Bed & Breakfast Finalist 2017 at the Beautiful South Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Alkham Court is one of the finalists in the best ‘Bed and Breakfast’ at the Beautiful South Tourism Awards for the South East of England.  The awards night is being held at The Grand in Brighton on 29th November so keep your fingers crossed for us!… Read more

Snowdrops to see during your stay at Alkham Court

Come and enjoy some refreshing spring walks in our beautiful Kent countryside.  Alkham Court is the perfect place for hunting out the snowdrops in our hedgerows and enjoying the fresh air returning back to relax in our hot tub!

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Spring Snowdrops in the Alkham Valley
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Our Visit England ‘Rose Award’ for Alkham Court Farmhouse B & B 2016!

We are very proud to be one of the top 100 accommodation providers chosen from all over the country in recognition of ‘Excellent Service’.

Proud winners of VisitEngland's Rose Award
Proud winners of VisitEngland’s Rose Award

VisitEngland described Alkham Court Farmhouse as set in an idyllic location in Kent, offering great hospitality, luxury bedrooms and tasty farmhouse breakfasts.  They have lots of lovely reviews:

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The Shepherd’s Hut arrives!

It’s finally arrived out from winter restoration and looking good in situ!  Our unique vintage shepherd’s wagon made in the 1890’s by Marshalls of Gainsborough, makers of steam engines and agricultural equipment.

The large shepherd’s hut has been converted by Neil into a fully self-contained living wagon with its handmade kingsize bed, en-suite shower room, kitchen area and log burning … Read more

Spring at last has arrived at Alkham Court!

Come and enjoy our country lanes, they are so pretty at the moment!  There are banks of primroses and Snowdrops in Meggett Lane leading up to Alkham Court and are a joy not to be missed.  From May onwards you are very likely to start seeing the badgers especially the youngsters appearing from their setts.  We have a sett just … Read more

White cliffs of Dover

Ten Great Reasons to Come to Kent

Unique highlights from city, coast and countryside from Visit Kent

On the doorstep of the Continent and 45 minutes from London, the county of Kent has many highlights:… Read more

A country break in the Alkham Valley

So what’s to see in our area! Well we are situated between Folkestone and Dover and on the edge of the North Downs. You can enjoy our… Read more

Enjoy our Sauna at Alkham Court!

Our sauna is housed in our oak barn and overlooks the garden and Kent Downs beyond!

The sauna has a heater with hot rocks that are doused with cold water to create steam that heats up the space and you can just relax and enjoy the views!

So what are the benefits of using our sauna?

Well saunas are known … Read more

Trip Advisor Excellence Award

2015 Excellence award for our B and B in Dover… Read more

Enjoying the Alkham Valley in May

Spring is a lovely time to enjoy our Kentish countryside especially now the days lengthen.  There seems to be more colour in the verges and the fields are looking greener. … Read more

Local lambing days for Easter!

Local lambing days during the Easter Holiday near to Dover Castle! Read more

dover wild life, bird spotting

Easter Holiday Mid-week Break at Alkham Court!

Don’t miss our mid-week offer this week from Tuesday, 7th April – Thursday, 9th April 2015.  … Read more

Mother’s Day Weekend 14th & 15th March

Weekend treat for Mother’s Day Weekend with tea and homemade cake on arrival. Relax in our hot tub and sauna enjoying the views across the Kent Downs more

Valentine’s Break and Snowdrop Walk at Alkham

Enjoy our hot tub and sauna this Valentine’s weekend with a bottle of local sparkling wine with our ‘Valentines Special Offer‘ with a Snowdrop Walk in the Alkham Valley on Sunday, 15th February from Kearsney Abbey to St Radigand’s Abbey

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The Foody Traveller Reviews Alkham Court Farmhouse

Alkham Court Farmhouse: It was dark when we drove up the country lane and turned into the courtyard of Alkham Court Farmhouse. The lane was obviously winding its way through deep countryside. However, it wasn’t until the next morning when walking the few yards across the courtyard from my room to the main building and the lovely Oak room, … Read more

Folkestone Triennial

Folkestone Triennial is back…

From 30 August – 2 November 2014

One of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions, Folkestone Triennial, is only a few weeks away and this year is set to be the biggest and best yet!

Internationally-recognised artists will create a collection of new artworks in Folkestone’s public spaces under the title “Lookout”. Some

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Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Awards 2013

Tourism South East announces the shortlisted businesses for the national awards and we are delighted to be one of five representing the South East:

The Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year category recognises the huge contribution that small accommodation businesses make to the tourism industry and this year’s representative for the South East is a shining … Read more

Sunsets at Alkham!

Alkham Court B & B
Evening sunset

Couldn’t resist taking a photo of our sunset this evening!  As the saying goes “red sky at night shepherd’s delight” so definately expecting a sunny weekend after a cold, white Easter!… Read more

Kent Life ‘Stay at a luxury B&B in Dover’

We’ve been featured in this month’s Kent Life magazine in their Travel Life section ‘Down on the farm’ as part of celebrating Farm Stay UK’s 30th anniversary this year.

Kent Life Magazine
Kent Life Magazine
Luxury B&B

We’ve been members of Farm Stay for 10 years now, with Neil being chairman of our local Kent Group and now Director for South East.

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First signs of spring!

Snowdrops at Goodnestone Park Gardens

A really lovely setting to enjoy the snowdrops open on every Sunday from 24th February 2013 to 24th March.

Goodnestone Park Gardens, Goodnestone, Wingham, near Canterbury


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Tops in tourism by Kent Life Magazine!

February 2013 Kent Life Magazine:

Alkham Court is mentioned in Kent Life’s County News!

‘Tops in Tourism’

‘Alkham Court Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast were among 17 south-east tourism businesses awarded Gold at the Beautiful South’s Awards for Excellence 2012-2013.

Now in their 22nd year, the awards recognise businesses and destinations across the tourism industry for their exceptional levels of customer … Read more

Alkham Court is now on Pinterest!

We now have a page on Pinterest!  I am adding boards with pictures of our bed and breakfast, interesting websites, my favourite things and local produce and crafts (so far).  I’m always looking for more great ideas, so hope you can follow and repin some of my pictures!… Read more

Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2013

This week we celebrated Farmhouse Breakfast Week ’20th – 26th January 2013′ at Brenley Farmhouse with our Kent Farm Stay Group and to raise money for our local childrens’ hospice.   We welcomed 25 guests including James Beresford CEO from Visit England, Andy Woodward CEO from Farm Stay, Barbara Sleep National Chairman from Farm Stay, local press including Kent Life.

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Press Release from Farm Stay

Golden views and a Gold Award for Alkham Court

Farm Stay UK member, Alkham Court has won a gold award in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012-13.


The five-star bed and breakfast, based in the heart of the Alkham Valley near Dover, was presented with the top award in the Bed and Breakfast category and will now go … Read more

Farmers Markets near to Alkham Court

We are very lucky to have a number of local farmers markets near to ‘Alkham Court’ which I have listed below, some are held weekly such as Capel-le-Ferne and Whitfield markets, both only 5 minutes drive from our farmhouse and should not be missed during your stay!

At Capel Farmers Market:

This market is held every Tuesday morning and the … Read more

Good luck and fingers crossed from ‘Visit Canterbury’

Good luck and fingers crossed

Congratulations to two of our members who have been short-listed for the Beautiful South Awards, an accolade given to tourism’s highest achievers from across the South East.

Reaching the final in the best Bed & Breakfast category is Alkham Court and in the newly introduced category Pub of the Year is The Woolpack in Chilham.… Read more

Premier Regional Awards for Excellence

Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012-13

Alkham Court Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

We are delighted to announce that after the final judging for the 2012/2013 Beautiful South Tourism Awards is one of the finalists in the Bed and Breakfast category.  This means that we will be awarded a Gold, Silver or Highly Commended award at this year’s Awards Ceremony at … Read more

Alkham Court’s Bed & Breakfast Autumn Offer

Our autumn offer ‘10% off 2 or more nights this week! and until 30th November! Enjoy our sunsets, relax in our hot tub and snuggle in front of our fire with a glass of wine. Are you tempted?
Give me a call and I’ll book you in!! Tel: 01303 892056


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‘What’s on’ near to Alkham Court Bed and Breakfast


Canterbury Food & Drink Festival from Friday, 28th September – 30th September, Dane John Gardens, Canterbury,  International Festival in the heart of Canterbury


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Comfortable beds B and B accommodation in Dover, East Kent

Alkham Court B&B latest news!

Welcome to our latest new luxury bedroom at Alkham Court.

This spacious room has a modern, contemporary feel with a stylish ensuite bathroom boasting a large granite sink area and stunning walk-in shower.  Perfect for a relaxing weekend or short break away.

To help you relax even more, the super kingsize bed is hand crafted in England and individually spring, … Read more