Discover the picturesque Kent commuter haven just an hour from London, where charming homes come at half the price of the city!


If the hustle and bustle of London living feels overwhelming with its soaring housing prices, air quality concerns, and limited green spaces, then perhaps Staplehurst, a charming historic town, could offer the respite you seek.

Nestled in the idyllic Kentish countryside, just a stone’s throw away from the breathtaking High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Staplehurst provides a serene escape. What’s more, with its convenient location only five stops away from London Bridge on the line to Dover, commuters can seamlessly travel to and from Central London, reaching this countryside haven in a mere 47 minutes.

In Staplehurst, finding a home for under £400,000 is a breeze, with average house prices resting comfortably at just £401,408 according to Rightmove. This stark comparison to London’s average of £780,221 makes it clear why many Londoners are enticed by the prospect of swapping city chaos for a more affordable lifestyle amidst the spacious countryside.

Moreover, Staplehurst boasts a delightful array of amenities, including charming pubs and delectable restaurants. From the beloved 16th-century pub, The Kings Head, to the nearby Jumeira Indian restaurant and Bleù Steakhouse, and not forgetting the inviting Unicorn Pub and Restaurant in Marden just down the road, there’s no shortage of places to unwind and enjoy a meal.

Beyond the town’s borders, Staplehurst offers a wealth of attractions for residents to explore. Experience the tranquility of the sprawling 400-acre Balfour Winery just on the town’s outskirts, or venture south for a mere ten-minute drive to wander through the meticulously manicured gardens of Sissinghurst Castle.

For families, Staplehurst is a haven with its well-appointed schools. A respected local primary school serves the community, while the esteemed Cranbrook Grammar School and the recently established Belle Vue School (earning an Outstanding rating from Ofsted) are just a short drive away.

With trains departing for London every 30 minutes, commuting is a breeze, and season tickets are readily available through Trainline. Plus, situated halfway between London and Dover, Staplehurst is an ideal launching point for seaside getaways in the summer, with the inviting shores of the south coast just an hour away by rail or road.

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