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Spears Ash Wood
Mill Lane, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 8NWView on map
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Russell and Angela invite you to visit Spears Ash Wood CL on the outskirts of the stunning village of Smarden in the heart of the Kentish Weald. We offer a relaxed, informal, natural site with the benefit of electrical hook up, drinking water point, waste disposal and recycling.
Smarden is one of the most beautiful villages in Kent blessed with a significant number of attractive timber-framed houses and a medieval church, known as the Barn of Kent due its massive roof span.
We are a small village with a big character boasting 3 pubs all serving food within a short walk of ½ mile!! A fish and chip van stops at the Charter Hall every Tuesday evening. Not only that but we have a traditional butcher’s offering local meats, a vibrant art gallery and a shop selling small antiques and bric-a-brac. Our volunteer-run community shop, Post Office and café is buzzing and open 7 days a week! A Heritage Centre is open in the Charter Hall on Friday mornings; a place which houses a small collection of museum artefacts and rich archives relating to Smarden’s history. As well as the C of E Church there is a thriving Baptist Chapel in the centre of the village.
In the summer why not enjoy watching a game of cricket on the Minnis. During the season football is played most weekends. To sample some of the best ales come along to the Flying Horse and Smarden Sports Association Beer & music festivals on 30th Apr/1st May 2022 or 5/6/7th August 2022. Or visit one of the many local vineyards.
We are ideally situated for walking; Smarden has numerous footpaths and a gentle stroll around Mill Lane is rewarding. This is also a great area for cycling. We are keen cyclists we can point you in the direction of some rides to suit your ability taking in many beautiful Kent villages not forgetting the orchards and hop gardens. Electric bikes can be hired from Headcorn Aerodrome only 1.5 miles away. Dering Woods has various trails and nearby Pluckley is supposedly the most haunted village in England!
Of course you may just wish to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the countryside. You might spot a Spitfire leaving Headcorn Aerodrome or hear the lions in the distance at the Big Cat Sanctuary (don’t worry they have big fences) or see barn owls flying, and other native wildlife in and around the woods, lanes and river Beult.
We welcome (max 2) well behaved dogs kept on leads. Due to the nature of the surroundings no wood-burning fires are permitted. Supervised raised charcoal/gas barbecues are allowed.
Nearest Pubs: Smarden Bell, The Flying Horse, The Chequers – all within 0.5m
Community Store, Post Office & Cafe - 0.5m
Luckhurst Butcher - 0.5m
The Big Cat Sanctuary - 1.3m
Headcorn Aerodrome & Lashenden Air Warfare Museum - 1.6m
Chart Hills Golf Club - 2.9m
Sissinghurst Castle - 7m
Leeds Castle - 10.4m
Latest arrival time: 8:00 PM
Latest departure time: 11:00 AM
Minimum stay 2 nights (applies bank holidays)
Electric amperage: 10
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- TN27 8NW
- Lat 51.153436 / Lon 0.680847
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Ashford, Tenterden
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Dover (28 miles)
- Nearest train station: Pluckley or Headcorn
- Train station within 5 miles
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