Waking up at Hever Castle has the perfect blend of luxury and history combined. 16th-century portraits, paintings, furniture and tapestries charm you happily back to Tudor times, while the sumptuous furnishings, fluffy dressing robe, and opulent bathroom (many with heated flooring) offer a wake-up morning routine fit for a 21st-century King or Queen.

Located within William Waldorf Astor’s Edwardian extension to the Castle are the Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing where there are 28 five star luxury bedrooms, each with their own unique charm and character. We stayed in the super spacious Edward VII Suite. The room was flooded with natural daylight and comes with a 7ft bed, living area with a deep sofa and armchairs positioned next to the leaded windows looking out across the apple orchard to the Castle. This enchanting view of the Castle, from morning to evening, frost to sunlight, is mesmerising. Throughout our stay, we couldn’t help admiring the changing view and atmosphere around the Castle at different times of the day, from a warm romantic sunset, being covered in morning mist and frost, to the mysteriously beautiful sunrise. When the sun is really shining the reflections of the Castle in the intense blue moat are just magical.

Hever Castle has been beautifully restored, without losing its 13th-century charm, that visitors are able to appreciate its history and heritage throughout all of its years. As an overnight guest, you are entitled to access to the Castle and Gardens throughout your stay to include the opportunity for an early morning or evening stroll at times when the Estate is closed to the public – a wonderful way to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Gardens and made our stay even more memorable.

In spring the walls are covered in camellias and tulips are in bloom, by summer the fragrance from the Rose Garden drifts through the air, come autumn the Dahlia Border provides dazzling displays and, as winter approaches, the warm red bark of the redwood trees glow against the winter sky and berries glisten in the frost. 

Win a one-night stay for two at Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast, a 13th century Castle in Kent, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Arrive to the private gated entrance of the Astor Wing where your journey begins. Discover an abundance of rich fabrics, crisp linens and panelled walls. There are leaded windows looking out on to private lawns, ornate fireplaces, four poster beds and roll top baths. Complimentary access to the Castle and gardens is included during the stay. Relax and unwind in the peace and tranquillity of this special place. Enter below:

Closing date: 31 May 2020