A Place to Stay; Aspens BnB, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells
Ann and Peter Day, the owners of Aspens, were waiting to greet us and sat us down for a welcome cup of tea. We were exhausted after a day exploring Southborough.
Our en suite room was perfect, with a wonderful view at the rear of the house, overlooking the picturesque garden. Peter used to be a gardener, and he’d transformed the land into a visual delight!
I won’t tell you how old Ann and Peter are, but they’ve been married for 54 years.
They’ve lived in their house for 40 years. They used to have students staying there when Tunbridge Wells had a language school. They’ve run the BnB for 3 1/2 years and gained a good reputation for the quality of their service.
I was pleased to see bookcases everywhere. I love books. Guests are welcome to take an unfinished book home with them if they promise to send it back. And they do!
Each of the three bedrooms has tea and coffee making facilities, with a large selection of hot drinks.
We were asked to order our breakfast the night before. The choice was huge, and we were told that we could have as much as we wanted. If we wanted four poached eggs, we could have it!
In the evening we went out to visit a local pub, the Imperial. More about it in another article. It was a very friendly local pub and we had a great evening. Everyone was friendly and chatty.
The next morning, after a very comfortable night’s sleep, Ann and Peter were up at 7, preparing our breakfast. The table was full of cereals, orange juice, the toaster, etc.
Ann bakes her own bread and makes raspberry jam (from the garden) and marmalades.
Peter carried out our breakfasts when we sat down. They don’t cook eggs until the guests sit down.
Aspens bnb is just a five minute drive from Tunbridge Wells railway station, main town and Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall theatre.
The small town of Southborough with its choice of pubs and restaurants is in the opposite direction.
It’s just off the main road, but very peaceful for an undisturbed night’s sleep!
It costs £80-90 for a double, or £50 for a single, including breakfast.
If a double room is free, it can be booked as a single for £50.
Ann and Peter will accept late bookings if they have a free room for the night.
Would we stay there again? Oh yes, and we probably will when we fancy a night out in Tunbridge Wells. And we can park our car there for the night.
Peter and Ann Day
Aspensbnb 10A Yew Tree Road,