Bewl Rookery Bed & Breakfast gives you a quintessential English countryside experience. Close by are wonderful gardens, historic sites, and Bewl Water is just on the doorstep. Experience a warm country welcome, luxurious and comfortable bedrooms, delicious breakfasts and a guest Garden Room, overlooking the garden and 10 acre paddock, with stunning views across the Weald of Kent.

Bewl Rookery is ideally located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the border of East Sussex and Kent, it is half way between Wadhurst and Lamberhurst and has easy access to all the delights the ‘Garden of England’ has to offer. Perfectly positioned for your country escape. Explore local gardens (Great Dixter, Sissinghurst and Pashley Manor), places of historic interest (Scotney Castle, Battle and Bodiam Castle).

Enjoy beautiful country walks and the amazing local scenery, plus outdoor activities offered at Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water. Footpaths from our back door take you to Bewl Water and beyond.

Originally a 16th Century Farmhouse, Bewl Rookery has been lovingly renovated over the years and recently all rooms have been upgraded to combine the best of modern services with old world charm.

Ambling around our paddock are six happy alpacas plus our six hens peck and scratch around their free-range area near our Polytunnel and then of course there is Milou and Molly our two wire fox terriers hanging out in the garden on a sunny day.

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Our three double bedrooms are in the oldest part of this 16th Century House, combining classic cottage with stylish comfort and your own en-suite.


We offer a wholesome breakfast of locally sourced food including our own fruits when in season. All served in a relaxed environment in our garden room or if the sun shines on our terrace.

Around and About

Bewl Water in AutumnWe are perfectly located for seeing local gardens and places of historic interest. We are minutes away from the beautiful Bewl Water for walking, cycling, sailing and fishing.

  • Thanks for the lovely stay. We loved the view and the perfect breakfast with the home made bread.

    Theo & Gea, Holland – September 2018
  • A hidden gem. Beautiful scenery and local walks. Super comfortable beds and nicely furnished rooms with great attention to detail. Then there is the sumptuous breakfast, local produce well cooked and homemade jam and marmalade with freshly made bread. Awesome stay.

    Ken & Jo – August 2018
  • Waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread was just one of the many pleasures of staying at Bewl Rookery. Amongst the many others were the super comfortable bed, pretty room, delicious breakfasts and the beautiful view from the garden room.

    Ann & Geoff – August 2018
  • Everything was just perfect, beautiful room, tasty food and in such a gorgeous setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it has been a highlight of our trip.

    Clifford & Nicole, Australia – August 2018
  • A beautiful view from the breakfast room and delicious home-made food. Thank you for your warm welcome.

    Peter & Isabelle, Belgium – August 2018
  • You spoilt us with such delightful breakfasts – fruit and eggs from your own garden! We will never forget this peaceful spot.

    Kristin & Holger, Germany – August 2018
  • The five days that we’ve been here in Bewl Rookery have been really delightful. This place is an isle of calm and peace that we’ve appreciated so much and your personal and charming touches make it really special. Thank you.

    Ana & Pablo, Spain – August 2018
  • An absolute gem! Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. Everything about it is superb – lovely bedroom, the garden room with excellent breakfasts and views. Plus an ideal location for access to National Trust properties.

    Harry & Judith – August 2018
  • The house is absolutely beautiful and immaculately clean! The room was much bigger than you would usually expect in a B&B. The breakfast was amazing, all quality fresh ingredients are seriously tasty indeed.

    Joe & Sandy – July 2018
  • So much thought and care has gone into making Bewl Rookery an exceptional place to stay – absolutely lovely, calm and welcoming.

    Jacquie & Simon – July 2018
  • Thank you for making our stay in Cousley Wood an unforgettable experience. The welcome flag when you drive up to the house, the welcome smiles, the house, the view, the room, the bed, linen, breakfast, the hammocks … where do we stop! Everything is more than perfect! We don’t really want to leave so will have to come back!

    Kari & Tanja, Belgium – July 2018
  • We loved our three days here. The room is beautiful, amazing linen and delicious breakfasts. Fantastic attention to detail, beautiful location and a perfect stay!

    Christopher & Laura, South Africa – June 2018
  • The house, the room, the garden are so beautiful. Breakfasts are a real treat with all your homemade food.

    Margit, Germany – May 2018
  • A great B&B in a beautiful area. It was perfect. I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning as the bed was amazing, but then the thought of your delicious breakfast helped me get up and start the day!

    Erna & Jan, Belgium – June 2018
  • We have enjoyed every minute of our stay in your lovely home. It is without doubt the bets B&B we have stayed in.

    Howard & Elaine, Cheshire – July 2018
  • Beautiful stay and warm welcome. We felt at home. It was all perfect: the food, splendid bedroom, perfectly decorated. A place to return.

    Marc & Jos, Belgium – May 2018
  • Every detail from luxurious bed and linens and towels to delicious breakfasts with homemade ingredients was appreciated. Your suggestions for gardens and restaurants were so helpful also.

    Dave & Darlene, Canada – May 2018
  • You have a lovely home and we loved the luxury of an amazing bedroom, the garden room and a hearty breakfast!

    Alan & Jill – April 2018
  • Beautiful area and the most gorgeous B&B.

    Siobhan & Rory – March 2018
  • A lovely room and fantastic breakfast.

    Elena & Fabio – March 2018
  • The whole stay has been an absolute delight, including fabulous breakfasts, comfortable beds and the whole ambience of the place, the history, the art, the trees, the bizarre Bamboozle!

    Cliff & Dawn – September 2017
  • Wonderful stay, room beautiful, breakfast wow!

    Suzanne & Dave – December 2017
  • You have managed to achieve the perfect B&B – lovely personal touches, friendly welcome, flowers everywhere, super china and toiletries. We hope to stay here again as there is so much to see and do in this part of the world.

    Sue & Mike – July 2017
  • Thank you for a lovely welcome, a lovely stay, great food and home comforts. We will be back.

    Yvette & Julie – July 2017
  • Wonderful views, wonderful breakfast, cosy beds – thank you!

    Thomas & Juliane, Germany – July 2017
  • Everything was perfect, your warm welcome, the room, your advice, the cake, Milou, the garden and the castles in the country …and the French flag!

    Yves and Claire, France – June 2017
  • Excellent hospitality in a beautiful part of the world. The bedroom was a delight, lovely large bed and clean, crisp linen. Breakfast amazing. A real find!

    Sandra & Roger, Bournemouth – June 2017
  • Thank you Carol and Mark you have been such responsive hosts. Super food, eaten in delightful surroundings. Early morning walks to Bewl Water have been grand!

    Sheila & Mike – June 2017
  • What an exceptional home from home. Attention to detail second to none. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Karen & Sian – June 2017
  • Truly exceptional stay. We’ve been many places but can honestly say this is the best B&B we have ever been to. We always felt extremely well looked after, as guests in Carol & Mark’s beautiful home, which made for a super relaxing experience.

    Debs & Matt – June 2017
  • Beautiful house in a beautiful location, just sorry we couldn’t make a weekend of it! Excellent breakfast especially the coffee.

    Helen – June 2017
  • Well, what a delight, what a joy – the bed, the breakfast, the ambiance, the linen, the towels, the lavender – all of it! All those things add up to an exceptional B&B

    Wendy & Mark – June 2017
  • Thank you Carol and Mark for making us feel so welcome. Our bedroom was a delight and the decor so thoughtfully arranged. The beautiful setting of your house and the stunning views were the icing on the cake. When we come for another family visit we will know where to stay!

    Ben & Maggie – June 2017
  • We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful rooms. The decoration is so lovely and well chosen. Our breakfasts were amazing, together with the great views – it took us to a little paradise!

    Rolf, Nathalie, Julien & Ghislaine, Belgium – June 2017
  • Carol and Mark went over and above to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Beautiful room and delicious breakfast – we would certainly recommend staying here.

    Pam & Jean-Paul, Herts – June 2017
  • What a wonderful respite from the world. thank you for your tranquility, conversation and excellent breakfast. We will definitely return next time we’re in this part of England.

    Jim & Marc, Massachusetts, USA – May 2017
  • We stayed only one night and wished we booked for the week – we’ll have to come back! Amazing views, food, comfortable room, great walks in the area.

    Nadia & Oszkar – May 2017
  • We had a wonderful 3 day stay. We cannot praise the place highly enough. We’ll be back!

    Stewart & Teresa, Scotland – May 2017
  • Carol went above and beyond to make our stay as wonderful, comfortable and peaceful as possible. We never want to leave!

    Ollie & Genevieve, Hong Kong – May 2017
  • We would highly recommend this charming B&B.  Carol and Mark were so welcoming and really helpful with a wealth of information about the local area. The period house is gorgeous with loads of original features and the modern Garden Room has the most stunning views.  Rooms are fresh, clean and up-to-date (loved the shower!).  Had the full English breakfast (delicious) which set us up for our beautiful walks around the area.  Need more time to explore so will definitely return to this lovely B&B.

    Nicola and Jack – March 2017