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Located in Kent, Sevenoaks is in the prime commuter belt. With a great balance of commuting convenience and a great family lifestyle, it is understandable why property is snapped up quickly. With the town packed with all the required amenities and shopping facilities, and plenty of activities and sports clubs to become involved in, Sevenoaks is one of Kent’s most popular places to live.
The Britannia Bearsbys office is located just 30 minutes away from Sevenoaks, in Aylesford. Having been in operation since 1987, Britannia Bearsbys is perfectly located to help with removals throughout the whole of Kent and destinations further afield.
Moving to Sevenoaks
The property market in Sevenoaks is split into two; town and country. There are some large Victorian, Edwardian properties, as well as some 20s and 30s homes which are sought after by families. The majority are traditional red brick, but there are some beautiful homes made with the traditional Kentish ragstone.
There are some quaint terraces and cottages dotted around Sevenoaks, and the surrounding villages are home to some exquisite period homes. The nearby town of Hildenborough is a hidden gem; boasting its own train station and within close proximity to Sevenoaks.
Schools in Sevenoaks
For families, the excellent schools are a real pull for a move to Sevenoaks. There are a mix of highly regarded state schools and a good choice of private schools.
There some strong state primary schools in Sevenoaks, including Sevenoaks Primary, Ide Hill CofE, and Weald Primary. However, the leading schools are St Thomas’s RC and Amherst Junior (both ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features) and Riverhead Infants and Lady Boswell’s CofE, which are both ‘outstanding’.
The local state secondary schools include Knole Academy and Trinity School
The leading independent schools in Sevenoaks are Sevenoaks School, Walthamstow Hall School for Girls, and Tonbridge School.
Sevenoaks Transport Links
Drivers are spoilt for choice when it comes to road links in Sevenoaks. The Sevenoaks Bypass runs to the west and becomes the M25 just a short drive away. Through the north of Sevenoaks is the A25 and a little further still is the M26. Tonbridge is just a 20-minute drive and Maidstone, 30 minutes.
As well as a number of local and regional buses, Sevenoaks boasts its own railway station with four platforms. On the average day, there are 16 trains per hour. There are six trains to London Charing Cross (4 fast services and 2 stopping services), two semi-fast to London Cannon Street, and two stopping services to West Hampstead on the Thameslink line. Two trains also run to Hastings, two to Tunbridge Wells, one to Folkestone Central, and one to Ramsgate.