Welcome to The House of Agnes
The House of Agnes is Grade Two 'Star' Listed and dates back to the 15th Century. It was referred to by name in Charles Dickens’ novel ‘David Copperfield’ as the House of Agnes Whitfield who eventually became David’s second wife.
Centrally located, it has the largest walled garden in Canterbury and free off-road parking. Only 200m from Canterbury West train station and a short walk from the Cathedral, the Marlowe Theatre, restaurants and shops, the main-house has eight boutique-style rooms individually themed on great cities of the world. All are stylishly furnished and with an abundance of amenities including flat-screen TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer and a well stocked beverage tray.
The site of the 15th Century stables has undergone an impressive rebirth and now
provides a further eight bedrooms. Traditional workmanship combined
with the latest technology in construction materials was evident as the
new Stable Rooms took shape. The modern en-suite bedrooms, all with the same amenities as in the main house, boast
a sleek interior design enhanced with interesting artwork
and soft furnishings, providing guests with the stylish
quality one expects at the House of Agnes.
A unique ‘honesty bar’, a library and a comfy lounge with eclectic decor and quirky furnishings create an interesting talking point and add to the friendly atmosphere that prevails here. Enjoy a glass of local Kentish beer and a game of chess or amuse yourself with one of the other board games readily available.
Breakfast, set out in wood-panelled Quadrant room is a highlight; a cold buffet greets all guests with a selection of fresh fruit, juices, cereals, pastries, yoghurts and preserves. This is followed by a freshly cooked Kentish breakfast or our 'Special of the Day' using local produce such as homemade sausages and free-range farm eggs which is hugely popular and a great way to start the day. Vegetarians are also well catered for.
The heritage garden and buildings are steeped in history; as well as the recent discovery of a Roman skeleton and other Roman artifact, an extremely rare Astrolabe Quadrant dating from 1388 was unearthed during recent renovations. It was described as ‘one of the greatest discoveries of its kind in the world’ and is currently on permanent exhibition at the British Museum.
** Trip Advisor has recently rated us No 1 out of 64 Bed and Breakfast in Canterbury **
House of Agnes was featured on
Channel 4’s ‘Four In A Bed’ and was awarded the highest score in all categories by fellow B&B owners - Watch it on 4oD - Series 2, episodes 46 - 50