There are main line stations 2.5 miles away at Paddock Wood and 6.5 miles away at Tonbridge, with trains to London and the south coast. Buses pass through the village regularly. The M25 is 16 miles away.
Overlooking the green with its cricket pitch, pavilion and duck pond this is a quintessentially English village. It is within easy reach of the spa town of Tunbridge Wells, 2.5 miles from a mainline railway station from which you can reach London in 45 minutes and within driving distance of historic towns such as Canterbury, Chatham and Rochester. It is also only 25 miles from the south coast, with beautiful towns such as Rye, Hastings and Eastbourne to visit, with Brighton and Whitstable, famous for its oysters, a little further afield. There are many interesting places to visit in the immediate locality including Royal Tunbridge Wells and many lovely towns and villages including Cranbrook, Tenterden and Rye. Driving in the area you will pass oast houses, windmills and hop gardens. The largest group of oast houses in the world is only 4 miles away at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood! Local highlights include Tonbridge Castle, Tudeley church with its Marc Chagall stained glass windows, Lamberhurst church with its John Piper stained glass window, Capel church where there are fascinating 13th century wall paintings and 11th century Brenchley church. A little further afield are Vita Sackville-West's famous Sissinghurst gardens, Pashley Manor garden, Christopher Lloyd's former home at Great Dixter with its wonderful garden and Lutchyens house, Knole Park in Sevenoaks (the largest house in Kent), Penshurst Place, Anne Boleyn's home - Hever Castle, Bodium Castle, Leeds Castle and Sir Winston Churchill's country home at Chartwell, Westerham. The adventurous or young at heart will enjoy Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Camber Sands, the Dymchurch and Tenterden Railway and activities such as cycling & walking at Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum. There are many beautiful walks around the village of Matfield. Full details and maps are provided in the house along with plenty of tourist information.
Fine food can be had in the village of Matfield at The Poet, with traditional pub fare at The Star and home made pizzas at The Hopbine just a mile away. Several lovely country inns are known for their real ales especially The Halfway House 2 miles away at Brenchley (traditionally a coaching inn half way between Rye and London).
With London so accessible as well you will be spoiled for choice for what to see, do and visit, but if you just want to relax in a beautiful place surrounded by historic buildings then this is the place for you.