Homes & Liv­ing

With a cen­tral hall­way and prin­ci­pal rooms open­ing on to large back gar­den, Honey­brook has a per­fect fam­ily lay­out. took a look

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and cloak­room. Reached off the gal­leried land­ing are the four bed­rooms and three bath­rooms. The prin­ci­pal bed­room suite is a stun­ning room, with dou­ble doors go­ing out on to a spa­cious bal­cony.

This prin­ci­pal suite also ben­e­fits from a dress­ing room and a lav­ish bath­room/shower room with black gloss tiles and a spa bath.

There is also a guest bed­room suite with en suite shower room, to­gether with two fur­ther dou­ble bed­rooms and a fam­ily bath­room. De­spite be­ing re­ally very tiny, Ford­wich is not a vil­lage, but in­stead holds the ti­tle of Bri­tain’s small­est town. No more than a few hun­dred peo­ple have ever lived there, but its right to call it­self a town dates from a royal char­ter in 1184 when it was an im­por­tant river port for Can­ter­bury.

Al­though later the River Stour grad­u­ally silted up, some river trade con­tin­ued un­til the mid-19th cen­tury.

Ford­wich has al­ways been fa­mous for its fish­ing, es­pe­cially for a fish named the Ford­wich trout.

The Church of St Mary the Vir­gin at Ford­wich is cared for by the Churches Con­ser­va­tion Trust.

Vis­i­tors can see a strange carved stone, which dates from 1100. The stone is 1.7m long and is thought to have been a shrine for the body parts of a saint.

A good source of in­for­ma­tion about the town to­day is www.ford­wich­town.org.

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