Once you have left your Morgan with us you may be thinking…
“What can I do with the day that my Morgan service has given me?”
We are a few minutes walk from Borough Green & Wrotham Station which takes you directly into London Victoria (platform 1) or to Maidstone or Ashford International (platform 2).
Return fares from Borough Green and Wrotham to London Victora start from £13.90 and the journey only takes approximately 40-45 minutes! Train times are regular but please check before you travel using the National Rail Enquiries Website (www.nationalrail.co.uk).
Once in the capital there is an abundance of activity from sightseeing to eating and drinking to museums and culture or shopping.
Return fares from Borough Green and Wrotham to Maidstone East start from £6.50 and the journey is only around 14-18 minutes. Maidstone is an ideal place for more basic “high street” shopping or a good lunch with many different restaurants and cafes all in a close area.
If you want to go further in this direction then you can go to Ashford International Station, return fares start from £14.80 and the journey is 45-50 minutes. In Ashford you have the Mc Arthur Glen Designer Outlet with over 80 different brands, or if your Morgan is staying with us for longer you could book a short stay in Lille, Paris or Brussels and get the Eurostar train to these locations!
If you don’t fancy a train journey you could get the 222 bus that stops at Wrotham, Borough Green Train Station, Shipbourne, Tonbridge and Tonbridge Wells. These buses run hourly and for a full timetable please click this link – https://bustimes.org.uk/services/set_6-222-B-y08. When in Tonbridge Wells you will find similar shops, cafe’s and restaurants that you would get in Maidstone.
On a Tuesday there is a bus service to and from Bluewater, the service is operated by Redroute buses and the number is 228 (Tonbridge-Borough Green-Wrotham-Bluewater). The bus will stop at Borough Green Train Station at 9:30 and will leave Bluewater Bus Stop 6 at 14:00. There is only one bus to and from each day so be punctual! In Bluewater there is a wide variety of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and even a full size cinema! For a full range of facilities have a look at the Official Bluewater website by clicking the picture below!
We have an arrangement with the local luxury leisure facility Reynolds Retreat for you to enjoy a Spa Day! We can issue you with a day pass that entitles you to – entry to the infinity pool, access to the luxury spa, an opportunity to climb the never-ending climbing wall or challenge yourself to the outdoor obstacle course! See the video below to see the Reynolds Retreat!
Comp Gardens – Comp Gardens have created a tranquil, beautiful garden full of secret corners and different styles. There are delightfully different areas of vegetation and as you step into each area a new sight and smell awaits you. We couldn’t recommend it enough as a couple of hours temporary respite from the world. There are tearooms providing both sweet and savoury options and gluten free choices as well. For more information about Comp Gardens visit their website by clicking the picture below!
If you are visiting Comp Gardens then the nearest pub is The Blue Anchor in Platt, it is open from 11:00 to 23:00 but be aware that they do not serve food on Mondays!
Many of you belong to the National Trust and there is an abundance of local Trust properties and gardens within a 20 minute drive from us. Some of these are often accompanied with a recommended lunch venue and include:
Ightham Mote – Ightham Mote is Britains best preserved medieval house with charming gardens and estate grounds. Ightham Mote is a short walk from The Plough in Ivy Hatch, best described as a traditional Country Pub offering modern dining. Miles (the landlord of the Plough) hired his Dad a Morgan and we are recommending The Plough as the destination Pub after our breakfast club on 7th July 2018! To learn more about Ightham Mote click on the picture below!
Chartwell – A family home and (dog friendly) garden of Sir Winston Churchill. The house has a rich and interesting history and is a great place to visit! To learn more about Chartwell, the opening times, prices or how to get there please visit the Chartwell National Trust Page by clicking on the picture of the house below!
Quebec House – Quebec House was the childhood home of General James Wolfe, victor of the Battle of Quebec in 1759 and one of the most famous British Military Leaders and an ideal place to reminisce about Georgian life. You can try some Georgian recipes every Sunday at 1-4 pm, watch one of the informal re-enactments and then take a short walk over to Chartwell (see above). To learn more about Quebec House click on the picture below!
If you are visiting Cartwell or Quebec House The Fox & Hounds at Toys Hill would be the perfect place for lunch. It is a rustic English pub offering locally sourced food and drink. From Chartwell it is a three minute drive and a seven minute drive from Quebec house.
National Trust attractions slightly further afield!
Scotney Castle – A country house, romantic garden, 14th Century moated castle, all in a beautiful wooded estate. To learn more about Scotney Castle click on the picture below!
Owletts – Owletts is the home of the famous architect Sir Herbert Baker (1862-1946). The 17th century family home has a varied history and different architectural features all set within a traditional garden. To learn more about Owletts click on the picture below!
St Johns Jerusalem – St Johns Jerusalem tranquil garden and 13th century chapel. With its unusual chapel, set in idyllic gardens surrounded by a square moat, St John’s Jerusalem is a haven from the noise and bustle of nearby Dartford. To learn more about St Johns Jerusalem click on the picture below!
St Johns Jerusalem
Chiddingstone Village – Chiddingstone Village is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in Kent. It is also home to a very good pub called The Castle Inn! To learn more about Chiddingstone Village click on the picture below!
Knole – Knole has a 400 year visitor history, with towering portraits and glistening furniture much of it from 17th Century Royal Palaces its no wonder why it has been so popular! Opposite Knole is The White Hart pub, an excellent choice for lunch! To learn more about Knole click on the picture below!