Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
One of two beautiful semi-detached cottages at the heart of a working soft fruit farm - Innishfree is named after a much loved family horse. The owners live in the main farmhouse further up the farm drive keep South American Paso Fino horses and are happy for you to visit! The nearby village Sutton Valence boasts three pubs! - is just at the top of the hill and as the farm is right in the middle of the Weald of Kent you are perfectly situated to visit many attractions including National Trust properties - Sissinghurst Castle Gardens,Ightham Mote and Bodiam Castle to name just three, plus Leeds Castle “the loveliest castle in the world”. Visit the Hop Farm -family park or Bluewater for major retail therapy. The local Kentish village of Headcorn with its mainline station to London and nearby local vineyards, there are many great country walks and three golf courses and fishing close by - so something for everyone
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber 43 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 74 km, Nearest railway: Headcorn 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
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The South East England region
Being in the heart of Kent there are myriads of attractions within easy reach. Few villages can boast 3 pubs and a ruined 11centuary castle just 5 minutes walk away.
Whether you fancy golf, visiting NationalTrust properties, walks the beach or super shops Innishfree is the perfect base.
Medieval Rye, Ancient Canterbury and Rochester, Tenterden with its steam railway, Bluewater shopping complex are all easy to access.
Just 5 minutes by car is Headcorn with its shops and restaurants and a train station just 56 minutes from Central London or from nearby Ashford International station or the Channel Tunnel (Folkestone) France is less than an hour away.
Whether you are looking for relaxation and the chance to unwind or for something more active including great hand's on fun for the younger family members then Kent is the place for you. With many award winning attractions featured together with the best known places to visit and many smaller less well known attractions 'our little gems' - the choice is yours.
Choose from enchanting gardens, historic houses, castles,castle ruins, cathedrals and country churches, fascinating museums, animal parks, steam trains, amazing maritime heritage and much more including active fun, Kent, the Garden of England has something for everybody.
With castles and historic houses everywhere. From Geoffrey Chaucer's colourful characters heading to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral to Charles Dickens' beloved Rochester , Kent has been an inspiration for the world's greatest writers. You can get an insight into the life and works of these two great authors at numerous attractions across the cathedral cities. It's hard to know where to start when exploring Kent's heritage. Right on your doorstep only a few miles away is Leeds Castle, which boasts to be 'The loveliest castle in the world'
Why not take a visit to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral before visiting England's second-oldest cathedral at Rochester which is also home to a well-preserved Norman castle. And on the subject of castles, King Henry II's Dover Castle with all of its refinery is a must-see.
The Turner Contemporary in Margate celebrates the much-loved painter's association with the town by showcasing an impressive collection of historical and contemporary art.. Why not take a boat along the river from Maidstone to the Museum of Kent Life , a fantastic open-air historical experience.
If you like castles and cathedrals, Kent is blessed with Leeds, Hever , Dover, Rochester and Leeds , whereas the cathedrals at Rochester and Canterbury are simply awe-inspiring. Or for something a little different, Dungeness has the fascinating and slightly odd combination of nuclear power stations, fishermen's huts, miniature railway and lighthouse as well as nature reserves.
To experience the finest ingredients then visit the surrounding farmer's markets they are full of inspirational local produce as well. A glass of sparkling wine at Tenterden Vineyard or a pint at Britain's oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.
If you want it, then Kent most definitely has it. For antiques head to the historic town of Royal Tunbridge Wells a favourite of Queen Victoria, for hidden gems loose yourself in one of Canterbury's many side streets and for a book on any subject imaginable 'Baggins Book Bazaar' in Rochester is the country's largest second-hand bookshop. And if you still haven't found what you're looking for then Bluewater has an incredible 330 plus stores, 40 cafes and returants and a 13 screen cinema.
Thrill-seeking youngsters are spoilt for choice in Kent. They can jump onboard the Great Expectations Boat Ride at Dickens World , drive a real JCB at Diggerland and even watch a battle or explore the War time tunnels at Dover Castle.
Experience a little piece of Africa where you least expect it, join a safari at Port Lympne where more than a 1,000 animals roam free including elephants and giraffes.
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