Black and White House Rochester

Whether you are looking for short or long term serviced accommodation, a holiday rental or just simply need to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, then the Black & White House is the place for you. Situated in the historic city of Rochester, Kent this bright and beautiful serviced apartment in Rochester, Kent - the garden of England - offers guests the perfect opportunity to enjoy the perks of being at home whilst away from home.

This spacious lovely family friendly 3 bedroom house is able to easily accommodate up to 6 guests. Consisting of a spacious lounge, separate dining area, kitchen and its own private garden, the property is ideal for small or large groups.

The property is situated within walking distance of the Rochester high street, with easy access to shops, restaurants and historic attractions.

This year round warm and cosy property also comes with central heating, a dishwasher, washer dryer, dining area with seating for 6 guests, Freeview smart TV with Netflix (if you have an account) and high speed wireless internet access free of charge.

Guests have the entire house to themselves for the duration of their stay. Bed linen and towels are provided and guests also enjoy free on street parking (subject to local parking restrictions).

The strategic location makes it the perfect place to stay for the business traveller, whilst on business in Kent, as you never have to be late for your meeting downtown.

For the holiday makers, you have access to all Rochester has offer.

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Welcome To Medway

Named after the magnificent River Medway, Medway is an interestingly diverse area that is renowned for its rich military and maritime heritage.

Situated in Kent in the South East of England, Medway is home to a plethora of historical attractions and sites just waiting to be discovered. Historic Rochester, with its castle and cathedral, Upnor Castle, The Royal Engineers Museum, and the Historic Dockyard Chatham, to name just a few. But by far the most interesting fact about Medway is that it was the home of Charles Dickens - one of the biggest names in English literature.

 The River Medway has linked the historic Medway towns of Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Strood for thousands of years. The River Medway has also played a major role in the heritage and development of the area, signs of which can be seen at sites like the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

Main Train Stations

Gillingham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Gillingham, Kent. It is 35 miles 75 chains down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Chatham and Rainham. Just 12 min drive from the Apartment.

Chatham railway station is on the Chatham Main Line in England, serving the town of Chatham, Kent. It is 34 miles 25 chains down the line from London Victoria and is situated between Rochester and Gillingham. Approximately 22 min walk from the Apartment.

Rochester railway station is another major railway station in Medway. It is also on the Chatham Main Line in England - 33 miles 61 chains (54.3 km) down the line from London Victoria. Approximately 19 min walk from the Apartment.

Recommended Restaurants

Simply Italian Rochester - Easy-going modern trattoria, part of a small chain, for pizza, pasta and other classic options.

Don Vincenzo Rochester - Classic and modern Italian menu, plus fish and vegetarian dishes, in a picture-filled restaurant.

Brettington's Steak and Lobster Houses Rochester – Specialising in steak & lobster plates & British fare in a bistro-style setting with a skylight.

The Broadwick Restaurants - With branches in Chatham and Gillingham, the Broadwick Restaurant & Bar offers homemade popular global food with an extensive drinks selection, including a range of cocktails, craft beers and gins.

Villaggio Ristorante - Packed full with all the classics, the stylish and contemporary Villaggio Ristorante in Chatham features dishes cherry-picked from different regions of Italy.

Creams Café Chatham - Gelato, waffles and crepes highlight the menu at this modern destination for desserts dishes.

Bella Italia - Hempstead Valley - an Italian restaurant in Kent, allowing you to enjoy a taste of Italy wherever you are.

Frankie & Benny's - Part of the ever popular chain, this family-friendly restaurant in Hempstead Valley serves a variety of Italian and American comfort-food classics.

Nando's - Everyone loves Nando's! Part of the Afro-Portuguese chain restaurant serving flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce. Branches are located at Hempstead Valley and Chatham Dockside.

Top Places to Visit in Medway

Historic Dockyard Chatham

With a rich history dating back over 400 years and over 400 warships built, the Historic Dockyard in Chatham was pivotal to Royal Navy's dominance of the seas. Learn how to make rope, like the Victorians did back in the day, from the master ropemakers who've been making ropes for Britain's ships for over 400 years. Explore the insides of a replica submarine and steer the warship, the National destroyer, the HMS Cavalier. Visit the science lab, where you can experiment with lights, balls and balloons, and squirt colours from syringes onto the paint wall. Saunter through the “Command of the Ocean” gallery, taking in in all that is Maritime heritage. There's even the Railway Workshop, or the outdoor play area for more kids entertainment.

The dockyard also offers plenty of group-friendly activities and experiences for all ages. The great thing is that tickets to the dockyard are valid for a year, giving you 12 whole months to explore and enjoy all that's on offer.

Rochester Castle

Standing on the east bank of the River Medway in Rochester, Kent is the beautiful Rochester Castle. This iconic castle which dates back to the late 11th century was strategically important and key to protecting England's south-east coast from invasion in the late medieval period. Its most prominent feature is the Norman stone tower or keep which was built in the 12th century and is easily one of the best preserved keeps in England or France.

Despite its complex history of destruction and rebuilding, today the castle stands as a proud reminder of the history of Rochester, along with the cathedral and cobbled streets. The castle is definitely a must see if you're ever planning to spend the summer holidays in Kent.

Buckmore Park

Get a taste of the Grand Prix in your very own go-kart. Experience the twists and turns and the adrenaline rush that comes with driving on the hallowed tarmac of Buckmore Park. Buckmore park has been at the forefront of British karting for several decades and are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience that will last you and your kids a life time, this is one fun day out that you won’t want to miss out on.

Dickens Country

Charles Dickens is arguably Medway's most famous resident. Having spent his early childhood before returning to live in Rochester as a successful author, different parts of Medway can be historically linked to one of English literature's greatest writers.

No trip to Medway would be complete without a visit to Dickens Country and each year, over 100,000 visitors flock to area between June and December when Medway pays tribute to his legacy with two Victorian themed Dickens festivals. The town of Rochester is steeped in Dickensian history, where some of the many still standing heritage buildings have been made famous in his works. These include the Guildhall Museum, Restoration House, Eastgate House and Gardens, Six Poor Travellers House.

The Guildhall Museum also features a dedicated exhibition and film on permanent display with interesting information about his association with Medway.

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