Leading Home Counties housebuilder, Weston Homes has announced that 60% of the first phase of apartments at Preston Hall have sold to a range of buyers including first time buyers, couples and professionals looking to own a home at the prestigious development.
Weston Homes has received over 400 enquiries from those interested in owning a piece of history, many of which are from London, the home counties and the local area.
Bob Weston, CEO of Weston Homes commented “Preston Hall is one of a kind and we are not surprised at the overwhelming level of interest received for the scheme since its launch in February. The majority of purchasers have been from London and its surrounding areas but we did have one couple who flew in especially from America to be first in line to purchase an apartment in the opening weekend."
The successful launch event, which took place in February 2015, saw the arrival of over 200 attendees to see the newly restored entrance hall and two bedroom show apartment, which opened with a glittering firework display.
Situated in Aylesford, Kent, Preston Hall comprises of 36 luxurious one, two, three and four bedroom residences, which consists of the restoration of a historic 53,686 sqft Grade II listed mansioninto a new residential address.
Each of 36 residences have individual marketing names, unique layouts and features and include apartments, mews houses and villas. They range up to 2,255 sqft in size, some with mezzanine levels open to spectacular double height living areas.
Weston Homes have skillfully combined period details including wall paneling, fireplaces, ceiling coving and moldings with state-of-the-art specification including designer fully fitted fitted Oakwood kitchens with quartz stone tops and Fascino sink and boiling hot water tap. Spacious stone paneled bathroom suites and generous living rooms and luxurious bedrooms result in new homes that combine history with all the facilities required for modern living.
Located off London Road (A20) and dating back to 1102, Preston Hall was for over 400 years the country residence of the Culpeper family, relatives of the Dukes of Norfolk, whose descendants included Joyce Culpeper (mother of Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII); Catherine Howard and Sir Thomas Culpeper, courtier to Henry VIII and Catherine’s secret lover, a liaison for which they were both executed.
In 1848 Preston Hall was purchased by Edward Ladd Betts, a railroad baron, who sold Preston Hall in 1867 to rival railway baron Thomas Brassey. In 1914 the final family to own Preston Hall, the Sauber family, gifted the hall to the Red Cross, enabling it to serve as a hospital during WWI. In 1925 Preston Hall became a hospital for the Royal British Legion and finally between 1945 to 2012 it served as headquarters for the local health authority.
Prices at Preston Hall start from £340,000 for the final remaining apartments in phase one. The second phase of homes is set to launch in Summer 2015.
For further information, please visit the sales and marketing suite which is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Alternatively please contact Weston Homes on Tel: 01279 873 300 or visit W: www.weston-homes.com.