Discovering Faversham Lakes...

Discovering Faversham Lakes...

12 March 2021

At Faversham Lakes you are not just close to nature, you are part of it, in an array of wonderful green and blue open spaces. What is more, Faversham Lakes has been designed from the start not just to protect its wildlife and habitats but to enhance its biodiversity now and for the future. 

It's precisely being amongst this sort of space that is one of the best ways of reducing stress and improving our mood. Whether it's a family bike ride or a morning run around the lake. At Faversham Lakes you have your own piece of this unique natural environment to enjoy all year around. 

THE MEDIEVAL GEM OF KENT 

It is its many layers of history that give Faversham the character and charm that make it such an incredibly appealing place to live today. There are the footprints of its magnificent Abbey and even further back, of Roman villas, all long gone. But its history also make a wonderful backdrop new whether shopping for artisan produce in Kent’s oldest market square – complete with Elizabethan wooden painted pillars – or finding a convivial atmosphere in one of several old medieval inns. You’ll be in good company as Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare are reputed to have been welcomed here.

ALL-ROUND GOOD EDUCATION 

Good schooling is conveniently close to Faversham Lakes, with Davington Primary School as well as Bysing Wood Primary, both rated Good by Ofsted. For the early years there is Westside Pre-school as well as Bertie’s Nursery too. The local area retains the Grammar school system too.

THE BEST OF FAVERSHAM ARTS, CRAFTS AND FOOD MARKET 

Faversham hosts markets every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, while each first and third Saturday of each month the special ‘Best of’ Market brings the hand-made, locally crafted, grown, and produced to Faversham.  You’ll also find great shopping close to home every day with a 7-day, open-late Sainsbury’s Superstore - and petrol station - on Bysing Road, close to home. 

STANDARD QUAY 

A hidden gem alongside the Creek, expect the unexpected like several classic ships and boats including barges, traditional fishing boats, and classic tugs. There are ancient classic barn buildings dating back to the 8th Century and boat-menders as well as a chic champagne bar and the Secret Garden café for some fresh-from-the-oven carrot cake. 

SHEPHERD NEAME BREWERY 

The brewery is the oldest brewer in the country and offers an award winning guided tour around the brewery site to learn about the ancient art of brewing and fermentation, try the natural mineral water from the brewery’s own well, and relive the old days of the brewing craft in the coopers’ workshop before calling in at the shop.