test1 Bearsted is an attractive Kentish village with a population of around eight thousand according to the most recent census of 2011. It’s situated close to the famous town of Maidstone, where during the Second World War, the skies were centre stage in the great Battle of Britain of 1940.

A little stream called the Lilk runs through the village, and two pubs and a cricket club watch over a lovely green. The old village centred around the green is very picturesque. Bearsted even has a railway station that was built in 1884. 

Nearby Maidstone is the largest town in Kent, the county town adoringly known as the Garden of England due to its fame for growing fruit and hops.

Bearsted is in a blissful setting with beautiful surrounding countryside. There’s a park and two main conservation areas in the village, including many Grade II listed buildings.

Another huge draw, and a more modern one, to living in Bearsted is its proximity to London, the south-east coast of England, and the rest of Europe across the English Channel. No less than four motorways are within a few miles of Bearsted.

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