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The Farmhouse is just a few yards from the entrance to Sissinghurst Castle and its World famous gardens. We have our own parking area in front of the house and disabled access at the side of the house. Our south facing garden has well stocked borders and a large flat lawn where guests can enjoy afternoon tea, a game of croquet or watch the sunset.

There are some fantastic local walks to enjoy and many routes around the estate here to enjoy. Or how about a short stroll to a pub? The Milk House is a great pub just 20 minutes walk into the village of Sissinghurst. Or stroll across the fields to historic Three Chimneys pub (30 mins) or the historic market town of Cranbrook (45 mins). The walks change throughout the year and are particularly beautiful when the bluebells are out.

The National Trust owns a variety of places in Kent,Sussex and Surrey, including historic houses, famous gardens, castles, a lighthouse and a mill- reflecting the rich history of the area from medieval times to the 20th century.

There are numerous connections to famous names from politics, literature, horticulture and the arts, including Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell, Rudyard Kiplingat Bateman’s, Dame Ellen Terry at Smallhythe Place and Virginia Woolf at Monk’s House. All of these are within easy reach and many can be combined together for a great day out.

In addition to the properties owned by the National Trust we are 25 minutes from the beautiful gardens created by Chistopher Lloyd at Great Dixter or the award winning gardens at Pashley Manor or the childhood home of Anne Boleyn Hever Castle. A great day out for all of the family would be to drive down to the white cliffs of Dover and visit the fascinating Dover Castle and to combine this with a visit to the ancient  Canterbury Cathedral would be hard to beat anywhere in the world.

But there is more to Kent than gardens and castles…… it is The Garden of England and also the home of English Wine. Tenterden, Kent is the home of Chapel Down the multi-award winning producer of English Wines. Chapel Down offer fantastic tours and tastings at their beautiful winery and vineyard where there is also an excellent bistro restaurant. Guided tours are available by advance booking in the growing season from May to October.

A Garden Lover Tour

Sissinghurst Garden

Kent is famously known as The Garden of England. Why not let us help plan your itinerary which can include visits to some of the most famous gardens in the world – Sissinghurst, Great Dixter  and some of the best kept secret gardens of Kent. Some are not open all year but we can help you make the most of your trip. Please e-mail for more information.

 

A Wine Lover Tour

The Swan at Chapel Down

We have put together a joint package with Chapel Down, England’s leading wine producer, as we have strong family links! Chapel Down is located in the heart of the Kent countryside about 20 minutes from The Farmhouse close to the small market town of Tenterden . Set amongst 22 acres of vineyards, The Chapel Down winery has excellent facilities for visitors, including the impressive restaurant and wine and fine food shop. Our luxury getaway includes a 2 nights stay at Sissinghurst Farmhouse including Afternoon Tea and a visit to Chapel Down to include a 3 course lunch at the restaurant at Chapel Down, a guided tour of the vineyards and a tutored tasting of their award winning wines. Please e-mail for more information.

 

A Food Lover Tour

westhouseWith such an adbundance of wonderful food and drink available in the Garden of England, it is no surprise that we also have a fabulous selection of restaurants and pubs close by. During a 2 day stay you can experience Afternoon Tea in our own garden in the shadow of the Elizabethan Tower followed by supper at either The West House or Apicius (both Michelin starred restaurants less than 5 minutes away) . Perhaps on day two take a Farmhouse picnic down to the lakes on the Sissinghurst Estate followed by supper at the impressive restaurant at Chapel Down vineyard. Please e-mail for more information.

 

 

More Suggested Tours

  • Garden Tour
  • Garden and Wine Tour
  • First Time Visitor to Kent
  • Kent Castles
  • Sissinghurst to Coast via Gardens
  • Wild Animals in Kent

Please call or e mail for more details.

Contacts

Sue and Frazer Thompson
Sissinghurst Castle Farmhouse
Sissinghurst
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 2AB

+44 (0)1580 720992

[email protected]

 

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