We stayed at The Holt partly on business and partly for leisure (2 nights in total). Kate and Tim were the perfect hosts and fitted us in at short notice even though they had friends for dinner one evening. The room was clean, comfortable, attractively furnished and a pleasant place to relax. Bathroom had a good shower and was very clean - lovely large fluffy towels too!
The availability of fresh milk for tea/coffee whenever we wanted was a detail I've not encountered in many places and was a very nice touch (as were the KitKats on arrival!). Breakfasts were delicious - locally produced meat and home made baked beans with fresh free range eggs from Kate & Tim's own chickens - simply delicious.
The area was ideal for visiting Sissinghurst Castle, Great Dixter gardens and Hever Castle. The village has 2 pubs which serve food and are walkable (although we decided to drive because of the weather), we tried both - very good local food again. The Bull was our preference.
In all, a very pleasant stay and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending The Holt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holt bed and breakfast provides comfortable quality b&b accommodation in a rural setting with non-smoking ensuite accommodation. The local picturesque village of Benenden, Kent is a short walk and Sissinghurst Gardens, Great Dixter at Bodiam, Smallhythe, Tenterden, Pashley Manor in East Sussex and Rye a short drive away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Holt Bed And Breakfast Benenden, Kent, UK