: Ashford M20
: Camber Sands
: The George Inn, Stone Street, Cranbrook
: Bowles Outdoor Centre (dry ski slope)
: Hemsted Forest Golf Club
: Apicius, Stone St. 1 Star Michelin 3 AA Rosette
Gertie's Cottage is a pretty weatherboarded cottage situated just a minutes walk from the heart of Cranbrook, a peaceful small town surrounded by orchards and farmland, known as the Capital of the Kentish Weald. Narrow medieval streets are lined with pretty old houses and a wide range of interesting and independent shops. You will find several excellent pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, a town museum and Union Mill, the tallest and finest working smock mill in England which is just beyond the charming garden. Cranbrook is at the heart of the South East’s castles and gardens and the sea is only 35 minutes away. Just 19 miles from Ashford's International train station, London is also in easy reach for a day out - only an hour by train from Staplehurst, just 6 miles away. Close by are the world-famous Sissinghurst Gardens, Finchcocks Museum of Music, Tenterden’s Steam Railway, Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water for walks/water sports.