New Homes in Hawkinge

Age exclusive developments are on the rise, with buyers turning an eye to the future and planning their retirement with the help of Pentland Homes. Residents at Terlingham Garden often still work but require a quiet, mature community and an opportunity to future-proof their home. Ann Hendy chose to purchase at Terlingham Garden and is flourishing in the close-knit community, enjoying a bustling social life near the sea. Properties at Terlingham Garden are available from £350,000.  

Ann Hendy (81), a former hairdresser, has been settled in the community for two years and is flourishing. Ann remarks; “We chose to move as my husband was struggling with his health, we were after somewhere low maintenance as our old home was becoming too much for just us to manage. We looked around the bungalow and decided it would be perfect for us. We needed one floor of living to make it easier to care for my husband, with everything in close reach.”

Unfortunately, Ann’s husband passed away six weeks after moving in. Ann comments; “The local community was quite frankly brilliant, they really rallied around me and were so quick to offer help. A lot of people in the village had experienced similar situations through their friends and families. They provided a real support network, I miss my husband dearly, but I know he’d be thrilled with the friends I’ve made here.”

Moving home can be a daunting task, but Pentland Homes helped every step of the way. Ann comments; “I would thoroughly recommend the team at Pentland; it was a real pleasure how easy they made the process of moving. The thoughtfulness displayed really put our minds at ease. The team in the marketing suite are lovely, they’re just across the road from me. When I see them showing people around, I always offer for them to pop in, take a look round, have a cup of tea and a chat about the community here.

“I’ve got a more active social life at the minute than the rest of the family. We’ve developed into a real close-knit community here. We have a weekly knit and natter, coffee mornings and theatre trips, which are all great fun. There is also a lovely green, where we meet for a cup of tea in the afternoon.”

Ann and her husband purchased a two-bedroom “Birch” bungalow, with 926 sq. ft of space. The home enjoys a modern open plan kitchen, living and dining area, underfloor heating, utility room, carport garage and ensuite master bedroom. Ann adds; “I’ve been gobsmacked with the quality of the house, particularly the kitchen-dining room. I’ve had some small repairs done and the maintenance team are always prompt and professional, so I have no complaints.”

Two years later, Ann is delighted with life at Terlingham Gardens. Ann remarks; “I’ve been so impressed with Terlingham Gardens, two of my friends have moved here after they visited me and loved it. My daughter also lives nearby at another Pentland Homes development and she’s thinking of joining us here when she retires. I can’t picture living anywhere else.”

Terlingham Gardens is an over 55s development in Hawkinge, the gated development caters for those of 55 years of age and above. The gated development comprises of two and three-bedroom bungalows designed for ease of living, comfort and can be tailored to meet individual needs. Located just minutes from Folkestone, residents can enjoy all the local amenities and facilities, including a local supermarket, doctor’s surgery, cricket club and an array of traditional pubs. There are also excellent bus links, with the magnificent south coast beaches in easy reach.

Properties at Terlingham Gardens are available from £350,000. For further sales information, please contact Pentland Homes on Tel: 01303 893080 or email terlingham@pentlandhomes.co.uk / www.pentlandhomes.co.uk