Bed & Breakfast
Traditional B&B Accommodation in the Weald of Kent
Bressenden is a private house offering bed and breakfast, situated in spacious grounds in a quiet and unspoilt part of the Weald of Kent. With easy access to the coast and conveniently placed for the many attractions in the area, it can accommodate groups of up to six people, but the usual guest complement is one or two couples at a time. Solo travellers on holiday or on business are welcomed, and a triple room with en-suite is available for a small family group. Guests who do not want to go out for their evening meal may use the fully equipped secondary kitchen, which can seat four people. The downstairs guests’ sitting room has a TV, books, board games and jigsaw puzzles for rainy days or for spending lazy evenings by the log fire in the winter months.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, and a cooked English breakfast is included in the price, with eggs from the chickens in the garden. Other offerings include creamy home-made yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, home-baked sourdough bread (from a culture started in 2009) and Belgian waffles, all made on the premises (see the menu on the Info page).
The garden and surrounding woodlands are an ideal base from which to explore the extensive forested area beyond, the local vineyard and the many footpaths in the area. For cyclists, the house is conveniently situated on Route 18 of the National Cycling Network, and bicycles can be stored under cover. Wildlife abounds around the property, with surprisingly tame deer being frequent visitors to the garden. The presence of resident pet cats means that four-legged guests cannot be accommodated.
Guests should note that the house is in an isolated rural location, not within walking distance of any shops or restaurants. These can be found in several nearby villages, which are five to ten minutes away by car. Some suggestions for evening meals are listed here.
Benenden Hospital is barely two minutes down the road by car, or ten minutes on foot, so Bressenden is the perfect place for patients and visitors to stay. A room is always kept in reserve for hospital patients or their partners, and there are special rates available if they do not require breakfast.
The hostess is half Belgian and particularly welcomes French-speaking guests. There is ample car parking space at the property. Click here to check availability or make a reservation. Guests who wish to stay on a Friday or Saturday in high season are required to book for a minimum of two nights. If your chosen dates are shown as unavailable it is worth contacting me to check, as not all my rooms are bookable online.