Palace Farm Hostel, Down Court Road, Doddington, Sittingbourne / Faversham, Kent, ME9 0AU

Call Graham and Liz Cuthbert on 01795 886200


Palace 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.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.


  • 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.
  • Booking:

  • 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 Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals, is a Green Business Award Winner and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the IHUK signage page, the Hostels with Camping map and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.

It has availability at Autumn Half Term, February Half Term, Easter, May Bank Holiday, Spring Bank Holiday and Whitsun Half Term and August Bank Holiday.


cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
pClothes washing facilities
8Green Tourism Award: Gold
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
4VisitEngland Quality Assured


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News & Offers from Palace Farm Hostel

Availability in rural Kent this Autumn w0w0. Ideals for staycations and short breaks.

August 13th 2020

Great value, 4 bedroom, self catering accommodation in The Granary at Palace Farm. Available from 24th August to 8th September and other dates in September. Beautiful location with lots of lovely walking and cycling routes past pubs. Close to Faversham and an easy drive for visits to the coast, Canterbury, Leeds Castle and Rochester.

We have availability in the Granary for small group/family bookings from Monday 24th August to Tuesday 8th September, then 14th September for 4 nights.  Also Saturday 19th September to end of the month.  Sleeps up to 9 with 2 x twin rooms, 2 x double rooms, one with an extra single bed.

Our guest enjoy walking or cycling nearby, we have some lovely routes with maps, some go past good pubs for food, to suit all abilities.

Others take their bikes or go walking at Kings Wood at Challock, Bedgebury Pinetum or Bewl Water where there are set routes

Others go to the coast, visit Canterbury or the McArthur Glenn retail outlet at Ashford, Leeds Castle, Rochester and Castle or Dover Castle.  Some visit one of the many nature reserves; Oare, Elmley Ferry, Stodmarsh, The Blean and The Woodland Trust’s Hucking Estate, to mention just a few.

self catering cottage at palace farm

Palace Farm Hostel near Favisham in Kent is open.

July 18th 2020

Our Courtyard rooms with private shower rooms are all available to book. Breakfasts will be provided with each room having a kettle, a compliments tray, and a Croissant or similar for each guest. We will not open the kitchen for the moment. and the lounges will be open only if we are confident that social distancing can always be maintained. Please phone us to talk this over as the guidelines will change from time to time.

Our cleaning schedules will be as thorough as ever, but we will be deep cleaning between guests to ensure your safety.

Palace Farm Hostel Doddington Sittingbourne Faversham Kent

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April 29th 2020

Follow for stunning photography of the Kent wildlife and updates on the Cuthbert’s gradual preparation for guests.

A message from Palace Farm:

“We miss our guests and would like to assure them that we will ride the storm out and hope to see them once again -We’ll Meet Again!”

Palace Farm Hostel Doddington Sittingbourne Faversham Kent

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