Thirteen New Contemporary Country Homes | Stelling Minnis | Near Canterbury

Rose Lane is a rare opportunity to buy a new home in the village of Stelling Minnis being built by Canterbury based premium developer Rogate.
The “Minnis” at Stelling Minnis, is an area of unenclosed common land that is a vestige of a much older landscape that existed over much of the country before the enclosure movement. Why and how the Minnis escaped being enclosed remains a mystery, but today the land remains in private ownership, with commoners have grazing rights over it and the general public having the right to take “air and exercise” and is an asset that can be enjoyed by all.
The village of Stelling Minnis has developed around the “Minnis” in a dispersed pattern, except in the vicinity of Rose Lane, where the village coalesces around the village shop and the Rose and Crown Public House. 

Stelling Minnis also has a church, a post office, village hall and a pre-school and primary school in the adjoining village of Bossingham.

A bus service links Stelling Minnis to both Canterbury, Folkestone and Hythe and a high-speed train service to London St Pancras is available from both Canterbury West Station and from Ashford International Station. 

Stelling Minnis is situated in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, that extends north from the escarpment near Farthing Common to the gently folding hills lying to the south of Canterbury. Although well connected by both road and rail, Stelling Minnis retains a degree of rural isolation and a

timeless charm that make it a perfect place to put down roots and to either raise a family or to retire to.

The historic city of Canterbury is a short drive away and has a wide range of schools, a comprehensive shopping centre, theatres, cinemas and is also the home to the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Close at hand is both the Minnis and Lyminge Forest, which are wonderful places to exercise a dog, walk, ride or cycle. Village life also continues to offer a wide range of social activities. Take your pick from fêtes and flower shows to cricket or maybe just be content to enjoy the peace and quiet. 


Rose Lane is a collection of 13 individually designed homes built in a traditional style and offering either three or four bedrooms of accommodation with various combinations of living spaces. The layout is designed to reflect the rural character of Stelling Minnis with houses fronting a narrow lane with grass verges on either side that opens out onto a communal green.

Each of the houses have been architecturally designed in a traditional style using a range of materials that are typically found in Kentish villages. These include traditional red brick, tile hanging and painted weather boarded elevations under plain clay tiled and slate roofs. Internally each home has been designed in a contemporary manner and in a way that creates a light and spacious interior and incorporates sliding doors that enables the inside living space to be opened-up to the rear garden.

The front gardens are landscaped and the rear gardens are laid to lawn with a patio area close to the house and a path providing access to a garden shed. 

An area at the end of the garden is left as an ecological zone to encourage the growth of wild plants and provide a corridor for the movement of local wildlife. Bird and bat boxes will be discreetly located around the site to provide nesting and roosting opportunities so as to encourage biodiversity.

Each home will have at least two off-street car parking spaces, which will be conveyed as shown on the site plan, although Units 10 to 13 will have double garages and the parking of additional vehicles can be accommodated on their gravel drives.  On-street parking is strictly forbidden but 2 visitor parking spaces are provided in the car parking courtyards.