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The most festive road names in Kent and the average house prices for each

Kent has many weird and wonderful place names, from Cutbush Close to Ticklebelly Alley, but there are also plenty with a definite festive ring.

Listed below are some of the most Christmas-y road names in the county, where you can find them and how much it costs to buy a house there.

Holly Farm Road, Maidstone. Picture: Google street view
Holly Farm Road, Maidstone. Picture: Google street view

Chestnut Avenue, Canterbury

Chestnut Avenue, Canterbury. Picture: Google street view
Chestnut Avenue, Canterbury. Picture: Google street view

If you listen carefully while walking down this street you may just hear the faint silky smooth voice of Nat King Cole..."Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...".

According to property website, Zoopla, the average value of a house in Chestnut Avenue is £274,895.

The tree-lined street is off School Lane and near Blean village hall and there have been no recorded property sales in the last 12 months.

Sleigh Road, Canterbury

Sleigh Road, Canterbury. Picture: Google street view
Sleigh Road, Canterbury. Picture: Google street view

Another festive-named street in Canterbury is Sleigh Road. Perhaps this is where Santa stops off to rest his reindeer on Christmas Eve?

Houses are ever so slightly cheaper here than Chestnut Avenue, with the average value estimated at £247,696.

On a slight slope - perfect for sledges - this peaceful little street is made up of bungalows and semi-detached homes.

Two properties have been sold here in the last year, at an average price of £270,000.

Frost Crescent, Chatham

Frost Crescent, Chatham. Picture: Google street view
Frost Crescent, Chatham. Picture: Google street view

An appropriate title as we enter the chilly, winter months, Frost Crescent is tucked behind a parade of shops in Chatham.

A mix of bungalows and terrace houses line the street, with an average value of £266,744. No sales have taken place in the past year.

Goose Close, Chatham

Goose Close, Chatham. Picture: Google street view
Goose Close, Chatham. Picture: Google street view

Goose Close is made up of neat terrace houses with protruding porches and beam detailing on the front.

The average house price is £189,558 and no properties have been sold in the past year, according to Zoopla.

Ginger Bread Lane, Cranbrook

Ginger Bread Lane, Chatham. Picture: Google street view
Ginger Bread Lane, Chatham. Picture: Google street view

Surrounded by rolling grasslands and ivy-covered trees, Ginger Bread Lane is a tiny track off Hawkhurst Road.

With only a handful of houses (sadly, not made of ginger bread), this is a peaceful location where properties are worth an average of £390,761.

According to Zoopla, no homes have been sold here in the last 12 months.

St Nicholas Close, Deal

St Nicholas Close, Deal. Picture: Google street view
St Nicholas Close, Deal. Picture: Google street view

Before the big red man was called Father Christmas or Santa Claus, he was known as St Nicholas.

And this close in Deal goes by the same name - hopefully meaning Santa will be sure to drop by on Christmas Eve to leave gifts for all the children who live here.

Three individual blocks of flats adjoined by two entrance stairwells stand in the road, with an average market value of £304,444. However, no homes have been sold here in the past year.

Christmas Street Gillingham

Christmas Street, Gillingham. Picture: Google street view
Christmas Street, Gillingham. Picture: Google street view

You can't get any more Christmas-y than Christmas Street, surely?

This road in Gillingham is a hotchpotch of new builds and older properties. It is also home to Play a Way actvity centre.

Zoopla estimates a house here will set you back an average of £246,730, however, the one property sold in the last 12 months went for £162,500.

Partridge Close, Herne Bay

Partridge Close, Herne Bay. Picture: Google street view
Partridge Close, Herne Bay. Picture: Google street view

'On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...' - whoever had the honour of naming this street was a sure fan of the classic carol.

And you'll never guess which road Partridge Close branches off - Peartree.

A house in the close will set you back an average of £305,859, or £273,818 in Peartree.

Four sets of keys have been handed over in the past 12 months for an average price of £295,625.

Holly Farm Road, Maidstone

Holly Farm Road, Maidstone. Picture: Google street view
Holly Farm Road, Maidstone. Picture: Google street view

A little lane winding between fields, Holly Farm Road is dotted with quaint cottages, pretty vines climbing up the walls.

Both name and appearance are reminiscent of a cosy, country Christmas. One can imagine curling up in front of a roaring fire with a book in one of these homes, after a brisk winter walk.

The current estimated value of a property here is £844,754 but the house sold last year went for just £490,000.

Mistletoe Drive, Minster, Sheppey

Mistletoe Drive, Sheerness. Picture: Google street view
Mistletoe Drive, Sheerness. Picture: Google street view

The houses in Mistletoe Drive are fairly new, built with sandy-coloured brick and attractive white weatherboard.

They average at a reasonable £231,162 according to Zoopla's estimate. But none have been sold this year.

Hopefully, residents have got the distinct snow-white berries suitably hanging in their hallways, ready for the arrival of unassuming guests.

Nativity Close, Sittingbourne

Nativity Close, Sittingbourne. Picture: Google street view
Nativity Close, Sittingbourne. Picture: Google street view

What do hundreds of school children re-enact at Christmas, is the title of a popular festive film and has a road in Sittingbourne named after it?

Answer: Nativity.

Nativity Close is lined with well-kept detached homes, a couple with very festive pillar box red front doors and garages to match.

Zoopla estimate the average value of a house here is £289,630 and none have been sold in the last year.

Joy Lane, Whitstable

Joy Lane, Whitstable. Picture: Google street view
Joy Lane, Whitstable. Picture: Google street view

Joy is the name but are joyous prices the game?

It seems not - a Joy Lane abode will set you back £797,700 on average according to Zoopla.

However, you'll be just two minutes away from the beach and own a delightful, detached home with plenty of space. So you'll be getting your money's worth.

There's also a pub with a stunning sea view - the Rose in Bloom.

In the past 12 months, two buyers have joined Joy Lane, forking out an average of £797,500.

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