Lydden Hills contemporary living set within the unspoiled rolling countryside of the North Downs
Lydden Hills, an exclusive new development in the North Downs has been revealed by leading Kent developer Pentland Homes. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lydden Hills’ distinctive modern architecture offers thirty-one three and four-bedroom houses each benefiting from gardens, terraces, and uninterrupted views of the rolling hills, located just a few miles north of Dover with UK and international rail connections.
The eagerly anticipated first phase to be released at Lydden Hills incorporates eight homes perched on the top of the site: The Cobalt, The Dolomite, The Graphite, The Limestone, The Marlin with prices starting from £600,000. Contemporary, architecturally designed exteriors suit both the location as well as the topography of the site, while the attention to detail on the luxury interiors is second-to-none.
The bold lines of Lydden Hills within the picturesque village of Lydden are the work of Procters & Matthews Architects. The architectural practice has established a reputation for distinctive contemporary homes in London and across Southern England. The design brief was to create a fresh, contemporary style informed by the agricultural structures of the Kent countryside. The result is a striking new aesthetic based around a palette of cool muted greys where detail and proportion combine to deliver a sense of place.
With its close proximity to the French borders, the development oozes cosmopolitan glamour. Honky, the award-winning, multi-disciplinary architectural and interior design practice completed the interior design, drawing on Lydden Hills surroundings of both nature and sea.
Paul Dawson, Design Director, Honky says:
“The stunning landscape of the North Downs and its tapestry of colours was the main inspiration for the design of the overall scheme, with the area’s natural tones of neutrals, golds, rusts and blues featured heavily throughout the homes. We wanted to evoke the reflection of the scenery into the design to create a warm, inviting and elegant home.’’
The colour scheme of gold, blues and dark woods create a luxurious feeling inspired by those of exclusive private beach clubs and the marble of the tables emulates the grey and silky nature of the pebbles on the beaches, and the artwork a reflection of the rugged white cliffs.’’
Each home has ample living space, and seven of the eight have two reception rooms. Spacious ground floor rooms are designed for informal family living with open plan living and kitchen areas equipped with Siemens and Zanussi appliances and a mixture of stone and laminate worktops. The homes have landscaped gardens at the front and large double bifold doors to the rear gardens which allow easy access to gardens with uninterrupted views. Homes benefit from either carports or garages, outside taps and burglar alarms are included as standard.
A mix of traditional two-story and three-story homes offers spacious living areas, those with additional floors have been designed with a more formal reception room with a quite area for study and working from home. All have double glazing, underfloor heating to the ground floor and Stelrad compact style radiators to upper floors. Principal bedrooms have large bi-fold doors that fill the room with natural light and lead to a decked upper terrace, taking in the view of the surrounding countryside, perfect to watch the sunset.
All houses include spacious bathrooms with full-size baths and feature contemporary white sanitaryware with black Vado mixer taps and heated towel rails while large de-mist mirrors are fitted over vanity units complete with LED lighting. Master bedrooms include connected bathroom suites and all bedrooms including second floor guest rooms feature full height wardrobe units.
The rolling countryside of South-East Kent offers the perfect home for nature lovers, surrounded by woods and fields ideal for walking, running, and cycling. Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens, The Turner Contemporary and Howletts Wild Animal Park are perfectly located under a short drive away.
The historic town of Dover is on the high-speed rail link to London St Pancras with travel taking just over an hour, while travel to Europe is just a ferry away at the port of Dover nestled just beneath the White Cliffs. Canterbury is just 19 minutes away by car.
Karrina Oki, Sales and Marketing Director, Pentland Properties says:
“This is a rare opportunity to obtain a three or four bedroom home featuring the very best of contemporary design, set in unspoiled surroundings with unparalleled views of Lydden Hills – a rich and varied landscape in the North Downs. With two reception rooms, landscaped gardens and master bedroom terraces across each home, the development is the ultimate in countryside luxury location with superb transport connections.’’
Viewings are by appointment only. For further information and to book an appointment, email email@example.com or call 01304 680 062.
Lydden Hills, Dover, by Pentland Homes.