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.


  • 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 £18.50-£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, has a pub within walking distance and is on the available autumn half term page, the IHUK signage page and the Hostels with Camping map.


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

Palace Farm Hostel has availability for individual families and for groups up to 30 people this half term.

October 14th 2019

Palace Farm has family rooms and 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. Close to village pub and a Tea Room, both do cooked breakfasts. 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.

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.

Late Availability

“Truly 5 star” Accommodation in the North Kent Downs Area of Natural Beauty

September 8th 2019

To keep the nature in the North Kent Downs beautiful, all activities on the farm and the hostel are done in the most sustainable way possible- they even won a Green Tourism Gold award for the hostel.

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.

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?


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.

Faversham Christmas Market near Palace Farm
Palace Farm Hostel Doddington Sittingbourne Faversham Kent

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