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Property for sale in Hollingbourne Road, Twydall, Rainham, Kent, ME8
Hollingbourne Road, Twydall, Rainham, Kent, ME8Video Tour
Guide Price £140,000 - £160,000
Spacious 3 bed End of Terraced property well located for all local amenities! The added bonus of having No Chain! Must be viewed!
- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 2 receptions
- End of Terraced
- Good Location
- Drop Curb in place
- Downstairs Cloakroom
- No Chain
- Entrance Hall
- Door to front, tiled floor, radiator.
- Low level wc
- 16'6" x 11'3" (5.03m x 3.43m) Double glazed window to front, carpet, radiator, fireplace.
- Dining Room
- 9'2" x 8'9" (2.8m x 2.67m) Door to conservatory, laminate flooring.
- 10'0" x 9'2" (3.05m x 2.8m) Double glazed surround, tiled floor
- 14'2" x 8'7" (4.34m x 2.64m) Double glazed window to rear, double glazed frosted door to utility, range of wall and base units with work surfaces, lamiante flooring.
- 6'5" x 6'2" (1.98m x 1.9m) Double glazed door to garden, tiled flooring.
- Double glazed window to rear, loft access.
- Bedroom 1
- 12'1" x 9'4" (3.7m x 2.87m) Double glazed window to front, radiator, carpet, built in wardrobe.
- Bedroom 2
- 11'8" x 10'2" (3.58m x 3.1m) Double glazed window to front, carpet, radiator
- Bedroom 3
- 8'9" x 8'6" (2.67m x 2.6m) Double glazed window to rear, radiator, built in wardrobe.
- Frosted double glazed window to rear, panelled bath with shower tap, low level wc, pedestal sink unit, radiator
- Rear Garden 50', laid to lawn, patio area, side access, brick built shed.
Rainham has its own train station which is on the Chatham main line between Gillingham and Newington. Trains run to St Pancras and Ebbsfleet International, Victoria, Bromley South, Dover Priory, Canterbury East, Ramsgate and Margate. A typical journey from Rainham to Central London takes about 1 hour.
Rainham precinct offers a range of shops from Tesco, Wilkinson, Boots, Costa Coffee, Greggs Bakery and a number of beauty salons.
Rainham also has to offer Splashes leisure centre for swimming and gym facilities, Riverside Country Park and Berengrave Nature Reserve for walk
Our area guide for Rainham offers a brief overview of the town and its attractions, properties, schools, history, council tax and public transport links.
Rainham forms part of the Medway Towns (comprising Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham under a single unitary authority – Medway). The north of Rainham borders the south shore of the Medway estuary. On the western boundary is a large mixed-use business park (Gillingham Business Park), which includes some large retail outlets. The east of Rainham has a more semi-rural feel. Rainham has its own little neighbourhoods, including Rainham Mark, Macklands, Parkwood, Wigmore, Twydall, Meresborough and Lower Rainham, all falling in the ME8 postcode. There is a complete mixture of people in Rainham, from young families to retirees, with houses to suit all tastes and requirements.
Rainham itself has two modest shopping areas – the main covered precinct and Parkwood Shopping Centre. Together they offer a comprehensive range of shops, from Tesco and Boots to specialty record shop MagicDisco and Goldings Bakery. More extensive shopping facilities can be found at Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre where there are over 50 popular retailers all under one roof, including the largest M&S in the Medway and the largest Sainsbury's in Kent.
If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Rainham as it has a plethora of open spaces. Capstone Country Park covers 114 hectares of former farmland set on the North Downs. Explore the ancient woodlands, old orchards and freshwater lake. Berengrave Nature Reserve is a former chalk pit, which has been improved by Medway Council. The boardwalks now allow visitors to easily view the grassland, habitats and woodlands. Riverside Country Park covers 100 hectares alongside the Medway Estuary and includes Motney Hill. Tee off at Upchurch Golf Club, cheer on The Gills at Gillingham Football Club, take a dip at Splashes swimming pool or find peace and a good book at the town’s library. If you like amateur dramatics then you’ll love The Oasthouse Theatre where the Rainham Theatrical Society put on six major productions a year – it’s reputed to be the first ever theatre in an oasthouse in the world!
Food and Drink
There’s no shortage of pubs and restaurants and some highlights include The Barn Restaurant, The Olive Tree, the Beefeater at Manor Farm, The Cricketeers, The Hungry Fox and The Flying Saucer.
Stone Age tools have been discovered in Rainham and there is evidence that Romans worked the land in the local area. The village was first recorded in AD 811 as Roegingham, thought to mean ‘the home of the people living on rough ground’, which is a likelihood given the flinty soil of the area. The medieval village was part of the royal estate of Milton Regis and evidence of bygone buildings can still be observed on the Lower Rainham road. Like a lot of Kentish towns, Rainham went from a small village to a bustling town when the railway line was extended. The population in 1801 was just 422 and two centuries later it is well over 6,000.
There is a staggering amount of property choice in Rainham, from Grade II listed buildings, Victorian terraces, Edwardian terraces, and 1930s semis and terraces to 1950s post war homes, new build estates, bungalows and apartments with river views. The most recent property explosion in the town came in the 1960s when the Parkwood Estate was built. At the time, it was the largest housing estate in Europe.
Rainham is under the Medway authority and these are the council tax valuation details for the town for 2012/2013:
|A||Up to and including £40,000||£883.85|
|B||£40,001 - £52,000||£1031.16|
|C||£52,001 - £68,000||£1178.47|
|D||£68,001 - £88,000||£1325.78|
|E||£88,001 - £120,000||£1620.40|
|F||£120,001 - £160,000||£1915.02|
|G||£160,001 - £320,000||£2209.63|
|H||More than £320,000||£2651.56|
- Fairview Community Primary School
- Deanwood Primary School
- Miers Court Primary School
- Park Wood Infant & Junior School
- St Margartets CofE Infant & Junior School
- Riverside Primary School
- St Augustine of Canterbury CP School
- St Thomas of Canterbury RCP School
- Thames View Infant & Junior School
- Rainham Mark Grammar School
- Rainham School for Girls
- The Howard School
The nearest hospital to Rainham is the Medway Maritime Hospital
Rainham has its own train station, which is on the Chatham Main Line between Gillingham and Newington. Trains run to St Pancras and Ebbsfleet International (both for the Eurostar), Victoria, Bromley South, Dover Priory, Canterbury East, Ramsgate and Margate. A typical journey time from Rainham to central London takes about one hour. Commuters into central London also use the popular coach service run by National Express, and departing from Hempstead Valley. Road users are well connected to the A2.