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It has been well documented that over the last 5 years soaring house prices in London and its neighbouring towns have led to a large number people migrating to other parts of the UK and this trend shows little sign of slowing.

Many are discovering that the Kent coast offers the ideal opportunity for a better quality of life whilst still remaining in close proximity to the capital. Kent developers Pentland Homes have long recognised this trend towards coastal living, and have developments in prime locations such as Folkestone and New Romney.

With its exceptional transport links, including High Speed rail services, Kent offers easy access to London’s thriving job market and higher wages.


People in their 30s and 40s are the age brackets mostly likely to be relocating from London, and this is generally attributed to the near impossibility of getting on the property ladder. However, there is a growing demand from families relocating to take advantage of Kent’s renowned schools and ‘more space for less money’ appeal.

With over 350 miles of coastline that boast the world’s most famous white cliffs, and some of the most unspoilt countryside in the British Isles including two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kent is the breath of fresh air that many Londoners dream of, and with Folkestone just 54 minutes from London, and New Romney from Ashford International just 37 minutes, they can have it all.

From the artistic, cultural hubs of Margate, Folkestone, Whitstable and Broadstairs to the awe-inspiring history of Canterbury, Rochester and Dover, there is endless culture and landscape to be explored.

And for those increasingly tempted by the move away from the city in to a slower pace of life, Pentland Homes are making their move even easier; offering those relocating from London an annual train ticket for 1 year on the High Speed service.

Pentland Homes are currently building in several locations in Kent, including Scholars Village, a development of 122 contemporary 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Folkestone, and Church Mews, an exclusive development of six luxury mews homes and 3 unique conversion properties in the grounds of the former Sissinghurst Primary School.

They have also recently launched the first phase of bungalows at Terlingham Gardens, a gated development catering for the over 55s in Hawkinge near Folkestone, and in early October will be opening Mulberry Place in New Romney, with more than 50 contemporary family homes.

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The cheapest way to buy our tickets are in advance at
We also offer a range of offers, including:

Kids for a Quid

One adult with a valid ticket can travel with up to 4 children at Off-Peak times for £1. Available at station ticket offices and from conductors on trains. (please note this is not valid for journeys that are wholly within the London zones)

Kent Rover ticket

The Kent Rover train ticket provides unlimited travel for 3 consecutive days on Southeastern services in Kent. This can be used any time after 9.30am and during weekends or Public Holidays. An adult ticket can be purchased for £39.50 and up to four children can come along for the ride for just £5 each. Tickets are available from ticket offices only and are valid on Southeastern services only.

2FOR1 Offers

We’re offering 2FOR1 entry to over 100 restaurants, theatres, exhibitions and more, when you travel by train. Show your train ticket for the discount to top attractions including London Zoo,  Dover Castle, The Natural History Museum and many more.

Children under five travel for free on Southeastern trains.
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