Kennington is one of the largest parts of Ashford with lots of smaller areas within it, such as Bockhanger, Bybrook and Conningbrook. The area offers a range of different houses, with an overall average price of £341,862 (according to Rightmove) within the last year and were overall the same as last year but have seen a 10% increase since 2017. Detached properties were sold for an overall average of £429,566 with most properties being sold semi-detached and fetching around £274,984.
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Kennington because of its size has three primary schools; Kennington CE Academy, Downs View Infant School and Goat Lees Primary School. Downs view holds an outstanding Ofsted report and Kennington CE and Goat Lees both hold a good report, which is fantastic for families with young children in the area. There is also a large secondary school within the area called Towers which also has a Sixth form and similarly holds a good Ofsted report. There is also a range of sports clubs in the Kennington area, with Ashford Rugby club offering training from school year 2 upwards to Ladies and Men’s Rugby. There is also the Hockey club on Ball Lane, where the age range is from under 8’s to adults. Also, at the recreational ground there is a play park and a tennis court, so there is something always for the children to do, as well as the Cinema backing onto Bockhanger.
There is a wide selection of restaurants and pubs in this area due to Eureka park industrial estate holds a good selection surrounding the Cinema. The list includes:
- Frankie and Bennies
- Pizza Hut
- The Pheasant Pub
- The Kennington Carvery
- The Old Mill
- Spice Garden
- The Harvester
Within Kennington there is also Bannatyne’s health club and the Ashford International Spa, both can provide paid gym memberships, children’s swimming lessons and spa treatments. As well as being next to Eastwell Manor, which offers fabulous food, afternoon tea, gym and pool memberships as well as Spa treatments.
Just past kennington, there is a lovely country walk from Boughton Aluph, through Eastwell, up to Challock and back to find out more about this 6 and a half mile walk with the map click below.