbury station, 8 miles, and from Grateley, 8.5 miles to London Waterloo. National Express Coaches also run thrice-daily services to and from London. For air travel Southampton airport is 32 miles and Portsmouth ferry port is only 50 miles.
A trip to the shops
Amesbury has a great choice of local shops and a weekly market to cater for all your daily needs. For further choice Salisbury has three shopping centres, The Cross Keys, Old George Mall and The Maltings all offering renowned High Street brands, while Solstice Retail Park include a range of house hold national brand names. At Andover the award-winning Chantry Centre offers more than 40 stores and The Wilton Shopping Village, 10 miles, offers scenic riverside shopping and arts.
Taking time out
From Amesbury it's a bracing two mile walk across the historic landscape to the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge. Afterwards see Britain's largest Mesolithic collection at Amesbury Museum and visit the Grade 1 listed St Mary and St Melor Church. You can enjoy a scenic walk along the pretty River Avon and there are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants for re-fuelling! Amesbury Sports Centre offers a range of indoor activities and the Bowman Centre hosts community-run classes and clubs for all ages. The town has its own football and cricket clubs and King's Gate itself will include a range of leisure and sports facilities. For a night out featuring top acts, theatre, cinema or nightclubs, nearby Salisbury holds a Purple Flag award as an entertainment centre.
There are three primaries and one senior school in the town. The Amesbury Archer Primary School, The Amesbury Church of England Primary School and the Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary School, the latter two both have Ofsted 'good' ratings. The Stonehenge School, a mixed comprehensive, is a specialist mathematics and computing school with an Ofsted rating of 'good'. In Salisbury the South Wilts Grammar School for Girls and Bishops Wordsworth's School for boys are both rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted and Wiltshire College in Salisbury offers full and part-time courses including full Honours degrees.
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