"Absolutely beautiful, well equiped and an absolute treat to stay" (Theresa, party of 12, May 2013)
"The barn was stunning, thoughtfully restored, beautifully decorated, very comfortable with all the modcons... a good configuration for a multi-family goup" (Paula, party of 11, May 2013)
Just opened in 2013! We are now entering our second year for Green Farm Barn, a sensitively restored listed barn dating back to the mid 19th Century, completed in mid-April 2013. The Barn was originally the coach house and stabling for Green Farm when this was the Kings Head Coaching Inn. Together with the "Cow Shed", it forms a luxury holiday let with accommodation for up to 12 guests, speak to us if you want 14. Green Farm Barn provides a wonderful place for family get-togethers, two or three families holidaying together or groups of friends wanting to get away! We are very proud to have just received 4 Rosettes with a Gold Award from VisitEngland.
There are five bedrooms; three ground floor en-suite, one with full wheelchair access that is suitable for people with disabilities, all with 6ft wide super-king double beds. The two upstairs bedrooms, on the mezzanine overlooking the sitting room, have three 3ft single beds and share an en-suite bathroom. It is possible to alter the layout of the beds if desired. The rest of the property comprises a large vaulted open plan sitting room with log-burning stove, a modern, well equiped kitchen (including a range, american fridge/freezer and two dishwashers), a dining table for 14, a family bathroom and a large garden room with big french windows opening onto the patio and the secluded courtyard. Green Farm also has a sauna that is available to guests.
Green Farm is is set deep in the heart of the Kent Weald but is only 10 minutes from Ashford International station with its high speed javelin trains to London (St Pancras in 37 minutes) and Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels. It is also just 10 minutes from both J9 and J10 of the M20. A Green Lane leads into 12,500 acres of woodland, most of it ancient, much of it within designated Local Wildlife Sites and some of it designated as SSSI. Rolling farmland spreads down to Romney Marsh and the sea. This is a wonderful area to walk, run or ride bicycles. Wildlife abounds including deer in the woods, nightingales in spring, bats and owls in the evenings.
This is a great, central base to explore this part of Kent with plenty for everyone within a short drive: Castles, Gardens, Cathedral, Market Towns, Beaches abound! Tenterden is just 10 minutes away and Rye is only 20; the Designer Outlet Centre in Ashford provides great shopping 5 minutes away and the local pub, which is a five minute walk, has twice won Shepherd Neame "Food Pub of the Year".
Guests have full access to Green Farm and its 33 acres of meadows, wooded pasture and ancient woodland, almost all within a Local Wildlife Site because of its rich diversity of habitats, flaura and fauna. You are also welcome to visit and even help with the farm animals, depending on the season and the farming activity.
Guests are welcome to purchase our free-range chicken and duck eggs, vegetables and meat as available. We are proud to be accredited with "Produced in Kent" who recognise our commitment to the quality of locally sourced produce and services and to the attractiveness of Kent as a holiday destination.
Please visit our website (see below) for more about Green Farm, the Barn, the farm and the surrounding area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber Sands, Greatstone and others 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Ashford International 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
Known as the Garden of England this area is famous for growing hops and apples, though there aren't many hops any more! Attractions in Kent include the beautiful castle of Leeds, Hever and Dover. Some fantastic beeches are accessed along the coast between Rye and Hythe. The quaint Cinque Port towns provide an enjoyable day out by the sea and the historic Dock yards at Chatham are great for old and young alike. The world famous cathedral at Canterbury and punting on the river Stour are not to be missed.
Shadoxhurst is a lovely village 5 miles south of Ashford towards the cinque port market town of Tenterden. It has a wonderful pub, the King's Head, within walking distance of the Barn, that is both a pub and a restaurant - twice winning Shepherd Neame food pub of the year. The towns of Canterbury, Ashford, Wye, Rye and Tenterden are within easy reach by car. The conservation area of Shadoxhurst is a rural community with horse riding, walking and cycling in some of Kent's most beautiful countryside including the amazing ancient woodlands right outside the barn.