Bed & Breakfast

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Special offer: Free bottle of Wine for more than one night stay

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
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 £85
1 Twin
From £80


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

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.


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

Paul, Colchester

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.