Ashford is a pleasant market town in Kent but, due to the M20 and Ashford International railway station, the town has evolved over the years. New businesses have moved to the area and homes have been built to accommodate all the new families and individuals who have moved to the area. The majority of developments have taken place close to the centre of town, leaving the beautiful countryside untouched. With Ashford you have the best of both worlds; a thriving town and a rural retreat.
Moving to Ashford
Ashford has a great range of properties, from gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian houses to cute 1960’s estates. There are a number of new developments on the outskirts of the town, but there are also a number of period homes and cottages.
For families looking to buy in Ashford, terraced properties range between £110,000 and £450,000. Dependant on the number of bedrooms and finish of the property, semis and detached homes fall anywhere between £160,000 and £2 million. First time buyers can purchase one and two-bedroom flats for as little as £100,000.
For those looking to rent, there are a number of opportunities. A one-bedroom flat will be upwards of £500 pcm. Terraced, semi-detached, and detached properties all seem to hover around similar price brackets, with the more expensive properties over £2,000 pcm. Generally, the majority of these homes fall between £850 and £1,750 pcm.
Britannia Bearsbys are located in Aylesford. Just 30 minutes away from Ashford, the team at Bearsbys are experts in house removals and provide a seamless service. The Aylesford office also provide a variety of storage options that suit the different needs to customers.
Shopping in Ashford
Many shopaholics love living in Ashford due to the Ashford Designer Outlet. Bargain hunters flock in their droves to pick up goods from the likes of Barbour, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and Links of London. The shopping district often holds events and has many restaurants including Wagamama, Pizza Express, and Harry Ramsden’s.
For a less designer-driven spree, shoppers tend to head to County Square Shopping Centre. With a huge car park, visitors do not have to worry about getting parked. There are the usual fashion retailers such as River Island, H&M and New Look, as well as the likes of the Body Shop, Debenhams, and Marks and Spencer. When a rest is needed, there are many places in and around County Square to stop for a snack, enjoy a coffee, or have a family meal. Debenham’s café is a real hit, as is Muffin Break, Costa Coffee, Chill Time, and Burger King.
Transport Links Ashford
Ashford is located on the M20, meaning the coast of Folkestone is just a 20-minute journey and Maidstone, 27 minutes. London is 1 hour 26 minutes away in favourable traffic.
Ashford International railway station serves the area. Not only are there the usual domestic trains, but passengers can also jump on one of 37 Eurostar trains per week, taking passengers to Paris in a spritely 1 hour 52 minutes. Southern and Southeastern also service the station. There are 12 trains per hour leaving the station with services to Maidstone, Brighton, Margate, Sevenoaks, and Stratford International.
For those commuting to London, trains carry passengers to London St Pancras (38 minutes), London Charing Cross (1 hour 27 minute), and London Victoria (1 hour 29 minutes).