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Platt: The beautiful, historic Kent village people are desperate to move to

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Original article from Kent Live

Nestled five miles north-east of Sevenoaks lies a picturesque village that suddenly everyone is keen to move to.

Platt, which is just next to Borough Green and Ightham, was recently named one of five Kent areas with the largest increase in buyer searches.

The village is even home to a small hamlet named Crouch.

Despite not many people being aware of the village, Platt is steeped in culture and heritage.

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One of the key points of interest in the Kent village is the Platt memorial hall, which was officially opened in November 1922.

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The small rural county was heavily impacted by the effect of the Great War as around 50 families lost their loved ones and accounted for about 25% of all men from Platt who saw overseas service.

Following a number of public meetings, it was decided that a village hall should be created to serve as a focal point for community activities.

The picturesque Boneashe Lane, Platt

After the Second World War had ended, two additional plaques were added to the memorial which included names of servicemen and civilians who had died in action.

However, a decision was taken to replace the hall in 2016 after showing signs of deterioration.

This led to the opening of a new hall near the existing structure, and the original war memorial had been amazingly relocated brick-by-brick and incorporated into the front of the building.

As well as the war memorial, Platt is also home to St Mary the Virgin Church, which stands on a hill overlooking the centre of the village.

St Mary's Church, Platt

The architecture of the church dates back to 1843 and its nearby churchyard is a quick route to Platt Wood.

This stunning woodland is huge – 43.4 acres to be precise – with tall thin trees over 20 metres tall.

It's a popular place for walking and forms part of the Weald Way long distance path.

The village pub, The Blue Anchor, is highly-rated pub and enjoys a number of glowing reviews.

Boasting an impressive 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, the pub is loved for its great food and great service.

It's been a public house since 1742, and offers a wide selection of food and drink as well as having a large beer garden for customers to sit out and enjoy.

This property in Platt is listed for £950,000

Platt recently ranked in the top five most-searched Kent areas in July 2021 compared to the previous year, according to Rightmove.

The village weighed in at number four, with a 31% increase in buyer searches in July 2021 when compared to 2020.

This beautiful five-bed detached property is listed for £950,000 and is located near to the local St Mary's Platt Primary School.

With the wide array of nearby towns and villages as well as the stunning properties with picturesque views up for sale, it's clear to see why everyone is so keen to move to Platt.

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