â€œWe bought this house brand new some 23 years ago when we decided to move out of London with our very young family. To us it was perfect. A beautiful new home we could move straight into yet one that was full of character located in a rural setting with lovely countryside views. At the same time we are not isolated as it is on the outskirts of a delightful village and indeed it has proved to be a wonderful environment to bring up our children who have been able to enjoy an idyllic childhood. It has also been a great place for entertaining friends and family as well as being able to enjoy growing our own produce and keeping chickens, ducks and sheep. It will be a great wrench to leave, but as the children have grown up we have decided to start a new chapter in our lives but hope another family will get as much pleasure from our lovely home as we have over the years.
Lyminge is a very friendly village and there are a number of regular activities in the village hall including short mat bowls and judo while the Coach and Horses pub is within walking distance. There is also a convenience store, post office and newsagent, library, pharmacy, Chinese restaurant, Indian take away, hairdresser, doctor's surgery and a vet. The beautiful village of Elham is only about five minutes away with its good pubs, coffee shop and restaurants and it is not far to Folkestone for the Continent or Canterbury with its UNESCO site historic buildings, high street stores, individual shops, theatres, excellent eateries and three universities.
The Lyminge primary school is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, as is the pre school facility, and there are excellent grammar schools in Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone and first class private schools in Canterbury, Dover and Ashford. If you enjoy a good walk with the dog or want to go for a cycle ride there is an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways around the village and the picturesque Elham Valley, or you can roam through the 440 acres of Lyminge Forest to experience a rich diversity of wildlife either on foot or on horseback. For those who like the sound of leather on willow the nearby Sibton Park cricket club might beckon for a game, while for golfing enthusiasts there is the Etchinghill Golf course and country club on the outskirts of the village and the Roundwood Hall Golf Club along Stone Street.
There is good road and rail access, with the M20 for the Channel Tunnel and London not far away and Canterbury is within easy reach as is the charming Cinque port town of Hythe if you want a day on the beach. Commuters can be whisked to London from Folkestone West station on the high speed rail in under an hour or you can drive to Ashford and be in London in 36 minutes from the International stationâ€.