Come Home to Nature: Hartley Acres Brings Modern Living to Historic Cranbrook

Come Home to Nature: Hartley Acres Brings Modern Living to Historic Cranbrook

Award-winning housebuilder The Hill Group is set to launch Hartley Acres, a new development located within the undulating landscapes of the High Weald in Cranbrook, Kent. Comprising a stunning collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, Hartley Acres is set within an abundance of green space and blends modern living in a commutable location with all the benefits of a rural, community-focused village lifestyle.

New residents at Hartley Acres will move into a home with an enduring appeal in an idyllic and highly desired location. Designed with sustainability and the future in mind, all homes are energy-efficient and have been thoughtfully considered in terms of layout and specification. The homes have also been designed to be reflective of Kent’s historic architecture with a modern touch to blend in effortlessly with the beautiful surroundings. The colour palette used is inspired by the authentic architectural style of the county; for example, The Crane House is crafted in the style of Kent’s oast houses, which were once used for kiln-drying hops. These buildings are a key part of the region’s historical identity and brewing and agricultural past.

All properties include sleek and stylish integrated appliances as standard and range from two- to five-bedrooms. There is something to suit everyone at Hartley Acres, whether downsizers, second-steppers, families or young professionals.

The impressive development is positioned within open, green spaces and is in an ideal location to enjoy the quintessential Kentish countryside. Precious woodland spaces have been protected for residents to enjoy, with new wildflower meadows, ponds, an orchard and reconnected hedgerow corridors to enrich habitats and biodiversity. At the heart of Hartley Acres, there will be a village green where neighbours can come to meet and socialise.

Reflecting Kent’s status as the ‘Garden of England’, young families will love the extensive open space and rural surroundings at Hartley Acres.  Offering an idyllic and family-friendly lifestyle, Cranbrook is ideally situated within the catchment for several exemplary schools. Most schools are rated ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and range from pre-school and nursery to primary schools and secondary schools. There are also highly regarded sixth form colleges that help young students progress into successful careers.

In addition, Hartley Acres stands out as it will enable residents to discover a true work-life balance. The nearest train station, Staplehurst, is a short drive from the development and is convenient for direct connections to the city, as trains run to London Bridge in 50 minutes and Charing Cross in one hour. Living in this perfect position will allow prospective buyers to embrace the best of being both connected and set apart from the hustle and bustle. While access to the city during the week is simple, residents can relax in the tranquil countryside on the weekends.

Often referred to as the ‘capital of The Weald,’ Cranbrook is a highly sought-after village location that offers many amenities. A post office, bakery and farm shop are just a few of the conveniences only a short walk away, and an array of eateries where first-class food and drink can be enjoyed, complete the enviable lifestyle available here. There is also the Weald Sports Centre nearby, which has a range of exceptional sports and fitness facilities.

Cranbrook is a town that prioritises tradition and culture, which is evident from its recurrent events such as the Apple Fayre, which takes place each autumn, and the bi-annual Cranbrook Literature Festival, which celebrates the area’s literary history, complete with events and competitions for all book lovers involved.

Rebecca Littler, Group Sales and Marketing Director at The Hill Group, comments: “It is a privilege to be able to enhance this already thriving community while reflecting Kent’s incredible history and architecture within our new collection of homes. This is a highly sought-after location where residents will enjoy quick connections to the city and the coast, as well as relaxing in the open green spaces of the countryside, and I look forward to seeing many others appreciate the benefits of living in this area.”

She continues: “These outstanding, energy-efficient homes are built to the highest specification and are ideal for those looking for a long-term place to settle themselves and establish their roots.”

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