Welcome to Kingpost Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the beautiful Weald of Kent.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kingpost a 15th Century Grade II* listed Wealden Hall House in the Domesday village of Rolvenden. The village of Rolvenden is set in the Weald of Kent, an area of outstanding natural beauty and near to the historic Cinque Port Town of Tenterden known as The Jewel of the Weald.
At Kingpost we offer a comfortable double ensuite room, satellite TV, Wifi, off-street parking (garaging available on request) the comfiest bed and the best breakfast made from the finest ingredients that the 'Garden of England' can produce and all served in your own separate breakfast room.
For availability and general enquiries, please see our contact page.
75 High Street
Tel: +44 (0)1580 240788
Mob: +44(0) 7767 825950
About Kingpost & Rolvenden
Kingpost is a Wealden Hall House built of Oak with wattle & daub and lime plaster infill and was built in 1495 during the reign of Henry VII, the last King of England to win his throne on the field of battle.
The house was, at one time, known as Tanyard Farm and the B&B room itself, was originally a workshop situated between the main farmhouse and the barn. During the Georgian period the workshop was then formalised into the room that we use as the bed & breakfast room today.
The village of Rolvenden is situated in the High Weald, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and dates from Saxon times.
The name 'Rolvenden' may originate from a chieftain Hropwulf, and would refer to the 'den or pasture of Hropwulf's people'.
Rolvenden was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as ‘Rovindene’. In the reign of Edward III this was changed to 'Riolvinden', and then changed again to 'Rounden' in the late 17th century.
Rolvenden has many claims to fame not least, Frances Hodgson Burnett rented Great Maytham Hall, (between Rolvenden and Rolvenden Layne), in 1898 and a blocked-up door in the old walled garden inspired her to write the children’s classic "The Secret Garden".