Goodnestone Park - Sleeps 18

Goodnestone, Kent
  • 18
  • 9

Magnificent country house ideal for special celebration or party in beautiful gardens. A favourite of Jane Austen's.

  • Wonderfully luxurious
  • Full catering available
  • Ideal for a special occasion
  • As featured in The Telegraph and Yahoo! Finance.

About Goodnestone Park - Sleeps 18

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.

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 resident 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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"'The kitchen-breakfast room is an amazing space for socialising throughout the day and the stunning dining room gives a more formal feel for evening dinner' she stated. 'There are two dishwashers, 2 huge fridge freezers and an amazing coffee machine which we all fell in love with. 'There was so much to enjoy at Goodnestone, the children ran around in the garden when the weather was good, loved exploring the house and even launched paper areoplanes out of an upstairs window. We played boardgames in the library when it clouded over, some of us visited the church in the grounds, there was even a piano where we had a singsong session which was really fun. Another fabulous addition to Goodnestone is the sound system - there's an integrated system in all the reception rooms that streams music from your phone or iPad - we loved the fact that we could listen to music in any of the ground floor rooms in the house.' [We had] a black tie dinner in the grand dining room, [with] drinks beforehand in the drawing room, candles were lit in the dining area and the chef, organised by Mulberry Cottages, produced the most delicious dinner - it was an event that we will remember for the rest of [our] lives."

Angela & Friends - August 2016

"'The house is such high calibre, beautifully interior designed, walking through every room is so inspiring - the attention to detail is exceptional' We've lived quite close to the Estate and have known it for many years. We’ve visited the gardens and walked through the woodland glades so when the opportunity arose to enjoy the entire house for a country house party weekend [we] jumped at the chance. We spent the weekend walking around the grounds in the sunshine, admired the views and relaxed catching up with good friends, the children play[ed] croquet and had fun in garden, [the] dogs had a lovely time too!"

The Hudson & Friends - July 2016

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Mulberry Cottages

What makes this area
So special...

Goodnestone Park Gardens are open to the public and are well worth a visit during your stay, out of opening hours you will have the gardens completely to yourself. We can arrange catering, pampering, riding and even yoga lessons during your stay, please ask for details. The estate has bicycles to borrow and the local working windmill in Chillenden is a couple of miles with a renowned pub for a spot of lunch after. Canterbury itself is within 8 miles offering a wonderful array of history, shopping and a great range of restaurants. If you fancy the beach, Sandwich and Deal are close by.

Property details

Goodnestone Park: sleeps 18 in 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 5 reception rooms including Drawing room, Dining room with seating for 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, 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

Sweeping staircase to the 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 zip link super king size/twin beds, 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 bed

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

Family bathroom with bath, WC, hand basin

Guest cloakroom

Stairs to Second Floor

William's Room (sleeps 2) zip link super king size/twin beds, views of parkland door to en-suite bathroom with bath, walk in shower, WC and hand basin

Games Room (sleeps 2) zip link super king size/twin beds, views of parkland door to en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin

Francis's Room (sleeps 2) zip link super king size/twin beds, views of parkland, en-suite bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin

Robert's Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, en-suite shower room with WC and hand basin

Guest Cloakroom


Evening drinks

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.

Licenced wedding venue in grounds for up to 70 guests

What you need to know

Contact us for details of activities available during your stay including, Beauty therapy treatments, wellness packages, private yoga and pilates sessions, Hot air ballooning, clay pigeon shooting to name a few.

We can offer catering throughout your stay from picnics to fine dining just let us know what would suit and we will arrange.

Wedding celebrations at Goodnestone Park can be arranged for up to 150 wedding guests in a marquee with catering also available. Our on-site wedding organiser will help you plan your special day at Goodnestone Park and be in attendance on the day.

The FitzWalter Room is licensed for civil ceremonies and is situated within the grounds of the house, seating up to 70 wedding guests.  

Goodnestone Park Gardens are open to the public but are for your private use outside of opening hours, the gardens immediately surrounding the house are private and for your use only.

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