The area served by our Locksbottom office covers Farnborough Village, Biggin Hill, Chelsfield, Orpington, Keston and Farnborough Parks and extends out as far as the M25 motorway towards Badgers Mount and Knockholt.

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About The Area

The whole area is a highly desirable environment which meets so many of the needs of modern day living. Buyers can choose the convenience of rail services, shops and other amenities or decide to enjoy the serenity of village life in the delightful Greenbelt countryside.

Train Stations

Local Schools



The closest rail link to the area is Orpington station. There are extremely frequent, direct services to London terminals including London Bridge, Charing Cross, Victoria and Cannon Street as well as services southwards to Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.


The area is served by three Transport for London buses, the 358 to Orpington and to Crystal Palace via Bromley, the R4 to Locksbottom and to St Pauls Cray via Orpington, and the R8 to Orpington and to Biggin Hill via Downe. It is also served by the Arriva Kent bus 402 to Bromley and to Tunbridge Wells via Sevenoaks.


  • Biggin Hill Approx 2.7 miles
  • City Airport Approx 9.6 miles
  • Gatwick Airport Approx 17.9 miles
  • Heathrow Airport Approx 23.2 miles

These distances have been calculated using www.freemaptools.com and are as the crow flies from our Locksbottom Office.


The general area is well served with a range of schools in the state and private sectors. Please note that catchment areas and/or entrance examinations may apply.

Darrick Wood Schools provide primary education through to secondary and property within the area is in high demand. There are well-regarded primary schools including Farnborough Village, Tubbenden Lane and Warren Road and two highly ranked selective state secondary schools in St Olave’s and Newstead Wood.

There is also a wide selection of excellent schools in the independent sector to choose from including: Bromley High School for Girls; Eltham College; Whitgift School; Sevenoaks School; Royal Russell; and Radnor House to name but a few.


The private estates of Keston and Farnborough Park are ranked among some of the most exclusive areas of residential property in the UK. These gated developments are highly regarded for the quality of their impressive properties and the delightful surroundings in which they reside but are also conveniently located for easy commuter access.

Other high profile property can be found throughout the area particularly in Keston, Chelsfield Park and the villages of Knockholt, Cudham and Downe.

There is also a diverse mix of more affordable property in the area ranging from starter homes and new build apartments to Victorian cottages and Edwardian townhouses.

Going Out

There is a variety of exceptional restaurants, pubs and other eateries in and around the Parks. On the doorstep of the Parks is Chapter One and Cypriani’s which are both are popular places to enjoy fine dining. Herbert’s is situated overlooking the very picturesque Keston Common – everything is baked on the premises using fresh, local produce – it is a restaurant not to be missed. Ye Olde White Lion on Farnborough Common, which was established in 1626 and one of the oldest in the borough; and the British Queen are pubs which are close by. Further afield, there is the highly regarded Bo Peep Pub – but be warned, it’s always busy on Sundays because it is famous for its superb Sunday Lunches. The quaint village of Downe, Cudham and Westerham are all visitor destinations in themselves and offer some delightful independent shopping retailers and there are three pubs to choose from The Black Horse, The British Queen and Ye Olde White Lion.


Recreational Facilities

  • There are sports centres in Bromley, Orpington and Sevenoaks and an indoor pool and library complex in Biggin Hill. Private sports centres in the area include Virgin Active, Nuffield Health and David Lloyd.
  • There are many private clubs covering football, rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and several golf courses to choose from, including High Elms Golf Course, Knockholt Golf course, Sundridge Park and Westerham Golf Club.
  • High Elms park offers 250 acres of countryside and woodland to explore and is located on the ridge of the North Downs. The park offers a number of facilities including a nature centre, ice well, visitor centre. The site is also home to a sustainable education centre, which houses two large multi-functional rooms for community, business and educational use and a café.
  • The scenic landscape of the North Downs with its waymarked footpaths is a delight for keen walkers

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