Oxenden Park by Bellway Homes (Kent)

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Oxenden Park

A lovely development of new homes in Herne Bay, a seaside town in north-east Kent. This collection of houses and apartments is ideal for those looking to make the most of life on the coast and in the countryside, while enjoying the proximity of the town, nearby Canterbury, Margate and London (66 miles away). Oxenden Park will appeal to first-time buyers, families and professionals working locally, or in the capital.
  1. 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses; 1 and 2-bedroom apartments
  2. Gardens and garages/ parking to houses
  3. Well-regarded schools nearby
  4. Herne Bay train station 25 minutesí walk away



Greenhill Road, Herne Bay, CT6 7RS

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Local Information

Leisure Facilities

Herne Bay has many attractions and amenities that contribute to it being a lovely place to live, not least of course its shingle beach, promenade with traditional gardens, seaside shops and amusement arcades, and its pier. Sticking with the coast, Hampton, Swalecliffe, Tankerton, and Whitstable beaches can all be reached in around 10 minutes by car, while Reculver Beach is around 15 minutes' drive away. Reculver village is notable as the setting for a Roman fort, then a monastery on the same site and built in the 7th century. The remaining medieval towers, added in the 12th century, remain today as a local landmark.

Cultural destinations include Herne Bay Little Theatre, which stages several shows each year, and The King's Hall, which offers a comprehensive programme of comedy, live music and musical theatre. The small and independent Kavanagh Cinema is less than 10 minutes' drive from Oxenden Park and is a popular alternative to the more usual modern multiplexes. Just over the road from the cinema, the quirky Seaside Museum in the town centre, presents a regularly changing series of exhibitions from local and national artists, as well as photography collections, landscape paintings and family-friendly events.

Outdoor attractions include Herne Bay Memorial Park, which has a children's play area, lake, tennis courts, a grassed games area, formal and sensory gardens, and Reculver Country Park, which is a site of special scientific interest and home to a variety of wildlife.

The town has active hockey, football, bowls and cricket clubs; there's a swimming pool, gym, dance and fitness studios at Herons Leisure Centre, and a roller skating rink at the Bay Sports Arena. Rowing and sailing are offered by Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club and Herne Bay Sailing Club, while the Herne Bay Paddle Co provides paddle boarding lessons.

Margate, that quintessential English seaside town, is around 30 minutes by car from the development. Its sandy beaches, Dreamland Amusement Park, ice cream, fish and chip shops, prom and splendid sea views continue to attract tourists and is well worth a visit.

Local Shopping

High Street lies at the heart of Herne Bay and together with Mortimer Street and William Street, makes up the main shopping area. All are lined with independent retailers, boutiques and specialist stores, as well as a few familiar names, and all are just a short walk from the beach. A selection of niche stores can also be found on the pier, and a weekly market takes place every Saturday on Mortimer Street. For local produce and crafts, a farmers' market is held monthly in Wimereux Square, off William Street.

Beyond Herne Bay, Canterbury is a favourite with shoppers from across the region, drawn by its great selection of chain and department stores, boutiques and specialist shops. It's also a must-see for tourists, captivated by the medieval architecture and famous buildings of this historic city. The main retail areas here include Whitefriars outdoor mall, Marlowe Arcade, High Street, Longmarket and The King's Mile. The latter comprises a number of streets and is close to the cathedral, it's the independent district and the place to find inspiring and quirky gifts, clothing, food and art.

Whitstable (around 10 minutes' drive away) and Margate (around 30 minutes' drive away) are also popular shopping destinations. Both are on the coast so are also famous for their beaches, seafood and traditional seaside atmosphere. Westwood Cross shopping centre, near Broadstairs, can be reached in around 25 minutes by car and boasts an array of high-street stores, eateries and a multi-screen cinema.


A number of well-regarded schools can be found in the local area. For younger children, these include Briary Primary - which is just a few minutes walk from the development - and Hampton Primary School, which is 20 minutes' walk away. Herne Bay Infant school, Herne Bay Junior School, Herne C of E Infant and Nursery School, and Herne C of E Junior School can all be reached in less than 10 minutes by car.

For older students, Herne Bay High School is within walking distance, and The Whitstable School is around 10 minutes' drive away. Slightly further away, The Canterbury Academy and St Anselm's Catholic Schools both have sixth forms so caters for pupils aged 11 - 19 years.

Transport Links

Herne Bay Railway Station is around 25 minutes' walk (five minutes' drive) from the development, with regular trains to Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Whitstable, Rochester and London Victoria (journey time around 90 minutes), among other destinations. High speed trains to Ebbsfleet International, Stratford International and London St Pancras also stop at Herne Bay station.

Major roads easily accessible from Oxenden Park include the A299, the A2 and the M20. Local bus services connect the development with nearby villages and towns, such as Broad Oak, Beltinge, Westcliff, Whitstable and Canterbury. London City Airport is around 64 miles away and Gatwick Airport around 69 miles away, via the M2.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Herne Bay (1.0 miles)
National Train Station logo Chestfield & Swalecliffe (1.4 miles)
National Train Station logo Whitstable (2.9 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Driving directions

Oxenden Park is located on Greenhill Road in Herne Bay, less than two miles from the centre of town and from the beach. Whitstable is around five miles to the west, Canterbury around seven miles to the south and Margate is around 14 miles to the east. Central London is 66 miles away.

Major roads within convenient reach of the development include the A299, the A2 and the M20. The nearest railway station is Herne Bay, just over a mile away. From there regular services run to London Victoria, among other destinations. High speed trains to Ebbsfleet International, Stratford International and London St Pancras also stop at Herne Bay station.

Oxenden Park lies within the administrative boundaries of Canterbury City Council and Kent County Council.


About Developer


Over 75 years of great homes and great service

When it comes to buying your new home it is reassuring to know that you are dealing with one of the most successful companies in the country, with a reputation built on designing and creating fine houses and apartments nationwide backed up with one of the industryís best after-care services.

In 1946 John and Russell Bell, newly demobbed, joined their father John T. Bell in a small family owned housebuilding business in Newcastle upon Tyne. From the very beginning John T. Bell & Sons, as the new company was called, were determined to break the mould. In the early 1950s Kenneth Bell joined his brothers in the company and new approaches to design layout and finishes were developed. In 1963 John T. Bell & Sons became part of the public corporate scene and the name Bellway evolved.

Continuing growth

Today Bellway is one of Britainís largest house building companies and is continuing to grow throughout the country. Since its formation, Bellway has built and sold over 100,000 homes catering for first time buyers to more seasoned home buyers and their families. The Groupís rapid growth has turned Bellway into a multi-million pound company, employing over 2,000 people directly and many more sub-contractors. From its original base in Newcastle upon Tyne the Group has expanded in to all regions of the country and is now poised for further growth.

Our homes are designed, built and marketed by local teams operating from regional offices managed and staffed by local people. This allows the company to stay close to its customers and take key decisions about design, build, materials, planning and marketing in response to local and not national demands. A simple point, but one which we believe distinguishes Bellway.

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