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Best local features: Knole House, dating from the 15th century and the home of the Sackville family attracts thousands of visitors a year. The surrounding 1000 acre deer park is enjoyed for its open walks.
Best place to grab a drink or a bite to eat: There are numerous bars and wine bars in the High Street and around Bligh’s Meadow. Take your choice between Loch Fyne Restaurant, Cafe Rouge, Cote Brasseries and the ancient Black Boys public house.
Best shops in the area: Bligh’s Meadow is a modern pedestrian only piazza with a range of up market clothes and interior shops; the High Street being home to the better known chains such as Waitrose, Marks and Spencer etc.
Top tip when visiting the area: Find the car parking tucked behind the east side of the High Street (Bligh’s Meadow is frequently full). Take time to watch the cricket on The Vine, with a history stretching back to the early 18th century.
Getting back to London (for work or pleasure): Direct trains to London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Waterloo and Cannon Street in just under half an hour, which makes it perfect for those who have to be behind their desks in Canary Wharf before 7am.
Educational facilities: Recently in the news through the campaign to open a grammar school, Sevenoaks is probably best known for its private school ranging from the highly regarded Sevenoaks School (one of the few in the south of England offering the IB), Walthamstow Hall, The Granville, New Beacon and Selfield School.
Golf courses: The London Golf Club, a 36 hole venue with two courses one of which was home to the 2008 European open. Alternatively the Wildernesse Club, ranked the 4th best course in Kent and Knole Park Golf Club with its challenging 18 holes.
Worst fact about the area: Don’t try and drive into the town between 8am and 9am as the combination of school run and people going to work can cause some interesting tail backs.
The celebrity you would most likely find in the area: Gloria Hunniford, John Humphreys, John Hurt, and Douglas Booth.
What is the typical property like? The accessibility of the town fostered a boom of upmarket house building in the pre-war years mainly concentrated on private estates such as Kippington Road and the Wildernesse areas, where houses change hands for many millions of pounds.
Interesting fact: In 1902 seven oak trees were planted to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII adjacent to the Vine cricket ground – sadly six of these blew down in the Great Storm of 1987 but the town did not choose to change its name accordingly!
Colin Mackenzie Property Search are bespoke property search agents covering the South of England. Our knowledge of Sevenoaks, Kent, will prove invaluable to your search and we will work hard to find you your dream home in whichever area you are focusing on.