Only 2 miles from the end of the M2 motorway - and within easy reach of Faversham, Canterbury and the seaside towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay - Hernhill is a small peaceful community surrounded mainly by orchards. In many ways it is the archetypal English village with village green and central oak tree bordered by church, manor house and village pub. For more information on the village and amenities please visit www.hernhill.net and www.theredlion.org
Faversham, the nearest town, is 4 miles from Hernhill. Lying at the head of a tidal creek this quaint market town has plenty of things to see and do both in the town and in the surrounding area. www.faversham.org
Canterbury is a world heritage site. The main attraction is the magnificent cathedral but there are also many other historic buildings. The surrounding district includes the coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay with their beaches and watersports. For information on the Canterbury area visit www.canterbury.co.uk
5 minutes walk from Herhill is Mount Ephraim with its 10 acres of Edwardian terraced gardens. Many walks are possible in the surrounding orchards and woodland. www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk
Brogdale Farm near Faversham houses the National Fruit Collection with its fields of apples, pears, plums, cherries,strawberries, quinces etc. Special events take place during the year. www.brogdalecollection.co.uk
Oare Marshes, to the north of Faversham bordering the Swale estuary, is renowned for its variety of birdlife. For information on this and other local nature reserves visit www.kentwildlifetrust.co.uk.
Closer to Hernhill, towards Canterbury, lie Blean Woods. Covering 11 sq miles it is one of the largest areas of ancient woodland in England. Nightingales can be heard here but there is much other wildlife too. www.theblean.co.uk
For swimmers there are pools in Canterbury and Faversham. Golfers have two courses to choose from, both within easy reach - Boughton (5 mins by car) www.pentlandgolf.co.uk and Faversham (15 mins by car) www.favershamgolf.co.uk