“Stay in a medieval manor house, in private hands since the 14th century” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Battel Hall is a truly unique property set in a secluded location on the edge of the Leeds Castle estate. A medieval manor house, in private hands since the 14th century, Battel Hall opened its doors for bookings for the first time in its history in 2018 and is perhaps the castle's best kept secret. This charming property is ideally suited to group gatherings with friends or family, intimate weddings and corporate retreats.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Maximum occupancy: 14
- Total units: 2
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- BBQ on site
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Fireplace or wood burning stove
- Open all year
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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