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 arable and fruit 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 (cycle hire available £10 a day) 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 and groups. 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. This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:39: 1x8, 1x6, 2x5 (family room), 1x4, 1x3 and 4x2
Open:All year. 8am to 10pm flexible, please ask.
Price per night:From £18-£37.50 pp (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
Faversham Christmas Market
November 29th 2018
Make a weekend of it with a stay at Palace Farm Hostel
Faversham Christmas Market is held in the marketplace by the Guildhall, the popular annual event takes place on Sunday November 25, Sunday December 9 and Sunday December 16 will be packed with stalls and carol singing.
What a great excuse for a visit to the picturesque North Kent Downs? Palace Farm Hostel provides warm 5 star self catering accommodation on a working farm just five miles from Faversham. Twin, double and family rooms are available from £18 per person. Bedding and breakfast are included and the hostel has a Green Tourism Gold award.
Turtle Doves at Palace Farm Hostel
July 6th 2018
…and a partridge in a pear tree! Palace farm truly is an outstanding place to view wildlife including some of the last turtle doves on the British Isles.
Did you know that we are one of the few places in the British Isles where you can still see and hear Turtle Doves.
Find out more about the wildlife on Palace Farm here.
Palace Farm: “Truly 5 star”
July 21st 2017
Doesn’t this sound like the perfect base to explore the picturesque North Kent Downs?
Sometimes, its all in the details and Palace Farm Hostel in North Kent seem to have that covered.
Yes, it is on an a working farm in the North Kent Downs AONB. So far, so bucolic. But look more closely. The garden and patio is beautifully kept. The interior is a very high standard – cleanliness is a recurring theme in their reviews. The en-suite rooms cater for disabilities. Bedding and breakfast are included. The owners are keen that their activities on the farm and the hostel are done in the most sustainable way possible, that’s why they’ve won a Green Tourism Gold award for the hostel.
No wonder one of their reviewers wrote:, “With Liz and Graham as your hosts, the nicest people you could wish to meet, you can’t go wrong. Truly five star accommodation.”
Doesn’t that sound like a perfect base to explore the picturesque downs on foot or by cycling? The group in the picture seem to think so.