|Homes sold in the last 12 months||69||94||166||120|
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Sevenoaks is a pleasant town situated on the London edge of west Kent, around twenty miles south-east of Charing Cross, on one of the major commuter railway lines running directly from London.
Property in Sevenoaks is attractive to buyers in every market, including those trying to get on the property ladder, those opting to downsize or those searching for a slower pace of life. Period cottage terraces and modern detached three-bedroom houses are plentiful, with styles to suit all tastes.
House prices in Sevenoaks are extremely reasonable and its growing population is testament to that. Whatever your age, it's a perfect place to call home.
Knole Park is a 1,000-acre park inhabited by deer and several million trees. At its centre is Knole House, the home of the Sackville family (Earls of Dorset) since it was given to them by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1577. The estate is owned and maintained by the National Trust, although the Sackville family still live there.
Shopping is excellent in the town's large mall, which houses a variety of high street and independent retailers. For those looking for culture, Sevenoaks has a thriving theatre and many historical attractions.
The excellent educational establishments in the town include the prestigious Sevenoaks School, which is private, plus a range of highly rated junior and secondary states schools.
There are two railway stations in Sevenoaks, and an excellent road and motorway network surrounds the town. The nearest airport is Gatwick, a mere 26 miles away by road.
Sevenoaks is an ideal commuter base which ticks the boxes at many levels. It has excellent transport links, an interesting heritage and modern amenities - plus it lies within easy reach of beautiful countryside. It is sure to remain a firm favourite in the buyers' market, thanks to the superb quality of life that it offers.
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This material was last updated on 28 November 2013.
It covers the period from 03 January 1995
to 31 October 2013.
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