Up Orchard Farm Cottage

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Orchard Farm Cottage . Hever (nr) Private Dwelling 670   "The Thatched Cottage" Opposite Hever Village Hall in Hever Raod N51.183 E0.109 444824

Hever is famous for Hever Castle which was the family home of Anne Boleyn and later of the Waldorf/Astor family

The original castle was the home of the Boleyn family
In the late C19th early C20th it was owned by the Astor family (Waldorf Astoria)who added a "medieval village" to accommodate guests
Part of the original courtyard
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Earlier visit when the castle was having restoration work done. This is a gigantic field that has been planted with tens of thousands of daffodil bulbs
The grounds of the castle are very organized and beautifully maintained with lots of topiary  
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