I stayed at ‘Becketts B&B’ Pylegate Farm Hartfield Road, Cowden,Edenbridge Kent TN8 7HE for a short stay and explored the surrounding areas.
Now I have to say Kent is one of my favourite places and while I was looking forward to soaking up everything the surrounding area had to offer I wasn’t prepared for just how lovely the place we stayed in was going to be or how lovely the owner was going to be.
The B&B is a 300 year old Listed Barn, set in the countryside, It was full of character, surrounded by pretty countryside and the Owner/s were lovely.
Jacqui was full of local information and sat down at breakfast with us to chat, it was a charming and friendly environment and she clearly genuinely cares about her guests and that they get what they want out of their stay in Kent.
She even accommodated our request for an extra bed in the room we had booked! It was a ground floor twin room with double patio doors for direct access to private garden with secluded seating.
The En suite was spotless and had some really lovely toiletries available for our use.
Breakfast was lovely absolutely no complaints, the sun was shining threw the glass doors, and our conversation with Jacqui was very informative.
Most of the food is locally sourced including sausages, eggs, bread, honey and fruit juices from local orchards. They also have a variety of unusual homemade jams and marmalade such as lime with kaffir lime leaves, plum and cardamom, damson, blackberry and many more. They also cater for vegetarians and vegans!
There was alot to see and do in the surrounding areas including walks, Historic buildings to see, places to eat at villages to visit.
Here are some of the places I went to when I stayed at the Becketts B&B:
Rudyard Kipling’s house (Author of The Jungle Book) owned by the National Trust and open to the public is a moment frozen in time, it allows you to see how he lived, where he worked, private moments in his life. Address: Bateman’s Lane, Burwash, TN19 7DS.
It’s surrounded by beautiful english country gardens and even has a working Mill on the Land that has live demonstrations!
The next village we visited was the charming village of Chiddingstone,
The Labrador’s name was Charlie owned by a lovely Lady that runs the Post Office and was well-known by every one in the village, including the children who came to buy their sweets after school. I think I’ve made a friend 🙂
We also went for a walk down the road to the village of Cowden,to the ‘Fountain’ for tea the building dates back to the Eighteenth century. Serving locally brewed beers by Harvey’s of Lewes. Traditional English fayre from fresh fish and steaks to sandwiches, cut to order. It’s a local pub that’s very welcoming.
We also had a walk after our tea around the local Church grounds.
On our last day we stopped to admire one of the many Castles
I had such a lovely time in Kent and a wonderful stay with Jacqui, I hope to return again in the future and see more of the interesting sights in Kent!
For more information about staying at Becketts B&B and more information on what there is to see and do please follow the link;
You can contact Jacqui by phone: +44 (0)1342 850 514
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