With wide open space, rolling hills, glorious greenery and magnificent countryside in abundance, take a deep breath of fresh air and feel your mind and body unwind with a visit to wonderful West Kent. Steeped in romance and history and bursting with incredible food & wine, it’s the perfect destination for a romantic getaway for two…
Explore Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
While away a morning with a romantic stroll around the Riverhill Himalayan Gardens near Sevenoaks - a relaxing haven of stunning gardens, breath-taking views and dotted with contemporary sculptures. Don’t miss the walled rose gardens or the spectacular carpets of Bluebells in Spring or the magnificent Edwardian Rock Garden - truly special sights to behold. Grab some refreshments from the delightful café on site and find a spot on a quiet bench to sit back, enjoy a heavenly slice of homemade cake and just take it all in. Bliss!
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
An afternoon and night at Hever Castle & Gardens
Let your very own fairy tale play out at the Hever Castle Luxury B&B as you live like royalty for the night. Nestled in the glorious Kent countryside, this indulgent and luxurious Tudor-style hotel boasts sumptuous fabrics, rich panelled walls, beautiful roll-top baths and crisp linens. Spend your afternoon delving into 700 years of Hever history at the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, taking in the magnificent moats, challenging mazes and award-winning gardens, before heading back to the hotel for an evening of luxury and elegance. It has everything from perfectly preened English country gardens, lake views, immaculate grounds and even a moat and drawbridge…talk about a fairy tale castle dream come true!
Hever Castle & Gardens
A stroll through Great Comp Gardens
Just a short country drive away and you’ll find another morning of fantastic flora and fauna on offer at Great Comp Gardens -an eccentric hideaway with an Italian Garden, historic ruins to explore and one of the best displays of Magnolias, Azaleas, Salvias, Crocosmias, Dahlias in the region. Browse for plants at the on-site nursery specialising in Salvias before heading to the delightful Old Dairy Tearooms for the tastiest homemade cake (yes, more cake - always more cake!) in the area. For something a little different, check out their huge variety of special events including open air Shakespeare performances, summer fairs and early morning mindfulness sessions in the stunning gardens.
Great Comp Garden
An afternoon at Hush Heath
For a real Kentish treat, an afternoon at one of Kent’s finest wine producers – the family-run Hush Heath Winery – is not to be missed. Home of the award-winning Balfour Brut Rosé, Hush Heath is open year-round to visitors and wine lovers to dine, enjoy the vineyards and experience a whole host of tours and tastings. Hidden away in prettiest countryside setting near Staplehurst, the estate produces one of England's most iconic and exclusive sparkling wines using the 'méthode traditionelle'. Visitors can stroll through the estate’s beautiful vineyards, apple orchards and ancient oak woodlands before sampling a range of delicious wines in one of the many tasting and tour experiences on offer. Receive an expert wine education with a tutored tasting, discover the stories of the Balfour Family with a full estate tour or just stroll the sun-kissed vines before enjoying a crisp glass of wine on the stunning decked terrace.
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