Getting to Bore Place


Bore Place,

Bore Place Road,



Kent, TN8 7AR. 

Bore Place is situated in the Kent countryside, south west of Sevenoaks, near Bough Beech reservoir. The nearest B-road is the B2027 between Tonbridge and Edenbridge. The nearest mainline railway stations are Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Edenbridge.

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The Old Stable, Bore Place, Kent 5th March- 7th March 2021


2019 was the first year we used a venue where we could all live together in the same building for the Gathering.  Despite covid-19 cancelling our 2020 Gathering, we are re-grouping for 2021.  We have opted for a slightly shorter Gathering to enable people to get home by the end of the weekend- and we have chosen a venue with a little more comfort for us all. 

We will have sole occupancy of The Old Stable which has:

5 single rooms

2 twin bedded rooms and

3 triple bedded rooms

as well as a kitchen, dining room and sitting room.  The contribution per person rate (including all meals and wine with dinner) for each bedroom is:

Single:  £145 

Twin room sharing with partner or friend:  £125 per person

Triple room, sharing: £105 per person

All bathrooms are communal and there are 2 shower rooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 WCs between all the bedrooms over 2 floors

As ever, we will be sharing the preparation and clearing of our meals, all vegetarian,  over the weekend.  Working together to create a temporary community is at the heart of what we do.  At Bore Place, we will be able to source fresh produce from the farm for our meals.

If you would like to join us for the Gathering, we will need a £50 deposit per person by 30th October 2020.  The remaining amount will need to be paid by 30th December 2020.

About Bore Place...

Bore Place is set in 500 acres of countryside which encompass an organic dairy farm, organic market gardens, conference centre, environmental education centre, as well as programmes to provide opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people.

The Commonwork Trust was set up in 1977 by Neil and Jenifer Wates after they bought Bore Place in 1976. The founders’ vision was to explore how to live and work sustainably understanding and recognising the interconnectedness of the environmental, social, economic and political aspects of sustainability. They sought to achieve this through practical action and by working cooperatively with others in order to share and inspire change.

Bore Place works towards sustainable solutions in farming, education and the environment. It welcomes 1000s of visitors, of all ages and abilities throughout the year, some come to develop their own work and projects, others to take part in what it offers.

“To discover how to be human now is the reason we follow this star”  by W.H. Auden has long been a guiding inspiration for the Trust.

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