SO MUCH FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE
Terlingham Gardens may offer a quiet and leisurely pace, and provide a calm oasis away from the bustle of modern living, but you will find that there is never a shortage of things to do.
Of course there is a wider community too. A stroll into Hawkinge provides all the essentials, from a doctor’s surgery and a pharmacy to hairdressers, a supermarket, a post office and traditional pubs within walking distance. There are activities and pursuits to take part in, regular events throughout the year, and weekly gatherings and clubs. Take up a new hobby, meet people who share your interests, enjoy activities from theatre trips to shopping expeditions. Perhaps the best thing of all is realising that you can choose how you spend each day and enjoy making the most of life.
PUTTING EVERYTHING WITHIN EASY REACH
Terlingham Gardens may enjoy a unique and unspoiled location, but it puts everything within easy reach. The rich variety of rural Kent is ready to be explored, while there are plenty of opportunities for shopping and entertainment in historic nearby Kentish towns.
Take advantage of a Stagecoach bus link, with a stop just outside of Terlingham Gardens, for comfortable shopping trips to Folkestone, Hythe or Canterbury. Historic Deal and Walmer, with castles and markets, shopping and pier are just a short car ride away. Sandgate and St Margarets Bay are also close by to enjoy a day out or a walk by the sea. But not only is all that Kent has to offer within easy reach, so is the rest of Europe. From Ashford International London can be reached in just 36 minutes by train – while Paris is only a few hours away via the Channel Tunnel.
LOCAL GEMS FOR YOU TO UNCOVER
There is so much to discover just beyond the gates of Terlingham Gardens. There are the Downs themselves, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a unique and rugged landscape to explore, ancient villages and spectacular views, and peaceful stops ideal for a picnic or a walk.
To the north lies the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury, where history going back to Roman times rubs shoulders with modern shopping opportunities, and where both the Kent Cricket Club and the Marlowe Theatre can be found. Visit castles at Maidstone and Edenbridge, take a ride on the Spa Valley railway, enjoy Chatham’s historic dockyard.
To the south the charming port town of Folkestone is waiting to be discovered, with a multitude of cultural, leisure and historic attractions. Visit the colourful creative quarter, with its independent boutiques and coffee shops – or motor on and discover the rich variety of the Kent coast, with its wildlife and scenery, its white cliffs and its golden beaches.