Tenterden

Tenterden, dubbed the “Jewel of the Weald”, retains its historical charm and is set amidst the wonderful Kentish countryside.

I love working in our Tenterden office. The high street has retained its old market town atmosphere. There's still a good selection of independent shops and some great pubs. The schools have excellent reputations too.


As one of the most highly regarded towns in the South East of England, Tenterden is a popular destination due to its unique mix of fascinating history, traditional shopping, beautiful countryside and activities for all the family.

You will find our Tenterden Estate Agents office at the eastern end of the town opposite the recreation ground.

This picturesque ‘Cinque Port’ of Tenterden can be found nestled within the heart of the Kent countryside and is often referred to by many as the Jewel of the [Kent] Weald. With its fine array of historic houses, high street shops and boutiques, it is in no doubt, one of the most attractive of the Kentish towns and visited by many due to its historical heritage.

Tenterden was originally made famous by William Caxton who in 1477 printed the very first English book and was said to be born here. Furthermore, it is claimed that the later Lord Nelson’s daughter, Horatia met and married the vicar of St Mildred’s Church – the church that sits proudly within this traditional town.

Aside from its traditional and historical ties, Tenterden is a fine example of how ‘old meets new’ for it is a true 21st-century bustling town which boasts a variety of modern amenities, varied and interesting shopping, great places to stay and fascinating attractions and events for all the family.


Chapel Down Vineyard

Chapel Down Vineyard

For those who enjoy the taste of English wines, beers and spirits, a tour and tipple at the Chapel Down Vineyards is a must! Heralding as England’s leading winemaker and one of the UK’s most […]

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Hole Park Gardens

Hole Park Gardens

Four generations of the Barham family have created a wonderful 16 acre garden in a magical parkland setting that must be everyone’s dream.  Extensive yew hedges and herbaceous borders should be at their best for […]

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Local Beekeeper

Local Beekeeper

If you have a swarm of honey bees that you need to be removed, don’t panic! Have a look at this article on the British Beekeepers website Then give me a call I am a […]

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London Beach Spa and Country Club

London Beach Spa and Country Club

For the perfect spa escape why not experience the saline swimming and large hydrotherapy pools, relax on the under-water loungers and feel the powerful water jets massage your stresses away. Luxuriate in the steam rooms […]

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Tea at the Oast

Tea at the Oast

Originally built in 1897 to accommodate the local Kentish hops, it is a common building of its era and one that truly best represents Kent. Sadly there are fewer Oasts which are still accessible to […]

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Tenterden and District Museum

Tenterden and District Museum

The museum was opened in 1976 and is run entirely by volunteers. It is a member of the Kent Museums Group and works closely with Ashford Borough Council’s Culture and Tourism Department. The museum maintains […]

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Tenterden Cricket Club

Tenterden Cricket Club

Made up of approximately 175 members, the club benefits from a group of qualified and dedicated sports coaches that ensure the provision of weekly training sessions held at the ground. Tenterden is an important part […]

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Tenterden Leisure Centre

Tenterden Leisure Centre

Tenterden Leisure Centre has a wide range of facilities offering an excellent choice of sporting and leisure activities. The facilities include a swimming pool including a 25m area for lane swimming, a fun pool area […]

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The Kent & East Sussex Railway

The Kent & East Sussex Railway

Sit back, relax and marvel at the breathtaking Kentish scenery that passes you by as you ‘click and clack’ along the restored track between the Kentish town of Tenterden and the current final destination of […]

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The Woolpack Pub & Restaurant

The Woolpack Pub & Restaurant

The Woolpack, or ‘the Woolly’ as it is affectionately known is a popular choice of venue for those wishing to sample its ales, meals or for those who are looking for a convenient place to […]

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Alex Davies

Managing Director and Head of Country Houses
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Simon Godfrey

Director at our Tenterden Office
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Sarah Holgate

Head of The Villages
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James Hickman

James Hickman

Head of Farms, Land and Equestrian Property
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Greg Wood

Greg Wood

Head of Ashford Homes and New Business
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Moya Bowerman

Moya Bowerman

Associate Director - Lettings
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Bill Lightfoot

Director - Development Consultancy
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