Self-catering holidays in Fordcombe are perfect for visitors who want to explore the unspoiled countryside, sandy beaches and historic sites of Kent and Sussex. This charming village is located in the Sevenoaks district of Kent, in southeast England. Within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is surrounded by ancient woods, peaceful farmland, and green, rolling hills. Fordcombe lies on the northern slopes of the Weald, five miles from Tunbridge Wells. On Spring Hill, near the banks of a gentle stream, there is a beautiful church dedicated to St. Peter. Almost next door, the Chafford Arms is a cosy pub serving a variety of local ales and superb homemade pies. In the village centre, where Spring Hill meets Chafford Lane, there is a village hall and a primary school.

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Chafford Park seamlessly blends modernity with rustic charm in a Georgian manor dating back to 1740. The grand rural cottage set on a private estate in Ashurst, Kent, boasts an inglenook fireplace, a traditional kitchen, extensive gardens and outdoor entertaining spaces, plus a wild meadow and pond.

On the doorstep of Fordcombe holiday cottages, the High Weald is home to some of southern England’s most spectacular scenery. Within a few miles of the village, you will be able to enjoy lovely walks to unspoiled river valleys and rugged hilltops, with breathtaking views across Kent and Sussex. The area is dotted with castles, magnificent country homes, gardens and vineyards, many of which are open to the public. Fordcombe is well connected by public transport, with 35-minute train journeys to central London from the nearest town.

A short drive eastward from your Fordcombe holiday cottage, Royal Tunbridge Wells is a charming spa town known for its graceful Pantiles, a Georgian colonnade of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Reserving an afternoon to explore the town centre is highly recommended, with impressive architecture, beautiful parkland and a heritage railway to discover. A scenic drive southward from Fordcombe, the Kent and Sussex coasts are home to sand and shingle beaches, and the classic resorts of Brighton, Eastbourne, and Hastings.