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Capel Courtyard is within striking distance of some of the UK’s best gardens such as Sissinghurst and Great Dixter, as well as having many National Trust properties on it’s doorstep – such as Scotney Castle, Chartwell , Batemans and Igtham Mote.  In fact the gardens and National Trust properties in this area are too numerous to mention.

Capel Courtyard is a 20 minute drive from the historic Georgian spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.  Wander around the older, southern end of this delightful town, known as The Pantiles, and try the famous water from the Chalybeate Spring which is purported to have many health benefits.   Browse the lovely individual shops such as Le Petit Jardin or stop to have a drink in one of the many cafes, such as Juliette’s.

Also a 20 minute drive away you can access Bewl Water, the largest manmade reservoir in England which offers sailing and paddle boarding or just walk around its perimeter or have a drink in the cafe.  A similar distance away lies Bedgebury Forest and Bedgebury Pinetum which both offer stunning walks with a magnificent collection of different trees.

Within an easy drive are some of England’s best vineyards, including Chapel Down and Rathfinny, whilst just 5 minutes down the road is Herbert Hall. Plus close by is Biddenham boutique cider company and Cellar Head Brewing real ale company

In addition the  lovely seaside towns of Rye and Winchelsea are within a 45 minute drive.

Capel Courtyard is situated between the villages of Horsmonden and Goudhurst in the Weald of Kent.  Around are plenty of amazing local walks including the High Weald Walks and fabulous bike rides including Bewl and Bedgbury bike hire. Please ask us for information.


By Rail

Paddock Wood Railway station is a 10-15 minute drive away and offers a twice hourly service to London Bridge, Waterloo East and London Charing Cross stations, with an approximate journey time of just under one hour.

Usually there are taxis available to pick up at Paddock Wood Railway Station when you arrive.

Alternatively (our recommendation) is to prebook a taxi from the following local taxi companies:

  • Tim Curtis 07745529354
  • Paul Revell 07738 078602 (Yalding Taxis)
  • Lee Smith  07706 505355
  • David Campbell  07973 983961


From the M25 take the A21 towards Tunbridge Wells.

When you turn into Grovehurst Lane you will pass one cottage on your right before reaching a small private driveway on your right with a set of gateposts with a black sign on the open gate saying ‘Private Property, no through road’.  Proceed down this driveway. At the end of this driveway you will reach two sets of black electric gates, and those to Capel Courtyard are on your right. The sign on the stone pillar by the gate reads ‘Capel Manor Courtyard’.




Capel Manor Courtyard
Grovehurst Lane
TN12 8BG

Tel: +44(0)1892 722769
Mob: +44(0)7860 804912