Lenham, United Kingdom

Chilston Park Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

96% (95 Member Ratings)

"Lovely rooms and good food"
Jul 25, 2016
Harlow, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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



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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


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


  • 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.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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95 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Everything
Other Comments: Wonderful setting, friendly staff, food and room very good
Janet Sep 25, 2016 Saffron Walden Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely rooms and good food
Other Comments: Beautiful hotel and gardens, but sadly the service, although pleasant, was slow and with some, amateur!
Keith Jul 25, 2016 Harlow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The whole experience. Welcoming efficient staff, lovely room, interesting old world hotel with all mod cons. Staff in the dining room were excellent
Other Comments: Probably the best continental breakfast we have had. Dinner was also very good. Lovely grounds, shame the weather spoilt our enjoyment of them
David Jun 03, 2016 Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The beautiful location, the elegant period decor, the delicious food and excellent service.
Other Comments: A wider bed would have improved our comfort but that's just a detail.
Patricia Apr 30, 2016 Canterbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: We had a really great time here, the staff were really friendly and helpful. The food was excellent.
amanda Apr 27, 2016 horsham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Fantastic setting. Great food. Excellent value for money.
Sue Apr 25, 2016 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Quality, attention to detail, bed vey comfortable!
Steve Apr 24, 2016 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The location, friendly staff and good food
JANE Apr 19, 2016 Ringwood, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The restaurant
Elizabeth Apr 15, 2016 Bromley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful scenery, accommodating staff and relaxed atmosphere.
Rosemarie Apr 15, 2016 Chislehurst, United Kingdom

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