Kent’s 5 Most-Searched Villages in 2021

Kent’s 5 Most-Searched Villages in 2021

13 September 2021

Kent is a stunning county with rolling countryside, historic towns and a never-ending list of spectacular walks and attractions.

Since the start of the pandemic, it has proved an ever more popular destination to relocate and Rightmove has recently revealed the top five most sought-after villages in Kent.


  1. Teynham

In at number five is the beautiful Teynham, a village situated between Sittingbourne and Faversham.

It boasts the stunning Saxon Shore Way, The Swale, the wetland and bird habitat, as well as the busy A2, making travelling in and out an absolute breeze.

If you think Teynham could be your new hot spot, get in touch with our Sittingbourne branch


  1. Platt

Platt is also proving very popular with house-hunters.

Its close proximity to Sevenoaks makes it ideal for commuters wishing for easy travel into London, whilst allowing them an escape at the end of a long, busy day.

Why not take a stroll round its lovely 43.2-acre woodland and, afterwards, maybe pop in and see us! The fabulous team at our Tonbridge branch will be able to show you all the properties in the Platt area.


  1. Preston

Preston is a pretty little gem that sits peacefully in the valley of the River Stour. This area is catching the eye of buyers and it’s not hard to see why.

This picturesque village will give you that feeling of home and is close to the B2076, making commuting in and out really easy!

Pop in and chat with our brilliant team at Canterbury and view our properties near Preston today! 


  1. Ulcombe

It may have been beaten to the post for Rightmove’s top spot but buyers are queuing up round the corner to take a peek around the beautiful village of Ulcombe, just outside the central town of Maidstone.

It benefits from easy transport to all the major towns, cities and destinations, all whilst being nestled in the peace and tranquillity of the Kent Downs – perfect for all you trekking fans!

Are you thinking of starting your next chapter in or around Maidstone? Maybe Ulcombe is the village for you.

Contact our Maidstone branch today! 


  1. Bredgar

And, without further ado, Rightmove’s most increased searched-for village in Kent is the beautiful Bredgar – the winner with an indisputable 15% more searches!

Bredgar is just south-west of Sittingbourne in Swale and has proved extremely popular amongst buyers in Kent.

This lovely village has so much to offer its residents, like beautiful tea rooms and local farm shops and a charming little railway.

If you can see yourself living in Bredgar, get in touch with the friendly team at Sittingbourne today! 

So, there you have it. Five stunning villages which have seen an increase in search activity over the last year and the wonderful thing about Kent is that there’s plenty more where that came from!

With so many beautiful towns, villages and cities, all waiting to welcome new families, we think Kent is the best place in England to start that next chapter.

We have branches throughout the South-East so, whether you’re looking, we would love to speak with you.

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*Rightmove, July 2020 VS July 2021