Walking & Cycling

There are numerous walking and cycling routes from the house. On our doorstep is the National Trust Scotney Castle. It is a 2 minute along our lane to enter the Scotney estate (for walkers only).

Scotney Castle has a long and rich history dating from 1137 and holds some interesting stories about the last inhabitants of the castle, the Hussey family, as well as a former Prime Minister too.

Bedgebury Pinetum and Bedgebury forest is a 20 minute walk or a 10 minute cycle ride from Bramley House. Bedgebury has great walks and fantastic mountain bike trails suitable for both families and the more adventurous cyclists. Bedgebury also has ‘Go Ape’ which is a “wild outdoor adventure activity centre”.

Bewl Water Reservoir is a 5 minute drive away and has lovely trail walking and off-road cycling all around the reservoir.

  • We have secure storage for bicycles
  • We can provide packed lunches if required

Places to Visit

There is a wealth of National Trust properties in the area. As well as Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst and Bodium Castle, Rudyard Kiplings Batemans, Small Hythe Place, Chartwell and Ightam Mote are all within our part of Kent.

Leeds Castle and Hever Castle are both approximately half an hour away.


In addition, for those who love to visit gardens, Great Dixter, which is wonderful, Pashley Manor Gardens and Hole Park are all within half an hour drive from the house.


Biddenden Vineyard is a short drive away and it has regular tours and tastings in a peaceful country setting. If you wish to try more, Chapel Down Wines, Hush Heath Winery and Seddlescombe Organic Vineyard are all approximately half an hour drive away.

Steam Trains

Train enthusiasts, children and adults alike will love Tenterden Steam Railway or Eridge Steam Railway near Tunbridge Wells. A little further afield one can visit the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch small gauge railway.

Eating Out

In the surrounding villages there are numerous choices with a good selection of restaurants, pub food, tea rooms and cafes. We can advise you.

Ray & I have lived in this area for a long time so, in general, if you have any questions please do ask us and we will endeavour to help you get the best from your time with us.