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A pretty country village in Kent brimming with walks and history

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St Peter and St Paul Church, Appledore

Nestled on the edge of Romney Marsh and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the picturesque village of Appledore is perfect for a relaxing countryside getaway in Kent.

Steeped in history, Appledore’s quaint streets are lined with medieval houses, antique shops and pubs, and there’s a beautiful 14th-century church, St Peter and St Paul. Just outside the village is English Heritage’s Horne’s Place Chapel, a fine example of a domestic chapel built in 1366.

Although rolling patchwork fields now surround the village, this was once a bustling port at the estuary of the Rother. When the river suddenly changed its course in the 13th century, Appledore lost much of its trade and it now stands along the northern part of the Royal Military Canal - built to protect against possible French invasion in the early 18th century.

Royal Military Canal

Walkers and those who love being in the great outdoors will find an abundance of adventures in the local area. The Saxon Shore Way winds through the village, a long-distance footpath bursting with heritage and wildlife. There are also plenty of trails throughout the High Weald, and a myriad of other charming villages to discover locally such as Tenterden and Wittersham.

“Appledore’s quaint streets are lined with medieval houses, antique shops and pubs”

Nearby, you’ll find the charming coastal town of Rye, the starkly beautiful nature reserves at Dungeness, and the sweeping beach of Camber Sands. Or if you’re looking for family-friendly attractions, the Rare Breeds Centre, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, Bodiam Castle and Sissinghurst Castle Garden are all within easy reach. And if you fancy a tipple, you can arrange an informative tour and tasting at Appledore’s award-winning Gusbourne Vineyard.

Our holiday cottages in Appledore, Kent provide a wonderful base from which to explore the High Weald and the breathtaking coast of Kent. From romantic retreats to fun-filled family holidays, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay in our self-catering accommodation in Appledore.

While you’re there

Saxon Shore Way

Don your walking boots and uncover a wealth of history and wildlife on this scenic long-distance trail.

Horne’s Place Chapel

In the care of English Heritage, this rare survival of a fine domestic chapel makes for a fascinating day out.

Gusbourne Vineyard

Enjoy an informative tour followed by a chilled glass of Chardonnay at this beautiful vineyard in Kent.

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