Northwood Lodge

Herne Bay, Kent
Bed & Breakfast


Victorian coach house with a relaxed feel and host who loves to cook. Veg from a knot garden, terrace for sunny breakfasts - film nights too

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Emma is happy to share her friendly home. Bedrooms have pretty beds and rugs on painted floors; the huge guest bathroom is gorgeous: freestanding bath, fluffy towels, scented lotions, a jug of flowers. A delicious breakfast with a dish of the day and homemade jam is served in the big, bright kitchen, or outside in the sun. You can settle in the drawing room for a film/dinner night (book beforehand), and there’s another sitting room with heaps of books, open fire and large antique mirrors. Head out for seaside walks, Whitstable Oyster Festival and Faversham with its medieval market place; Canterbury and Margate are a short drive too.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends & in high season. Children over 8 welcome.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner from £25. Dinner and movie from £35. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £110
Surcharges
Singles £85.
2 Doubles
From £110

Reviews

My sister and I went to stay at Northwood Lodge this Bank Holiday. Arriving in the late afternoon sunshine we met Emma in her kitchen Knot garden, the raised beds full of summer produce, it was a truly bucolic scene, after our stressful journey. Emma took us inside , we both fell in love with what we saw. Huge rooms stuffed with both French and English antiques, an interior design dream! We felt entirely spoilt! Breakfast was freshly squeezed juice, fruit, Musei, eggs and bacon. A real treat.We hardly needed to eat all day. Emma is lovely, great company and a fabulous host.

Alison, Stroud

We were wonderfully looked after during our two night stay at Northwood Lodge. Emma is a lovely, welcoming host who has created a very beautiful, comfortable place to stay and provides generous and delicious breakfasts.

Joe, Teddington

My Girlfriend and I were looking for a last minute getaway to Herne Bay for New Years eve and couldn't believe our luck when we stumbled upon this absolute gem of a property. A beautiful, spacious country house oozing lots of character and rustic furniture and decor. The house was immaculate and Emma was also extremely accommodating. We shared a glass of red to celebrate New Years and in the morning Emma cooked us a beautiful breakfast consisting of homemade muesli and yogurt, croissants and scrambled eggs on toast. Again, we absolutely loved our stay and hope to go back someday.

Lewis, London

We had a really pleasant stay at Northwood Lodge. It’s a lovely old house, full of character and in a quiet secluded spot. The owner, Emma, is a nice lady with plenty of interesting chat. She also made us an amazing breakfast with fresh veg from the garden that kept us going for the rest of the day.

Paul, London

Northwood Lodge is an exceptional B&B and we have already recommended it to friends. If we had understood quite how lovely the house - and more particularly Emma - is we would have stayed longer and also taken the opportunity for dinner and a film night. Emma is a great host and knowledgeable film executive. The experience would have been a pleasure and privilege.

Charlotte, Bath

Cheerful and welcoming home and hostess, deep pile comfort, glorious tasteful furnishings, a peaceful stay finished off with a five star breakfast and the best scrambled eggs ever!

Mary-ann, London

Northwood Lodge is beautiful and Emma is an utterly charming hostess. Breakfasts were plentiful and delicious and we were made to feel completely at home. We can't wait to go back and stay again.

Miranda, London

Thank you Emma for making our stay so perfect. Beautiful home, fantastic food and a great hostess - what more can we say other than we'd jump at the chance to stay here again. Sheena and Tania

Sheena, Maidstone

A fantastic stay at this unique place. Emma is extremely welcoming and the perfect hostess. She also makes scrumptious food - as well as interesting cooked breakfasts (fried goose egg on toast), it's a real treat to have a 3-course delicious evening meal as well. Particularly unique is Emma's proper cinema in the back room, with the very latest titles available. Emma knows her films! The home is beautiful, with some interesting and tasteful decoration, surrounded by attractive gardens. We really enjoyed visiting the coast - 30 mins to stunning beaches nr Margate (eg Botany Bay). A total find!

Aaron, London

Perfection! Northwood Lodge is laid back and beautiful, you instantly feel like you can kick-back and relax. Emma is very funny and charming and a super host. We arrived about 7 in the evening and she was in the middle of cooking our supper. With a glass of wine in hand, we plonked ourselves on a huge sofa and then later tucked-in to a luscious Stilton soufflé, roast chicken and poached pears - heaven! Breakfast just as lovely with freshly pressed juice, homemade yoghurt and meusli. Go if it's just the two of you or stay with friends for a private supper club. Bliss. The bestest of places.

Helen, Sheffield

What an amazing place to stay. The house is beautiful but also manages to be comfortable and cosy, and Emma looks after her guests with the right amount of attention - making sure we had everything we needed but also giving us plenty of time to relax and catch up (there is a separate sitting room for guests and with only two bedrooms this is perfect for a break with friends). Breakfast and dinner were delicious and Emma also recommended a great restaurant in Canterbury. I'm looking forward to another stay before too long!

Margaret, Ely

Emma was incredibly welcoming and nice and the house is delightfully furnished. Next time we'll try her dinners with film nights, but the breakfast was delicious and tastefully presented. Wonderful fresh grapefruit juice!

Rosalind

Visited Emma and her beautiful home for a long weekend - delicious breakfasts, beautiful gardens, lovely house and all in a great part of the world. Spent a lot of our time at nearby Whitstable and had a perfect getaway weekend - thanks Emma!

Sarah, London

Emma's hospitality was second to none! She prepared delicious meals and we enjoyed our 'film night' on the big screen whilst eating supper on our laps. Nothing was too much trouble and her knowledge of the local area was extensive. Her friendly, easy going manner combined with her decorative flair made our visit one to remember! Thank you, Emma.

Diane

This is a real gem of a place. It is not just the decor and furnishings which are sumptuous, but it is the whole experience: the breakfast was lovely, Emma could not do enough for us, she cooked us an evening meal which was to our specification and excellent (which meant that I could drink) and to cap it all she has a great film libray so my wife and I watched films all night cuddled up on the sofa, and eating with the food our laps. it was really exceptional

David

Northwood lodge is lovely. The house has been beautifully decked out and it's incredibly comfortable. I had one of the best night’s sleep in ages. Emma is a delight. She offered a glass of wine in the evening and even gave us a lift into town. Just about everything seems to be home baked, brewed/stewed/cooked and grown. For breakfast we had plum compote, yogurt and home-blended muesli followed by sausages, eggs and toast etc - it was very good. The whole stay was relaxed and charming. Keen to visit in the summer when the garden is in full bloom. Proximity to Whitstable is also a bonus.

Nick

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Emma Clarke

  • I live a 6 minute drive from the sea. It's wonderful to go for an early walk along the coast at Herne Bay or drive a little further, 10 minutes, to Whitstable. Fresh air, peace and lots of daft dogs to watch enjoying the beach.
  • My house is a 15 minture drive from historic Canterbury. There's a good mix of old and new and you can enjoy the history while shopping, exploring the history, or wandering the lanes to find somewhere nice for tea.
  • Whitstable is 10 minutes down the road. It is packed with great restaurants which I can fill you in on or advise you and help you book in advance as some of them get very busy. Also check out the unique and lovely boutiques and shops on Harbour Street.
  • The historic town of Faversham is 15 minutes away. It is excellent for antiquing. The first weekend of every month there is a food fair on Saturdays and an antique market on Sundays. It's a pretty town to explore and there's a creek for walks.
  • 25 mins down the road is Margate with the Contemporary Turner Gallery which has excellent exhibitions. Also lots of restaurants and vintage shops to rummage in. A little further down the coast is charming Broadstairs which has lots of Dickens history
  • My house is a great base to explore the South East Coast or go inland to famous gardens of Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Rye is also about 50 mins and a beautiful town to explore, antique and have lunch. This really is a very fine part of the world.