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Bore Place Accommodation

Bore Place is situated on a private 500-acre organically managed estate in rolling Kent countryside. It is the ideal spot to get away from it all and disconnect and rejuvenate. It is only a short drive from the pretty towns of Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells and an hour from London, yet it is a haven of peace and stillness that feels a world away from the hectic pace of day to day life.

Bore Place is a non-profit organisation that believes in a world where people and the natural world work together to regenerate the environment and ourselves. You can find out more about our wider work here.

We offer a choice of 5 self-catering eco-friendly properties sleeping 2-30.

Properties

Bore Place House

Perfect for large groups

Bore Place House is our biggest property sleeping 24 in 12 bedrooms (or up to 30 with the use of extra beds). With a large drawing room with an open fire and doors opening on to the gardens, as well as 4 other reception rooms there is plenty of space for big groups to get together.

  • Sleeps: 24
  • Bedrooms: 12
  • Bathrooms: 5
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The Old Stable

Perfect for large groups

The 19th-century Old Stable has 11 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and can sleep up to 20 people (11 adults and 9 children). It has a big living room with a log burner and a dining room that can easily seat 20 guests as well as a big separate kitchen.

  • Sleeps: 20
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Bathrooms: 4
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Mulberry Cottage

Perfect for small groups

A cosy cottage with two bedrooms sleeping 5 and 2 en-suite bathrooms. Stylishly decorated with a handmade bespoke kitchen and new bathrooms as well as a small private terrace.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Cedar Cottage

Perfect for small groups

A cosy cottage with two bedrooms sleeping 4 and 2 en-suite bathrooms. Stylishly decorated with a handmade bespoke kitchen and brand-new bathrooms, a wood burning stove in the sitting room, as well as a small private terrace.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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The Small Barn

Perfect for small groups

The Small Barn provides spacious, comfortable accommodation for up to four people in 2 bedrooms with 2 shower rooms/WCs. It has a large open plan living area and kitchen with a log burner. It is situated in a peaceful courtyard.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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On the farm

Situated on an organic dairy farm, Bore Place offers visitors the opportunity to see the cows being milked, as well as an exceptional market garden growing an abundance of organic veg which you can order to enjoy during your stay. 

Dog Friendly

We welcome dogs on-site, with 3 of our properties being dog-friendly. This is great dog walking country!

Family-friendly

We welcome kids and families to Bore Place. Discover our playground and play areas situated around the Bore Place Walks (link to Bore Place Walks) and explore our woodlands, streams and fields – perfect for games of pooh sticks, hide and seek and I-spy. There is a pond that has a viewing platform, which is ideal for pond dipping and discovering creatures.

We also have table tennis that you are welcome to use and cycling routes (link to Bore place cycling) from the door.

Please let us know if you would like to borrow a highchair or travel cot.

Groups

Bore Place is ideal for groups to get together. With a wide choice of accommodation, we can cater for groups of all shapes and sizes. We are ideal for retreats, groups of walkers or bikers and groups of friends looking for a peaceful escape. We can even arrange activities for you like guided walks, cooking classes, fruit or veg harvesting, den building or a tour of the farm.

To find out more about retreats click here.

To find out more about our corporate offer click here.

Sustainability at Bore Place

Bore Place has been awarded the Green Tourism Gold Award which is testament to our commitment to sustainability. We are determined that guests coming to stay with us have a minimal impact on the environment.

As well as generating our own sustainable energy through a wind turbine and photovoltaic panels, we also heat our buildings and hot water through woodchip harvested on the Bore Place estate. We are working hard to make this a carbon-neutral site.

We actively encourage all guests to recycle and compost their waste and provide facilities on-site to do this.

As an organic estate, our gardens and surrounding countryside are buzzing with wildlife. We actively promote wildlife and support protected species through the way we manage our woodlands, hedgerows, ponds and field edges.

Things to do

Walking

There is fantastic walking – including four mapped and signed walks from the door The Bore Place Walks. Explore The Greensand Way, Bough Beech reservoir and Toys Hill and enjoy classic Kent countryside.

Pick Your Own

Kent is the garden of England and in the summer months there are plenty of opportunities to visit traditional farms and pick local fruit, nuts and vegetables.

Wildlife spotting

As we are an organic estate, we have an abundance of wildlife living at Bore Place. At certain times of the year, we organise bat walks which you are welcome to book on to as we have a large bat population. Other commonly spotted species here include badger, hare, deer (including an elusive white deer), newts, rabbits, owls, birds of prey and field mice. We make a great place to bird watch, being only a short walk away from Bough Beech Reservoir which is known as a good spot to see great crested grebe and kingfisher as well as other regular waders and wildfowl. It’s also famous for its migrating ospreys in spring and autumn.

Biking

There is also excellent biking on offer. You can find mapped routes here. You can also arrange to hire bikes from countrybike.co.uk who will deliver them to you on-site.

Stargazing

With very little light pollution, Bore Place is a perfect place to stargaze and watch the night skies. At certain times of the year, we run astronomy workshops but even without astronomy knowledge, on a clear night, there is plenty to enjoy whilst sitting out around a fire pit.

Wild Swimming

We are close to several spots for wild swimming as well as organised outdoor swimming via TriSwim.

Nature bathing

We are lucky enough to have a big estate that is very quiet and not visited much. Full of woodlands and quiet spots, we invite you to come and get close to nature in your own way. Watch the sunrise or the sunset, listen to the birdsong, watch the trees in the breeze and feel the benefits of time outside escaping from the pressures of modern life.

There is a programme of exciting events that take place across the year at Bore Place from foraging to beekeeping and bread making to bat walks. Find out more here

Pick your ownNature bathing Wild swimming Wildlife spotting

Bore Place makes the ideal base to explore the huge variety of local historical attractions including Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Charcott, Leeds Castle, Knole, Chiddingstone Castle, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens and Standen House and Garden.

Our closest village is Chiddingstone, on one of the prettiest and oldest villages in Kent which is a lovely place to explore and visit its charming shops and cafes.

Farm Produce & Places to Eat

Market Garden

Market Garden

We have our own organic market garden growing an abundance of seasonal organic veg. If you would like to arrange to buy produce whilst you are staying with us, we would be more than happy to arrange this.

Cheese

Cheese

Blackwoods are an artisan cheesemaker who make delicious cheeses on the Bore Place estate. Find out more here. You can arrange to buy the cheeses straight from the door and at weekends there is often a pop-up farm shop in their workshop selling a host of local, delicious produce.

Home-cooked meals

Home-cooked meals

We offer simple, delicious, organic home-cooked meals for you to heat up yourselves to take the stress out of cooking. Choose from classic favourites such as chilli hot pot, lasagne, homemade burgers, venison stew and seasonal tagines. We always offer a vegetarian option and beef used is from the organic Bore Place herd.

Eating out

Eating out

There are several pubs close to Bore Place including the Little Brown Jug, The Wheatsheaf and The Greyhound - traditional pubs that all do good food. The Little Brown Jug can be walked to on one of the signed Bore Place walks. Further afield, Kingdom in Penshurst does great food for brunch or lunch and Giacomos in Weald is a well-regarded Italian.

Reviews

Bore Place is an amazing house for a big group. Lots of bedrooms and bathrooms and huge reception rooms that are perfect for dinner parties and drinks. All the staff are incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Fiona, 2020

Amazing house in a beautiful location. Perfect for a large gathering.

Tanya, Feb 2020

Bore Place is a wonderful place to stay, the location is perfect for anyone who needs an escape. Beautiful scenery, wonderful dog walks, a log fire and a perfect little cottage. Highly recommend.

Leigh, Dec 2020

We had the best week at Cedar Cottage…The cottage itself is so cosy and well equipped ... and it was great to know that we had such a nice place to come back to as it rained the whole week we were there! It didn't dampen spirits though as the cottage is really well located with so many brilliant places to visit. Hever Castle, Penshurst Place and Knole Park are all just a 15-minute drive away. Our kids also really loved being on a working farm and seeing the cows come in every evening for milking. 

Emma, Oct 2020

A wonderful stay. The cottage was warm and cosy. Fantastic place for the dogs and plenty of walks right on the doorstep. Well equipped.

Andrew, 2020

Mulberry Cottage is freshly (and stylishly) renovated and in a beautifully rural, peaceful setting. This cosy semi-detached cottage is very well equipped with high-quality furnishings and fixtures, and makes good use of its floor plan.

Kirsten, Dec 2020

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