Scotney West Lodge, Tunbridge Wells

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If you’re after an idyllic self-catering holiday home in Kent, consider choosing Scotney West Lodge. This classic gatehouse lies at the entrance to a historic estate and its wooded grounds. As well as the moated castle, which dates back to the 14th century, there’s a country mansion built in the Victorian times and a pretty garden. While staying here, you have free entry to the grounds and its buildings, so make the most of this and be sure to explore the estate.


Scotney West Lodge is a well-equipped holiday home that’s beautifully preserved and decorated. It has plenty of space and offers more than enough comfort for those who stay here. Upstairs there’s an en-suite master bedroom and a twin bedroom. Downstairs you’ll find the kitchen, dining room and living room along with a shower room. There’s an enclosed garden at the back that comes with decking and enough outdoor furniture to seat four people. Bear in mind that due to the property’s location, there may be some traffic noise, though this shouldn’t be too disruptive.


While staying at Scotney West Lodge, you should take the time to discover what Kent has to offer. The property lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a protected area known for its medieval manors, its pristine landscapes and its bustling villages and towns. Visit the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and learn about its famous spring water. Tick off popular attractions such as the Spa Valley Railway and the High Rocks National Monument. Also, take time to stop by some of the many parks, forests and zoos that you’ll find throughout the area. 



Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

Pet Friendly –  1 dog only

Parking spaces for 2 cars

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Things to Do

Spa Valley Railway – Enjoy a leisurely train ride on the historic Spa Valley Railway. Admire the views of the Sussex countryside and take time to explore the places you stop at along the way. There are four stations in total and the railway hosts a wide range of special events throughout the year.

High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – Scotney West Lodge is right in the heart of this protected area. Make the most of your time here and explore the AONB to your heart’s content. Go on picturesque drives, try some ambitious hiking trails and visit the area’s many pleasant villages and towns.

Drusillas Park – This is a family-friendly amusement park and zoo that’s around 45 minutes away from the property. It also has some play areas for kids to run around and have fun in.  

Eating Out


The Small Holding – A short drive from the holiday home is The Small Holding, a working farm and restaurant that’s been delighting guests with its delicious food since opening in 2018. It’s a sustainable venue and all the food is locally sourced.

Bill’s Tunbridge Wells Restaurant – Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this contemporary restaurant serves a broad selection of dishes from around Europe.

Simply Indian – This restaurant’s menu showcases the best of Indian cuisine. It can be found in Wadhurst, which is just 10 minutes from Scotney West Lodge by car.

  • Great Location

    Situated at the entrance to an historic estate and it wooded grounds

  • Pet Friendly

    One well behaved dog welcome.

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