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Bethersden is an ideal spot to relax amid the rolling fields and woodlands of Kent. It's a peaceful, pleasing village with shops, pubs and weatherboarded houses that are vividly characteristic of the Weald. Bethersden, near Tenterden and the larger town of Ashford, is within comfortable driving distance of many famous attractions: stately homes, gardens, castles, museums, steam trains, wildlife sanctuaries, historic cities and seaside resorts. For many, though, the great appeal of Bethersden is simply to escape, to explore the nearby villages of Pluckley, Smarden and Wissenden, and to enjoy walking the footpaths - or cycling - through acres of beautiful countryside. Bethersden was not always so quiet. At one time it quarried mock marble, a local stone that was polished and sold all over the county. Rochester and Canterbury cathedrals are among buildings showing off "Bethersden marble". The village was then at the centre of the woollen trade, and locals laid blocks of the famous fake marble across fields so the pack horses could carry their wares to market without sinking into the clay. Bethersden was also home to Cavalier poet Richard Lovelace who, during a jail sentence, coined the oft-quoted line that "stone walls do not a prison make".


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Bethersden - The Old Barn (1.51 miles)

Bethersden - The Old Barn

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Situated in the heart of the darling buds of May country, where a warm welcome awaits you at our 18th century listed Barn set in ... More

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The Old Barn at Bethersden (1.51 miles)

The Old Barn at Bethersden
Stay and enjoy bed and breakfast in a converted 18th century listed Kentish Barn with exposed beamed bedrooms and mouth watering breakfasts. The Old Barn is situated in the heart of the "Darling buds of ... More | visit website
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Dering Arms (2.18 miles)

Dering Arms
The Dering Arms is a seafood restaurant situated with a guest house offering two ensuite rooms and one standard room with a shared bathroom. It is a an old hunting lodge and is now the ... More | visit website
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Hopes Grove Cottage (2.53 miles)

Hopes Grove Cottage

Mike and Brenda Harrison welcome you to their lovingly restored Grade II Listed Cottage, parts of which date back to the 17th Century.

Among the many features within their home are a wealth of oak beams ... More | visit website


Rectory Barn (2.58 miles)

Rectory Barn
Rectory Barn is a beautiful barn convertion situated in the lovely village of High Halden in Kent. ... More
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Chequers Inn (3.27 miles)

Chequers Inn
The Chequers is a 14th-century coaching inn located in the picturesque Kent village of Smarden. Bedrooms feature exposed wooden beams and the candlelit restaurant serves fine British cuisine. The spacious rooms at The Chequers Inn include ... More | visit website
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Elvey Farm Restaurant (3.54 miles)

Elvey Farm Restaurant
Our restaurant is open to residents and non-residents, and is, we hope, totally unique. We specialise in old Kentish cuisine, and we've resurrected some amazing dishes that haven't been served in the county for years. Kent ... More | visit website
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Little Silver Country Hotel (3.66 miles)

Little Silver Country Hotel
Traditional English hotel of Georgian style in the heart of the Weald of Kent on the edge of Tenterden. Set in its own landscaped gardens close to one of South-East England's finest towns. Twenty mins from the ... More | visit website
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Brook Farm (4.05 miles)

Brook Farm

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Rated 5 Star with Gold accolade, Brook Farm is a 17th century listed house set in 5 acres of gardens and meadows with rural views of the beautiful Kent countryside. ... More

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Frasers of Coldharbour (4.19 miles)

Frasers of Coldharbour
Frasers is nestled at the end of a private drive on a working farm set deep in the beautiful Kent countryside, halfway between Maidstone and Ashford. We are a unique, idyllic venue for your perfect ... More | visit website

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