Houses, Bungalows & Cottages for Sale and to Rent in Appledore, Kent.
Appledore is as pretty as it sounds – with its medieval houses and 14th century church, St Peter and St Paul; and, it is a beautiful location for cycling, walking, bird-watching and fishing. A long distance footpath following the old Saxon Shoreline, passes through the village, and with popular coastal resorts like Rye and Camber close-by, Appledore is a perfect base.
Situated by the Royal Military Canal in between Tenterden and New Romney, on the B2080, on the Kent-East Sussex border, Appledore is surrounded by fields and farmlands; and, with a population of under 800, it feels very remote. However, Appledore has a regular bus service to Ashford, which is 12 miles away, and to Tenterden; and, it has its own train station, on the Ashford to Hastings line. Therefore, making Appledore easily accessible. Surrounding Appledore are equally pretty villages such as Warehorne, Kenardington, Stone in Oxney and Wittersham. Not surprisingly, being so pretty, Appledore is a popular destination for local tourists.
Appledore has a successful community and well-resourced amenities. Its charm attracts tourists all year round and the village has well-reputed pubs such as The Black Lion, a traditional English pub, with a rich history, which serves real ales and local produce – especially local lamb and fish. The Railway Hotel, aptly found next to the station, offers food, drinks and accommodation – and, entertainment. If it’s high afternoon tea you enjoy, ‘Miss Molletts Tea Room’ is a delightful place to stop. And, for every day living, the village has a Post Office and a village store. The Appledore inhabitants are friendly and welcoming. Community events such as the Appledore Village Show and the Appledore Flower Festival are well-attended. And, Appledore holds an annual vintage and classic car festival, taking advantage of its great surrounding driving roads.
Appledore is situated on the cusp of the Romney Marshes and at the foot of the Woodchurch and Tenterden hills. Upon these hills can be found Parkwood and other woods, making Appledore’s terrain more varied and offering forest walks and hilltop views of the Marsh. Taking advantage of these surrounding hills are vineyards, producing gorgeous English wines such as Gusbourne Estate and Small Hythe’s, Chapel Down.