Rock Farm House

Maidstone, Kent
Bed & Breakfast

Simple, traditional rooms with bedspreads and antiques. Eggs from the farm, homemade jams and a knowledgeable gardener at the helm


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This peaceful 18th-century Kentish farmhouse has ancient beams fashioned from ships’ timbers from Chatham dockyard. Escape from London by train and be here in about an hour.

Bedrooms have garden views and the room in the Victorian extension has two big windows that look eastwards to the glorious Kentish Weald. Sit by the old log fire in the dining room for a breakfast with free-range eggs from the farm, homemade jams and local honey. Well-fuelled you can then join one of the nearby walks that Sue recommends: Greensand Way, Wealden Way and Medway Valley.

Sue used to run a well-known nursery at Rock Farm. She knows which plants grow best in these alkaline conditions and her garden is open for the National Garden Scheme. An evergreen Berberis stenophylla provides a striking backdrop to the herbaceous border – 90-foot long. The bog garden below the house is filled with candelabra primulas, trollius, astilbes, day lilies, gunnera, lythrum, filipendulas and arum lilies flowering from April to July. In a further area – around two natural ponds – contrasting conifer foliage interplanted with herbaceous perennials is set against a backdrop of woodland.

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We think you'll love

  • Being shown round Sue’s beautiful two-acre garden
  • The comfortable traditional rooms
  • Walking along the river in the Medway Valley
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Home truths

  • One of the twin bedrooms has a bathroom down the hall
  • There’s no WiFi


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 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
Christmas Day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurant within 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £50.
1 Twin
From £100
1 Twin
From £100
1 Double
From £100


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The neighbourhood

Nettlestead is in the Medway Valley and you can walk into the village in about 25 minutes. Nettlestead Place is a stunning manor house used as a wedding venue and with open gardens. Maidstone and Tunbridge wells are the nearest big towns (about 15-minute drive). Further afield are Leeds Castle and Tenterden (about 25 minutes); Sissinghurst Garden is about 25 minutes – eat out at The Milk House inn after your tour.


Sue Corfe

Sue and her late husband moved to the farmhouse in the 1960s and brought up their children here; she ran a nursery and her husband farmed. She is still as energetic as ever and manages her garden pretty much on her own.