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Sevenoaks is just a few miles south of the M25. However, the wooded slopes of the North Downs on which this Kent town is positioned tell a different story. Many who live in Sevenoaks work in London and this is echoed in the very busy station car park every morning. Despite this, Sevenoaks still has a very idyllic small-town feel and boasts fantastic schools and enviable transport links.
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Moving to Sevenoaks
There are a number of smaller flats, apartments and terraced homes in Sevenoaks, particularly near the station. However, the area is dominated by large 20’s and 30’s detached homes, as well as large Victorian and Edwardian semis.
Families looking to invest in a large detached home should have a minimum budget of £600,000 but can expect to pay into the millions for homes with pools, private drives and land. Modest detached family homes tend to be upwards of £500,000.
Sevenoaks’ traditional three-bed semis are a great option for first-time buyers or smaller families looking to upgrade. They are on the market for as little as £260,000 and two bed terraced homes start at £200,000. One and two bedroom flats fall anywhere between £160,000 and £400,000 dependent upon location and finish of the property.
Renting is also a valid option in Sevenoaks. One bedroom apartments start at around £700 pcm, rising to a minimum £900 pcm for two bedrooms. Two bed terraces tend to creep over the £1000 pcm mark and three bed semis are upwards of £1350 pcm. Families looking to rent a four-bedroom home in Sevenoaks will be lucky to secure anything under £2000 pcm.
Schools in Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks has four state primary schools judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Lady Boswell’s CofE, Sevenoaks Primary, Riverhead Infants and Amhurst Junior schools are all highly sought after.
Knole Academy is the local secondary school and is a merger of what were originally The Bradbourne School and The Wildernesse School. Although state-funded, the co-educational facility does have a grammar stream. The other local secondary school is Wrotham, which also has a sixth form and academy status.
Transport Links Sevenoaks
Just shy of the M25, residents of Sevenoaks who commute to work by car or travel for business will be pleased with the excellent road links. Maidstone, Epsom and Crawley are all under 45 minutes away.
Sevenoaks railway station boasts four platforms and sits on the South Eastern Main Line. Trains are operated by Southeastern and Thameslink. There are 14 services per hour during off-peak times. London is well serviced with six services to Charing Cross, two to London Canon Street and two Thameslink West Hampstead trains.
Other services call at Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Folkestone Central (via Ashford International) and Ramsgate.