The Barn, Canterbury
About the home
Newnham Barn is a contemporary brick constructed barn. It's internal design lends itself to large groups getting together with the entire first floor dedicated to eating and socialising.
The Barn lies in a peaceful location on the edge of Littlebourne, just off the A257 Nr Canterbury. The local village is charming with a population of only 500. At its centre is a 14th Century church surrounded by beautiful historical buildings, making it a popular setting for such classic films as A Canterbury Tale.
The Rose Inn, Wickhambreaux is a typical Kentish public house serving local ales and delicious lunches and evening meals. The other favourite is The Red Lion in Stodmarsh but for large groups, book well in advance!The Barn lies on the edge of a National Nature Reserve, 4 miles away from the Cathedral City of Canterbury. The Barn is a perfect retreat for peaceful breaks or exciting nightlife. Nearby there are numerous National Trust properties as well as the public gardens of Goodnestone Park, Barnsole vineyard, Howletts Zoo, Wingham Wildlife Park and R.H.D light railway. Sandy beaches can be reached within a 20 min drive (Margate. Sandgate)
Canterbury City Centre is only 4.1 miles from the barn so when you have recharged your batteries, head into Canterbury for excellent shopping, great bars and restaurants.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 18, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Margate, 10km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private indoor Pool, Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool:||Private indoor Pool|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Pool / Snooker table, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 18, Lounge seating for 18|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Recently converted to a high standard by the current owner, the barn is spacious and modern with features such as a central hanging fireplace in the sitting room and stunning oak and glass staircase.The owner has considerable experience in the holiday letting business and has created a perfect space for guests from the bedrooms which are all double size with good storage to the modern bathrooms.
The substantial living space has incredible views all aspects either onto the rolling cornfields,the landscaped gardens with private heated pool or the river Stour nearby. The living space is open plan, incorporating a bespoke, handmade kitchen with all modern appliances, breakfast bar and dining table, through to the enormous sitting room with seating for up to 18 guests. The garden is a mix of established willow trees draped over the enclosed pond creating a wonderful shaded area, a hard landscaped seating area and grassed lawn. The pool adds a touch of luxury to this amazing rural retreat.
Further details outdoors:
The private pool is for the sole use of guests of The Barn. It is heated between 1st March - 31st October.
The pool is housed in a lockable, glass enclosure which can be pulled back in good weather so that guests can enjoy an outdoor pool. There is space around the pool for loungers. The pool is maintained by the owners during your stay to ensure that it is clean and safe. The pool is usable between the hours of 8am to 9pm unless the owners have agreed to specific pool events into the evening.
The pond has been part of the garden for 50 years and has beautiful floating lillies as well as fish and other pond life. However, the owner has enclosed the pool for child safety.
The garden has been mainly laid to lawn with pretty, colourful borders for a peaceful retreat. The barn sits within arable farm land and you will therefore be able to look out onto rolling hay bales and crops.
There is adequate exterior seating for all guests.
Safe Parking for 8 cars.
Bookings only confirmed with 25% non-refundable deposit. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Check in time is 4pm. Guests are greeted by the owner/partner who will show around the facilities. Terms and conditions can be requested prior to booking. Early check in/late check out may be available at £50
Security deposit £500.00 payable by bank transfer prior to arrival. Refunded dependant on check out itinary within 7 days of departure.
Check out time 12.00 midday.
Early check in/late check out may be available at £50.00
Bookings only confirmed upon receipt of 25% deposit. Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival date.
The South East England / Kent region
The Barn, Wickhambreaux is set in the heart of the Kent Countryside on the edge of Preston Marshes; a site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildlife. 4 miles from the tranquility of The Barn is the bustling City of Canterbury with it's history spanning 2000 years. The City offers an attractive, traffic-free centre ringed by ancient walls, a magnificent cathedral and Abbey, and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums including the famous Canterbury Tales. The newly redeveloped Marlowe Theatre hosts a variety of entertainment from The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to stand up Comedians including Al Murrey.
For the best local beach you need only travel 7 miles to the magnificently Retro Margate.
The Canterbury / Wickhambreaux area
Canterbury Festival October 15-29.
With its clean sweeping sandy beaches, Arcades, Old Town and most recently The Turner Contemporary Gallery which showcases art from JMW Turner to Tracy Emin it has something for everyone. The quaint seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its seafood and sunsets is 10 miles away but worth every mile!
For family days out, Howletts Zoo, Wildwood, Castles in Deal, Walmer, Leeds are all within a short drive.
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Activities near Canterbury
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
01 May 2013
Great memories from my b-day party we had at this barn in April 2013. Arrangements went smoothly as owner and her partner were extremely helpful. The venue itself is amazing. Lots of space for a... more
29 Apr 2013
My wife and I had researched a number of places to accommodate a large group to celebrate a surprise 30th birthday. We were attracted to this place by the high quality fixtures and fittings, not to... more
25 Jul 2012
What an amazing place to stay on a wonderfully sunny weekend with special friends. The barn was stunning, Lovely clean, bright bedrooms, Modern, clean bathrooms with hot and powerful showers. The... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 18|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||19 Oct 12||14 Dec 12||£ 2500||£ 500||£ 900||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The pool is heated from end March to end of October.
Logs are provided during Autumn/winter months. Winter fuel supplement £30.00 weekend, £50.00 per week.
For holidays including Christmas, New Year and Easter, price is not listed but is available on request.
School holidays are usually 1 week minimum rental but this may be negotiable.Enquire now
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Check in time from 4pm, check out time 10 am
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