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Chilston Park Hotel

Sandway, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2BE

Chilston Park Hotel

Sandway, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 2BE

Chilston Park hotel is an elegant 17th century Grade I listed country house, set in 23 acres of rolling countryside and dense woodland. You´ll find an oasis of calm, comfort and warmth. The warm, homely and welcoming atmosphere runs through all of its fifty three bedrooms, each of which has its own individual character. Dine in the magnificent restaurant under the watchful gaze of the family portraits and enjoy succulent food and wine as well as sumptuous surroundings. At the end of your meal retire to the drawing room and enjoy a fine brandy served at exactly the right temperature.

Chilston Park Hotel also has a Wedding Venue:

Chilston Park Hotel (Wedding Venue Section)

Chilston Park Hotel is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Top 10 Autumn Walks by Adrian Mourby

"When Chilston Park was built at the end of the fifteenth century it was a two-storey red-brick manor house on three sides of a courtyard. By the beginning of the eighteenth century the house was surrounded by formal gardens, including a very long avenue of lime trees running north to south along its eastern flank. As the years passed the courtyard was built up to make a single Victorian block and the formal gardens were swept away to create picturesque lakes and lawns in the drastic naturalistic style that Capability Brown wrought upon English country houses. On New Years Day 2000 however hotel guests planted a new avenue of lime trees stretching east from the house towards the rising sun. This is the route to take for an autumn walk at Chilston Park. The limes turn yellow, red and gold in the season, and as your pass under them you’re likely to see many rabbits who remain remarkably at ease with the presence of hotel guests. You’ll see sheep too, neatly kept at bay by a ha-ha, and there will definitely be ducks. At the edge of the lake pick up the public footpath, which will give you great photos of the hotel as you pass back on the far side of the lake. You’ll probably send the ducks scattering in surprise. Finally the footpath deposits you on the Boughton Road. From there turn left and left again and you’re back on the hotel drive. Hopefully you’ve booked the Queen Anne Suite which has the hotel’s only original four poster bed. It’s so high that a stool is provided so you can get on to it. Seriously. You’ve hardly been on a big walk this afternoon but reward yourself nonetheless with a snooze or check through all all the autumn colours you snapped on your phone."

Ten Luxury Hotels to Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary by Amanda Statham

"Ruby wedding anniversary: You’re clocking an impressive figure by now: 40 years of married bliss (!) deserves some serious celebration. Chilston Park, a Grade 1 listed red brick mansion in 23 acres of countryside in Kent, is spot on. The interiors are as impressive as the façade, think chandeliers, ornate fireplaces, a grand dining room and drawing room to retire to for a glass of brandy after a six-course meal. As this is your ruby wedding anniversary, eschew the modern rooms (beds with soft white duvets, sink-into carpets) and book a manor house suite, which have a four-poster bed, polished wood floors and ruby-coloured walls."

Information on Chilston Park Hotel , Sandway , Lenham , Maidstone

No. of bedrooms: Total: 53        
Types of room: 17 x Mews Classic Doubles, 4 x Mews Executive Doubles, 2 x Mews Junior Suite, 8 x Manor Classic Room, 1 x Manor Classic Room, 11 x Manor Executive Room, 7 x Feature Rooms, 3 x Manor Suites
Room rates guide: Single:  £85.00-£130.00
Double/Twin:  £109.00-£190.00
Suites:  £260.00-£340.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Diners, Mastercard, Visa
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  No
Romantic Details: Honeymoon Suites, perfect Country House Manor
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Accreditation: AA 4 Red Stars, AA 2 Rosettes
Room facilities: DVD player, Satellite TV, Modem point, Wi-Fi, Four-poster rooms
General facilities: 25 acre grounds, 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 7 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 110 delegates, Heli-pad
Indoor activities: Board games, Giant Games
Outdoor activities on site: Boules, Walking
Activities nearby: Golf (10 mins), Clay shooting (15 mins), Horse riding (30 mins)
Local directions: From the North, travelling clockwise around the M25 leave at junction 3 taking the M20 towards Maidstone and Dover. Leave the M20 at junction 8 and join the A20 towards Lenham. Continue along the A20 passing Leeds Castle and Harrietsham. After passing a Texaco garage on the left, follow signs to Lenham Medieval Village. At the village square turn right, continue for approx. half a mile and bear left at the fork in the road signed Chilston Park. At the crossroads go straight over, the Hotel drive is a quarter of a mile on the left. Travelling anti-clockwise around the M25, leave at junction 5 onto the M26 which merges with the M20. Leave at junction 8 and follow route as previous. From the south, from the M20 travelling north leave at junction 9 and follow A20 towards Lenham, pass through Charing and after approx. 2 miles take the turning on the left signed Lenham village. At the village square turn right, continue for approx. half a mile and bear left at the fork in the road signed Chilston park. At the crossroads go straight over, the Hotel drive is quarter of a mile on the left.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
London (1 hour)
London Gatwick (45 mins)
Lenham (5 mins)

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Review of Chilston Park Hotel

Posted on by Joanna BCustomer stayed May 2012

My partner and I stayed here for my birthday last year. The room we stayed in here was lovely and big and with a four poster too. We had a special deal where we had room and dinner and breakfast for about £130 which I think is a bargain. The food was delicious and the room was comfortable. The grounds of the house are also beautiful too.

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