A great starting point for your activities
Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, Waters End Farm B&B in Cranbrook is an ideal base for your local holiday outings or for sightseeing trips in the region. You'll also find all the peace and quiet you need to escape from the usual pressures of life.
The benefits of our location at a glance
- city or countryside: lots of interesting excursions and trips
- plenty of cultural and leisure activities for young and old
- great choice of restaurants and eating places
- More information on how to find us
Waters End sits in the fabulous countryside of ‘The Garden of England’ surrounded by all the lovely things to see and do in both Kent and Sussex. We are a short drive from Leeds, Scotney, Bodiam,Tonbridge and Dover Castle, Knole, Chartwell, Hever Castle and Batemans . Gardens not to be missed are Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Pashley Manor, Marle Place, Groombridge, Igtham Mote and the orchards of Brogdale. For history the Cinque ports, Canterbury cathedral, historic Chatham Dockyards and Battle of Hastings in1066. Lovely towns and villages, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Rye, dotted in between are Oast Houses, Windmills and Hop gardens, in amongst those are many Golf Clubs such as Chart Hills and Dale Hill. For the younger Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Camber Sands, Dymchurch and Tenterden Railway. There are also Churches,Museums and activities such as Cycling & walking at Bewl Water and Bedgebury. With many other joys to be had, fine food,beer and wine, lovely country Inns & three Michelin Star restaurants within 15 minutes drive (must book).
We are priviliged to have three Michelin star restaurants close to us, booking is imperative.
Apicius Cranbrook 01580 714666 www.restaurant-apicius.co.uk
The Curlew 01580 861394 www.thecurlewrestaurant.co.uk
The West House 01580 291341 www.thewesthouserestaurant.co.uk
Taxi numbers on: "How to find us" page
SOME OF THE MANY DELIGHTS AROUND US
The fabulous gardens of Sissinghurst Castle, famously the home of the Sackville West family, highlighted by the White Garden
The leafy High Street of Tenterden with lots of coffee shops, eateries, antique and jewellery shops
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.
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.
A typical Kentish Hop drying barn that has been converted into a delightful home
Kent and East Sussex Railway - Bodiam to Tenterden, you can even walk some of the way and catch the next train.
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
Great Dixter at Northiam- The legacy of Christopher Lloyd perhaps the most influental gardener of our time a complete contrast from Sissinghurst
14th Century moated Scotney Castle sits in grounds like landscape paintings and a huge Victorian House crammed with goodies. (National Trust)
Glyndebourne Festival A wonderful annual celebration of Opera, only one hour from Waters End.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Batemans the home of Rudyard Kipling (National Trust)
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
Relive the 1066 Battle of Hastings at Battle Abbey where they have a very good audio system in several languages to bring it all alive.
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.