Five Star Luxury Stays
Dating back to 1903, Medley Court is a luxurious four bedroom holiday cottage forming part of the Astor Wing, awarded a 2018 VisitEngland ROSE Award in Recognition Of Service Excellence, as well as ‘five-star gold’ rating by Quality in Tourism. The charming, double-moated Hever Castle and surrounding formal lawns provide a stunning backdrop to this beautiful holiday cottage in a truly historic location. Although Medley Court is now just over one hundred years old, its appearance is that of a Tudor house, the standard of decoration and comfort is outstanding and it still retains the warm, relaxed feel of a family home.
Whilst staying in this superb property, guests have the opportunity to visit the historic castle throughout the duration of their stay, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s ill-fated second wife and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Guests also have the unique opportunity of access to the gardens and grounds during times when they are closed to the public, providing a unique opportunity to soak in the breath-taking views and scenery in complete privacy.
Upon arrival, a member of the Astor Wing staff will guide you to the private driveway, check you into Medley Court and present a ‘Castle Kitchen’ welcome hamper to get you started.
Bookings are available on a week by week stay however short stays are available on a short lead basis. Check in on the day of arrival is from 4pm and check out on the day of departure is by 10am.
Tickets to the Castle & Gardens are included with every stay and do not need to be booked separately online.
The Dining Room
Lavished with Tudor inspired wood panelling and walls displaying a fine collection of period portraits, the dining room boasts an impressive dining table for feasts and banquets for up to eight guests.
Fully equipped with all the mod cons you will need to make your stay special, the kitchen at Medley Court is a comfortable retreat to return to for a cuppa after a day exploring in the grounds. Think comfy cottage kitchen, and papers over coffee around the family breakfast table! Double aspect windows fill the kitchen with light and bring in the true beauty of this special place.
Deep cosy sofas around a wood burner await in the oak panelled lounge, offering Castle and garden views through leaded windows. Best of all is the terrace where you can sit in the sun, take in the beauty of the Estate and watch the resident swans and ducks enjoy their home in the peace and quiet after the retreat of our Day Visitors.
Expect period colours, panelled walls and predictably divine bathrooms some with claw foot baths and power showers. There are two en-suite double rooms on the ground floor, one also offering a walk in dressing room. On the first floor there is a further double room (that can be set as a twin if preferred) and a quaint twin room which share a spacious bathroom.
Medley Court, a 4 bedroom five star holiday cottage on the Hever Castle estate sleeping up to eight guests, is available to hire on a week by week basis, from a Saturday to a Saturday.
The Hever Castle Medley Court prices are based on a low, medium and high tariff, with a peak rate during the popular weeks.
The rental charge includes access to the castle and gardens for all residents throughout your stay and a complimentary hamper of goodies to welcome you on your arrival.
Short stays (minimum of two nights) are available eight weeks in advance, subject to availability, prices for which are date dependent and will be confirmed upon receipt of an enquiry.
|Season 2023||Weekly Rate|
|Low season 1 January ~ 10 February||£4,200 per week, £700 per night|
|Midseason (School Half-Term) 11 February ~ 18 February||£4,375 per week, £725 per night|
|Low season 19 February ~ 31 March||£4,200 per week, £700 per night|
|High season (Easter Holidays) 1 April ~ 15 April||£4,550 per week, £750 per night|
|Midseason 19 April ~ 26 May||£4,375 per week, £725 per night|
|High season (School Half-Term) 27 May ~ 3 June||£4,550 per week, £750 per night|
|High season 4 June ~ 21 July||£4,830 per week, £775 per night|
|Peak season (School Summer Holidays) 22 July ~ 3 September||£5,250 per week, £850 per night|
|Midseason 2 September ~ 20 October||£4,375 per week, £725 per night|
|High season (School Half Term) 21 October ~ 28 October||£4,550 per week, £750 per night|
|Low season 29 October ~ 20 December||£4,200 per week, £700 per night|
|Christmas season 21 December ~ 31 December||£5,250 per week, £850 per night|
Short breaks are only available eight weeks in advance for a minimum of a two-night stay; subject to availability and dependant on the season
Dates on this tariff relate to check in on a Saturday afternoon & check out on the Saturday morning as listed.
All the rates are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.
Friday to Friday stays will be considered subject to availability.
Medley Court, awarded a ‘five star gold’ grading by VisitEngland, attracts visitors from all over the world. We are overwhelmed by the kind words left in the ‘Visitors Book’ and emails we receive following a stay.
I want to tell you how greatly we and our guests enjoyed our visit to Hever Castle, the Astor Wing and Medley Court. Our whole weekend proved to be a great success and everything was beautifully arranged. Our lunch at the Golf Club – sitting outside in the sunshine – was exactly what was required and the staff there were very helpful and considerate. The highlight for us was our stay in Medley Court which is so well furnished and equipped. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in the dining room with rack of lamb and a special anniversary cake. It was a great pleasure for us and our guests to be able to walk in the wonderful grounds and the two small children thought that the playgrounds were fantastic.
Douglas, October 2023
WOW. We stayed at Medley Court as a group of 8 as part of our Wedding weekend at Hever Castle. Our stay was absolute perfection. When we arrived at Medley Court, we were all blown away by how amazing Medley Court is. It is tucked away behind the Bed & Breakfast and has its own driveway and plenty of space for parking. The property is huge! We thoroughly enjoyed exploring all of the different parts of it (a new delight to see around every corner!). We absolutely loved having a kitchen with seating as well as a separate formal dining room, too. The spacious living room has its own log fire with plenty of logs stored outside in the private garden area. The bedrooms were amazing – beautiful fireplaces, a four poster bed and amazing bathrooms. Everything was spotlessly clean. We also loved the covered outside space with views out onto the side of Hever Castle. I couldn’t recommend staying in Medley Court enough – all of our guests certainly had a memorable time. A huge thank you to all of the staff at Hever who are so incredibly helpful, polite and hardworking. They are proud of both Medley Court and the other amazing rooms in the B&B… and rightfully so!
Formal ding room for celebratory dinners
Comfortable lounge with a log fire
Beautiful terrace for al-fresco dining
4 stunning bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests
Plus Lake Walks and Mazes
(only on Castle opening days)
Enhance your stay
Make your stay extra special!
Wine and champagne
Tickets to Hever Festival Theatre
A Luxury Package
Please arrive to the private gated entrance of The Astor Wing which is 100 yards down the road from the main arched entrance to Hever Castle. You will arrive to a private gated entrance for the Astor Wing. Please press number 1 on the intercom and the gates will be opened for you. Please park in the private car park at the bottom of the drive and go to The Astor Wing Reception upon arrival which is located on the right hand side.
Check in time is from 4pm however with advance notice guests can arrive from midday on their day of arrival to collect their complimentary tickets to the Castle and grounds from The Astor Wing reception. Spend time in the grounds and return to check in from 4pm.
Check out is by 10am. Please take the keys back to Reception when you are departing.
Yes, entrance to the Castle and Gardens is included throughout the duration of your stay. If you wish to stay on in the grounds after you have checked out on your day of departure you are welcome to, however, we ask that you move your car to the Day Visitor car park after you have checked out at 10am. Please note that there are certain dates throughout the year where the Castle and Grounds are closed
Medley Court is a self-catering property however a hamper is provided to get you started. This hamper includes a jar of marmalade, a jar of jam, cheese, 4 pints of milk, butter, tea bags, sugar, a couple of coffee sachets for the cafetiere, bread (1 x white bloomer, 1 x granary bloomer), muesli and a selection of cereal, six eggs, fruit, orange juice, a bottle of wine and a Castle kitchen baked treat. Please do notify your Coordinator if there are any allergies or dietary requirements.
Yes, please notify us of any delivery you have arranged and please do not book a delivery time before you are due to arrive or for a time when you are not going to be in to receive it. We cannot take responsibility for any orders that are made for a time when you are not in residence.
There is ample parking for at least four cars on the Medley Court drive in front of the cottage.
Yes there is one working fireplace in the lounge. Wood, kindling and matches are provided and replenished as required.
Yes – you can find the code in the folder in the entrance hall.
Medley Court sleeps up to eight guests, which includes children. The bedrooms consist of two double en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor and a further two bedrooms (one double and one small twin) on the first floor that share a bathroom.
Yes, children are welcome but must be included in the maximum number of eight residents. We can accommodate an additional child (aged 12 and under) on a z-bed in one of the ground floor double bedrooms. In addition to the eight guests, two babies in cots are also allowed, we can supply only 1 cot however.
No pets are allowed with the exception of guide dogs.
As Medley Court is located on a private estate, visitors other than the guests named on the booking form are not permitted access to The Astor Wing entrance or Medley Court. You are welcome to arrange to meet your friends and family within the gardens and grounds of Hever Castle but they will need to arrive as Day Visitors and as such purchase tickets at the ticket hut.
Short stays are available on a short lead basis, bookable on any available dates within eight weeks. A minimum of two nights must be booked. If you require only one night we suggest you check the availability of our luxury Bed and Breakfast.
There is a double oven with electric hob, a fridge freezer, a wine cooler, a dish washer, microwave and washer / dryer machine.
Yes, towels and bed linen are changed once during a week’s stay.
If you are staying for 7 days, one full service of the whole house is included. If you are staying for less than a week (or a week and wish to organise another service), this must be requested before your arrival. Housekeeping service is charged at £75 per bedroom or £400.00 for the entire cottage.
Hever Castle itself offers such a huge variety of activities within the grounds during opening times, including beautiful formal gardens, a 38-acre lake to walk around, which offers boating in the warmer months. There is an adventure playground, a yew maze and a water maze. Nearby attractions include Chartwell, Penshurst Place, Pooh Corner, Groombridge Place & Wakehurst Place.
On days when the estate is open to the public, there is a café in the grounds serving a selection of hot and cold food, sandwiches and snacks during the day. There is also a traditional English pub opposite the entrance to the Castle called The Henry VIII Inn which offers lunches and evening meals (it is advisable to book in advance to guarantee a table). A list of locally recommended places to eat is provided in your welcome information folder in Medley Court.
For a full Access Guide for Medley Court, please click here.
There is an outside covered seating area with beautiful views across the Astor Wing lawns and to the Castle and private garden. Given the nature and age of our beautiful Castle, BBQ’s are not permitted.
A non-refundable deposit to the value of one third of the total rental cost of your booking is requested at the time of booking unless your booking is within eight weeks of your arrival date when the full rental charge will be payable. The remaining balance is due at least eight weeks prior to your arrival date. For full cancellation terms, please refer to your booking contract.
A damage deposit of £250.00 is taken when you check in and will be refunded within one week of your departure subject to the property and its contents being returned to us in its original condition. Any damage costs will be taken from the damage deposit.
Hever Castle annual pass holders receive a 5% discount on all week long stays.