Villages In Kent – Egerton & Lenham

Bonjour lecteurs! Ready for some dose of Kentish life? Today, I take you to Egerton & Lenham. We actually went down there back in the days when the lockdown started to ease. But I have not had a chance to talk about it on here. Both villages are worth a visit if you fancy going into the country with your family!

Egerton

On a hot sunny day, we started our adventure into Egerton.

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Situated on the north-west side of Ashford, le village is fameux for its Period Hall houses and Kentish barns but also its 13th-century church.

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Apparently, some of the houses there are even from the 15th-century.

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As soon as you arrive, you are being transported back into old English times!

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Walking Along

We parked by the church that proved to be popular with local historians.

Unlike many English villages, houses in Egerton are not all clustered in the centre of the village around the church.

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Actually, they are all spread along the main road and others in the distance. It gives the place une impression to be bigger and we enjoyed walking there.

I think it is so because of the village’s farming background.

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But you also have some lovely newer built cottages right next to the church!

Egerton Green

From there, carry on straight on going down Rock Hill Road.

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You can not miss the cricket ground. There is also a lovely play area for kids.

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But the space is huge! Idéal for a picnic.

We had a stroll while some people were doing their daily exercise.

Direction Lenham

We decided to carry on the day towards Maidstone. This time we stopped by Lenham.

Located on the southern edge of the North Downs, le village is another beauty!

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With is a typical square full of small shops, you can find anything you need!

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We loved walking around the antique shops and you can always stop by Chilston Park Hotel to stay in the area!

Or enjoy a sweet treat at the tea room? We stopped by the local shop and bought ice creams that we had by the church.

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St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church is right behind the square. Pass the cute white cottages and you are in for some picturesque setting.

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There is a bench in the shade where we could relax and have some of our favourite desserts! Indeed, Simply Ice Cream is handmade in small batches in the heart of Kent and it is absolutely delish!

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But let’s stop talking about food 😝 If you want un peu plus d’exercise, go at the back of the church.

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You can see a path that leads you into a beautiful field.

A Treasure Behind The Church

We were literally in the middle of flowers. I believe that you can carry on down this way and then go towards Lenham Heath as there is a proper path down there.

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Or you can just walk along Old Ashford Road and dream of a cottage in the country.

Personally, we stayed a bit in the field right behind the church, walked among the flowers and soaked in some sun.

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It was so peaceful and just relaxing!

We had a lovely time before coming back the same way in the late afternoon.

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We stopped by the shops to buy some pieces for the house and it was us done!

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Have you ever been down this way? What would be your pick? A game on Egerton sports fields with your family or a bit of shopping in the picturesque Lenham?

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For more information, you can also visit visitkent.co.uk & kent.gov.uk.

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Merci for reading as always! And I will post soon more Villages in Kent to visit! Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or if you want to suggest some cool places for us to check out.

 

 

 

73 Comments

  1. Priscilla Stubbs
    July 23, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    It is amazing how many lovely villages you have in Kent. Such pretty places to visit

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    July 23, 2020 / 1:40 pm

    Heavenly bliss beautiful place must see soon too

  3. adrian price
    July 23, 2020 / 2:25 pm

    ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SPOT

  4. adrian price
    July 23, 2020 / 2:31 pm

    CANT BELIEVE HOW PRETTY KENT IS

  5. adrian price
    July 23, 2020 / 4:54 pm

    this whole area looks completely stunning

  6. Carly Belsey
    July 23, 2020 / 5:51 pm

    Ive never been down that way before but it looks beautiful. I would love to go for a walk with the family and then to check out the shops.

  7. Jazz Tattersall
    July 23, 2020 / 6:30 pm

    Such a beautiful town especially the church

  8. lynn neal
    July 23, 2020 / 9:14 pm

    There are some wonderful buildings and beautiful flowers in Kent!

  9. Alice Gilkes
    July 23, 2020 / 10:23 pm

    Looks like a nice place, and I love those pretty pink roses.

  10. Alex
    July 24, 2020 / 3:24 am

    Some beautiful flowers in these pictures.lovely.

  11. Margaret Clarkson
    July 24, 2020 / 6:38 am

    So many beautiful places. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Susan Smith
    July 24, 2020 / 7:21 am

    Looks a beautiful place to visit, love the climbing roses

  13. ashleigh allan
    July 24, 2020 / 8:47 am

    Looks great and the ice cream looks amazing!

  14. Phil B
    July 24, 2020 / 10:20 am

    I could walk by lichen covered stone walls all day, I dont know why but I find them so relaxing.

  15. Lyndsey cooksey
    July 24, 2020 / 10:56 am

    What a quaint little village! I love being around flowers, they smell gorgeous and so beautiful to look at. The church looks lovely too.

  16. Jeanette Leighton
    July 24, 2020 / 11:29 am

    Looks beautiful, a very pretty place I love visiting New places

  17. Sandra Fortune
    July 24, 2020 / 12:13 pm

    I’ve never been to Kent it’s very pretty I like old churches so would be very interesting to see

  18. Susan B
    July 24, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful that they remind me of old movies. Delightful!

  19. adrian price
    July 24, 2020 / 12:50 pm

    what a stunning spot–i need to explore kent properly

  20. adrian price
    July 24, 2020 / 12:58 pm

    simply stunning

  21. adrian price
    July 24, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    stunning -really lovely

  22. Margaret Gallagher
    July 24, 2020 / 4:33 pm

    Love this place – long time since i visited – love to go back soon

  23. Hazel Rea
    July 24, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    Lovely villages. Great to see so much red valerian – it is much loved by the hummingbird hawk moth which is our favourite insect.

  24. Tracy B
    July 24, 2020 / 7:33 pm

    I really enjoy reading your days out blogs, these villages look lovely

  25. Rebecca Walker
    July 24, 2020 / 8:48 pm

    beautiful pictures

  26. Georgie Wright
    July 24, 2020 / 11:06 pm

    Looks like a lovely day out!

  27. Rachel Craig
    July 24, 2020 / 11:50 pm

    Beautiful! I would like to view Kent sometime.

  28. claire woods
    July 25, 2020 / 10:56 am

    Some pretty places.

  29. adrian price
    July 25, 2020 / 11:35 am

    what a stunning look place

  30. adrian price
    July 25, 2020 / 11:54 am

    i can feel a staycation to coming on

  31. adrian price
    July 25, 2020 / 12:15 pm

    feel like moving to kent

  32. Lyndsey cooksey
    July 25, 2020 / 12:16 pm

    What a lovely post. I love the photos. I’d love to live in a village where there’s lots of flowers and a church, little library and a post office!

  33. adrian price
    July 25, 2020 / 12:35 pm

    begining to realise `its grim up north` –i live in wigan

  34. Joanne Holmes
    July 25, 2020 / 4:30 pm

    What fantastic pictures

  35. Jessica Barber
    July 25, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    These look like such hidden gems of towns! I love the old fashioned houses!

  36. YOLANDA DAVIS
    July 26, 2020 / 1:10 am

    I live in Kent but hadn’t heard of Egerton. I know Lenham though. Have you tried visiting Minster on the Isle of Sheppey. Minster Abbey and the gatehouse are beautiful and the history is great. The gatehouse is said to work fertility miracles . I think they did an archaeological dig and found lots of fertility statues. People go there from all over the world if they are having trouble conceiving.

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      August 3, 2020 / 7:46 am

      oh no, I have never been but thanks for mentioning it. I will definitely go one day! I made note of it to remember. Thanks for the suggestion

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      August 3, 2020 / 7:46 am

      oh no, I have never been but thanks for mentioning it. I will definitely go one day! I made note of it to remember. Thanks for the suggestion

  37. Carly Belsey
    July 26, 2020 / 9:23 am

    Oh wow, that ice cream looks so delicious!!

  38. Jeanette Leighton
    July 26, 2020 / 10:19 am

    Looks like a lovely village and beautiful place to visit

  39. adrian price
    July 26, 2020 / 4:38 pm

    what a stunning spot—amazing

  40. adrian price
    July 26, 2020 / 4:44 pm

    stunning place –which i shall try and visit bext year witn my family

  41. adrian price
    July 26, 2020 / 4:57 pm

    no wonder kents called the Garden of England

  42. Elaine Savage
    July 27, 2020 / 7:28 am

    Great post. I have never been to Egerton despite living in Kent!

  43. adrian price
    July 27, 2020 / 8:53 am

    stunning,really stunning

  44. James Travis
    July 27, 2020 / 5:00 pm

    Looks a nice place, beautiful scenery

  45. Ellen Stafford
    July 28, 2020 / 9:28 am

    Wow looks so pretty there!

  46. adrian price
    July 28, 2020 / 10:24 am

    looking forward to visiting here so much

  47. adrian price
    July 28, 2020 / 11:07 am

    looking at these stunning pictures–while living in greater manchester.I `m begining to realise–it really is grim up north

  48. Jeanette Leighton
    July 28, 2020 / 12:01 pm

    It looks like a village I used to live in when I was a girl called St. Brides

  49. Kas Grant
    July 28, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    Lovely! Beautiful pictures ❣️

  50. Brenda Bradley
    July 28, 2020 / 4:11 pm

    belle!

  51. Rachel Craig
    July 28, 2020 / 11:20 pm

    Looks like a lover place to visit.

  52. Adrian Bold
    July 29, 2020 / 1:02 am

    Looks like such a beautiful picturesque place. It’s been a while since I was last in Kent.

  53. Susan B
    July 29, 2020 / 1:11 am

    I rather fancy both shopping and looking at the lovely old buildings and gardens. Your Baba has obviously enjoyed his adventures!

  54. adrian price
    July 29, 2020 / 7:57 am

    cant wait to visit

  55. AndiG
    July 29, 2020 / 9:57 am

    I love a wander round places like this so pretty

  56. Melanie
    July 29, 2020 / 10:06 am

    I didn’t realise there were so many nice villages in Kent! Are they easily accessible via public transport?

    • Cecile Blaireau
      Author
      August 3, 2020 / 7:35 am

      Not all as some are really in the middle of nowhere. I reckon you would have a bus but maybe every hour and not often

  57. A.E. ADKINS
    July 29, 2020 / 11:20 am

    Looks like you had another fab day!

  58. Nikki Phipps
    July 29, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    I’ve never been to Kent, but i will be looking to plan a trip! X

  59. Patricia Barrett
    July 29, 2020 / 5:30 pm

    Looks like a lovely place to visit. Very picturesque.

  60. Anita Missen
    July 29, 2020 / 5:38 pm

    Egerton looks so beautiful. I must take my family one day.

  61. Jeanette Leighton
    July 29, 2020 / 8:01 pm

    Lovely pictures and scenery looks like a lovely place

  62. Darren Bourne
    July 29, 2020 / 11:33 pm

    The Garden of England is beautiful, especially on a glorious day. Looks like you had fun.

  63. Emma Christian
    July 30, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    Some beautiful photos! It’s a part of the country I’ve never visited, it looks beautiful!

  64. adrian price
    July 31, 2020 / 10:09 am

    planning a trip here next year

  65. Susan Willshee
    July 31, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    Both of the villages look really lovely. You are very lucky to have them close enough for a day visit.

  66. Jeanette Leighton
    August 1, 2020 / 11:01 am

    Lovely village very beautiful i would love to visit one day

  67. adrian price
    August 1, 2020 / 12:50 pm

    this looks a beautiful which i will definitely visit when all this madness ends

  68. Emma Christian
    August 1, 2020 / 1:20 pm

    There’s nothing prettier than old English Churches in pretty little villages!

  69. Theresa Thomas
    August 1, 2020 / 2:37 pm

    Kent is such a beautiful county

  70. Rachel Craig
    August 1, 2020 / 11:46 pm

    The great outdoors :- So inviting!

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