Thurnham Keep Shortlist*

Swan about in country house splendour at Amanda Lane’s ‘very impressive’ B&B, in an Edwardian house built from the ruins of Thurnham Castle. More

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Thurnham Keep
Castle Hill, nr Maidstone,
Thurnham
Kent
ME14 3LE
England
01622 734149
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Good Hotel Guide Review

Swan about in country house splendour at Amanda Lane’s ‘very impressive’ B&B, in an Edwardian house built from the ruins of Thurnham Castle. The hostess offers a sweet welcome, with home-baked treats for afternoon tea; up the oak staircase, home-made shortbread and seasonal fruits picked from the gardens are left in the ‘beautiful’, traditionally furnished bedrooms. One (Sissinghurst) has an antique bed; two have a huge, original Edwardian bath in the bathroom; all have wide views over the extensive grounds and surrounding countryside – look out for pheasants. Communal breakfasts have home-made jams, honey from the garden’s bees and eggs from resident hens. Arrange supper in advance or venture out to one of the many pubs nearby. Oak-panelled sitting room (wood-burning stove), dining room, conservatory. Billiard room (in the old chapel). Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. 7-acre terraced garden, pond, kitchen garden, dovecote, summer house. Terrace (alfresco breakfasts). Heated outdoor swimming pool (June–early Sept). Tennis, croquet. Parking. 3 miles from Maidstone. Children over 12 welcomed. 3 bedrooms. Per room B&B £130–£160. Closed mid-Dec–Feb.

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Thurnham Keep
Castle Hill, nr Maidstone,
Thurnham
Kent
ME14 3LE

Guest comments

'We stayed 2 nights in this magnificent place. Amanda is a great and charming host. She makes the best shortBread I ever had.We enjoyed all of it: the garden, the skimming pool. The tennis court, the breakfast and much more. ' - Vincent Catry - July, 2016
'Very impressive house, beautiful decorated, very hospitable lady of the house. Warm welcome with home-made scones and tea. Beautiful bedroom, very spacious and luxurious. Good breakfast with home-made jams, eggs, and everything you could wish for. Good quality for money ' - Suzy Slabbers - May, 2012

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