A gem of a restoration in a blooming garden. Graham (film maker) and Yolanda’s home is one of the earliest Dutch-influenced buildings in east Kent, and you step inside to wonderful features at every turn: a striking brick hall floor, a Jacobean oak staircase, Graham’s artwork, oriental musical instruments, an elegant library. Inviting bedrooms, claw foot baths, and cushiony sofas in the sitting room add to the comfortable vibe. Breakfast includes a neighbour’s award-winning apple juice, best-sourced sausages, homemade jams, eggs from the hens. Graham and Yolanda exude cheerfulness and interest – it’s a treat to stay with them.