Benenden is equidistant from the three Kentish Towns of Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Maidstone (all about 17 miles).
The Holt is 75 metres off New Pond Road and shares its drive with a lovely white weatherboarded church - indicated by the on the map.
By car ....
We have plenty of parking within our own grounds
By train ....
The nearest station is Staplehurst (7.5 miles) - this gives regular fast services to London, Ashford International and the Kent Coast. To get to The Holt a taxi will be required (it is a small station but the MTC taxis have an office that is sometimes open - it is best to prebook). Also see other taxis below. You can also come via Tunbridge Wells station (see the information on bus journeys below)
By bus ....
The local bus is the 297 (it is not very frequent but look for bus 297 at Hams Travel for times). The bus runs from Tunbridge Wells taking about 75 minutes ride to reach The Holt and then it is a further 15 minutes to reach Tenterden - about 7 0r 8 times a day in each direction. There is a station at Tunbridge Wells with a fast service to London and the coast.
By taxi ....
Being a rural area taxis will likely need booking in advance, particularly in the evening. Here are a few examples and others may be found through web searches.
Anita Meekins Private Hire is very local but a very small company - phone 01580 240713, mobile 07774 672043
Hemsted taxis is local but a small company - phone 01580 242898
Direct cars are based in Tenterden (about 7 miles away) - mobile 07766 496069
Mayday Mini Cabs, are based in Goudhurst (about 8 miles away) - phone 01580 211175
MTC taxis are a large taxi firm but their base is a few miles away so the fares may be a bit more expensive - phone 01622 890003
By foot ....
The Holt is just a 10 minute diversion off the High Weald Landscape Trail - a glorious way to get to the Holt!
We look forward to seeing you soon!