We are a great starting point for your activities

 

 

The fabulous gardens of Sissinghurst Castle, famously the home of the Sackville West family, highlighted by the White Garden

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden

 

The leafy High Street of Tenterden with lots of coffee shops, eateries, antique and jewellery shops

 

www.tenterdentown.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Cranbrook Windmill nestling in between quaint weatherboarded Flemish Weavers cottages in the heart of the pretty town of Cranbrook. For ladies it also hides a handful of little boutiques, perfect for finding something special. 

 

www.unionmill.org.uk

 

 

Bodiam Castle, National Trust. One of the most photographed in the country, save some toast from breakfast to tempt the big fish in the moat.

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle

 

A typical Kentish Hop drying barn that has been converted into a delightful home.

 

www.hoppingdowninkent.org.uk/oasthouse.

 

The lanes of Kent and Sussex are ideal for cycle exploration, even for the fait hearted whom can enjoy the the flatter land of the marshes or Bedgbury Forest

 

http://www.visitkent.co.uk/cycling

 

Glyndebourne Festival A wonderful annual celebration of Opera, only one hour from Waters End.

 

www.glyndebourne.com/tickets-and-whats-on

 

 

Kent and East Sussex Railway - Bodiam to Tenterden, you can even walk some of the way and catch the next train.

 

 

www.kesr.org.uk

 

Great Dixter at Northiam- The legacy of Christopher Lloyd perhaps the most influental gardener of our time a complete contrast from Sissinghurst

 

www.greatdixter.co.uk

 

Chart Hills Golf Club, designed by Nick Faldo, one of the top 100 courses in the country. Royal St. George, London Golf Club and the links course of the Royal Cinque Ports are just a few of the many and varied courses that surround us.

 

www.charthills.co.uk/golf/greenfees

 

Chapel Down Vineyard-Tenterden. With the sparkling served at the Royal wedding as one of their many accolades, this vineyard is well worth a visit, do not miss the Ales too, Curios Brew is a personal favourite.

Tours and tastings may be booked direct.

 

www.chapeldown.com/visit

 

 

The Cinque port town of Rye, with it's pretty half timbered houses and cobbled streets, now almost stranded from the sea except for high tide which brings the fleet back in.

 

www.visit1066country.com/explore-1066-country/rye

 

Camber Beach has a huge sandy beach with even more National Trust castles! Out of season a good bracing walk, kite surfing and land yachting, lessons can be arranged.

 

www.thebeachguide.co.uk/south-east-england/east-sussex/camber.htm

 

 

Batemans the home of Rudyard Kipling (National Trust)

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

 

Hever Castle, National Trust,Dates from 1270 and home of many famous people,Anne Boleyn, Henry's fourth wife,Anne of Cleves, in 1903, William Astor

 

www.hevercastle.co.uk

 

Two Local independent Cinemas      www.kinodigital.co.uk

Kino Rye  Lion St, Rye TN31 7LB  (30 minutes drive)

Kino Hawkhurst  Victoria Hall, Rye Road, Hawkhurst TN18 4ET   (15 minutes drive)

Must be booked, can do online, show most of the new releases within a few days.

The atmosphere is rather like your own private viewing room with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of homemade cake in the other, great for a wet afrternoon or a quiet night.They even sell good light snacks and coffee

 

Re live the 1066 Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey where they have a very good audio system in several languages to bring it all alive.

 

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/.../1066-battle-of-hastings

 

Hops traditionally grown and brewed in Kent, Best sampled locally at The Bull in Benenden either on the way home or over a leasurly dinner. We recommend a glass of 'Curious Brew' to ease the day.There are many lovely country Inns and eateries to enjoy in our area. Especially at weekends we would always recommend booking well in advance, contact us if you require assistance.

 

http://www.britishhops.org.uk/

 

There are many lovely walks in Kent and Sussex of all varieties and lengths, please feel free to walk around our lakes, or stroll up to The Woodcock Inn.

For the keener there are many documented on the website below.

 

www.walking-routes.co.uk/Eng/Kent.htm

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