Set in tranquil surroundings, this stately mansion was built in the 1930s by Sir Thomas Villiers, a British tea planter. Villiers named the place after the village in Kent where he was born. In the 1960s, the house was bought by the Sylvestro-Benedictine monastic order, and has functioned as a monastery ever since.
Visitors are permitted to see only a section of the monastery, which comprises the well-preserved living room and the library. The property is surrounded by orchards and features a well-manicured rose garden. There is a small shop on site that sells jams, cordials and jellies made by the monks. more