Where to stay:
Beautifully restored and architecturally intriguing 16th century Tudor cottage scenically set in the Weald of Kent. Close to historic homes and gardens and with easy access to London, Gatwick and key motorways. Sevenoaks and Tonbridge are a 10 minute drive
Chiddingstone Causeway, Tonbridge TN11 8JH
Nestled in a 500 acre AONB estate, this is an idyllic rural retreat with characterful and historic accommodation. Bore Place House, a historic Jacobean manor house, with eat in Aga kitchen, large drawing room with open fire and private walled garden, offers the perfect location for self-catering group get-togethers. The Small Barn with two double ensuite bedrooms and open plan living is suited for smaller groups or couples. The estate includes a working organic dairy farm, country walks and woodlands. The perfect ‘away from it all’ location!
Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone TN8 7AR
What to see:
The highest point of the Kent Downs! Toys Hill is more than 450 acres (180 hectares) of woodland, cared for by the National Trust. Enjoy the fine views over the Weald and discover the diverse and abundant wildlife which makes this area a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
a fascinating Historic House set in 35 acres of informal gardens with breathtaking views of the North Downs, large lawns for picnics, an intimate rose garden, woodland and a beautiful fishing lake.
One of the most beautiful and one of the oldest villages in Kent.
Top stately home and garden in Kent and award-winning wedding and events venue; considered to have one of the grandest rooms in the World - the medieval Baron's Hall.
Experience 700 years of history and award-winning gardens at the romantic double-moated 13th century Hever Castle once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
What to do:
Tea rooms, gift shop and post office in Chiddingstone.
15th century history and 21st century welcome collide in this newly rejuvenated pub restaurant in the charming NT village of Chiddingstone. Visit for the menu of locally-sourced produce or come to Thursday Local’s Night for a brilliantly priced meal and great company.
With dishes drawing inspiration from quality Kent produce, this Grade II listed ancient hostelry offers a warm welcome to all, whatever your mode of transport – whether walking, riding or driving! A favourite hunting lodge of Henry VIII, The Wheatsheaf will surely be your local favourite too.
Nestled at Chiddingstone Hoath corner, the Rock Pub is a proper English pub serving local beers and fantastic pub grub, with flair. Take a walk from the pub and work up an appetite to enjoy a hearty meal.
Countrybike offers the best way to really see glorious Kent, and especially the Sevenoaks district. How? Simply because they offer flexible cycle hire via an app. You can order bikes, collect them from a number of heritage sights or pre-order in advance for delivery to a specific location.
A perfect way to enjoy the countryside! Pedal away . . .