So, you’re looking to move to a quiet, picturesque and rural area – but, you want easy access to the hustle and bustle of a town setting when the mood strikes…In that case, you might consider looking for a property to buy or rent in High Halden, a charming and pretty village located on the A28, just 3 miles from Tenterden, and a short drive or bus ride from Ashford.
The parish is steeped in history, with smugglers and various gangs from Hawkhurst and Cranbrook being active in the area in the mid-18th century. Today, the residents are far less unsavoury, and people who live here enjoy being a part of a thriving, active and warm community. The residents are particularly proud of the village’s church, the Church of St marys, which dates back to the 12th century and which has been maintained and played a role as the hub of High Halden village life for over 800 years. Despite being extended over time, the church retains original features such as the 80-foot octagonal, shingle-clad spire, and the whole structure is strengthened by huge oak pillars, beams and trusses, and really is a sight to behold.
At the heart of High Halden, just across from the local convenience store, is High Halden green, where you’ll often see children playing and ducks and geese waddling. Opposite is the Chequers On The Green, a traditional country pub/restaurant and a firm favourite with the locals, serving generous portions of freshly prepared food throughout the day and into the evening. The Chequers also offers a great range of ales and lagers sourced from local brewers, and a carefully selected wine list. If you move to the village, you’re bound to spend many a warm, balmy evening sitting outside the pub enjoying a drink and soaking up the warm and inviting atmosphere.
On the other side of the green is High Halden Church of England Primary School, which is sure to be music to the ears of any parents moving into the area with school-age children. The school itself is an attractive Victorian building with many modern additions situated in beautiful surroundings. Pupils here benefit from two playground areas, a large playing field and extensive gardens that include a wildlife area, a pond, reflection garden and an allotment. The school takes pride in its nurturing environment where children are instilled with a sense of belonging and valued as individuals through a creative and inspiring learning programme.
If you decide to buy or rent a home in the village of High Halden, you’ll be welcomed by a friendly parish council, who offer a variety of ways to get involved in village life. The council is made up of locally elected councillors and holds meetings on the second Monday of each month. All of these meetings are open to the public, allowing residents of the village to attend and raise matters of concern and interest.
The village of High Halden hosts a variety of community activities that residents young and old can enjoy, including children’s clubs and church groups, bowls, crafting groups and horticultural clubs. For the young at heart there are also clubs and societies for the retired, so if you’re looking to move to the village to enjoy your golden years, your social life could be better than ever.
For those looking to move to a somewhere peaceful and beautiful, bursting with history and community spirit, and well-connected to the surrounding areas and all that they offer in the way of entertainment, fine dining and shopping, a property to buy or rent in High Halden should absolutely be at the top of your list!
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