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The Hadlow Tower

Hadlow - Kent

The Hadlow Tower

Hadlow - Kent

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"Enjoy your own fairytale at Hadlow Tower, the tallest folly in the UK, offering 360 panoramic views of the surrounding Kent countryside."

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3


  • Stay in the tallest folly in the United Kingdom
  • Set across 4 floors, enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding Kent countryside
  • Enjoy the historical architecture and traditional stain glassed windows and spiral staircases
  • Relax in the drawing room on comfy sofas in front of the wood burning stove
  • Rapunzel bedroom on top floor has private dressing room and en-suite, as well as stunning views
  • Enjoy the sleepy village of Hadlow, or take a 10-minute drive to nearby town of Tonbridge and its array of bars and restaurants

  You should know...

  • Possibility for 8 guests by using a vestibule room
  • Property is self catering, although private chef or premium hamper can be arranged
  • Guests will have private use of the exhibition centre for the duration of their stay.

The Details...

Enter your own fairytale at Hadlow Tower, a 3 to 4 bedroom luxury holiday retreat with 360 degree panoramic views of the Kent countryside. Also affectionately known as May's Folly, this Grade 1 listed property was once on the World Monument Fund's 100 most endangered historic buildings in the world, before it underwent a multi-million pound restoration.

It is also the tallest folly of its kind in the United Kingdom, with visitors staying across five floors in the upper part of the tower. While Hadlow Tower boasts beautiful and historical architecture, the interior has everything that guests need to enjoy a luxurious and modern stay.

The first floor has a fully equipped kitchen, along with the stunning dining room so diners can look across the "garden of England" as they eat. Although a self-catering property, the kitchen will be stocked with organic milk, free range eggs, premium tea, coffee for the Nespresso Machine, butter, bread and an array of spreads upon arrival.

The hosts can also help to make the stay that extra bit special with the hire of a chef or a premium hamper to be enjoyed out in the surrounding countryside, or for chilled champagne to be waiting for you upon arrival.

Heading up the spiral staircase and past the traditional stain glassed windows leads to the drawing room on the second floor with its comfy sofas, cosy seating areas and wood burning stove. There is also a bathroom and vestibule bedroom on this level.

The third floor hosts the double Snow White bedroom and the twin Red Riding Hood bedroom, each decorated and furnished to perfectly blend tradition and luxury.

Finally the fourth floor has the Rapunzel bedroom, a double room with its own private dressing room and mezzanine en-suite. Of course at this height the views are at their most spectacular.

The village of Hadlow itself is right outside the castle gates and a couple of country pubs are a 10 minutes walk away, but for a large choice of bars and restaurants it is worth the 10 minute drive to the nearby town of Tonbridge.

The cultural attractions of Broadview Gardens, Tonbridge Castle and the Oast Theatre can also be found in the town, while the more active could head out into Haysden Country Park or kayak down the River Medway.


Essential Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Rural Location
  • Town/village Location
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking

There is a lift to all accommodation floors. Some steps but largely wheelchair friendly.


  • Boat trips
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wildlife

Grade 1 Listed property. Thought to be the tallest folly in the UK and tallest private house in Kent

The Hadlow Tower

  Nearest Airport

London Gatwick is 35 Minutes drive, London Heathrow is 1 hours drive, London Stansted is 1 hours drive

Detailed Pricing Information...

2 nights are £2,000, 3 nights 2,500 and 7 nights £3,500



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