Bore Place

UK England South East England Kent Sevenoaks

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family-Friendly
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
Beautiful holiday cottages in the heart of the Kent countryside.
Deep in the heart of the Kent countryside, in the upper Medway valley, Bore Place is the ultimate rural retreat, a 500-acre organic dairy farm and market garden that is also home to some rather special holiday accommodation – everything from free-range glamping to three fabulous holiday properties, two of which are perfect for large groups and family gatherings.

It's a beautiful spot by any standards, with views across the valley, woods full of wildlife and home to stunning walks, spectacular summer sunsets and a perfect location in the heart of the Kent Downs, just outside the perfectly preserved Tudor village of Chiddingstone. However, Bore Place is much more than just a farm: not only does it have its own holiday accommodation, it's also an environmental charity that pioneers renewable energy, sustainability and food provenance; they run courses and workshops, yoga retreats and it's a popular place to get married. No wonder – there aren't many locations as idyllic this close to the capital.

Of the two large properties, sleeping 25 and 19 people respectively, Bore Place House is a lovely redbrick Jacobean house with 12 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a big comfy sitting room with an open fire, a further sitting room with a wood-burner and a large well-equipped kitchen and dining room. It's surrounded by formal gardens with terraces and ponds, lawns and lovely, well-tended borders. The slightly smaller 19th-century Old Stables, nearby, has 11 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is more accessible to wheelchair users, and has access to a courtyard garden. Finally, across the courtyard from the Old Stables, the Small Barn has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchenette and sitting room with a wood-burner, and is ideal for small groups or a family of four.

There's a built-in sense of occasion at Bore Place, but you don't need a special occasion to come here – far from it. You can explore the sumptuous grounds on foot (they have downloadable maps and routes), visit the local villages or hire a bike and cycle to nearby Bough Beech reservoir, which is run by the Kent Wildlife Trust and is a haven for birdwatchers. In short, it's a great place for Londoners to escape to the country if they don't want to go far.

The Owner Says

Bore Place is surrounded by beautiful countryside but is also ideally located for visiting attractions like Chartwell, Hever Castle, Penshurst Place &  Leeds Castle. The 500-acre estate itself is organically managed and consequently is teaming with wildlife. There is a series of walks straight from the door.
There are three properties to choose from sleeping 4 - 25, or for large groups, all the houses can be rented together.
Bore Place is a centre of sustainability and a non-profit organisation. All profits are ploughed back into our educational programmes connecting young people with nature and the outdoors.

Our favourite spot

The site is suitable for families as well as large groups. We also regularly host parties and weddings as well as corporate groups looking to get away from it all. 

The local area

The best thing about the local area is the wonderfully unspoilt countryside. There are fabulous walks to great country pubs but also an abundance of historical attractions to explore. We are also well situated for exploring the pretty shopping towns of Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells. 

Best local places to eat and drink

The Little Brown Jug is our nearest pub and can be walked to from Bore Place via fields and woodlands. It has great food and recently won the accolade of being the best place for Fish and Chips in the UK - they do a great vegan version too! 

Why stay with us?

We are a centre of sustainability with an organic dairy farm on-site. 

Accommodation

Three holiday cottages, one with 12 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (sleeping up to 25), another with 11 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (sleeping up to 19), and a third property sleeping 4 people (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms).

Price

Bore Place House from £960 per night

Old Stable from £500 per night

Small Barn from £65 per night.

Opening Times

Available all year.

Location

Contact Website Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Near Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR

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Getting There

Leave the M25 at junction 5 and follow the A21 southbound towards Sevenoaks, leaving at the exit signposted Sevenoaks A225/Hildenborough B245/Sevenoaks Weald. Take the second exit onto B245 southbound towards Hildenborough and Tonbridge and continue 2 miles, then turn right towards Leigh/Penshurst/Chiddingstone; continue straight on until you reach a T junction, then turn right onto the B2027 signposted Edenbridge.  Continue straight along B2027, through Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway; fter the village shop at Chiddingstone Causeway, take the third turning on the right, signposted ‘Bore Place’ and ‘Bough Beech Centre’, continue for a mile and then turn left into the drive.

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