Well positioned in the heart of the Kentish market town of West Malling, with a pretty walled…
“A smartly-presented, superbly-located bungalow in a peaceful setting, close to main transport links.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Sandhole Barn provides a comfortable and convenient base for a relaxing short break in the Kent countryside. It is ideally situated to explore the many local attractions or to visit London. Ground floor accommodation provides easy access and consists of two bedrooms – one double and one twin bedded. There is a pretty, private garden and ample parking on the property. Close by is Leybourne Lakes Country Park and a footpath to the North Downs passes by the property. There is a good choice of local pubs and restaurants, particularly in nearby West Malling.
Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 4
- Private garden
- Washing machine
- Sky or freeview
- Linens provided
- Open all year
- Changeover day: Saturday
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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