Five reasons why you should move to Borough Green

May 22, 2019 1:25 pm Published by Move to Borough Green blog post

Our latest development is in Borough Green, converting an old office block into 5 apartments. Borough Green is a delightful village in the district of Tonbridge and Malling in the heart of Kent. Despite being situated in the ‘Garden of England’, the village has great transport links, making it perfect for those who crave fresh air and green space, yet also love to travel, or need to commute for work.

Kent Countryside

Five reasons why you should move to Borough Green

1. Kent countryside

Borough Green is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the Kent Downs to the north and west and High Weald to the south. Living here provides ample opportunity to explore Kent’s natural beauty. In the southern part of the parish, you can explore the River Bourne which used to power The Old Mill at Borough Green, along with Basted Paper Mill.

2. Stay healthy

In the last census, 50% of Borough Green residents described their health as ‘very good’, with a further 34% describing their health as ‘good’. Healthcare in the village is outstanding, with Borough Green Medical Practice rated 4.5 stars by NHS users. If you’re considering a move to the countryside from an urban area, there is evidence that it could improve your health.

3. Travel links

Roads

Borough Green is on the A25, with a 15 minute drive to nearby Sevenoaks and just 20 minutes to the M25. Nearby Wrotham is a 5 minute drive away, connecting to the A26 and M20, allowing easy travel both into London and east and south east Kent.

Rail

Borough Green & Wrotham (pronounced ‘Root-um’) rail station, a stone’s throw from our new development, is part of the Southeastern Network. From here you can travel directly to London Victoria in as little as 44 minutes.  On an average weekday, there are 50 trains per day travelling from Borough Green & Wrotham to London.

In the opposite direction, you can travel from Borough Green & Wrotham station to Ashford International in just 43 minutes, with around 37 trains travelling this route per weekday. From Ashford International, you can go on to Paris, Lille or Brussels via high-speed train, with no luggage weight or liquid restrictions.

Borough Green train station modern

4. Education

Borough Green Primary School, situated directly behind our Catherine House redevelopment, is over 100 years old. It has a Good Ofsted rating and boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool and playing fields with traversing wall and trim trail.

Nearby Sevenoaks and Tonbridge offer a range of grammar, prep and independent secondary schools, while Grange Park School provides specialist education for children and young people with an autism spectrum condition.

Borough Green Library has disabled access, public computers and wi-fi, scanning and photocopying facilities. It is home to several local community groups. The library is rated 5 stars by its users, with many mentioning the ‘helpful and friendly librarians’.

5. Eat well

The local area has a number of independent food shops, providing high quality, fresh produce. Two of note are Chapmans in Borough Green itself, for locally sourced fresh fish and seafood and Chart Farm and butchery (five minutes outside of the village) for the best chipolatas and free-range Christmas turkeys.

 

Fresh fish

Where to eat in Borough Green

There are too many to mention, but here are a few of our favourite eateries in and around Borough Green, in no particular order.

  1. Melia’s Place for coffee and cakes (try the iced coffee)
  2. Ishakha for a yummy Indian takeaway
  3. Sweet Sensations for light lunches and proper afternoon tea
  4. Tony’s Chippy for great value fish and chips
  5. Perfetto Restaurant just one mile away in the next village of Ightham for authentic Italian dining
  6. The George & Dragon for steaks and seafood
  7. Red Pizza Van every Saturday night for freshly cooked pizza

Stone baked pizza

Our favourite things to do in and around Borough Green

If you need any more reasons to move to Borough Green, take a look at these local leisure destinations:

  1. Ightham Mote
    National Trust 14th century moated manor house and gardens.
  2. Great Comp Garden
    A 17th-century manor house, surrounded by seven acres of beautiful and rare plants.
  3. Reynolds Retreat
    A relaxing sauna, spa and pool with amazing views over the Weald of Kent.

 

Find out why we’re naming our Borough Green development after local author Catherine Crowe in this blog post.

Click here to find out more about Kent, including ideas of things to do, inspirational local people and our Kent developments.

Finally, if you like the look of Borough Green, take a look at our Catherine House development here.