Kent's rich and varied countryside attracts visitors all year round, and Ashford captures the county's unique blend of ancient and modern. The idyllic landscape here is dotted with vineyards and apple orchards, and the choice of accommodation ranges from smart hotels to picturesque guesthouses and comfortable family-run B&Bs. It's one of the most attractive areas of Kent and you'll easily find suitable accommodation to suit your budget and spending requirements.
Kent has a thriving economy as well as a great range of historical and cultural attractions for the visitor. With thriving, traditional market towns and extensive international rail links as well as villages rich in history and a superb landscape of old ruins and rolling green fields, there's something for everyone here. Ashford has a particularly rich heritage trail, its cobbled lanes lined with not only medieval homes but Jacobean and Georgian ones as well. One of the finest historic estates in Kent is close by at Godington House, and nearby Eastwell Manor is a fine example of an old Kentish country estate in the grand tradition.
Heritage Kent lies in every direction when you come to Ashford and stay at one of the numerous hotels or guesthouses here. As well as the historic estates of the area you can spend a pleasant afternoon shopping on Ashford high street and picking up fresh produce at the weekly market. There are several world-class vineyards in the immediate area too, offering wine-tasting and a chance to explore the workings of this relatively new Kentish industry. Tenterden, otherwise known as the Jewel of the Weald, is within easy driving distance if you fancy exploring the region in more depth. The towns around here are renowned for their architectural rarities and independent shops, so whether you're interested in history are just want to pick up a few designer goods you'll not be disappointed.
Ashford encapsulates the rural charm and ancient traditions of Kent, and at hotels like Eastwell Manor and Elvey Farm you'll receive the warmest of traditional Kentish welcomes and the promise of a fabulous time.