Merzie Meadows


November 2018
The year has gone in a flash, weather sublime, the pool though not heated was a welcome place for our guests to cool off at the end of the day, and put their feet up in the garden after sight seeing in the heart of Kent. Building in the grounds has continued at a pace, and was able to be done without causing disruption to our guests,the birds in our garden were not too sure to begin with! but within a few days they went about their daily ritual as usual.
May 2017
How dry everywhere is at the moment, on one hand we have been pleased because a stable is being built in the field at Merzie Meadows for my daughter's horse, otherwise we might have been squelching around in mud, so far so good! Currently a sea of native blubells in our wood, with white garlic flowers beyond, fringing a now dried-out ditch which normally trickles water into a small stream running along on the outside of the wood, I miss my walks with Wilbur our Bernaise Mountain Dog, a gentle giant who loved everyone and is no longer with us, but simple pleasures calm the mind. The countryside in Kent is looking wonderful, and all the usual haunts in our area such as Leeds and Scotney Castles, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, and Pashley Manor are waiting to be discovered all over again. Please look at my website, they are all there to be seen.
The lovely warm weather has at last brought everything out into leaf and suddenly the garden is clothed in green, with splashes of colour here and there, Nesting around the house has also begun, with a secret ducks' nest tucked away in an outside corner. The ducklings (all eight of them !) have been led safely away to our lower pond, and the cuckoo has been heard several times just lately from our wood which at the moment is swathed in bluebells, their wonderful perfume filling the air. My daughter took this photograph just the other day.

Spring is nearly here, and a wealth of things to do in Kent, choose from Castles, Historic Houses, and our wonderful gardens near by,  Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, Great Dixter,  Pashley Manor Gardens  to name but a few. Looking over the Garden @ Merzie Meadows the whole Spring Process is beginning again amongst the Wild Life, Male Pheasant showing off their Plummage to the rather duller looking Females, and on sunny days already lovely Bird song.

A lovely surprise, a Photographic and Three page feature of Merzie Meadows in the January issue of the Luxury Bed and Breakfast magazine who represent  the Hospitality Industry (see pp. 6‒8).


A Beautiful Summer at Merzie Meadows has mellowed in to Autumn with displays of colour, the Liquid Amber Tree in the Garden has done exactly that, and the leaves are turning into a beautiful Amber, even the Shrub Roses are still managing to bloom in this mild climate we have at the moment.

Some of the Birds have nested a second time, they must have known what was on the Cards regarding the Weather!
Enjoy the Leeds Castle Fireworks spectacular 8th /9th November, 20-25 min drive from here to Leeds.

During the Summer we had the privilege of meeting one of our Veteran War Heroes Robert Frost during filming at our Home with a Story to tell.
To be scheduled for a TV release 2015.

21/06/2014 The Country side in June is looking and feeling wonderful in the Sun and warmth, a great idea would be to hire a Bike locally, an Electric one? and enjoy the freedom of a day out in our beautiful Kent Country side.
A reminder, On the 27th/29th June will be the Leeds Castle Triathlon, great days for all, and on the 12th July the Leeds Castle open air Classical Concert with performances from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Military Wives, and Firework finale, a 20 minutes Car drive from Merzie Meadows to the Castle and Grounds would make a wonderful weekend away.

02/06/2014 Our Guests have also been enjoying our locality with Sissinghurst, Leeds, and Scotney Castle nearby, and of course the wonderful Gardens of the South East, Great Dixter, and Pashley Manor Gardens to name a few, also Bedgebury Pinetum where you can take beautiful Walks or Cycle through the Conifers. or strike off in a different direction to see Churchills old Home Chartwell near Westerham, and nearby Penshurst Place and Gardens, also Hever Castle with its Romantic gardens, so much to see and do!
We have Two spacious Beautiful rooms set apart in Two wings of the House where the activities of the Wild Life can also be viewed through Sliding Glass Windows, one is a suite with its own Terrace and there are also seats in the Garden to relax on at the end of the day.
We look forward to meeting you in our Home, and making you welcome in its peaceful surrounds, Merzie Meadows is ideal for longer stays and also convenient for visits to London. More information can be gathered from the About Page of our Website regarding our rooms and Location.

01/06/2014 May has been busy with our Guests, some returning for the second or third time, and the warm weather in the early part of May brought forward some of the Roses including "Nevada" which was a Waterfall of White Flowering, its best ever, the Moorhens from our Lower Pond in the Grounds have produced six fast growing babies who have been flitting across the Lawn learning how to feed behind their busy Mother.
Now the beginning of June has produced a large activity of Baby Birds, and Bird song at times has been almost deafening! this has all been watched by our Two Horses who are very content munching the Grass in the Paddock.

29/05/2014 Welcome to Merzie Meadows situated in the Heart of Kent and set in a peaceful Green Oasis of 20 acres of Kent Country side including 3 acres of Garden set out for Conservation and Wild Life.
Our home was uniquely designed to be in touch with its environment and has a Five star Gold Award held for Three Years for exceptional quality of accommodation and Customer Service.
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