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Sevenoaks

113-117 High Street
Sevenoaks
Kent  
TN13 1UP
United Kingdom
T: +44 1732 744477
F: +44 1732 744478
sevenoaks@knightfrank.com
Opening Hours
Mon 8.30am to 6pm
Tue 8.30am to 6pm
Wed 8.30am to 6pm
Thu 8.30am to 6pm
Fri 8.30am to 6pm
Sat 9am to 4pm
Sun closed

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Living in Sevenoaks

Situated in the High Weald of Kent, Sevenoaks is surrounded by some of the most attractive countryside in South East England. Set amidst the woods, hills and valleys of the North Downs, the beautiful landscape consists of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and extensive areas of scientific interest and nature conservation. The surrounding area features some of the finest historic houses and castles in England including the beautifully preserved Chartwell, former home of Sir Winston Churchill, Squerryes Court, Hever Castle, Leeds Castle and Penshurst Place.

Located just half an hour by train to central London, Sevenoaks and its surrounding area has enviable selection of schools both private and state. The combination of a short commuting time and an outstanding choice of schools makes Sevenoaks a very popular choice for families, especially those re-locating from London, the regions or even from abroad.

Originally named after seven oak trees, Sevenoaks has a picturesque blend of historical buildings of all shapes and styles. At the town’s heart is the historic Knole House, a ‘calendar’ house with 365 rooms, 52 staircases, 12 entrances and seven courtyards. This magnificent house was built in the late 15th century and has been remarkably preserved and unchanged over the years. It is set in 100 acres of deer park and lived in by the Sackville family although managed by The National Trust. The Vine cricket ground in the centre of Sevenoaks is thought to be one of the oldest cricket grounds in the country.  

H G Wells. Jane Austen, Dickens, John Donne and Vita Sackville-West were all residents in Sevenoaks, and the strong literary traditions continue with the annual Literary Festival; attracting world-famous writers it is regarded as one of the highlights of the British literary calendar.

Bligh’s Meadow is a development of shops in the town centre which combines national chains with independent shops, and holds a Craft and Country Fayre market on Saturdays throughout the year. A range of boutique stores, award-winning restaurants and a thriving theatre make the town centre a bustling, vibrant community.

Places of interest

  • Chartwell, former residence of Sir Winston Churchill
  • Great Comp
  • Hever Castle, former home of King Henry VIII
  • Iden Croft
  • Ightham Mote
  • Knole House
  • Leeds Castle
  • Marle Place
  • Penshurst Place
  • River Hill Gardens
  • Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve
  • Shoreham Aircraft Museum
  • Sissinghurst Castle Gardens
  • Smallhythe Place
  • Squerryes Court

Local authority

Sevenoaks District Council
Council Offices
Argyle Road
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1HG
01732 227 000

Taxi/chauffeur services

Beeline 01732 456214

Victor Cars 01732 452089

Streamline (based in Tunbridge Wells) 01732 505050

Property available in Sevenoaks

Property in the Sevenoaks area ranges from rural cottages set in glorious Kent countryside to town houses conveniently located for access to the station and from beautiful country estates to large family houses in private roads. Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.

History

Very little is known about Sevenoaks prior to the 13th century, however historically it was part of the Great Manor of Otford, held by the Archbishops of Canterbury. Its importance probably grew from the merging of two main roads from London and Dartford and the establishment of a market, which, due to its success, made Sevenoaks a manor in its own right.

The Archbishop of Canterbury purchased the 100 acre estate of Knole in 1456 and built ‘Knole House’ which came into the possession of Henry VIII, who eventually passed it to Elizabeth I who gave it to her cousin Thomas Sackville.

Oak trees are synonymous with Sevenoaks and include those planted in 1728 near the White Hart. Another group of seven trees, planted in 1902 on the north side of The Vine cricket ground to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII, were blown down during the hurricane of 1987. Six trees were destroyed and unsurprisingly, were replaced with seven new Oaks.

Getting to Sevenoaks

Roads

  • A21: 2 miles
  • M25: 3 miles
  • Central London: 30 miles

Rail

  • Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross and Cannon Street: frequent trains take 35 minutes

Eurostar

  • Ebbsfleet International: 18 miles
  • Ebbsfleet to Paris: 2 hours
  • Ebbsfleet to Brussels: 1 hour 40 minutes

Air

  • Gatwick: 25 miles
  • Heathrow: 50 miles

Distances and times are approximate

Schools

In and around Sevenoaks you are spoilt for choice for good quality schooling. It remains one of the key drivers for families moving to the area. Below are listed examples of the quality schools available in the area and plans are currently in place for the addition of a Sevenoaks Grammar School.

Primary

  • The Granville School
    2 Bradbourne Park Road
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 3LJ
    01732 453 039
  • The New Beacon School
    Brittains Lane
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 2PB
    01732 459 509
  • Walthamstow Hall School
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 3UL
    01732 451 334
  • Fosse Bank School
    Noble Tree Road
    Hildenborough
    TN11 8ND
    01732 834212
  • Sevenoaks Preparatory School
    Godden Green
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN15 0JU
    01732 762 336
  • Combe Bank School
    Sundridge
    Kent
    TN14 6AE
    01959 563 720
  • Russell House School
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN14 5QU
    01959 522 352
  • Solefield Preparatory School
    Solefields Road
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 1PH
    01732 452 142
  • St Michael’s School
    Otford
    Kent
    TN14 5SA
    01959 522 137
  • Hilden Grange School
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN10 3BX
    01732 352 706
  • Hilden Oaks School
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN10 3BU
    01732 353 941
  • Yardley Court Prep School
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN17 0NJ
    01732 352 124
  • Riverhead Infants School
    Worships Hill
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 2AS
    01732 452 475
  • Amherst Primary School
    Witches Lane
    Riverhead
    TN13 2AX
    01732 452 577
  • Lady Boswell's CoE Primary School
    Plymouth Drive
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 3RW
    01732 452 851
  • St Thomas' Catholic Primary School
    South Park
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1EH
    01732 453 921
  • Chiddingstone CoE School
    Chiddingstone
    TN8 7AH
    01892 870 339
  • Leigh Primary School
    The Green
    Leigh
    TN11 8QP
    01732 832 660

Secondary

  • Sevenoaks School
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 1HU
    01732 455 133
  • Walthamstow Hall School
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 3UL
    01732 451 334
  • Combe Bank School
    Sundridge
    Kent
    TN14 6AE
    01959 563 720
  • Tonbridge School
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN11 1JP
    01732 365 555
  • Sackville School
    Hildenborough
    Kent
    TN11 9HN
    01732 838 888
  • Invicta Grammar School
    Huntsman Lane
    Maidstone
    ME14 5DS
  • Maidstone Grammar School
    Barton Road
    Maidstone
    ME15 7BT
    01622 752 101
  • King's School Rochester
    Satis House
    Boley Hill
    Rochester
    ME1 1TE
    01634 888 555
  • Lingfield Notre Dame Independent School
    St Piers Lane
    Lingfield
    RH7 6PN
    01342 832 407
  • St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School
    Goddington Lane
    Orpington
    Kent
    BR6 9SH
    01689 820 101
  • The Hayesbrook School
    Brook Street
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN9 2PH
    01732 500 600
  • The Judd School
    Brook Street
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN9 2PH
    01732 770 880
  • Hillview School for Girls
    Brionne Gardens
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN9 2HE
    01732 352 793
  • Tonbridge Grammar School
    Deakin Leas
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN9 2JR
    01732 365 125
  • Weald of Kent Grammar School
    Tudeley Lane
    Tonbridge
    Kent
    TN9 2JP
    01732 352 819
  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School
    St Johns Road
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN4 9XB
    01892 529 551
  • Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School
    Southfield Road
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN4 9UJ
    01892 520 902
  • St Gregory's Catholic Comprehensive School
    Reynolds Lane
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN4 9XL
    01892 527 444
  • The Skinners School
    St John's Road
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN4 9PG
    01892 520 732

Restaurants

  • Gavin Gregg Restaurant
    English
    28-30 High Street
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1HX
    01732 456 373
  • El Matador
    49 London Road
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1AR
    01732 460 284
  • The Vine Restaurant
    European
    11 Pound Lane
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 3TB
    01732 469 510
  • Sun Do
    Chinese
    61 High Street
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1JF
    01732 453 299
  • No5 Bistro
    Modern Eclectic
    The Royal Oak Hotel 
    High Street
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1HY
    01732 451 109
  • The Spice Club
    Indian
    57 High Street
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1JF
    01732 456 688
  • Valentina
    Italian
    143 High Street
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1UX
    01732 469349
  • House on the Hill
    Modern European
    115 London Road
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 1BH
    01732 45012

Hospitals and medical practices

  • Sevenoaks Hospital (Minor Injuries Unit)
    Hospital Road
    Town Centre
    Sevenoaks
    TN13 3PG
    01732 470 200
  • Tunbridge Wells Hospital (A&E)
    Tonbridge Road
    Pembury
    Tunbridge Wells
    Kent
    TN2 4QJ
    01892 823535
  • Princess Royal University Hospital (A&E)
    Farnborough Common
    Orpington
    BR6 8ND
    01689 863000
  • Town Medical Centre
    25 London Roa
    d Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 1AR
    01732 454545
  • South Park Medical Practice
    South Park
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 1ED
    01732 744200
  • Amherst Medical Practice
    21 St Botolphs Road
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 3AQ
    01732 459255

Theatres and cinemas

The Stag
London Road
Sevenoaks
TN13 1ZZ
01732 450175
www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk