The village of Iden, which dates back to the Doomsday records sits on a hill overlooking the Rother Levels and is situated 2.2 miles north from Rye, and 15 miles east from Hastings. The village itself comprises a range of attractive weatherboard and clay tile hung cottages and houses that run along four main street that all meet at the heart of the village at the centre by the village pub called the Bell Inn and the community run village stores, https://en-gb.facebook.com/idenvillagestores which is well supported by the community as are a variety of local clubs and societies all creating a real local community spirit.
The village cricket pitch is situated to the side of the church of All Saints is Norman and can be found up a lane off the main road, it has a castellated bell tower which is believed to date from 11th century. The church has seen several restoration projects over the years, and unlike most churches has been made smaller not larger. Iden’s oldest house stands at the northern end of the village, a 15th century timber framed hall house, called Oxenbridge.©
Ashford with its international railway station is 16 miles to the east while the attractive Wealden town of Tenterden, with wide tree lined High Street, is 9 miles to the north and offers Waitrose and Tesco for supermarket shopping, and a range of independent and interesting shops, eateries, tearooms, antiques, estate agents, hair and beauty businesses. Pre school to Senior level schooling is also available in Tenterden https://www.tenterdenprimaryfederation.kent.sch.uk includes Homewood Secondary school https://www.homewood-school.co.uk
Peasmarsh village is 2 miles from Iden and offers a large independently run supermarket with filling station. The coast is nearby with the spectacular dunes and sandy beaches at Camber 6 miles away.