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AmenitiesThere is an M&S Simply Food close to the development, along with a Premier convenience store. For your weekly groceries, try Aylesford Retail Park, where you’ll find a Sainsbury’s supermarket, or head into Maidstone, where you’ll find most of the big name superstores.
For GPs, register with Aylesford Medical Centre (Sat Nav ME20 7SE call 0844 477 8676), while for dentists try Greenacres Dental Practice (Sat Nav ME20 7LQ call 01622 710284).
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Dr D Forsythe
Southcot Dental Surgery
The Phoenix Surgery
Willows Dental Clinic
DiningTrip Advisor lists 19 restaurants in Aylesford, with a total of 233 in the Maidstone area as a whole. Top rated local eateries include The Village Pantry, Base Camp, Kits Coty Brasserie, Sherlocks and The Hengist, with the Beefeater at Allington Lock also popular with families.
In Maidstone, Frederic Café Bistro, Mu Mu Restaurant, Gem of Kent and the Mediterranean flavours of La Taberna all come highly recommended, along with The Town House, The Romney Restaurant and Bills.
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Kit Coty Braserie
Papa's Barn Fish & Chips Restaurant & Takeaway
The Beefeater Allington Lock
The Lower Bell
EducationAt Redrow, we appreciate the importance of building close to high quality schools, so that our homebuyers don’t have to travel far to give their children a good education. The Lawns is especially well placed in this respect, with a choice of highly rated schools for all ages within easy reach.
Valley Invicta Primary School, close to the development, is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, with Ditton Infants and Juniors both rated ‘outstanding’. St Peter’s CofE Primary, just across the M20, is also rated ‘good’, as is Brookfield Junior School, with Brookfield Infants rated ‘outstanding’.
For older pupils, Aylesford School Sports College is close by and rated ‘good’, while the Malling School is also rated ‘good’. Nearby Maidstone has an excellent choice of senior schools, with Valley Park School, Maidstone Grammar, Maidstone Grammar School for Girls and Oakwood Park Grammar all rated ‘outstanding’.
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Aylesford Under 5s Pre-School
Brookfield Junior School
Ditton Infant School
Lunsford Primary School
Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford
LeisureThe more active residents will be spoiled for choice at The Lawns, with Larkfield Leisure Centre in nearby Aylesford and Maidstone Leisure Centre at Mote Park, plus a choice of excellent golf courses such as Cobtree Manor, all within a short drive of home.
For evening entertainment, head into Maidstone, where you’ll find Lock Meadow Entertainment Centre, which has with everything from a multi-screen cinema to ten-pin bowling and even a trampoline park. Maidstone is also home to the Hazlitt Theatre, the River Stage and the Exchange Studio.
Leeds Castle, just beyond Maidstone, has lots to offer all year round, with a varied programme of special events from Christmas markets to medieval jousting contests.
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Larkfield Leisure Centre
Lock Meadow Entertainment Centre
Maidstone Leisure Centre
Maidstone United Football Club
ShoppingAylesford Retail Park is close to the development, with a range of big name stores, while nearby Maidstone has 1 million sq ft of retail space offering something for everyone, including Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre, The Mall, Maidstone and the Broadway Shopping Centre.
Check out Maidstone Market every Tuesday and Saturday for fresh produce and homewares, or if you fancy a big name brand at a small ticket price, head for Ashford Designer Outlet. The famous Bluewater Shopping Centre is also less than 20 miles drive, offering retail therapy on a truly epic scale.
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Bluwater Shopping Centre
Fremlin Walk Shopping Centre
Newnham Court Shopping Village
Pentagon Shopping Centre
South Aylesford Retail Park
The Mall Maidstone
TransportThe Lawns lies just a couple of minutes drive from Junction 5 of the M20, with the main trunk route, the A20 passing by the development. London is around 35 miles, with Ashford 22 miles, Canterbury 30 miles, Tunbridge Wells 17 miles and the continental ferries of Dover around 45 miles.
Direct trains from Barming Station connect to London Victoria in around an hour, with connections to St Pancras, via Strood, available from Aylesford Station in around 55 minutes. If you are heading further afield, Gatwick is less than 40 miles, London City Airport is even closer at around 30 miles and Eurostar services to Brussels and Paris can be found at Ashford International, just 22 miles away.
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Ebbsfleet International Station
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The development location is London Road,Aylesford,Kent,ME20 7NJ