We are at
8 Waldron Drive, Loose, Maidstone, Kent
about 2½ miles south of Maidstone,
off the A229 Hastings/Loose Road.
Telephone: 01622 744711
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(and best chance of an instant reply),
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For GPS/Sat Nav. users, we are, as noted, at ME15 9TG, but No. 8 is on the right-hand side of Waldron Drive (some GPS/Internet maps show us on the left!). A more precise location for Antrix is 51"14' 43.05N, 0"31' 11.17E, which should put you by the kerb right outside!
Here are detailed directions from the various areas around Kent
From Motorways M2 or M20: Take A229 exit (Junction 3 off M2, Junction 6 off M20) and follow A229 into Maidstone
From Maidstone: Take the A229 Hastings/Loose road south out of the town, forking right at the Wheatsheaf pub junction. Having passed a fire station, a small Sainsburys store and shopping parade, the Swan pub and the Papermakers Arms derelict pub, take the next right turn for Lancet Lane (just beyond a zebra crossing). Waldron Drive is a left turn off Lancet Lane and Antrix is at No. 8, the fourth house on the right beyond the Valley Drive turn.
From Headcorn & Sutton Valence: Take the road to Maidstone as far as the Plough Pub crossroads at Langley. Take the left turn opposite the pub towards Boughton Monchelsea and Linton (the Heath Road). Follow Heath Road until its junction with the A229 at Linton Crossroads and turn right towards Maidstone and continue as detailed below in From Staplehurst.
From Staplehurst & the Weald: Use A229 Maidstone/Chatham road up Linton Hill and across the Linton crossroads, passing the Shell garage site. Stay on the A229 (passing Loose village in the valley) to the top of the hill (Walnut Tree pub to the right, Loose Primary School to the left). Take the next left turn (Lancet Lane) located just before the zebra crossing. Waldron Drive is a left turn off Lancet Lane and Antrix is at No. 8, fourth house on the right after the Valley Drive turn.
From Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells: Follow the A26 via Wateringbury to Maidstone. This will bring you in via Barming, down the Tonbridge Road, into a one-way system leading down via the London Road to the 'river roundabout' in Maidstone at which point you can join the A229 signposted for Hastings as detailed above in From Maidstone.
From villages between Ashford and Maidstone (A20): (Via Maidstone Town) Follow the A20 towards Maidstone. After passing through Bearsted and the Willington Street junction you pass the walls of Mote Park on your left, then shortly after the Grove Green/Maidstone Studios junction you pass Turkey Mill and go under a rail bridge. You have a garage to the left and Haynes garages to the right. Beyond the next traffic lights the road is marked into three lanes and you want the left-hand lane marked for Hastings A229. Follow this to take you over the viaduct (passing Sainsburys on your right) and to join the A229 at the Thirsty Pig Pub intersection. Before the traffic lights to the Thirsty Pig you need to take the left hand fork to follow the A229 up Upper Stone Street and to the Wheatsheaf junction as detailed above in From Maidstone
From villages between Ashford and Maidstone (A20): (Avoiding Maidstone Town centre) Follow the A20 towards Maidstone. After passing through Bearsted you come to the Willington Street junction and turn left into Willington Street itself. Proceeding at a careful 30 mph (there are notorious speed cameras along this road) travel the entire length of the Street until you reach the T-junction with Sutton Road. Here you turn right towards Maidstone, passing a large Morrisons store and shortly after, the Kent Police HQ, as you proceed.
Having passed a parade of shops featuring a Barclays Bank, again watch your speed as you approach another speed camera and then avoid the bus lane as you come to the Wheatsheaf junction traffic lights. Here, turn left around the front of the pub and into Loose Road then proceeed as detailed above in From Maidstone
By Public Transport
From Maidstone, take the 89 bus for Loose/Coxheath (stops are located in the High Street & the Chequers Mall Bus Station) or the 5 bus for Staplehust/Sandhurst and ask for Norrington Road. (Current cost of a Return Adult Fare is around £3.70). Alighting at this stop, look for the zebra crossing mentioned above and Lancet Lane close by. NOTE: Our Google listing states that Old Loose Hill/Kings Arms (two stops from Norrington Road) is the closest bus stop. To make use of this stop, if you are coming from Maidstone, after alighting, cross the road to the top of Loose Green and look for the counterpart bus stop for Maidstone-bound buses. Close to this stop take the cut-through path to Bray Gardens and Waldron Drive, passing an allotment area on the left. After a couple of hundred yards on this path take the right turn into Bray Gardens and proceed on to Waldron Drive, looking for No. 8 on the left.
Lancet Lane is a school drop-off/pick-up area, so avoid 8.45-9.05am and 2.45 - 3.40pm during term-time if possible.
Waldron Drive has no street lighting, so after dark, look for the path lights on the right hand side!
Payment is by cash or cheque with Bank Card and proof of identity. The nearest ATMs are at the Sainsburys beside the parade of shops or at the Newsagents at Boughton Parade. There are car parks both behind Sainsburys (entrance via the Farrows right turn before the Ambulance Station) and at Boughton Shopping Parade (next to Sainsburys) access via Boughton Lane.
Waldron Drive has no street lighting, so after dark, look for the path lights!
Appointments can be made Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm Saturday: 9.30am - 6pm. Closed Sundays