The Centre is in east Kent, close to the historic market town of Tenterden in beautiful High Weald countryside near the Sussex border, looking over the Romney Marshes (OS grid reference TQ 905 323). The property is in a secluded area away from road within 2 acres of garden, surrounded by arable farmland and traditional woodlands. It is near fantastic visitor attractions, such as Camber Sands, Rye and Bodiam Castle.
The nearest town is Tenterden, on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings.
From London take M20 to Junction 9 (Ashford), then A28 to Tenterden, through St Michael’s. After Homewood School take the left fork, B2080, signposted to Appledore (Beacon Oak Rd). Alternatively, leave M20 at Junction 8, head to Leeds Castle round several roundabouts. Continue past Leeds Castle on B1263 through Leeds village. At T junction turn left on to A274, through Sutton Valence and Headcorn. Continue straight on through Biddenden on A262. At T-junction turn right onto the A28 into Tenterden.
From Tenterden, travel 1.5 miles along Appledore Rd (B2080) towards Appledore. Pass Culverwells Country Store on the right, then at the next sharp bend turn right by our small sign into an unmarked lane (between a row of reflective bollards). Pass the entrance to Tassels, the large house immediately on the left. Continue along the lane for 200 metres, then take the left hand fork up to the drive. If travelling from Appledore the turning is on the left on the bend after Gibbet Oak Farm Shop.
NB Several route finders recommend A21 from the M25, we do not advise using this route.
By rail and bus
The nearest bus stop is in Tenterden High St 1.8 miles away.
Local taxis: AH Cars Tel 01580 762444 or 07546 592353
Headcorn BR (10 miles) 1 hour from London Bridge/Charing Cross. Bus 12 or 12RL from Headcorn (NOT Sunday – journey takes 20 mins).Download the 12 timetable here. 12RL is an additional service running at commuter times.
Pre-booked taxi service from Headcorn, MTC 01622 890003 Approx £30.
Ashford International BR (13 miles) 35 mins on High Speed Train from St Pancras or Stratford International. Bus 2 or 2a from Ashford (hourly service, every 2 hours on Sunday – journey takes 45 mins). www.stagecoachbus.com/eastkent
Appledore BR (5 miles), suitable for cyclists, but there is no taxi or public transport. Connect at Ashford International or Hastings/Brighton.
It may be possible for us to pick up and drop off at the bus stop or stations in our minibus, with prior arrangement. Charges apply.
NB Tenterden railway is a steam train tourist attraction, not a public service.