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Accommodation for families, couples or friends and groups of up to 30 in comfortable private en-suite rooms in converted farm buildings and a Campsite with Bell Tents in the heart of the Kent Downs AONB.

Why not stay somewhere a bit different? Palace Farm with its Courtyard and Granary has 10 all private en-suite rooms and guests have the use of lounge and kitchens. The Granary has its own private garden for the use of Granary guests with seating areas for alfresco dining and BBqs for guests use.
The Courtyard garden has lawns, a patio and a gravelled area with picnic benches and BBQs. It also has an undercover area with a ping pong table and football table which is open to all guests even Granary guests unless a group has exclusive use of the courtyard.

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Palace Farm is just a short walk from the beautiful village of Doddington, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you will find the Chequers Inn, a great pub for food and drinks and S W Doughty an award-winning butchers and delicatessen. 

The Kent Downs many small country lanes, footpaths, bridleways, and byways allow you to travel through a scenic mixture of woodland, pasture and farmland, making a great place to discover the wonderful mix of wildlife flora and fauna, either by car, on foot or by bicycle.  We have a good collection of maps to use with many local walks and cycle rides to suite all abilities.  This includes some informative self-guided walks and cycle rides which will allow you to discover more of the area.  Doddington, with the neighbouring villages of Newnham and Wychling, have a wonderful and well documented history, it is well worth discovering, stay with us to find out more.

There are several Country Estates with their large houses and manicured gardens close by, some open to the public.  Doddington Place has about 10 acres of garden and opens regularly throughout the spring, summer and autumn on Wednesdays and Sundays, and has a very popular tea room.  The house was built by Sir John Croft, famous as a Sherry and Port producer (Croft’s Original).  Sir John built many houses in the village and built the present Palace Farm, in about 1867, as a Model Farm, probably to impress any friends he entertained. 

There is a long history of farming in the area, a feature of which are some of the many Dean Holes, or Chalk Mines used to obtain chalk to sweeten farmland and for use as lime mortar for building houses and farm buildings including those at Palace Farm.  Many of the woods in the area are regularly coppiced as they have been for many centuries and the wood being used mostly for Chestnut Fencing. 

Doddington Church, with the unusual dedication to the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, has some 13th century wall paintings.  The church is mentioned in The Domesday Book.  At the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 Doddington, as part of The Hundred of Teynham, was gifted to Bishop Odo of Bayeux, William’s half-brother, but by 1084 it had reverted to the Crown.  One theory is that Palace Farm was built on the site of a Bishop’s Palace, maybe from that time?

The historic town of Faversham is just 7 miles by road and is famous for the Shepherd Neame Brewery.  For 400 years Faversham was a major gunpowder and explosives manufacturer and it is thought that the gunpowder used in the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo was made in the town. The town has its own Magna Carta, in fact it has quite a collection of different documents dating from the early 14th century many with original wax seals from the king of the time.  It is a Cinque Port and harbour that sits on Faversham Creek.  The creek, which is tidal, winds its way through the Oare Marshes on its way to the Swale Estuary which divides the Isle of Sheppey from the mainland.  The Oare Marshes reserve which is run by the Kent Wildlife Trust is very popular with birdwatchers.

The City of Canterbury, a half hours drive, with the country’s oldest Cathedral, is well worth exploring and historic Rochester, which has the second oldest Cathedral, also makes an interesting day visit. We are also only 10 miles from Leeds Castle, a beautiful, moated castle, once owned by King Henry the 8th, which has extensive gardens, a maize and a wonderful children’s playground.  Much of the county of Kent is surrounded by sea, there are many beaches to visit and many more smuggling tails to enjoy.

Green Tourism Gold Award winners.

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  • Check In Time: 17:00

Palace Farm Hostel

Twin Room

Sleeps: 2

Twin room with bunk beds, private and en-suite.
 Private en-suite room with bunk bed, sleeps either one or two people.  Includes simple continental breakfast.  All bed linen is provided for you to... Read More

 Private en-suite room with bunk bed, sleeps either one or two people.  Includes simple continental breakfast.  All bed linen is provided for you to make your own bed, please bring your own towel.

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Facilities

  • Breakfast Served
  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Games Room On-Site
  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Tourism Award
  • National Park or AONB
  • Self-Catering Sleeping 12+ in 1 Property
  • Working Farm

Accessibility

  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access
Green Tourism Gold - England VE Good to Go VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation

£35 - £53

Per night

Availability

Palace Farm Hostel

Quad Room

Sleeps: 4

4 person room in bunk beds, private and en-suite.
 Private en-suite room for up to four persons in bunk beds.  Price includes a simple continental breakfast.  All bed linen is provided for you to... Read More

 Private en-suite room for up to four persons in bunk beds.  Price includes a simple continental breakfast.  All bed linen is provided for you to make your own bed, please bring your own towel.

Read Less

Facilities

  • Cycle Storage
  • Games Room On-Site
  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Tourism Award
  • National Park or AONB
  • Self-Catering Sleeping 12+ in 1 Property

Accessibility

  • Level Access
Green Tourism Gold - England VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation VE Good to Go

£80 - £80

Per night

Availability

Palace Farm Hostel

Family Room 1

Sleeps: 5

Family room for 5, or room for 4 adults.
 A private family room with en-suite shower and toilet.  Double bed with bunk and separate bunk beds.  All bed linen provided for you to make your... Read More

 A private family room with en-suite shower and toilet.  Double bed with bunk and separate bunk beds.  All bed linen provided for you to make your own beds, please bring your own towels.  Price includes a simple continental breakfast.

Read Less

Facilities

  • Breakfast Served
  • Cycle Storage
  • Games Room On-Site
  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Tourism Award
  • National Park or AONB
  • Self-Catering Sleeping 12+ in 1 Property
  • Working Farm

Accessibility

  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

£80 - £80

Per night

Availability

Palace Farm Hostel

Family Room 2

Sleeps: 5

A room for a family of up to 5, or 4 adults. This room has wheelchair access.
 A private family room with en-suite shower and toilet.  Double bed with bunk and separate bunk beds.  All bed linen provided for you to make your... Read More

 A private family room with en-suite shower and toilet.  Double bed with bunk and separate bunk beds.  All bed linen provided for you to make your own beds, please bring your own towels.  Price includes a simple continental breakfast.

Read Less

Facilities

  • Breakfast Served
  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Games Room On-Site
  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Tourism Award
  • National Park or AONB
  • Self-Catering Sleeping 12+ in 1 Property
  • Working Farm

Accessibility

  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access
Green Tourism Gold - England VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation VE Good to Go

£80 - £80

Per night

Availability

Palace Farm Hostel

Double Room 1

Sleeps: 2

Double room in Granary. Private, en-suite.
A double room in our Granary, en-suite with carpeted floor and shared use of Granary Kitchen and TV Lounge. 

A double room in our Granary, en-suite with carpeted floor and shared use of Granary Kitchen and TV Lounge. 

Read Less

Facilities

  • Breakfast Served
  • Cycle Storage
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Tourism Award
  • National Park or AONB
  • Working Farm
VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation

£60 - £60

Per night

Availability

Palace Farm Hostel

Twin Room 2

Sleeps: 2

Twin room in Granary.
A Twin room in our Granary, en-suite with carpeted floor and shared use of Granary Kitchen and TV Lounge. 

A Twin room in our Granary, en-suite with carpeted floor and shared use of Granary Kitchen and TV Lounge. 

Read Less

Facilities

  • Breakfast Served
  • Cycle Storage
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Green Tourism Award
  • National Park or AONB
  • Working Farm
Green Tourism Gold - England VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation VE Good to Go

£40 - £60

Per night

Availability

Palace Farm Hostel

Room for 6

Sleeps: 6

Private en-suite for up to 6 guests in the Courtyard.
 A spacious light and airy room with three double bunks and use of TV Lounge and Kitchen.

 A spacious light and airy room with three double bunks and use of TV Lounge and Kitchen.

Read Less

Facilities

  • Breakfast Served
  • Children Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Games Room On-Site
  • Ground Floor Bedroom Available
  • Open Fires / Woodburners

Activities & Experiences

  • Pub Nearby
  • Child & Toddler Friendly Holidays
  • Eco-Friendly
  • National Park or AONB
  • Self-Catering Sleeping 12+ in 1 Property
  • Working Farm

Accessibility

  • Level Access
Green Tourism Gold - England VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation VE Good to Go

£148 - £148

Per night

Availability
Directions

Additional Directions Information

Palace Farm is just a short walk from the beautiful village of Doddington, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you will find the Chequers Inn, a great pub for food and drinks and S W Doughty an award-winning butchers and delicatessen. 

The Kent Downs many small country lanes, footpaths, bridleways, and byways allow you to travel through a scenic mixture of woodland, pasture and farmland, making a great place to discover the wonderful mix of wildlife flora and fauna, either by car, on foot or by bicycle.  We have a good collection of maps to use with many local walks and cycle rides to suite all abilities.  This includes some informative self-guided walks and cycle rides which will allow you to discover more of the area.  Doddington, with the neighbouring villages of Newnham and Wychling, have a wonderful and well documented history, it is well worth discovering, stay with us to find out more.

There are several Country Estates with their large houses and manicured gardens close by, some open to the public.  Doddington Place has about 10 acres of garden and opens regularly throughout the spring, summer and autumn on Wednesdays and Sundays, and has a very popular tea room.  The house was built by Sir John Croft, famous as a Sherry and Port producer (Croft’s Original).  Sir John built many houses in the village and built the present Palace Farm, in about 1867, as a Model Farm, probably to impress any friends he entertained. 

There is a long history of farming in the area, a feature of which are some of the many Dean Holes, or Chalk Mines used to obtain chalk to sweeten farmland and for use as lime mortar for building houses and farm buildings including those at Palace Farm.  Many of the woods in the area are regularly coppiced as they have been for many centuries and the wood being used mostly for Chestnut Fencing. 

Doddington Church, with the unusual dedication to the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, has some 13th century wall paintings.  The church is mentioned in The Domesday Book.  At the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 Doddington, as part of The Hundred of Teynham, was gifted to Bishop Odo of Bayeux, William’s half-brother, but by 1084 it had reverted to the Crown.  One theory is that Palace Farm was built on the site of a Bishop’s Palace, maybe from that time?

The historic town of Faversham is just 7 miles by road and is famous for the Shepherd Neame Brewery.  For 400 years Faversham was a major gunpowder and explosives manufacturer and it is thought that the gunpowder used in the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo was made in the town. The town has its own Magna Carta, in fact it has quite a collection of different documents dating from the early 14th century many with original wax seals from the king of the time.  It is a Cinque Port and harbour that sits on Faversham Creek.  The creek, which is tidal, winds its way through the Oare Marshes on its way to the Swale Estuary which divides the Isle of Sheppey from the mainland.  The Oare Marshes reserve which is run by the Kent Wildlife Trust is very popular with birdwatchers.

The City of Canterbury, a half hours drive, with the country’s oldest Cathedral, is well worth exploring and historic Rochester, which has the second oldest Cathedral, also makes an interesting day visit. We are also only 10 miles from Leeds Castle, a beautiful, moated castle, once owned by King Henry the 8th, which has extensive gardens, a maize and a wonderful children’s playground.  Much of the county of Kent is surrounded by sea, there are many beaches to visit and many more smuggling tails to enjoy.

Green Tourism Gold Award winners.

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Awards

Green Tourism Gold - England VE Good to Go VE 4 Star Guest Accommodation

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