New Homes in Headcorn
Live the life
Located in Kent, just a short commute from Maidstone and Ashford, the historic village of Headcorn is surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to everything from historic sites to beaches, golf clubs and shopping centres. Whether you’re taking a relaxing weekend walk or discovering more about the local area in times gone by, there’s something for everyone to enjoy close to your new home in Headcorn.
Things to see and do
Headcorn has an active local community, centred around a modern village hall with its very own cinema and a monthly craft market. There are also a number of local sports clubs, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get to know other people.
If you enjoy exploring the great outdoors, High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are both on your doorstep, while Camber Sands beach is close enough for day trips.
There are a number of historic sites to discover nearby including Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the National Trust’s Scotney Castle, while Chart Hills Golf Club is ideal for leisurely weekend rounds of golf.
For families moving to the area, it’s good to know there are plenty of good schools to choose from within easy reach of Headcorn. Cranbrook School and Maidstone Grammar School are both rated outstanding by Ofsted, while independent schools nearby include Sutton Valence School and Bethany School.
If you or your older children are thinking about studying for a degree, the University of Kent, Christ Church University and the University of Greenwich are all within commuting distance of the village.
Getting to Headcorn
Headcorn is only a short distance away from the M20, so it’s easy to travel by car, while the village also has its own train station. The journey to Headcorn from London takes one hour 20 minutes by car depending on traffic, or one hour by direct train, while the drive from Maidstone takes just 20 minutes. If you’re travelling from Ashford, the train journey takes just 15 minutes and the drive takes around 30 minutes.
When it’s time for a well-earned holiday, Ashford International nearby for Eurostar services to France, while the drive to London Gatwick Airport takes less than one hour.