Palace Farm Hostel, Down Court Road, Doddington, Sittingbourne / Faversham, Kent, ME9 0AU
Call Graham and Liz Cuthbert on 01795 886200
OverviewPalace Farm Hostel is a relaxing and flexible four star hostel on a family run farm. It is situated in the village of Doddington, which has a pub, in the North Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is great for walking, cycling and wildlife. The location is central for exploring Canterbury, Rochester, Chatham, Leeds Castle and the many other historic towns, villages and castles in Kent. The accommodation, in converted farm buildings, consists of ten fully heated en suite rooms sleeping up to 39 guests. The rooms surround an attractive courtyard garden with lawns, patio and barbecue area, ideal for families, groups, couples and singles. The en suite rooms cater for all age groups and those with disabilities. There are quality double beds, single beds and 3ft bunk beds. Duvets, linen and continental breakfast are included. There is also a small tent only camp-site. Green Tourism Business Scheme GOLD Award winner.
Beds & Rooms:39: 1x8, 1x6, 2x5 (family room), 1x4, 1x3 and 4x2
Open:All year. 8am to 10pm. Flexible, please ask.
Price per night:From £18.50-£40pp (all private en suite rooms). Group reductions.
Directions:From A2 between Sittingbourne and Faversham turn south at Teynham, signed to Lynsted. Go through Lynsted and over M2 bridge, take 2nd turning right into Down Court Rd. Farm is 90 metres on left. Directions from other approaches on website.
Public Transport:Trains: Sittingbourne (London Victoria to Dover or Ramsgate, or St Pancras to Ramsgate). Buses from Sittingbourne to Doddington two hourly (Mon-Sat), last buses from Sittingbourne Station 17.51 Mon to Fri & 17.30 on Sat. No buses on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
Accommodation for Cyclists Camping Eco Hostels Available to Individuals Accessible to disabled people IHUK Signage
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable August Bank Holiday 2021 Available Autumn Half Term 2021 Available February Half Term 2022 Available Easter 2022 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2022 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Whitson Half Term 2022
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Spring and Summer Staycations at Palace Farm Hostel and Campsite.
April 28th 2021
In the North Kent Downs AONB Palace Farm Hostel provides 4* Hostel accommodation. Discover the many footpaths and country lanes by foot or by bicycle and imerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
We have availability for families and groups up to 30 people in our Courtyard. A good kitchen with 2 cookers, lounge/dining room seats 30. Covered games area with Ping Pong and Football Table. Enclosed private Courtyard Garden with BBQs and picnic benches. The Granary has 4 double and twin rooms, a kitchen and lounge with dining area and areas to BBQ and eat al-fresco. Close to village pub with a good reputation for it’s food, drink and music evenings. Lovely area for cycling or walking with areas to walk without getting too muddy. We also have a large field for outdoor games such as football and rounders etc. There is also ample opportunity to view some of the spectacular wildlife that frequent the area.
Accommodation in rural Kent re-opening from 12th April 2021. Ideals for staycations and short breaks.
March 5th 2021
The great value cottage at Palace Farm is available to a single household from 12th April. Our Courtyard rooms with private shower are all available to book from 17th May. Beautiful location with lots of lovely walking and cycling routes past pubs. Close to Faversham and an easy drive for visits to the coast.
The Granary self catering cottage has 4 bedrooms and can be hired by one household. After 17th May this will increase to 2 households, or 6 people from many households.
Our Courtyard rooms with private shower are all covid approved and available to book from 17th May. We are not sure if we can open the kitchen and lounges but will do if this is government approved. Please phone us to talk this over as the guidelines will change from time to time.
Kent, an ideal place to spot a collared dove
October 8th 2020
In fast changing times it’s good to retreat and take some time for the simple pleasures. Early mornings with the birds is certainly a favourite here.
The calm atmosphere and lovely scenery compliment each other spectacularly. Come to Palace Farm Hostel, spend some time with yourself. The Collared dove is a wonderful sight with an interesting past. The bird was not actually native to the UK, coming from as far afield as Turkey and beyond, but in the mid 1950’s the bird was breeding in Norfolk and has been here ever since.