The Local Area

Set in a peaceful and secluded location is within walking distance of Bedgebury Forest, which offers 13km of bicycle tracks or a relaxing walk along wooded paths.  There is a lovely pub in the village of Kilndown which is a pleasant walk across the fields and along country lanes, approx 2½ miles.  Goudhurst village with a wide choice of very good pubs and restaurants in a 2 mile drive.

The Goudhurst Inn | The Star & Eagle | The Small Holding Restaurant

Historic Houses, Stunning Gardens, Bedgebury Forest and much more...

We are ideally located to explore the wealth of historic houses, castles, gardens and many other visitor attractions in Kent and Sussex.  A small selection of which include:   a small peaceful town of weatherboarded houses with narrow medieval streets offering a wide range of interesting shops, churches, pubs, restaurants, museum and working Union Windmill.

Tenterden –   a must for steam enthusiasts is Tenterden Station, home of the Kent & Sussex Railway.  Trains running through the countryside to Northiam or stop of at Bodiam Castle en-route.  a must for steam enthusiasts is Tenterden Station, home of the Kent & Sussex Railway.  Trains running through the countryside to Northiam or stop of at Bodiam Castle en-route.

Hastings Old Town – Hastings Old Town is a little enclave of loveliness snuggled between two hills at the far eastern end of this part tatty, part vibrant seaside town

Rye –   A medieval cobbled citadel huddled against invaders and the sea.

Royal Tunbridge Wells –   soak up the culture, admire the fascinating history and architecture of the colonnaded walkway of The Pantiles.

Sissinghurst Castle  is one of the most famous and wonderful gardens of the U.K designed by Vita Sackville-West.

Scotney Castle  A 14th Century moated ruined castle surrounded by wonderful romantic gardens.  Recently opened Victorian country house home of the late Hussey family.

Bedgebury Pinetum  has the most complete collection of conifers in the world.  Childrens play areas, cycling and bike hire, go ape and walking.

Batemans  Jacobean house and the home of Rudyard Kipling surrounded by wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald.

Great Dixter  the family home and renowned gardens created by the late Christopher Lloyd.

Merriments  Increasingly popular show garden extending to 4 acres created within the last 20 years.  Garden centre and café.

Bodiam Castle –   Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior – a glimpse of medieval splendour

Chartwell –  Family home and gardens of Sir Winston Churchill

Bewl Water –  13 miles of walking and cycling around a man made lake.  Visitor centre offering passenger ferry boat, watersports, fishing and cycle hire.

All Saints –  All Saints’ Tudeley is the only church in the world* to have all its twelve windows decorated by the great Russian artist Marc Chagall.

Pashley Manor Gardens –   A traditional English country garden with spectacular annual tulip festival

Leeds Castle  “the loveliest castle in the world”

Hever Castle  the childhood home of Anne Boleyn

Cuckmere Valley  With fantastic views of the Seven Sisters, Cuckmere Valley is a haven for wildlife, from over-wintering wildfowl to colourful wild flowers.

Bluebell Railway   Steam hauled trains between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park

Hole Park Gardens  This is one of the best known gardens in Kent, a worthy winner of Visit Kent’s Garden of the Year award in 2016. Four generations of the Barham family have created a wonderful 16 acre garden in a magical parkland setting that must be everyone’s dream.

Bedgebury Camping Local campsite only open during the summer months.

Bedgebury Go Ape

Lower Ladysden Farm    A family run farm specialising in the production of fresh fruit and vegetables which are available for you to pick-you-own in season.

Dover Castle  The most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries.

The White Cliffs of Dover  magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel

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