Looking to buy or rent a property somewhere beautiful, quiet and yet well-connected? Then look no further than the village of Kingsnorth. Set slightly south of Ashford, and bordering the villages of Shadoxhurst, Aldington and Hamstreet, Kingsnorth is a typical rural village in both style and substance, with its traditional cottages, countryside views and its stunning church that dominates the village’s skyline (and serves a mean cream tea on a Sunday!)
Kingsnorth looks towards the North Downs in the east and the townscape of Ashford in the north, offering the best of both worlds in terms of view and amenities. To the south of Kingsnorth Village there are fields, open farmland and scattered cottages, as well as Stubbs Cross; a small settlement belonging to the parish, and where you’ll find a post office and convenience store.
Kingsnorth village is small and peaceful, edging onto the popular area of Park Farm, a contemporary modern development that offers amenities such as a Tesco supermarket and garage, hairdressers and takeaway, as well as play parks, a small fishing lake and a doctors surgery. Kennington’s location is perfect for those who need access to the M20 or International Station, and the village benefits from its own post office located in the village hall, which is home to the Little Stars Nursery and is available for hire for private functions and meetings.
A regular bus service runs through the village from Ashford to Hamstreet and New Romney, giving villagers the freedom to explore the surrounding areas even if they don’t drive, and making things easier for children who need to travel for school. One such school within the catchment area is Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre in Tenterden, a popular secondary that offers much in the way of sporting facilities, and has its own school farm and theatre, as well as offering a well-rounded academic curriculum.
If you’re looking to buy or rent property in Kingsnorth and you have younger children, Kingsnorth CE Primary School is located within the village, just steps from the village Hall. Ofsted have consistently recognised the school as ‘good’, and it provides a warm and welcoming environment for children to learn and grow, supported by Christian values.
So that’s work, school and daily life covered – but what about the escapism that people are searching for when they decide to make a move to a small village? Kingsnorth has it in spades, with a variety of playing fields to enjoy, country lanes for cycling and dog-walking and plenty of paths and trails for walking, jogging and running.
The village of Kingsnorth is home to Ashford Town Football Club, which is based at Homelands, where a driving range and pitch and putt facilities are also available. For those who are searching for good food and local ales in a traditional country pub setting, the Queens Head will be your new local! Popular with locals, this 18th century grade II listed pub is family-run and serves a wide range of great food, from pub classics and fresh seafood to delicious sunday roasts – all cooked from fresh from locally sourced Kentish ingredients, as well as quality ales, lagers, ciders and wines.
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