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Enjoying the best of London life while being able to retreat to an idyllic village home is the dream for many families. At Summerfield Nurseries in Staple, Kent, homebuyers can do precisely that. The collection of 17 homes is surrounded by greenery, yet direct trains run to London St Pancras from nearby Canterbury in under an hour.

With the very first show home set to launch on Saturday 23rd March, Summerfield Nurseries has been designed by award-winning homebuilder Elivia Homes Eastern (formerly Millwood Designer Homes) to provide magnificent residences for discerning buyers. Located just outside Staple, the properties are just nine miles from the historic, cathedral city of Canterbury, surrounded by gently undulating fields in the ‘Garden of England’. A selection of picturesque beaches and seaside towns, including Deal, Sandwich Bay and the stunning Pegwell Bay, are also within a 20-minute drive.


Counterbalancing the rural and coastal scenery is superb access to London – ideal for both work and leisure purposes. Canterbury West station is 25 minute drive away, with fast and reliable services into London St Pancras in just 55 minutes.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Elivia Homes Eastern, comments:


 “Summerfield Nurseries provides that perfect balance between urban and rural lifestyles. The bright lights and employment opportunities of London are within easy reach, while weekends can be spent horse-riding, attending country fayres and dining in cosy country pubs. The quality of the homes at Summerfield Nurseries reflects this immensely attractive lifestyle offering, as well as the rich heritage of the local area.”

The properties at Summerfield Nurseries include 11 four-bedroom detached homes for private sale. The elegant residences have been designed with quality and lifestyle considerations built into every element, from their spacious interiors to the development’s green open spaces that encourage community connections.

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Internally, the homes feature shaker style kitchens with stone worktops and plentiful storage. Integrated appliances include an induction hob, two single ovens, a full height fridge and full height freezer, a dishwasher and a wine cooler. Elivia Homes Eastern’s signature attention to detail shines through every element of the design, from the sumptuous bedrooms to the handy double garages.

Sustainability is also an important element of the design at Summerfield Nurseries. The homes include air source heat pumps and electric car charging points, while underfloor heating delivers both warmth and energy efficiency – run from a heat pump, underfloor heating can be up to 40% more efficient than traditional radiators.


Staple residents have plenty to explore in the local area. The village hosts an annual dog show and regular open garden events, coffee mornings, fetes, tea parties and quizzes. The neighbouring town of Wingham is home to locally-renowned gastro pub The Dog, as well as conservation-focused Wingham Wildlife Park for family days out, whilst a two minute walk from Summerfield Nurseries, The Black Pig is a popular pub with locals. Eight miles down the road, The Pig at Bridge Place is part of the Pig Hotel Group and offers a first-class dining experience. Perfect for living the rural lifestyle, the development is also surrounded by a number of farm shops and vineyards where residents can purchase local produce, including Barnsole Vineyard and Gibsons Farm Shop.

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The Pig at Bridge Place

Parents can rest assured that they are surrounded by fantastic educational facilities at Summerfield Nurseries. Staple is home to a pre-school, while the surrounding area has an excellent selection of independent and state primary and secondary school options, including the Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School, Barton Court Grammar School and The King’s School. For further education, Kent University and Canterbury Christ Church University are both located close by in Canterbury.

For sport lovers, Summerfield Nurseries is well-placed to make the most of a variety of sporting facilities. The development is centrally placed to access all of the many golf courses along the Kent coast, including  Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Stonelees Golf Centre, St Augustine’s Golf Course and Prince’s Golf Club, as well as Canterbury Golf Club and Broome Park further inland. There are also a number of rugby, bowling, cricket, football and tennis clubs within a 10 mile radius.

Prices at Summerfield Nurseries start from £1,000,000.


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