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. The cow parsley is about to flower, blossoming trees and birdsong is something not to be missed! … Read more
Local lambing days during the Easter Holiday near to Dover Castle! http://www.broadleesfarm.com/lambing-open-days.html … Read more
Don’t miss our mid-week offer this week from Tuesday, 7th April – Thursday, 9th April 2015. … Read more
Our sauna is housed in our green 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 … Read more
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
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:
1. Heritage – Kent is the oldest county in England
Canterbury is among the oldest cities with a continuous history – trace its rich heritage through the architectural styles of buildings along … Read more
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 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
Come and enjoy our country lanes, they are so pretty at the moment! There are banks of primroses and wild violets 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 … Read more
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
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
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.
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.
Farm … Read more
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Canterbury Food & Drink Festival from Friday, 28th September – 30th September, Dane John Gardens, Canterbury, International Festival in the heart of Canterbury
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
Last Minute Break Offer!
6 nights for price of 5!
With complimentary use of the hot tub and sauna.
From 6th June – 10th June inclusive.
Strawberries and Cream on arrival!… Read more
You and your guests are invited to join the Folkestone, Hythe and Dover Group of Kent Wildlife Trust on Saturday 5th May 2012 from 2pm to 3.30pm at Samphire Hoe. Paul Holt of White Cliffs Countryside Partnership will take us on a gentle walk around the Hoe to discover the fascinating life story of the Hoe early spider … Read more
Alkham Court 2012 February Offers:
3 nights for price of 2 (Sunday – Thursday nights for only £240.00)
*Including complimentary use of the hot tub and sauna*
Weekend Break of 2 nights (Friday – Sunday for only £230.00)
*Including complimentary use of the hot tub and sauna*
… Read more
5th February 2012 and our first arrival of snow on the Kent Downs!