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New Homes in Bearsted: All you need to know

17-07-2023 Blog

Bearsted is a charming village located in Kent. In this Clarendon insight, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about living in Bearsted. We will discuss what makes the location so appealing for homeowners, the new homes coming soon to Bearsted, the amenities that are offered, the vibrant local community and more!

Bearsted Aerial View
Bearsted Aerial View


Bearsted is located in mid-Kent, two miles east of Maidstone town centre. Thanks to its convenient location, attractive rural setting, and excellent range of amenities and transport links, Bearsted is a very desirable and popular place to live.

An open field at The Bearsted Green with families near a cricket green
The Bearsted Green

Transport links

It would be harder to find a better connected location than Bearsted. The Bearsted Train Station is in the centre of the village, which has trains which go directly to London Victoria, London Bridge and Ashford International, to name a few.

The village is well connected by road too. There is easy motorway access to the M20 just minutes away and there are several bus routes which can take you to popular hotspots such as Maidstone and Ashford. Local bus stops and numbers can be found here.

Bearsted Train Station
Bearsted Train Station

The beautiful surrounding nature also makes Bearsted a popular destination for walkers and cyclists, with a number of trails in the village and surrounding countryside, such as Bearsted Woodland Trust and the North Downs.

Bearsted Woodland Trust


All the amenities you could ask for in modern life is within walking distance at Bearsted. For the shopaholics among us, Eclipse Park, which is a 5 minute drive away, has a Next and M&S. There are also plenty of family-run businesses within walking distance, as well as convenience stores for everyday needs.

Bearsted is also perfect for families, with great access to primary and secondary schools, as well as several sports facilities. You can find out more about the local schools on our New Builds Bearsted page.

The White Horse, Oak on the Green and The Yeoman are three of the local pubs loved by Bearsted residents, in addition to high quality restaurants such as Fish on the Green, The Rose and The Bell Inn.

The White Horse pub in Bearsted
The White Horse, Bearsted


While areas of green space are plentiful, Bearsted is also a well built up area with a range of property types such as flats, houses and bungalows. Clarendon Homes is contributing to this landscape with our upcoming development, Forge Mews.

Located on the doorstep of The Bearsted Green, Forge Mews is a collection of stunning 3-bedroom terraced homes. We pride ourselves on our high-quality homes, so all properties at Forge Mews will adhere to the strict standards which we set ourselves. The Clarendon Standard showcases our dedicated approach to building our customers their dream homes.


Bearsted has a welcoming and close-knit community. The Bearsted Green is often the epicentre of this, with several events being held here throughout the year. These events encapsulate the local community spirit and bring a number of benefits, such as providing entertainment, helping local businesses, raising money for local charities and – above all – making residents proud to live in Bearsted.

Clarendon Homes has donated towards two community events in Bearsted so far in 2023. In June, we contributed towards the “Green on the Green” sustainability campaign at the Summer Fayre, helping to facilitate a heavy duty gazebo to get the campaign increased exposure. In August, we are contributing towards the upcoming Thurnham Classic cars show.

The Bearsted Green summer market
The Bearsted Green summer market


Bearsted is a village with a rich history and can be traced back many centuries in historical sources. In 1798, the historian, Edward Hasted, noted the land was sufficient to support the community and their associated industries. The community was still in the early stages of development, but there were a wide variety of occupations. Back then, residents would have shared employment, experiences, and devised their own entertainment.

It was not until the 19th century that the population began to grow significantly. This was due to the expansion of agriculture and other industries in the area. The village continued to grow in the 20th century, and new housing developments were built in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s after the second World War.

Several previous inhabitants of Bearsted made significant contributions to the village, many of whom are remembered to this day. The current residents are also making their mark on the community as Bearsted continues to grow.

To reflect this long history, the village is home to a number of historical buildings. One of the oldest is the Bearsted Holy Cross Church, which dates back to the 13th century and is a Grade I listed building.

Visit The Bearsted Parish Council website for more on the history of Bearsted.

Bearsted Holy Cross Church
Bearsted Holy Cross Church

The future

Bearsted is a growing village with a bright future. We are proud to be contributing towards this future soon with Forge Mews, our upcoming new build homes development in Bearsted. To find out more about Forge Mews, please contact us to register your interest today!

Logo for Forge Mews, Bearsted

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