Good Hotel Guide Review
Sweep through a private gated entrance and into sumptuous B&B accommodation in these two Edwardian additions to 13th-century Hever Castle. Within the Astor and Anne Boleyn wings, leaded windows, moulded ceilings, grand chimney pieces, and corridors lined with paintings heighten the sense of grandeur. Characterful bedrooms blend original features and antiques with modern-day comfort; spacious bathrooms in limestone or marble have a roll-top bath or walk-in shower. In the inviting sitting room stocked with books and magazines, settle in to one of the deep sofas before the wood-burning stove. B&B guests have complimentary access to the castle and grounds during opening hours; after the public has left for the day, roam the peaceful gardens and ancient yew maze (some sections closed). Breakfast on locally smoked kippers or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs in a magnificent, light-filled room, with window seats to gaze across the orchard to the castle. The Moat restaurant serves lunch on days when the castle is open to the public. Lounge, billiards room. Free Wi-Fi. No background music. Parking. Gardens, lake walks. Tennis court. Adventure playground, water maze, rowing boats on the lake (depending on the season). Children (extra beds) welcomed. 2 mins’ walk to village pub; 1½ miles from Hever station. 28 bedrooms (some on ground floor, some suitable for a family), plus self-catering Medley Court cottage. Per room B&B single £105–£120, double £167.50–£275.
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