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:
Fri , 9th Dec 2022
Departure Date:
Sat , 10th Dec 2022
No. of Nights:


Room 1 - for 1 guest(s)


Saturday, 31st December 2022 - Saturday, 31st December 2022

Champagne and CanapesNew Year's Eve at the Chilston Park Hotel
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  • 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

  • Family Get Away

    Escape with your whole family for a sensational group staycation, where we take care of your every need. Each of our hotels is brimming with character and offers plenty of activities (for the young, and the young at heart) with the option to select family rooms, interconnecting rooms or even private wings, to make your hotel getaway as relaxing and unique as possible.

    Speak to our dedicated family bookings professional and create your bespoke proposal today.

    Family getaways in England

    If action-packed days are your forte, you can spend happy hours exploring our extensive grounds and woodland walks, venturing out into your countryside or beach surroundings, or visiting the myriad of attractions nearby.

    Family getaways can be relaxing too! If you prefer a calmer pace with time to unwind, visit one of our spa hotels in the UK and enjoy an indulgent treatment or take 40 winks for yourself beside the pool, while the children burrow into their holiday read.

    Family-friendly breaks

    At Hand Picked Hotels, children are just as important to us as their parents. We provide big comfort for little legs, from VIP mini dressing gowns to complimentary milk and cookies before bed. And for tiny ones, we have all the equipment you would expect to find in your home away from home, including cots, high chairs, changing mats and bottle warmers.

    Reconnect with those you love

    Across the collection, we offer a wide selection of bedrooms to choose from, many of which have been catered specifically for families, from rooms that interconnect*, to large family bedrooms and luxurious suites providing an abundance of space with room to lounge and dine together.

    We still believe in good old fashioned family fun

    You will find selected hotels with swimming pools, tennis courts, giant chess and all have classic indoor and outdoor games for you and your loved ones to enjoy, including backgammon, giant chess, croquet, Frisbee, badminton and boules. 

    Our partnerships with fellow family-owned, British brands Joules (whose characterful clothing and accessories feature in our hotels) and Jaques of London (the oldest games company in the world) mean you enjoy the best of the best when it comes to family fun.

    Good times, great food

    Our talented chefs ensure that our children and adult menus are equally as tempting, with the option to dine in our restaurant or in your very own private dining room. Not only that, there's a wealth of history to immerse yourselves in at each of our family-owned hotels.

    Looking for a family weekend break in the UK?


    We are here to make your hotel getaway perfect, so you can enjoy precious time with those you love. Simply let us know what works best for you, whether it is a family weekend break in the UK, packed with endless activities, or a half term escape. We will design your ideal UK family break.

    For specific family room requirements contact us today on 01642 706606 or email


    Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 07/09/2022 and 23/12/2022

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  • Countryside hotels

    At Hand Picked, feel close to nature and a world away from the everyday in our luxury countryside hotels.

    Picturesque gardens offer breath-taking views over hills and valleys, whilst some even have lakes and rivers running through the private grounds. Escape to the countryside this season and make the most of the great outdoors.

    Embrace the best of the season

    This countryside escape package celebrates the best of the season, bringing local ingredients to your plate in a delicious 5-course chef’s tasting menu.

    Plus, we endeavour to provide outstanding service to ensure our guests experience unforgettable country breaks in the UK.

    More time to explore and unwind

    With an early check-in and a late check-out also included, make our house your home away from home with more time to unwind and explore during your country break.

    Relax in our elegant dining rooms, bars and lounges overlooking our grounds and enjoy a true change of scene. 

    Discover the local area

    Make more of your countryside getaway with a wealth of attractions, national parks and historic treasures to enjoy, right on your doorstep. Step outside to take in the wildlife, you'll find wellies provided by our brand partner Joules within the hotel.

    Start your morning with a hearty breakfast of traditional favourites with healthy options to provide all the energy you need for another day of discovery.

    A UK countryside escape

    Escape the every day and enjoy a countryside getaway in the UK with Hand Picked Hotels.


    Please take a moment to read our health and safety measures, so you can be confident you are In Safe Hands™.


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  • Enjoy a four night getaway for the price of three nights in one of our deluxe rooms, feature rooms or suites with our Suite Dreams package.

    This staycation offer has been designed to give you the ultimate flexibility in luxurious comfort. This simple, yet premium experience, includes accommodation in one of the best rooms in the house, as well as a hearty breakfast, leaving you free to enjoy the rest of the day, and evening, as you wish.  

    Take your time to explore the great outdoors, take in a local attraction, or enjoy more of what we have to offer at the hotel for your complete Hand Picked experience. Our modern British food and exceptional wine, cocktails and signature afternoon teas are available in our restaurants, lounges, bars and on our terraces this season for you to enjoy.    

    Accommodation Offers - redeem this special offer between 07/09/2022 and 31/12/2022

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  • Christmas Hotel Breaks

    The most wonderful time of the year

    Over Christmas, we invite you to settle in with your nearest and dearest for an uninterrupted break. We take care of everything so that all you have to do is indulge, make merry and soak up the Christmas atmosphere. Enjoy crackling log fires, warm cosy bedrooms, fresh countryside walks and of course, the best meals of the year. 

    Eat, drink and be merry

    Why not join us for some festive dining? We'd love to host Christmas Day lunch for you and your family. Our festive afternoon tea is perfect for a little pre-Christmas celebrating with friends too.

    Celebrate with friends, family and colleagues

    Get together with friends, family and colleagues at one of our spectacular party nights. There will be plenty of festive fun.

    Welcome the new year in style at one of our perfect venues. Choose from Gala Balls and indulgent dinners. And why not get away with a short break so you can wake up in a wonderful setting?

    Experience a Hand Picked Christmas

    However you like to celebrate the season, we are sure Hand Picked Hotels can offer the perfect experience, or why not make this year the year to start a new tradition? We look forward to sharing the festivities with you.

    Christmas and New Year Offers - redeem this special offer between 10/10/2022 and 01/01/2023

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

    • BOBOK777
      West Sussex, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A very enjoyable visit…….
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th October 2022
      We recently stayed at Chilston Park Hotel for one night when visiting relatives who had recently moved to Kent. We chose the hotel on the basis of previous good experiences of other Hand Picked... Read full review
    • RiverWomanLondon
      Littlehampton, United Kingdom
      Simply one of the best ...
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 29th October 2022
      We stayed at the Chilston Park for a short break with my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary. We have stayed in some lovely hotels over the years, but we all agreed... Read full review
    • caffeinehi
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      40th afternoon tea in the library room - wonderful
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th October 2022
      I booked the library room for an afternoon tea for my husband's 40th. There were 9 of us altogether including 2 children. Communication with the hotel from the start was brilliant as I had a lot of... 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
    2022 Opening (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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