Where to stay:
A stunning rural bolthole, yet not too far from all the action! With tasteful décor and an inviting open plan layout, this pet-friendly accommodation is the perfect recipe for a relaxing and chilled stay in Kent’s countryside
Comp Lodge, Comp Lane, St Mary’s Platt TN15 8QS
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A beautiful botanical treasure trove located in the lovely village of Plaxtol. Filled with an array of flowers and homewares, showcasing the beauty of plants and the quality of UK craftsmanship. Run and curated by a winning mother-daughter combo, florist and interior stylist; you know you’re in for a treat. If that’s not enough, customers are invited into the space to attend workshops where they can learn new skills to share with friends and family.
Claire has a busy events schedule as a florist so please pay attention to the seasonal opening hours.
You are in for a real treat here at The Plough. Under new management, they are re-inventing country dining. The food is amazing. With much more on offer than (an amazing) fish & chips! The menu is driven by seasonality using the best of what the Kentish countryside has to offer – including their very own rare-breed pigs and chickens which reside to the rear of the pub. Plus a great vibe with great drinks - natural wine, craft beer & cider. What’s not to love? Within walking distance of Ightham Mote.
An independent coffee shop that serves coffee & teas, homemade cakes, breakfast and light lunches. All freshly prepared on site and served daily.
An acclaimed nursery and garden since 1902, this ‘lost garden of Sevenoaks’ has been reborn! The famous rhododendrons are still gloriously there, but so too is Birch’s cafe, nature trails and a rolling programme of events.
Timbered, atmospheric village pub serving food all day. Luxuriate by the fire in winter, chill on the decking in the summer. A Shepherd & Neame hostelry.
Newly refurbished and with a new menu, the Crown Point Inn offers relaxed eating for all the family. The website words, “We're a friendly bunch and we pride ourselves on giving the warmest of welcomes” is spot on! Outside tables and easy parking makes this a great venue.
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 . . .