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A warm welcome and beautifully styled rooms – in a lovely rural location midway between Dover and Folkestone.

Alkham Court Farmhouse B&B

Meggett Lane South Alkham Dover Kent CT15 7DG 01303 892 056

We say

There’s nothing like staying on a farm, but it’s a fact that not all farmhouse B&Bs were created equal – indeed you’d be hard pushed to find a B&B anywhere, of any description, that comes up to the high standards of Alkham Court Farmhouse, which is one of our favourite B&Bs in this part of the world. They recently won a Tourism South East 'Beautiful South' awards not only for 'Best B&B' but also for 'Best Glamping" for their associated Greenhill Glamping business. 

Owned and run by Wendy Burrows and her husband Neil, they really have thought of every detail to make your stay more comfortable. They also really seem to genuinely enjoy sharing the delights of their Kentish farmhouse with other people – something that can't always be said of B&B owners generally. 

There’s a personal welcome on arrival, together with a slice of homemade cake, which you can enjoy in the garden or next to the wood-burner indoors depending on the season, and Wendy is always keen to share her favourite walks, cycle rides, sights and other nearby attractions, whether it's walking the White Cliffs of Dover or visiting Dover Castle, to some sublime hikes across the Kent Downs; she can even arrange for you to explore the nearby bridleways and footpaths on horseback if you’re so inclined.  Their barn also holds a sauna and hot tub for those who prefer to stay and relax.  They serve legendary and award-winning breakfasts – not to mention optional packed lunches and evening snacks. Like we said, they've thought of everything at Alkham Court...

What about the rooms? Well, there are just four guest rooms, three on the ground floor and one upstairs, each individually designed and furnished but all equipped with high-quality bed linen, robes and slippers, tea-making facilities and a Nespresso machine, still and sparkling mineral water, Freeview TV and a DVD player, a quality digital radio and mini fridge, – and (a nice touch, this) fresh flowers on arrival. Bathrooms are recently refurbished and have posh toiletries. On the ground floor, the Garden room has a country feel and a king-size bed and comfy chairs, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath, and can be joined with the next door Wisteria room for a family suite. Wisteria itself has a super king-size bed which can be changed to a twin and a lovely old-fashioned slipper bath and shower. Also on the ground floor is the spacious Pheasant room, a little more contemporary, with a hand-crafted super-king-size bed and generously proportioned walk-in shower.  A cosy hideaway upstairs is Badger room which has a super-king-size bed and a large en-suite shower plus a comfy sofa to loll about on.

We reckon there aren't many B&Bs to compare with Alkham Court, which is all in all one of the most luxurious places we know of to stay in this part of south east Kent. If only there were more B&Bs were like this...

They say

Are you looking for the wow factor?  Our guests are always taken-aback by our stunning views across our farm and the Kent Downs which you can enjoy from our Oak Room at anytime or just relaxing in our hot tub or in the garden!

The local area

Our guests love to walk along the famous 'White Cliffs of Dover' at any time of the year, which is just a 10 minute drive from our farmhouse, you can walk right along to South Foreland Lighthouse.  Dover Castle with its secret war time tunnels is a great day out as well.  We have maps you can borrow so if you'd like to explore our Alkham Valley we can recommend the best walks!  The historic city of Canterbury is just 20 minutes drive away for visiting the Cathedral, tours of the City on foot or river, discover the city's history or enjoy some great shopping.

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How much?

Doubles rooms with breakfast £140–£170 a night.

Facilities

  • Complimentary Stuff
  • DAB Radios
  • Dogs Welcome
  • DVD Players
  • Family rooms
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Activities
  • Boutique
  • Countryside
  • Family-Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Walking

Getting There

Coming from London on the M20, follow the signs to Dover after Junction 13; drive through the tunnels and exit on the A260 towards Canterbury/Folkestone. Turn left at the roundabout, head back over the motorway, then turn left to Alkham. Continue for approximately 2 miles and turn right into Meggett Lane; Alkham Court is on the right just before the top of the hill. Approaching on the A2,  follow the signs to Dover and when you reach a roundabout with McDonald’s take the 4th exit (Dover North/River and Temple Ewell); take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout  (River, Temple Ewell), then turn left after 100m turn, go through the Alkham village and turn left after the garden centre into Meggett Lane. 

When?

Open all year.

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