The Surrounding Area

What else has the surrounding area to offer?

The historical village of Offham has a traditional country pub serving food and local beers, a well-stocked farm shop and café, miles of unspoilt rural walking and activities including the annual May Day Festival and Classic Car day staged on the green in the centre of the village, the green itself is home the last British quintain used for jousting in Medieval times.

The nearby town of West Malling boasts plenty of restaurants, pubs, cafés and tea-rooms, while its range of individual stores and monthly Farmers’ Market draw the crowds. A community of Benedictine nuns was founded here in the 11th century, and the town features a wealth of appealing, ancient buildings.

Food and Drink:

There are a number of great places to eat if you don’t feel like cooking for yourselves, here are just a few of our favourites.

  • The Kings Arms, Offham
  • The Swan in West Malling
  • The Moody Mare, Offham
  • The George and Dragon, Igtham

Out and About

Nearby Manor Park Country Park is full of native trees, squirrels, ducks, and swans, you might spot woodpeckers and nuthatches too.  The rare shrubs and exotic perennials at Great Comp Garden surround a 17th century manor house, while at Leybourne Lakes Country Park you can head out on ranger-led activities, or dive, windsurf, sail and canoe.

The Magnificent Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Ightham Mote, Sissinghurst Castle, Rochester Cathedral, Bedgebury Pinetum and a wealth of stately homes and gardens are on our doorstep.  We are happy to recommend places for whatever activities you have in mind.