Think 5* hotel with all the comforts of home and you have Starborough Manor. Having travelled extensively and stayed in many a luxurious location I can think of no better place to stay than with Lynn and Jonathan. Starborough Manor is set in beautiful grounds with a moat and castle on one side and beautiful gardens surrounding the house. It is elegant yet comfortable. The place is immaculate and the large rooms are perfect; from the sumptuous bedding, towels and bathrobes to the superior toiletries and tea/coffee facilities.
This is the second time I have stayed and on both occasions have been welcomed with delicious homemade cakes. Lynn is a talented baker.
Nothing is too much trouble from providing fresh milk in the guest fridge to lending maps – and on my last visit, lending me a pair of wellies so I could traipse around the woods without getting too muddy.
The breakfast is cooked to order and is superb with a large selection of seasonal fruits and home-made preserves all presented beautifully. The attention to detail such as cloth napkins and quality china make it feel special without being formal or stuffy. Lynn is friendly, cheerful and a joy to talk with over breakfast, with helpful suggestions of places to visit and directions should you need that.
What makes it for me is the spacious and comfortable sitting room full of books and dvds, along with the kitchen and dining room on the first floor. On both visits it meant I was able to spend my days visiting local sites and gardens and then relax in the evenings and enjoy the views across the beautiful grounds and fields. There is also a laundry room which you can use for a small fee.
There is a good free wi-fi connection but like so much of Kent, the mobile signal is not strong.
Starborough Manor would make an ideal venue for the single traveller, couples or families. I would say it is a home from home, but it’s not – it’s so much better!
I am looking forward to my next visit which I hope to make very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Starborough Manor is a delightful B&B. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Starborough Manor Edenbridge, Kent