Places To Visit

We are 100 yards from the entrance to Sissinghurst Castle and its World famous gardens.

We have our own parking area in front of the house and disabled access at the side of the house.

Our south facing garden has well stocked borders and a large flat lawn where guests can enjoy a afternoon  tea. a game of croquet or watch the sunset.

There are some fantastic local walks to enjoy including one to the best pub around - The Milk House a 20 minute walk into the vilage of Sissinghurst- or across the fields to the historic market town of Cranbrook. At this time of year the best walks are the bluebell walks through the ancient woodlands at the bottom of our garden.

The National Trust owns a variety of places in Kent,Sussex and Surrey, including historic houses,famous gardens,a castle,a lighthouse and a mill- the time periods ranging from medieval to the 20th century.

There are numerous connections to famous names from politics,literature,horticulture and the arts, including Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell, Rudyard Kiplingat Bateman's, Dame Ellen Terry at Smallhythe Place and Virginia Woolf at Monk's House. All of these are within easy reach and many can be combined together for a great day out. 

 

In addition to the properties owned by the National Trust we are 25 minutes from the beautiful gardens created by Chistopher Lloyd at Great Dixter or the award winning gardens at Pashley Manor or the childhood home of Anne Boleyn Hever Castle. A great day out for all of the family would be to drive down to the white cliffs of Dover and visit the fasinating Dover Castle and to combine this with a visit to the ancient  Canterbury Cathedral would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.

 

But there is more to Kent than gardens and castles...... it is The Garden of England and also the home to English Wine..... Tenterden, Kent is the home to Chapel Down the award winning producer of English Wines. Chapel Down offer tours and tasting to show the winemaking process they use to make such splendid wines. Guided tours are available by advance booking in the growing season from May to October. Telephone 01580 766111 .

 

 

 

 


Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Garden in a ruin in a farm, created by Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

  • Celebrated gardens designed by writer Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson
  • Intimate setting in the grounds of an Elizabethan mansion
  • Romantic little compartments filled with colourful floral displays
  • Lakeside and woodland walks open all year
  • Lovely unspoilt Wealden countryside
  • Vegetable Garden supplying fresh organic vegetables and fruit to the restaurant
  • National Trust Shop with a large selection of quality gifts, souvenirs and books
  • The Granary Restaurant serving fresh food sourced from their vegetable garden
Sissinghurst Garden

Chapel Down, Tenterden

England's leading winery is at Chapel Down, Tenterden and is just 12 km away, where there is a fantastic shop featuring local produce, a very good restaurant with fabulous views from the outdoor terrace across the vineyards, tours of the vineyard, free wine tastings and a beautiful setting including a herb garden. The wine is simply World Class, and is the only wine we serve at the Farmhouse! Call the vineyard on 01580 766111 for tours and winery information.

Richard Phillips at Chapel Down

Chart Hills Golf Club

Chart Hills Golf Club is only 10 minutes away and is hailed as one of the finest recently built courses in England. Set on 200 acres of gently undulating Kentish hills.

 

 

 


Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest

Bedgebury National Pinetum is recognised as the most complete collection of conifers on one site anywhere in the world! The Pinetum contains over 12000 trees all  in a beautiful tranquil setting to enjoy walks and picnics all year round. Bedgebury Pinetum is ideal for walking cycling, riding and adventure play.


Perch Hill : Sarah Raven's Garden and Cookery School

Sarah Raven and Adam Nicolson welcome visitors to the garden at Perch Hill but as it is a working garden it is only open to the public on Garden Open Days and for private group visits (minimum 15) by arrangement, weekdays only.

You can also visit the garden on one of their popular courses and festivals with Sarah - where you will be taken on a tour of the gardens and taught about floristry, growing cut flowers, cooking seasonal produce or Sarah's favourite plants.

 

 


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