Sheerness Area guide

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Dubbed Kent's Treasure Island, the Isle of Sheppey offers adventure and a great escape; from sandy beaches to mind-expanding marshes and bird-packed reserves. Sheerness has attracted holiday makers for years many of which have returned and settled over the years. Sheerness has certainly evolved in recent years and has seen a huge investment put into developing the area. There is now a thriving community with a population of over 37,000 located in an area of approximately 36 miles.

Sheppey is enjoying an increasingly vibrant market and offers a very wide range of property styles and ages. The construction of Sheppey Bridge in 2006 has made the whole of Sheppey easily accessible to Sittingbourne and Medway, with great links towards Maidstone, London and Canterbury. This means that Sheppey is now a very serious contender for anyone looking to buy or let, that need regular access off the Island. Because of this, Sheppey is currently undergoing substancial development to regenerate and build new homes and facilities locally. Starter apartments can still be purchased for less than £100,000, with prices ranging up to over £1m for an executive detached home.

Sheppey has a real holiday feel in parts. There are still many that enjoy second properties on the Island to escape life on the 'mainland'! The introduction and constructin of the new bridge has over the recent years brought new residents in their droves seeking the reasonable property prices and the fresh sea air. The location is a huge retirement destination and attracts many looking to enjoy thier golden years. In this past decade many more families have relocated and there is somewhat of a first time buyer boom going on.

Sheerness has an extensive amount of interesting history to boast. In 1532 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn spent their honeymoon at Shurland Hall, Eastchurch - just outside Sheerness. Plague had hit London, and Henry was en route to Calais and a summit with Francis I. It also has naval history and was home to the navy dockyard. The navy dockyard was closed in 1960 and is now used by the Medway Port Authority as a commercial port.

Sheppey is an area that few people leave once here. Many residents have lived here their whole lives, whilst moving from London for the quieter life is as popular as ever.

Sheerness is one of the few places in Kent where you can still get onto the property ladder under the £125,000 stamp duty threshold. This makes it a great place to become a landlord if you're thinking about an investment. The more prestiege homes will often fetch in excess of £500,000. The properties come in all shapes and sizes, with the oldest dating back to the 1600's. There are a good amount of new homes being built too. Minster on Sea has a great range of bungalows varying in size.

Sheppey is enjoying an increasingly vibrant market and offers a very wide range of property styles and ages. The construction of Sheppey Bridge in 2006 has made the whole of Sheppey easily accessible to Sittingbourne and Medway, with great links towards Maidstone, London and Canterbury. This means that Sheppey is now a very serious contender for anyone looking to buy or let, that need regular access off the Island. Because of this, Sheppey is currently undergoing substancial development to regenerate and build new homes and facilities locally. Starter apartments can still be purchased for less than £100,000, with prices ranging up to over £1m for an executive detached home.

Because of the proximity to the award winning seafront and typical semi or detached style of home, Minster on Sea is generally considered the most sought after area. 'The Leas' known for being the best of the best, because it's right on the seafront! A lot of buyers are also favouring Queenborough as their choice, because that is where the most substancial regeneration is taking place. Buying here now could prove to be a good investment for years to come.

The rental market is extremely boyant on the Island. Whether you are looking for a room in a house share, or an executive detached home, we can help. Prices typically range from £400pcm for a room or studio flat to around £1800pcm for a large detached 4-5bedroom home in Minster on Sea.

There are a range of pubs and restaurants scattered on the Island. Whether it's fine dining, or simple fish and chips, Sheppey offers it all, and everything in between. Sheerness has a range of shops and there are two large supermarkets including a 24 hour Tesco. Bluewater regional shopping centre is a little over thirty minutes drive.

Due to its extensive historical background, there is lots to do and discover on the Isle of Sheppey. Aside from a number of beaches, there are amusement arcades, a bowling alley and indoor swimming pool available. Walkers will enjoy the vast amount of semi rural and rural routes around the island.

There are regular bus routes across the island, and railway stations in Sheerness and Queenborough. The train service currently connects to the London line in Sittingbourne, but we understand that a direct service to London will soon be in place, offering a service to London in just over an hour. Watch this space!!!

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