As secluded romantic hideaways go, they don’t get much better than Worth Hideaway. Nestled amongst lush Kent countryside, on the doorstep of the picturesque village of Worth, Worth Hideaway is an idyllic, rural retreat. This pretty village boasts fine period houses, an historic church with Norman origins, two charming pubs and a delightful duck pond. Nearby, you can enjoy the historic town of Sandwich and a little further away, you can visit the former fishing, mining and garrison coastal town of Deal. The famous Royal St George’s Golf Club of Sandwich is due to host the 2021 Open Championship.
Worth Hideaway lives up to its dreamy name. It really is like a secret hideaway where you can enjoy absolute peace and quiet and a world of private spaces. As you stroll down the garden path, passing the pond and the inviting hammock, crossing the lawns with the two deckchairs waiting, you will realise that this holiday retreat offers something special. The barn is beautiful inside and out, your romantic holiday haven.
Beautiful doors open to your heavenly open plan living space. Nods to the past such as the beautifully restored beams add character and warmth to this luxurious pad. Light floods the space and the pale oak floor spreads throughout. A trendy, contemporary kitchen provides everything you need for a self-catering break and a quality deep leather sofa and a comfortable armchair sit in front of the cosy woodburner. Huge picture windows and doors look out to the lush lawns and woodlands. A local artist’s serene seascapes decorate the walls, adding to the sense of peace. You can dine in the intimate dining corner or alfresco on the patio as you watch the sun go down and listen to the birdsong.
Your dreamy bedroom offers a super king bed and luxury linens as well as gorgeous garden views. Your immaculate ensuite bathroom enjoys delightful Amtico flooring, a shower and a lovely bath where you can soak and count your blessings.
If you can bear to leave this little piece of paradise, you can venture beyond the lawns and pond to discover the charms of the village and the treats of medieval Sandwich.
The lovely village of Worth is set amidst orchards and fields in the gorgeous Kent countryside. It enjoys a central conservation area arranged around the village duck pond which formerly marked the end of a navigable creek. The village’s historic church, St Peter and St, Paul has Norman origins, unusual wooden shingles on the tower and a roof resembling an upturned boat. The two village pubs include the award winning St Crispin Inn and the playing field frequently hosts village cricket matches and events.
Sandwich offers much historical interest. It is one of the Cinque Ports though now the town is two miles from the sea. It still has many original medieval buildings. The Sandwich Guildhall Museum dates from Elizabethan times and boasts artefacts dating from the 13th century. Monk’s Wall Nature Reserve and a bird observatory can be found at Sandwich Bay. Close by, the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre, built in 1760, exhibits a fascination collection of farming and craft tools plus a complete wheelwright’s workshop and a blacksmith’s workshop and forge.
Deal is a charming town with splendid architecture, a wonderful shingle beach, an excellent range of independent shops, 2 weekly markets, 2 castles, a pier, 3 museums and some outstanding restaurants. Deal is a former fishing, mining and garrison town with history closely linked to the anchorage in the Downs. You can explore the lovely shops and cafes or take the coastal cycle path to Kingsdown via the historic Deal castle. Deal’s Maritime and Local History Museum portrays the fascinating changing history of Deal, Walmer and the surrounding area. There is an interesting collection of boats including the 1891 Saxon King. The Timeball Tower Museum also explores and explains the nautical history of Deal. The Kent Museum of Moving Image is a not-for-profit museum that explores the deep history of the moving image from the days of candlelit magic lantern performances and hand-painted slides through to the modern cinema.
Deal is very close to Walmer, a possible location for Julius Ceasar’s first arrival. You can explore more than eight acres of award-winning gardens in the grounds of the picturesque Walmer Castle. It was once a Tudor artillery fortress that became a stately home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, including the Iron Duke of Wellington. The formal and informal gardens are a delight with herbaceous borders, vivid colourful planting, an impressive cloud hedge, a kitchen garden, wild flower meadows, shaded woodland, a sunken glen and the glorious Queen Mother’s garden.