The Holt B&B in Benenden Kent England
The Holt B&B Benenden Cranbrook Kent Southeast England Bed and Breakfast Inn Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Kate Rundell and Tim Dwyer

Guestrooms: 3

Address: The Holt, New Pond Road, Benenden, Kent TN17 4EL England, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1580 240414

Activities/Attractions: Benenden is equidistant from the three Kentish Towns of Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Maidstone (all about 17 miles). The nearest station is Staplehurst (7.5 miles) - this gives regular fast services to London, Ashford International and the Kent Coast. The local village of Benenden and the woodland walks of Hemsted Forest are less than a 10 minute stroll. Benenden is fortunate in having 3 individual country pubs, two of which are an easy walk and all serving a wide range of food and drink together with roaring log fires for the cooler English days.

Benenden Girls School is a ten minute walk away and Benenden Hospital a short drive. The Holt makes a great base to explore the delights of Kentish villages and towns including:

  • Sissinghurst (2.5 miles)
  • Cranbrook (3 miles)
  • Smallhythe Place (4 miles)
  • Great Dixter (7 miles)
  • Tenterden (7 miles)
  • Bodiam Castle (10 miles)
  • Leeds Castle (22 miles)

"We fell upon the Holt almost by accident and discovered it was a wonderful little oasis of calm to return to after days out viewing all the local sites. Kate Rundell and her husband, Tim, run this lovely place and nothing is too much trouble for them. They are most knowledgeable on the local places to visit and also the best places to eat etc. The Holt has 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedded room, all ensuite, and they are finished to a very high standard. The decor is attractive and all Kate's little home touches are much appreciated, such as fruit, sweets, assorted teas & coffees, biscuits all being available in your room and she is more than happy for visitors to sit in her delightful garden to have their tea ... The Holt is situated on the edge of the village, within easy walking distance of two local pubs which provide excellent evening meals and the only task is to master staggering home by torchlight - great fun. All in all a delicious B&B providing all the little extras to make for a delightful stay in Kent."

"Very comfortable, many thanks."

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The Holt B&B

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The Holt B&B Gardens

General Information: Welcome to The Holt B&B in Benenden, Kent, England ... a comfortable detached house in 2.5 acres of secluded woodland and gardens offering two double and one twin bedroom all with en-suite facilities. Set away from the small local road the house is undisturbed - the only sounds being the distant ringing of the church bells, local birds and the occasional distant puffing of steam trains running in the Tenterden vale.

The rooms overlook the private garden either across the fields towards the 15th century church at the head of Benenden Village Green or to the bluebell filled woods. Each has its own private newly built en-suite facilities:

  • Shower, WC and wash basin
  • Colour television
  • Internet connection that can be used with your own laptop computer
  • For the cooler months the whole house is fully centrally heated
  • Two rooms have a King Size double bed and the other two single beds
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • The house is decorated with fresh flowers and greenery from the garden - do tell us in advance if your are a hay fever sufferer

On fine days there will be a chance to take tea and home made cake on arrival in the garden or, in less clement weather, in the dining room.

Payment Accepted: Cheque or cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).


Breakfast is included and is served in the traditional dining room overlooking the gardens.

"Simply splendid - warm and welcoming. Amazing breakfast."

"Had a wonderful stay, thank you."

"Excellent stay, thank you so much."

"We had such a lovely time, thank you."

"We had a really lovely 3 nights - very comfortable with pleasant hosts - we will be back. Thank you."

"Thank you. A lovely home and brilliant breakfasts."

"Warm and lovely ... like its owners."

"More than a B&B ... the extras are real added value."