Property in the charming, medieval village of Great Chart is in high demand, and when you find out more about this pretty little village, situated just 2 miles from Ashford town centre and all that the bustling area has to offer, it’s very easy to see why.
Great Chart is often seen as the perfect place to live if you want all the benefits of living in a rural location, but still want to be able to enjoy close connections to the wider area. The village is steeped in history, reflected in the medieval cottages that line the high street – which is a listed conservation area, as well as its oast cottages. The village is famous for its hill-top church, St Mary’s, with its stunning architecture and gorgeous views of the North Downs. It’s no wonder that with such a picturesque setting, the church is popular with those wanting a fairytale book wedding.
A move to Great Chart means being in good company when it comes to the surrounding villages. Singleton, Godinton, Bethersden and Chilmington make up part of the wider area, so even though Great Chart is a small village, its location is convenient enough that residents can take advantage of all the amenities of Ashford and its suburbs. The village parish council works together with Singleton Parish Council to provide a lively and welcoming community that offers plenty of activities to appeal to people of all ages. These include Guides, Beavers and Cubs, the Great Chart and Godinton Women’s Institute, Dream Dragons Theatre Group, Taekwondo classes, and a popular youth club.
Another hive of activity that will appeal to those who love the outdoors is Great Chart Golf and Leisure, where you can enjoy archery, pitch and putt, the driving range, crazy golf, foot golf, paintball and zorbing, to name but a few things. If you want to wind down after all that excitement, you’ll be pleased to know that Great Chart is home to the Swan & Dog, a Kentish pub that specialises in freshly prepared food (in generous portions!), and a great selection of ales and lagers sourced from local brewers. The atmosphere is warm and family-friendly, all within a beautiful timber- framed building that dates back to the 16th century.
One of the top reasons that people want to move into the area of Great Chart is Great Chart Primary School, which receives impressive Ofsted reports that highlight the school’s outstanding attitudes to learning. Great Chart Primary offers exceptional support and care to its pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Sports enthusiasts are sure to already know that Great Chart is lucky enough to have its own highly regarded cricket club, and opposite the pitch is Great Chart football pitch, where training takes place for Great Chart FCs variety of teams – from those who play in the Kent Village league, to those who play on a Saturday morning. Other sporting activities popular in the village include horse-riding, thanks to the abundance of cross-country riding trails that lead across the fields and meadows, as well as cycling, walking and running. Great Chart’s network of country roads means that it’s easy to get away from it all and enjoy some peace and solitude during your leisure time.
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