Sample the delights from our working farm
Brenley Farm has been in the Berry family and carefully managed for many generations. In the dining room we have a portrait of Lynch Bird, an ancestor who lived in the house from about 1820. We also have a sampler done by his daughter Matilda aged 10, created in 1836.
Many of the buildings around the house and farm are Listed Grade II and of architectural and historical interest. This includes the walls around the house and vegetable garden; a mediaeval thatched granary and tithe barn and the fine Georgian stable building.
The farmed land includes hops and a vineyard, apples and pears, cereal crops and a horse livery.
Moving along with new developments we are now registered to have Civil Ceremonies at Brenley, either in the hall in the house or the Garden Room Gazebo, on the front lawn by the duck pond. We also have a field available nearby for marquees.
Walking and/or cycling are free, good for the soul and they are free. Whilst the trees are bare of leaves, they show their wonderful outlines against the stark winter skies. Our favourite walk is in Perry Woods with a range of trees changing colour at different rates and a huge array of fungi on the woodland floor. With wonderful views over the hedgerows and across fields and downland, a relaxing way to enjoy this great area.
Wherever you walk you will find some excellent village pubs, often tucked away and serving good local produce in front of roaring fires and woodburners.
Here at Brenley and around Faversham we have all of the above and lots more. See the migrating and winter visitors on the marshes with the birds, barges and big skies walk ending in some good food at the Three Mariners at Oare. Investigate ancient villages on the old roman roads and pilgrim’s trails - Watling Street, the main road from London to Dover runs through the villages of Ospringe, Faversham and Boughton; the Saxon Shoreway takes in the whole of the Kent coastline from London right around to Rye. Walking or cycling takes in the wild splendour of the rolling Kent Downs with its spectacular views on the chalk downland.
The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has recently been awarded Runner Up in the Best Destination category for the Responsible Travel Awards 2009. Second only To Cape Town, so what better reason to come and visit; see why the Kent Downs are so highly regarded world wide.
You can find out about walks in Kent by following the links below: