HARRIETSHAM is split by the A20 and has been heavily developed. Homeowners can find themselves living with both railway noise and road noise from the M20. It has a store, post office, an Indian restaurant, one pub and a Church of England primary school. A three-bedroom modern semi will cost around £185,000; a four-bedroom house with a generous garden up to £500,000. Among the older properties you might stumble across a strange anachronism – a cottage with a flying freehold on a bedroom in the house next door.