New Homes in Harmony with Family Living at Encore

With a recent report stating that more houses are needed to fill continuing demand*, Crest Nicholson is proud to bring to the market a selection of beautiful traditionally styled family homes at its Encore development in Maidstone, Kent, on the site of the former Kent Music School. To make moving simpler and easier for families the developer is offering its Part Exchange incentive on four-bedroom detached Elsenham houses at the development.

Elsenham houses are ideal for families looking to move to a more spacious property. Arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprises a large, open-plan kitchen/dining room, spacious living room and downstairs cloakroom. Along with the family bathroom, the four good-sized bedrooms, including the master bedroom which affords an en-suite bathroom, are situated on the first floor, ensuring a separate sleeping sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house. Homes also come with two parking spaces - a luxury for the area.

Part Exchange is aimed at homeowners looking for a faster simpler way of moving house, offering a guaranteed cash buyer as well as a fair value for your existing home and professional support throughout the process. Potential purchasers identify the property they wish to buy and then Crest Nicholson will arrange for three independent local estate agents to value the purchaser’s existing property. Crest Nicholson will make an offer within seven days and once the offer is accepted, customers can reserve their brand new home.

Annette Cole, Sales and Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson Eastern comments: “Our Elsenham property types are extremely popular family homes and with so few homes available at Encore we are pleased to be able to offer this house to potential purchasers. Encore’s location, just off Hastings Road makes it ideal for families looking to be close to top performing schools in a quiet environment, while still obtaining a situation close to the town centre and within an easy commute to London. What’s more, the Part Exchange initiative will help make the whole moving process simpler, ideal for busy families.”

Encore consists of an exclusive collection of just 15 houses, including two and three-bedroom cottages and four-bedroom family homes. The development is based on Hastings Road, close to the town centre of Maidstone. The traditional styling of the houses and the small number on offer means the homes will suit all types of buyers from first time buyers looking to be close to the town centre, to families and downsizers looking for a quiet and convenient way of life. All homes come with a good sized garden, and the three and four-bedroom houses all have en suites to the master bedroom. Every property comes with a private parking space, with several homes benefitting from two spaces.

Maidstone offers residents the best of both worlds with its historic heritage mixed into a modern town centre. The town offers a fantastic mix of shopping and socialising venues including the two shopping centres – Fremlin Walk and The Mall and plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy after a long week at work, such as the new Lockmeadow Centre. Families will find a variety of high performing local schools including Maidstone Grammar School for Girls and Oakwood Park Grammar School.

Maidstone offers purchasers fantastic connections both into and away from London, with easy access to the M20 and the Channel Tunnel as well as the M25 and M26. Maidstone West station offers services to London St Pancras on the High Speed 1 line in under an hour or Charing Cross station in one hour 20 minutes, while Maidstone East offers links to London Victoria in under an hour.

For more information, please call the sales office which is open Thursday – Monday, 10am-6pm, on 0845 894 5518 or e-mail Alternatively please visit


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