Little Mainards - By Amber Mutter
Little Mainards is a beautiful weather boarded property located on a small lane not far from the historic town of Tenterden. The property has been stylishly furbished to a high standard and has the luxury of overlooking countryside in every window. The dining room leads on to French doors which open onto a patio which overlooks the spacious garden and stunning views. Little Mainards is only 1.5 miles away from the nearest shops and pubs, one of them being William Caxton which was named after one of Tenterdens own who is said to have printed the first English book in 1477. Tenterden was once the main hub for the wool trade in the 13th century as it had the advantage of being close to the sea, although now is 15 miles away from the nearest coastline, thanks to the ever changing UK coastline. Romney Marsh was once underwater and Smallhythe was a key port for Tenterden. Despite this benefit many of the townspeople supported the peasant’s revolt and marched with Wat Tyler’s march on Canterbury and London in 1381. Nowadays the townsfolk run many events such as Tentertainment which is a small music festival which is run on the first weekend of July, it was originally set up in 2007 to coincide with the Tour de France. Following the theme of music, Tenterden Folk festival is held for 4 days in the beginning of October. This event enables for large amounts of musicians to take to the stage in a variety of venues. The pinnacle of the event is when a large procession goes down the high street which features Morris dancers from all over the country. If none of these events takes your fancy, Tenterden is surrounded by national trust gardens, leisure centres and of course Tenterden Steam Railway! This railway is a beautiful way to see gorgeous scenery as you travel towards Bodiam castle, perfect for a day out.