Open day on 13 January for shared ownership apartments at Ebbsfleet Garden City

Clarion Housing Group is launching a selection of new homes at Ebbsfleet Garden City aimed at first time buyers who are struggling to get on the property ladder.

This month, Clarion will release 29 two-bedroom apartments at its Castle Hill development which are available through shared ownership. An open day is being held on Saturday 13th January between 10am-4pm and prices start at as little as £91,000 for a 35 per cent share of a two-bedroom home, with a full market value of £260,000.

Last year the first 15 shared ownership homes were snapped up in a matter hours and we expect demand to be high once again.

Anna Sewell and her partner Anthony Swinden were among the first buyers to secure a Clarion home in the first tranche to be released at Castle Hill. The couple bought a 45 per cent share of three-bedroom house through shared ownership and they moved into the property last summer.

Anna, 37: "It feels wonderful having a home of our own. Prior to the purchase, we looked at other developments in the area but Castle Hill was always our first choice. We love the look of the homes and the way they are built. It feels like a new little village where everyone is so friendly."

She added: "Ebbsfleet Garden City is an ideal place to live for people who have a young family – a brand new school is close to being completed and there’s lots of green space for children to play.

On shared ownership, she said: "We couldn’t have afforded a home this big if we were buying on the private market. We plan to increase our share every two years and the aim is to own our home outright in 10 years’ time."

Tim Seward, Director of Sales and Marketing at Clarion, said: "Ebbsfleet Garden City is a fabulous new community which is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after places to live in the area, particularly for buyers who are priced out of London and other more expensive parts of Kent. Castle Hill is not only great value and a sound investment it is also a great location for a family to put down roots for the long term."

Castle Hill is an exciting new development at Ebbsfleet Garden City encapsulating a new and thriving community within the area’s 17 million square feet. Buildings with residential, business, retail, leisure and community uses will be built on the site, creating of 10,000 homes and 20,000 jobs. The area’s natural beauty will also be enhanced with newly created open spaces and parklands. The development boasts quick connections to central London and Paris via Ebbsfleet International - trains to Kings Cross take 17 minutes and Stratford International only 11 minutes.

The apartments are part of Clarion’s wider plans to deliver over 400 new homes at Ebbsfleet Garden City.

Buyers can register interest by calling Clarion’s sales team on 0300 100 0309 or emailing