To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week (14th – 20th August 2018), boutique self-catering lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in Kent and Sussex. Now you only need decide what goes first on the scone, jam or cream?
Castle View, Whitstable, Kent
Castle View is ideal for a relaxing stay on the North Kent coast, offering a rooftop terrace to watch the sunset over the harbour and the castle. Located in the heart of Whitstable, visitors can enjoy the beach as well as the local independent shops, art galleries and boutiques. This seaside retreat is close to Whitstable castle where guests can delight in their Castle Afternoon Tea featuring a selection of finger sandwiches and sweet treats with a glass of prosecco.
Prices from – 3 nights= £440 / 7 nights= £550
Cathedral Mews, Canterbury, Kent
Luxury apartment Cathedral Mews offers incredible views of Canterbury skyline, including the historic Cathedral, from the private roof terrace. With the enchanting city’s high street on your doorstep, guests will be able to take advantage of Canterbury’s afternoon tea offerings. Guests can indulge in Champagne afternoon tea at The Falstaff Hotel, a 15th century coaching inn, or take a step back in time at the typically British Tiny Tim’s Tea Room.
Prices from – 3 nights= £457 / 7 nights= £653
Beaufort Apartment, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Beaufort Apartment offers a truly luxurious break in the heart of famous landmark, The Pantiles, in Royal Tunbridge Wells. With a balcony overlooking the historic area and a fabulous selection of shops and cafes close by, this property is the perfect base for a visit to the Royal borough. Guests can take a short walk to Juliet’s, an independent café serving a divine afternoon tea.
Prices from – 3 nights= £328 / 7 nights= £410
The Mint in Rye, Sussex
This enchanting property offers a cosy stay with a large Tudor brick inglenook fireplace for those cooler evenings, and a patio garden for the warmer months. Perfectly positioned in the ancient town of Rye, The Mint in Rye is just a stone’s throw from the historic town where there’s a choice of tea houses to celebrate afternoon tea week. Guests can unwind in local favourites Cobbles Team Room and Fletcher’s House for a spot of tea.
Prices from – 3 nights= £671 / 7 nights= £895
Brittons Hill Cottage, Appledore, Kent
This quintessentially English thatched cottage is a rural retreat dating back 350 years. The cottage offers beautiful views across the valley, which can be viewed from the hot tub or the garden swing seat. Brittons Hill Cottage makes the perfect base for those wanting to explore the Garden of England with towns such as Tenterden and Cranbrook nearby. Guests can visit the quaint village of Appledore for a truly traditional English high tea experience at Miss Mollett’s High Class Tea Room.
Prices from – 3 nights= £735 / 7 nights= £1050
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