Prospective buyers looking for the perfect place to retire should look no further than the new show home in Marden, Kent.

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  • Taylor Wimpey's gated development, Rookery Court, is exclusively for the over 60s.

    The house builders' designers have transformed the three bedroom Woodpecker cottage into a new show home, using fittings and furnishings and a fusion of contemporary and classic interior trends.

    Jason Stokes, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: "The Woodpecker is a truly stunning property which provides a tantalising flavour of the laid back lifestyle purchasers at Rookery Court could be enjoying."

    The Woodpecker features a living room leading to a light and airy dining room which opens through French doors to the private garden. The separate kitchen also has access to the garden, while there's a guest cloakroom off the entrance hallway.

    Upstairs, the landing leads to an ensuite master bedroom, two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a linen cupboard, while outside, the property benefits from a garage or car port. Homes of this design are currently available at Rookery Court from £339,995.

    Alternatively, there's a choice of two and three bedroom apartments at Rookery Court, priced from £272,500, and the Kestrel cottage from £347,500.

    All of the homes at Rookery Court feature large windows, while the cottages open through French doors to private gardens.

    Each property will include energy efficient lighting, heating and insulation, and landscaped gardens, and every plot has a garage or car port.

    Rookery Court is set within landscaped tree lined grounds maintained by an on-site estate manager. The development will also include a guest house which is reserved for use by visiting family and guests, while a pretty pond and residents' allotments will help to create a peaceful setting.

    The charming village of Marden boasts a variety of amenities including a library, convenience stores, bank, butcher, dentist, hairdresser, medical centre, pharmacy, post office, cricket club, two pubs and a historic local church.

    Maidstone is just a short drive away and has a wealth of cultural, entertainment and leisure attractions. There is an excellent choice of high street shops and independent retailers, while museums, art galleries and boat trips along the River Medway are an ideal day out, as is historic Leeds Castle.

    The M20 is within easy reach, and the M25 is only 25 miles further on, while regular rail services to London run from Marden railway station and Ashford International offers quick links to the Continent.

    Some information contained herein may have changed since it was first published. SmartNewHomes strongly advises you to seek current legal and/or financial advice from a qualified professional.

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