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Quintessential village life
The rolling Kentish landscape is dotted with picturesque villages that hark back to a bygone age. At Apple Wood residents enjoy a location nestled between two fine examples.
Aylesford, a short distance to the north of Apple Wood, is reminiscent of a scene from a Constable painting, with its ancient stone bridge, Norman church and Grade II listed riverside inn, The Chequers, dating from 1511. Epicurean delights are brought to Aylesford by Hengist, a bastion of fine dining in a beautiful setting. Equally ideal for cosy winter warmers or summer time al fresco dining in it’s garden by the River Medway.
Highlights of the area include the Friars in Aylesford. Founded in 1242 as home to a religious order, the Friars today provides a tranquil, riverside location open to the public with a peace garden, tea rooms, the Aylesford Pottery and regular events including a monthly farmers’ market.
The position of Apple Wood offers an ideal combination of lifestyle options. The stunning medieval features that define the surrounding villages are complimented by an expanding neighbourhood of new homes, well-served for retail and recreation.
South Aylesford Retail Park provides for the requirements of contemporary living and is home to a number of high street superstores and restaurants including M&S Foodhall, Nandos, Homebase and interiors specialist Natuzzi Italia, among others.
East Barming, south of Apple Wood, merges seamlessly in to Maidstone, the county-town of Kent. Maidstone caters for all the latest fashions in retail and recreation, all set to it’s impressive historic backdrop.
Recreational possibilities abound Apple Wood’s unique position opening up the the Kent countryside as a potential playground.
With The Kent Downs and High Weald (both designated areas of outstanding natural beauty) on your doorstep, a wealth of activities from walking and cycling in the hills of to a spot of open water swimming at Leybourne Lakes Country Park, are just a short distance away.
When the weather dampens outdoor pursuits, residents are well served by a number of local facilities. Evolution Strength and Fitness Gym at nearby Quarry Wood is the perfect spot to keep in shape and unwind. K-Sports, highly regarded for its mission to increase sporting participation, is a short distance away on the outskirts of Aylesford and provides 28 acres of facilities for football, hockey and squash alongside a gym, bar and restaurant.
With such immediate connections to all that rural Kent has to offer, it is easy to overlook the fact that residents of The Grenadier Collection are also ideally situated for easy access to both historic Maidstone and easily commutable London. This perfect balance of the best of both country and urban settings marks Apple Wood out as a unique proposition.
The Capital is just an hour away by train from Barming Station (a 16 minute walk from the development) with regular services to London Victoria making Apple Wood a perfect jumping off point for commuters.
Maidstone is minutes away by both car or public transport, and offers a plethora of possibilities for retail, eating out, nightlife and culture.
The M20 motorway is 15 minutes from Apple Wood, providing access to the Kent coast and the ports of Folkestone and Dover as well as Eurotunnel access at Ashford International Station.
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Phase 1 - The Grenadier Collection at Apple Wood, Near Maidstone, Kent ME16 9FE