Houses, Bungalows & Cottages for Sale and to Rent in Great Chart, Ashford, Kent
Welcome to property in Great Chart; a charming, medieval village found only 2 miles from Ashford town centre and positioned back from the A28 to Tenterden and East Sussex. With its rural location but proximity to Ashford and its connections, Great Chart is a perfect place to live.
Great Chart is a historical village and its parish’s history is well-reflected in its many listed, medieval cottages that line its High Street, which is also a conservation area. Sat upon Great Chart’s hill-top is St Mary’s church, a stunning example of medieval architecture that also looks out upon stunning, extensive views towards the North Downs. The setting is so picturesque that it makes for many a bride’s perfect wedding. Within and surrounding Great Chart are many traditional oast cottages, farms and beautiful country retreats. And, the village borders the Godinton Estate and has access to its beautiful gardens.
Neighbouring villages include Singleton, its sister parish, Godinton, Bethersden and Chilmington. So, although Great Chart is small and on the cusp of Ashford’s countryside, it is conveniently located to take advantage of Ashford and its suburbs’ amenities. Great Chart and Singleton Parish Council work together, making an active and lively community and offering activities and fun days for residents of all ages to enjoy and share. Evenings can be passed in one of Great Chart’s very popular pubs: The Swan, a traditional country pub, and The Hoodener’s Horse, where home-made Mexican food and real ales are their speciality.
For families living in Great Chart, they can be reassured that their children’s education is safe: Great Chart Primary School is popular and is often a reason why families choose to settle in this area. It received an impressive Ofsted report, highlighting that it is a good school with outstanding attitudes to learning. And, just outside of Great Chart High Street is Ashford Friars Prep School and Bridge Nursery, whose innovative education philosophy offers more education options.
With regard to sport, Great Chart has its own highly regarded Cricket Club; opposite the cricket pitch is Great Chart’s football pitch, where training takes place for the Great Chart FC’s variety of teams – from those playing in the Kent Village League to those in the ‘colts’ on a Saturday morning. However, owing to its location, Great Chart is great for horse-riding and has many cross country riding trails, which cross fields, meadows and go through copses. Likewise, off-road walking and running give access to Great Chart’s attractive scenery. And, its network of near-by country roads offers cyclists the chance to escape Ashford’s busyness and enjoy solitude.
Great Chart is also home to Great Chart Golf and Leisure, where there is a driving range, a mini golf course and pitch-and-putt activities. Not to mention its beach volley-ball pitch, the paint-balling area and zorbing.