Leisure time

Great countryside for walking…

Bulltown Farmhouse has immense appeal to those wishing to walk the North Downs Way with its spectacular views and fascinating heritage, passing through the Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Along the way can be found peaceful villages, a range of wildlife and the iconic Pilgrims Way. You can find more information here.

Sightseeing, shopping and seaside within each reach…

Even though Bulltown Farmhouse is located in rural peaceful countryside, it is just a short drive away from major attractions such as the Ashford Designer Outlet shopping centre, the cathedral city of Canterbury and other places of historic interest. It is also conveniently situated for Eurostar and Eurotunnel services to France and Belgium.

You can experience Canterbury’s history and heritage, see its stunning architecture and world famous buildings. Visit magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, visit the seaside in Herne Bay or Whitstable. Canterbury tourism has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside, ensuring that however varied your interests are you will be spoilt for choice. Enjoy the beautiful coastline and countryside and breathtaking heritage and culture.

The Ashford Designer Outlet is just 15 minutes from Bulltown Farmhouse, it is the best place to find over 80 world-famous designer brands all under one roof. Set in exceptional grounds and under a tented structure, the architecture is worth the visit alone. You can treat yourself to a Pizza Express, Wagamama’s or a snack from Pasty Presto. Sit down with Caffe Nero to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

  • Canterbury Cathedral

. Ashford Designer Outlet
. Canterbury Cathedral
. Port Lympne Wildlife Park
. Howletts Wild Animal Park
. Rare Breeds Centre
. Shepherd Neame (Faversham)
. Kent Kitesurfing School (Whitstable)

Towns and cities to visit…

. Ashford
. Canterbury
. Eurostar (Paris, Brussels and Lille)
. Eurotunnel (Calais, Boulogne and Dunkerque)
. Faversham
. Herne Bay
. Rye
. Tenterden
. Whitstable
. Wye

Castles and grounds…

Crowning the white cliffs high above the port, the mighty Crowning the white cliffs high above the port, the mighty Dover Castle was started by Henry II in the 1160s. A visionary restoration has brought those days vividly to life in the Great Tower, where technicolor furnishings sit beside brightly-painted wood. Deep underground the Secret Wartime Tunnels reveal stories of conflict that range from the Napoleonic era, via Dunkirk to the Cold War.

Exquisite Leeds Castle simply should not be missed. Romantic, lake-ringed and packed with heritage, its ornate interior is unforgettable, making it one of the iconic castles in Kent. Outside, 500 acres of parkland houses a hedge maze, holiday cottages and the high-wire thrills of Go Ape.

The 113ft Norman keep of Rochester Castle is one of the tallest in England, while the castle is also among the country’s best-preserved. The many stories to be discovered at 13th century Hever Castle include the romance between one-time resident Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At Tonbridge Castle explore one of England’s finest examples of a mote and bailey fortifications; there are 14 acres of grounds to roam around too.

Walmer Castle was built by Henry VIII to bolster defences against the French, before being turned into the elegant home of the Duke of Wellington, Warden of the Cinque Ports. Prowl battlements and storerooms at beautifully preserved Deal Castle, another Henry VIII fortification. While fairy-tale, river-side Upnor Castle is a real rarity: an Elizabethan artillery fort, designed to protect the Queen’s fleet at nearby Chatham Docks.

The list of enthralling castles in Kent stretches far and wide revealing unique history and heritage in some of the most beautiful parts of the county.Dover Castle was started by Henry II in the 1160s. A visionary restoration has brought those days vividly to life in the Great Tower, where technicolor furnishings sit beside brightly-painted wood. Deep underground the Secret Wartime Tunnels reveal stories of conflict that range from the Napoleonic era, via Dunkirk to the Cold War.Exquisite Leeds Castle simply should not be missed. Romantic, lake-ringed and packed with heritage, its ornate interior is unforgettable, making it one of the iconic castles in Kent. Outside, 500 acres of parkland houses a hedge maze, holiday cottages and the high-wire thrills of Go Ape.

The 113ft Norman keep of Rochester Castle is one of the tallest in England, while the castle is also among the country’s best-preserved. The many stories to be discovered at 13th century Hever Castle include the romance between one-time resident Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. At Tonbridge Castle explore one of England’s finest examples of a mote and bailey fortifications; there are 14 acres of grounds to roam around too.

Walmer Castle was built by Henry VIII to bolster defences against the French, before being turned into the elegant home of the Duke of Wellington, Warden of the Cinque Ports. Prowl battlements and storerooms at beautifully preserved Deal Castle, another Henry VIII fortification. While fairy-tale, river-side Upnor Castle is a real rarity: an Elizabethan artillery fort, designed to protect the Queen’s fleet at nearby Chatham Docks.

The list of enthralling castles in Kent stretches far and wide revealing unique history and heritage in some of the most beautiful parts of the county.

. Allington Castle
. Deal Castle
. Dover Castle
. Hever Castle
. Leeds Castle
. Penshurst Place
. Rochester Castle
. Sissinghurst Castle
. Tonbridge Castle
. Upnor Castle
. Walmer Castle

Bird watching in Kent…

. Fatbirder
. Kent Ornitholigical Society

Local places to eat…
. Black Horse, Monks Horton
. Compasses Inn, Crundale
. Duck Inn, Pett Bottom
. Farriers Arms, Mersham
. Five Bells Inn, East Brabourne
. The Granville, Lower Hardres
. Honest Miller, Brook
. Hop Pocket, Bossingham
. King’s Head, Wye
. Rose & Crown, Stelling Minnis
. Tiger Inn, Stowting