February 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm #16120
We are looking for a village with at least a shop and a vibrant community where we can walk to a station or his stop from. We have looked at a few houses which are other too remote or in the middle of lingfield which is too londony.February 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm #16121
Hi Antonia, the villages of Cowden and Hever are very pretty and have train stations which link into the Oxted line, but although they both have vibrant village communities, with pubs they don’t have a village shop. The nearby villages of Penshurst and Leigh in Kent both have stations which are on the Redhill line and they each have a village shop. Please do get in touch if you would like to have a chat with me. I run my own business helping people to find their dream house and assisting with all aspects of their move. My website is:www.fionapenny.com e-mail:email@example.com and phone: 01580 713825February 16, 2016 at 1:21 pm #16123
Hi Antonia, There are lots of lovely villages but if you would like to walk to a station then you might like to look at Chiddingstone Causeway or Leigh on the Redhill line where the stations are actually in the villages unlike Cowden and Hever that don’t have a shop either. They have village shops and have lots going on including good pubs. A client moved recently to a cottage in Chiddingstone Causeway and use the train because they are unable to drive, it’s worked really well for them.
Dormansland might be a little similar to Lingfield for you but they do have the station there. Hurst Green is another option though is attached to Oxted so might not be what you are looking for but you could walk to the station and might find a property that is walkable to the station but not in the very built up part. Not very villagey.
You don’t mention how often you need to use the station, whether for commuting or the occasional trip.
Quite often the village sounds as if it has a station but in fact it’s a drive away down a deserted road with no pavement so you would be dependent on the bus.
Do give me a ring if you would like a no obligation chat about your move. I run a home finding company called Kent Home Finders that finds properties for people in Kent and Sussex through a variety of sources and can help with all aspects of your move. http://www.kenthomefinders.com 07771 723 807
firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks, Louise.February 16, 2016 at 5:18 pm #16126
Thank you to both Fiona and Louise. I would love to chat to you so will give you a ring once we are actually on the market. Many thanks, Antonia
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