A Perfect Location
Come and explore White Cliffs Country, with its stunning, unforgettable landscape and abundance of history and heritage. Explore our ancient castles and sophisticated shops, discover countryside and coastline on foot or bicycle, or simply relax in a peaceful garden – there really is something for everyone in this beautiful part of England.
Brambles is in the village of Eythorne that nestles on the edge of the beautiful Kent Downs. It’s an ideal location for walking the North Downs way, or the UK part of the Fracigena pilgrimage route from Canterbury to Rome. The countryside is farmed landscape dotted with pretty little villages, small farmsteads and grand country estates.
For train buffs, we’re close to the East Kent Railway, with its award-winning visitor centre, beautiful woodland walks and lovingly restored heritage trains.
There are lots of other attractive and interesting places to visit nearby, including Wingham Wildlife Park, Russell Gardens and Kearsney Abbey, Samphire Hoe, Betteshanger Park, Crabble Corn Mill and Deal Castle. Then there’s Richborough Roman fort and amphitheatre, and Pegwell Bay Country Park…
For keen golfers, we have two golf courses, The Royal St. Georges and The Princes, in nearby Sandwich, just a 10-minute drive away. The town also has a range of independent shops in its quaint winding streets, just perfect for browsing…
Canterbury is a mere 15-minute drive from Brambles. This world-famous cathedral city was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, and is well worth a visit for its many attractions and good restaurants.
Historic Dover Castle is the most iconic of English fortresses. Commanding the gateway to the realm, it was the ‘key to England’ for nine centuries. Today, climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors – it’s an unforgettable experience.
And for an extra-special treat for those who love the truly extraordinary, there is the Grand Shaft at the Dover Heights Western Fortifications in Dover. (Very restricted dates only – please check!)
Walmer Castle, originally a Tudor fortress, has evolved over the years into a homely residence for many well-known people, from the Duke of Wellington to the Queen Mother. Inside, find out all about Wellington’s colourful career; you can even see the original pair of (surprisingly small!) Wellington Boots.
Outside, be amazed by the majestic sea views and the eight acres of magnificent formal gardens and woodland. See what’s happening in the kitchen garden too, where food and cut flowers are grown for the tearooms. And don’t miss the stunning glasshouse…
We are 10 minutes from the A2 signposted Eythorne, Shepherdswell.
Coming from London using sat nav you may find it will take you off the A2 too early, it is best to wait until you reach a crossroads with traffic lights signposted for Eythorne. From this turn off keep going straight through Shepherdswell and into Eythorne. Please note that Shepherdswell also has a Church Hill, ignore this we are further on into the next village. Turn left at the old White Horse pub and we are on the right-hand side.
If you are coming from the A256 we are signposted (Eythorne) off of the Tilmanstone bypass roundabout turning into Barville Road, (if you are coming from Dover do not take the first signpost to Eythorne, keep going until you hit the roundabout and turn left signposted Eythorne) and after a short drive along this road you will enter Eythorne and see the old White Horse pub on the right-hand side, turn right at the pub, and we are 100 metres on the right-hand side.
The nearest mainline train station is Shepherdswell. Contact us to arrange pick up.
The National express runs to Whitfield which is a 10-minute drive from Eythorne. Contact us to arrange pick up.