Alternative Commute for Couple at Springhead Park
According to recent research from Vitality Health, long commutes have been associated with lower levels of productivity at work and increased levels of stress.
Keen to ditch the traditional train commute in exchange for a convenient coach service into London, Harry (28) and Molly (27) Boyd have recently purchased a home at Countryside’s Springhead Park, in Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent, making overcrowded trains a distant memory.
Set in an ideal location with excellent travel connections, residents of Springhead Park can take advantage of the many travel options into the City. Harry says: “Both Molly and I work in the city, and we actually get a coach straight into London, rather than the train. We live just a short walk away from the coach stop, and within an hour we’re dropped off at Fenchurch Street. It’s more affordable than the train, and we are guaranteed a seat, which is more comfortable than the overcrowded trains!”
Springhead Park is a new collection of homes located within Ebbsfleet Garden City, in Northfleet, Kent. Harry says: “I have rented in Springhead Park for about nine years, and I would never dream of choosing anywhere else to live. Once we saw the house go on the market, we went to have a look and reserved it there and then, everything just fell into place.”
Springhead Park features a range of properties, from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom homes. Harry mentions: “When we were looking for a new home, we didn’t look too far as were impressed with what Countryside had to offer. We were most impressed with the proportions of the house. Each room is a really good size, there’s not a box room in sight! Outdoor space was also really important, and we use the garden like it’s another room. We have thoroughly enjoyed moving to a three bedroom house, as our old flat was quite small. We’re now able to host more people, and we often entertain outdoors.”
Homes at Springhead Park all feature contemporary interiors with open plan living and thoughtful details throughout. Kitchens are individually designed and are fitted with a full range of appliances, bathrooms are sleek with contemporary white suites and chrome fittings.
Harry adds: “We always knew we wanted a new build, the structure of the new homes at Springhead Park are really impressive, and everything is guaranteed, which gives you peace of mind. All of the kitchen appliances were here when we arrived, so all we had to do was move in.”
The 2.5 acre Central Park contributes to forming the hub of the community. Harry says: “It’s clear that open space has been central to the design of Springhead Park, and there’s always people out with their dogs, kids running about and people playing football. It’s great for the community, and for people to meet each other. There’s a real sense of community at Springhead Park, with so many community events around the year, people often get together. Countryside also hosted a ‘Meet the builder’ night when we moved in, and we were able to meet the site managers as well as some of our neighbours. Molly and I thought that this was a great welcome to our new neighbourhood, which you wouldn’t get with buying an older property. The support we received from Countryside throughout the buying process was second to none, and as a first-time buyer it was really nice to have this extra assurance.””
Residents of Springhead Park are ideally located with a wealth of high-quality amenities in the nearby surrounding area. Harry adds: “We are so well located in our new home, there is so much going for the Ebbsfleet area and we have everything we need on our doorstep. We have two supermarkets just a five minute walk away, and Bluewater is also close, with loads of restaurants, bars, and shops.”