Our guide to hotels, self-catering and bed and breakfast in Goudhurst and Kilndown.
Listed in alphabetical order
Whilst every effort has been made to maintain accuracy, no responsibility is accepted for any errors in content.
Updated 12 January 2017
Contact Little Dodges
Beautiful barn conversion set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, beamed and spacious.
Ideally situated for the mainline railway station at Marden, with services to London Charing Cross and the coast.
Close to numerous castles and gardens in this historical area of Kent and the Garden of England.
Off road parking.
Situated just 3 miles from Goudhurst in a quiet position enjoying panoramic views of the Weald of Kent
Available all year
About Little Dodges:
Beautiful, beamed and spacious barn conversion set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideally situated for the mainline railway station at Marden, with services to London Charing Cross and the coast.
Close to numerous castles and gardens in this historic area of Kent and the Garden of England.
3 bedrooms, 1 double with ensuite shower room and either two twin bedroom or one superking with zip linked mattresses
All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and ample shelving space
Kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooker and fridge
Large vaulted sitting/dining room with TV and video
Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
The cottage has recently been refurbished with new carpets in all three bedrooms and sitting area
All other floors are tiled
Further cloakroom with WC.
Oil fired underfloor heating
Cot, highchair and babysitting available on request
Off road parking
WiFi internet access
Situated just 3 miles from Goudhurst
in a quiet position enjoying panoramic views of the Weald of Kent.
from £470 (2 bed) to £995 (3 bed)
Available all year
No smoking or pets
RISEDEN COTTAGE (Weekends Only)
Mrs Veronica Stacey
+44 (0) 1580 211239
Riseden is a small, very quiet, secluded hamlet between Kilndown and Goudhurst with lovely country views.
The cottage is late 14th century, part of which has been converted into a self-contained unit. It is self-catering and offers:
Separate front door and hall
Small kitchen with all modern appliances, dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven, microwave, fridge.
Sitting room, with dining alcove. Sits 4 comfortably. TV, radio, French door access to the patio and garden.
Bedroom with 2 single beds and plenty of hanging and cupboard space for clothes. TV.
Bathroom with bath and shower.
Small dressing room between bathroom and bedroom.
Second small bedroom for one but can cope with 2 children with one in a camp bed which can be provided.
A second twin room with TV, and another bathroom in the main cottage can be made available.
The cottage is surrounded by about 4 acres of land with 2 donkeys, ducks, chickens and doves.
Visitors are welcome to use the garden with due regard to animal security and welfare. Meals are not provided, but visitors will find an abundance of the basics for their use, such as bread,
butter, milk, cereals, fruit and free range eggs laid the day before. There are several pubs and restaurants with good food in Kilndown (½mile) and Goudhurst (2 miles).
Please phone for prices.
SMUGLEY FARM BED & BREAKFAST
The South Oast at Smugley Farm
Kent TN17 2QU
Mrs Judith Farnfield
+44 (0) 1580 211457
1 or 2 double bedrooms with a private bathroom in a converted oast house that is now a quiet and comfortable family home.
Enjoy English Tourist Board 4 star rating.
In a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful open countryside.
1 mile south of Goudhurst village. satellite TV and broadband available for guests.
Smugley Bed and Breakfast will suit those visiting the many gardens and National Trust properties in the area.
£80 a night for a double room including full English breakfast. No smoking. Deposit required with booking.
THE STAR & EAGLE HOTEL
Goudhurst, Kent. TN17 1AL
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Nestling in the heart of the beautiful Kentish Weald, the Star & Eagle Hotel is located in the village of Goudhurst.
Standing over 400ft above sea level, there are outstanding views of the surrounding orchards and former hop gardens for which the area is renowned.
Dating back to the 14th century, the Star & Eagle has played a significant role in the local history, and was once reputed to have been an ancient monastery. Relics of the vaulted stonework of the period are still visible in some parts of the building.
During the 18th century the Inn became the headquarters of the ‘Hawkhurst Gang’, who robbed and terrorised the surrounding district, and planned smuggling raids.
Today, behind its attractive timbered gables, the Star & Eagle offers all the comfort and facilities of a modern hotel with the charm and atmosphere of a bygone era.
In the Garden of England
Open throughout the year; the Star & Eagle is less than three miles off the main A21 road with easy access to Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.
It is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend break, and a refreshing alternative for the business visitor seeking a quieter, more peaceful ambience.
The Star & Eagle has a total of ten bedrooms, all of the highest standard for your personal comfort, though varying considerably in style.
All rooms have television and free wi-fi. Many also have a private bathroom or shower. There’s even a room with a splendidly renovated four-poster bed. (Pictured above)
Most of the rooms have lovely views overlooking the surrounding countryside or the neighbouring parish church.
In the morning, you can enjoy a traditional full English or continental breakfast. Our small team of friendly, experienced staff will help to make your stay at the Star & Eagle an enjoyable break at any time of the year.
THREE CHIMNEYS FARM BED & BREAKFAST AND HOLIDAY COTTAGES
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Three Chimneys Farm is located in the heart of the Kentish Weald, ten miles southeast of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Within a ten mile radius there is plenty to interest a visitor.
The nearest shops can be found at Goudhurst, a charming old Kent village with church, inns, tea shops, pubs and restaurants.
There are golf courses at Ticehurst, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook and Tunbridge Wells.
Riding is available close by at the Bedgebury Riding Centre.
Also close by is the Bedgebury Pinetum, with ornamental lake, forest nature trails and over 100 species of coniferous tree.
A footpath running from Three Chimneys gives direct access to Bedgebury Forest, with several miles of footpaths, bridlepaths and cycle routes.
Bewl Water reservoir has fly fishing and boat trips. Within thirty minutes’ drive, Sissinghurst Gardens, Bodiam Castle, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle, Ightham Mote, Batemans, and many more castles and gardens can be found.
This idyllic setting is only one hour’s drive from London and less than forty minutes from the sea.
Three Chimneys Farm was a traditional Kent hop farm, dating from the 16th Century. Hop farming ceased in the 1970s, and the oast houses, originally used for drying the hops, and other outbuildings have been converted to housing.
The present farmyard is located over 100 metres from the holiday cottages.
Two cottages or Bed & Breakfast,stylishly well-equipped with wood-burning stoves.
Bed linen, towels heating and firewood are included in the price.
There is ample parking.
An initial payment of 25% is required on booking, with the balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival. If booking less than 4 weeks before the start of your holiday, full payment is required.
Unfortunately payments cannot be returned in the event of cancellation, unless the property is subsequently re-let. We recommend that holiday insurance is purchased.