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FOCUS ON: ROCHESTER, KENT

HIGH STREET, WOULDHAM
Price: £330,000
Workers looking to escape the hubbub of the City for the pleasant and quiet Kentish countryside need look no further than this three-bedroom cottage in the heart of Wouldham, near Rochester – 50 minutes from Victoria by train. Originally the village forge, the house has exposed beams throughout and flagstone tiles in the kitchen. At the rear of the property, there is an airy conservatory looking out on to the back garden.

Contact: Mann Countrywide Rochester on 01634 812697, www.manncountrywide.co.uk

THE LAURELS, ROBIN HOOD LANE, WALDERSLADE
Price: £414,995
This development of three four-bedroom detached homes in a Kent village outside Rochester offers buyers good value for money on a modern family home. The whole of the ground floor benefits from underfloor heating and the kitchens come with all mod-cons. Each plot comes with a large garden with a patio terrace that is ideal for entertaining. These properties are already available and ready to move in to.

Contact: Red Admiral Homes on 08454 681260 or visit www.redadmiralhomes.com

SOUTHGATE THE PRECINCT, ROCHESTER
Price: £1.1m
Those attracted to properties steeped in history will love this Grade II-listed house with late medieval origins set in the cathedral precinct opposite Rochester castle. Sir Thomas More and Cardinal Wolsey are just some of the property’s most notable guests. The six-bedroom house has been restored by the current owners and comes with a wine cellar and extensive gardens to both the front and the rear.

Contact: Strutt & Parker Canterbury on 01227 451123, www.struttandparker.com

BORSTAL ROAD, ROCHESTER
Price: £470,000
This four-bedroom Edwardian property is situated within walking distance of Rochester’s town centre and mainline station. Inside, the rooms are large and have been updated in keeping with the property’s period features. There are extensive views over the River Medway from the sitting room, as well as from the sun deck in the terraced rear garden. Those with cars will appreciate the off-street parking at the front of the property.

Contact: Mann Countrywide Rochester on 01634 812697, www.manncountrywide.co.uk