Pear Tree Garden
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House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This one-bedroom holiday home is ideally placed in the middle of a strawberry farm within the picture-perfect village of West Peckham, with it's Saxon church, village green and pub, The Swan On The Green serving delicious, freshly-prepared food, excellent wines and real ale from it's own micro-brewery. Walkers will love Pear Tree Garden - it is situated directly on one of the most picturesque walks in the South East, Wealdway, which leads north to the Thames Estuary and south to Eastbourne, passing through the beautiful, historic town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Imagine yourself waking in the big, circular bed and having your complimentary tea/coffee/toast on the patio, overlooking the Garden of England. Help yourself to pears when they are ripe! From here you can plan your day, taking a walk locally or driving further afield and, on your return, enjoying a barbecue with a glass of complimentary wine whilst watching the sun set. Honestly - Pear Tree Garden has the most exquisite sunsets!
Maidstone, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks are between 15 to 30 minutes drive away. The M20 leading to London or Folkestone is just a few minutes away, as is the M26 leading to the M25. Don't worry though, they are far enough away so as not to hear them! There are some beautiful Kentish villages nearby and we recommend you visit them, especially West Malling, Plaxtol and Yalding.
Trains to London Victoria or London Charing Cross take approximately 40 minutes from either Borough Green or Tonbridge stations.
Places of interest within one hour's drive of West Peckham:
10 minutes: Ightham Mote / Hop Farm Family Park
15 minutes: Tonbridge Castle / Haysden Country Park / Maidstone
20 minutes: Leeds Castle / Penshurst Place
20 minutes: Brands Hatch Motor Race Track
25 minutes: Historic Dockyard, Chatham / Knole Park / Sevenoaks / Royal Tunbridge Wells / Bluewater Shopping
30 minutes: Hever Castle / Groombridge Place / Tenterden / Bewl Water
45 minutes: Bodiam Castle
50 minutes: Whitstable
1 hour: Canterbury / Hastings / Rye / Folkestone / Eastbourne / Bexhill / Battle
There is plenty of golf locally. Ask Steve - an avid golfer! Haysden Country Park in Tonbridge has a wealth of activities including swimming in the indoor/outdoor pool, sailing, fishing and a children's play area. Mote Park in Maidstone has pitch & putt, a skatepark and a miniature railway on Sunday afternoons during the summer. Royal Tunbridge Wells is home to The Assembly Hall Theatre, The Historic Pantiles, The Spa Valley Railway and Dunorlan Park, plus much, much more! Sevenoaks has done it's best to avoid the modern world and has really quirky little areas, plus the wonderful Knole Park and Knole House, offering a magnificent National Trust stately home within the most beautiful parkland, abundant with free-roaming deer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Isle of Sheppey (29 miles) 46 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick (35 miles) 56 km, Nearest railway: Tonbridge (6 miles) 9.5 km|
|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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The South East England region
Kent isn't called 'The Garden Of England' for nothing. It truly is the most beautiful county with arguably the best weather in Great Britain. With easy access to London and Europe (what with the Eurotunnel being less than an hour away), but then, why would you want to leave?
Kent is peppered with gorgeous, picture-worthy hamlets and villages yet there are several large towns for a spot of retail therapy! Historic towns such as Canterbury and Rochester with their magnificent cathedrals and castles really should be on your 'to do' list, along with Royal Tunbridge Wells where you can still drink the spa water that so impressed visitors such as Queen Anne, Queen Victoria, Samuel Pepys and Daniel Defoe. And let's not forget Chartwell, the beloved home of Sir Winston Churchill.
If you love oysters, a visit to Whitstable is a must, especially late July/early August when the famous Oyster Festival takes place. There is also a lovely pebbly beach here, Tankerton Beach with it's brightly coloured beach huts and yachts bobbing on the sea.
If you hop over into East Sussex you can visit Hastings, Rye and Battle, all very worthy of a day trip.
For wine buffs there are several vineyards you can visit with award-winning wines to sample - hic!
Honestly, There isn't enough room here to do the region justice. Make your own mind up when you come. You won't be disappointed!
The tiny village of West Peckham is situated so conveniently. Within just a few miles you can find plenty to keep you entertained. With theatres in Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, cinemas in all three plus Tonbridge, parks, woodland, farmland, stately homes, castles, fabulous restaurants and gastro pubs....and the list goes on and on.
Cricket on the village green is a regular occurrence, plus there is the occasional visit from Morris Dancers who perform outside The Swan On The Green. How English can you get?! The menu at The Swan changes regularly and everything is cooked from fresh.
The River Medway runs close to West Peckham and, on a warm, sunny day, nothing is nicer than a stroll along the river bank. If you are a keen angler there is fishing in Yalding and Haysden Country Park.
The Hop Farm Family Park has lots of things to do and see, including the Oast Houses where Londoners, from Victoria's day up to the late 1950s, would come 'hop picking' for 6 weeks. The hops would then be used to make beer for Whitbread. They still grow hops here but for decorative use only now. You can buy a 'hop bine' to adorn your house in September. You can reach the Hop Farm Family Park in 10 minutes from Pear Tree Garden.
A 5-minute drive away on Seven Mile Lane is an excellent restaurant, Beeches. They have regular live music too.
In Hadlow, again only 5 minutes away, you can find local shops, a couple of pubs serving excellent food and a terrific Portuguese restaurant called Casa Portuguesa.
Just through Hadlow is a farm shop attached to Hadlow Agricultural College selling local produce. In the Spring you can see hundreds of lambs frolicking in the fields. They organise special days when you can 'meet the lambs'.
For keen golfers there are several excellent private and public golf courses nearby, the nearest being Wrotham Heath which is just 10 minutes away.
If you are a motor racing fan, Brands Hatch is no more than 20 minutes away.
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10 Aug 2014
"Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings"
We had a great stay at pear tree cottage. We were blessed with good weather so were able to enjoy some fabulous walks in the vicinity. There are many footpaths around and some gorgeous countryside. Th… More
Thank you for your lovely appraisal. We certainly hope you do come back again soon!
6 Jul 2014
"Beautiful cottage in glorious surroundings"
We chose Pear Tree Cottage as it was an ideal base for exploring the Kent countryside and visiting several National Trust properties, and what a delight it was - we were greeted by Steve and Rita who … More
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future.
25 Jun 2014
We had a fantastic week at this cottage! The cottage provides everything you could possibly need for your stay. I loved the round bed, soooooo comfy! On arrival it was exceptionally clean and the welc… More
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
23 Jun 2014
We have recently spent a week in Pear tree cottage. The cottage is delightful.We were warmly welcomed by the dogs, whom we never heard bark during our stay. The owners are on site if needed, but also … More
Many thanks for your appraisal. We are so pleased you found the peace and quiet you were hoping for. We hope to welcome you back to Pear Tree Garden again some time in the future.
24 May 2014
"Away from it all but close to everything!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this rural location. However with motorway access very close we were able to visit numerous interesting places and had a busy but enjoyable week. The accommodation … More
Thank you for your appraisal. Yes, although we seem to be in the middle of nowhere, we are actually really conveniently located! Hoping to see you both again the future.
12 Apr 2014
"A cosy cottage in a lovely setting"
A well equipped cottage with all amenities in a quiet village. Great base for sight seeing the local villages and towns down the country lanes or just a leisurely stroll in the country. Only a five … More
Thanks for your appraisal. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is in a lovely location, isn't it? So sorry the bed wasn't good for your back. The general opinion is quite high, however we appreciate your comments. We hope it didn't spoil your week.
26 Feb 2014
"Happiness is a cottage called Pear Tree Cottage...."
We had a very happy time in the peace and quiet. There was so much room in the round bed! Had a lovely local walk that ended in the Swan on the Green in front of the fire patting the locals dogs.....t… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Pear Tree Garden. Many thanks for your review and we would love to see you here again.
12 Jan 2014
"Everything That The Description Says"
Nothing was missing. Everything was as described. A beautiful cottage, in beautiful grounds. Rita and Steve are the perfect hosts. They really do care about you. Nothing is too much trouble. If… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you back at Pear Tree Garden in the near future.
7 Dec 2013
"Idyllic, peaceful and very well equipped."
I stayed here for a month and it is very well equipped, comfortable and quiet. Steve and Rita are wonderful hosts and have found an idyllic and peaceful spot in the Kent countryside. Thank you both fo… More
The pleasure was ours! We truly hope to see you both again some time soon.
7 Nov 2013
"Absolutely perfect place to stay, totally loved it!"
Totally loved our short break at your perfect little cottage. We could find no fault in anything. The complimentary basket of goodies, essentials in fridge and bottle of wine and beer gave it that ext… More
So pleased you got the peace and quiet you needed! Thanks for a great review. Please come back when you need another rest!
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