Chiddingstone Literary Festival 2019

Chiddingstone Castle’s Literary Festival is now a firm and extremely welcome feature in Sevenoaks district’s annual calendar. This year’s Literary Festival will take place over four days across the early May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 4th - Tuesday 7th May.

This is “Chidd Lit’s” most ambitious programme yet, spilling over with riches and diversity and carefully curated to ensure there is something for everyone, of all ages and interests. Highlights for adults include Joanne Harris, Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary, Oz Clarke, Sir Anthony Seldon, Dr Giles Yeo, Sabrina Ghayour, Jackie Kay, Anna Pasternak, Tracy Borman, Giles Milton, John Crace and many more. There’s a Poetry Writing workshop with Emma Harding, Creative Writing and How to get Published workshops with Sarah Salway and Life Drawing with Eddie Armer.

The children’s programme includes bestselling authors A F Harrold, Emily Gravett and Guy Parker-Rees, a performance of The Little Mermaid from Pericles Theatre Company, children’s film animation workshops with Press Play Films, Wallace and Gromit clay modelling with Aardman Animations, screenings of the Wallace & Gromit films and Story Writing workshops with Storymakers.

Booking opens on March 1 and is available online.

Online booking support is available on T: 0800 033 7564. Special packages are available for multiple ticket purchases.

If you want to make a weekend of it, you can find a range of bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation to book at Simply Sevenoaks.

Eviivo - Winner of B2B Business of the Year at 2018 Amazon Growing Business Awards

Congratulations to eviivo, our online booking company, who scooped the prestigious 2018 ECI Partners B2B Business of the Year Award at the recent Amazon Growing Business Awards ceremony.

Presented in November 2018 at The Brewery, London, this award celebrates innovation and excellence in growing B2B businesses. The Amazon Growing Business Awards are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. Now entering their 20th year, these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

So now you know why Simply Sevenoaks selected eviivo to provide our all-in-one booking suite. Headquartered in London’s vibrant Kings Cross business zone, and neighbours to Google and Expedia, eviivo is an innovative and growing company dedicated to supporting small hotels and B&Bs online. Certainly it’s helping our members to grow their business through an explosion of online and OTA bookings. So if you’re a Sevenoaks area guest accommodation, and would like to join our successful members, just email for further information. We’d love to hear from you!

So much better than . . .

. . . a hotel said recent enthusiastic visitors to a Simply Sevenoaks B&B!   What a fantastic accolade of approval, and how true we say!

So come and stay this May Bank Holiday in one of our welcoming guest accommodations and experience for yourself just how much better than a hotel our brilliant B&Bs and self-catering cottages are.  

Relaxed and stylish rooms with individual decor; mouth-watering breakfasts using locally sourced produce; and every little thoughtful extra to make your stay special together with the warmest of welcomes from your hosts is what you'll find if you book a Simply Sevenoaks accommodation.

Don't just feel tempted, be tempted and book now!


Mount Vineyard and Celebratory Bubbles

Lizzie Buxton, Head of Marketing and Event Planning at Mount Vineyard, Shoreham, and a judge for 2018 SimplySevenoaks photo competition, was thrilled to present a bottle of celebratory bubbles to competition winner, Louise Wilden.

Talented amateur photographer and Riverhead resident, Louise has frequent opportunities to practice her skills world-wide as her day job is as a BA long-haul flight attendant.  

Louise said that her early interest in photography came from her father, a professional photographer.  We think that Louise has definitely inherited the family talent as her stunningly atmospheric Kent lavender field photograph shows. 

The winning image can soon be seen on the front cover of the 2018 edition of tourism booklet Spend Time in Sevenoaks, shortly to be found on SDAF's tourist information stands.  If you'd like to see more of Louise's work, visit her website,

Wishing you Happy Christmas!

SimplySevenoaks and all our SDAF members say "Happy Christmas".

We hope that when you're looking for guest accommodation in Sevenoaks district for 2018, that you'll visit our website where you'll find a fantastic offering of welcoming guest accommodation, be it bed and breakfast or self-catering.

We look forward to greeting you in 2018!

Somewhere to stay?

Need accommodation in Sevenoaks district?  

Look no further if you need a welcoming bed and breakfast or self-catering facility!  From Scandi chic, to Kentish vernacular and most things in between, Simply Sevenoaks can offer inspiration for that special stay.

Visit for information and a current availability list.

The more is . . .

Get out and about, to re-visit the old, or to discover the new!  So why not visit Sevenoaks District, which has so much on its doorstep to explore?  Heritage - Knole, Chartwell, Ightham Mote, Chiddingstone, Hever, Penshurst,  and we could go on; gardens - Emmetts Garden, Great Comp, Lullingstone, Riverhill Himalayan Garden; vineyards - The Mount; walks, shops, restaurants, cafes and as they always say, so much more . . .

But it's true and the more?  The more is our fantastic offering of guest accommodation with a style and price to suit every visitor.  Need to know more? Visit to be, well simply delighted! 

A Simple Decision - Simply Sevenoaks?

Are you struggling with that big decision of where to stay this Easter? Why not Sevenoaks where you'll find 19 major attractions within an easy drive of the town? Even better, we have a fabulous range of guest accommodation to suit every taste - historic, contemporary chic, Kentish vernacular, or just simply cosy! So browse our website to make your choice. There's an availability list too which covers Easter weekend. which might save you some time and phone calls!  Simple? Simply Sevenoaks!

Spend Time in Sevenoaks 2017

Hot from the press is the 2017 edition of Spend Time in Sevenoaks.  This handy little tourist and accommodation guide not only lists local B&Bs and self-catering accommodation, but offers suggested itineraries and outings in Sevenoaks district.  So whether a local resident seeking inspiration, or a new visitor looking for hints on where to go and what to do, Spend Time in Sevenoaks is for you.  Find a copy at the SDAF/SDC tourist info stands in Sevenoaks Library and supermarkets.

The fantastic front cover features Lullingstone Castle, and vintage Morris Tourer Matilda, in an original photo by Alan Graham, member of Orpington Photographic Society.  Alan was our 2017 SDAF photo competition winner.

Simply Sevenoaks! Simply Irresistible!

It may sound boring but it's sincerely meant!  A very happy New Year to all our Sevenoaks District visitors!  If you're a frequent visitor, welcome back!  If you're contemplating a visit, you simply MUST come and sample the delights of our simply stunning area of Kent!  Simply Sevenoaks is a deceptive title - the district's far from simple with its many scrumptious cafes, restaurants; tempting shops; and fantastic gardens and historic treasures.  

Sample any and all of these by staying at a welcoming Bed and Breakfast or self-catering cottage. Visit to explore the tempting range of guest accommodation.

Simply stunning, simply delicious, simply delightful - just Simply Sevenoaks and simply irresistible!