Welcome to the medieval village of Charing in Kent- the garden of England and Chaucer country. Set in the mid-Kent countryside this small village remains unspoilt and beautiful. An ideal spot for walkers, cyclists, artists and photographers, the country side views are stunning all year round.
Our late Victorian house is being carefully restored in traditional cosy style and has a comfortable and modern ambience.
Here we have one double bedroom available, with two single beds, which can turn into a super kingsize bed, plus there is space for a child's bed. There is also a second double room for hire - please see our second separate profile.
The spacious family bathroom, with shower and roll top bath also has underfloor heating. There are two other separate toilets as well, one on the ground floor.
The house is just 3 mins walk from Charing railway station on the main line to London, Canterbury and Ashford International gives quick access to London, Paris, Brussels and Continental Europe.
Also close are the historic towns of Canterbury, Rochester and Tenterden - worth a visit for sightseeing and shopping.
Local amenities include good restaurants and fine old country pubs, as well as shopping at the famous Ashford Designer Outlet and country markets close by.
The area has many places of interest to appeal to all tastes - Leeds and Dover Castle are within easy reach, as well as famous gardens like Sissinghurst, and the well known Rare Breeds Children's Farm.
Britain's most haunted village - Pluckley, is only a few minutes away, great fun for the ghost hunter!
For the more active, local sporting facilities include, Golf, Fishing, Boating, Gliding, Parachuting, Ballooning, Shooting and Horse Riding. Charing has a horse racing track, which hosts several annual point to point events, and racing at Folkestone is only a short journey away.
The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies above this area. Nearby WW2 airfields are still flying vintage aircraft locally, including spitfires. The RAF Memorial at Folkestone is a focus for flying displays.
Children love the nearby coast with sandy beaches, as well as Kent's unique and world famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature steam railway. The famous pig racing at the Rare Breeds Centre is a must in the summer months.
We are two friendly and welcoming adults, and an affectionate female cat. We also speak fluent Portuguese, fairly good Spanish, and will have a go at French and Italian. Professional Complementary Therapies available by prior arrangement - please enquire by email.
There is wireless internet connection and TV. Continental breakfast included. Tea & coffee in your room, hairdryer and bath robes. Free car parking.
Charing is a beautiful and welcoming village close to the North Downs, with great walks and many amenities.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific or unusual requirements.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$21 / night after the first guest|
|Weekly Price:||$342 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$791 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Grace and Ken are wonderful and welcoming hosts. Made us feel at ease and shared their wide knowledge of the local area making our Kent visit so much easier and meaningful. Their Charing location makes for easy access to all the places of interest in the area. Super comfortable bed. We can unreservedly commend them to all and will visit again if the opportunity arises.
Grace and Ken have been very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and the breakfast was very good. We would love to come back one day and recommend this bed and breakfast.
Grace et son époux forme un couple charmant, accueillant et très agréable. Ils n'ont eu de cesse que de nous faire plaisir à nous et nous deux enfants (disponibilité des hôtes, jeux et tours de magie pour les enfants, un petit déjeuner extra). Un réel plaisir d'avoir partagé un petit moment de joie en leur compagnie. Une très belle rencontre qui restera gravée dans nos mémoires. Nous garderons contact avec eux, c'est certain. Surtout restez comme vous êtes, vous êtes parfaits.
Grace was a very welcoming and helpful host. The room was clean and lovely, and the house is being restored beautifully. The Victorian style bathroom is very nice.
Breakfast was healthy, and the fresh croissants great. A great start on the day. Charing is a charming old village, full of history, near the downs on the way to Canterbury. Being so close to the small railway station was fantastic fo getting around the area.
I would recommend staying at grace's if you enjoy history, art and nature. We had very interesting chats about many things.
The house of Grace is really nice and perfectly equipped. We had a very warm and friendly welcome with a traditional cream tea. Her scotted cream was one of the best ever found in UK.
Thanks Grace for your availability and hospitality!
We had a lovely stay in Charing. Grace and Ken were wonderful hosts. They made us feel very welcome in their home and we felt sad to leave them. We had both rooms and there was plenty of room for four. The pub is a block away with very friendly locals and staffed by a nice family.
Upon arrival, knowing we were Americans, Grace treated us and our children to a proper tea. Both are very interesting people with unique personal histories. We enjoyed staying in their home very much. If there is any down side it might be that the bath is shared by all, including hosts. However there are two additional toilets in the home so we never felt that we had to wait.
The home is a work in progress but so full of character that you feel privileged to be witness to the restoration. The stairs to the guest rooms are very steep and narrow so may not be suitable for small kids or anyone with physical difficulties.
All in all... we highly recommend this home and its inhabitants, including Lucy the cat. Be sure to ask them for directions to see the church and bishop's palace. Everything in Charing is within walking distance. Enjoy!
Grace and Ken were very hospitable. They gave us a warm welcome in their nice house. The rooms and beds were very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this place.
Village agréable. Ken, notre hôte, a été de bon conseil quant aux restaurants du coin. Ce sacré bricoleur est intarissable sur des tas de sujets. If you don't understand french : nice village and comfortable room. Breakfast was great, and Mr Hill answered nicely to all our questions.
Great place to stay when discovering Kent. Grace and Ken were very friendly and helpful hosts and we had good chats with them during breakfast (excellent home made bread). House is clean and nicely decorated. Would highly recommend if you are in the area.
I stayed with Grace and Ken whilst working in the area. They were very welcoming and accomodated all my needs. The house is cosy, clean and quiet. I will most certainly book again if I am in the area.