Loose is a little residential Kentish village with a population of about two thousand (in 2011). It’s very close to the town of Maidstone.

The village is chocolate boxy in places with lots of pretty houses in a charming setting along the Loose River, which has a sweet little riverside path.

Maidstone is the largest town in Kent, the county dotingly known as the Garden of England for its skill in gardening hops and fruit-growing.

Loose is in an idyllic spot with beautiful countryside. The Loose valley, with which the village is loosely connected, is mostly a Conservation Area. Another huge attraction, albeit not a pastoral one, is its proximity to London, the south-east coast of England, and the rest of Europe across the English Channel. Four motorways are within a few miles of Loose.

In the Second World War, the skies above Maidstone were arguably the centre stage in the great Battle of Britain of 1940.

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