Heathwood Lodge 4 Star AA rated Bead and Breakfast Heathwood Lodge AA Breakfast Award

About us

Having bought Heathwood Lodge in 2002 a major period of renovation has taken place over the years with great emphasis in retaining the original character and feel of the place especially as it is sited in a designated AONB area (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).  As the house backs onto forestry commission land the walking and exploring aspects are indeed unique and it is very possible to ‘get lost’ so local maps are essential.

Horse riding country is a major attraction with very quiet country lanes and ample forestry commission riding with permits arranged through TROT. Riding to hounds can be organised via East Kent Hunt which has kennels in the next door village of Elham.  Walking and hiking breaks are ideal from Heathwood Lodge, as the country is a mixture of small lanes, interesting trails through forestry commission land and hardly any traffic!

It is very common to encounter cyclists as the village of Stelling Minnis and our part namely Wheelbarrow Town, is on the rural ride scheme from Canterbury (6 miles). We therefore offer an excellent base for touring cyclist holiday together with secure overnight bike storage.

We are very fortunate to have two local pubs that both do excellent food (with the exception of Sunday nights- this will entail a trip to either Hythe or Canterbury if wishing to be fed on that night.)

Pub one (one mile away)

Rose and Crown, Stelling Minnis, (Jackie and Stewart 01227 709265)
(Traditional Sunday Lunch, Fish and Chip night Thursdays, Live jazz every Wednesday & open all day every day)

Pub No (2) (two miles away)

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham (Ian and Kim 01227 709866)
(Traditional roast served every Sunday, favourite English with a few Vietnamese dishes & traditional opening hours)