New Homes in Ashford
Live the life
Located in Kent just a short drive from the coast, Ashford is a bustling town with excellent transport links and lots to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re enjoying a shopping trip, taking the kids bowling or exploring the great outdoors, there’s something for the whole family close to your new home in Ashford.
Things to see and do
Ashford is home to a number of sights including Ashford Borough Museum, Park Mall Shopping Centre, County Square Shopping Centre and Ashford Library. The award-winning Ashford Designer Outlet is also located on the edge of the town.
If you like to be active, there are lots of sporting amenities in and around the town including The Stour Centre, AMF Bowling Ashford and Faversham Swimming Pool. For families, you have plenty of kid-friendly attractions to choose from nearby including the Rare Breeds Centre, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, and Kent & East Sussex Railway.
Other places of interest close to Ashford include Tankerton Beach, Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, Brockhill Country Park, the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Leeds Castle.
If you’re moving to the area with school-age children, there are a number of outstanding schools in the area including Great Chart Primary School and Downs View Infant School, while Ashford School is independent.
For older children and adults thinking about studying for a degree, the University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and Canterbury College are all within driving distance of Ashford.
Getting to Ashford
Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see friends, it’s good to know that Ashford is well-connected by road and rail. The M20 runs alongside the town, while the train station has regular services to London, as well as Eurostar trains to France.
The journey to Ashford from central London takes just 40 minutes by train or one hour 25 minutes by car, while the train journey from Canterbury takes just 20 minutes, and the drive around 30 minutes depending on traffic.
If you’re going on holiday, the Eurostar service to Paris takes just two hours from Ashford International, while London Gatwick Airport is just over one hour away by car.