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Holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in Frant
Frant is a beautiful East Sussex village located on the Kent border, about three miles south of Tunbridge Wells. The Wealden area was well known for its iron works in the 17th and 18th centuries and that included Frant. Most of the houses in the village were owned by ironmasters too.
Well located in the county, it is a decent drive to the coast and to the pretty Kent villages of Bells Yew Green and Eridge. The main church has been dedicated to St Alban and has a curious history as the surveying point for the Anglo-French Survey (1784-1790), which calculated the precise distance between the observatory at Greenwich and the Paris Observatory. Another point of historical interest is that the founder of Bytown, which later became Ottawa in Canada, Colonel John By, is buried at St Alban’s Frant Church.
You won’t go short looking for pubs in and around Frant. The Abergavenny Arms promises a varied choice of locally sourced English meals in relaxed surroundings. The George Inn and the Brecknock Arms in the nearby Bells Yew Green are also good alternatives.
For walkers and dog owners there are some pleasant trails around. A good one is the Frant Circular that begins in the village green. The walk is moderate and seven miles in length, and ought to take about four hours on average. The course of the path is mainly through woodland with some elevated views. The rewards are many including two pubs along the route for breaks.
For further ideas, take a look at our collection of Frant cottages. We have a great collection of holiday homes and self-catering accommodation across Sussex.