The first release of refurbished former Ministry of Defence homes in Manston has sold out, following a successful launch by Annington, where five of the six homes were reserved on the launch weekend in March. The success of the site has led to Annington bringing forward the next release of homes on Bell Davies Drive in May.

The properties have proven popular with local homebuyers, including a mix of downsizers and those getting on the property ladder for the first time. Situated in an already established neighbourhood, these homes have proven an attractive alternative to new builds, thanks to their generous layouts with freshly refurbished interiors and sturdy build designed to withstand the test of time.

The next release by Annington will comprise an additional 10 three-bedroom semi-detached homes. Launching on Friday 10th May, each home includes a generous sized lounge opening into a dining room, and a spacious kitchen with access into the rear garden, and a single garage and parking space. Refurbished by Annington to bring the properties up to contemporary standards, each home has a brand-new kitchen, alongside a fresh coat of paint and new flooring and carpets laid throughout.

Matt Walker, Associate Director for Your Move Ramsgate, commented: “Buyers across Thanet are crying out for homes like these: good sized properties in a friendly neighbourhood with plenty of scope to make their own. Demand for homes on the peninsula is rising, particularly in the villages surrounding the three seaside resorts of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs. House prices in the district have remained steady, but rents have inflated by 9.3% in the year to March 2024. Naturally this has been the push that first time buyers have needed to get on the property ladder, and these homes in Manston have ticked all the boxes.”

Louise Saunders, Head of Sales and Marketing for Annington, added: “This development is a particularly special offering for Annington and these homes have been released onto the market at locally competitive prices. While we’ve modernised these properties with new kitchens, fresh coat of paint and new flooring throughout, there is plenty of scope for new homeowners to make further improvements and really make the homes their own. If you missed out on the launch, now is your chance! With 10 more properties coming to the market following high demand, and we expect this next release to be just as popular as the first!”

Residents will benefit from life in a thriving village; Manston boasts an active village hall, a historic pub in a 17th century building, golf courses and several Ofsted-rated ‘Good’ schools. The village is a short drive from Westwood Cross, a shopping mall home to numerous high-street brands and shops, including a large Marks and Spencer with a food hall. Westwood Cross also offers a number of sit down and on-the-go dining options, alongside a 10-screen Vue cinema.

Prices start from £300,000 for a three-bedroom semi-detached property. To find out more and book a viewing, contact the selling agent Your Move Ramsgate on 01843 584848.