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Why Move Here?

At Philip Jarvis Estate Agent we service an extensive and popular region that encompasses the heart of Kent.  We cover a beautiful area which lies primarily between Junction Eight and Nine of the M20, across to the Weald of Kent and back towards Faversham and the neighbouring villages.

It is an excellent area to live, offering rolling countryside on your doorstep yet the larger towns of Maidstone and Ashford and indeed, Canterbury are all within easy access.  There are excellent communication links by road and rail linking the area to both London and the Continent.  

Increasing numbers of people have chosen to move to this area to escape the hustle and bustle of living in expensive London or its suburbs.  There is not only a better quality of lift but clear better value for money compared to living closer to London.


The villages of Lenham and Harrietsham are found just a short distance from the M20 providing a direct link to London and the Continent.  The M2 is also easily accessible.  

The high speed train link between Ashford International and London St Pancras has become increasingly more popular, taking only 37 minutes into London.  This has had the effect of making Lenham and the surrounding villages even more attractive and desirable.

Alternatively, there is a railway station in Lenham and Harrietsham taking commuters and passengers directly into London, Victoria station.  Headcorn is approximately five miles away and offer an alternative route into Charing Cross and London Bridge.  Journey times average between one hour and one and a half hours.


Local schools in the area have an excellent reputation.  It is one of the few areas in the country where there is still a selective examination process at eleven, offering Grammar School education alongside High Schools.  There are also well established and respected private schools in Sutton Valence, Ashford and Canterbury.  Primary education is based around local village schools.

Members of the team at Philip Jarvis Estate Agent have children at all different stages of their school life and are only too happy to help with any questions you may have.

At Canterbury, there are two well respected universities offering a wide range of degree courses.

The Local Community:

There is a real sense of community in not only Lenham itself but the surrounding villages too.  Local businesses are prospering in this area of Kent.  Lenham village is a hub of business activity which includes a local butcher, supermarket, florist, post office, chemist, baker and much more.  in addition, there are two public houses, tea rooms, a fish and chip shop and Chinese restaurant.

There is also a wide range of clubs and societies available.  Lenham has its own modern community centre that is used for many events. Every second Sunday of the month there is a farmers’ market in the Square and every June the Lenham Festival is hosted in the village.