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Watling Place

Watling Place, 1 Merton Drive, Newington, Kent, ME9 7JJ

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Make the most of village life with excellent transport links

Set between Rainham and Sittingbourne, Watling Place is our collection of new homes in the small historic village of Newington, Kent. This exciting development has a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, with a choice of designs to suit young professionals, families and downsizers.

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Excellent shopping in nearby towns
Close to Rainham, Sittingbourne, Chatham and Maidstone
Excellent transport links, including rail services to London and Ashford
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A great education for all

Newington C of E Primary School is situated in the village, just half a mile from the Watling Place development. Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, the school is said to have “very friendly and happy” pupils. Located in nearby villages are Hartlip Endowed C of E Primary School, Lower Halstow Primary School and Borden C of E Primary School, with the latter graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. For older children, Rainham Mark Grammar School and Borden Grammar School are both nearby.

Keeping fit

Splashes Sports Centre in Rainham is 3.4 miles away from Watling Place and offers an indoor fun pool with wave machine and flume, as well as swimming lessons, a gym and fitness classes. More sports facilities can be found at Swallows Leisure Centre in Sittingbourne. Newington Recreation Ground is an open space just minutes from Watling Place, with a sports pavilion, a children’s play area and outdoor gym equipment for adults. Nearby outdoor attractions include Capstone Country Park, the Blue Flag beach at Minster and the artificial ski slope at Chatham Ski & Snowboard Centre.

Join in with the community

Activities in Newington bring the community together, with a welcoming range of events organised by the Community Centre. The village also has its own WI, bingo and a social club. A Community Arts Festival is held in the village each summer, as well as the annual Newington Village Festival; both are great opportunities for families to have fun. A food and crafts fair is held in the Village Hall on the first Sunday of the month.

Local amenties

For daily essentials there’s a local Co-op just a few minute’s walk from Watling Place, and for larger grocery shops you’ll find a Sainsburys and Morrisons in Sittingbourne, and a Tesco Extra in Rainham. There is a good variety of shops in the neighbouring towns of Rainham, Sittingbourne and Maidstone, including the Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre and the Mall at Maidstone. For the ultimate shopping experience visit Bluewater shopping centre, approximately a 30 minute drive from Watling Place.

You'll be well connected

The village of Newington has regular bus services to Sittingbourne and Chatham, and its own train station. Situated on the Chatham Mainline, it offers direct services to London in just over an hour, and to Ashford in around 40 mins. The nearest major airports are Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow.

Watling Place

1 Merton Drive, Newington, ME9 7JJ

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Help to Buy: Equity Loan 2021 - 2023

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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