Capel Courtyard

Horsmonden, Kent
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1892 722769

Italianate house built by Jane Austen's forebears, now superbly renovated buildings around a fountain courtyard. Acres of gardens to roam


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

The NGS gardens are dreamy. There are several acres to explore and admire, including immaculate clipped box and topiary, brick, shingle and grass paths, mature trees and swathes of foxgloves; wander down to the benches in the far reaches and listen to the birdsong. Tables and chairs are set out in the summer.

There are two bedrooms in both the guest wing in the main house and the separate cottage. All is beautifully decorated; beds are topped with the best linen; cushions match sumptuous curtains. The cottage has a kitchenette and conservatory; browse the many books by the wood-burner in the sitting room. The guest wing has an enormous living room with a trio of sofas and a library.

If Georgina and Iain are away a nutritionist/cookery writer prepares breakfast: perhaps a healthy smoothie of the day, homemade granola, compote and sourdough, local cheese and a home-cooked special as well as a traditional English.

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We think you'll love

  • The attractive, very inviting bedrooms with peaceful leafy views
  • The gorgeous gardens, with plenty of space to wander and sunny spots to enjoy tea with a homemade treat
  • The comfortable, artistically furnished living spaces - lovely to return to after a day's exploring
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You should know

  • Capel Courtyard isn’t suitable for children
  • There are no TVs in the rooms or lounges but books and games


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Children over 12 welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 2 courses, £25, 3 courses, £30. Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £170
Singles from £145. Gym available, £10 per session.
4 Twin/doubles
From £170



The interior design is wonderful, so beautifully done, especially in the new rooms in the cottage. It's just perfect. It's an interesting building too, with a history that Georgina and Iain can tell you about. Very peaceful spot with a lovely garden and perfect for visiting lots of lovely gardens in Kent and East Sussex.

Alison, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You’re in hilly Kent countryside, a mile from Horsmonden. The house is at the end of a long drive behind electric gates. The village has a shop and pub, and there's a pub for dinner four miles away, in Matfield. It's a 10-minute drive to the nearest big town, Paddock Wood, which has trains into London (50 minutes) twice an hour. Tunbridge Wells and the gardens at Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Pashley Manor are all within 20-30 minutes.

Local points of interest from Georgina Stewart

  • So close to London but set in beautiful countryside with some of England's most stunning gardens within easy reach, such as Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Our gardens rival the best in Kent (according to our NGS visitors) and offer peace and tranquility
  • Built in 1860 this property oozes warmth and charm. Constructed in Wealden stone by the renowned Austen family and offering 10 acres of immaculate gardens to wander in
  • If you want to get away from it all and enjoy peace, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, this house and grounds is perfect for you. There are lot of lovely local walks, National Trust properties, Bewl Water and Bedgebury Forest all close by
  • Beaches at Rye, Hastings, Winchelsea all within easy reach (45 minutes). Lovely local restaurants to explore such as The Poet and The West House
  • There are good pubs to be found in Matfield, Goudhurst and Biddenden that cater for all tastes and budgets.


Georgina Stewart

Georgina and Iain have a passion for interior design, beautiful architecture and gardens. Restoring The Courtyard and its stunning gardens has been the focus of their attention since they came here and the result is a magical haven, tucked away in beautiful countryside. They both love the outdoors and want their guests to enjoy the lovely walking and cycling in this part of rural Kent.