3, plus self-contained suite in grounds.
Sitting room, dining room, conservatory, billiard room (in the old chapel), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 7-acre terraced garden, pond, kitchen garden, dovecote, summer house, terrace, heated outdoor swimming pool (June–early Sept), tennis, croquet, parking.
Not under 12.
Allowed in bedrooms, public rooms (£10 per stay).
Per room B&B £130–£160.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘We enjoyed it all.’ ‘Charming host’ Amanda Lane greets guests with home-baked treats – perhaps ‘the best shortbread ever’ – at her ‘impressive’ Edwardian B&B in acres of landscaped gardens on the crest of the North Downs. Built from the ruins of Thurnham Castle, the ‘magnificent place’ has traditionally furnished bedrooms up an oak staircase. Each has its own elegant personality; two have a huge, original Edwardian bath in the bathroom. A spacious self-contained suite, suitable for a family, is in the newly converted stables. Greet the day over a communal breakfast, with 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. 3 miles from Maidstone.