Houses, Bungalows & Cottages for Sale and to Rent in Brabourne, Ashford, Kent.
Brabourne finds itself in a very enviable location. Not only is it surrounded by pretty fields, grazing sheep and little clusters of woodland, housing deer, but it also stares directly up at the North Downs, making every view from the village, one to admire. With a mixture of pretty scattered English cottages and farm houses and a thriving central village community, it is no wonder that Brabourne is a lovely place to live.
Brabourne is made from three smaller parishes: Brabourne Lees, West Brabourne and East Brabourne. Brabourne is nestled within delightful Kentish villages such as Smeeth, Brook and Hastingleigh, but Brabourne’s location makes it a very convenient village.
Access to Brabourne is brilliant because it is set back from the A20, between Ashford and Hythe. It is also not far from Folkestone and Stone Street, which leads to Canterbury, making Brabourne a perfect village retreat for those who still need to access regularly the local towns.
The village of Brabourne is home to less than 1500 inhabitants who are lucky to have a very good local village school. The school promotes a secure, happy and caring environment and with less than 105 pupils, every child feels well-looked after and well-known.
Brabourne belongs to a group of villages making the Saxon-Shore Parishes. Along with Smeeth, Aldington, Bonnington, Bilsington, Hastingleigh, Brook and Ruckinge, Brabourne is intercepted by the Saxon Shore Way, which is over 1500 years old. And, Brabourne’s history doesn’t end there. The village is home to a medieval church, St Mary the Virgin, built in 1140, and many of the village’s houses and pubs are steeped in their own histories too. Residents can be assured that what Brabourne has to offer is rich.
The village green is central to Brabourne, offering a delightful place for children to play and dogs to be walked. Near-by is Brabourne’s well-reputed pub, ‘The Five Bells,’ which is a 16th century country pub and was originally a place for pilgrims and travellers making their way from Canterbury or the continent to London, again stressing Brabourne’s well-connected position.