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Last updated: 03 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

Three miles outside Canterbury, Bridge Place is an impressive Jacobean mansion with a colourful history – in recent decades, it was known for hosting rock and roll parties and gigs, including Led Zeppelin. 

This is a quirky, character-filled establishment, from the seven Hop Picker’s Huts that sit on stilts alongside the river, providing tranquil, waterfront accommodation, to the Potting Sheds, which double as spa treatment rooms. 

The kitchen has a strict sourcing policy – everything comes either from the kitchen garden, or within a 25-mile radius – and the lunch and dinner menus change each day, according to what’s available.  

A sexy, sophisticated bolthole, with food to die for.

Surrounding area

Set down a private drive off a quiet country lane, just outside the village of Bridge, this is a tranquil, rural retreat – you’re immersed in countryside as soon as you step outside the door.  Bridge is an easy stroll away if you fancy a bit more life, with a picturesque high street and two pubs. 

The charming medieval village of Chilham is fifteen minutes’ drive, the pretty seaside of Sandwich is twenty-five.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Kent, United Kingdom (UK)

Facade of Canterbury Cathedral illuminated at night

A character-filled, historic and lively town rich in British history dating back to Roman times. The spectacular cathedral is the home of the Church of England.