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Headcorn is the centre point between four of Kent's great landmarks. It’s halfway between the Kent Downs and the High Weald Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s halfway between Leeds and Sissinghurst castles. It’s a welcoming community of less than 4,000 residents but despite its small size it’s got a key position in the 'Garden of England' and is a special place for a new home. It’s also within easy reach of Kent’s historic county town of Maidstone and the Kent Coast, putting work and leisure within your reach.

Village life

A local school is part and parcel of village life and Headcorn Primary School will give your children the perfect start. There are primary schools in several of the local villages, including the two nearest, Staplehurst and Frittenden. Secondary school options include High Weald Academy at Cranbrook, Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre in Tenterden, and The Lenham School. There’s a train station on the South Eastern mainline, giving you a route to London Charing Cross that takes just over an hour. Headcorn has a cluster of local shops and a Sainsbury’s Local. Staplehurst adds a SPAR and Morrisons, and Maidstone has county-town sized facilities, with its lovely old centre, modern shopping centres and retail parks.  In true village style there’s a village hall and community allotments, along with local bowls, cricket, tennis and football clubs.

Good connections

Headcorn is to the east of the A229 which connects Hurst Green on the East Sussex/Kent border, with Maidstone, the M20 from Folkestone, is the link to the M25 and the M2. The average journey time by train from Headcorn to London is just over an hour, and into Maidstone it’s just under an hour via Paddock Wood. If you want to head for the coast, the network of local roads link with the A2070 and A259. Gatwick Airport is 50 miles to the west at Crawley and the best route is via the M25 and M23.

Country life

You are really spoilt for choice here. Maidstone and Ashford provide high street shopping, cinema and other entertainment facilities to keep the family happy on rainy days, but the greatest assets here are the open spaces of the High Weald and the Kent Downs. Wherever you go in this historic area, you’ll be treated to oast houses and country pubs, footpaths and bridleways, country houses and country parks.

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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