Local event - Scotney Castle, Kent - Scotney Castle in May read more...

Local event - Sissinghurst Castle - Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in May read more...

Local event - TODAY...Pashley Manor Gardens - Pashley Manor SCULPTURE IN PARTICULAR 23rd to 30th May read more...

Local event - 30th May... Smallhythe Place - Ellen Terry's Wardrobe 30th May read more...

Local event - 8th Jun... Great Dixter - Great Dixter Meadow Gardening 8th June read more...

Local event - 9th Jun... Pashley Manor Gardens - Pashley Manor SPECIAL ROSE WEEK 9th to 14th June read more...

Local event - 13th Jun... Smallhythe Place - Ellen Terry's Wardrobe 13th June read more...

Local event - 15th Jun... Great Dixter - Great Dixter Behind the Scenes at Great Dixter: June 15th June read more...

Local event - 22nd Jun... Great Dixter - Great Dixter Succession Planting in the Mixed Border 22nd June read more...

Local event - 22nd Jun... Great Dixter - Great Dixter SMiniature Hurdle Making Workshop 22nd June read more...

Local event - 27th Jun... Smallhythe Place - Ellen Terry's Wardrobe 27th June read more...

Much more to see when staying at The Holt B&B ...see the 'Local events' page

  • Chickens prepare for breakfast
  • Tea and home made cake
  • Relaxing in the garden
  • Welcome to The Holt

The Holt B&B, Benenden is a comfortable detached house in 2.5 acres of secluded woodland and gardens offering one double room and one twin bedroom both with en-suite facilities and free wi-fi.

The Holt makes a great base for a relaxing stay and is just a short drive away for Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle, Smallhythe Place, Bodiam Castle and the glorious Kent and Sussex coutryside with lovely walks on the doorstep. (See our local eating & places page for more places to visit nearby)

Set away from the small local road our bed and breakfast is virtually undisturbed - the only regular sounds being the distant ringing of the church bells, birds and wildlife, and the occasional distant puffing of steam trains running in the Tenterden vale.

Our rooms

The B&B rooms overlook the private garden either across the fields towards the 15th century church at the head of Benenden Village Green or to the bluebell filled woods. See our accommodation page for more detail

  • Twin room, over the garden
  • Home cooked bread, local sourced foods for breakfast
  • Double room, views towards Benenden Church

Each has its own private en-suite facilities, with shower, WC and wash basin. The rooms have colour television with DVD player and connections for memory sticks for viewing digital media. There is free wi-fi around the house.

For the cooler months the whole house is fully centrally heated.

One room has a 'king size' double bed and the other two single beds (with an optional extra 'roll-out' bed) - all rooms are non-smoking.

The house is decorated with fresh flowers and greenery from the garden - do tell us in advance if you are a hay fever sufferer!

Home cooked breakfast with local produce

  • A warm welcome
  • Bluebell filled woods

Breakfast includes bacon and delicious sausages from our village butcher, free range eggs, home made bread, yogurt, fruits and juices (as available). We are pleased to be able to cater for vegetarians with equal care and attention and also offer alternatives of croissant and toast with home made preserves.

Breakfast is served in the traditional dining room overlooking the gardens.

On fine days there will be a chance to take tea and home made cake on arrival in the garden or, in less clement weather, in the dining room.

We have had excellent feedback from our guests - a sample of the guest book can be seen here - hopefully you will have chance to add your comments when you stay with us!

Just a short walk, or drive, away from The Holt

  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens
  • Sissinghurst gardens

The local village of Benenden and the woodland walks of Hemsted Forest are less than a 10 minute stroll - you can look at our online Google map that shows the very local sights. The Holt B&B makes a great base to explore the delights of Kentish villages and towns including Sissinghurst (2.5 miles), Cranbrook (3 miles), Smallhythe Place (4 miles), Great Dixter (7 miles), Tenterden (7 miles), Bodiam Castle (10 miles) and Leeds Castle (22 miles).

There are great pubs and restaurants locally as well as lots more attractions a walk or a short drive away as shown on our local eating & places page.

Benenden is fortunate in having three individual country pubs, two of which are an easy walk and all serving a wide range of food and drink together with roaring log fires for the cooler English days.

Benenden Girls School is a ten minute walk away and Benenden Hospital a short drive.

Prices

The price is from £80 (100 Euros) to £100 (125 Euros) per night for a room that accommodates up to two people including breakfast.

An extra fold-out bed may be added to the twin room (for three people sharing) for an extra £20 (25 Euros) per night including breakfast - this is only recommended for very close friends!