New Homes in Harrietsham
New Homes in Harrietsham
Welcome to Harrietsham
Whether you’re exploring historic sites, taking a walk through the countryside or shopping in nearby towns and cities, there’s plenty to see and do close to the town of Harrietsham. Located in Kent just a short drive from Maidstone, a new home in Harrietsham could just tick all the right boxes for your next move.
A quick history
Harrietsham was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in the 11th century, although the placename has Old English origins. The village gradually grew during the medieval era, and today you can see a number of listed properties in Harrietsham, including the local church which dates back to Norman times. The local train station opened in the late 19th century, connecting the area to London and Dover by rail.
Business and industry
Although Harrietsham is a village, there are a number of major employers within easy reach including Saga Group in Folkestone, P&O Ferries in Dover and BAE Systems in Rochester. Other big businesses within commuting distance of Harrietsham include Laing O’Rourke in Dartford and Shepherd Neame in Faversham.
Things to do in the area
If you’re interested in local history, Harrietsham is located close to Leeds Castle, a National Trust property which dates back to Norman times. For a breath of fresh air, the village borders the Kent Downs, while other green spaces to explore include Mote Park in Maidstone and High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at Leeds Castle Golf Course and the Ridge Golf Club, while families will enjoy visits to Kent and East Sussex Railway, Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway and Lashenden Air Warfare Museum. For a spot of retail therapy, Maidstone is home to high street and designer shops at Fremlin Walk and Week Street.
Travel and commuting
Harrietsham is well-connected by road and rail, while the A20 providing quick routes to nearby towns and cities and the train station linking the village with London and beyond. The journey from Harrietsham to Maidstone takes 15 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car, while Folkestone can be reached in 35 minutes by car.
If you’re travelling to London, you can get to the capital in one hour 15 minutes by train. When it’s time to jet off on holiday, London Gatwick Airport is just 45 minutes from the village by car, while Folkestone and Dover are within easy reach for trips to the continent.