Ightham is a historic village in Kent, approximately four miles east of Sevenoaks and six miles north of Tonbridge. The parish also includes the quaint and picturesque hamlet of Ivy Hatch.

Population: circa 2,084

Rail Station: Borough Green & Wrotham Station: Charing Cross or Victoria 50 mins / Sevenoaks Station: Fast to London Bridge 22 mins or Charing Cross 33 mins

Shopping: In nearby Seal there are a few shops including an excellent family-run butchers, a delicatessen/coffee shop, a dentist and a pet shop. Borough Green also has an excellent range of amenities including convenience stores, a pharmacy, an optician as well as independent eateries and coffee shops.

Schools: Ightham Primary School - a one form entry primary school, catering for boys and girls aged 4 – 11 years of age. There is a variety of excellent secondary schools in and around Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, including Sevenoaks School, Tonbridge School, Sackville, Walthamstow Hall, Trinity School, Tonbridge Judd and Weald of Kent.

Eating Out: The George & Dragon serves excellent seasonal and locally sourced food and drink in a genuinely historic setting. Legend has it that this is where Guy Fawkes hatched his infamous Gunpowder Plot and was later captured after fleeing London when it failed. Nearby, The Plough at Ivy Hatch, a gastro pub and The Amherst Inn, serving steaks and burgers with a Sunday all day carvery are also recommended. Perfettos restaurant creates a cosy authentic Italian experience, specialising in pizzas.

Fitness: Reynolds Retreat in Borough Green, set amongst 17 acres of beautiful park and woodland is a member’s gym, country club, restaurant and spa.There are various golf clubs in the surrounding areas.

Specialties: Ightham Mote is a romantic medieval manor house, garden and estate, with 700 years of history and a must-see experience.