Houses, Bungalows & Cottages for Sale and to Rent Mersham, Kent.
Welcome to property in Mersham, a peaceful and pretty village found just three miles to the east of Ashford, Kent and set back from the A20 linking Ashford with Sellinge, Hythe and Folkestone.
Mersham makes for a perfect rural retreat, with the added benefit of being able to access town life rather quickly and easily. Sat upon a hill descending into the valley that separates Mersham from Aldington, parts of Mersham have far-extending country views of the fields, grazing land and wooded areas that surround the village. And, if rural settings are what you require, Mersham offers more than enough in its Hatch Park, where deer can be found and being an area of Special Scientific Interest.
Likewise, the pitch of the valley is home to the East Stour River where Mersham also houses two water mills: Swanton Mill still exists. Steeped in beauty and history, along with its stunning Church of St John the Baptist, Mersham is also home to the famous Knatchbull family. Appropriately, Mersham provides easy access to Ashford’s schools, including Norton Knatchbull and Highworth grammar schools and the North School.
Mersham’s primary school caters for 200 children, making it a smaller than average school but quite a bit bigger for a village school. With Ofsted acknowledging it as a good school, it is popular and a with its own breakfast club, is great for those who choose to work.
Outdoor life is a huge part to Mersham residents. Mersham Sports Club provides cricket, football, bat and trap, golf and social events, meaning weekends can be spent within the village. However, its surrounding areas make it a great place for walkers, ramblers, horse-riders and cyclists. In fact, the Mersham Shoot takes advantage of its 3500 acres of beautiful country side and offers outdoor shooting of wild pheasant and game (or simulated if that’s not your thing!)
With a population of 1022, Mersham offers a lot to entertain its residents. There are two pubs: The Royal Oak, a 16th century traditional English pub with oak beams and log fires, situated in the centre of the village. At the bottom of the hill is The Farriers, also a traditional village pub that offers fine-dining in its Anvil Restaurant and a good selection of Ales. In addition, the village has a Post Office, a village shop and a village hall. For the younger members, there are playing fields, recreational areas and the village green, for the dog.
Mersham’s access and location makes it a great base for those who need town or city access, but require a country dwelling. Neighbouring Mersham and sharing its Parish, is Sevington, a small village on the cusp of Ashford, with only 354 residents. Sevington has recently become home to Ashford’s Business and Orbital Parks, where retail outlets and industrial outlets can be found; and Ashford’s livestock market, sheltered behind the steeple of its traditional church.