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Rainham is located in the north of Kent, known as the garden of England for its abundant fruit trees, hops and verdant spaces. Your new home in Rainham is part of the Medway group of towns which became part of the Municipal Borough of Gillingham in 1998 and sits proudly on the River Medway. Your new house in Rainham has the best of all worlds, access to excellent shops, pubs and eateries, and yet is only a short drive from three nature parks.

A perfect family day out, from your new house in Rainham, is Riverside Country Park, with sustrans cycle paths, walking trails, wild planting and spectacular views. Nearby Foxburrow Wood was once part of a large historic woodland and now offers 15-acres of quiet solitude. Berengrave Chalk Pit, is a small Lakeland reserve where woodland meets reedbeds with ample opportunity for excellent bird watching.

Living in Rainham

Schools close to your new home in Rainham

Your new build in Rainham has an enviable selection of schools thanks to its close ties with neighbours in Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester. The Bredhurst Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is Outstanding, according to Ofsted. You're spoilt for choice with an astonishing 37 primary schools and nine secondary schools rated as Good by Ofsted, all within a short drive of your new home in Rainham. Around six good schools are within easy walking distance of Rainham town centre.

Your new build in Rainham is perfectly located

Your new house in Rainham has excellent road links. Depending on the time of day, central London is just over an hour’s drive along the A2. Dartford is 25 miles away, Maidstone about 10 miles via the A249, while Canterbury is just over 20 miles to the east – all within easy commuting distance. Your new build in Rainham benefits from a railway station with direct links to London Victoria in less than an hour. If you’d like to get away from it all, nearby airports are London City (40 miles), London Gatwick (48 miles) and London Heathrow (69 miles).

New housing developments in Kent

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Rainham as well as new builds and new housing developments in Kent – including new homes in Dartford and Maidstone. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…