Northwood Lodge

Herne Bay, Kent
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1227 741371

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


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Emma is happy to share her friendly home. Bedrooms have pretty beds and rugs on painted floors; the huge shared guest bathroom is gorgeous: freestanding bath, fluffy towels, scented lotions, a jug of flowers. A delicious vegetarian breakfast is served in the big, bright kitchen. You can settle in the drawing room for a film/dinner night (book beforehand), and there’s another sitting room with heaps of books, an open fire and large antique mirrors. Head out for seaside walks, the delights of Whitstable and the beautiful town of Faversham with its medieval market place; Canterbury and Margate with the Turner, trendy shops, and Dreamland, are a short drive too. Dogs are very welcome as long as they don’t chase the cats!


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on bank holiday weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfasts are vegetarian. Dinner (vegetarian or fish) from £25; dinner and movie from £35. Pubs/restaurants 5 miles.


Nightly price
from £110
2 Doubles
From £110



We stayed at Emma's gorgeous coach house with our two daughters. Even in a damp autumn the gardens are beautiful and our girls were charmed by the resident cats. We had a fabulous stay - great breakfast, good quality sheets, warm house despite the generous size of the rooms and comfortable beds. Emma gave us great restaurant recommendations which were much appreciated and we enjoyed a visit to the nearby Wildwood Trust.

Irena & Toby, London

Words cannot adequately describe how wonderful our stay was this weekend. Emma's exquisite home is beautiful beyond measure. We didn't want to leave. The house is matched by the heavenly garden, the beds are so comfortable that my daughters have insisted they have never slept so well. Emma is the most utterly charming, thoughtful, kind and funny host. We could quite happily have taken her home with us. She made us all feel totally welcome and went above and beyond in making sure we had a gorgeous weekend. We can't recommend Emma and Northwood Lodge highly enough.

Jessica, London

An exquisite garden and utterly charming hostess are just two of the draws to this beautiful place. I was made to feel so welcome and I just loved the whole experience so much that I’m going back in the Autumn. A wonderful place to stay. Thank you Emma x

Lou, London

Beautiful house and room which was very stylishly decorated and comfortable. Welcoming and fascinating host who provided a wonderful breakfast and conversation. Thank you!

Georgina, London

What a lovely welcome from a very thoughtful host in a super house. Emma could not have been more obliging, steering us in all sorts of directions for food, drink, walks and culture for our long weekend in the charming Herne Bay area. Great breakfasts and topped off with a home-cooked evening meal as the precursor to watching a very current movie on a screen almost as big as a cinema! Thanks Emma!

Bill and Maria, Derby

As soon as we left we were planning our return. Totally idiosyncratic and charming house and beautiful country garden. After a restful night on an exquisitely comfortable bed, we were treated to fabulous breakfast provided by Emma who is both warm and accommodating. Cannot recommend this highly enough.

Rachel, Brighton

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!


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.


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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.