House building companies at Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent are seeing an increase in both sales and house prices as Land Registry statistics for Tonbridge & Malling, the borough that includes Kings Hill, show that prices have returned to 2008 levels, with substantial increases in value and numbers of sales from the same period last year.
In the first quarter of 2010, January to March, there was an increase in the overall average prices of properties sold; up from £253,684 to £287,464 between the quarters. The increases are confirmed up by the RICS UK Housing Market Survey for April 2010, that clearly identified a rise in sales enquiries and predicted a post election bounce as vendor activity picks up.
Antler Homes, Bellway Homes, Environ Communities and Hillreed Homes are offering a wide choice of lifestyles at Kings Hill, with new show homes to get the message across. Purchasers can choose between quality traditional and highly contemporary homes. The homes have been built as they would be in a traditional English village. Two-bedroom cottages sit comfortably with three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes.
Coming home to Kings Hill is a pleasant experience with its sensitive landscaping, well-managed community and expanding amenities. The community is growing and thriving and Kings Hill is now a parish in its own right. There are two schools in the village, as well as shops and restaurants, a community centre and an extensive network of bridleways and greenways with plenty of walking possibilities.
Survey results show that 40% of Kings Hill residents have moved to the village because it offers greater space and a pleasant, clean environment. They also find it to be safe, friendly and family-oriented with easy access to the facilities.
The 18-hole golf course is designed to PGA championship standard and offers an enjoyable challenge to all golfers. There is also a David Lloyd Leisure racquets, health and fitness club. A new cricket ground has been constructed and the cricket pavilion is on the way. Additional facilities for sport and recreation at the adjacent 150 acre country park, which will include sports pitches, equestrian routes and jogging trails.
Near to the historic town of West Malling, the village is conveniently located for the M20 and M25, Gatwick airport, the channel ports and a mainline station for London and Ashford International – all can be reached in under an hour. There are frequent bus services including a shuttle bus to the station. The ‘West Malling for Kings Hill’ mainline station offers direct rail services to London Victoria and Blackfriars in approx 55 minutes, while in the opposite direction, around 35 minutes away, is Ashford International. There is good road access to junction 4 of the M20 about two miles away, via the recently upgraded dual carriageway A228, and onward connections to the M25 for shopping at Bluewater, Europe’s largest retail and leisure complex. The centres of Maidstone, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks also offer full shopping facilities.
More information about Kings Hill is available from the web site www.kings-hill.com. The site includes travel information and the car share scheme, as well as details of Kings Hill’s retail facilities.