Situated in the High Weald of Kent, Sevenoaks is surrounded by very attractive countryside. Set amidst the woods, hills and valleys of the North Downs, the beautiful landscape consists of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and extensive areas of scientific interest and nature conservation. The surrounding area features some of the finest historic houses and castles in England.
Originally named after seven oak trees, Sevenoaks has a picturesque blend of historical buildings of all shapes and styles. At the town’s heart is the historic Knole House, a ‘calendar’ house with 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 12 entrances and seven courtyards. This magnificent house was built in the late 15th century and has been remarkably preserved and unchanged over the years. It is set in 100 acres of deer park and lived in by the Sackville family although managed by The National Trust. The Vine cricket ground in the centre of Sevenoaks is thought to be one of the oldest cricket grounds in the country.
H G Wells. Jane Austen, Dickens, John Donne and Vita Sackville-West were all residents in Sevenoaks, and the strong literary traditions continue with the annual Literary Festival; attracting world-famous writers it is regarded as one of the highlights of the British literary calendar.
Bligh’s Meadow is a development of shops in the town centre which combines national chains with independent shops, and holds a Craft and Country market on Saturdays throughout the year. A range of boutique stores, award-winning restaurants and a thriving theatre make the town centre a bustling, vibrant community.
Property in the Sevenoaks area ranges from rural cottages set in glorious Kent countryside to town houses conveniently located for access to the station and from beautiful country estates to large family houses in private roads.
Getting to Sevenoaks
- A21: 2 miles
- M25: 3 miles
- Central London: 30 miles
- Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street: frequent trains take 35 minutes. Next year, there will be a new addition as it will connect with the Thameslink system, with direct services through London Bridge to St Pancras and Bedford.
- Ebbsfleet International: 18 miles
- Ebbsfleet to Paris: 2 hours
- Ebbsfleet to Brussels: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Gatwick: 25 miles
- Heathrow: 50 miles
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If you need help relocating to Sevenoaks from London, abroad or elsewhere Louise Streets at Kent Home Finders can help you with everything to do with your relocation to the area . Bespoke, discreet, knowledgeable property search that will find your new home whilst taking into account the school run to the New Beacon, access to the station if needed as well as all the other requirements your family is looking for.
With access to off-market properties and working only for a very small number of clients with differing criteria, Louise can manage your move from brief through to completion and beyond, wherever you currently live. She can also recommend solicitors, builders, interior designers and local tradespeople or any other help you may need with your move and settling in.
Do give her a ring to discuss any aspect of your relocation and how established contacts with both the local agents as well as a extensive network locally gives immediate access to properties for sale . Louise has known Sevenoaks and surrounding villages all of her life and with two of her children at school in Sevenoaks she understands the local market very well.
Prospective New Beacon parents are eligible for a discount on her success fee.
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Louise Streets +44 7771 723 807