Houses, Bungalows & Flats for Sale and to Rent Tenterden.
Welcome to property in Tenterden, a Cinque Port town situated on the edge of the valley of the River Rother and affectionately named ‘The Jewel of the Weald.’ Tenterden, also a small market town, is about 12 miles south of Ashford but its positioning, being a nodal centre, makes it a town that’s perfect for accessing many parts of rural Kent and the Weald.
Tenterden is found on the A28, the main road linking Ashford with Hastings. Tenterden is also easy to access from Appledore and New Romney, Woodchurch and Hamstreet, Cranbrook, Maidstone and Tonbridge. In fact, all these useful towns and villages seem to connect and meet in Tenterden. However, Tenterden, with an attractive tree-lined high street and picturesque, quaint historical buildings and cottages, retains its beauty and makes for a visitor’s attraction regularly.
Residents of Tenterden are well-catered for. The town has a very active and proud Town Council and the Tenterden and District Chamber of Commerce works hard maintaining Tenterden’s charm and promoting Tenterden’s local businesses and activities. They organise annual events, such as late night Christmas Shopping; and, their popular Tenterden Community Forum used by residents and visitors, gives advice, suggestions and networking opportunities, keeping Tenterden’s businesses and popularity with tourists.
Likewise, Tenterden works hard to keep its community active and involved: the Tenterden Club provides a variety of leisure activities and functions as well as a base for the town’s Rotary Club, Bridge and dance clubs. And, Tenterden also takes its club spirit seriously: from animal welfare clubs to yoga; from political and literary clubs to friendship; and, from the Real Ale Campaigners to fencing and kickboxing, Tenterden offers everyone something. And, its offerings do not end in the town …
Being surrounding by beautiful farmland, woodland, countryside and in an area of outstanding beauty, Tenterden’s countryside is also thriving for walkers, ramblers and hikers. In fact, there are seven High Weald walks that begin in Tenterden: some of which cross Tenterden’s local vineyards – Chapel Down and Cribble Bridge. And, not forgetting the Kent and East Sussex Railway, the ‘Park, Walk and Ride’ trails attract visitors from all over the world keen to sample the Wealden Rail Trails taking walkers through bridle ways and woodland.
Additionally, with three local golf clubs, Tenterden Golf club, a hilly course, London Beach Court – with its spa and gym, and Biddenden, golfers can take advantage of the Wealden life. And, Tenterden’s own cycling club is open to members of all ages and all abilities – with Tenterden’s own particular cycling fame in that the 2007 Tour de France road through the high street, where there was also a sprint for the maillot vert. For those who are more active, Tenterden Leisure Centre has a 25 metre pool and activity slides; a gym and provides activities for groups of all ages. And, of course, Tenterden has its own cricket club and a football club, both of which compete in local leagues.
For the more spiritual, Tenterden has an array of churches catering for all faiths and tastes. And, for the life-long-learners, there are choices from Montessori playgroups to a well-reputed secondary and sixth form centre in Homewood School. Close to Tenterden is one of the country’s best private schools, Benenden. With regard to primary schools, Tenterden infant and Tenterden junior schools are also good schools and very well acknowledged by parents and the Tenterden community. Nearby is the Children’s Centre, a brilliant and popular place for parents of small children to socialise and meet, and aptly situated directly opposite Tenterden’s play area and green. And, it is upon this green that Tenterden’s annual music festival, Tentertainment and the Tenterden Annual Folk Festival is held.
With its own police station, library, doctors’ surgeries, tourist information centres, citizen’s advice bureaus, day centres, selection of banks and building societies, boutiques, Tesco and Waitrose, coffee shops, gift and craft shops, bakers, florists, pharmacists, boutiques and antiques shops, Tenterden is not left wanting. And, to top this, Tenterden is proud to have its own local produce on sale in many places – local outlets such as farm shops and farmers markets – from dairy, potatoes, wine and sausages.
It’s no surprise that fine-dining in Tenterden, a popular activity for the Tenterden locals, is simply divine!