Our luxury hotels in Kent are the perfect base for countryside getaways in the Garden of England.
Whether you fancy a stay at 19th-century Brandshatch Place, one of the most luxurious spa hotels Kent has within its beautiful rolling countryside, or find yourself more attracted to the lakeside 19th-century charm of Chilston Park Hotel, you are guaranteed a wonderful stay at either of our country house hotels in Kent.
The county of Kent in the South East has plenty of fascinating history. England’s oldest county was once a separate kingdom but joined what we now know as the UK in the 8th century. Now, this sprawling area offers everything from historical buildings to ultra-modern art galleries to rolling hills ripe for exploration.
Best places to visit in Kent
Popular places to visit include Canterbury’s World Heritage site, which is home to one of England’s most important historical buildings, Canterbury Cathedral. There are also fairytale castles and stately homes that boast glorious gardens like Leeds Castle and Penshurst Place.
Adventures by the sea
If you venture out to Kent’s traditional coastal towns, you’ll find plenty to keep everyone busy. Some, like Margate, have been given a new lease of life thanks to modern attractions like the Turner Contemporary museum. Feeling brave? You could even take a dip in the water and try your hand at watersports like windsurfing and paddleboarding.
Exploring the Garden of England
And if you fancy getting back to nature, Kent’s 350 miles of coastline, as well as endless nature reserves and ancient woods, give you plenty of opportunities to lose yourself in the great outdoors.
Relax in Kentish countryside
There's no better place for some rest and relaxation time than when you are surrounded by the tranquil Kent countryside. If you're looking for spa hotels in Kent for some pampering, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa in Fawkham has a range of tempting ELEMIS treatments to refresh your mind and body.
Getting to Kent
With its super-fast links to London, Belgium and France, Kent is the gateway to Europe, making it easy to reach no matter where you are.
Luxury country house hotels in Kent
At Hand Picked Hotels, we have two of the most enticing luxury hotels Kent boasts within its borders. Both hotels offer idyllic countryside getaways due to their fantastic locations and surrounding grounds.
If you are planning a weekend break in Kent our luxury country house hotels promise the perfect place to stay. Discover original features in each of the enchanting bedrooms at Chilston Park, or visit one of the best spa hotels in Kent for a host of treatments delivered by our team of experienced spa therapists at Brandshatch Place.
Find out more about our luxury country house hotels in Kent:
- Chilston Park Hotel can be found in Lenham near Maidstone, just 45 minutes from the port of Dover
- Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa is located in Fawkham, just ten minutes from the M25
No matter which one catches your eye, our Hand Picked Hotels will make the ideal base for a weekend break in Kent, whether you’re looking to unwind or explore.