Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1227 830119

A modern bungalow that’s easy to be in with floral sofas and chairs, a beauty therapist hostess and a garden bursting with plants


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Rolling hills and woodland, long views over luscious Kent and a modern Scandia house brick-built from a Swedish kit. It is brilliant for wheelchair users and altogether easy and comfortable to be in, with floral-covered sofas and chairs and plain reproduction furniture. Alison, a beauty therapist and masseuse, is friendly and gracious. The house is so close to Dover that it is worth staying here for the night before the ferry. Perfectly designed, brilliantly executed – Alison’s garden has come along way since it was a field. She used to picnic here as a child and dream about living here… Now the garden is bursting with plants. By the front gate is a spring bed, then a purple bed leading to a white-scented border of winter flowering clematis and magnolias. The herbaceous border is a triumph – colours move from pinks, purples and blues through apricots, creams and whites to the ‘hot’ end. A little waterfall sits in the pond garden and rockery where hostas, ferns, gunnera, bamboo and lilac compete for space. Rejoice in the knowledge that someone who has achieved their dream is so happy to share it with others.


  • 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
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Occasional dinner £20. Pubs 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £60
Singles £60-£65. Dinner, B&B £20-£25 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available £10-£12 per person per night.
1 Single
From £60
1 Double
From £90
1 Twin
From £80



Comfortable, beautiful surroundings, excellent hostess. What more could one want?

Brian, London

We stayed for 4 nights at Alison‘s home and had a good time there. Every morning we were offered a nice and rich british breakfast, special wishes were friendly fulfilled. It was very nice to have talks with Alison and especially for our kids it was a good chance to get in touch with British life! They fell in love with Alison‘s two cute little spaniels Thanks for everything! Many regards Anne and Family

Annegret, Hamburg, Germany

Alison was welcoming warm, as are her two beautiful and friendly dogs ! Our accomodation characterful and comfortable ,every thing we needed . The views and garden were stunning ,as is the surrounding area. We can recommend with out hesitation .

Elizabeth Philip, South Australia

We stayed at Hornbeams for one night, and loved every minute of it. A wunderful place, close to Canterbury and Dover. Alison we would like to thank you for your hospitality and the pleasant conversations. We will surely recommend Hornbeams to all of our friends. Hopefully we will come back for a visit in the future.

Joris, Helmond

Warmly welcoming hostess. Beautiful setting in peaceful valley, peace and tranquillity abound. I would heartily recommend it to anyone.

Paul, Colchester

I have stayed with Alison several times before when traveling to/from France and always receive a warm welcome for both me and my dog. The house is in a quiet and picturesque setting with walks on the doorstep and the evening meal and breakfast are excellent.


Alison gave us a very friendly host. We enjoyed her comfortable house, the worderful garden and a good English breakfast. The access to the Ferry is in easy reach.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alison Crawley

  • Very peaceful location!
  • Only 7 miles from Canterbury City centre.
  • In a picturesque setting with Beautiful panoramic views of Kent Downs and wonderful walks.
  • Access to good local pubs and historic castles.
  • Excellent bird life in the Garden!
  • Many Historic castles local to the area.