Alkham Valley Views is in a peaceful rural location with open sheep fields to the front and side. We are situated on the north downs with a public footpath running alongside the property offering lovely dog walks. A two minute walk will take you to the stables at the bottom of the lane riding lessons from £11 for half an hour. Or you can walk to the nearby Battle of Britain Museum.There is a lovely pub up the road, Indian takeaway ,Chinese, fish and chip shop and convenience store within 5 mins, the Folkestone harbour and beach is only 5 minuets away too.
Nearby Points of Interest
- Battle of Britain Museum (1 mi)
- The fascinating Battle of Britain Museum is a 20 minute walk away where you can also see part of the old aerodrome and some of the hangers where the aeroplanes were kept .The most important collection of battle of Britain artifacts on show in the country.
- Folkestone People’s History Museum (2.8 mi)
- “The Folkestone People’s History Centre was launched by Canterbury Christ Church University in November 2005, in collaboration with The Creative Foundation, Kent County Council Arts and Libraries, local historians and archaeological services. It offers a unique historical resource for the local community; houses a multi-media archive and provides a base for strong academic research.” This is a fascinating museum.
- Elham Valley Railway (3.2 mi)
- “Step back in time to the 1930′s. Come along and visit the Elham Valley Railway Museum at Peene [...] This is really something for the whole family. If you like local history, artifacts, and memorabilia of this the golden age of the railway, pleasant gardens, ducks, doves and trains, then this is the place to visit.”
- Horse riding (1 mi)
- A 2 minute walk will take you to the stables at the bottom of the lane where you can get a 30 minute ride for £11 – hats will be lent to you. On Wednesdays they have a ‘fun day’ for smaller children.
- Golf (3 mi)
- Sene Valley Golf Club, located within Broome Park near Canterbury, is on a picturesque spot in Kent. Excellent golf. The bar facilities are good, and catering is also taken care of – a good quality Sunday lunch is available.
How to find us
Follow the M20 to Dover and just as you get outside of Folkestone the road changes to the A20. Look to the left for signs to Hawkinge or Canterbury and follow – do not take the A260 exit off the roundabout but take the next one that goes up a very steep hill – this is White Horse Hill. Just before the 30 mile an hour speed limit posts you will see my B&B sign post; turn in there, to the right no 8. It is before the White Horse Pub, so if you have gone past there you have gone to far!
Follow the A20 and signs to London and the M20 Folkestone Maidstone (not Canterbury). Take the turning for Folkestone across the roundabout to the T junction; turn right across the bridge over the main road to the roundabout, and straight over and up steep hill. Before the speed signs on the right you will see the B&B sign (number – turn in there. If you go past the White Horse pub you have gone too far!
Arrive at Folkestone central station, walk out of the station to the road and just to your right (50 yards) you will see a bus stop. Take the number 16 to Canterbury, it will take you through Hawkinge as you go up a very steep hill with fields on either side. You will see my B&B sign on the right hand side. Get off the bus at the White Horse pub and just walk back over the road.
Take the 16 bus to Folkestone and get off at the White Horse pub in Hawkinge – our B&B is just down a bit on the opposite side of the road (number 8).
Head north out of Gatwick airport on the M23. At junction 8, take the M25 exit to M1/M4. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for A25/M11/M20/Dartford. Continue on M26. Merge onto M20 (for 40 miles). Continue on A20. Take the A260 exit toward Canterbury. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Canterbury Rd.