A guide to buying, selling and living in Faversham

Situated in the Swale district in Kent is the historic market town of Faversham. The charming architecture and peaceful life make the town a favourable location to live in.

We know this area like the back of our hand and are here to answer any questions you have about living in Faversham.

About Faversham

Faversham is located an hour from London and is the oldest market town in Kent. Rich in history, the town largely consists of period and listed buildings. There is a wide variation of properties in Faversham, in the town centre you will predominantly find Medieval and Victorian properties, on the outskirts there is a mix of properties available, from period properties to modern, brand new homes.

With the countryside on your doorstep in one direction and the sea in the other, it is easy to see the alluring appeal of Faversham. Surrounding Faversham are quaint villages including Selling, Sheldwich, Hernhill and Boughton-under-Blean.

Local amenities

Faversham has a wealth of local amenities for local residents with many national supermarket brands including Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and Co-op. There are also local, independent shops located along Faversham Creek including antique stores to find something special and unique. Along with shops, the town has a post office, library, cinema, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and lots of places to eat ranging from cafes to fine dining.

The town has an excellent selection of state primary and secondary schools, with additional choices of grammar and private schools. Rated outstanding is Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, a co-educational school with academy status.

Leisure and pleasure

Faversham is not short of pubs and is home to Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame. Offering tours and tastings the brewery has been producing beer and ales for over 850 years. To celebrate Faversham’s Hop Heritage the town hosts an annual weekend long Hop Festival with street performers, live music, a funfair and more.

On the outskirts of Faversham is Brogdale Farm, home to the national fruit collection, where seasonal events and festivals are held. From spring to autumn, enjoy guided or self-guided walks through the orchards.

People living in and around Faversham can enjoy open coastal walks from Faversham Creek which joins the Saxon Shore Way leading to the seaside town Whitstable. Take in the beautiful scenery, the boatyards and even beach huts. In another direction, enjoy countryside walks and trails. The Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park is popular with locals and great for hikes and spotting local wildlife.

Travel links

The fantastic location of Faversham is convenient for commuters working in London.
The town is situated very close to the M2 motorway to London and in the opposite direction, the motorway goes down to the coastal towns of Thanet, whilst the A2 connects to the Port of Dover. With a journey time of approximately one hour, there is a direct rail service to London’s Cannon Street Station, Victoria Station or St Pancras International station.