Why live in Ashford
Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England. It lies on the River Great Stour at the southern or scarp edge of the North Downs, about 61 miles (98 km) southeast of central London and 15.3 miles (24.6 km) northwest of Folkestone It has an attractive, recently expanded high street, brimming with interesting shops and the well renowned Ashford McArthur Glenn Outlet that brings shoppers and families from far and wide. A huge focal point for Ashford is the recently opened in 2019 Ashford College.
Situated just outside Ashford International Train Station lies the award-wining Curious Brewery selling many own brewed beers and ciders.
Ashford is well known for the Eureka Business Park that lies just off the M20 Junction 9 which has easy access from London. The site houses multiple well-known restaurants a large Cineworld Cinema and also a Bannatynes leisure centre.
There is a range of local schools including Outstanding rated Great Chart Primary School. Kennington Juniors and multiple secondary schools such as two grammars, The Norton Knatchbull for Boys, and the Highworth School for Girls along with The Towers School within Kennington.
Ashford itself has a large high street and shopping complex within the town centre itself called The County Square and well known Park Mall, which offers a verity of fashion/clothing shops. There are also a good variety of pubs, cafés and restaurants including, The Old Mill, Riverside Inn, Amici’s & The Connngbrook Hotel & Restaurant along with multiple cafes in and around the town itself.
Mainline train services to London can be accessed from Ashford (about 0.3 miles outside of the town centre of Ashford. Ashford International is where the Eurostar trains depart for the continent, as well as the high-speed service to London St Pancras (a journey of approx. 37 minutes)