Very Local Links
You can look at our online Google map showing the very local sights.
We try to support local businesses and suppliers by buying our B&B food and drink in local villages and towns.
The location of The Holt provides an excellent base for visiting the Kentish countryside ..... and beyond. Benenden has its own village web site and from there you can leap off to other web sites in the village and those of other local villages.
To catch a flavour of local custom you may want to see the local Morris Dancers, Weald of Kent Morris.
Cards-by-hand is our local supplier of greetings cards and other small stationery needs .... so local in fact that we are Cards by hand!
The local golf club is Hemsted Forest - a very short drive away
A short drive away ...
A few local attractions that are worth considering for a visit if time permits (and all a short drive from The Holt) are:-
Sissinghurst Castle - famous for the wonderful Vita Sackville-West gardens
Great Dixter - home and gardens of Christopher Lloyd
Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway - a wonderful way to while away an afternoon and see some of Kent in old time style
Finchcocks - home to a 'musical museum'
Cranbrook - Our local small town where you can spend a few peaceful hours in the numerous individual shops, tea rooms and local hostelries. On the first Saturday in the month the auction can provide some great buys. There is a farmers market on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9am to midday.
Rolvenden Farmers Market is held on a Thursday morning, 10am to midday - a great chance to sample some real local produce - held in the church and church hall.
Tenterden - A shopping centre as it was 50 years ago with great shops, pubs and restaurants
Staplehurst Station - not itself of great merit but if you travel outside rush-hour or at weekends you can get to the centre of London (and back) by train in under an hour each way for less than £20.
A little further away (30 minutes by car)
The wonderful town of Ryefor quaint streets, glorious fish and chips and lots of independent small shops
Tunbridge Wells - Plenty to see and do in this thriving country town
And if you need more ...
A great site to find out what is to be seen and to do around this area is The High Weald Project. This site includes some glorious illustrations from local Benenden artist Charlotte Molesworth as well as some great local photos and excellent information.
Still looking for more?? - Here are some links for other places to visit around the world
If you have not found what you were looking for you may want to try some of these directories and links where we (and many thousands of other places!) are listed.
And our favourite (bigger!) travel site is Tripadvisor - www.tripadvisor.com - it gives the real picture of what to expect - we had a great trip to Paris based on advice from this site.
Bed and Breakfast and Hotel Booking Sites
Here is a site that provide accommodation across the world (including us!)
and this set of links goes to a large accommodation finding site....
ClickBedAndBreakfast.co.uk - An online guide to Great British B&Bs.
iTravel -Another good site