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A historic market and railway town with superb transport links to London and Europe and easy access to the Kent coast. High-speed trains whisk you to London St Pancras in just 37 minutes.

Originally a farming town, Ashford is one of Kent’s finest examples of blending tradition with contemporary. This unique partnering of the ages boasts a series of international transport links, thriving markets and history rich property surrounded by some of the best of Kent’s idyllic and untouched countryside.

The enticing town of Ashford has grown in its popularity over the years as a destination for those to live and work. Originally a historic market town, this centre has seen a surge in development over recent years which has encouraged the creation of some superb transport links as residents wish to commute to London and to Europe in pursuit of work and leisure.

A thriving town within its own right, Ashford has increased in its popularity as a consumer/ leisure destination and has seen a rise in the number of eclectic shops, markets and artisan pop up shops on offer. Savvy shoppers are also spoilt for choice with the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet just a stone’s through from the high street and the main train station.

For those wishing to take Ashford more in their stride, why not immerse yourself in Ashford’s heritage trail which (yes there is history here too!) with its lanes sporting medieval, Jacobean and Georgian homes and architecture. Two of Ashford’s greatest estates include Godington House and Eastwell Manor, two beautiful must-sees reflecting a bygone era for Ashford.


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Revelation Ashford

An award-winning venue which offers a diverse and high quality range of music and arts ...
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County Square Shopping Centre

With more than 50 shops alongside cafes and restaurants, County Square is the local, relaxed ...
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The Granary Spa

The Granary Spa opened its doors in September 2012 and has continued to provide guests ...
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ARK Drama

We are a non-profit making community group run by a volunteer committee and adult leaders ...
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The Bench Wine and Tapas Bar

The Bench is an exciting and innovative Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant in Ashford, Kent’s ...
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Ashford FC

Ashford United Football Club

Ashford United F.C. are an active football club based in Ashford, Kent. Between 1930 and ...
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Godinton House and Gardens

Godinton is a comfortable, much-loved home; each room has a different feel, a contrast on ...
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The Old Mill

The Old Mill Public House & Restaurant

Using great quality ingredients sourced locally where possible; along with a fantastic selection of interesting ...
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The Stour Leisure Centre

Visitors to the Stour Centre can choose from a wide range of leisure facilities and ...
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Cinema Camera

Cineworld in Ashford

Cineworld at Ashford is a multiplex cinema showing the very latest international blockbusters in box ...
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Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl in Ashford offers 18 state-of-the-art glitzy bowling lanes guaranteed to let the good ...
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Ashford Golf Course

Enjoyed by its members, guests and visitors since 1903, Ashford Golf Club is dedicated to ...
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Farmers Market

Ashford Farmers’ Market

The farmers' market takes place every first Sunday of the month, between 10am and 2pm ...
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Old W and B Hobbs Cheque

Ashford Historical Facebook Group

This group has over 9,500 members and 1,000's of fascinating old photos of Ashford with ...
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McArthurGlen Ashford Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

At McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford you'll find your favourite brands at up to 60% less, all ...
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Cricket Clubs

Ashford Town Cricket Club

Set in the lovely countryside to the south of Ashford, the Ashford Town Cricket Clubs ...
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Ashford Hockey Club

Ashford Hockey Club

Ashford Hockey Club was established in 1898 and is situated at Ball Lane in Kennington ...
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Blog articles featuring Ashford

Is Netflix moving to Ashford?

Netflix linked with move to Ashford?

The possible plans for a European filming hub presented recently to Ashford Borough Council could ...
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Conningbrook Lakes

Why 2019 is the right time to invest in Ashford

“If you have ever wished you’d invested somewhere that has regenerated, you will know that ...
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The Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Kent and East Sussex

The next best thing to eating good food, may be talking about it. Certainly asking ...
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The Drum Inn, Stanford North

The best pubs in and around Ashford and Tenterden

When I was young going to the pub generally meant me and my siblings sitting ...
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Planning to succeed

As a result, development can be difficult, especially for housebuilders, as many local communities fail ...
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Plans for new home in AONB given consent

Permission has been granted to replace vacant farm buildings with a three bedroom house on ...
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Wind Turbine

Renewable Energy – is it beginning to run on empty?

Last year didn’t end brightly, and despite what’s happening in other countries, 2016 could see ...
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Derelict old building in a rural area

Permitted Development Rights for rural buildings

The current legislation offers an excellent opportunity to farmers and landowners to quickly and cost-effectively ...
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Our recommended golf courses in Kent and East Sussex

As a golfing destination, Kent and East Sussex has a huge amount going for it ...
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Man jumping over fence

How to gain planning permission — a view from both sides of the fence

Having joined Hobbs Parker Property Consultants six months ago, with nearly 30 years’ planning experience ...
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Amazing Kitchen Tenterden

Why do kitchens sell houses?

"Home is where the hearth is" a hearth is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace, with or ...
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Sophie Walker and Sam Snart

New team rising to challenge

New team rising to challenge To ensure Hobbs Parker Property Consultants respond to the need ...
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Alex Davies

Alex Davies

Managing Director Estate Agents

Simon Godfrey

Simon Godfrey

Director at our Tenterden Office

Sarah Holgate

Sarah Holgate

Head of The Villages

James Hickman

James Hickman

Head of Farms and Land and Equestrian Property

Greg Wood

Greg Wood

Valuer and Head of New Business

Moya Bowerman

Moya Bowerman

Associate Director - Lettings

Bill Lightfoot

Bill Lightfoot

Director - Development Consultancy