Goodnestone Park - Sleeps 10

Canterbury, Kent
  • 10
  • 6

Privately owned stately home surrounded by beautiful gardens, available to hire on an exclusive basis - a favourite of Jane Austen.

  • Perfect for that special occasion
  • Wonderfully secluded with stunning views
  • Celebration house
  • Other sizes and prices available
  • As featured in The Telegraph and Yahoo! Finance.

About Goodnestone Park - Sleeps 10

As featured in both The Telegraph and Yahoo! Finance.

Transform a memorable occasion into something unforgettable by hosting your celebrations at Goodnestone Park, a stunning stately home in the wonderful Garden of England in Kent .

Goodnestone's charm is a magical combination of history, romance and beauty. Home to the same family since built in 1704, it is now sensitively restored to its former glory. Mixing traditional luxury with a contemporary vibe, its fabulous without being formal and the views are breathtaking.

A perfect combination of the depths of the country and yet only an hour and half from Central London. The renowned gardens lovingly referred to as 'Sissinghurst without the crowds' set the scene for your stay at this beautiful Queen Anne Gem. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor as her brother married into the family that owned it and the house inspired her to write Pride and Prejudice after her stay. Completely renovated the house retains its historic charm with a contemporary yet traditional interior. Family treasures, furniture and paintings abound and the atmosphere is a relaxing blend of grandeur without formality.

There are lots of activities on offer, sports and spa treatments; gardens and gastronomy, country pursuits and culture; history and heritage and experienced staff will prepare the house just for you. Food at Goodenstone is a moveable feast. The house can be fully catered or guests can self-cater, just ask us for details. We can arrange cookery classes, helicopter rides, wine tasting, whatever the occasion, let us help arrange your itinerary and make your stay special.

Ideal for weddings, celebrations or a business meeting, Goodnestone is a blank canvas for an infinite variety of activities.

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What makes this area
So special...

Goodnestone is wonderfully placed for access to both Canterbury and the Coast at Whitstable and Sandwich.

Besides the spectacular and renowned gardens, there are wonderful walks and cycle routes to follow or drive to the miles of sand at Sandwich and follow the bay to Pevensey.

There are several world class golf courses in the area including Royal St Georges, Sandwich

There are also several good pubs within walking distance including The Griffins Arms at Chillenden renowned for its excellent food and BBQ's in the summer.

Property details

Goodnestone Park: sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms including Drawing room, Dining room with seating for 12-24, Library, round painted reception room (ideal for small wedding receptions), first floor sitting room with TV/DVD, hallway with sweeping staircase, huge breakfast room, Kitchen, Large gardens and grounds extending to 15 acres, extensive terraces, BBQ , ample parking

Ground floor:

Drawing room with doors to garden, fireplace

Dining room to seat 24 with fireplace

Round painted reception room with double opening doors to the extensive terraces


Hall with guest cloakroom

Breakfast room with casual seating and table and chairs for 16 with window seats, wood burner

Kitchen with electric range oven, 5 gas hobs, 2 additional electric ovens, Larder Fridge, freezer, dishwasher

Boot room with fridge, freezer, sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, door to WC with wheelchair access

Pantry with tall wine fridge, dishwasher, separate sink, wine bottle rack storage

First floor:

Galleried landing

Fitzwalter Room (sleeps 2) Master bedroom with Super King size bed, wonderful far reaching views of parkland and cricket pitch, fireplace, 2 wardrobes, door to en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, walk in shower, hand basin, WC

Jane Austen Room with mix of sofas and chairs, views of parkland and cricket pitch, fireplace

Pink Room (sleeps 2) large bedroom suite with king size bed, stunning views of parkland and cricket pitch, wardrobe,fireplace, door to en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, WC, hand basin

Effie's Room Suite (sleeps 2) king size bed, fireplace, door to en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, hand basin, WC

Dressing Room (sleeps 2) king size double bed

Green Room (sleeps 2) king size double bed, door to en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin

Family bathroom with bath, WC, hand basin

Guest cloakroom


Garden games including croquet and giant Jenga

Bicycles available


Central heating

Catering options available including champagne receptions, light lunches, informal suppers and fine dining, please ask us for details.

What you need to know

Cot and highchair available

Contact us for details of activities including, Beauty therapy treatments, Yoga, Hot air ballooning, Helicopter rides, cookery lessons to name a few.

Catering is available during your stay from picnics and lght lunches to fine dining, just let us know what you are looking for

House bikes are available to borrow during your stay

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