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Some of you may be familiar with our #365daysonourfarm project that we started at the beginning of this year. Many people set new year’s resolutions when the year is almost over, however we wanted to do something a little different! This year’s challenge has been to post a picture each day to Facebook, Pinterest Instagram and Twitter, showing everyday life on our family farm in the beautiful Alkham Valley on the Kent Downs. We are in our 25th week now and have had some great feedback from our posts! We hope to capture the changing seasons from lambing in the spring, haymaking in the summer, to the gorgeous colours of autumn all on our farm as well as the antics of ‘Buddy’ and all our pets. If you aren’t following us already, please ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow us … Continue reading
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 stall holders are always happy to give samples and explanations about their local produce. Some of my favourite stalls are local meat from Romney Marsh Produce who also supply milk and local cheeses. We also recommend Mike’s stall of artisan bread, which offers lots of other tempting goodies (we love their sausage rolls and fantastic savory pastries which sell out very quickly). To go with Mike’s superb bread are ‘Pots of Nom’ who make small batches of artisan preserves and … Continue reading
We are thrilled to announce that we have won the Bed & Breakfast of the year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 ceremony. Celebrating excellence across the industry, we were presented with a ‘Gold’ award by Kirstie Allsopp during the ceremony at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 23rd April 2018. Commenting on the award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said: “The standard of the hundreds of applications we received this year was extremely high and that’s why Alkham Court’s accolade is a testament to their excellent work. These awards shine a spotlight on our fantastic tourism industry, with the winners showcasing the quality, innovation and excellence on offer throughout England and I warmly congratulate them on their impressive contribution to the tourism industry.” We are absolutely delighted to be recognised by VisitEngland among so many … Continue reading
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! UPDATE We’re very excited to say that since this post was written, we attended and won not 1 but two awards. Find out more.
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. There are plenty of other places to hunt for snowdrops. Two of our favourites are Doddington Place Gardens (in Kent) or Goodnestone Park Gardens (in Canterbury). If you liked to come and visit our snowdrops, why not book your bed and breakfast accommodation in Kent today by calling us today +44 (0) 1303 892056 or booking online
We are very proud to be one of the top 100 accommodation providers chosen from all over the country in recognition of ‘Excellent Service’. 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: “We arrived at Alkham Court a little bit earlier than expected. The weather was great so we decided to sit in the garden and enjoy the wonderful view. Wendy offered us a Pimm’s and ice cream with local strawberries! How could it start better!” and “speaking of breakfast, I enjoyed Wendy’s homemade muesli so much she sent me home with a container – now that’s 5* service!” Find out more about our award-winning farmhouse bed and breakfast accommodation
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 below our driveway and guests often see them during the evenings!
On the doorstep of the Continent and 45 minutes from London, the county of Kent has many highlights, here’s some top 10 reasons to visit Kent.
So what’s is there to see in Alkham? We are situated between Folkestone and Dover and on the edge of the North Downs. You can enjoy our network of footpaths from our farmhouse and spend all day out walking the beautiful Alkham Valley. We can lend you maps and send you off with one of our lovely picnics all made from locally sourced food and when you return sink into our lovely hot tub and enjoy our views too! The famous White Cliffs of Dover is just a 10-minute drive to reach the National Trust car park with a great visitor centre where you can enjoy tasty soup or great cup of coffee. Sound good? Call us on +44 1303 892056 to book your accommodation and enjoy the stunning Kent countryside or book online today.
Enjoying our sauna at our bed and breakfast is easy. Our bed and breakfast’s sauna is housed in our oak barn and has views overlooking the garden and Kent Downs! The sauna at our bed and breakfast 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? Saunas’ are known to help nourish your skin, increase blood circulation and helps wounds and injuries heal quickly. Another benefit is that it burns calories! Saunas are said to relieve stress and even help strengthen the immune system. We also have a hot tub for our bed and breakfast guests as well. Come and enjoy our bed and breakfast’s sauna which is complimentary during your … Continue reading