Ebbsfleet Valley in Kent is a key location if St Pancras and Paris loom large in your life. Its Eurostar station, Ebbsfleet International, has helped put the area back on the map, opening up villages and towns along the banks of the Thames Estuary to commuters.
The hub offers six trains an hour into Stratford, while services to St Pancras take about 18 minutes. Nearby towns such as Dartford, Gravesend and Southfleet are all improving, too, with the impact of better transport infrastructure.
The Vale in Southfleet is a collection of 32 semi-detached, detached and terrace homes, built in traditional Kentish style. A classic oast house has also been converted. Completions are due in spring and summer next year. Call Millwood Designer Homes on 01474 230160.