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96% (120 member ratings)

Chilston Park Hotel

Lenham, United Kingdom
  • This 17th-century manor house is set within 22 acres of Kent parkland
  • The hotel's restaurant holds 2 AA Rosettes & 4 Red Stars from the AA
  • The city of Canterbury & Leeds Castle are both within a 30-minute drive
  • "An impressive collection of original paintings & antiques creates a unique environment" -- The AA
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96% (120 member ratings)

4.3Location
4.7Staff/Service
4.6Ambiance/Design
4.3Rooms
4.4Value for the Money

Location

Sandway
Lenham, Kent, ME17 2BE
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Set alongside a lake within 22 acres of parkland, the Chilston Park hotel is a 17th-century former manor house in the heart of Kent. With its "fragrant landscape of gentle hills, fertile farmland, cultivated country estates and fruit-laden orchards," Kent "isn't described as the garden of England for nothing," says Lonely Planet. The hotel is in an ideal location from which to explore the area.

Chilston Park Hotel combines antiques, traditional furnishings and original features with contemporary comforts. The hotel's restaurant, Culpeper's, holds a 2-AA-Rosette rating, and uses ingredients sourced locally from coast and farm. 

The AA says, "the kitchen deals in modern British cooking clearly rooted in the classics but with some inventive combinations". The menu focuses on classic English dishes with a 21st-century twist, such as Romney Salt Marsh lamb with wilted greens, vanilla purée and rosemary jus. Breakfast, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch are also available.

Canterbury, which "tops the charts for English cathedral cities" (Lonely Planet), is a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Explore the medieval city's narrow alleyways, riverside gardens and ancient city walls. The "fairy-tale stronghold" (Fodor's) of Leeds Castle, a favourite home of many medieval English queens, is 15 minutes' drive from Chilston Park. The Kent Downs -- an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty popular for walking, cycling and horse riding -- are a 20-minute drive from the hotel.

"Bedrooms are individual in design, some have four-poster beds and many have garden views," says The AA. There are 53 bedrooms, including seven feature bedrooms and three master suites. Rooms are set across the coach house, stables, cottage and manor house, and all have a flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.

From the press:


  • "Chilston Park brims with enough period authenticity, antiques and oil paintings that you might be inspired to dress as Jane Austen's Mr Darcy or Elizabeth Bennet for dinner" -- AA Restaurant Guide 2016

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Video games on request

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib and extra beds available on request, free of charge, for children aged 12 and under. Extra bed available on request: £15 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets

  • No pets allowed.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Chilston Park is just off the M20, about an hour's drive from London. Lenham railway station is a 5-minute drive from the hotel, and there is regular service to London Victoria that takes just over an hour. Ashford International is a 15-minute train journey. Gatwick Airport is an hour's drive from Chilston Park, and the Channel Tunnel is a 30-minute drive away. The hotel has a free car park.

Address

  • Sandway
  • Lenham, Kent, ME17 2BE
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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