Thurnham Keep Shortlist*

‘We enjoyed it all. More

Contact details

Thurnham Keep
Castle Hill, nr Maidstone,
ME14 3LE.
Tel 01622 734149,

Hotel information


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.

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Not under 12.


Allowed in bedrooms, public rooms (£10 per stay).


Per room B&B £130–£160.

Other reviews

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.


Thurnham Keep
Castle Hill, nr Maidstone,
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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