Your Lifestyle Estate Agent


Motis Estates incorporating H. Wald & Co is independently owned and first opened for business in 1963, making it one of Folkestone’s longest established firm of Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors. 

If you are looking for an estate agent with unrivalled local knowledge and experience in the Folkestone, Hythe, Hawkinge and surrounding areas, and who can offer a highly professional service tailored to achieve the best possible price for your house, we are the right Estate Agent for you. 

We strive to be able to provide you a professional service with traditional values, modern marketing and a personal approach with a small team who have extensive knowledge in their specialist fields.

As Folkestone’s only Lifestyle Agent, we also aim to assist in all aspects of moving to Folkestone with recommendations from your mortgage broker, to removal company, to kitchen and bathroom specialists. 

As the team are all local to Folkestone and the surrounding area, we can also recommend independent restaurants, bars and music venues. 

We understand that selling your home is a big decision therefore we strive to make the process as stress free as possible through regular contact with all parties within the sale. We aim to provide an update to you on a weekly basis and invite Clients to come to our office and enjoy a coffee while we assist with the conveyancing process.

Your lifestyle estate agent

Find your home in Folkestone

Regarded by many as one of the best seaside coastal towns in the UK, it’s easy see why people fall for Folkestone and its unique charm

Built on both sides of the original valley, the town lies on the southern edge of the North Downs. Folkestone has long been an important harbour and shipping port and next door Cheriton is now the terminus for the Eurotunnel. The town also has excellent travel links to London with the High Speed 1 train and M20 and M2 motorways nearby. 

But it’s perhaps the diversity and vibrancy of the town that draws people to it. The quaint cobbled streets of the Creative Quarter are packed with galleries, enticing independent shops, bars and eateries. Whilst the mile-long cliff-top promenade of The Leas is just a short stroll away with its beautiful gardens and a bandstand. On a clear day you’ll also be able to glimpse the coast of France. 

Heading back down, the Lower Leas Coastal Park is the place to enjoy a picnic. A stunning green space which is divided into different zones such as pine avenues, gardens and a free adventure play area, there’s also an abundance of wildlife and of course, access to the excellent sandy beach. 

Folkestone’s Harbour Arm offers the visitor a great selection of places to eat and drink as well as a host of independent businesses including a bakery and a brewery. In the summer, the Harbour Arm comes alive with live music, events and a regular farmers market. 

Folkestone’s regeneration continues and with it there are an increasing number of contemporary housing developments on-going. In contrast there is a wealth of Edwardian and Victorian properties, particularly in the West End of the town.

Folkestone’s regeneration continues and with it there are an increasing number of contemporary housing developments on-going. In contrast there is a wealth of Edwardian and Victorian properties, particularly in the West End of the town. 

The East cliff area has a strong community feel, offering a good choice of affordable accommodation from apartments to semi and detached properties. The local schools also make this a good choice for families. 

Motis Estates Manager, Jamie Hennessy, says, “Folkestone has seen an enormous change over recent years and if you’re looking to move to an up-and-coming area, you should start here.” 

To find your property in Folkestone, contact the Motis Estates team on 01303 212020

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Hythe: A coastal gem

With stunning views of the English Channel to enjoy while strolling the Victorian promenade, the historic town of Hythe has plenty to offer. 

Enjoy a spot of shopping in the unique, independent shops that line the high street; or discover your adventurous side with a host of outdoor activities including sailing, windsurfing, swimming and golf. 

The town boasts a beautiful long beachfront that is perfect for a seaside walk, picnic or flying kites. 

From beautiful old houses and cottages, to a skull-packed ossuary in the 10th century St Leonard’s crypt, Hythe has plenty of interesting historical sights. 

Just down the road is the Port Lympne Animal Reserve which is a splendid day out as well as being an award-winning venue. 

Visitors and residents of Hythe can ride the one-third size trains on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway; a scenic, marsh-side meander across the Romney Marsh to Dungeness, hauled by steam or diesel powered engines. 

A TripAdvisor reviewer said: “If you want long walks, flying kites, fishing, watching the waves and eating fish and chips on the Prom then this is the place to go! A gem away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world and a place where families can come together to make their own fun.” 

To find your property in Hythe, contact the Motis Estates team on 01303 212020

Cherish a home in Cheriton

Overlooked by the Folkestone White Horse, Cheriton lies just to the north of Folkestone. 

There’s a real sense of community spirit in Cheriton – a friendliness not often found these days. The town is well served by a range of shops, bars, restaurants and local services. 

Often overlooked in favour of central Folkestone, Cheriton is a vibrant place to live with easy access to open green spaces. 

Motis Estates Manager, Jamie Hennessy, says, “Property prices in Cheriton tend to be lower than in Folkestone and Hythe so you’ll definitely get more for your budget here. There’s a good range of accommodation from affordable terraces to bigger, detached family homes.” 

To find your property in Cheriton, contact the Motis Estates team on 01303 212020

Feel at home in Sandgate

Located between Folkestone and Hythe, the charming coastal village of Sandgate is worth so much more than a passing visit. 

A few minutes journey from either town by car or bus - or an easy seafront walk or cycle ride - you’ll find beaches with long views over the Channel, a high street famous for antiques and collectibles, a wonderful selection of inns and restaurants, including traditional fish and chips, as well as small independent shops. 

Although small - the parish boundary spans two miles of coast and extends inland up steep wooded hills - Sandgate has a fascinating history which embraces the times of Henry VIII, smugglers, the threat of Napoleonic invasion and vital military roles in two world wars. Social reformers and celebrities of literature and the arts have made their home in the village. 

Residents praise the friendly village for being close enough to Folkestone for its shops, restaurants and rail links, whilst being removed enough to avoid the hustle and bustle. 

Motis Estates are featuring a number of stunning properties in Sandgate, offering fantastic bus links, tranquil beach walks and close access to shops and restaurants. 

To find your property in Sandgate, contact the Motis Estates team on 01303 212020