Palace Farm Hostel, Down Court Road, Doddington, Sittingbourne / Faversham, Kent, ME9 0AU
Call Graham and Liz Cuthbert on 01795 886200
Eco hostel and camping near Faversham in KentPalace 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 £16-£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.
- 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.
- Long Distance Walks Trans Euro Trail
Individuals welcome Camping Accessible to disabled people Accommodation for Cyclists Eco Hostels IHUK Signage
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable August Bank Holiday 2022 Available Autumn Half Term 2022 Available for Christmas 2022 Available New Year 2022 / 2023 Available February Half Term 2023 Available Easter 2023 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2023 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2023
r Accessibility Info
Access: Our main entrance has step free access, all doors throughout the hostel are 840mm wide. Bedroom: We have one bedroom which is fully wheelchair accessible. Toilet: There is a wheelchair accessible toilet with a wet floor shower and grab rails. ..Click for photos and more
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Palace Farm Hostel achieved what they thought was impossible this year…
February 16th 2022
Although bike rides are lovely, seldom do they reap such wonderful and unexpected results.
Graham, manager at Palace Farm Hostel was out on a bike ride one day when he bumped into his local counciller at a village cafe, they got talking over lunch and Graham discovered his hostel was eligible for a Clean Growth Grant provided by the government!
In the weeks to follow, Graham and his hostel were awarded with the highest grant meaning he could build what he previously thought could only be a pipe dream! The hostel had funding to help build solar panels and an electric car charging point. Palace Farm Hostel is now the proud new owner of thirty 400w solar panels. Ten on the campsite toilet roof and twenty on a south facing hostel roof.
This had been on the hostel’s wish list for at least 10 years but due to the cost they thought it could never be achieved
Who could have thought such good fortune would have come from an ordinary bike ride!
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.
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.