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the Garden House from the Lake

Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Garden House is set in its own private garden with sun terrace and views of the lake. It sleeps two and has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, luxury shower-room, utility room, and sun terrace with garden furniture, all provided to a high standard. It is rated by the English Tourist Board as 4-Star accommodation.

The cottage is ideal for short weekend breaks, week long retreats or as a longer-term base. Local Kent towns and countryside are all around with a wealth of tourist attractions, the Kent Coast and the Eurostar high speed link nearby. The Garden House has good road links with the M20 motorway around 20 minutes away by car.

Take a stroll to the local village with restaurants and country pubs, or use the cottage as a central base for visiting some of Kent's most popular attractions - Sissinghurst Castle, Leeds Castle and the many National Trust properties and famous gardens.

Set in the heart of the beautiful Kent Weald countryside, and near to the village of Biddenden, you can walk to several fine restaurants - including one with a Michaelin Star - and the local pub. There are two local award-winning vineyards where you can taste and buy the wines and ciders. The Garden House is an ideal base for exploring Kent known as 'the garden of England' and the wide range of attractions and countryside, with something for everyone.

Size Sleeps up to 2, Studio
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Garden House is fully modernised, furnished to a high standard, and is light and airy with beautiful views from all windows. The main living room is carpeted with rugs, a double bed, bedside tables and lamps, dining table and chairs, sofa, occasional tables, colour TV with DVD/VCR and multi-channel Freeview. Wireless internet access is available. All linen and towels are provided, with a welcome pack and toiletries for guests on arrival.

The fully equipped modern kitchen has a white tiled floor with modern wall and base units, gas hob and electric oven, integrated fridge/freezer, and microwave. There is a comprehensive range of china, glasses and cooking equipment. A small utility room to the side has washing machine and separate dryer, and there is a clothes line outside.

The modern bathroom has a white tiled floor, shower, WC, and fitted vanity unit with sink, cupboards, and mirror with lights over.

A cot and high-chair can be provided.

The Garden House is surrounded by a small private garden with terrace, table, chairs and parasol with a BBQ and outside floodlighting. There are views to a lake with ducks. Private parking is in the drive to the historic farmhouse where the owners have a 4* B&B. The gardens are lovely in season with many flowers, trees and shrubs.

There is an organic kitchen garden to the main house where the owners grow their own vegetables, fruit and herbs and guests are welcome to purchase produce in season. The surrounding farm organically rears beef lamb, pork and chickens, with fresh eggs and other produce being available from time to time.

Further details outdoors

All around are views over the farm, and the atmosphere is very tranquil and relaxing. Guests are welcome to take a stroll across our fields to visit the many wild ponds and to see the animals. For those coming in Spring there are new born calves and lambs to be seen.

Guests can walk to the village of Biddenden in about 10 minutes across the fields. There is a small well-stocked supermarket, an excellent village Butcher, tea rooms, hairdressers and local pub and restaurants. The historic village exhibits the wealth of the wool-growing and weaving industries of its past, with a fine ancient church and many old timbered houses lining its cobbled pavements of Bethersden marble.

The South East England 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.

Within easy reach are Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Scotney Castle, Leeds Castle, Bedgebury Pinetum, local award-winning vineyards, Bewl Water, and many others. The Kent coast at sandy Camber Sands is only 30 minutes by car. There are local championship golf courses at Chart Hills and Weald of Kent nearby.

The channel tunnel rail link is 30 minutes by car at Ashford, making day-trips to France and Belgium easy. For those who favour a more active holiday, there is local horse-riding, sailing, fishing, flying at Headcorn Aerodrome, and hot air balloon rides. You can also swim, take leisurely walks in the countryside or pine forests, or borrow a bicycle from us and explore the country lanes.


One of the loveliest villages in the Weald of Kent, Biddenden is remarkable for its wide High Street and pavements of Bethersden Marble (a local limestone containing fossilised snail shells), for its brick and timbered houses and the lofty tower of its grey stone church, all of which have attracted artists through the ages. The village is perhaps best known for the tale of the Biddenden Maids, who were born in 1100 joined at the shoulder and hip, and their statue can be seen on the village green today.

The village has an industrial history in sheep and wool and the many fine houses which can be seen the locality are testament to the wealth this trade brought to the area. Back in the 14th century Flemish weavers were encouraged to move to this area and bring their weaving and dying skills with them.

Within 10 minutes walk are a range of local shops including a small supermarket, butchers, post office, hairdressers and tea rooms with gift shop. Biddenden has two restaurants, including the Michelin starred 'West House' and there is a local pub which serves a wide range of food at lunchtime and in the evenings. A little further out is the award-winning Biddenden Vineyards, where you can walk around the vineyards and sample the wines and ciders in their tea rooms and shop afterwards.

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5 Sep 2014



Our short break was brilliant. The garden house was cosy, clean and private. The owner even made us a crumble and freshly baked bread!! Highly recommended and a good central location for exploring ken… More

3 Sep 2014



I stayed at the garden house over the 15 – 19th August. The weather was really beautiful so I sat out on the patio area during the afternoon watching some horses. The owner was really kind and let … More

2 Sep 2014


"clean, cosy, peaceful and comfortable"

I spent four nights in this cosy little house. It was very clean and comfortable with a nicely fitted kitchen and shower room. Aptly named, it was in the garden of a large family home with lawns and a… More

1 Sep 2014


"An amazing evening stay and will most certainly be returning!"

My partner and I both enjoyed our stay at the garden house. On arrival we was met by Diana who showed us around and was a lovely friendly face upon arrival, nothing was too much for her. The garden ho… More

9 May 2014


"Damp and disappointing"

I regret having to write negative reviews, but in the interests of keeping Tripadvisor a helpful site for travellers like myself, here goes...The property is located in a pleasant and private setting … More

The Garden House had recently undergone redecoration and carpets cleaned after a long let. This may explain aspects of this guest's sensitivities. The comfort and welfare of my guests is my priority. I am always on site to put anything right, and I speak to guests during their stay to ensure they are happy. I find it disappointing and question why a guest should say they are happy and find it appropriate to leave such a review.

7 Oct 2013


"Perfecte locatie voor het verkennen van Kent"

De Garden House is een knus huisje dat van alle gemakken is voorzien.Het staat in een prachtige landelijke omgeving omringd door weilanden en bossen.Het gezellige dorpje Biddenden is op loopafstand en… More

3 Oct 2012


"Ideal location for exploring mid-Kent"

The Garden House suited the two of us very well for short break in early September, the aim of which was to visit the many heritage properties and gardens in the area amongst which Bodian and Leeds Ca… More

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  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:21 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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