A former residence of Vanity Fair author William Makepeace Thackeray, this lovely, white-…
“Very conveniently situated for the centre of town” - AA Inspector
ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS, KENT
Our Inspector's view
This detached Victorian property is situated just a short walk from the centre of town. The generously proportioned bedrooms in the main house are pleasantly decorated and well equipped. In addition, there are several smartly appointed, self-contained suites in an adjacent building. The public rooms include a lounge and cosy bar.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms annex: 5
- En-suite rooms: 26
- Family rooms: 5
- Bedrooms Ground: 1
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 14
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £65
- Double room, minimum price: £85
- 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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