|Tollgate House Bed and Breakfast Maidstone Tollgate House Bed and Breakfast, Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4NS|
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Tollgate House Bed and Breakfast
Telephone: 01622 738428
5 Star Rating from Food Standards Agency
Tollgate House in part dates from the era of George III who set up Toll Booths (or Turnpikes) to pay for the rerouting of the road (now the A20) from London via Ashford to Dover.
We are situated at the base of the North Downs, approximately half way between London and Dover. Thus we are in an ideal postion if you are coming to England or going to Europe, or, if you just want to explore the lovely County of Kent which is known as the "Garden of England". Kent boasts many Historic Houses, Castles, Ancient Monuments and beautiful Gardens.
Leeds Castle, the "Loveliest Castle in the World" as quoted by King Henry the VIII, is a few minutes drive away or, if you are feeling energetic, you can walk there.
Chatham Historic Dockyard, Dickens World Centre and the ancient City of Rochester with its Castle, Cathedral, Museums and attractive old high street are about 11 miles away.
Whitstable is an old Fishing Port and a charming old coastal town famous for its Oysters and Fish Restaurants.
The City of Canterbury with its famous Cathedral, ancient City Walls and attractive town with a thriving shopping centre and large modern Theatre is also within easy reach by car or train.
The old Cinque Port of Tenterden is an attractive small town on the edge of Romney marsh, where you can take a ride on a Steam Train to Bodiam Castle on the restored Railway.
Rye is an almost perfectly preserved Medieval Town which is no museum but is a living and thriving Town near Camber Sands. Camber has an extensive sandy beach bordered by sand dunes.
The Georgian Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the wonderful gardens at Sissinghurst are also worth a visit.
The places mentioned here are just a few of the many attractions Kent has to offer. En-route to all of them you will pass through lovely countryside and pretty villages.
Buses: There are Bus Stops just outside the house on the A20 to Maidstone and Ashford.
Trains: Bearsted village has its own train station with regular services to London Victoria and Ashford International Station.
Airports: Gatwick is about 45 minutes away, allow more time in rush hours, with Heathrow further round the M25.
Channel Crossings: The Euro Tunnel Shuttle terminal is about 20 minutes drive straight down the M20 from Junction 8.
Dover Ferry Terminals are approximately 45 minutes drive from M20 Junction 8.
Tollgate House is about 1 mile along the A20 from Junction 8 M20.
At Tollgate House we offer you a warm welcome. We have two comfortable en-suite bedrooms with hairdryers, Television and Tea and Coffee making facilities in each room. Special diets can be catered for, prior notice would be helpful. Guests have use of the conservatory and are welcome to sit in or explore our large garden and woodland which has bluebells in the springtime.
Children are welcome as one of our guest rooms can accommdate three.
We have a 5 star rating from the Food Standards Agency.
WiFi is available on request.
There is "off road" parking in front of the house.
Prices are as follows: This includes an English Breakfast
Family (triple occupancy): £70.00
We regret we have no facilities for credit or debit cards.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home which is on the edge of the charming old world village of Bearsted with its Pubs and Restaurants around the Village Green. In the summer times a cricket match may be seen in progress.
So why not break your journey here or stay longer to explore Kent from Tollgate House.
We are a non smoking house.
We hope you will enjoy a stay with us.