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 near the village of Biddenden. With easy access to the coast and conveniently placed for the many attractions in the area, it can accommodate up to six paying guests, but the usual complement is one couple at a time or two couples in peak season. Solo travellers on holiday or on business are welcomed, and a triple room with en-suite is available for a couple with a child. Guests who do not want to go out for their evening meal may use the secondary kitchen, which can seat four people. (Bring a cool box, as food must not be kept in the fridge). 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. Fast full-fibre optic Internet access is available throughout the house. A minimum stay of two nights applies throughout the year (except for Benenden Hospital patients — see here).
A cooked English breakfast is served in the dining room, and it includes some homemade food products (see the menu on the Info page).
The garden and surrounding woodlands are an ideal base from which to explore the 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. A car is therefore essential unless you want to rely on taxis. Pubs and restaurants 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 (walking there is not recommended due to lack of pavements) so Bressenden is the perfect place for patients and visitors to stay. There are special rates available for one-night stays without breakfast for hospital clientele only. (The hospital has an excellent restaurant.)
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 are normally required to book for a minimum of two nights except for Benenden patients, who should contact me directly. If your chosen dates are shown as unavailable it is worth contacting me to check, as I sometimes disable online booking for various reasons and do not usually accept bookings more than two or three months ahead.