A Kentish coastal village with character
Start a New Life by the Sea?
Welcome to the historic seaside village of Sandgate on the Kent coast, now easily reached from London by the high-speed train to nearby Folkestone.
It’s a place for long coastal walks or cycle rides in a delightful setting with wooded slopes and paths, and panoramic sea views across the Channel towards France. Sandgate is gaining an increasingly trendy reputation thanks to its independent shops, pubs and cafés, and leisure activities in the area include golf at Sene Valley in nearby Hythe, with sailing, fishing and other water sports along the coast.
Hythe and Folkestone are approximately 2 miles away both offering good shopping facilities. Hythe has a Waitrose store and a number of small shops, whilst Folkestone provides further entertainment with its bustling Harbour Arm, the charming Old High Street and the Creative Quarter with delightful eateries and boutique style shops. The harbour area is undergoing a major regeneration programme that will have a positive impact on Folkestone in the future.
Sally Jinks of chartered surveyors Smith Woolley said: “With its shorter commute and less expensive house prices the high speed rail link is having a positive effect on the property market and the new phenomenon of people wanting to live chic seaside towns and villages. Property prices are still relatively low compared to other similar commuter locations – with the added benefit of living by the sea on the beautiful Kent coast.