Rural Ashford is a popular area for those who want to buy or rent a property in the town, and no part more so than the developments of Park Farm and Bridgefield.
This large development was built in the 90s, offering both executive homes for working professionals and families, as well as smaller properties for first-time buyers. People who bought or rented homes here were drawn in by the area’s close proximity to the beautiful village of Kingsnorth, combined with the convenience of being close to Ashford town centre and the International Station.
Park Farm itself is pretty self-sufficient, with a large Tesco store, a hairdressers, pizza takeaway and estate agents, but also has a good, regular bus service to the town and the designer outlet, as well as having easy links to the A2070 Ashford to Brenzett bypass – as a resident of Park Farm you’ll certainly be well connected!
Park Farm is surrounded by greenery, with plenty of playing fields, playgrounds and wooded areas abundant with bluebells in spring, as well as ponds and walking routes. The people who live on Park Farm take great pride in their homes and gardens, and the cul-de-sacs and roads are neat, well-kept and eye-catching. The whole estate has a warm and family-friendly atmosphere and offers a safe and welcoming place for its residents.
If you’re looking to buy or rent a property on Park Farm or Bridgefield in Ashford, and you happen to have children, you’ll be pleased to know that the estate has its own primary school, Furley Park Primary Academy. Initially opening in September 2000, the school opted to convert to an Academy in 2013, forming ACE Learning, a multi-academy trust in partnership with Hamstreet Primary School, in 2013. The school overlooks fields and woodlands and features a wide range of digital resources and an extensive library. Kingsnorth CE Primary School is another popular choice for residents of Park Farm. Both schools are Ofsted rated ‘good’, and are considered among the best primary schools in Ashford.
If you’re moving into the area with older children, the John Wallis Academy, which features a nursery, lower school, middle school and upper school is within easy walking distance, and Ashford’s other secondary schools and colleges are easily accessible by car or bus.
The more recent development of Bridgefield is situated just behind the Park Farm estate and shares the same strong community vibes, catering for modern, family living in a safe and attractive environment. The two areas blend seamlessly, with Bridgefield residents attending the same schools, enjoying the same parks and woodlands, and using the same amenities as those on Park Farm. There is a handy convenience store on Bridgefield – ideal for those who don’t drive and don’t fancy the longer walk to Tesco, and it’s just a short walk over the bridge to a larger Budgens store and yet another play park for the kids to enjoy.
Park Farm and Bridgefield offer plenty of space to walk, run and cycle, and there are plenty of safe spaces for children to play, including several playgrounds with equipment suitable for all ages.
If you choose to buy or rent a property on Park Farm or Bridgefield in Ashford, you’ll get to enjoy being on the cusp of rural living, surrounded by a vast array of fields and countryside, while still being close enough to the town centre to enjoy all of the amenities, as well as the social scene, that it has to offer. It really is an area that offers the best of both worlds, so it’s no wonder that its popularity with those moving into Ashford shows no signs of slowing down.
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