Ashford has retained its rural market town roots whilst expanding to include great shopping areas and plenty of places to dine and relax. It's ideally located for lots of places to visit and days out in the heart of the rural Kent countryside.
Ashford has a great rail infrastructure, with central London just 40 minutes away so, if you please, you can enjoy the odd day out in the big city and then return to the comfort of your cosy rural cottage. Much of the surrounding area has National Trust Reserve status, so expect unspoilt rolling hills and woodlands to explore, in addition there are plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer such as fishing, rambling, cycling and golf. There is a vineyard not too far away that is well worth a visit, and the surrounding area is full of beautiful little villages and impressive stately homes with stunning gardens.
The town itself has plenty to offer visitors with all the facilities close at hand, from a weekly market and numerous crafts and antique shops to a busy modern high street. On the outskirts of town is the Ashford Designer Outlet shopping centre, which is very popular with visitors. In the centre of town, the County Square mall is the place to go.
Stay in one of our holiday cottages in Ashford for a self-catering holiday that combines a bustling town environment with the great outdoors right on the door step.