BED AND BREAKFAST
ALDINGTON, ASHFORD, KENT
Hogben Farm Bed and Breakfast is situated in a truly rural location, completely
surrounded by our own gardens and pastureland.
We are halfway
between Ashford and Folkestone, with easy access in either direction from the
M20 (see map). Ashford International
Station is 8 miles(13 kms). The
Channel Tunnel approx. 15 minutes, and the Port
of Dover approx. 30minutes
Hogben Farm to junction 10
(Ashford) is 4.9 miles (7.6kms) and to junction 11 (Stanford) is 4.4 miles (7kms)
A Little Bit of History
oldest part of the house is 16th Century. or earlier, with a most unusual prominent
Charles Igglesden’s “Saunter
Through Kent, Vol. 13, 1919”, reports that the farm was the property of
the Deedes Family, and had been farmed by the same family for many generations.
He also mentioned “ two mighty Ashes” and their pollarded trunks are
still very prominent in the garden.
house is a Grade 2 listed property as are the traditional 17th Century or earlier
Kent Barn, and the 18th Century former Dairy Building.
Aldington was notorious for its smuggling associations in years gone by and the
name “Hogben” is that of a smuggling family (See Hasted’s Kent,
acquired the house and just a few acres in 1973, and straight away extended the
house using old Oast House bricks and tiles. The garage and conservatory were
In the last few years, the driveway, terrace,
lawns and gardens have been extended and improved in keeping with the small country
house character of the whole property.
At the same time we have been able to buy
a bit more land, and 3 strips of woodland have been established around the 20
acres of natural grassland, where we usually graze sheep. 4 ponds have been dug
to add to the natural attraction of the countryside. The Kent Barn has, in 2005,
been reroofed and the weather boarding replaced.
can enjoy access to the fields and new woodland, and so enjoy the countryside
to the full.
Ample parking is available right next to the house. Motorbikes and cycles can
be accommodated under cover.
For visitors to the Continent via Eurostar,
you can leave your car with us free of charge. Approximate Taxi cost to Ashford
International Station is £18.00 per journey.
For those attending weddings or other parties in the area, taxis can be arranged.
United Taxis 0044 (0) 1233 666999
Arrow Taxis 0044 (0) 1233 666666
possible, we ourselves are pleased to help with transport.
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