Local Area and Attractions

Benenden

Benenden village www.benendenvillage.org.ukis focussed around the village green with its cricket pitch much used in the summer months. This is bounded by St George’s Church whose 12 bells are often rung on a Friday night, the Victorian village school and The Bull public house www.thebullatbenenden.co.uk, all only 5 minutes’ walk from The Potting Shed.

Along the main street are The Community Store, Cafe, Post Office, manicurist/pedicurist and Wards Family Butchers. Other churches in the village are The Catholic Church and Iden Green Congregational Church.

The historic and equally delightful towns of Cranbrook, 3 miles, and Tenterden 7 miles, are the nearest shopping centres. Hawkhurst 7 miles, has a  digital cinema www.kinodigital.co.uk.

 

Places of Interest under 10 miles away

Cranbrook www.cranbrook.org

Tenterden www.tenterdentown.co.uk

Benenden Church

Steam Railway www.kesr.org.uk

Great Dixter www.greatdixter.co.uk

Hole Park www.holepark.com

Scotney Castle www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scotney-castle/

Bodiam Castle www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle/

Pashley Manor www.pashleymanorgardens.com

Batemans www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

Merriments www.merriments.co.uk/contactus.asp

Wealden District Council walking website

Benenden Village Green

Smallhythe Place

Rolvenden Historic Vehicle Collection

Biddenden and Chapel Down Vineyards

Bedgebury Pinetum

Hempstead Forest

Silcocks Organic Farm Shop

Benenden Village Green

The Potting Shed Field

Hartley Dyke Farm Shop and fish shop

Nearby Farmers Markets take place in Rolvenden, Cranbrook and Sissinghurst www.kfma.org.uk

Other open gardens seasonally, copy of the Yellow Book available. http://www.ngs.org.uk/

 

Great Dixter

Places of Interest under 20 miles away

Tunbridge Wells

Knole, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knole/

Penshurst www.penshurstplace.com/

Doddington Place, www.doddingtonplacegardens.co.uk

Leeds Castle

Godinton Park www.godinton-house-gardens.co.ukCamber Sands

Rye

WInchelsea

Hastings Old Town and Fire Hills

The recently refurbished 1930s De la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill www.dlwp.com

 

Places of Interest within a 30 – 40 minute drive

Great Dixter

Goodnestone Park Gardens www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

Canterbury Cathedral

The Romney Marsh Churches www.beautyofromneymarsh.com/church1.html

The birdwatchers’ haven of Dungeness www.dungenessbirdobs.org.uk