New homes offer outdoor lifestyle


Tranquil freshwater lakes will create the centre-piece of a new neighbourhood at Conningbrook Lakes in Ashford, Kent, set in 31 acres of county parkland.  Step out of your front door at this premium lakeside village of 300 contemporary homes, and straight into acres of open countryside featuring lakes, woodland and grassland.

With a range of luxury, high-specification two, three, four and five bed homes available to suit all tastes and lifestyles, Conningbrook Lakes gives sports enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors, an opportunity to purchase their dream home. 

Offering not only exceptional views, the lakes and country park also play host to a range of sporting and outdoor leisure activities, from kayaking, canoeing and open-water swimming to sailing and fishing*, with some properties even coming with their own private lakeside mooring and jetty. 

And there is so much space to explore, with footpaths and nature trails leading through the acres of country park where native species of butterflies and dragonflies can be spotted.  Further afield there are regional paths along the Great Stour river and across the Wye Valley, up onto the Downs or out across Romney Marsh. 

The lakes themselves are home to wetland birds such as Wigeons and Warblers and in the summer months, Skylarks and Kingfishers.  Plentiful stocks of carp, tench and bream are a big draw for those who enjoy a spot of fishing*.

With many of stylish homes overlooking the lakes or country park, the architectural details have been thoughtfully designed to echo the Kentish waterfront location.   Many homes incorporate private balconies, picture windows or terraces, designed to maximise the scenic views over the lakes and surrounding parkland, with all homes coming with their own private garden.

Inside, open plan living offers light and generously sized living spaces, with each home finished to an impressive specification.  From individually-designed kitchens featuring Italian soft-close units from Stosa and integrated appliances AEG, through to master bedrooms with en-suites and built in wardrobes, these homes have been created with a modern family lifestyle in mind.

With a wide range of property styles on offer to suit all tastes, lifestyles and households, this lakeside village offers sports enthusiasts, families and lovers of outdoors the perfect place to call home.   With all the conveniences of a modern lifestyle in a countryside setting, there is space to park the car, excellent transport connections offering direct high-speed rail services into London in as little as 38 minutes, as well as local amenities, restaurants and shops close-by.  

The Julie Rose Stadium, regarded as one of the finest athletics facilities in the country and home to Ashford Athletics Club, is situated next door to Conningbrook village.  Hosting a wide range of events including world-class athletics and triathlons, the stadium also offers easy access to all-weather pitches, a running track and indoor sports facilities. Everything from five-a-side football, netball, tennis, basketball and athletics can be enjoyed, as well as a well-stocked gym offering regular fitness classes and fun holiday camps for kids.

Golfers are well catered for too with an 18-hole Ashford Golf Course just a few minutes away off the A20. 

And for those members of the family that are just earning their sporting stripes, a children’s play park, plus activity trails and paths leading down to and around the lakes and park, will give everyone in the family a chance to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle at Conningbrook Lakes. 

The first phase of this lakeside village will see homes along the northern edge of the main lake, with later phases spanning out around a central boulevard running from the main lake to the north lake, with quieter lanes and mews leading off.  Streets will be broken up by pocket parks and public squares featuring specially commissioned art-installations reflecting, celebrating and highlighting the wildlife in and around the lakes and parks.

For further information about Conningbrook Lakes or to arrange a viewing of our show homes, register your interest here.

*sailing, fishing and watersports all subject to license