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The Birches by Charles Church

Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, DA10

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The Birches

Make the most of garden city living with excellent connections

The Birches development in the new community of Ebbsfleet Valley in North Kent features a stunning collection of two, three and four bedroom homes.

  • Choice of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms homes

  • Acres of open space for you to enjoy

  • Fantastic transport links via road and rail

  • Bluewater shopping centre within easy reach

  • Area served by Fastrack, a high-priority rapid transit system

  • Just 17 minutes by rail to London St Pancras

  • Well-regarded schools close by

The Birches is our new development set amongst Ebbsfleet Valley, a beautifully-designed modern community incorporating new homes, commercial space and a host of innovative facilities. You could be living amongst acres of open public space connected by waterways, footpaths and cycle routes, all with a free public transport system.

Situated just south of the River Thames, Ebbsfleet is just 21 miles east of central London. Buying a new home here means you’ll be close to the bright lights of the capital yet close to the ‘Garden of England' and its Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Birches couldn't be better placed for commuting, with central London approximately 17 minutes away by train from nearby Ebbsfleet International.

As well as 400 acres dedicated to open spaces and parks throughout Ebbsfleet Valley, living at The Birches means you’re also not far from Swanscombe Heritage Park. Famous for its remains of Early Man, it also benefits from its more modern additions of an adventure playground, sports fields and walking trials. Darenth Country Park is also close by and is home to a children’s playground, a wildflower meadow and walking trails. Cygnet, Swanscombe and Cascades Leisure Centres are all within easy reach boasting a wide range of facilities for all ages.

Shop ‘til you drop at Bluewater

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping as The Birches is close to the world-renowned Bluewater shopping centre, boasting 330 stores, 40 cafes, bars and restaurants, and a 13-screen cinema. The development will eventually have its own local shop for your everyday necessities and nearby Gravesend is home to Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons supermarkets for your weekly shop. Also within easy reach is Dartford town centre with its variety of shopping areas including the High Street and the Priory and the Orchards shopping centres.

When complete, Ebbsfleet Valley will also be home to a large education campus, including a primary and secondary school – both with a host of state-of-the-art facilities. This, together with the Bluewater shopping centre on your doorstep, acres of open green space and excellent transport links means The Birches is a great place to set up home for both young professionals and families alike.

For more information about this fantastic new development, arrange an appointment now.

  1. Choice of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms homes
  2. Acres of open space for you to enjoy
  3. Fantastic transport links via road and rail
  4. Bluewater shopping centre within easy reach

Site Plan




Southfleet Road, Swanscombe, DA10

Opening hours

Monday 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm,

Local Information

Leisure Facilities

There’s plenty for you to do in the surrounding areas. Nearby, at Shorne Woods Country Park you can try your hand at orienteering and electronic treasure hunt trails. Kids of all ages will also love the Cyclopark with its skate parks, BMX tracks and mountain bike trails. For a slower paced day out, Cliffe Pools and Rainham Marshes RSPB Nature Reserves have extensive walks so you can enjoy their wealth of birds and other wildlife.

Transport Links

Travel couldn’t be easier as The Birches residents can use the local Fastrack bus for free which provides speedy routes to nearby shopping centres, surrounding towns and train stations. The M25 motorway is also conveniently close with its links to the rest of the UK via the motorway network, whilst the nearby stations of Ebbsfleet International and Swanscombe ‘George and Dragon’ provide frequent and quick train services to London and surrounding areas. Ebbsfleet International also provides direct services to Paris in just over 2 hours, and Brussels in around 1 hour 40 minutes.

London is approximately 21 miles away, with Maidstone 18 miles, Rochester 10 miles, Dartford 6 miles and Gravesend 4 miles. For travel further afield, London City Airport is just 21 miles, with Gatwick 36 miles and Stansted 43 miles.

Approximate travel distance by car to:

Swanscombe George and Dragon train station: 1.2 miles

Ebbsfleet International train station: 1.2 miles

Bluewater Shopping Centre: 3.4 miles

Gravesend: 4 miles

Dartford: 6 miles

London city centre: 21 miles

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Ebbsfleet International (0.8 miles)
National Train Station logo Swanscombe (1.0 miles)
National Train Station logo Northfleet (1.0 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode




We are a national house builder with a local approach to building your new home.

We will provide you with the specification appropriate to the locality of your selected new home and development and we will explain the choice of external materials used, for example your brick colour and roof tiles. You will be able to select certain elements of the fixtures and fittings encompassing the latest designs from leading manufacturers, subject to the stage of build of your chosen home. If you wish to further personalise your new home, an exciting range of options is available to purchase from our Finishing Touches scheme. Our experienced sales team is on hand to guide you through the choices available to you depending again on the stage of build.

Quality Assured

Your new home will be built in accordance with all relevant technical and building regulations, in particular the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes. In addition all stages of the construction of your new home will be inspected by our experienced construction staff. On completion of your new home we will provide you with a quality assured certificate for you to keep.

10-year NHBC (or equivalent) Warranty

A 10-year warranty is provided with every new Charles Church home. A comprehensive guide explaining the warranty will be supplied to you.

We will ensure warranties provided by the manufacturers of appliances are honoured for the first year of occupation. Our Customer Care Department is on hand to offer you the necessary guidance and assistance.

About Developer

Charles Church - The Name on the Finest Homes

When Charles and Susanna Church laid the foundations of their first home in 1965, they were doing more than building a desirable residence. They were turning their vision of the perfect home into a benchmark for quality and a legacy for future generations to appreciate.

In the intervening years, Charles Church has grown to establish itself as one of the countrys foremost housebuilding brands whilst maintaining its unrivalled reputation for the design and quality of the homes it builds.

Over four decades later, their principles remain the cornerstone of every home we build. Charles Churchs philosophy of combining aesthetically pleasing designs with traditional building techniques is as relevant today as it was then, and the company prides itself on the sympathetic way in which its homes are designed to harmonise with their surroundings. Wherever possible, many period or regional features are incorporated, including its trademark brick and knapped flint combination, decorative tile hanging and the use of natural stone.

Perhaps best known for its traditional designs, Charles Church has not remained rooted in the past, however, and has evolved to ensure that it continues to meet and exceed the demands of a new generation of homeowners. That is why you will now find an impressive array of Charles Church homes to suit all lifestyles in both rural and city centre locations. Not only does the scope of its developments now encompass traditional design reflecting the prevailing local architecture, but also embraces contemporary and exciting architectural styles and breathes new life into redundant historic and commercial buildings through their sensitive conversion and restoration.

What remains the same, however, is the companys emphasis on exacting standards and attention to detail at every stage of the construction process, enabling it to achieve in its homes a totally unmistakable quality and sense of style. The results of this unique combination of principles have been rewarded with numerous prestigious consumer and industry awards over the years.

The ultimate winner however, is the buyer of a Charles Church home.

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Call us on 01322 535020 or fill in the contact form below.

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