Find the Perfect Countryside Retreat in Kent

With 60 percent of Londoners looking to relocate for a better quality of life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kent is proving to be one of the top hotspots outside of the capital. Dandara’s Willow Grove development in the tranquil rural setting of Collier Street launched on Saturday 25th January but 50% of homes have sold in the last four months alone, as people are searching for the perfect countryside retreat to meet their post-COVID priorities.


The development is comprised of just 32 two, three, and four-bedroom high-specification detached family homes. Each home benefits from extensive garden space, a private garage and the perfect work from home facilities with spacious and light living areas. The homes have been designed to reflect the architectural style of the local surroundings to give the atmosphere of traditional countryside living, whilst offering the convenience of contemporary living.

Situated between the popular villages of Laddingford, Yalding and Marden in Kent, Collier Street is perfect for those that want the best of both worlds in an idyllic corner of the ‘Garden of England’. Aside from the nature and fresh air, the area benefits from an array of local farm shops; the Yalding Farmers Market which is ideal for food lovers and only sells produce from within a six mile radius; craft breweries; vineyards; specialist butchers and countryside pubs.

The larger towns of Paddock Wood and Maidstone are within easy reach offering a range of independent shops and cafés. There are a wealth of shopping and leisure opportunities available with Bluewater Shopping Centre, ranked in the top five shopping centres in the UK, and Ashford Designer Outlet less than an hour away.

Louise Norman, Sales & Marketing Director at Dandara South East, comments: “Collier Street is a beautiful location that combines the tranquillity of the countryside with the convenience of several large towns close at hand perfectly. Recently, with people relocating and prioritising a better quality of life since lockdown, there is increasing demand for more space and green areas. Willow Grove has been very popular so far because it meets these demands, yet still benefits from easy access to London.”

The area is also particularly popular with families looking to buy due to the five Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ schools within a five mile radius as well as notable grammar schools nearby including: Maidstone Grammar School and Invicta Grammar School. For those that need to commute, rail links to London are easily accessible from Paddock Wood mainline station where direct services to London Bridge take just under 40 minutes. Access to the M20, A21 and M25 are all within easy reach linking to the Channel Tunnel and Gatwick and Heathrow airports.

Prices start at £535,000 for a four-bedroom home. For further information please visit or call 01892 730 695.

Willow Grove, Collier Street

Willow Grove is a small, new development of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom detached homes in an idyllic rural setting close to Marden, Paddock Wood and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Willow Grove