The Meadows

About the Development

We are delighted to announce the launch of our latest development The Meadows, located in the charming village of Manston. Comprised of a selection of well-appointed 3 and 4 bedroom detached and semi-detached houses, these new homes are nestled beautifully in the Kent countryside.

Guildcrest Homes properties are available at:

The James

The Charles

The Victor

The Wallis

The Hunter

The Edwards

The Meadows is situated in the village of Manston, a place with no shortage of history. As Manston Airfield is so close by, our team felt it was appropriate that each house type was named in remembrance of a selection of pilots and aircraft which provide its history.
For house types named after pilots we chose Officer Richard J Edwards from No. 66 Squadron (RAF), Flight Lieutenant James D Lindsay from No. 403 Squadron (RCAF Wolf Squadron) and Leading Aircraftsman Charles Edward Huckstep No. 135 Squadron. The Wallis is named after Barnes Wallis who invented the Bouncing Bomb and tested it nearby in Reculver and was staying in Birchington at the time.
Of the many aircrafts stationed there, we chose The Victor which got its name from the Handley-Page Victor, and finally, The Hunter is named after the Hawker Hunter, the Huntair pathfinder 2 and the Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4.

About the Development

The civil parish and village of Manston is situated in the Isle of Thanet between Ramsgate and Broadstairs. Though small, the village is rich with history and has reportedly been occupied since the Anglo-Saxon Times.
Manston village includes the quaint St. Catherine’s Church, an active village hall and the Jolly Farmer pub and restaurant. The local RAF museum is a popular attraction which showcases a range of aircraft used in former RAF services and offers insight into notable figures lives such as Barnes Wallis who invented the Bouncing Bomb. Directly opposite from this museum is the Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum which includes a variety of exhibits with civil and military war memorabilia. Manston is also within easy reach of award winning sandy Blue Flag beaches as well as the popular Westwood Cross shopping centre which offers a wide variety of shopping, chain restaurants and a multi-screen cinema.
Local Primary schools include Newington Community Primary School, Chilton Primary School, Dame Janet Primary Academy and Birchington Church of England Primary School. There are also a range of secondary modern schools including The Royal Harbour Academy, King Ethelbert School and The Charles Dickens School. Clarendon House and Dane Court are the local Grammar schools in the area.
The local town of Ramsgate has one of the largest marinas on the English south coast which includes a range of independent restaurants and marine-related business situated in the arches under the Royal Parade. Ramsgate also has a variety of shops and chain restaurants in the town, the local market is held in High Street, King Street and Queen Street every Friday and Saturday.
Travel options include the ferry from the port of Dover, the Eurotunnel from Ashford or Folkestone. Ramsgate train station also has a direct link to London St Pancras via the Hi-speed link. The A299 is less than a mile away which leads onto the M2-The Thanet Way.