Oakside Lodge B&B

UK England South East England Kent Canterbury

01227 788 466   Oakside Lodge, Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9AX

  • Five Guest Rooms
  • Comfortable Boutique B&B
Bed and breakfast rooms at a woodland lodge just outside Canterbury

The great thing about Oakside Lodge is its location, location, location. We say it three times, not just because tradition dictates it, but because there are at least three location-related reasons that make this guest house a fantastic place to stay. Firstly, it’s less than three miles from historic Canterbury. Secondly, despite its proximity to the city, it has a rural setting on the edge of an ancient woodland. And, thirdly, it’s easily accessed from the A2 which provides a direct link to London in one direction (60 miles) and to Dover in the other (20 miles). All this is not to mention that it’s also less than 10 miles from the charming seaside town of Whitstable.

This small independent hotel’s place in the world makes it as good for stopovers on long journeys south or to Europe as it is for city breaks and weekends away. Sitting within grounds owned by hosts Stuart and Georgiana, rooms offer comfy beds, en-suite bathrooms, Freeview TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities. Easily equal to the big-brand hotel rooms you might find in the city centre, but with just five rooms in a timber-clad lodge building, it has a pleasing intimacy that more commercial places lack. Indeed Stuart and Georgiana's personal touch is present everywhere – from the welcome you’ll receive to the hearty English breakfast they cook you each morning, featuring their own home-reared bacon and sausages.

It’s also a tranquil place to escape to after your day’s exploring and a great place to start your day. The breakfast room and its deck looks over Oakside’s treehouse room – Tree Tops – and a back garden that stretches for five acres into the trees of Blean Woods, which you’re welcome to wander through, making sure to say hello to Stuart and Georgiana’s pigs as you pass.

This green and rural setting belies just how close Oakside Lodge is to Canterbury’s historic sights, little more than a five-minute drive away. Plus there’s a bus stop about 30 metres down the road. Stuart has plenty of tips on where to go, although they hardly need explaining. People have been making pilgrimages to Canterbury for well over a thousand years, and its ancient centre, museums and of course its cathedral could keep you busy for longer than you’re likely to be staying for. So you might just have to plan a return.



Open all year.


Double rooms from £89 a night including breakfast.


Contact Website  01227 788 466  Oakside Lodge B&B, Oakside Lodge, Upper Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent CT2 9AX

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Getting There

From London use the A2/M2 to head towards Canterbury. At the end of the M2 at Brenley Corner roundabout, take the fourth exit and continue to follow signs for the A2 towards Canterbury. After just over four miles, leave the A2 on the slip road for Upper Harbledown and Chartham Hatch. Oakside Lodge and Treehouse are signposted on the left soon after. Canterbury West is the closest railway station, just three miles from site. There is a taxi rank outside.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews


Lovely place, we’ll definitely book again

We wanted something different for our stay, rather than your run-of-the-mill chain hotels, especially as we have a 2-year-old, and Oakside Lodge didn’t disappoint. The location is beautiful, with lovely outdoor space to explore. Accommodation was ideal for the three of us, comfy and cosy. Breakfast was excellent too.
Aug 9, 2023 by Nicola


Great location for exploring Canterbury. The host was very welcoming and helped us to where we should eat. We had a lovely full English breakfast.
Jul 19, 2023 by Hanne


Excellent breakfast. Very friendly host.
Apr 28, 2023 by Alison


Such a friendly and helpful host. He really went the extra mile on service.
Jan 16, 2023 by Jacqui

Excellent stay and great value for money. Super friendly and great breakfast.

Lakeside Lodge was in a great location for Canterbury. It felt like you were in the middle of the countryside but only a short trip into Canterbury. The host Martin was very helpful and friendly. The outside veranda was so cute and with a lovely outlook. We sat out and had drinks, so relaxing. The beds were super comfy. Nice big white towels. Breakfast was exceptional. Lots of choice followed by a very tasty full English with their own sausages, some the best we’ve had. Highly recommend.
Dec 24, 2022 by Joanna

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