The Coach House. Lamberhurst
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Spacious cottage beautifully presented set in the grounds of an Oast House with access to outdoor swimming pool (in the owners' garden and with their permission) in the Summer months. Ideal base for visiting the Kentish countryside and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells.
Scotney Castle, Bewl Water, Bedgebury Pinetum all within minutes drive.
Seaside resorts and beaches less than an hour's drive away.
Suitable for wheelchair access as on one level and shower room with larger door - note this isn't a wet room so the wheelchair cannot go into the shower. Two further en suite bathrooms.
Excellent choice of restaurants and pubs in the nearby village of Lamberhurst (5 minutes drive away).
Pets allowed by arrangement. Please advise when booking.
Private parking for 2 vehicles. Additional vehicles can be accommodated on site by arrangement.
South of Lamberhurst and one third of a mile further south from the sign for Bewl Water. Signposted CHINGLEY WOOD OASTS and THE COACH HOUSE and turn right off the A21. the Coach House is in the grounds of Chingley Wood Oasts. If you get to the sign for Kilndown you have gone half a mile too far south.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 60 km, Nearest railway: Tunbridge Wells 17 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), 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, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The South East England region
Whether visiting for a day, a week or a month, the South East of England boasts a plethora of some of the best attractions and outdoor pursuits to be had anywhere in the country. Come rain or shine, there are endless options when you’re looking for things to do in the South East.
For thoughtful days out, delve into the South East’s rich legacy by visiting one of the many historic houses, impressive forts and castles and inspiring churches and cathedrals – a perfect setting for a romantic escape, and in some of them you can even stay the night. For a tasteful experience, drop in on one of our fine vineyards for a glass or two (be sure to leave the car at home) or splash the cash on a spot of retail therapy at one of the area’s tempting shopping centres.
The South East is also chock-a-block with possibilities for a great day out with the family. With some of the best theme parks in England, as well as fascinating zoos and wildlife parks and intriguing museums, the opportunities for amusing your kids are endless. Why not take a look at our Family Fun packed with great ideas for fun days out with the family.
Where does the 'Key to England' unlock centuries of enthralling history? Where can you discover more castles and historic houses than in any other region? Take a fresh look at Kent, England's oldest county, and get in touch with thousands of years of heritage.
The historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the medieval town of Cranbrook and the Wealden Villages, such as Lamberhurst offers the visitor a variety of experiences, both old and new.
Located just 30 miles south of London the area combines history, contemporary shopping and leisure activities.
Enjoy a relaxing short break or day out,exploring the many gardens, castles and historic houses and ancient churches. Take the opportunity to go shopping in Royal Tunbridge Wells, enjoy a wide selection of places to eat and buy local produce at a farmers market or sample local wines from a number of vineyards in the area.
Make the most of the range of outdoor activities available, such as walking, sailing, mountain biking and climbing and explore the Seven Wonders of the Weald - seven fascinating places within a short drive of each other.
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31 Aug 2014
"Lovely cottage, but ......"
My partner and I stayed in the Coach House for a week with my 98 year old mother. The cottage is lovely and spacious, and because the weather was quite wet and cold (despite it being August) we spent … More
Thank you for the feedback re wheelchair access. I have amended the description to make it clearer that although there is wheelchair access to one of the shower rooms that it is not a wet room and the shower is inaccessible with a wheelchair.
A more vigilant cleaning routine needs to be added to get into the kitchen drawers. We've had back to back guests over the last 4 months with short turnaround times so kitchen drawers obviously got missed.
Apologies to Doris, your Mum, that the bathroom wasn't as accessible as she had hoped. A wetroom is on our list of possible changes.
23 Jul 2014
"Good location for many SE areas of interest"
My wife, daughter and myself stayed at this rental for just over a week. Its was a good location for anyone with a car, being a reasonable distance from many major destinations in the South East.
It has been custom refurbished to provide the best accommodation possible within the allotted space and the 3 bedrooms each come with their own (somewhat small in 2 cases) bathrooms. The kitchen and living areas are a good size and are very well equipped. Parking is easy, there are laundry facilities (and cleaning equipment too if one has a mind). The owners are very friendly and helpful - but invisible otherwise, heating is nicely provided by a number of different mediums, as desired, and as the property is quite shaded, it didn't get too warm inside either.
There can be some road noise - but we didn't really notice it much after the first day/night - obviously it is only really a factor when everything is very quiet.
Thanks for your review. As you say even though The Coach House is close to the road the property is double glazed and noise would only be an issue if our guests want a peaceful countryside retreat. Most of our guests use us as a base.
6 Jul 2014
"What a let down!"
Although the owners were welcoming the property didn't live up to the photos and reviews. The road noise was excessive as the property backs onto the busy A21, the seating area was in the shade … More
We take all feedback very seriously and in 20 months of renting The Coach House this is the first negative response we have received. After our guests left (and before receiving the review) we have refreshed the garden furniture and replaced the DVD player and now have a larger TV.
The details state that we are adjacent to the A21 and as the property has double glazing and we have never before had a complaint about the road noise. Most of our guest use the property as a base and if any guest asks about the road I am very honest and will state that this is not a rural retreat with little road noise. I think that the term "excessive" is an exaggeration. However this is all relative to experience and expectations.
Re the swimming pool. It is unheated and the details state that it is open in the Summer months. As our guests started their stay at the end of May this meant that the pool temperature was just 20 degrees. We had said that the pool was clean but in our opinion it was too cold to swim in. Our guests hadn't made it clear when booking that they would wish to use the pool. Had this been one of their criteria for booking we would have advised that this is too early to swim in an unheated pool in the UK unless we've had a really hot Spring.
Re the comment about the dog and access to the pool area. Again it is clear that the pool forms part of our private area. We have a paddock of almost one acre which is accessible to guests (and their dogs) staying in The Coach House. Also to allow a dog access to a pool area has potential health and safety risks attached.
As to the beds being uncomfortable. We stayed there for 2 months when we had a flood and found them extremely comfortable. In fact two of the mattresses are less than 6 months old. I tested all of the beds after our guests had left and I was not uncomfortable.
I reimbursed our guests and as she states I even recommended other accommodation and allowed her access to the property to collect items she had left.
I hope that any potential guests reading this will focus on the numerous positive reviews that we have received.
2 Jun 2014
"Delightful cottage in central location"
We found the cottage easily from our driving instructions and were immediately delighted. Although right next to a busy road, the cottage is well below the road and separated by trees that give a country getaway feel.
Everything was clean and well presented and a folder provides instructions for appliances etc. We particularly loved the fact that it is all one one level, so there was no dragging of cases up and down stairs.
Close to lots of historical sites, minutes from some lovely pubs and an hour and a half from Gatwick!
Thank you for your comments. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I know that feeling about lugging suitcase with a car park miles from the accommodation and up 3 flights of stairs without a lift. Where is the oxygen mask and Sherpa you ask yourself! Oh and why did I really need to pack 10 pairs of shoes.
5 May 2014
très beau gite, très agréable , bien situé. beaucoup de visite à faire à proximitépropriétaires sympathiques… More
Merci beaucoup. A l'annee prochaine! Maria
23 Apr 2014
"Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location"
We had a very relaxing 3 nights here for Easter holidays. Peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful countryside, you really do feel away from everything! The cottage itself is clean, big bedrooms, nice… More
We were very pleased to accommodate you at such short notice. You left The Coach House in immaculate condition. It was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We hope to see you again soon for a relaxing weekend.
9 Apr 2014
"Fab location and very nice house to stay in."
The Coach House is a lovely house for a group or family. It is spacious and well laid out with everything you need for a short weekend or longer stay. Excellent location to visit Tunbridge Wells, Lamberhurst, Bewl and Scotney Castle all of which we did in the 3 days we were there.
It's always lovely to hear back from our guests. Also thank you for your feedback re a couple of teeny things that we can improve. All feedback is welcomed.
23 Mar 2014
"Convenient location and excellent comfort."
Immaculately clean and very comfortable. Gracious laid back hosts who didn't mind our two dogs at all! Very nice all round.
Thank you for your review. Well behaved dogs (and their equally well behaved owners!) are always welcome! I'm delighted that we could fit you in at short notice. Maria
23 Jan 2014
"Highly recommended...would have lived there if I could!"
Had a wonderful month long stay just before Christmas in between relocating. A very comfortable, home away from home. Lovely surroundings too. Maria and Robin were very welcoming (even of the cat!) an… More
You and your family were a delight to have in The Coach House. Your daughter was so helpful by putting up the Christmas decorations ready for my Christams guests! You were the fifth family last year to stay as a stop gap between houses. You and all our other guests felt it was a "home from home". Hope you're now settled in your new home. Yes and Oscar is awesome and misses you!!
12 Jul 2013
We stayed in the coach house for a couple of days and enjoyed the time. The accomodation was really nice and the host, Maria and Robin were very friendly and helpfull. It is outside the village, so yo… More
It's always lovely to receive a response as it shows that we're offering a good product. We always recommend that our guests hire a car as it's "Mission Impossible" to walk to the village from here. Cycling would be ok but walking a bit difficult.
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