Pear Tree Garden
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, Double beds (1), 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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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!
31 Oct 2013
"Un séjour inoubliable et enchanteur"
Pear tree Garden restera pour nous un souvenir inoubliable! La région où se trouve le cottage est magnifique. Nous sommes plongés dans des paysages à la Constable et des ambiances à la Turner. Le… More
Merci beaucoup! Le revision est fantastique! (pardon mon francais! Il est tres terrible!)
Your review is wonderful, thank you so much. Your family was a delight and we hope to welcome you back to Pear Tree Garden soon!
24 Oct 2013
"Excellent Countryside Getaway"
Our only regret in staying at Pear Tree Garden is that it was only 3 days. We could have stayed forever. The place is literally a hideaway, so beautiful (full of flowers and superbly clean), serene an… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to welcome you both back again if you return to the UK.
13 Oct 2013
"A very tranquil and well appointed home from home."
I stayed here last week at very short notice and Steve and Rita are fantastic hosts. They made me feel very welcome from the moment I arrived and whilst the property is to the rear of their house, it … More
Thanks so much for choosing Pear Tree Garden. We value your comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to the next time.
5 Oct 2013
"a fantastic cottage"
We stayed at Pear Tree recently with our 2 young children and really enjoyed our stay.The cottage itself is lovely and has in it everything that you could need. Its surrounded by a lovely garden in a… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! You're right - there are lots of things to see and do with easy access from here. Hope you come back and visit us soon.
13 Sep 2013
"great hosts friendly and helpful"
lovely location with great vistas and Steve & Cheryl were friendly and madeour stay very pleasant. Cottage was ideal for two people with all you needfor a short stay and we would have no problem recom… More
Thank you very much! We just wish the weather had been better for you. Hope to see you again some time in the near future.
25 Aug 2013
"The very best rental I have ever encountered"
My wife and I stayed in the cottage for about nine weeks. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. I have stayed in about 14 rented properties during the last 11 years and this one beats then all b… More
Thank you so much! You were our first guests at Pear Tree Garden and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you both and we look forward to seeing you again some time in the future.
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