The perfect retreat in which to relax. The cottages are situated on a quiet country lane which is the North Downs Way National Trail and Pilgrim’s Way to Canterbury: nestling in the Kent Downs ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and only ten minutes walk from Kings’ Wood and about 2,000 acres (400 hectares) of ancient woodland walks.
The Woolpack Inn
Here you can find a real gem; the 600 year old Woolpack Inn, situated in the heart of the village of Chilham.
The Inn is run by Terry Green, his wife Nicki, and they are passionate about delivering a warm and friendly experience to locals, walkers, travellers and diners. You can eat, drink and stay.
Shellys Tea Rooms
Delightful traditional tea rooms situated right on the main village square. In the Summer you can sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view of Chilham square and in the winter sit inside the cosy beamed interior and enjoy a bowl of homemade soup.
The Kings Head in Wye
A beautiful Kentish pub at the foot of the downs. The kings Head is about quality: quality of food, quality of services and quality of environment. A relaxed and friendly place to eat, drink and stay.
Mid Kent Fisheries
Offer a wide range of fishing to suite your needs and your pocket. Fees are kept low and once you have joined there are no hidden charges. We just want you to be able to plan your trip, turn up and enjoy your leisure time. There are a variety of venues to choose from – every visit can be a different experience.
Pike fishing is some of the best in the country as well as great specimen fishing for roach, rudd, bream, chub, barbel and all other coarse fish.
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Church faces the castle gates on the opposite side of Chilham square, it has an ancient and longstanding connection with the castle and it’s owners that continues to this day. The interior of St Mary’s is notable for some very fine memorials, many to members of the Digges family of Chilham Castle. The finest of these is the very grand monument to Mary Kemp, Lady Digges, who died in 1631. She was the wife of Sir Dudley Digges, who had the current Chilham Castle built beside the old Norman keep above the Stour.
The Friends of St Mary’s Church website has some fascinating historical information about the church and the history of the local area. If you would like to learn more it is well worth a visit.