Please note that this information was written pre-covid-19

A stay at the House of Agnes is a unique experience and is all about personal choice…

…for this reason we encourage you to book via our own website or contact us by phone or email in order to arrange the most suitable accommodation for your visit.

It is important to point out that although we like them a lot, we do not accommodate guests under the age of 6 years old.

The main house is Grade Two ‘Star’ listed which means it is very, very old with some parts dating back to the 14th Century.  Rooms in the main house are quite quirky with low beams, uneven floorboards, bowed walls and sometimes clunky plumbing. We have spent the last eleven years renovating and modernising the rooms, at the same time retaining the original character of this historical house and therein lies the charm of a night in one our themed rooms.

Should you choose one of the modern stable rooms you will have the benefit of overlooking our spacious garden and also having full use of the guest areas in the main house, including the comfy lounges, the popular ‘honesty bar’ and free DVD library. All breakfasts are served in the historic wood-panelled Quadrant room.

Below are a few pointers to help you decide if the House of Agnes is a suitable choice for you when staying in Canterbury:

Which room should I choose?

For a Quick Room Guide CLICK here 

The Mumbai and Shanghai rooms are our smallest double rooms. Shanghai is perfect for a couple staying one or two nights and ideal for single occupancy.  The Mumbai room is slightly larger.  All top floor rooms have some low beams (ouch!)

The Tokyo and Cottage rooms can accommodate up to three people when using the day bed. There is a supplement of £15-£20 per night for this option and a £5.00 supplement per night when used as a twin room.

Marrakesh suite  consists of two rooms, each with a shower room.  There is a supplement of £25 for a third person and a £5.00 supplement per night when this room is used as a twin room.  There is a private balcony and exterior staircase.

What does ‘Flexible’ mean?

Stable room 2 and 4 have custom-made ‘zip and link’ beds with luxury mattress topper; these SUPER KING-SIZE beds can be made into twin beds if required.

There is also an option to interconnect the adjacent room, thus providing a spacious family suite with two twins and a double bed. (children 6 yrs or older only).  On the website you would need to book stable room 1 with stable room 2, or stable room 3 with stable room 4.  Please be sure to let us know if you wish the ‘flexible’ rooms to be made as TWINS if you require that option.


Due to the nature of our building and its grounds, it can be challenging for those with mobility restrictions. We have steps and stairs, narrow passages and uneven surfaces.

The stable rooms are on the ground floor although the gravel paths may present some difficulties for wheelchair users. A member of our team will assist wherever possible.

A shower seat is available for guests who are less able to stand in the shower.  We are happy to provide one upon request.

Paris, Mumbai and Shanghai rooms are on the 2nd floor accessed by a narrow, sometimes steep staircase.


Your room rate includes breakfast which comprises a selection of cereals, yogurts, freshly made fruit salad, thick crusty toast with preserves, freshly baked pastries and a cooked Kentish breakfast using local products such as homemade sausages, free range eggs and fresh milk from local farms.  We offer quality rather than quantity, but you definitely wont start the day hungry (except of your own accord!)   There is also a ‘Daily Special’ which could be ‘scrambled eggs with salmon’ or a similar delicious option.

We provide gluten-free cereals and bread  as well as lactose-free, non-dairy products.  Vegetarians and Vegans are well-catered for.

Breakfast Service Times:
07.30 – 09.30 Monday to Friday (from 08:30 – 10:30 during summer 2020)

08.30 – 10.30   Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

For early departures we offer a Breakfast Bag which is packed full of delicious items : ~freshly made tropical fruit salad ~ Sandwich with ham (directly from our specialist butcher) Cheddar cheese or cream cheese and smoked salmon ~ fruit or soy yogurt ~ fruit juice. Please let us know by 16.00 the day before departure if you require this option

Cancellation Policy/ Terms & Conditions

Please see ‘Cancellation Policy‘ and ‘Terms & Conditions‘ sections located in the bottom menu at the base of the page


We welcome children six years of age and older.

Check-in and Check-out Times

You are welcome to register as early as 10:30 although you may not be able to access your room on arrival.  With prior notification we endeavor to have your room ready as soon as possible.  We guaranteed that it will be ready by 14.00.  If you arrive and your room is not yet available for check-in we will look after you, your bags and your car, but you must register at reception first.

Check-out is at 11.00. Car parking is limited but on occasions we can permit cars to remain on the premises until midday. Just ask for an update when you check out.

Group Bookings

Reservations of FOUR or more rooms are considered GROUP BOOKINGS and cannot be processed via our ONLINE reservation facility nor via any third party website (such as etc).  For all GROUP enquiries please contact Sandie on 01227 472185 or email:

Special Terms and Conditions apply


We are located in the heart of Canterbury, close to Canterbury West railway station and directly on St Dunstan’s Street. Some noise is inevitable but everything is done to reduce it to an absolute minimum: secondary glazing AND high density insulated walls are in all main house rooms.

The Stable Mews are not far from a railway line but have been constructed above and beyond the HIGHEST specifications for noise and insulation. Additionally, there are two layers of fencing behind the building. Trains do not run at night – just in case, earplugs are in all rooms… mostly because of snoring partners!


We speak Français, Espagnol, Deutsch, Russian and Latvian.

Mattresses and Bedding

Our beds have the highest hotel-quality mattresses. Many have extra soft and super comfy ‘mattress toppers’.  All mattresses have natural cotton mattress protectors.  Duvets are 10.5 tog down/feather and you will find two down/feather pillows on your bed as well as two synthetic.  Let us know in advance if you require synthetic bedding only.

In warmer months we replace winter duvets with lightweight 4 tog summer duvets.


There are 12 free off- road parking spaces which is generally sufficient but we can only permit ONE vehicle per room. Vehicles exceeding 210 cms in width and 210 cms in height will NOT fit through the ancient driveway, however you can purchase Canterbury City parking vouchers at reception for the nearby car parks at a reduced rate of £6.00 for 24hrs.


Weekend rates are different from weekday rates and also vary according to time of year. Many rooms at weekends or during graduation weeks are available for a minimum of two nights only.

You will save money when booking 3 nights or more throughout the year (excluding Saturdays and some bank holidays)

Bargains can be had during off peak periods November – March with rates being up to 25% lower than peak rates, these are automatically published on our own website.

House of Agnes has received an Outstanding Service Award from

10.0 Rated by Guests

House of Agnes

71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 8BN - View map

T: +44 (0)1227 472185