The Orchards

London Road, Allington, MAIDSTONE, ME16 0LP
  • 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • £487,995 To £529,995
  • Help to Buy scheme available

    Help to Buy properties are new builds in England with a value of £600,000 or less. They must be bought as a main home and be fully owned by you.

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10 year warranty

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Our friendly team are here to help you find your ideal home.

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For sales enquiries 08448549935 8am - 9pm Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm Sat-Sun

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Introducing The Orchards

Interest is high for this exciting collection of new homes, with the Sales Centre and Show Homes open and available to view by appointment - Currently a mix of beautiful 3, 4 and 5 bed houses are available.

The Orchards is located in the village of Allington, on the northern fringe of stylish, vibrant, county town Maidstone.

These light and airy modern homes are set within three-hectares of landscaping with open space, tranquil wildlife ponds and a nature reserve - perfect for relaxing.

With great schools nearby and convenient transport links, The Orchards is the ideal place for you to call home.

Monday 12.30pm - 5.30pm, Tues - Sun 10.00am - 5.30pm

Holiday opening

  • 24/12/2016 Closed
  • 25/12/2016 Closed
  • 26/12/2016 Closed
  • 27/12/2016 10am - 5.30pm
  • 28/12/2016 10am - 5.30pm
More convenient living
  • Tree lined boulevard feature
  • Informal open spaces
  • On site historic World War II pill box
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A fantastic location
  • Village location yet close to Maidstone
  • Bluewater shopping centre only 25 mins
  • Excellent schools and amenities
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Help to Buy calculator

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. This calculator is provided for guidance only; Barratt Homes does not offer mortgage advice. Subject to full affordability checks, you may qualify for a higher equity loan amount from the government. You should take advice from a suitably qualified adviser before agreeing to a mortgage.

Quality you can trust

When you buy a Barratt home you can be confident you're dealing with one of the nation's most trusted home builders.

5 star builder rating

5 star builder rating

We're the only national home builder to win this prestigious award every year since 2009. Awarded to Barratt Developments Plc Group brands


10 Year Warranty

10 Year Warranty

Peace of mind. All our homes come with a reassuring 10 year NHBC Buildmark Warranty.


Did you know...

Our homes are designed with energy-efficient features not only to keep you nice and warm during the winter, but can also lower your bills.

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Homebuilder of the Year winner

Award Winner!

We are proud to have been awarded 'Homebuilder of the Year' at this year's The Sunday Times British Home Awards.

This award is further testament to the quality of our homes and why over 90% of our customers would recommend us.

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Show homes

Why not come and visit us at The Orchards to see the high quality finish of a Barratt home for yourself? Below are the show homes we have open for viewings.

If you really like what you see, our show homes are often available to buy. Call our friendly Sales Advisers on 08448 549 935 to find out more.

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Cambridge

  • 4 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Barwick

  • 3 bed
Available to view

This home is available for visits, but is not currently for sale. Book your viewing today

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Essentials on your doorstep

Help us care for the local wildlife...

Free Kent Wildlife Trust family membership is offered to all purchasers at The Orchards.

A great way to meet those of your neighbours who care about the wildlife in your neighbourhood and join us creating caring communities - places you'll love to live.

Don't forget your home at The Orchards will also be surrounded by informal open spaces, a beautiful tree-lined boulevard feature and retained beech trees. There is also a historic World War II pill box on site.

Doorstep essentials

What's more, a post office, library, coffee shop, Waitrose supermarket and Allington Primary school are located within a mile.

Efficient, modern design

The homes at The Orchards are carefully designed to be environmentally sound, sustainable, and can save you money.

Our homes have a lot of smart features such as high levels of insulation, quality workmanship and construction techniques, plus a selection of new materials to ensure the lowest ecological impact ratings are achieved. Our homes are fitted with energy efficient white goods, low energy lighting, and solar access - living areas are often arranged to face south for maximum use of passive solar gains for heating.

Being green is part of who we are, that's why you'll find our homes are set within mature surroundings, with existing trees and hedges retained to create buffer zones and green open spaces. Numerous biodiversity boosts are added, such as bat and bird boxes as well as hibernacula and logs for invertebrates and the little creatures to have homes too.

We know a great home is more than just a place to live. Ours are built considering a better future.

The build so far

Construction for our 98 private homes began in July 2015.  Due to high demand, completions were brought forward leading to a busy 2016 and the exciting sight of many happy residents already moved in, ready to enjoy their first Christmas in their new home. 

Across the development there will be a mixture of three, four and five-bed homes.  Styles were inspired by local Kent architecture, a blend of brick, render, tile and weatherboarding, to create pleasing street scenes which can already be seen when visiting site.

Completion of The Orchards is predicted to be early in 2018.  Build work is progressing well with the Sales Centre and Show Homes open ready for you to view progress on site for yourself.

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Meet the team

Fiona Walkling, Sales Adviser

Jayne Newman, Sales Adviser

Mitch Bibby, Site Manager

Relax...we're here to help!

We thrive on the 5 star customer service we provide and understand that finding a new home and the move process can be stressful.

Sales Advisers Fiona Walkling and Jayne Newman will help you through every process, ensuring your move is smooth and hassle-free.

Our Site Manager Mitch Bibby will happily show you the hard work and care that goes into building the right home for you.

Once you've moved in our aftercare customer service team will be there to provide support long after you've moved in.

A fantastic location

Maidstone lies on the banks of the River Medway offering entertainment, thriving business and fabulous shopping.

The town is well connected, bounded by the M20 and M25 motorways and located within close proximity to Ashford International station, Dover seaport and Gatwick airport.

DISTANCE BY TRAIN

FROM TO DURATION
Maidstone East London Victoria 1h 8 mins
Maidstone East Ashford International 30 mins
Ashford International Paris Gare du Nord 1h 52mins

DISTANCE BY CAR

TO DISTANCE TIME
Maidstone Town Centre 3 miles 14 mins
Maidstone East Station 2.7 miles 10 mins
Dover Ferry Wharf 45.7 miles 55 mins by car via M20
Gatwick Airport 38.7 miles 37 mins

All times are approximate. Train information taken from nationalrail.co.uk and Eurostar.com and road information from Google Maps.

School Name Information

No. of pupils

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English

Percentage achieving English Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Maths

Percentage achieving Maths Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Science

Percentage achieving Science Level 4 at Key Stage 2.

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Agg

Aggregate score of English, Maths & Science results.

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KS2VA

Pupil progress against national average (100). 100+ is above national average; under 100 is below national average.

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Local Average N/A 89.4% 81.7% 93.4% 264.6 100.0
Allington Primary School

Pupils: 401

95.50% 87.00% 97.00% 280 101.2
Palace Wood Primary School

Pupils: 406

78.00% 73.00% 75.00% 226 98.1
Shernold School

Pupils:

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
St Francis' Catholic Primary School, Maidstone

Pupils: 358

90.00% 83.50% 98.00% 272 99.7
St Simon Stock Catholic School

Pupils: 1032

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Maplesden Noakes School

Pupils: 1007

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Brunswick House Primary School

Pupils: 415

89.50% 90.00% 97.00% 276 100.9
Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

Pupils: 1167

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Cedars

Pupils:

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
St Peter's Church of England Primary School

Pupils: 115

94.00% 75.00% 100.00% 269 100.1

Evenings and weekends

History and culture

You haven't got to look far for history and culture. On the actual development there is a historic World War II pill box, with works undertaken to ensure the long term upkeep. Maidstone itself has a colourful history and plenty of hidden delights with the All Saints Church, Corpus Christi Hall, Maidstone Town Hall, the carriage Museum, Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery.

There are also many historic sites like The Friars, Kent Life, Kits Coty and the beautiful Leeds Castle.

Shopping

Maidstone is well known for its retail joys with a fantastic high street, Fremlin Walk which offers an open air shopping centre experience and the McArthur Glen Ashford designer outlet not too far for ultimate shopping indulgence.

Entertainment

Great nights out on your doorstep, with the Hazlitt Theatre, a regular host of some of UK's best touring plays as well as comedy, music and dance shows plus restaurants and bars in the town centre.

Health and fitness

Velocity Maidstone Gym and a number of gyms in town provide a great base for keeping fit, you can walk or cycle through local parks like Mote Park or play tennis or golf, all nearby.

Maidstone borough also supports cycling in Kent, with the introduction of the 'bikeability' club. The club offers training courses if you are interested in improving your child's cycling safety skills.

Live the life

The Orchards sits comfortably in a country setting, located within Maidstone and surrounded by England's most beautiful countryside. The town offers a choice of shops, sports and entertainment venues.

Excellent local schooling also on offer with:

  • Maidstone Grammar school for Girls
  • Oakwood Grammar school
  • Invicta Grammar school

Investing in a Barratt home

Financial Advice

Our team can introduce you to new build mortgage advisers who will offer expert advice specific to your needs. They’ll help find the best buy-to-let investment mortgages, as well as offering guidance on tax and portfolio planning. Most can also meet you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

Letting Agents

The right agent can make investing much easier. We have strong relationships with reliable local letting agents who will help you achieve the best rental rates for your property. We can also help negotiate management fees and commission rates so you get the best deal.

Legal Advice

If you need it, we can provide you with a list of fully independent solicitors. Offering fast, effective service at competitive rates, the firms we recommend have handled thousands of transactions for Barratt and are familiar with the entire process – meaning less hassle for you.

Quality

Our homes appeal to potential tenants, not just because they look great, but also because we design them to be energy efficient and low maintenance to live in. Our homes have won some of the industry’s most coveted awards for design and quality, and we’re the only major national housebuilder to be awarded a Five Star Housebuilder Award by the Homebuilders Federation, every year since 2009.

Great locations

Decades of UK building experience means we really understand the market – creating homes people desire, in places they want to live. Our properties offer great local amenities and facilities, and are close to major transport links. People like living in Barratt homes – which makes them great investments.

We could help you buy

Please contact a sales adviser to find out which specific offers are available on this development and how they could help you buy your new home.

A more straightforward move

Reserving your home

  1. Like this development? Browse the different homes we have, find the one you're interested in and register your interest.
  2. Once you get in touch our helpful team will be happy to answer your questions and show you round.
  3. When you visit the development, we'll meet you in our show home before guiding you around the home you're interested in.
  4. If you're keen, you'll be able to reserve your home there and then - and we'll take it straight off the market.
To find out more or visit the development, just give us a call:
0844 556 6166

The buying process

Once you’ve reserved your home, you can set the process in motion. Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Find a solicitor
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage
Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey
Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work
Complete legal work

You solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts
Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in
Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

The buying process in Scotland

Once you’ve reserved your home, you can set the process in motion. Buying a home follows a set process. Here’s a quick overview, but don’t worry if it seems complicated – our team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Find a solicitor
Find a solicitor

You’ll need a solicitor that specialises in conveyance to look after all the paperwork. We can put you in touch with one if needs be.

Arrange your mortgage
Arrange your mortgage

There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to a mortgage. Once you’ve done your research (or spoken to a mortgage adviser – again, we can put you in touch if you like), you should seek an agreement in principle.

Get a valuation and survey
Get a valuation and survey

Your mortgage lender will want confirmation the home is worth what you’re paying for it. They’ll organise the valuation for you – this will involve a fee.

Complete legal work
Complete legal work

You solicitor will look after this for you. It’s all about formally transferring ownership from us to you, and checking there are no legal obstacles in the way.

Exchange contracts
Exchange contracts

Once the legal work is complete, your solicitor will exchange contracts with us. This is when you pay your deposit and commit to the deal taking place.

Complete and move in
Complete and move in

On the date of completion, you become the legal owner of your new home. Collect the keys and make yourself comfy!

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