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Act now to avoid stamp duty on your new home at Knights Wood in Tunbridge Wells
Homes at the Knights Wood development on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, nestled among 150 acres of protected woodland, are selling fast, with nearly half of the current phase already sold and just a few properties remaining to buy within the Stamp Duty holiday timescale.
Created by independent property development company Dandara, Knights Wood is a development of nearly 600 homes, ranging from stylish one-bedroom apartments to prestigious five-bedroom luxury homes. The development started in 2015 and will be fully completed by 2023, with facilities including the popular Skinners’ Kent Primary School, bus services, convenience store and a central green corridor providing a segregated route for pedestrians and cyclists.
Such is demand for homes in the development that the first stage of its latest phase, known as Monarch Gardens, was soft-launched at the end of last year, with many of the plots already reserved before lockdown. In total, including the second stage of the current phase, called The Rise, 81 homes will be available, of which 37 have already been sold. Work will continue throughout next year, but three, three-bedroom properties will be available to buy and move into before the Stamp Duty holiday finishes at the end of March 2021. In total, the remaining homes feature four different house types and seven price points available to choose from.
“Knights Wood is the best kept secret in Tunbridge Wells,” says Louise Norman, Associate Director of Sales & Marketing at Dandara. “The location is perfect for families and commuters, as it’s convenient for the station and the town centre while being surrounded by countryside and woodland and having a wealth of leisure activities close at hand. With a popular new primary school on site and a health club, multi-screen cinema and restaurants a short walk away, it’s not surprising that sales at the new Monarch Gardens and The Rise phase are buoyant.”
For commuters, High Brooms Station is just a mile and a half away. Southeastern offers a regular train service to Waterloo, Cannon Street, London Bridge and Charing Cross (40 minutes), and to Hastings. There is also a regular bus service into the historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells itself.
One of the most attractive features of Knights Wood is the variety of architecture of the new homes. The overall development was put together by a team including Dandara, architect and masterplanner JTP and multi-disciplinary design company Axis Mason, which between them created a wide range of different styles of public realm, from open streets to intimate courtyards, to provide character to the area. The homes themselves, designed with an “urban village” vibe, pick up references in their style and materials to the traditional Georgian architecture of Tunbridge Wales, but reinterpreted in a thoroughly modern style.
Dandara prides itself on offering well-designed, high-quality homes, with many “extras” included as standard – from German-designed kitchens with integrated appliances to landscaped gardens. At Knights Wood, for example, the homes have quality floors throughout, including tiling from Porcelanosa, Amtico solid flooring and carpeting. Every home also benefits from off-road parking, a car port or a garage.
Homes currently available at Knights Wood start from £495,000 for a three-bedroom property.
Knights Wood, Tunbridge Wells
Set among tranquil countryside on the edge of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Knights Wood is a unique collection of three and four bedroom homes, designed around different character areas that make the most of their...