Historic and ancient Sevenoaks town is positioned on top of a hill and is surrounded to the East by The 1,000 acre Knole Park Estate, to the North, South and West by beautiful Green belt countryside much of which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are delightful surrounding picturesque country villages and hamlets. An abundance of spectacular walks.
Sevenoaks to central London in a direct line is about 22 miles. By car about 28 miles.
With the construction of the railway in 1862 Sevenoaks became more accessible to London and today is a thriving commuter town. In the late 1970’s the improvement in the road network to include the M25/M26 also saw it flourish for those wishing to gain access to Gatwick and Heathrow Airports, the Dartford Tunnel, London or the coast.
One of the top places to visit in the town is the famous medieval deer park of Knole, with magnificent Elizabethan Knole House nestled at its heart. In the surrounding area the majestic Ightham Mote is worthy of visiting together with other heavyweights such as Chartwell, Quebec House, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle and Lullingstone.
Sevenoaks town enjoys many varied eating establishments has a library, cinema, theatre, swimming pool complex, fitness centre and churches of various denominations. There are thriving Cricket, Hockey and Rugby clubs, two Golf courses at Wildernesse & Knole Park with many others in the outlying areas. There are many varied clubs and societies from Tennis, Knitting & Crochet to Ramblers, Philharmonic, music etc. Kent Wildlife Trust’s pioneering nature reserve with lakes, ponds, reedbed and woodland is about 2 miles from the centre of the town.