Persimmon Homes - Parklands, ME14
A historic, prosperous town with excellent commuter links
Situated in the county town of Maidstone, 32 miles south-east of London, and in the grounds of the famous TV studios, our Parklands development is a collection of 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes. The development will appeal to first-time buyers, families and downsizers alike.
- A range of 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes
- Fantastic transport links via road and rail
- Superb range of local schooling
- Heritage sites on your doorstep
- Plenty of local amenities
The Maidstone TV studios is an exciting creative television space with 11.5 acres of beautiful surrounding parkland and home to recently filmed shows such as Later with Jools Holland and Take Me Out. Our Parklands development offers home buyers a wonderful opportunity to live in the same grounds.
The town of Maidstone offers a range of excellent attractions, heritage sights, and stunning countryside. The picturesque River Medway meanders its way through the centre of the town, linking it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary to the north. Today the town is a cosmopolitan hub that celebrates its history whilst embracing modern living.
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There's lots to do in the local area. The Norman Leeds Castle with its 500 acre parkland boasts falconry demonstrations, the rip-roaring treetop adventures of Go Ape, and a brilliant hedge maze. With romantic towers, an audio tour and a gift shop, the castle is perfect for a family day out.
Living in Maidstone means you'll be able to enjoy relaxing boat trips along the peaceful River Medway, as well as the more energetic pastimes of walking, cycling or a spot of golf in the award-winning Mote Park. Maidstone Leisure Centre is a must-visit for keep fit fans as it boasts an impressive five swimming pools, a two storey state-of-the-art fitness suite, sports hall and children's soft play area.
There's a lot to do in the evening too as Hazlitt Arts Centre has a programme of events, including live music, comedy and drama. You can also catch the latest film release at the Odeon cinema or meet friends at the Hollywood Bowl or the variety of nightclubs, pubs and restaurants dotted around Maidstone – there's something to suit all tastes.
Maidstone is surrounded by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is perfect for getting out and about in the North Downs, enjoying the fantastic countryside or exploring quaint sleepy villages. Alternatively, you can experience high octane adventures such as watersports, go-karting or quad biking.
As well as being an ideal location for commuters, Maidstone is also very family friendly with 23 primary schools and 15 secondary schools. The town is home to some particularly sought-after schools, including Maidstone Grammar School, Oakwood Park Grammar School (boys only), Maidstone Grammar School for Girls and Invicta Grammar School (girls only). Higher and further educational courses can be found at Mid Kent College.
Maidstone's attractive high street boasts a number of shops and from here you can easily access Fremlin Walk, a modern shopping centre where you'll find a huge choice of well-known high street brands. The Mall Maidstone is another spacious indoor shopping centre and, on the other side of the River Medway, you can find St Peter's Wharf, known for its clothes, crafts and homeware shops. There's also a thriving local market which takes place each week on Tuesdays and Saturdays at Lockmeadow, where you can buy delicious fresh produce and grab yourself a bargain.
For even more choice, The McArthur Glen designer outlet in Ashford and Bluewater Shopping Centre are also easily accessible with their impressive choice of shops and restaurants.
Located in the heart of Kent, and halfway between London and Dover, Maidstone is in a fantastic situation and a popular place to live for commuters. The town is just 2 miles from the M20 which connects south to Ashford and Folkestone and north-west to London, with the M25 approximately 18 miles away. The A229 provides speedy routes and will connect you with the M2 leading onwards to Canterbury and Margate.
Maidstone is well-served by trains and has two railway stations: Maidstone East for London/Ashford services and Maidstone West for Gatwick/Strood services. The Channel Tunnel is easily accessed by train directly from Ashford. For destinations further afield, London City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports have regular flights to and from other UK airports as well as a wide range of international destinations.
Leave the M20 at junction 7, take the A249 towards Maidstone. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A249. At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bearsted Road. Next, take the 3rd exit onto New Cut Road, and then the 3rd exit to Parklands.
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