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Success for Fernham Homes at The Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2021

We are extremely proud to announce that Fernham Homes have been awarded a highly commended in the “Best Family Home” category for our Hillside Park development in Linton Hill, Maidstone at the Evening Standard New Homes Awards 2021 which took place on Friday 17th September at The Dorchester Hotel in London.

The award was received by Paul Rosbrook, Operations Director and Chris Loughead, Development Director at Fernham Homes.

Paul Rosbrook has said:

“We are delighted to have received this award for our Hillside Park development. Our aim was to create homes that were really special and fit seamlessly into the local village environment by sourcing local materials. It’s an honour to have been recognised for the work that goes into our developments and we are committed to continue to produce houses which are built to a very high specification and quality.”

The prestigious Evening Standard New Homes Awards, now in its 30th year, celebrates companies who strive to improve standards in all areas of the housebuilding industry and recognises outstanding achievements in all property sectors, from starter homes to million-pound conversions

Fernham Homes provides stylish new build homes in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Greater London, each one built to the highest quality. Founded in 1997 by Ian Fern and Michael Canham and later joined by David Masters, the company has been building homes throughout Kent for over 20 years.

Properties currently available at Hillside Park start from £890,000 including four and five bedroom detached homes with double and triple garages.

To book a viewing at our Hillside Park development please contact our Sales Advisor on 01622 230362/ Hillside.park@fernham-homes.co.uk – Sales offices open Thursday – Monday 10am-4pm

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Tonbridge Angels Partners Fernham Homes in 2-year Sponsorship Deal

Tonbridge Angels FC and Fernham Homes have today announced an exciting new two-year partnership, which includes a significant five-figure sponsorship agreement and united two well-known and thriving organisations based in the West Kent town.

As well as the eye-catching Fernham Homes logo featuring prominently on both Angels’ home and away shirts, the new sponsor will be entertaining clients and hosting meetings at the football club’s hospitality complex, in addition to advertising across the club’s various communications channels.

For more than 20 years, Fernham Homes has been building exceptional properties across Kent, and takes great pride in creating high quality homes that exceed expectations.

Angels’ supporters will of course be able to purchase 1st team replica shirts featuring the Fernham Homes logo, thereby increasing exposure around the local area, and further afield, with online orders available from through the Angels online ticketing portal.

Tonbridge Angels Chaie, Dave Netherstreet said today:.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership that brings together a community-based football club and a local company based in Tonbridge that employs a number of local people; it is a perfect synergy.”

Paul Rosbrook, Director at Fernham Homes, responded:

“We are excited to partner with Tonbridge Angels – being based in Tonbridge it is a great opportunity for us to get more involved in the community.”

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From The Busy City To Village Life

Alfonso Enciso and Marcela Castro knew exactly what they wanted from their new home – a safe, quiet and spacious environment in which to raise their 22-month-old daughter Mariana. In the face of the pandemic, they chose to leave London and re-located to Fernham Homes’ Boughton Park development in historic Boughton Monchelsea.

“When we came to see the house for the first time, we liked the green spaces and the village itself and immediately fell in love with the surroundings.” Recalled Alfonso, 42, who works as a web developer. He and Marcela, a 32-year-old graphic designer, were living in their first home in Lewisham, but with Mariana now toddling around and recent lockdowns highlighting the lack of space, they were keen to leave the city behind.

“Living in London has some advantages, but it is definitively noisy, and we wanted to move somewhere quiet and a little further from the centre of town.” Explained Alfonso. With both successfully working remotely, looking further afield was straightforward, and with nearby Maidstone station offering services to London St Pancras in 51 minutes and London Victoria in just over an hour, commuting was still perfectly possible from a more rural location.

With a little financial help through the Stamp Duty holiday, the couple chose the five-bedroom detached “Greenacres” house type which comes with its own garage and two sets of French doors leading into the enclosed rear garden. “We needed a bigger place to raise our little one, and we liked the open plan spaces, kitchen, living room, bathrooms and garden. We liked pretty much everything!”

A few weeks after moving in, the couple are delighted with their home and their new surroundings. “We like how it feels like a small community when entering the development.” Said Alfonso. “There are some parks around which we have been to which are great. We feel more relaxed now that we have more space.”

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Parents Watch New Home And New Baby Grow Up In Westerham

The last month has been especially exciting for new parents Emmeline and Jack Martin, as they move into the new home they have watched being built by Fernham Homes.

With their new baby Charlie now five-months old, the couple can’t wait to start enjoying the beautiful garden and three storeys of space that their new property at Downsview will provide.

“We’ve been living in an airbnb in Westerham as we sold our flat in Bermondsey and we were keen to move into the area as soon as possible,” says Jack 35, a Financial Analyst. “It’s been fascinating to watch our home take shape – Emmi has been pushing the pram past the development everyday and we can’t wait to get settled there.”

The pandemic and the arrival of baby Charlie made the couple reassess what they really want from a home, and they both decided to leave the big city living behind them and move into a more rural and peaceful location. Jack works from home on New York timings, while Emmi, 30 an Orchestral Librarian for the Philharmonia Orchestra, is currently on maternity leave – but when they do need to commute, London Bridge is just half an hour away by train nearby Oxted station.

Paul Rosbrook Before living in Bermondsey, the couple also lived in New York while renting out their London Flat, but they aren’t concerned that life in rural Kent will be too quiet for them. ” The open countryside and the little village school that’s within walking distance really appealed to us, and we will love visiting all the nearby National Trust places,” says Emmi. “The bi-fold doors that lead straight into the garden will be perfect for Charlie, and you can walk straight out from the house and into the countryside. There’s also so much going on in nearby Sevenoaks, and I’m looking forward to being able to take Charlie to concerts once restrictions have eased.”

Jack and Emmi bought their four-bedroom, end-plot detached home off-plan at an early stage. “We were really excited when we could finally see the show home – it was only two weeks before Emmi had Charlie, so she was heavily pregnant,” says Jack. “We hadn’t originally been looking for a new build, but we loved the tasteful style of Fernham’s homes and the location was perfect – we have family in Sevenoaks and Oxted which are both really close by, and we love the village green, coffee shops, tea rooms and pubs in Westerham.”

The versatile, three-storey layout is going to give the couple plenty of scope, not only for a home office, but also for a nursery or even a music room – Emmi has a piano and Jack plays both guitar and piano in his spare time. The homes have a lower ground floor with a living/dining space with bi-fold doors, a kitchen with breakfast bar, plus a utility and cloakroom. The main ground floor entrance leads to an elegant formal living room with Juliet balcony, from where you can glimpse views over the North Downs, plus bedroom two and a shower room. On the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite, bedroom three, a family bathroom and a fourth bedroom or office space.

Paul Rosbrook, Operations Director at Fernham Homes, says:

“We designed these homes to be as versatile as possible for modern families, especially for the growing number of people who are working from home. The good-sized fourth bedroom, on the first floor, is away from the hustle and bustle of family life so would make a perfect home office or a superb nursery. Alternatively, bedroom two, which has a door directly into the shower room, could be used as a guest suite, kids’ room or hobby room. There’s both space and privacy for the whole family.”

Emmi and Jack paid £780,000 for their detached end plot, but four-bedroom semi-detached homes at Downsview are currently available from £695,000. For more information or to arrange an appointment to view the show suite, call 01959 580 313 or visit www.fernham-homes.co.uk

Ground breaking event

Matfield Ground-Breaking Event

Pupils from Brenchley and Matfield Primary School helped mark the start of construction at Fernham Homes’ new Rosewood Place development in Matfield this week with a time capsule burial. The school children were joined at the ground-breaking ceremony by the chair of the Parish Council, Councillor Lynne Butler.

The guests were asked to contribute an array of different items to place in the time capsule which represented the local area and honoured the site’s history. These include newspapers from the day, photos of the local area, and letters written by the children in their history lessons about their experience of living through lockdown.

Paul Rosbrook, Operations Director at Fernham Homes, says:

“The time capsule burial was the perfect way to mark the commencement of the development and honour the history of the area, and to be doing this on the day lockdown restrictions eased was really special, particularly being able to include the children’s letters for future generations to read about their experiences during the COVID pandemic. We are creating a new community at our Rosewood Place development, but it is important to us to celebrate the one which already exists in the area, and we hope this ground-breaking event has done just that”

The Head Boy and Head Girl from Brenchley and Matfield Primary school, as well as their deputies, attended the ceremony on behalf of the school. Jane Mallon, Headteacher at Brenchley and Matfield Primary School, commented: .

“Our pupils really enjoyed contributing towards the time capsule. Hopefully, local residents of the future will have fun looking through the contents of the time capsule when it is eventually dug up in years to come.”

Cllr Lynne Butler said:

“I’d like to thank Fernham Homes for inviting me to this ceremony. As Chair of the Parish Council, I am committed to representing the community of Brenchley and Matfield and events such as this one provide an opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future residents of Matfield.”

Construction at Fernham Homes’ Rosewood Place has commenced. Once complete the development will consist of 45 three, four and five-bedroom homes.