Local event - TODAY...Scotney Castle, Kent - Scotney Castle 1st Jan to 31st Dec read more...

Local event - TODAY...Biddenden Vineyard - vineyard, producing award-winning wines, ciders and juices. 1st Jan to ... read more...

Local event - TODAY...Chapel Down Vineyard - Chapel Down is located in the beautiful Kent countryside, cl 1st Jan ... read more...

Local event - TODAY...Bodiam Castle - Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - 1st Jan to 31st... read more...

Local event - TODAY...Batemans - Batemans Country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated 1st Jan to 31st Dec read more...

Local event - TODAY...Ightham Mote - Outstanding 14th-century moated manor house 1st Jan to 31st Dec read more...

Local event - TODAY...Hush Heath Vineyard - Hush Heath Vineyard 1st Jan to 31st Dec read more...

Local event - TODAY...Sissinghurst Castle - Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita 1st Jan t... read more...

Local event - TODAY...Chartwell - Family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill 29th Feb to 31st Oct read more...

Local event - TODAY...Smallhythe Place - Smallhythe Place Ellen Terry 4th Mar to 31st Oct read more...

Local event - TODAY...Hole Park Gardens - 16-acre, family-run gardens with a renowned bluebell wood, i 28th Mar to... 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.

Sadly, unable to take bookings for autumn, 2020

Due to the current requirements to overcome the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to provide our traditional quality of service for our bed and breakfast guests in our cosy home. So, we are unable to take any bookings for the autumn of 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you, at a future date, when life has settled down to a new ’normal’.

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)

Kate and Tim will be pleased to help make your stay in the 'Garden of England' as easy and enjoyable as possible. Having always lived in Kent they are very happy to help you plan your visit and maybe discover some of the less well known hidden gems in the area.

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), Scotney Castle (10.5 miles), Rye (14 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 two individual country pubs. The Bull is an easy walk and serves a wide range of food and drink together with roaring log fires for the cooler English days. The Woodcock is a lovely 40 minute walk away through the the Roman Strawberry Wood Culvert. If you just fancy a stroll to the village for a morning coffee and a paper we are pleased to be supporters of our village community shop and coffee bar (great coffee!) 'Benendens'.

Benenden Girls School is a ten minute walk away and Benenden Hospital a short drive. The Grange just off Benenden green is home of the famous Collingwood 'Cherry' Ingram garden.


The price is from £85 per night (for 2 people, staying 2 or more nights) for a room that accommodates up to two people including breakfast. (Single night stays are from £95 per night for two people)

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