Matfield is settled within the folds of the High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty in Kent, which offers stunning walks in the surrounding countryside.

The chocolate box village is known to have the largest village green in Kent which hosts cricket matches at the heart of the community.

It’s the perfect balance of country living and a contemporary lifestyle, with Tunbridge Wells a short drive away.

If you’re not yet persuaded, check out our top reasons to live in Matfield:

1. Eating out

Matfield offers a selection of restaurants which include The Poet (which is ranked in the top 3 best restaurants in Tunbridge Wells) which is within walking distance from your home, The Star which is situated across from the village green and The Hobine Inn which is located on route to Brenchley.

You could also venture out to the nearby town of Tunbridge Wells, which is a superb location for dining and evening entertainment. During summer Jazz music on The Pantiles is a popular favourite.

2. Travel

While Matfield and the neighbouring villages can provide all your day to day essentials nearby Paddock Wood offers a wider range of shops and services.

Rosewood Place’s proximity to Paddock Wood, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells stations as well as major motorways puts it in a prime location for commuters, which makes Matfield a perfect location for all the family.

The A21 is 1.7 miles away leading on to the M26 and M25. Hastings and the southcoast are around 45
minutes’ drive.

Rosewood Place Bike

3. Amenities

Matfield is home to a butchers shop which is housed in an attractive timber framed building known as Queen Anne’s Hunting Lodge, though no one knows why. The butchers has been in business since the mid 19th century and is a family run business, which was awarded Kent butcher’s shop of the year in 2020.

Matfield also offers 34 allotment plots which are owned and managed by the Parish Council, these are available to the local residents of Brenchley and Matfield upon request.

4. History

The war poet Siegfried Sassoon, lived at Weirleigh, on the Maidstone Road, he recorded his pleasure in the cricket played on the village green almost a century ago, a tradition which continues today.

Matfield Women’s Institute began during a meeting in 1921 in the Parish Room, Matfield, the agenda included sweet making, glove making, basketwork etc. In the 1940s.

Matfield House is a charming grade 1 Georgian property, positioned at the centre of the village. Visits can be booked to enjoy the gardens and learn more about the history of this home.

5. Education

The local primary school* (one of a number in the surrounding area) is just a few minutes’ drive away from Rosewood Place, there is a choice of excellent grammar and independent schools in nearby Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells (the Judd School, Skinners and Tunbridge Wells Grammars, both Girls and Boys, are among the most popular)

*Brenchley & Matfield Church of England Primary School, rated “good” by Ofsted, 2018

6. Sports & Leisure

With a vibrant community spirit, Matfield offers a choice of churches, an active village hall and a whole range of clubs, societies and activities to get involved in.

Some of the clubs and activities include football, cricket, tennis and bowls as well as walking, cycling and horse riding are common pursuits for those exploring the surroundings.

Golfers are also well catered for with five courses within a 10 mile radius, one of which being Nevill Gold Club which was established in 1914.

Golf Rosewood Place