Situated on the south coast of Kent, Hythe is a small, peaceful coastal town perfect for families, young professionals and retired couples alike. The nearby Royal Military Canal and seafront provides excellent walks and the Famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway is one of Kent's top attraction's with their miniature steam and diesel locomotives taking you from their station in Hythe along 13 and 1/2 miles of track, all the way to Dungeness.
Hythe is also the birthplace of the beer Mackeson Stout, and as a Cinque Port, would have once had a bustling harbour and was defended by two castles, Saltwood and Lympne. Also home to the Royal Military Canal and Martello Towers – clear markers of the coastline town’s seafaring origins as a defence and warship production zone. This all adds to Hythe’s charm and history as a picturesque seaside town with many a tale to tell, and local residents wear this identity with pride.
Moving to more modern times, Hythe has a long high street with an array of boutique shops and independent coffee shops and restaurants, and a fortnightly farmers market. It also holds the bi-annual 'Venetian Fete' which is a truly amazing spectacle with a procession of decorated floats drifting along the canal with live music, entertainment and fireworks.
Transport links here are great too – including the high speed train service that travels in from Folkestone West, and takes you to London St. Pancras in 54 minutes.
Nearby Saltwood Primary school is renowned in the area for its Ofsted and Church inspection rated “outstanding” school, and its close ties to the local community – plus there are other outstanding and good primary school's as well as popular secondary school's including Brockhill Park Performing Arts College and the Folkestone School for Girls.
So, are you thinking of making Hythe your home, or looking to sell a property here? Speak to one of us here at Hunter's estate agents, and we will throw in a warm smile and personal touch to make your journey a pleasant and highly satisfying experience.