The village of Wittersham is situated between Rye (6miles) and Tenterden (5 miles) on the B2082, lying on the high ground of the Isle of Oxney, which at an earlier time was surrounded by water. The Isle of Oxney has wonderful views of unspoiled rolling countryside with an eclectic mix of properties. The village has a long history, the village sign having the image of a Danish longship incorporated into the design. According to “The Kings England” book, “in the mist of time here men found the bones of an iguanodon”, a strange creature like a giant kangaroo! It was one of the first animals to walk these islands. It is believed that the Danes occupied an area of the Isle of Oxney in AD 892 as it offered a vantage point to observe the troops of Alfred the Great camped at nearby Newenden.
Wittersham has a long street in which the attractive 13th Century church of St. John the Baptist stands https://www.wittershamchurch.com in The Street among a mix of properties, old and new, large and small, some brick, some weather boarded.
The town of Tenterden provides more in-depth shopping with a Waitrose and Tesco supermarket and many individual shops and eateries. Ashford is (15 miles) away with its International Station. A further range of schooling and leisure facilities can be found here as well. https://www.tenterdenleisure.com https://www.homewood-school.co.uk/