About the home
Delightful single storey cottage, attached to a converted coach house, with a large garden which backs on to farmland and orchards in the outskirts of a Wealden village.
Having recently been completely renovated with a large comfortable open plan lounge/dining room, a well fitted kitchen, bathroom with w/c, basin and bath with shower facilities. A large double bedroom and another bedroom with 2 single beds and a sofa bed in the lounge.
An ideal holiday cottage for a family who are looking for an country retreat, to explore the local countryside.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Hasting, 41km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 400m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Playstation and games, board games, books, DVD library. Air hockey Table.
Free range eggs and vegetables in season available.
Further details outdoors:
Large garden front and rear ideal to relax and have a BBQ.
Off road parking for up to 2 cars.
The South East England / Kent region
Kent is known as "The Garden of England" with its winding lanes past lavender fields, orchards, vineyards and oast houses.
Be enriched by England's oldest county, alive with its exciting past: visiting Canterbury with Chaucer's pilgrims and Rochester with Dickens, following the maritime adventures that have shaped Kent from Roman invasion to World War II. Quintessential England. But also bang up to date with leading-edge galleries and theatre, Michelin-starred dining and entertaining nightlife giving you so many things to do.
Some outstanding attractions within a few miles include the National Trust properties of Sissinghurst Castle with its renowned gardens, Bodiam Castle, the nearby Scotney Castle and the ruins of Bayham Abbey. Slightly further are the Batemans (one time home of Rudyard Kipling), Ightham Moat, Penshurst Place and Great Dixter. The nearest seaside resort is Hasting with the smugglers town of Rye within 40 minutes and the Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is 12 miles to the West offering excellent shops and restaurants, a cinema and bowling alley.
There is sailing, wind surfing, fly-fishing and walking at Bewl Water reservoir, for children Drusillas Country Park, Runaround (Tunbridge Wells), Hop Farm offering children's activities, Rare Breeds Centre, and three Steam railways including the Spa Valley Railway (from Tunbridge Wells).
The Maidstone / Marden area
The village of Marden is eight miles (13km) from the county town of Maidstone. The parish church was built at the end of the 12th century. Marden is in the middle of the rich farmland of the weald, and has many orchards, oast houses and period buildings surrounding the village.
The rural village has a few shops and amenities including, hairdressers, barbers, general stores, post office, country pubs, butchers, chemist, bakery, several restaurants and take-aways. You are also able to explore other surrounding villages like Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Headcorn, Biddenden, where you can find antique shops, tea and cake shops etc.
The Mainline station is only 7 minutes walk. London is only 50 mins away, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Canterbury are only few stops on the train, if you require retail therapy and to visit theatre land.
Catch the Eurostar at Ashford for a day trip to France.
Bedgebury Forest with award winning walking, riding and mountain biking. Bewl Water largest lake in the region for walks, boating, sailing, fishing and mountain biking. Multiple National Trust castles and stately homes, Leeds Castle Henry VIII's favourite castle and thought by many to be the most beautiful in the world.
For shopping, Ashford Designer Outlet and Bluewater Shopping Centre are within 30 mins drive. One of Britain’s finest beaches, Camber Sands 30 mins drive away which next to historic medieval port of Rye which makes a great little day trip. Numerous excellent gastro-pubs and a reasonably priced Michelin Star restaurant. Local vineyards for tours and tastings.
How to get there
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All London Airports (Heathrow - Gatwick - Stansted).
By Euro Tunnel or Ferry, Sea France or P&O Ferries.
Local station has access to London or Europe via EuroStar
Activities near Maidstone
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
03 Aug 2012
Nice cottage wih good facilities. Owners are welcoming and very helpful if you need anything. We enjoyed the fresh eggs for breakfast and the free tickets to Leeds Castle.
The cottage is in a great location for visiting Kent and London. The train station is an easy walk away, so have options of both car and train for getting around.
In Marden itself, we recommend eating at the Taj of Kent and eating/drinking at the Unicorn pub, both of which are child friendly.
05 May 2012
We stay here every year. We love it. The proprieters are very welcoming, and the cottage is private, always spotless, well equipped kitchen, lovely beds. We can't fault it. It is in a lovely... more
04 May 2012
Moleside Cottage is a wonderful property in the little village of Marden. The home was the perfect size for our family of 5. The beds were comfortable. The washer/dryer and dish washer a winning... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter 2013||5 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||6 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 425||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring Bank Holiday||4 May 13||11 May 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Summer||11 May 13||25 May 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|May Bank Holiday||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||1 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 475||-||-||1 Week|
|High Summer||15 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||7 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 395||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn Half Term||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Winter||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 325||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas - New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|Winter 2014||4 Jan 14||22 Mar 14||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Please note we have a policy of requesting a security deposit (at time of final payment) of £50 to cover any major breakages. This is then returned to you after your visit.
We will do part weeks or long weekends out of summer season and school holidays. Short breaks of up to 3 nights, charged at 75% of the weekly rate, 4 nights at 80%
Longer lets are also considered - please contact owners.Book
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