IMPORTANT MESSAGE 23/11/23 Due to emergency restoration of the building’s facade, we currently have scaffolding the entire width and height of the front of the building for the next 4 weeks.
The windows of the following 5 rooms will be obscured: Paris, Mumbai, Shanghai, Canterbury & Tokyo.
If you feel the enjoyment of your stay may be compromised please contact us to discuss.
Garden-facing rooms are not affected
The House of Agnes dates back to the 15th Century and was referred to by name in Charles Dickens’ novel ‘David Copperfield’ as the House of Agnes Wickfield who eventually became David’s second wife.
Centrally located, this beautiful Bed & Breakfast 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 the newly restored Cottage room and beautiful boutique-style themed rooms. All are uniquely furnished and with an abundance of amenities.
Additionally, on the original site of the 15th Century stables we have a further eight bedrooms. These modern en-suite rooms, all with the same amenities as in the main house, boast a sleek interior design enhanced with tasteful artwork and soft furnishings, providing guests with the stylish quality one expects at the House of Agnes.
The unique ‘honesty bar’, 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 must be pre-booked and is served between 08:00 – 10:00. It can be enjoyed either in our wood-panelled Quadrant room or on the terrace in warmer weather. Guests can choose from a selection of fresh fruit, juices, cereals, pastries, yogurts and preserves, followed by a freshly cooked Kentish breakfast 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 and those with special dietary requirements are also well catered for.
The heritage garden is a little oasis of calm, with a gazebo, arbour and plenty of seating for relaxing and enjoying the sunny Kentish weather. It is also steeped in history; as well as the recent discovery of a Roman skeleton and other Roman artifacts, an extremely rare Astrolabe Quadrant dating from 1388 was unearthed during 2005 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.
House of Agnes was shortlisted for the Kent Tourism ‘Rest Your Head’ Award in the category of Small Accommodation Provider of the Year