Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Comfortable, fresh, contemporary interior.
Open log fire in east-facing sitting room.
Spacious west-facing kitchen diner.West-facing bathroom with shower.
2 bedrooms: one east-facing double, one west-facing single bedroom
Separate WC and basin
Large south and east-facing attic bedroom (full height) with twin beds and basin
Pretty 150ft long cottage garden with table and chairs, BarBQ and deck chairs
**** Please note this property has previously been listed with a maximum price of £600 per week. This has now been reduced as Holiday Lettings will now take a small booking fee from you instead****
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rye/Camber 32 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 62 km, Nearest railway: Staplehurst 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
One bathroom with WC
Extra separate WC and handbasin
The South East England region
Pretty Windmill Cottage is located in a stunning part of the 'Garden of England'. Cranbrook, known as the capital of the Weald, is a few minutes walk away.
Cranbrook is a charming town, with narrow main streets lined with typical white weather boarded houses and shops. Its famous working windmill is open for visits and supplies of flour. Cranbrook Museum is full of local artefacts. For the food lover, apart from the Michelin starred Apicius and excellent George Hotel Restaurant, there is a delicatessen selling local produce, as well as two butchers and a well stocked greengrocer and health food shop. Other specialist shops are a well-stocked cook shop, two stunning and affordable dress shops and several charming gift shops.
The local area has a rich selection of fantastic pubs serving delicious local beers and food; the Three Chimneys at Biddenden is a great favourite. A must for the foodie are the local farmers' markets at Sissinghurst and Rolvenden. The vineyards at Biddenden, Lamberhurst, and Chapel Down offer tastings of their renowned English wines and ciders. Richard Phillips' eponymous restaurant at Chapel Down is not to be missed!
For those wanting to do some sport there is an excellent leisure centre in the town with a pool, gym and flood light tennis courts. Hemsted Golf Club is just 3 miles away from the cottage. There are endless varied, safe, local dog walks, many of which start from Windmill Cottages! Bedgebury's National Pinetum, Go Ape and amazing cycle paths, is 7 miles away. There is a beautiful reservoir at Bewl Water (11 miles away) where it is possible to sail, climb, walk, sail or take a cruise.
Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicholson's original and stunning Sissinghurst Castle and gardens are within walking distance. After visiting the world renowned white garden you can walk around the estate, which has huge fields, ancient woodlands and lakes, with your dog!
Following up on the Bloomsbury theme, Virginia Woolfe's house near Lewes is 38 miles from Sissinghurst. Rudyard Kipling's home, Batemans, is just 13 miles from Cranbrook and is a fascinating place to wander around. Whilst in that area Sarah Raven's cutting garden, which is open several times a year, is well worth a visit.
Other days out could include other National Trust properties: Scotney Castle, Knole Park, Winston Churchill's Chartwell. Leeds Castle is 14 miles away is well worth a trip
The local towns of Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells are close by and have a great range of high street names and well as their own unique individual shops
The south coast is within easy reach: Rye, Hastings and Dungeness are great days out. The local Kent and East Sussex railway from Tenterden to Bodiam, and the narrow gauge railway between Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch offer lots of excitement for children and enthusiasts!
London can be visited easily from Staplehurst (5 minutes drive from the cottage). Trains take about 1 hour and depending on the time of day, leave every half an hour.
Guestbook for Windmill Cottage
"We had a lovely stay, we found the cottage very comfortable and convenient, and like being in a real home rather than a commercial lease. We love your back garden and the way everyone's low fences make you feel that you are in a wide open area rather than a narrow space". Mr and Mrs B. (Australia) 2010
"We had a lovely time....the cottage was a great 'homebase' as we visited gardens, homes, palaces....Thanks for the warm welcome, thoughtfulness and excellent restaurant suggestions." Ms. K (Canada) 2010
"We had a delightful stay at Windmill Cottages. We enjoyed eating out in the garden, especially for breakfast. The house itself was comfortable and everything we needed was available. Windmill Cottages is a wonderful place to stay. Hope we can some back again." Mr and Mrs McC (New Zealand) 2010
"Un grand merci pour votre accueil si chaleureux. Le village est tres mignon.........." M et Mme v d B (France) 2010
"Thank you very much for opening your home to us, it was a good base for exploring! Many thanks for the warm welcome...." Mr and Mrs M (England) 2010
"I would just like to say how much we enjoyed staying in the cottage over the Christmas period. Apart from its ideal location, we found it very comfortable and homely (the decorated tree and mulled wine much appreciated!), as well as suiting our needs perfectly - just as expected, which is not always the case at all when booking "blind" as it were, over the internet! Thanks again for your efforts to make our stay so pleasurable" Ms T (Greece) 2010
"Many, many thanks for the loan of your lovely cottage" Mr and Mrs M H (Switzerland) 2011
"We enjoyed our time in your wonderful cottage. Thank you for your warm welcome" Mr and Mrs Wong (Hong Kong) 2011
"We passed a lovely time in your cottage. It was the perfect place for visiting lots of National Trust properties. The house itself was very nice and comfortable and we had everything we needed" Wiedemer family (Germany) 2011
"If you want to enjoy the lovely English countryside, the house is in the right place! ....We only had a week here but we would have loved to have stayed longer" Entenza Vidal family (Spain) 2011
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