Gill Farm, Mersham
The Garden of England
For an endearing, enduring slice of old England head for Ashford and Tenterden's gorgeous surrounds. Impossibly pretty villages, top-class restaurants and bewitching vineyards lie waiting to be explored. Kent doesn't get quainter than this; postcard-pretty oast houses, hop gardens and orchards surround ancient barns. Village pubs and tea rooms huddle cosily beside cricket greens. Lyrical landscapes sweep all around.