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!


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.

National Bed Month

It's National Bed Month so what better excuse than to try out the Bed & Breakfast and self-catering beds in Sevenoaks?  We have four posters, luxury kingsize, bouncy doubles, cosy singles, trundles for small ones, and cots.  And we know you'll sink into each one for a relaxing night's sleep.  So visit to choose your favourite retreat.  

Need to be hygge in Sevenoaks?

It's cold outside but a warm welcome awaits you at the many friendly B&Bs and self-catering cottages in Sevenoaks and its surrounding district.  Whether you want Scandi chic, historic charm, cosy home from home or stylish modern, you'll find them all at!  There's a fortnightly availability list there too.  So book now for a truly hygge visit!

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!


The title may sound dull, but the event was lively and abuzz with chatter!

SDAF Chairman, Penny Cracknell said that 2016 had been a year of achievement, and quality new members.  The Brexit impact of the fall in sterling should make the UK a fantastic bargain for overseas visitors, and Sevenoaks District B & Bs and self-caterers looked forward to welcoming them.

Many thanks to The Stag, Sevenoaks for hosting the evening.  The Stag Coffee Lounge made a wonderful location and hopefully members and their guests will visit again to enjoy tea (in a pot), coffee and cake!

Make your stay a historic one . . .

May we Introduce SDAF's fabulous new member, TAYLOR HOUSE in Edenbridge? This stunningly refurbished Grade 1 listed 15th townhouse stands proudly on Edenbridge High Street.  

Built in 1468 for the Lord Mayor of London, William Taylor, the house has witnessed history passing its front door for centuries.  Now you can be part of its contemporary history by staying in this gem where period features have been complemented by 21st century luxuries! 

This atmospheric self-catering property sleeps a maximum of 12, in five bedrooms (including one four poster), and two bathrooms.  A large and comprehensively equipped kitchen/diner, three reception rooms and on-site parking will make this a fantastic family and friends holiday base.

Take a look for yourself and be wowed!