Rated 4 of 5

Rated 5 of 5

Peace and tranquility

Rated 5 of 5

Access to local places of interest

Rated 4 of 5

Beauty of surroundings and scenery

Rated 5 of 5

Ease of arrival/welcome

Enjoyable stay

We stayed here for 4 nights in September. When we booked Tracey was very friendly over the phone and indeed made us feel very welcome when we saw her the day after our arrival. She told us of local places to visit and was quite "gob smacked" when we told her of our intention to cycle to Sissinghurst Castle - which we did! We were asked if we could possibly arrive before 1.30 on the Friday as the family were due to go to a wedding that afternoon. We duly obliged, and her husband met us in the yard and directed us to our pitch. As we had arrived early we decided to go for a walk. On the right hand side of the main road heading "up hill" we spotted a Public Footpath and followed it. It came out not far from the junction with the A21 and the turn off into Scotney Castle. As the Castle was on our itinerary we continued the long walk up the drive to the actual property and its extensive grounds. We got out on our bikes the next 3 days, cycled in a loop to Royal Tunbridge Wells on the first full day (well worth a visit - the town was buzzing). We cycled mainly on the NCR 18. The following day we cycled to Sissinghurst Castle after careful planning to utilise as much of the NCR 18 again (a 30+ mile round trip - with some stonking hills - especially the one out of Lamberhurst village itself to reach the first part of the cycle route). Tracey had also told us about a cycle ride round Bewl Water - so we did this on the Monday - expecting a cycle path all the way round. The loop round the lake is 13 miles - a lot of which was on dirt tracks through the woods (some very muddy ones) - a couple of miles on tarmac cycle paths and a mile or so on normal roads. Fortunately we had bikes with hardy tyres to do this. Road bikes would not cope! Bayham Abbey just down the road was also visited - an English Heritage property it was free to visit - but parking had to be paid for for non-EH members. Again we were on our bikes so no worries there. We really enjoyed our stay at this CL, and its proximity to so many lovely places.
Motorhomer from Lincolnshire

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