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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Waters Edge is an attractive modern townhouse set right at the rivers edge in the center of historic Tonbridge with wonderful river views you can enjoy relaxing by the open french windows of the first floor lounge or snuggled up on the comfortable sofas by the real flame fire. Wander into Tonbridge to visit the castle and its grounds, dip into the individual local shops, stop for a coffee at the historic Chequers Inn or choose to stay at home sipping wine and barbequeing in the patio garden.
Once you've chilled out at home maybe go exploring there's plenty to see - drive through leafy lanes past bluebell fields to quaint cobled villages and historic sites - you are perfectly positioned for enjoying all of Tonbridge and the surrounding areas' multitude of wonderful tourist attractions including Tonbridge Castle, The Hop Farm Country Park, Hever Castle, Ightham Mote, Knole Park, Leeds Castle Canterbury Cathedral etc and with excellent transport links both road and rail for reaching the beautiful south east coast (40mins), central london (35 mins) and airports.
Large Lounge with Frenchdoors baclony for river views, 'contemporary-country' decor to suit the houses' position and age. Real flame fire (gas), Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player and Ipod Dock. Spacious well equipped Kitchen with casual eating table for breakfast or keeping the cook company plus separate Dining Room. Three good sized Bedrooms tastefully decorated and with quality furnishings - Two double bedrooms, one with river views and Ensuite, one with King size bed which also converts to twin beds, and one full size bunk bedded room adjacent to main bathroom with charming decor suitable for adults or children. Each bedroom has natural down/feather duvets quality bed linens and soft towels.
Large Child safe enclosed Courtyard Garden furnished for relaxing nd enjoying al fresco meals and a glass of something chilled. Or choose to savour the expanse of the river from the garden at the front of the house and watch the world float by.
Many personal touches including soft cushions and throws, tealights, candles, dvds, cds, books and games for adults and children etc etc. to help make your stay here truly special.
Come and make Memories.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Hastings 49 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport 51 km, Nearest railway: Tonbridge 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, 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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Kent region
At the heart of the South East of England, Kent, known as 'The Garden of England' has an abundance of natural beauty - from swathes of green fields and acres of natural parklands and grounds to expanses of pristine gardens and manicured lawns surrounding ancient castles centuries old Mansions and tiny thathced cottages alike.
To meander through Kent is to feel embraced by history - Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Tonbridge Castle Penshurst Place, Ightham Mote, Knole Park with its free running deer. Canterbury and its wonderful Catherdral and splendid 'Chaucers Canterbury Tales'. Chatham and its historic dockyards Rochester and it famous Dickens Festival.
The stunning SouthEast Coast - Hastings, home to the downfall of a King in 1066, Whitstable for Oysters just-caught fish and much more, Brighton (East Sussex) for a fully British Seaside experience roaming the famous 'Lanes' and discovering treasures among the bohemian and upmarket establishments living side by side. For some retail therapy one of Europes largest shopping malls Bluewater is less than 30 mins away.
You may never want or need to move outside of Kent but if you do find time and inclination London with its many well known and loved attractions Buckingham Castle, The Tower of London, Galleries and Musuems and Concerts for all tastes is less than an hour away by train.
In the center of Tonbridge at the heart of Kent, Waters Edge is perfectly positioned to easily reach and experience all this and more.
Come for a week, Stay for a month - there will still be plenty left to do and see and explore....
Tonbridge is a historic market town set on the river Medway, on whose banks the property itself sits, with Tonbridge Castle (the original version of which dates back to Norman Conquest times) at its center. The town also has many other notable historic buildings including The Chequers Inn and Tonbridge Priory.
Mingling with the traditional, Tonbridge also has all the modern conveniences which make a holiday enjoyable too - riverside restaurants and cafes, excellent shopping opportunities for both essentials and relaxed browsing in boutiques for lots of things you didnt know you needed.
Haysden Country Park with two lakes and the Medway too for sailing fishing and wandering plus a childrens play area etc is within walking distance and Sevenaokas Wildlife Reserve a pioneering nature reserve which has a roughly equal proportions of water and land and includes five lakes and a mixed habitat of ponds, seasonal flooded pools, reedbed and woodlands and The Hop Farm Family Park at Paddock Wood with numerous attractions for children and adults alike including Pirate Cove, Animal Farm and a Victorian Carousel to name a few are each a very short drive away.
You can also discover the elegance of Royal Tunbridge Wells (15mins)and its 400 years history - its Chalybeate natural 'restorative' water Spring and historic Pantiles shopping area too.
Or just take time to travel through country roads and lanes which take you to picturesque villages at seemingly every turn - Brenchley, Benenden, Speldhurst, Hawkhurst and Goudhurst.....where cobbled streets, rose covered doorways smiling faces and friendly service are more the norm than the exception.
Tonbridges' excellent transport links both road and public transport mean you are within easy reach of all the area has to offer.
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22 Mar 2014
"Home from Home"
We rented Waters Edge for 8 weeks whilst having insurance work carried out on our house. The accommodation is well maintained and the little things we did report, were not too much trouble for the ow… More
22 Dec 2013
"The house was everything we could have wanted."
We stayed a week at Waters Edge and it was a wonderfully relaxing place to stay. The house is located right next to the river so you have lovely views out most of the windows. It is also a short wal… More
25 Nov 2013
"Lovely house in a great location"
My extended family (4 adults and 3 children) had a lovely time at the house, which was very clean and furnished nicely. In fact, we were sad to go home! The kitchen was well stocked with essentials … More
19 Nov 2013
""Home from Home""
We stayed at Water's Edge for two weeks while our own home in Tonbridge was being painted. It was ideal for us as we could literally move in with our suitcase and had everything at our finger ti… More
14 Nov 2013
"A beautiful home and excellent located holiday destination"
We were so happy to reach this well presented, clean holiday rental. Unlike many rentals, this house has a feeling of homeliness that in my travel experience is unusual. There are many decorative touc… More
5 Jun 2013
"Wonderful home away from home!"
Waters Edge was a wonderful home away from home for my family of 4 for 10 days. It is very spacious and beautifully furnished. The kitchen is very well stocked for anyone wanting to cook their meals or even have friends in for dinner. The linens are very high quality, as well. Everything was just as it was described in the listing and more! I loved having the French doors open and listening to the sound of the river in the evenings. The location was just off the high street, so very convenient, but it still felt somewhat secluded with the river frontage. The Barstows were quick to respond to my emails and the rental process was very quick and efficient. We were all very pleased and the welcome basket the Barstows provided was a thoughtful and welcome touch, especially after the long flight from America! I would highly recommend this home. The only word of caution--it is on 3 levels, so be prepared for a lot of going up and down stairs.
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