Our Rooms

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.

Sovereign

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!

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Ernest

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.

Margaret

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).

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Knatchbull

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.

Franklin

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.

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Banks

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.

Romney

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.

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COMING IN 2023

Bishop's Quarter

This is one of our super-suites, an absolute must-stay. Featuring original 16th century panelling and stone Mullion windows with views across the gardens. Below the original domed ceiling you’ll find everything you need for a luxurious stay; a walk-through drench shower, heavenly bath tub for the perfect soak and your very own drinks trolley. King Charles is reputed to have stayed here in his flight from parliamentarian forces and in thanks gave the ornate panelling in the fireplace which was formerly installed in Windsor Castle.

Mersham

This room takes its name from the nearby village of Mersham where both Thomas Boys, Kristie and her family were born. It is possible to still see not only Tombs and crest’s of the Boys family at the St John the Baptist church in Mersham but also those of the Knatchubull family who purchased Boys Hall in 1760.

You’ll find this snug but sweet room located in the eaves of the second floor. It features all original beams which require an occasional ‘duck,’ plus a beautiful marble bathroom with a birds eye view of the restaurant terrace.

De Bois

Originally from Normandy we can trace the Boys family back to Richard de Bois in 1066. The family name was anglicised over time from De Bois to Boys. Having landed in England from France at the time of the Norman conquest. From here you can enjoy views across the restaurant terrace and roof-tops or sink in-to the heavenly superking sized bed.

Our Rooms

Ten individual bedrooms ranging in size and character from intimate and cosy to large and spacious. 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.

Sovereign

This room features a super king sized, 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 are just some things you can’t change!

Ernest

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

Margaret

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!

Knatchbull

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.

Franklin

This room has a four-poster king-size bed and looks out over the kitchen courtyard and pub terrace. In the beam-filled bathroom, you’ll find one of two original Jacobean windows we discovered.

Banks

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.

Romney

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.

COMING 2023

Bishop's Quarter

Below the original domed ceiling you’ll find everything you need for a luxurious stay; a walk-through drench shower, heavenly bath tub for the perfect soak and your very own drinks trolley.

Mersham

You’ll find this snug but sweet room located in the eaves of the second floor. It features all original beams which require an occasional ‘duck,’ plus a beautiful marble bathroom with a birds eye view of the restaurant terrace.

De Bois

From here you can enjoy views across the restaurant terrace and roof-tops or sink in-to the heavenly superking-sized bed.