Are you looking for a new home and wondering if Faversham is a nice place to live? We might be a little biased, as we grew up here, but our answer is a resounding YES! Faversham is a wonderful market town, with a real sense of community. Find out more about living in Faversham and what the benefits are.
Enjoy The Best of Both Worlds
Longing to escape the bustle of the big city? Living in Faversham will be a breath of fresh air. Many professional singles and families alike are choosing to buy or rent a home in Kent so that they can still commute easily to work while enjoying peace and quiet. Faversham is just forty-eight miles from London, has great links to the A2 and is so close to the coast that you can head there on a whim, giving you an ideal balance between rural and city life.
Get More For Your Money
One great thing about getting out of the city is the affordable housing options available. You can get a lot more for your money in Faversham and the surrounding areas than you can in London, allowing you to enjoy a better quality of life with more living space.
Discover Delightful Local Delicacies
Faversham is the oldest market town in the county. It is small and quaint, but there’s plenty to do and see. Faversham is in close proximity to other villages and a lovely creek runs through the town. The famous market happens three times a week and is full of stalls bursting with local produce, baked goods, fresh meats and more. There are also bi-monthly “Best of Faversham” markets, which showcase the town’s impressive array of food and drink establishments, as well as locally-made arts and crafts.
Once you’re done indulging in goodies at the market, pop into the family-owned Shepherd Neame Brewery for a pint or two. It was founded in 1698 and continues to be a significant employer and fan favourite for tasty brews in pubs around Kent.
Become a Treasure Hunter and Go Antiquing
The name Faversham means “the metal-worker’s village” in Old English and the village is steeped in history and tradition. Faversham’s Antiques & Vintage Market, which takes place on the first Sunday of the month, is the only antiques market in the county. Here you can pick up all sorts of hidden treasures and vintage items, including antiques, clothing, collectables, jewellery, paintings and furniture. Bordering the marketplace you’ll find a wealth of cosy cafes, ancient public houses and charming antique shops.
Plenty of Things to Do for Everyone
Families love living in Faversham, due to its excellent schools and the wide variety of things for kids to do. There’s a big indoor and outside pool in the centre of town, a playground and a fabulous kids’ park to explore. Walkers will enjoy taking a gentle stroll around the park too, and there are plenty of other scenic areas to take a ramble around in the local area.
Wondering what to do on the weekend? If shopping is your thing, you’ll find many independent shops that offer something special and a fabulous craft market to browse. Why not take in a movie at the lovely historic cinema — tickets cost just a fiver!
Those who enjoy the odd social pint or two will find plenty of charming countryside pubs to choose from, with cosy fireplaces for the winter and beautiful beer gardens to relax in during summer. Foodies will find plenty of treats to tuck into here too. Faversham offers a variety of world-class restaurants that dish up delicious meals made using locally-sourced ingredients.
Various festivals happen throughout the year, including the Hop Festival, Faversham Transport Weekend — which showcases vintage vehicles — the Literary Festival, the International Hop Festival, artistic events and more.
These are just a few reasons why we love to call Faversham home. Come and visit us, feel the fresh sea breeze and we’ll show you around as we help you to find the home of your dreams.