Holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation in Biddenden
Biddenden is a traditional village in Kent characterised by lattice windowed Flemish weavers’ cottages found along the High Street. The street is paved with Bethersden Marble, quarried nearby centuries ago.
Biddenden is famous for a pair of conjoined twins born in 1100 in the village known as ‘the Maids of Biddenden’. A craft and illustrated wooden sign in the village green shows a nice picture of them. The twins, Elisa and Mary Chulkhurst, lived to the age of 34. Once a year Biddenden Biscuits bearing an effigy of the twins are baked and given to the local poor.
Set deep within mid-Kent, you’ll see why people call Kent the ‘Garden of England.’ It is surrounded by lush fields and woodland. You can also visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens which is an extensive formal garden created in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West.
There are a number of walking trails in and around Biddenden for trekkers. One such area is the Biddenden Millennium Field, a nature and conservation area of 20.5 acres first created in 1999 for the Millennium celebrations. Visit the wooded area (the Rookery) with quaint streams and ponds complete with dipping platforms, and three statues carved from old trees. At the top of the field is a sun clock - just stand on the right month and your shadow will tell you the time! Another interesting feature is the Direction Finder that indicates distances to various places, such as London, Paris and Rye. Follow the nature trail around the Millennium for fun too.
For further ideas, why not look for somewhere to stay in and around Biddenden? We have a great collection of Biddenden cottages, holiday homes and self-catering accommodation.