British beaches are great for hot, sunny days but arguably provide even more scope for family fun once the summer crowds go home. For homebuyers at Lanthorne Place in Broadstairs, having the beach just minutes from their front door means enjoying the stunning coastal scenery all year round. The development of 53 beautiful homes from award-winning homebuilder Elivia Homes Eastern (formerly Millwood Designer Homes) is perfect for enjoying the Kent coast at its very best.

Long romantic beach walks, racing across the sands playing frisbee with the children, splashing through the surf with the family dog, sitting on a bench with a bag of steaming hot chips and listening to the surf… all of this opens up to those buying at Lanthorne Place, no matter what the season. Catching a tan in the summer is certainly fun, but it can’t quite compare to the intense exhilaration of joining the traditional Broadstairs Viking Bay New Year’s Day dip in the English Channel!

For those who prefer not to don a swimming costume during the colder months, there’s still a huge amount to enjoy when it comes to living by the beach. Spending time near water is associated with better mental and physical health, with fresh sea breezes improving sleep, reducing depression and boosting immunity, among other things. Located on the curving Kent coastline, the homes at Lanthorne Place are ideally situated to reap the rewards of this. Not only is the stunning Stone Bay Beach a pleasant five-minute stroll away but the golden sands of Margate, backed by the Turner Contemporary art gallery and retro Dreamland funfair and roller-disco, are less than 10 minutes’ drive.

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Many of the homes at Lanthorne Place have been designed with family seaside living in mind. The development’s three-bedroom properties, for example, include terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, with a variety of layouts to suit different family needs.

Philip Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Elivia Homes Eastern, comments: “The exceptional homes at Lanthorne Place are designed for families of all shapes and sizes. The varied layouts mean rooms can be used flexibly as nurseries, bedrooms for smaller or older children, home offices and more. All with the outstanding natural environment of the Kent coast and countryside easily accessible for enjoying outdoor pursuits together as a family, whether on foot, by bike or on horseback.”

The interiors at Lanthorne Place are just as impressive as the eye-catching exteriors, which feature modern takes on traditional architectural traits from the local area, such as full-height glass windows and white weatherboarding. Internally, the living accommodation is spacious and stylish, exuding a welcoming warmth. Sleek kitchens serve as the heart of the home, while contemporary bathrooms, en-suites and cloakrooms cater to busy family lifestyles.

The shops, restaurants, bars and leisure amenities of Broadstairs are a 20-minute walk from Lanthorne Place. Over the winter months, the warmth of the Charles Dickens pub, the Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse and Bessie’s Tea Parlour are delightfully inviting, as is the fine dining on offer at Stark. The local area is also home to a wealth of Outstanding-rated educational establishments, including eight within a three-mile radius of the development. St Mildred’s Primary Infant School, Upton Junior School, Dane Court Grammar School and Broadstairs College between them cater to children at all stages of their educational journey.

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Winter in Broadstairs is also a great time for golfers. Just a five-minute drive from Lanthorne Place is North Foreland Golf Club, one of the best places to play in the UK. Greensole Golf Course, Manston Golf Centre and Stonelees Golf Centre are also nearby, providing plenty of variety.

Homebuyers at Lanthorne Place enjoy easy access to a wide range of other locations. The popular seaside town of Ramsgate is a 12-minute drive away, while Broadstairs Station – a four-minute drive – provides direct train services to London St Pancras (in 80 minutes) and London Victoria (two hours). Travel to the continent is also simple, with Dover accessible in 40 minutes by car, for ferries to Calais and Dunkirk in France.

Prices for a one-bedroom apartment start at £250,000, two-bedroom homes from £320,000 and three-bedroom houses at Lanthorne Place start from £395,000. For further information, visit

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