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Faversham is a small medieval market town steeped in history. Take a walk through the ages in historic Abbey Street, or a stroll along Faversham Creek. Nearby marshland and the nature reserve are a walkers delight. Walk along the Swale and you could reach popular Whitstable. The Guildhall sits at the centre of the town.

Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England. The town is 48 miles from London and 10 miles from Canterbury and lies next to Faversham Creek. It is close to the Roman Watling Street, now part of the A2. The name is of Latin via Old English origin, meaning "the metal-worker's village".

There has been a settlement at Faversham since pre-Roman times, next to the ancient sea port of Faversham Creek, and archaeological evidence has shown a Roman theatre was based in the town. It was inhabited by the Saxons and mentioned in the Domesday book as 'Favreshant'. The town was favoured by King Stephen who established Faversham Abbey, which survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1538. Subsequently, the town became established as a centre for brewing, with the Shepherd Neame Brewery, founded in 1698, remaining a significant major employer. The town was also the centre of the explosives industry between the 17th and early 20th century.

Faversham offers a lovely range of local traders and cafes. The Makenade food and wine shop is well respected and the Brogdale Trust farm shops found just outside the town are well worth a visit for their variety of fine meats, cheeses, fruit and wines. Read's Restaurants with Rooms is superb for fine dining and there are many public houses with restaurants to choose from. Possilipos offers great waterside dining.

Faversham has a charming Tudorbeathan cinema showing all the latest films. The recreation ground is well worth a visit with many football games and ruby games played - tennis and bowls can also be found. Two well respected golf courses also lie in the area - Belmont and Boughton-under-Blean. Oare Marshes nature reserve is popular with bird watchers, walkers and cyclists.

Branch Manager Wayne Hills has lived in Faversham for the last 43 years and has worked in the residential market here for the last 17 years. "Faversham is a delightful town full of history and charming character, the market gives the town centre a lovely feel during the week and especially on weekends when often there is an event such as craft market or classic car show festival. Faversham is a friendly place and that is captured in the diverse range of people that live here. We have a small but delightful cafe culture under the Guildhall and we are lucky that the town is served by many independent traders. The villages are just as charming. Take a walk around the Saxon shore walk that takes you around the Swale and beautiful wildlife and scenery awaits".

Faversham property prices have risen over a number of years as the demand from London increases, with a connection to high speed one London is only around an hour away. The larger Victorian and Edwardian properties are always in demand along with the character properties that dominate the villages that surround Faversham.

Property prices range from two bedroom Victorian terraces priced from £175,000 to larger Edwardian and Victorian properties in The Mall and Newton Road ranging from £350,000 to £650,000.

The average two bedroom property in Faversham within the rental market will start at £650 up to £800 per month within close proximity of the town centre and the train station. The popular Victorian rows of terraces command a rent of £700 per month, whereas a modern apartment will cost £650 upwards.

Faversham has a diverse range of residents from young professionals, London commuters, and people looking to retire to a quiet yet charming town. Popular schools are in abundance especially at primary level. With Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School and the popular Abbey School on the A2, and at primary level, Davington and Luddenham village schools.

Your Move Faversham is the agent of choice in Faversham for many of the new properties that come onto the market, with people trusting our market experience.There is a good selection of charming two bedroom terraces and 1960s style semi-detached three bedroom properties. Homes along the Faversham Creek are always in demand with prices starting at £480,000 upwards to £650,000. There are a wealth of character buildings and Faversham hosts many listed buildings along West Street and Abbey Street. Faversham villages always prove popular.

Faversham is connected via the train station to London, Thanet and Dover. As an interchange station, it allows access to high speed trains from Ebbsfleet to St Pancras. Other services include London Victoria. Many Bus routes are available to Canterbury and Maidstone.

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