Bed & Breakfast nr Leigh, Tonbridge, Kent

Life at Charcott

Kent Breakfast Accreditation Scheme

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Kent Breakfast Accreditation Scheme

   Following an inspirational morning at Penshurst Place we are delighted to say we are hoping to become part of the Kent Breakfast Accreditation Scheme.  Run by Produced in Kent, this scheme is aimed at  promoting locally Kent produced goods and ingredients.  At least 60% of the breakfast ingredients that we serve must be grown, reared or produced in Kent.  And of course since we have always done our best to do exactly that, we are looking forward to receiving our promotional...

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Computer Nightmares

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 in Life at Charcott

Computer Nightmares

We have been beseiged with computer problems over the last few weeks.  Finally our much loved very ancient family PC blew up last weekend with a spectacular puff of smoke and a large bang.   A panicked callout of our lovely computer expert resulted in a trip to John Lewis and we are now the proud owners of a very smart laptop which we are still, 10 days later,  trying to find our way around.  Being a pair of computer dinosaurs this is not proving easy!  I have already done half the...

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Isn’t he beautiful?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Isn’t he beautiful?

               Our very handsome and well-behaved Tommy cockerel.  Master and Commander of his flock and a real gentleman, always standing back to allow his ladies first peck at any food they are given.  Nice natured and thankfully, quiet – unlike one of his predecessors who’s enthusiasm for life used often to result in guests tottering in red-eyed for breakfast due to his early crowing!  (I should perhaps add at this point that we have now...

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Runner Beans Update

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

Runner Beans Update

              Time to update on the runner beans.  And have to admit I’m over the moon!  All almost at the top of the wigwams, lots of lovely red and the odd white flowers and yesterday I even spotted the first tiny beans.  Brave little things have coped with the lumpy clay, survived howling gales, torrential rain and 3 days of absolute blistering heat (yes, summer did appear briefly last week!).   I have fertilised, watered religiously when...

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A Kentish Garden

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

A Kentish Garden

Many guests have asked about the quotation on the website from Edith Nesbit’s lovely poem A Kentish Garden.  Slightly windswept Charcott has rather a long way to go to match the wonderful tranquil picture Edith conjures up, there are no grey walls and we have certainly never seen any glow worms but we do our best.  So here is the poem in full:   A Kentish Garden There is a grey-walled garden, far away From noise and smoke of cities, where the hours Pass with soft wings among...

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RUNNER BEANS – and how…..!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Life at Charcott

RUNNER BEANS – and how…..!

 It’s a positive age since I posted.  Just too much happening with lots of guests, battling to get    washing done and dried with never ending rain,  and just no time to think or write.   And what am I blogging about this time?  Well………… runner beans actually.  Which had me well and truly  crippled for 48 hours earlier this week!  The story begins with the offer of 20 or so bean sprouts a few weeks ago from our lovely  friend who lives just up the...

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