Ramsden Farm

Benenden, Kent
Bed & Breakfast


Easy to relax here... A charming host, Aga breakfasts, log fire, sunny bedrooms and walks in the Garden of England. Guests just love it

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The views across the Wealds are stunning! These former farm buildings have been renovated with flair, and Sally has created a gorgeous, comfortable home. Unhurried, very good breakfasts are eaten in the huge kitchen by the jaunty lemon Aga, and floor to ceiling glass doors open on to a wooden deck; spill outside on warm days. After a hearty walk you can doze in front of a tree-devouring inglenook. Find lovely sunny bedrooms with more of that view from each, natural colours, tip-top mattresses and the crispest white linen – chocolates too; bathrooms have travertine marble and underfloor heating. Friendly, spoiling and completely peaceful.

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
  • 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

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

Check in
4pm
Check out
10.30am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Pub 1 mile.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Singles £85-£110.
1 Twin
From £95
1 Double
From £95
1 Double
From £95

Reviews

Sally and Simon epitomise the very best of English B&B hosts. Living in a superb farmhouse set in a wonderful location. Nothing is too much trouble - every want is anticipated. We shall be going back for more - thats for sure. We have no hesitation in giving this luxury accommodation our full and unqualified recommendation.

John, Kingsdown

An excellent stay in a beautiful home, filled with interesting artwork and quirky objets. Sally made us most welcome and accommodated all six of us comfortably, seating us by a roaring fire on cold, stormy nights and, when the sun finally appeared, opening wide the magnificent bi-fold doors to access the stunning verandah. With the addition of the usual high Sawday standards of comfort this was a great stay surrounded by the delightful Kent countryside.

Jane, Loughborough

We have just returned from a fantastic weekend at ramsden farm. Sally is a wonderful host and her home is everything you could could wish for in a B&B. It really is a great place to stay.

Christine, London

Gem of a B&B, our own idea of paradise. Amazing house with lots of interesting nooks and crannies, intriguing art work and a lovely garden and terrace with a fabulous view over the Kentish countryside. Rooms are beautifully furnished with little extras, like fresh flowers lovingly added. On arrival, Sally greeted us with tea and the most delicious freshly-baked cake. We could not imagine a warmer welcome. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair. Sally is a most gregarious host, nothing is too much to ask, she even helped us making dinner reservations. We loved it and will definitely be back!

Corinna, Oxford

Wow! What a stunning house & location not to mention the warmest of welcomes from Sally. Tea and cake on the decking on arrival overlooking the stunning Kent Countryside. Rooms are tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Freshly cut flowers in our room and attention to detail everywhere. Breakfast was delicious with a huge choice. The house was beautiful but Sally's hospitality made our weekend extra special & one we won't forget in a hurry. Oh & hot air balloons drifting over in the evening whilst being made very welcome to enjoy Sally's garden with our wine. Will be coming back for sure!

Sarah, Essex

Sally is a great b&b host.She welcomed us with a smile and tea and cake in her lovely kitchen. Our breakfasts were well prepared on the yellow Aga and we enjoyed dining in the spacious kitchen overlooking the garden and countryside. Ramsden Farm is spacious and our room was comfortable and tastefully decorated. Nice little touches were chocolate biscuits on the tea tray,fresh flowers ,and a chocolate! Ideally placed to visit gardens and vineyards. We will return and enjoyed our stay very much.

Dorothy, Ottery st mary

A beautiful place to stay, even in winter, so it must be stunning in the summer! Sally is the ideal host - friendly and very helpful (she sent us a comprehensive list of nearby pubs and restaurants) Glorious garden, with views through the folding doors, down to the coast. Bedrooms very comfortable and underfloor heating in our bathroom, which we have never had before. Sally is very inventive and there were all sorts of individual touches .e.g an old copper was the basin. Homemade jams for breakfast and Sally provided the requested gluten - free bread and almond milk.

Sally, Chesham

This is a lovely peaceful place to stay. The rooms and bathrooms are pristine and many charming touches add to Sally's warm welcome. The breakfasts were beautifully served and cooked with a wide choice. We would gladly return to view more of the lovely gardens in this area. Thank you again Sally for a most enjoyable stay.

Joanne, Northamptonshire

The most amazing place with the most amazing host. Sally made us feel at home and as if we had known her for years. She was so helpful. Beautiful accommodation and grounds. Peaceful and relaxing! Will definitely be back.

Lynn, Moneymore

As we drove away after a five night stay I remarked to my partner that it had been a perfect break. Any improvement? Being formerly in education she said she would award a distinction. The website of the owner Sally and the Sawdays details provide a fulsome , accurate description of the property and experience of staying at the farmhouse so I will just add ------ Beautiful building with well equipped rooms ,wonderful views and attractive surroundings. Many interesting places to visit. Sally is an endearing, charming and helpful host and we look forward to staying at Ramsden Farm again.

David, Dorset

What a place - and so well thought through. Superior. Lots of little touches that make you feel at home. Definitely to be recommended

M, Tunbridge wells

This is a fantastic place to stay ! Gorgeous rooms, dreamy linens, super friendly hostess and fab breakfast ! We will go there again for sure! Loved it!

Maddy, Petersfield

Outstanding experience at Sally's farmhouse. Fro and Biscuit greeted us on arrival with Sally. Our group of five including a very well behaved five year old girl and future mother-in-law (!) thoroughly enjoyed the artful interior of this beautiful designed historic converted farmhouse - a touch of brilliant Bloomsbury in beautiful Benenden. Excellent full cooked British breakfasts were enlivened with chats with charismatic Sally. Highly recommend. Thank you. James and Berenice PS Let's not forgot Simon one of the masters of this wonderful conversion

James

What can I say; views to die for, every attention to detail, rooms better than a five star hotel, friendly host with lots of style. A gorgeous house in a great rural location with plenty to do in the surrounding area. Highly recommended.

Jane

I and my 2 daughters and 3 bridesmaids spent 2 nights at Ramsden farmhouse during my daughters wedding weekend, I can honestly say Sally made everything perfect for us, nothing was too much trouble, the rooms and breakfast are absolutely fantastic, tip top standard.All of us could not recommend it more highly.

Liz

My partner, my mother and I stayed three nights here: my mother in the double en-suite and my partner and I in the room with the super-king size bed with separate bathroom. Both were immaculate and luxurious, as is the rest of the house. The view is wonderful, the countryside divine, the pubs idyllic, and the breakfast absolutely top notch, but Sally's warmth, kindness and friendliness trumps all else. We cannot recommend Ramsden Farmhouse too highly. Thank you so much, Sally! The 'banana burglars' send every good wish your way.

Christine

We had such a warm, friendly welcome from Sally that we felt immediately at home. The farmhouse is stunning and so romantic, with beautiful views and quirky details. Very peaceful and cosy, fabulous breakfasts! Sally's recommendations were spot on - there's great pubs only minutes away, especially The Bull who do great pies. We'd return in a heartbeat!

Lucy

We so enjoyed our stay in this immaculate and luxurious accomodation. We felt welcomed and fussed over. It will be worth a stay just to experience the breakfast. You must see the ensuite wow what a wash basin luxury gone wild. We did consider stealing the bed because it was sooooo comfortable. Kent countryside at its silent best. Don't take our word for it go and see for yourself.

Graham

Our stay at Ramsden Farm was delightful and far exceeded our expectations. Despite some bad weather which accompanied us on each day of our visit, Sally's warm and caring personality brightened up the rainy mornings; her breakfasts were among the best we have ever tasted, cooked to perfection on her sunny yellow aga. Sally welcomed us as house guests into her stylish and comfortable home and we felt immediately at home and rather special too! Our room was beautifully presented with a most comfortable and relaxing bed and ultra stylish bathroom. A fabulous stay and we cannot wait to go back!

Jeanne

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sally Harrington

  • Love Gardens? We are surrounded by them. The world famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens of Vita Sackville West fame is only 3 miles away & Great Dixter, the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd is 7 miles away.
  • Love food? The West House in Biddenden is a Michelin Star restaurant 10 minutes away. Kent is known as the Garden of England with good reason, and here in the most picturesque of locations sits a restaurant which celebrates the region’s prime terroir.
  • Miles of sandy beaches at Camber Sands - only 35 minutes away.
  • Ancient smugglers' haunt of Rye, with its harbour and winding cobbled streets, is 30 minutes away.
  • Take a step back at time and ride on the steam railway at Tenterden - 3 miles. Or visit the famous Pantiles of Royal Tunbridge Wells are 35 minutes away.
  • I have a self-catering in cottage that sleeps 6 if you have a large party that you want to accommodate.