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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Newly built in period style and furnished to high standards, comprising living room with large inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove, modern kitchen (including dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, fridge, freezer, microwave, and all fully equipped), spacious double and twin bedrooms, modern bathroom with jacuzzi bath and an en-suite shower room, oil central heating and all mains services. Outside, you are welcome to wander the owners' lovely gardens in the grounds of their B&B and walk around the adjoining farm with its pretty ponds and magnificent views. Walking to the famous Biddenden village takes 10 minutes. . The cottage is very light and spacious with a wealth of beams and character period features, quality finishes and fittings and antique furniture.
The surrounding countryside, famous for its scenic beauty, is very popular for holidays - it offers a wide variety of interesting places to visit:, for example, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Leeds Castle, Scotney Castle and many other National Trust and well known attractions. The famous Kent & East Sussex steam railway runs from Tenterden where you can take a steam train to visit Bodium Castle and other places on the way.
For the more active, there is walking at Bedgebury Pinetum, Bedgebury Forest and Hemsted Forest, water sports at Bewl Water, championship golf courses at Chart Hills and Weald of Kent, and the Kent coast at Camber Sands is 20 minutes drive. Tenterden has a leisure centre with two pools and gym. Other historic towns of Rye, Hastings, Canterbury and Tonbridge Wells are within easy reach. Ashford International rail station (approx 8 miles) offers Eurostar access to the Continent and makes day trips to Paris and Brussels an easy option during your holiday.
Nearby Tenterden town, known as the 'Jewel of the Weald' is a charming, small English country town with a weekly local market and a full range of shops to cater for your needs, plus lots of interesting craft and antique shops for browsing or finding that special present. The many shops, and restaurants offering a variety of different cuisines, are almost on your doorstep. There are traditional English pubs and tearooms and places to eat where you can sit outside in the summer months. In all a wide range of choice for visitors.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The character Sitting Room has oak-framed windows on three sides and a heavily beamed ceiling with brick inglenook fireplace and a wood-burning stove. It is very comfortably furnished with luxury leather sofas and swing-up footrests, an extendable antique dining table which can seat six people or more, antique welsh dresser and occasional tables. The floor is wide oak boards with antique rugs. The wood-burning stove can be lit in the colder months (although the central heating is more than sufficient for warming the house) and there is a wide-screen TV and DVD for your enjoyment.
The kitchen is modern and has been fitted to the highest standards, with beamed ceiling, oak-framed window and marble tiled flooring. It offers all modern facilities, and includes a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer, microwave, iron and ironing board, fitted wall and base cupboards with corian worktops and an integral stone sink. The cottage is fully equipped with china, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils. The window looks out onto the back garden, and the back door leads out to a quiet shared garden with a profusion of flowers and flowering shrubs in season and a beautiful lake and lots of ducks. The cottage looks over rolling farmland and has delightful views to the North Downs.
The comfortably appointed spacious master bedroom is located off the landing on the first floor of the house. It has oak framed windows on three sides, a heavily beamed ceiling and with dimmable spotlights creating a wonderful ambience. There are exceptional views across the gardens to the farmland and the north downs beyond. The floor is wide oak boards with antique rugs. There is a super king-size bed, and large antique wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables with lamps, and colour TV with DVD. Easy chairs and antique furniture complement this delightful and very spacious room.
This master bedroom has a large en-suite shower-room, finished to the highest standards, with travertine marble tiling to walls and floor, walk-in shower, wash-basin with illuminated mirror/cupboard over, WC and bidet. All finishes and fixtures are to the highest quality. The window looks over the lake to the rear and the farmlands beyond.
The second bedroom is located on the second (top) floor of the house, and has three single beds, colour television, fitted wardrobe, and bedside tables with lamps. The room has triple aspect windows, with oak framed windows on two sides giving views over the farm, plus a roof light window facing the rear to the North Downs beyond. The floor is wide oak boards with antique rugs, and the oak ceiling beams are exposed into the roof giving a spectacular effect . Please note, two of the single beds are 'zip and link' and can be brought together to make a super king-sized bed on request.
The modern bathrooom next to the second bedroom is decorated in resplendent black, white and blue, with marble tiles to the walls and floor, a large jacuzzi whirlpool bath, WC and washbasin. There are two rooflight windows looking to the rear gardens and the north downs.
A third doube bedroom is available upon request, accessed directly from the first floor landing of the Annex, for any guests wishing to accommodate 6 or more people in their party. It is a character room with pine floorboards, beamed ceiling, and large window looking over farmlands to the front of the house. There is a king-size double bed, bedside tables, antique dressing table with mirror, wardrobe and chest of drawers. This large and spacious bedroom has an ensuite shower-room with window looking over farmlands to the rear, electric shower, washbasin and WC.
We can provide a travel cot and high chair at additional cost.
There is plenty of off-road parking outside the cottage in the driveway of the owners home which is attached. Walking to Biddenden village takes 10 minutes with a range of shops, pub and restaurant. Biddenden has one of the few Michelin Star restaurants in this part of Kent, and has other excellent pubs and restaurants (Good Food Guide) to visit within 10-15 minutes' by car. A range of excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs are available nearby.
Full linens and towels are included in the price without extra charge, together with electricity and oil heating.
There is a lake at the rear of the property and children should be supervised at all times outside in the gardens.
|Further details outdoors|
The Whitfield Annex has its own terrace with garden table and chairs and sun parasol. This leads out onto the shared gardens with the owners' B&B business.
Guests are free to wander the gardens with a lake at the rear and to walk in the owners' farmlands at the back of the property where there are more ponds to discover. The rural outlook has the North Downs as a backdrop in the distance.
There is private car parking available in the drive outside for multiple cars,
Shopping facilties are excellent - the village in Biddenden has a small supermarket and a real old-fashioned butchers, tea-rooms, pub and restaurants. Nearby about 5 miles away in Tenterden, there is a large Tescos and Waitrose foodstores which have extended opening hours from 8am to 10pm and are open at weekends. There is also a wealth of restaurants, pubs and bars in Tenterden serving food, and a wide variety of cuisines to choose from.
Whitfield Annex is about 20 minutes drive from the M20 motorway and only some 15 minutes from the Eurostar terminal and Ashford International and high-speed train link (37 minutes) into London. Local rail services are also available at Headcorn (5 miles) for London Charing Cross (central London) and London Cannon Street (City) which take around 55 minutes for the journey.
Whitfield Annex is situation is an extremely popular holiday location, near to many National Trust historic houses and gardens (Sissinghurst is 3 miles). Canterbury, Hastings and Rye are within easy reach as are wonderful sandy beaches at Camber Sands within 30 minutes' drive. There is a wealth of attractions in the local area and sporting facilities (including sailing at Bewl Water and golf at the championship course of Chart Hills).
Please note that we do not accept bookings for filming, Hen parties, Stag parties or any other similar kind of party. Other guests may be staying on the farm and we ask that their quiet enjoyment be respected.
The Annex is self-contained family holiday accommodation, and all bookings have the exclusive use of the accommodation as described. The main reception areas on the ground floor comprise the living/dining room, kitchen and utility room. The Annex has its own front and back doors, outside terrace and off-road parking in the driveway. Some bedroom accommodation is flexible with the attached owners' guesthouse and can be joined directly into the Annex when required.
Bedroom accommodation for parties of 1-2 people comprises:
- The first floor master bedroom with super king-size bed and en-suite shower room
Bedroom accommodation for parties of 3-5 people comprises:
-The first floor master bedroom with super king-size bed and en-suite shower room, plus
- The second floor triple bedroom with 3 single beds (or if preferred 1 zip&link super-king bed and 1 single bed) with adjacent
Bedroom accommodation for parties of 6-7 people comprises:
- The first floor master bedroom with super king-size bed and en-suite shower room, plus
- The second floor triple bedroom with 3 single beds (or if preferred 1 zip&link super-king bed and 1 single bed) with adjacent
jacuzzi bathroom, plus
- The first floor double room with king-size bed and en-suite shower-room
Please note, there are different pricing tariffs for the Whitfield Annex as a 1-bedroom accommodation for up to 2 people; 2-bedroom accommodation for up to 5 people, and as 3-bedroom accommodation for up to 7 people. If you'd like a different arrangement or bedrooms for single occupancy, please state your requirements at the time of booking. An additional charge may apply.
Please feel free to ask about special pricing for late bookings.
We reserve the right to conduct supervised viewings of the property from time to time by giving not less than 24 hours' notice.
About this location
The Kent region
From mysterious marshlands and breathtaking countryside to the dramatic white cliffs of Dover, there are medieval towns, historic castles, towering cathedrals and bustling seaside resorts to keep you busy on your visit to Kent.
Biddenden is a small historic village near Ashford in Kent, famous for the Chaulkhurst Twins which were joined at the hip. Biddenden is a fascinating example of fine period buildings, marble pavements, and a fine church with much history. On the edge of the weald (small woods still referred to as a weald in this part of England) it overlooks the valley of the River Rother.
The area has an industrial history in sheep and wool and provided timber from the weald for ship building. Back in the 14-th century Flemish weavers were encouraged to move to this area and bring their weaving and dying skills with them.
Visit local historic places of interest, gardens, country houses, and famous vineyards and sample award-winning wines. This is the 'Garden of England' and the local farmer's markets are testament to the quality and variety of produce that the area grows and produces.
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26 Sep 2014
Arrived on friday and shown around which was very welcoming to the annexe and asked if we minded if somebody came in that evening to change a light switch in the bathroom which we had no problems with… More
My apologies to this guest for any inconvenience. A local farmer had been manuring neighbouring fields which is a once-a-year event and outside my control.
19 Sep 2014
"Wonderful weekend retreat"
A fantastic find - the photos and description are accurate and the cottage is a wonderful place to stay. Large airy light rooms with lovely character. Plenty of space and good furnishings. The ensuite… More
12 Sep 2014
"4 week stay made exceptional by kindness of owner and family"
My wife, myself and our labrador, Murphy, travelled from Mallorca and stayed for 4 weeks in the Annexe. It was well furnished and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, if a little small for an e… More
24 Jun 2014
"Not what we expected"
My closest friends and I spent a considerable amount of money for a one night stay here for a friend's pre wedding celebrations. From the pictures this bypassed anything else we'd seen and w… More
This guest booked the Annex for herself and 6 young friends for a Hen party despite our terms stating no Hen or Stag parties. When it became clear, I requested they should not make excessive noise as we have other guests staying on the property. This group were clearly keen to start their party and arrived early. Everything had been cleaned and prepared for them including the kitchen although final checks and finishing touches were still taking place.
I try to ensure my guests are comfortable and welcome. I am not sure what this party of young girls was expecting, but the Annex is not suitable for such occasions and the group would have done better to have booked into a local pub. It is clearly stated there is a shared garden; guest confirmations give the property postcode and directions, and it appears that this group had overlooked important basic details in making their booking.
10 Sep 2012
"lovely place to stay"
nice and quiet place to stay. short distance from london. lovely farm in country side. perfect for families. nice large bedrooms and living room with fire place. enjoyed the stay. nice owners.
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