Houses, Bungalows & Cottages for Sale and to Rent in Aldington, Kent.
The village of Aldington holds one of the most envious positions of all villages in Kent: to its north, the North Downs and to its south, Romney Marsh and the English coast. Sat upon a hilltop, overlooking Romney Marsh and the Royal Military Canal, the friendly and happy village of Aldington can be found just less than 10 miles from Ashford, surrounded by pretty villages such as Mersham, Lympne and Bilsington.
Aldington is perfect for families, with its close community, children’s playing fields and park. Not to mention its very close proximity to Port Lympne Wildlife Park and Lathe Barn. Every year, Aldington holds its famous Soap Box Derby and Fete, in aid of a local charity; of course, this is enjoyed hugely by the younger residents.
In 2011, OfSTED called Aldington’s primary school, ‘good’ with areas of ‘outstanding’ practice. However, the school deserves more recognition for its attitude to encouraging healthy and active learners – something that is valued more by parents and teachers alike. This attitude to learning comes with ease, given Aldington’s rural location.
Aldington is perfect for grown-ups too, with its surrounding countryside walks, picturesque views and, of course, its charming inns. Aldington’s, ‘The Walnut Tree,’ is the hub of communal excitement – holding family activities and serving very good food. ‘The Good Intent’ holds a quieter location, along Frith Road, but is no less inviting and impressing, with its regular live music and steak nights.
As well as good pubs and a good school, Aldington is well-resourced with a small convenience store and Post Office. However, even with its rural location, Aldington’s appeal is its proximity to Ashford, the M20 and the A20, making it an even better place to live for London commuters and Channel-hoppers alike.
And, if you have a love for sport and outdoor life, then Aldington will suit you. The village has its own football team and football pitch; its own tennis courts; an outside adult gym; and, is perfectly located for walking, hiking, horse-riding, especially as it hosts Point-to Point racing, and cycling – if you don’t mind hills. In fact, the Tour de France and the Tour of Britain have both passed through Aldington.
Aldington’s history is as rich as what it has to offer its residents: with legends and smugglers having made it their base. St Martin’s Church, a pretty and typical village church, can tell many stories and, writers such as Noel Coward and Joseph Conrad have lived in Aldington, too. More recently, Aldington has been made the base of celebrities such as Vic Reeves and Paul O’Grady, adding to its less than 1000 population.