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Enjoy the English sun in the structured garden at Hay Barn

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Hay Barn is tucked

away in a secluded spot in the lovely unspoiled countryside of the Weald of

Kent, close to the National Trust village of Chiddingstone. It has been

tastefully converted into a charming, contemporary cottage, decorated in calm,

neutral colours. The airy living accommodation with high-beamed ceilings gives

a wonderful sense of space, and it is comfortably furnished with a mixture of

new and traditional pieces to give a pleasing country effect. The added luxury

of under-floor heating makes this property suitable for all year-round


Being on the ground floor

only, with wide doors, some wall-rails and no internal steps, Hay Barn qualifies

has previously qualified under the Accessibility scheme as suitable for older

& less mobile guests.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
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

General Wi-Fi available
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Further details indoors

Hay Barn sleeps up to (2)

people in 1 double bedroom, living/dining area, kitchen, wet room,

Living Room with dining table, wood-burning stove, a wall of

glazing with French doors.

Kitchen Area: Bosch equipment, four-ring induction hob, electric oven,

dishwasher, fridge/icebox, wash dryer. Also a microwave with grill.

Colour TV with DVD player and Sky Freeview. Music centre.

1x Double Bedroom: with a twin zip-link bed, making 3ft twins or a

6ft double.

Shower Room: wet room with wall shower, WC, hand basin, wall-mounted


Living Room & Shower Room with floor tiling, and Bedrooms


The French doors open into a private walled landscaped courtyard

with stone & brick paver surfaces, raised flower beds, and shrubs.

Front Garden area, with lawn & trees, is shared with Straw


Ample private parking space by the front door.

Children welcome, no pets

WiFi available


The surrounding farm has sheep, with lambs in the spring, chickens

and sometimes also pigs & cows. It has public footpaths, bridleways, in

beautiful countryside with lovely views to the North Downs.

The South East England region


Barn, one of two single-storey cottages, is ideally situated for exploring and

discovering the many facets of the beautiful county of Kent. Golfers, cyclists,

horse riders, gardeners, heritage lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will all find

somewhere to pursue their interests close by and for those wishing not to go

far, many fine walks lead direct from the doorsteps.

This area of West Kent is famous for its Tudor homes & properties,

and there are many charming villages and

attractions for visitors. Both the famous Tudor street at Chiddingstone and Penshurst Place are within 1.5 miles,

while Hever and The National Trust properties of Knole, Ightham Mote and Churchill's

home at Chartwell, Westerham, are all within 20 minutes drive.

Nearby golf courses include Hever Castle, Villa Golf, Sweetwoods,

Nizels, Knole Park, The Nevill & Tunbridge Wells. For anglers, the nearby gothic

Chiddingstone Castle offers good fishing in the three-acre lily clad lake

(permit required).

It is also a popular area for walking. Watstock is on the Eden

Valley Walk. Ashdown Forest is some 7 miles away.

You will have a wide choice of nearby restaurants and pubs, many

supplying real ale from the local Larkins Brewery.

Chiddingstone village is 1.5 miles away by road or footpath and

boasts the famous National Trust Tudor village street of shop, houses and pub,

with oak-framed and white panelled buildings and the beautiful Church &

churchyard. It has been used several times as a filmset. A short walk across a

lake will take you to the gothic Chiddingtone Castle which houses a museum with

Japanese and Stuart collections.

Penshurst Place and its Gardens are 10 minutes away, an exciting

day out for you. With plenty of activities such as crafts, mazes, garden trails

and an adventure playground the whole family will enjoy this visit. The village

also has a Farmers Market on the first Saturday of each month.

Also within 10 minutes drive, Hever Castle was the family home of

Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and is another charming day out for you

to discover. It has an audio tour for you to experience during your visit.

Children will love exploring the adventure playgrounds, the parkland and the

yew maze. As a real treat in the summer

months (weather permitting), this castle boasts an exciting water maze for all

the family's entertainment. Furthermore, you can hire a little boat on the

large lake during certain summer months! And the castle hosts regular events

including jousting & triathlons.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is the main local town, a lovely Georgian

spa town, only 25 minutes drive away and is well worth a visit. The shopping is

extensive, with the covered Royal Victoria Place precinct and many boutiques and

individual shops. The Pantiles is world-famous and offers excellent tea-rooms, restaurants

and seasonal market.


20 minutes drive to the north-east, is a most attractive small and busy town

close to the M25 (Junction 5). On its outskirts you will find

Knole Park, a country house dating from the 1300s, surrounded by a medieval

deer park and ideal for a day out for all the family. Let the kids enjoy the

deer roaming free and explore the exhibitions it has to offer. At the end of

our visit, enjoy a traditional English cream tea in the Brewhouse tea-room.

Also a 20 minute drive away is thriving Tonbridge. Set in

landscaped gardens with picturesque grounds overlooking the River Medway,

Tonbridge Castle with its wonderful Gatehouse is reputedly England's finest

example of a Norman motte and bailey castle taking you back almost 740 years.

Tours are available from the Tourist Information Centre. There is a great

bookshop located in this part of Tonbridge, Mr Books, in a beautiful medieval

building. Tonbridge even has its own theatre, The Oast Theatre inside the 19th

Century Kentish oast house, with 10 productions every year!

Under10 minutes is Hever Castle, another charming day out for you

to discover. Once the home of Anne Boleyn, has an audio tour for you to

experience during your visit. Take the children to explore the adventure

playgrounds and let them roam around the beautiful outdoors. As a real treat in

the summer months (weather permitting), this castle boasts an exciting water

maze for all the family's entertainment. Furthermore, one can hire a little

boat during certain times of year!

The nearby Penshurst Station (actually in

Chiddingstone Causeway) has regular rail services to London, journey time 60

minutes, plus a train link to Gatwick. The airport is 35 minutes away by car while

Heathrow Airport is a one-hour drive. Other rail services to London and the

coast are from Sevenoaks, Hildenborough and Tonbridge, timetabled to London in

about 30, 40 and 45 minutes respectively.

Bedgebury Forest and National Park is only 40 minutes' drive away,

which is a stunning area of natural beauty miles of walks and cycling paths,

including 'Go Ape,' a hugely fun activity where you can swing through the trees.

Nearby Bewl Water is the largest area of inland water in the South-East. If you

are a water sports enthusiast, this is the place to visit.

Bowles Outdoor Centre, is situated just 25 minutes away where you

can learn to rock climb, build rafts and even ski on the 2 dry ski slopes.

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Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014

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