The Garden Season at Mount Ephraim
For over 300 years, the Dawes family have lovingly cared for the house and gardens at Mount Ephraim and today they present one of the breathtaking spots in the South East of England. 10 acres of classical gardens lie within an 800-acre farm with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Sitting at the top of the hill is the late Victorian manor house, featuring the West Wing Kitchen and Bed & Breakfast.
The five double bed and breakfast rooms have ensuite bathrooms, flatscreen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has been individually and beautifully decorated and each is named after former inhabitants – Cook, Butler, Gamekeeper, Maid and the Sir Edwyn Suite, which is named after Sir Edwyn Dawes who built the house that visitors see today. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the 10 acres of stunning gardens outside of normal opening hours and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the West Wing Kitchen.
During the Garden Season (April to September), the Tea Room is open from Wednesday to Sunday serving delicious homemade lunches and home-baked cakes and afternoon teas. In the evenings, guests are welcome to picnic in the gardens, or take a short walk to the Red Lion pub in Hernhill which serves contemporary Kentish food.
For the active guest and for anyone looking to explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bike, there are some great local walks and cycle rides accessible from the doorstep and the B&B will happily store bicycles overnight.
Mount Ephraim is ideally located just off the end of the M2 motorway in Kent, en route to Dover or the Channel Tunnel, and within a 10-minute drive of Faversham, Canterbury and Whitstable.
Mount Ephraim is an ideal country retreat for anyone looking to escape for the night or weekend and they welcome families, friends and couples. Stay at Mount Ephraim and enjoy everything the estate has to offer, www.mountephraimgardens.co.uk.