A soothing and relaxing stay
Witherdens Hall is perfectly placed to explore the Kentish coast and indulge in country pursuits or culture. You can even include a quick trip across the channel during your stay. For those wanting an active break, the area is surrounded by the natural Kent countryside with walks and cycle rides starting right outside the grounds. In early spring the bluebell woods give a gorgeous display to lighten any heart. And the salt marshes, sandy beaches and golf courses nearby tempt many guests for an afternoon of sea air – often with a view across to France.
Louise & Craig Chester have explored the area extensively and are happy to give recommendations of their favourite places to visit and of course the best places and to eat and drink. Whitstable and Canterbury Cycle Hire have bikes available to hire for your use and have worked out beautiful routes to take you around some of the prettiest villages and most interesting attractions.
Within Walking Distance
The nearby village of Wingham is situated on an old Roman road between Canterbury and Sandwich. Full of beautiful Tudor buildings, you could easily spend a day here, shopping, sight seeing and enjoying Kentish hospitality in one of the many cafes, public houses or restaurants. Wingham even has a wildlife park, something not many villages can boast.
Witherdens Hall is close to many wonderful attractions such as Goodnestone Park Gardens, Dover Castle, Walmer Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Wingham Wildlife Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park including Tree Tops Challenge.
Why not enjoy a day at the beach with a Witherdens Hall picnic before returning for a delicious home-cooked evening meal?
Sandwich Bay - 7 miles away
Situated on the Eastern coast of Kent, about five miles south of Ramsgate, Sandwich is an historic medieval town in East Kent. It was one of the Cinque Ports where it's alliance with Dover, Hythe, Rye and Hastings made it one of the most important coastal port towns in England. However, the port silted up around the 15th Century and the town of Sandwich is now around two miles inland. Many medieval buildings still exist such as the Guildhall, and the 'old town' is a conservation area within the position of the former fortified walls. Evidence of the influence of the Dutch immigrants of the 1500's is visible in some of the town's buildings and churches. The history of the area goes much further back, and the ruins of the Roman fort of Richborough are close by as visible evidence of the very first Roman settlements in England.
If golf is your ‘thing’, Sandwich is famous in modern times for it's two international golf courses, Royal St Georges and Prince's. Royal St Georges last hosted the Open Championship in 2003, and will again host the championship in 2011.
Nearby, there is the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust (SBBOT) located on the Kent coast in the Sandwich and Hacklinge SSSI where many species of butterflies and dragonflies can be seen, and the unique flora includes many rare orchid species.
Broadstairs 14 miles away
Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent, England, Situated between Margate and Ramsgate it is one of the seaside resorts on the Isle of Thanet, known as the ‘Jewel in Thanet's crown’. The town's crest motto is "Stella Maris - Star of the Sea". As a civil parish, it includes the St. Peter's area and is known as Broadstairs and St. Peters. This was derived from the ‘broad stairs’ carved in the chalk cliff, that led from the sands to the 12th century shrine of St Mary situated above the cliffs.
The town spreads from Poorhole Lane in the west (named from the mass graves dating from the Black Death) to Kingsgate in the north (named after the landing of King Charles II in 1683) and to Dumpton in the south (named after the yeoman Dudeman who farmed there in the 13th century).
Sandgate 14 miles away
Sandgate Beach is a long stony beach ideal for sea fishing; a small town situated between Hythe and Folkstone There is a long esplanade for cycling and walking.
Witherdens Hall is close to some of the finest golf courses in the UK.
If you wish to explore further, Witherdens Hall is less than 30 minutes from the Eurotunnel Terminal Station, Ashford International Station, the ferry and hoverports of Dover. The nearest train station, Adisham runs an hourly service to Victoria, London. Witherdens Hall is also located close to Canterbury West station, which connects with Ebsfleet International and St Pancras, which is now under an hour away.
The local Tourist Board has information of other tourist attractions and local events.
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