Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Swan Street Barn is a Period Barn set within the grounds of 15th century hall house, set in idyllic Kent countryside, it has been awarded 5 Stars by Enjoy England.com(Visit England) and has achieved a Gold Award in Customer service,. The historic villages of Charing and Lenham are only minutes away with numerous restaurants and local shops.Just a few miles from the most romantic castle in the world at Leeds and the cathedral city of Canterbury. Take a short drive into the heart of the weald with its charming villages and historic attractions.
Both Kent coasts can be reached within 20 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, to the north, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs to the south.
Our Small holding of 15 acres is yours to explore, all our animals are free range including our rare breed pigs,sheep,minature ponies (scooby & scrappy),dairy goats,pygmy goats,geese,ducks,chickens and of course Elvis and Ringo our beautiful Peacocks. If you would like to join in some of the farm activities this can sometimes be arranged. We also provide some of our own sausages and bacon to go with our own free range eggs, duck/chicken or in early spring a delicious goose egg...
This year has also seen the arrival on the pond of 3 gorgeous Black Swans which are wonderful to watch and can be fed along with the other birds. The children might also enjoy the play area on the farm which has a slide,swing,climbing rope, and see saw, of course a picnic bench is also there for the adults to enjoy a cup of tea and relax.. www.swanstreetbarncharing.com
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitstable 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 60 km, Nearest railway: Charing 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Vaulted galleried reception
Formal dining area
Casual dining area
Large comfortable lounge
Bedroom four is a 2nd floor bedroom accessed via 1st floor bedroom.
|Further details outdoors|
2 outdoor seating areas
Traditional secluded English cottage garden
Courtyard outdoor eating area which seats 10
Country walks from the door
Parking for a minimum 4 cars
Seasonal welcome pack provided on arrival
Good local knowledge
Swan Street Barn produce available seasonally
Access to 10 acres of grounds and farm animals
Please note that whilst the Barn is a great venue for a celebration or get together it is not designed as a party venue, we welcome all groups to enjoy their stay but advise that to respect our neighbours and the peaceful location loud music or over exuberance and drunkeness will not be permitted. Maximum of 10 Adults and 3 under 5's at any time including visitors.
The South East England region
Kent is full of distinctive, contrasting attractions: from the romantic castles and historic houses full of treasures in the Heart of Kent, to the imposing castles built as coastal defences, from secret gardens and stately sweeps to maritime adventures aboard warships and lamplit tours of ancient caves. Discover the captivating essence of the Garden of England wending along lanes past lavender fields, orchards, vineyards and oast houses. Be enriched by England's oldest county, alive with its exciting past: visiting Canterbury with Chaucer's pilgrims and Rochester with Dickens, following the maritime adventures that have shaped Kent from Roman invasion to World War II. Quintessential England. But also bang up to date with leading-edge galleries and theatre, Michelin-starred dining and entertaining nightlife .
Relax over a drink in an oak-beamed pub. Taste freshly caught fish. Discover Kent’s fascinating maritime history, which has been so intricately bound into the county’s life for hundreds of years. Let the sea breezes refresh you as you walk along coastal paths or be enchanted by country villages and colourful gardens.
Beautiful tranquil 'Darling Buds of May' countryside, hop gardens, oast houses, apple orchards, picture-postcard villages and historic buildings give this part of Kent its own unique flavour.
Nostalgic steam railways, windmills, vineyards, beautiful gardens and historic National Trust properties mix easily with first class shopping and excellent places to eat.
Charing is situated between Maidstone and Ashford.
Follow Charings village trail and discover the former Archbishop's Palace, visited by Henry's VII and VIII and the numerous historic buildings and footpaths leading to the Pilgrims Way.
Away from the coast are the five towns known as the Heart of Kent. Discover the area’s past and present in Maidstone, in Ashford, in Tonbridge, in Sevenoaks and in Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Maidstone has a colourful history shaped by battles, revolts, witches, mad priests and later, industrialists, brewers and Victorian benefactors.
Despite many changes throughout the centuries, the ambience of old Maidstone can still be captured when walking through the town. .
Take a walk along the River Medway ,or join a boat trip along the river to the to the museum of Kent Life where you can learn about the people who lived and worked in this lovely area. Visit the near perfect Leeds Castle it’s everything you want a Castle to be.
Ashford’s excellent road and rail connections, along with its international Eurostar station, make it an ideal base from which to explore the Garden of England , and it's all no more than an hour from London and the M25.
Visit the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet where around 100 stores offer designer brands at rock bottom prices.
Mediaeval and 17th century buildings line the main street of Biddenden making it one of the prettiest and most unspoilt villages in the county. Smarden boasts a wealth of period houses and more than 100 listed buildings, while Pluckley is said to be Kent's most haunted village.
Charing is an ideal base from which walkers can explore the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty .
The perfectly -preserved 15th century village of Chilham with its castle, church and pub set around a central village square is often used as a film set, while Appledore, at the edge of the atmospheric Romney Marsh, is an ideal place for lunch followed by a leisurely stroll along the Royal Military Canal.
The cathedral city of Canterbury, Dover's famous white cliffs and castle, the cobbled streets of smuggler's Rye and attractions such as Leeds Castle, Chartwell home of Winston Churchill and Hever Castle the home of Anne Boleyn, and Sissinghurst Castle Gardens the creation of Vita Sackville-West who lived in Knole House in Sevenoaks, the largest private house in the country are all within easy reach.
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31 May 2014
"Excellent, luxurious friendly place to stay"
We stayed at Swan Street Barn in May this year for a long weekend. The accommodation is fantastic, luxurious and spacious with everything you could need especially in the kitchen which is very well eq… More
4 Dec 2012
"Amazing Kent Base"
Landing at Heathrow on a cold wet and foggy day (not what the brochure said about England in November) we rented cars and drove to the Swan Street Barn, what a great place to land. The place was clean, beds comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked. The kids loved the Animals and helped with the feeding on two mornings. Some nice walks from the home, The Red Lion Pub and the central location from which to explore Kent were both highlights.
17 Jul 2011
"Gorgeous Property, Fab Location"
I stayed at Swan Street with my family in April 2011. The barn is well equiped and beautifully decorated. I've stayed in lots of self-catering properties over the years and this is easily the nic… More
7 Jun 2011
"Beautiful accomodation in wonderful surroundings"
A group of adults and young children spent a long weekend at the Barn. The accommodation is 5 start quality and facilities - kitchen utensils etc are plentiful and very suitable to large groups. The… More
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