Why Buy A New Home In Crouch, Near Sevenoaks?
The quaint hamlet of Crouch is the location of The Chequers development. Surrounded by greenery it offers a truly tranquil setting, while being within driving distance of towns such as Sevenoaks, West Malling, Tonbridge and Maidstone. It is the perfect location for those who want a secluded sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of town life, but still want to benefit from the general amenities and attractions of nearby towns. We explore what the area offers:
♦ Situated on the edge of the Mereworth Woods, Crouch is the dream location for nature lovers, offering a variety of walking and mountain bike trails on your doorstep. The peaceful hamlet is also near to the River Bourne, a large river leading into the River Medway, and there is a local B&B – perfect for visitors.
♦ Just a 5-minute drive away is the village of Borough Green, offering two supermarkets and various independent retailers, as well as a post office on the high street. The village is also home to Borough Green Primary School, four church congregations, and a football team; Potters Football Club. The team plays in the Sevenoaks and District Premier Division, and has close ties with Borough Green Junior Football Club who runs teams from U7s to under U18s. Borough Green and Wrotham railway station provides direct links to Maidstone, Ashford and London Victoria. The area is also served by the A20, A25 and A227 main roads, as well as the M20, M26 and M25 motorways.
♦ The charming market town of Sevenoaks, which is known to be one of the most affluent areas in the country, is a 20-minute drive away. The quaint town centre features an M&S department store, as well as smaller shops such as a Costa Coffee and Robert Dyas. Being only 21 miles from London Charing Cross station, the village is served by a mainline commuter railway. Sevenoaks is also home to a highly selective private day and boarding school, the Sevenoaks School, which has been attended by notable figures such as Sir Timothy Laurence, vice admiral and husband of Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.
The main landmark of the Sevenoaks area is Knole Park, a 1,000 acre deer park with the Grade I listed Knole House in its centre. The park itself is open to the public, and is known to be a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest due to being home to the best ancient woodland invertebrates in the country. Knole House was built in the 1400s by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, and is one of England’s largest houses. It has been featured in ‘Penny Lane’ and “Strawberry Fields Forever’ music videos for the Beatles, as well as films ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, ‘Burke and Hare’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’.