Farmhouse B&B on the Weald of Kent
Reason Hill B&B is stunningly set overlooking the 200-acre fruit farm which the family has farmed over the generations, with views south over the Weald of Kent. The building dates back to the 17th century and is packed with character: there are charmingly uneven flagged floors and exposed beams galore but it’s all neatly done, airy and light. It has been recently modernised further with the addition of a south-facing orangery which is perfect for breakfast.
Accommodation is in three double guest bedrooms and a single. There is a large twin room with en-suite bathroom, a twin attic room with its own private bathroom. The room with the double bed has it’s own private bathroom which it shares with a further single bedroom: this is only let out to the same party. All rooms have TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and, of course, wifi.
The garden has trees, lawns, borders, a pond and a sunny terrace for summer breakfasts. In spring the blossom is spectacular and summer brings fresh strawberries and raspberries for breakfast. There are lovely local walks through orchards and fields, while the Greensand Way, that runs from Hazlemere to Hamstreet, runs along the edge of the farm.
Reason Hill B&B suggests
- Building of Historical Interest
- Children by Arrangement
- Free off-street parking
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Museums & Galleries
- Places of Historical Interest
Rates per room per night, based on two sharing and including breakfast
Twin/Double - £95
Single room/single occupancy - £60
Reason Hill is located just outside the village of Coxheath, a few miles south of Maidstone in Kent. Tunbridge Wells and Tenderden are within easy reach, as are Gatwick Airport and the Channel Tunnel, and trains to London take just an hour.
There are many National Trust and English Heritage properties in the area. Its 15 minutes drive to Leeds Castle, 20 to Sissinghurst, 30 to Scotney Castle and and about the same to Bodiam Castle. It's less than an hour to reach the coast at Whitstable, Camber Sands and Rye, and 50 minutes to the Channel Tunnel, making this an ideal place to spend the night before catching an early crossing. And when it's time to dine there are three pubs within three miles.
Brian and Antonia Allfrey
- Bio : Your hosts here are Brian and Antonia Allfrey. They know the area: they have farmed the land for long enough to have seven grandchildren and, now, retire. They are more than happy to help you out with the best local things to see and do.