Chilston Park Hotel

Type:Country House Hotel

4 AA Red Stars 4 AA Red Stars 4 AA Red Stars 4 AA Red Stars 4 AA Red Stars
Boughton Road, Sandway, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2BE

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Chilston Park Hotel


Chilston Park has been rated in the top 200 hotels in the country and has been awarded four red stars by the AA for exceptional quality of accommodation and service.

An elegant 17th Century classic British country house hotel set in verdant parkland in Kent, nestled within 22 acres of gorgeous landscape. The Grade 1 listed hotel offers a wide variety of unique feature bedrooms with unique styling, enhanced by antiques, some as old as the 17th century manor house. At Chilston Park, you are more than just a number, each of the 53 bedrooms is reffered to by a name, from Mews Classic double rooms to the Manor House Master suites. 

Chilston Park’s location offers access to so many nearby things to do in Kent. Plan a day of discovery with historical buildings such as Leeds Castle and Penshurt Place just a short journey away. For the gin enthusiasts, a visit to either the Anno or The Maidstone Distilleries is a must, whilst Balfour Estate and Biddenden Vineyards offers a fantastic wine tasting experience.*

Chilston Park can provide numerous indoor and outdoor activities. These activities can either be carried out on site or at our own venue, Ashtree Farm, which is 30 minutes away. These unique experiences:

Quad Bike Obstacle

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Laser Clays

Reverse Steer

Blindfold Driving Challenge


Rocket Launch

Competition Rifle Shooting

Geese Herding

Target Archery

Gun Dog Handling


Traditional Longbows

On Foot Treasure Hunt

Laser Clays

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Arrival Date:

Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
Sun , 10th Dec 2023
Departure Date:
Mon , 11th Dec 2023
No. of Nights:


Room 1 - for 1 guest(s)



  • By Lake
  • Cot
  • Table service


  • Disabled facilities (please call for details)


  • Alcohol licence
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Locally produced food
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special Diets

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other

Leisure Facilities

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Walkers welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Building of Historic Interest

Room / Unit Features

  • Broadband access
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • No smoking in bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Special Offers

  • Christmas Day Lunch

    Christmas Day Lunch Your experience begins with a Champagne and canapés reception before a delicious six course Christmas feast. £160 per adult, £80 per child (4-12 years) 12.30pm arrival.

    Cauliflower soup, tomato petals, herb oil (vg/gf)


    Heritage beetroot salad Goat’s curd, pomegranate dressing, toasted seeds (veg/ vg option)

    Crab cakes Avocado gel, pickled mushrooms, cauliflower crisps

    Beef carpaccio Tomato chutney and crumbled feta


    Orange sorbet


    Traditional Norfolk turkey Duck fat roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets, sage and onion stuffing, honey roast carrots and parsnips, red wine gravy Baked fillet of stone bass Roast pepper and butternut squash, charred leeks, salsa verde.

    Wild mushroom Wellington Roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sage and onion stuffing, roasted carrots and parsnips, roasted red pepper sauce (vg/df)


    Chilston Park Christmas pudding Brandy butter, vanilla sauce (veg) Chocolate mille feuille Raspberry sorbet (veg/gf) Blackcurrant mouse shortbread (vg/df/gf)


    Kentish Farmhouse cheese Winterdale Shaw Cheddar, Kentish Blue, Tomato chutney and crackers.

    This is a sample menu only. Dishes are subject to change and correct at time of publishing. Selected dishes can be adapted for allergens and intolerances. All food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present, and our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If more information is required, please ask a member of the team.

    Christmas and New Year Offers - redeem this special offer between 12/07/2023 and 24/12/2023

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  • Enjoy a Special Christmas Treat

    This December enjoy a host of delectable food and drink experiences in our 2AA Rosette restaurant, stunning private dining rooms or cosy bar and lounges.

    Boxing Day Lunch

    After the excitement of the big day join us for a Champagne reception before a tasty Boxing Day lunch. £90 per adult, £40 per child (4-12 years)

    Festive Afternoon Tea

    Afternoon tea with a dose of Christmas cheer - a refined festive treat! £32 per adult, £13.50 per child

    Festive Dining

    Our tempting seasonal lunch and dinner menus are served throughout December. Three course lunch £35 per adult Three course dinner £45 per adult

    See menus

    Christmas and New Year Offers - redeem this special offer between 12/07/2023 and 24/12/2023

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  • Enjoy countryside walks, stunning views and the sound of Champagne corks popping, with a well-deserved break.

    Christmas Eve

    Arrive from 1pm and settle into your home away from home, and a little later enjoy an indulgent cream tea. The black tie evening starts with a Champagne cocktail and canapés followed by a three course dinner and fireworks to end.

    Christmas Day

    Start with a light breakfast and Buck’s Fizz, then spend the morning at your leisure. At 1pm join us for Champagne and canapés followed by a seven course feast with wine flight. A delicious evening buffet will be served to tempt even the most indulged guest.

    Boxing Day Enjoy breakfast and a late check out, or extend your celebrations and stay a third night, with cream tea and a glass of Champagne, pre-dinner Champagne and canapés and a delicious three course dinner to finish off your festivities.

    Two nights from £1,450 (£223 per child aged 4-12) Three nights from £2,025 (£323 per child) Price based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin bedroom, including all meals as stated. Children’s price is a total price for the whole stay. Single occupancy supplements apply and upgrades are available.

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  • School Holiday Break

    If you’re planning a break away with your little ones during the school holidays, a warm welcome awaits at our family-owned collection of luxury hotels.

    Discover more during school holidays
    Those seeking action and adventure can while away the hours exploring our extensive grounds and woodland walks, or venturing into the beautiful countryside surroundings.

    If you’re keen to discover new corners of the UK, our knowledgeable team can advise you on making the most of your stay with visits to local family-friendly attractions, and for old and young minds alike, there is always a wealth of history to uncover throughout our stately properties.

    Good times, great food
    Our talented Chefs ensure that our children and adult menus are equally tempting, with the option to dine in our restaurant or lounge for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.

    Your school holiday break includes £100 for you to spend on food and drink however you choose. Start the day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast cooked to order before beginning your holiday adventure.

    Your break includes: 

    • Overnight accommodation with breakfast each morning
    • £100 credit to spend in our restaurant and bar during your stay
    • Complimentary stays with breakfast for up to 2 children under 12

    Family Breaks - redeem this special offer between 08/08/2023 and 31/12/2023

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  • Romantic Retreat

    At Hand Picked Hotels, we pride ourselves on providing all the luxurious touches that ensure you and your loved one enjoy quality time together while making special memories to last a lifetime.

    Dinner for two with a magic touch
    We know that it is all in the detail, which is why you will find a box of handmade chocolates in your room to enjoy upon arrival, and when it’s time for dinner, we will pour you a pre-dinner glass of Bruno Paillard Rosé Champagne so you can start your evening in style. 

    At your romantic table for two, we invite you to sit back and relax in our elegant dining rooms while enjoying your choice of beautifully-prepared dishes where seasonality and provenance take centre stage.

    Get away together
    Each of our hotels is entirely unique, so while away some time exploring historic halls decked with heritage furnishings and stunning grounds boasting perfectly-manicured lawns. Settle down and enjoy some refreshments in one of our relaxing lounges, where roaring fires burn in the winter and sunlight streams through expansive windows in the summer.

    With many of our properties boasting award-winning spa facilities, our hotels are also the ultimate wellbeing destinations, where you and your loved one can relax and unwind at leisure. Take a swim in one of our indoor or spa pools, enjoy some heat therapy with a sauna or steam, or rejuvenate mind and body with a luxurious treatment, the choice is yours.

    After a day well spent, retire to your bedroom for the perfect night’s sleep on a handmade cashmere mattress. In the morning, join us for breakfast in our restaurant, or for an added touch of luxury, we’ll deliver it to the comfort of your room.

    When it's time to leave, take your time with our complimentary late check-out till noon so you can rise at your leisure.

    Your romantic retreat includes:

    • A seasonal 3-course menu served in the restaurant
    • A pre-dinner glass of Bruno Paillard Rosé Champagne
    • Box of chocolates in the room on arrival
    • Breakfast taken in your room or served in the restaurant
    • Late check-out

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  • Sweet Sunday

    Bid farewell to back-to-work blues and extend your weekend with Sweet Sundays, an experience allowing you to make the most of your weekend with an extra night away. 

    Let us treat you
    Our elegant restaurants, bars and lounges are the perfect place to indulge in a decadent cream tea for two on arrival with freshly baked scones, clotted cream and traditional strawberry jam – just the start of your journey to feeling rested and contented before the week ahead.

    Enjoy the place (almost) to yourself during this traditionally off-peak time. Take the opportunity to unwind in our peaceful spas, amble around our enchanting grounds and gardens or catch up over your favourite nightcap. Relax in the knowledge that you needn’t set tomorrow’s alarm.

    Lazy Monday mornings 
    Is there anything sweeter than a Monday morning lie-in? We think not. Start the new week in the most leisurely fashion with a delicious traditional breakfast and should you choose to extend your stay into Monday, enjoy a three course seasonal meal, with our compliments.

    Your Sunday getaway includes:

    • Complimentary cream tea for two served on arrival
    • Use of the health and leisure facilities, where available
    • Full traditional breakfast
    • Complimentary three course seasonal meal for two if you extend your stay to include Monday night also

    Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 08/08/2023 and 30/12/2023

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • K9676TCjans
      Wonderful Jazz lunch!
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th October 2023
      We are regulars to Chilston Park Hotel, but for personal reasons have not visited in a while! We returned on Sunday for their Jazz Lunch and we were not disappointed! We were warmly greeted by Guy... Read full review
    • Flyn F
      Trip Type:
      The Jones wedding day!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th November 2023
      Attended for a family members wedding! I recently went to Chilston Park for a wedding and was blown away with the whole day! From the food to service the day was incredible, we arrived and was... Read full review
    • shellyp2977
      Gillingham, United Kingdom
      Amazing afternoon tea
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 30th November 2023
      Me and my family went to Chilston park Hotel for an afternoon tea. And we were all amazed by the quality of not only the food but the service as well. Lewis was beyond fantastic. His service was... Read full review

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    • 4 AA Red Stars


    • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2023 Opening (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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