Kings Hill triumphs at What House? awards
The village of Kings Hill has triumphed at the ‘Oscars’ of the housebuilding industry with the award of two ‘What House?’ accolades to Oaks Hamlet, a development by Environ Country Homes. The ‘Ashurst’ show house won a silver award in the ‘Best House’ category and the development also won a bronze award for ‘Best Landscaping’.
The awards are a testament to Kings Hill’s ethos of providing only the best quality properties with sensitive landscaping as part of a well-managed community. These awards are the latest in a long tradition for the village which includes a Building for Life gold standard for village-centre development, Lacuna, and gold What House? awards for both Lacuna and Kings Hill Park in past years. House prices in Kent have bucked the national trend, according to the Land Registry, with prices still ahead of where they were a year ago.
Focused around pedestrian-friendly squares and streets, Liberty Square, in the centre, has thriving shops, restaurants, a dentist and a doctors’ surgery, an ASDA ‘Fresh’ and the ‘Spitfire’ public house. In the village there is a day nursery, a pre-school, and a choice of primary schools.
The championship standard 18-hole golf course is joined by a David Lloyd racquets, health and fitness club and a new cricket ground with its own pavilion, which is to be constructed soon. Additional facilities for sport and recreation are being included at the adjacent 150 acre Heath Farm site, and is being masterplanned to include sports pitches, a country park, cycle ways and jogging trails.
Near to historic West Malling, Kings Hill is conveniently located for the M20 and M25, Gatwick airport, the channel ports and a mainline station for London and Ashford International – all accessible in under an hour.