Boys Hall

With centuries of stories layered throughout this lovingly refurbished 17th Century house, Kristie and Brad invite you to re-charge and relax in this intriguing boutique hotel & restaurant. Sink into an armchair in front of a roaring fire, lose yourself in our wild country garden and enjoy the finest ingredients this diverse county has to offer.

Whether you are looking to escape for a weekend or indulge for a week, Boys Hall offers 10 unique bedrooms all telling their own tale ranging in size and character. Each of our bedrooms are individually designed all with super king luxury beds, egyptian cotton bedlinen, fluffy towels and the little touches to make you feel right at home. Have a relaxing soak in one of our roll top baths or gaze out of the stunning windows looking over our wild gardens.

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Ten individual bedrooms ranging in size and character from intimate and cosy to large and spacious. Each has its own unique character and is named taking inspiration from the local area and the people that Boys Hall holds close to its heart.

You’ll find both classic & modern furnishing as well as all the little luxuries you could want for a cosy retreat to make you feel right at home.

All rooms feature drench showers, fluffy towels, fine English linen on Hypnos beds, deliciously nurturing toiletries, locally roasted coffee complimented by a range of Debonair teas and infusions, complimentary water, wi-fi (convenient for those must-do emails), and of course, home-made treats from the kitchen.


Inspired by the hoard of Seventeen gold coins found in a broken flower-pot on 23rd October 1970 by Mr Farrance during repair work to the house. The hoard was discovered in a loose patch of earth below the floor-boards at the foot of the main post in the hall of the house, directly below this bedroom. Three of the 17 gold coins were declared treasure trove by the British Museum and are available to view by appointment. These are thought to have been deposited by Edward Boys at some point in the 17th Century (1670-1742).

This room features a superking size four poster oak bed as well as the original hall-house beams. Watch your head stepping up-into the bathroom, with a historical building there’s just some things you can’t change!


Born in 1840; Major Ernest Bengough Ricketts was an interesting character, not only a military man but also a talented painter and illustrator. He leaves behind a beautifully detailed bookplate depicting Boys Hall, looking very much as it does today and we believe it is also thanks to him that we have beautifully carved heraldry above the fireplaces in the ground floor rooms. Ernest had multiple homes across England and Boys Hall was one of them, it is believed he purchased this particular house for his beloved Catherine Hoskins-Master.

This is a spacious room with original hall-house beams, a luxurious window-framed bathtub, comfy velvet sofa and antique mirrors.


This is one of our superior suites which is large and luxurious. Featuring the largest roll-top bath in the whole house -you may enjoy a relaxing soak for two! Boys Hall was built by Thomas Boys in 1616 using the materials from his wife Margarets family home at the Moated site half a mile away. It is likely this would have been Margaret Boys’ bedroom as it is adjacent to the ‘master’ room and previously would have had a secret linking door (the outline of which can be seen in the panelling of the adjacent room).


In 1760 the dashing young Baronet of neighbouring Mersham-le-Hatch, Wyndham Knatchbull-Wyndham returned from his grand tour of the continent and sought after his own manor. Luckily for him (the recently windowed) Margaret Boys was ready to downsize and sold Boys Hall to him after five generations of Boys family ownership.

Knatchbull is a light and airy room located on the first floor and overlooking the kitchen courtyard. Enjoy the superking half-tester bed fit-for-royalty and large drench shower.


Taking its name from a former inhabitant, when in 1768 Edward Boys fell in love and married Sarah Collington. Sarah’s maternal family -the Franklin’s were from the nearby picturesque village of Wye and her grandfather Thomas Franklin was the Gingerbread Maker of Wye. Upon marrying Edward Boys, Sarah’s grandfather instructed she be “left ten-pounds together with the cherry coloured four poster bed in my middle chamber” – hence you’ll find we couldn’t resist placing our very own four-poster bed in here just for you.

Located in one of the most original parts of the house as well as being above the Boys Hall pub, this room has a four poster king size bed and looks out over the kitchen courtyard and pub terrace – a room for those who will enjoy being in the bar until closing. In the beam-filled bathroom you’ll find one of two original Jacobean windows we discovered.


In 1762 Lawrence Banks called Boys Hall his home after leasing it from the local Knatchbull family. He is reputed to have been directly involved in smuggling and the tunnels beneath the house which led to the local church as well as towards the fields beyond would have certainly aided him in his endeavours.

You’re up in the eaves in this beautiful light room, with a roll-top bath taking centre stage in front of the original stone mullion window. A calm and tranquil space to relax and enjoy the superking size bed and birds eye garden view.


Local nearby Romney Marsh was said to be the birthplace of smuggling in southern England. The fertile land reclaimed from the sea made fine grazing for hundreds of thousands of sheep, and the export of the wool from their backs was for centuries both highly taxed and badly policed — almost an open invitation to smuggle. With the remains of two tunnels in the cellar along with the secret hatch and pulley system found located in this room it is more than likely that these four walls have seen their fare share of illicitly smuggled goods.

Romney is one of our super-suites. Located in the eaves of the house you can reach this room via its very own miniature staircase. A lofty, open space brimming with oak beams and a roll-top bath taking centre stage in front of the original stone mullion window. Relax and unwind on the superking size bed while having a birds eye view of the garden.

More rooms to follow in 2023…

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