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In January 1994 we moved into our cottage, which lies on the outskirts of the village of Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey. The village has historical associations with Henry VIII who stayed at Shurland Hall, which we can see from our garden. It is also famous in aviation history, as the Wright brothers made their first flight from a runway built near the village. An aviation heritage centre is now being planned for the site.

Shurland Hall Shurland Hall

The cottage, which was built in 1841, lies at the edge of a 460-acre farm and thanks to our friendly farmer, we are able to exercise the dogs without the worry of busy roads. It is an idyllic location without any close neighbours. We can watch the ever-changing view as the seasons evolve and as the crops grow and are harvested. We often take time out to watch the wild life and especially the wide variety of birds that visit us during the year.

All the buildings and the garden have been adapted to suit our lives with the Bilyara family, as you will see from the photographs featured in this site.

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Blossom The Old Man of the Garden Intricate web
Reflections Tracery of Frost Bluebells
Gold on Gold Vibrant pansies
The house and kennels viewed from the rear fields Full bloom A quiet corner of the garden
Look behind you! One of our many visitors Gossip corner
Meerkat alert! One of many colourful baskets

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