The Barn, Molash
About the home
This traditional Kentish barn is available for the first time as a holiday home near Canterbury in Kent. Just recently renovated, it has a host of traditional features including oak beams, oak flooring and a double sided wood burning stove. Tastefully furnished in a modern contemporary style, this Kent holiday cottage has been finished to an extremely high standard. Conveniently located just a short drive from both the vibrant city of Canterbury where you can soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere or Ashford where you can catch the fast train from Ashford International Station and be in London within 40 minutes. The coast is also very close by, a 30 minute car journey will take you to the pretty pebble beach of Sangate and Hythe or if a sandy beach is what you are after Folkestone is a little further along the coast. The Barn is a very special self catering holiday cottage set in peaceful Kentish countryside and would make an ideal destination for long vacations and short breaks throughout the year.
This luxury self catering Kentish Barn is a truly lovely property for those wanting a peaceful rural location for their holiday home. Traditional features as well as very high attention to detail has created a real home from home which would make a perfect base for those wishing to explore this beautiful area of Kent. Completely brand new and renovated to extremely high standards, this barn is warm and welcoming, fabulously decorated and furnished with under floor heating, and with a warming wood burning stove, making winter evenings really cosy. A special feature of this Kent barn is the half an acre south facing garden complete with apple orchard, the perfect place for children to run off some excess energy. The feature terrace area is complete with dining table, chairs and parasol where you can relax, entertain your guests, and enjoy a barbeque. Guests can soak up the tranquil atmosphere; why not crack open a bottle of bubbly to enjoy while unwinding?
The master suite is luxuriously finished with a truly stunning king-size bed. The room also benefits from a flat screen TV and DVD player. The en-suite bathroom had been superbly finished and includes a shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC
Bedroom 2 to the left of the landing has a beautiful beamed ceiling, fitted wardrobe , king-size bed. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor and has a kingsize double bed, the en-suite bathroom is beautifully finished with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Fluffy white towels have been provided for use during your stay.
Open stairs lead from the living area onto a stunning beamed gallery landing.
Bedroom 4 is another double room, once again with fabulous beamed ceiling.
The spacious family bathroom is also fully beamed and beautifully finished with bath, separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC as well as heated towel rails.
For a truly restful break without cooking, the owner is also happy to arrange for a chef to visit The Barn on a Friday evening and cook you and your guests up an authentic Indian feast for £30 per adult and £10 per child. A vegetarian menu is also available. Please ask for more details.
This property has received 4 Star, Gold Award by Quality in Tourism.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Whitstable, 25km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 3 en suites|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
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The holiday home has its own half acre plot, including parking for several cars on the driveway, a large terrace with stunning views of the surrounding countryside only add to the magical feeling you get when you visit The Barn. A BBQ has also been provided for use during your stay.
Refundable security deposit of £450.00 is payable. Winter heating charge of £9.50 per night payable from 1st October to 30th April. Sorry no pets accepted. Short breaks available. Children welcome. Highchair provided.
A booking fee of £26.40 is payable.
The South East England / Kent region
Kent is in the South-East of England and consists of many important districts such as Dartford, Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury and Dover.
Canterbury inspired Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and William Golding worked in Maidstone.
Kent is easily accessible by road, sea or rail. Indeed, Dover is the closest point to France and remains a hub for ferry travel to the rest
Chartwell, Winston Churchill's home
Brockhill Country Park
This is an area of the UK which contains many walking and cycling routes as well as over 500 years of history.
The Canterbury / Molash area
This stunning self catering holiday home in the heart of Kent if located close to the vibrant city of Canterbury which boasts a wealth of visitor attractions. The skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral dating back to 597AD the oldest in Britain. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Beckett was famously murdered in the Cathedral and thousands of Pilgrims play homage each year. The holiday apartment is 100 yards from the Cathedral Gates! The ancient ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church all form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby are the remains of a Norman Castle built on 1080 by the Normans and the large stone keep was largely constructed in the reign of Henry1 (1100-1135) all are reminders of the City’s history, heritage & culture. Other attractions include, The King’s mile, St Dunstan’s, West Gate Towers, Northgate and The Canterbury Tales. You can take one of the River Tours and absorb the City with a boat trip along the River Stour taking in the architecture and scenic views. There are museums, walking trails or guided walks to help you enjoy the narrow winding lanes. Canterbury is best explored by foot. Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition and is also a modern and vibrant city with welcoming bars, pubs, nightclubs, fine restaurants, and a High Street with independent and high street names. Kent County Cricket ground is 1 mile distance from the holiday apartment and holds it’s annual Cricket Festival every August. Canterbury Golf Course is 1 mile distance from the City Centre and was designed by Henry Colt ain 1927 at the same time as designing Wentworth. There are two famous “links” courses at nearby Sandwich, Royal St Georges (home to The Open Championship in 2011) and Princes (Open Golf qualifying course).
If you travel a little further out, you can visit nearby Herne Bay & Whitstable both magical seaside towns where brightly coloured beach huts line the water’s edge. Whitstable has a range of attractions from the Oyster festival held every July, charming cafes, pubs, famous seafood restaurants on the sea front, quaint shops, art galleries, jet skiing and other water sports all serving to provide an unspoilt charm.
Howletts, The Wild Animal Park, at Bekesbourne, on the outskirts of Canterbury, offers a great family day out, The 90 acre site of Howletts Wild Animal Park offers the chance for visitors to enjoy beautiful ancient parkland that is a year-round family attraction.
The long sandy beaches of this part of Kent are within a thirty minute drive where the sand stretches as far as the eye can see. There are many water sports available and it’s a great place to visit all year round. Details of water sports lessons are available on the ‘things to do’ section of our website. For children the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Steam Railway that winds its way along the coast is a truly special day out – or a way to get to the beach as it stops in several spots very close by!
Ashford International Station is a short drive away, with the fast train taking just 40 minutes into central London, what more could you ask for, a day out in the fast paced capital taking in the sights and sounds and then returning to the peace and tranquillity of The Barn where you can enjoy the surrounding countryside from the back garden whilst enjoying a well earned glass of wine or beer.
How to get there
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Easy access by car, train and coach.
Flights to/from Gatwick.
Activities near Canterbury
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
10 Dec 2012
We stayed at this barn in December 2012. There was10 of us in the group and the barn was perfect.
Sleeping arrangements couldn't have been better - 4 double bedrooms, 1 double bed on the landing which was ideal and if needed plenty of room on the sofas. Each room other than 1 had an ensuite in additon to the main bathroom and a downstairs toilet. v ery comfortable mattresses and soft linen etc.
The barn was immaculate with all the essentials we needed. It was so spacious and decorated to the highest spec. Lovely fire in the front room which heated the whole house.
The owners are contactable at any point and even left us a bottle of wine and chocolates - perfect!
Would highly recommend for a friends gathering or family event. Excellent location, 5 miles to huge supermarket.
Couldn't say anything bad at all. Just perfect. Thank you!
10 May 2012
Wonderful, spacious, luxurious Barn conversion. Fab bedrooms with lots of bathrooms, the extra space on the landing with the futon made up was a real bonus, and easily as good as an extra bedroom. Well equipt kitchen with loads of cupboard space, and a hugh dining table. Great to have wifi, so we could stay connected and a big TV (great reception) where we watched loads of films. A lovely peaceful location, within 15 mins of Canterbury, Faversham or Ashford. Also the wine and choccy biscuits that greated us were very well received!
16 Sep 2011
I rented the property to share with my family for my 60th Birthday (6 of us). I liked the overall look and feel of the property but I was very disappointed with towels and bed linen, which are important to me. The "high quality fluffy towels" romantically described were nothing more than an odd mixture of small towels in various colours (thin and rough) and we did not have a single bath sized towel between us. The same applies to the "crisp cotton bed linen", it simply was not so. On our 3rd evening out of 4, a pipe in the main bathroom was leaking so badly we had to turn the water off at the mains and cut our weekend short. Having paid £1000 for a long weekend we were more than disappointed that £50 was the maximum compensation the owner would offer, despite our requests that this was insufficient. We therefore cannot recommend this property to anyone else.
I am so glad that our guests liked the overall presentation of the Barn, but disappointed that they were dissatisfied with a couple of points. I am sorry that the towels were neither fluffy enough nor large enough, They are standard M&S sizes sold as regular 'bath towels'.
The second point is unfortunate and was a surprise to us as The Barn has been renovated within the last 3 years and all the services are new. We understand this was inconvenient for the guests and is certainly not what we would like our guests to experience during their stay at The Barn, had we been aware that there would be a problem with the bathroom prior to the guests arriving we would have firstly contacted them and advised them and secondly endeavoured to have the problem fixed prior to their stay. When the problem was first brought to our attention we immediately contacted a plumber and arranged for him to visit and rectify the problem. The plumber visited the property and turned the water off for this bathroom. The other 2 shower rooms and further fully fitted bathroom were still fully functioning and in working order. We checked with the guest and made sure that she was happy to proceed with the rental under the circumstances and she confirmed that she was. We recognise that our guest was inconvenienced by the unfortunate event and after consulting our managing agent agreed to offer £50 in compensation which we re-paid immediately.
We regularly rent out The Barn Molash and have always received positive feedback. As with any property occasionally things go wrong that we have no control over, but feel that we react in a positive manner to sort out problems that arise as quickly as possible. We are very proud of the property that we are offering as a holiday let and always try to make our guests stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Ultimately we would like our guests to leave with happy memories of their stay.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Period 1||8 May 13||25 May 13||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 2||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 1526||£ 1125||-||1 Night|
|Period 3||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 4||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 1526||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 5||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 6||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 1076||£ 788||£ 788||1 Night|
|Period 7||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 8||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 1026||£ 750||£ 750||1 Night|
|Period 9||21 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 2026||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 10||3 Jan 14||25 Jan 14||£ 1169||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 11||25 Jan 14||29 Mar 14||£ 1076||£ 788||£ 788||1 Night|
|Period 12||29 Mar 14||12 Apr 14||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 13||12 Apr 14||3 May 14||£ 1076||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 14||3 May 14||24 May 14||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 15||24 May 14||31 May 14||£ 1526||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 16||31 May 14||28 Jun 14||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 17||28 Jun 14||30 Aug 14||£ 1526||-||-||1 Week|
|Period 18||30 Aug 14||27 Sep 14||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 19||27 Sep 14||25 Oct 14||£ 1076||£ 788||£ 788||1 Night|
|Period 20||25 Oct 14||1 Nov 14||£ 1376||£ 1013||£ 1013||1 Night|
|Period 21||1 Nov 14||20 Dec 14||£ 1026||£ 750||£ 750||1 Night|
|Period 22||20 Dec 14||3 Jan 15||£ 2026||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable security deposit of £450.00 is payable. Winter heating charge of £9.50 per night payable from 1st October to 30th April. A booking fee of £26.40 is payable.Book now
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