Cabbages and Kings
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Cabbages and Kings

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Stroll through the countryside of the North Downs Way, Ightham Moat, Emmets or Knole Park or maybe visit Down House home of Charles Darwin. When your finished return to the house, relax and unwind over traditional afternoon tea in the pretty cottage garden.

Stroll through the countryside of the North Downs Way, Ightham Moat, Emmets or KnolePark or maybe visit Down House home of Charles Darwin. When your finished return to the house, relax and unwind over traditional afternoon tea in the pretty cottage garden.

 

Cabbages and Kings B&B is to be found at the The Old Post Office in Halstead village. Surrounded by the peace and quiet of the countryside yet only minutes from junction 4 of the M25 making it superbly well connected for the whole of Kent and Sussex, Gatwick airport, London and the Channel Tunnel

 

Period Character and Charm

The beautiful Georgian flint house was originally built as the village post office and grocers around 1830. It has undergone many incarnations over its 175 plus years, serving it's community. The Old Post Office welcomed the millennium with a complete renovation, the transformation drawing out all of its charm and character to make it possibly the cosiest bed and breakfast in the Sevenoaks area. A simple yet sophisticated rustic country styling has been implemented to this period property using a wide range of natural materials. Oak, stone and slate, antique and modern furniture, delicate ornaments and lighting sumptuous fabrics and accessories, a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is warm, relaxed and inviting.

 

Harmonious Design for Simple Country Living

Responsible for the transformation is Jane, your host. Having worked as a soft-furnisher and interior designer for over 24 years, the challenge to make The Old Post Office the "best it could be" was irresistable. Jane is responsible for the design and project management of the renovation as well as the change of the fabric of the building, much of the actual internal finishing, the interior soft-furnishings, furniture and accessories and the landscaping and planting of the garden.

 

Delicious Home-cooked Breakfasts

An enthusiastic cook Jane offers a delicious traditional English breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes, toast and home-made preserves, sourcing as many ingredients as possible locally. Additionally to this there is the addition of vegetarian and healthy options as well as daily and seasonal specials such as fresh melon with stem ginger or American pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruit. Special dietary requirements can be catered for by prior arrangement.

 

Luxury En-suite Bedrooms

The main focus of the bedrooms is comfort. Each bedroom has been individually designed with its own fabrics, colour scheme and bespoke furniture. The en-suite facilities are all as individual as the bedrooms they accompany, and are fitted to a high standard with Christy's towels and luxury bath products. The addition of a few pieces of modern technology and creature comforts; ie flat screen LCD-TVs, a DVD library, clock radios, hair dryers, hotwater bottles and wheat-bags for those aching backs or tense shoulder muscles, along with the obligitory tea tray complete with cookies and an array of drink sachets and infusions completes the experience.

 

Your in-house Tour Guide

Finally Jane has a good knowledge of the surrounding area and can offer an abundance of ideas for excursions and dining out, whether it is afternoon tea at one of the best tea-shops in the south-east or an adrenalin packed day at Brands Hatch motor-racing. Maybe a simple a stroll round one of the many historic houses and gardens in the region or maybe you fancy messing about on the river in a rowing boat, followed by a relaxing hour or two tucking into a delicious champagne picnic? Yes, Jane can provide picnics with reasonable notice. You can also enjoy a delicious afternoon tea served at The Old Post Office in the garden or by the fire in the guest sitting room on a cold winters afternoon after a days walking, cycling or sightseeing.

 

The Corner Room has a warm and relaxing feel with its gentle curving wall. The pretty Designers Guild pansy floral curtains are balanced with stripes and checks of the upholstery and there is a sumptuous deeply quilted throw on the kingsize bed. The furniture and botanical print frames are a mix of warm dark woods and tone harmoniously with the deep heather painted T&G built in cupboards.

The tea/coffee tray has a variety of drinks sachets from fruit tea to Horlicks as well as a jar of delicious cookies.

There is a wall mounted flat screen TV with DVD player, clock radio and hairdryer.

The pretty ensuite shower room has white tiles with hand cut lilac and green detailing, lilac walls, shaver socket, an electric shower for all day hot water, a vanity sink unit and a curved towel radiator to keep your towels toasty warm for when you step out of the shower! 

 

Room Facilities:

King Size Bed

En-Suite with Shower

Tea and Coffee making facilities

Colour TV

DVD Player

Clock Radio

Hairdryer

  

Tariff : £70.00 per room

per night 

Reductions For : Weekly Stays 7 nights for the price of 6

Extras : Single night stays attract a £15 surcharge per room.Single Person £50.00 per night. Minimum 2 night stays weekends.

 

The Blue Room is on the first floor. It faces east and catches the morning sun. The twin white cast iron bedsteads can be zip linked to a luxurious queen size double big enough to get lost in!

This Cath Kidson styled room has a gentle airy feel, white bed linen, french style painted furniture and a cosy siltting area. Facilities in the room include a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and free wireless internet access.

The tea and coffee making facilities have an extensive range of hot drink sachets and a jar of delicious cookies. There is also a hairdryer.

The en-suite bathroom boasts a double ended bath with shiny chrome Victorian style taps with hand held showerhead, vanity sink unit and shaver socket. 

 

Room Facilities:

Twin Beds

En-Suite with Bath

NO Smoking

Tea and Coffee making facilities

Colour TV

DVD Player

Clock Radio

Hairdryer

 

Tariff : £70.00 per room

per night 

Extras : An extra single bed can be made up at an extra cost or £25 per night. Single person occupancy £50. Single night stays attract a £15 surcharge per room. Minimum 2 night stays weekends.

 

The Contemporary Room is on the ground floor and provides a calm and relaxing environment for your stay. Inspired by a trip to Bali the room combines asian elements along with simple contemporary styling.

There are the basics, ample storage space, an armchair, a luggage stand, the tea and coffee tray comes complete with teapot, hot chocolate, a wide selection of fruit and herbal teas and jar of delicious cookies.

The king-size bed has a hand quilted bedspread and cushions.

The spacious ensuite shower-room has a split level floor of oak and stone and with a large walk-in power shower, just hit the turbo button for a good drenching!! A wall mounted towel radiator keeps your towels toasty warm and there is ample space around the white ceramic surface mounted wash basin to spread out your toiletries. There is also a colour TV, hairdryer and clock radio.

 

Room Facilities:

King Size Bed

En-Suite with Shower

NO Smoking

Tea and Coffee making facilities

Colour TV

Video Player

Clock Radio

Hairdryer

 

Tariff : £70.00 per room

per night 

Extras : Single person occupancy £50. Single night stays attract a £15 surcharge. Minimum 2 night stays weekends.

 

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Other Facilities:

Garden for Guest Use

Guests Lounge

On Site Parking

Breakfast Available

Ironing Facilities

Children Welcome

Cyclists Welcome

Cot Available

Internet Access

Email Access

Ground Floor Rooms

Home Cooking

Organic Food
 

Disclaimer: The information on this property was presented with the best of intentions. Any reported errors will be corrected immediately. People interested in contacting the above property should confirm for themselves the accuracy of any data presented.

 

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Contact Details

Cabbages and Kings
The Old Post Office
Halstead
Sevenoaks
TN14 7HE
T: 01959 533054
M: 07773 103578

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