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Goodnestone Park - Cottage in Goodnestone, Kent

Goodnestone Park

Cottage in Goodnestone, Kent      Sleeps 24

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Goodnestone Park Summary

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. Goodnestone offer guests quintessentially English gracious living in an aristocratic private residence with impeccable high class standards. Totally renovated, there are 12 bedrooms with mainly en-suite bathrooms, 5 elegant but homely reception rooms and a brand new kitchen giving a traditional feel but with modern day comforts.

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 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. The Park would be an ideal wedding location , small enough to host the most intimate and bespoke wedding and large enough to host a lavish occasion for up to 150 guests.

Holiday Cottage Features

  • Countryside
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large Holiday Cottages
  • Pet-Free

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Goodnestone Park Description

Goodnestone Park Holiday Accommodation

Goodnestone Park: sleeps 24 in 12 bedrooms, 11 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
Henry's Room (sleeps 2) king size bed
Family bathroom with bath, WC and hand basin
George's Room (sleeps 2) king size bed
Julian's Room (sleeps 2) king size bed
Family 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

Local Information about Goodnestone, Kent

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

Besides the spectacular and renowned gardens, there are extensive 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 the links courses at Royal St Georges, Sandwich and Royal Cinque Ports, Deal.

Within a mile is the gastro pub The Griffins Head at Chillenden renowned for its excellent food and BBQ's in the summer.

Cottage Guestbook

No superlatives do it justice! Our family and friends gasped in amazement as they went from room to room! Then, the beautifully lit Christmas tree in the hall ! The ambience was felt by all, our grandsons named it the Castle House, we think because of the huge staircases. There was nothing we wanted for, now, it seems like a dream, but we have photos to prove its reality!
Lyons- December 2017
I arranged a Strategy Away Day at Goodnestone Park for the Directors and senior management of a public company of which I am Chairman; we were very well looked after by the staff at the house and on arrival we were given a tour of the renowned gardens by a member of the family. Because there were no other guests staying in the house (as there would have been in a hotel, for example), there was an intimate feel to our away day and we were able to discuss confidential strategic matters among our group, without fear of being overheard by strangers. The house has been refurbished and redecorated to a very high standard, and the bedrooms are very comfortable with ensuite bathrooms. We were so pleased with the experience that we have booked in for next year.
June 2017
'Thank you so much for everything you did to make my special birthday weekend go so well. All my guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and loved Goodnestone and the sumptuous rooms that we all stayed in. It is a beautiful house which has been stunningly renovated and it really is the perfect venue for such an event. An impressive house with fascinating history, but at the same time extremely comfortable and somewhere we surprisingly all felt very much at home!'
Gareth's Birthday, March 2017
The most beautiful house I have ever been to, it was amazing with great service and perfect for our needs. Everyone said it was great fun and fantastic team building with great Instructors. Many thanks, Kelly
Kelly, London, February 2017
A lovely house with lovely grounds. Takes you back in time. We had a great time! Thanks a lot to the people who organised everything.
Panayiota Family - January 2017
A fabulous house. Comfortable and welcoming, warm and relaxing. Superb fluffy towels!
Thornton - December 2016
Just the most amazing place to stay, as we say goodbye to the UK for 4 years to head to Australia. A fantastic time was had by all. Thank you.
Southworth - November 2016
Wonderful 50th Birthday celebrations for my daughter in this amazing house. So beautifully kept, from the gorgeous fluffy towels to the extensive gardens. A magical place.
Deborah & Family - October 2016
What a beautiful place. I will always remember this wonderful weekend.
Ponsart's - October 2016
Blown away by the house, the grounds, the beds and the towels! Thank you so much for a fabulous time.
The Smallbones - October 2016
Everything was perfect! A very good experience and cannot wait to come back again. Thank you.
Marim Family - August 2016
'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 Hudsons & Friends - July 2016


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

Catering is available from picnics and light lunches to gournet fine dining, just let us know what you would like and we can arrange.

Weddings in a marquee for up to 150 guests (supplements applicable).

The garden Room is licenced for weddings for up to 130 guests alternatively the village church is within a 5 minute walk.

House bikes are avilable to borrow 


Mulberry Cottages for themselves and for holidaymakers in this property whose agents they are give notice that:

(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended holidaymakers

(ii) all descriptions (including photographs), dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but any intending holidaymakers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact

(iii) no person in the employment of Mulberry Cottages has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property

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