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.
Chilham Farm Shop
With a farm and plant shop just outside the heart of the village, and the Post Office in the village, they can provide for all of your everyday needs including a full range of local produce, pet food and newspapers/magazines.
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.
Macknade Fine Foods
Macknade Fine Foods has been running in Faversham for over 170 years with ever-increasing success. What started life as a family farm is now one of the UK’s leading food halls, set over a thriving 10,000sqft.
With the only certified butcher of pasture-fed meat in East Kent and a famous delicatessen counter housing over 200 kinds of cheese, it’s certainly worth a visit. Don’t miss the on-site café, which is renowned for its great coffee, brunch & deli platters, made using ingredients all sourced within the shop