HARDY’S GATE
Price: £375,000

This four bedroom home would be ideal for a family. It has an open-plan kitchen and breakfast room, a separate living room and a large bathroom. The master bedroom has an en-suite and fitted wardrobes. Contact: Crest Nicholson on 0870 757 8188 or go to www.crestnicholson.com

MAPLESCOMBE OAST
Price: £995,000

This triple-roundel converted oasthouse has three reception rooms and five bedrooms. The garden is stocked with a varity of trees and shrubs and offers attractive views over the surrounding farmland and beyond. In total 0.75 acres. Contact: Savills on 01732 789 700 or go to www.savills.co.uk

SHEPHERD'S LANE
Price: £700,000-£800,000

This new-build house on the edge of Dartford Heath is within the catchment area of some of Kent’s best schools. There are two reception rooms, a study, kitchen, utility room, bathroom and four double bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. Another has a terrace overlooking the garden. There is potential for a fifth bedroom in the loft alongside a room that could be used as a dressing room. Contact: Winkworth on 020 8613 0775 or go to www.winkworth.co.uk

NEED TO KNOW | AREA INSIGHT

Commuting: Commuting from Dartford to London is simple. Dartford overground station travels into Charing Cross in 45mins. Charing Cross to Bank takes a further 15mins by bus. Education: Kent is blessed with dozens of top quality schools since it retains the grammar school system. Dartford Grammar School and Wilmington Grammar for Girls get excellent results.