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Beautiful Rural 9 Acre Child Friendly Retreat Just 32 Miles From Central London - Stable Cottage

Katie & Andy Tanswell

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Bedrooms 2
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Beautiful Rural 9 Acre Child Friendly Retreat Just 32 Miles From Central London - Stable Cottage

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Plaxtol - ***** Hamptons Farmhouse *****

***** 3 Stunning Cottages: Rural romance and activity.Safe & Fun in Kent

Hamptons Farmhouse is located in the beautifully rural area between the villages of Plaxtol and West Peckham in Kent, the Garden of England. Amazingly quiet and peaceful, set in 9 acres of land, all that can be seen is rolling countryside, yet we are just 32 miles from the centre of London with all its theatres, tourist attractions, shopping and cultural activities.

The three holiday lets include 'Stable Cottage', 'Willow Cottage' and the newly converted 'Little Apple Barn' all of which are of a very high standard and all benefit from the outstanding location and facilities of Hamptons Farmhouse.

On our 9 Acre site there is so much to do: past the cottages unfolds the beautiful gardens with duck pond on which you can paddle around on the row boat. Or play open air table tennis under the shelter of the barn; take afternoon tea on the lawns or if you feel more energetic play croquet or even tennis in the all weather courts.

The Hamptons Farmhouse site is very child-friendly, it is safe and secure (including the water areas) but is filled with adventure and excitement. The ‘Fort’ is a camouflaged climbing frame with swings, monkey bars, climbing wall and 40m zip wire. By the giant redwood tree, on which swings and trapeze hang, is the massive 17’ x 12’ super bouncy Jump King trampoline. The genuine gypsy caravan is a cosy place to chill out for children and adults alike. Secret dens, seven dwarf's woodland playhouse, climbing trees, and farmhouse animals add to the overall blissful experience. A new feature will be the Tree House - construction started last year. It should be finished spring/summer 2014.

For adults, there are so many areas of the gardens and land where you can sit and read; listen to birdsong or simply wander around. Local walks abound, one passes by the edge of our land and leads you through orchards to wonderful local pubs such as the Kentish Rifleman or 20 mins rural walk in the other direction to the Swan on the Green pub restaurant with its own microbrewery for those who like to try local ales.

The three holiday homes, Stable Cottage, Willow Cottage and the Little Apple Barn at Hamptons Farmhouse are the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives but an easy journey to London just over an hour away and only 35 mins from Sevenoaks to Charring Cross. From there the London Eye, Theatre land, Covent Garden, Leicester Sq and West End and other tourist attractions are in easy striking distance for an evening or day out.

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Details for holiday cottage Stable Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom

This luxury 2 bed converted stable overlooks the gardens, open fields and the old three-bay-barn (used in former times for the hop harvest). The cottage has been refurbished to very high standards. The main bedroom has a wrought iron double bed with sumptuous pocket-sprung mattress. The single bed room has the additional hay-loft with a further two mattresses for those who don't mind climbing up. The granite topped kitchen has everything you need and the TV has an integral DVD. Step outside to your own patio area under the huge willow tree and eat al-fresco overlooking the rolling Kent countryside. The grounds have everything for a fun, romantic or relaxing break. Play tennis, boat on the pond, take the zip wire from the climbing frame; explore the bridal paths and walkways through orchards and strawberry fields to the fabulous local pubs.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Katie & Andy Tanswell (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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What makes this cottage unique

The Stable Cottage, Little Apple Barn and Willow Cottage at Hamptons Farmhouse are the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life but it is an easy journey to London and only 35 mins from Sevenoaks to Charring Cross by train. From there the London Eye, Theatre land, Covent Garden, Leicester Sq and West End and other tourist attractions are in easy striking distance.

You really don’t have to leave our site but Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks are 15 mins drive away, with Tonbridge closer still, and each have shopping, swimming pools and an abundance of restaurants.

Larkfield swimming leisure centre has wave machines water cannons water slides, whirlpool with plug plunge and a 25m pool for swimmers as well as animal themed toddler pools is 9 miles away.

Hop Farm Family Park, with Giant Jumping Pillows, Magic Castle, Funfair rides, Animal Village, Indoor Soft Play, Outdoor adventure play area and ‘4D’ cinema is just 7 miles away.

Kent Life is a 28 acre, premier heritage farm attraction that encompasses a wonderful farmyard with a family of friendly animals ranging from donkeys, horses and ferrets to piglets, goats and lambs, many of whom are reared on site. 13 miles.

Bewl Water is a fabulous outdoor centre and lake with aqua orb hydro balls, kids fishing , model boats, mini golf, cycling, sailing, regattas, dragon boat races, food and craft festivals and much more throughout the year.17 miles

Kent has 42 beaches of its own but the closest ones to Hamptons Farmhouse are in East Sussex at Hastings, Pevensey, Camber Sands, Bexhill and Eastbourne which are about an hour or so away depending on where you end up.36 miles

For those who like shopping there is Bluewater, one of the largest shopping arenas in Europe with over 330 stores and restaurants plus three leisure villages

Golfers have a huge local choice with 6 courses within 3 to 9 miles including Knowl Park and Kings Hill

We are just 1 hour away from the Channel Tunnel

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars Trip Advisor Reviewed October 28,



“Perfekte Kombination: auf dem Lande und in der Nähe Londons”



Wir haben mit unseren 3 Kindern (11-16) eine wunderbare Woche im Stable Cottage verbracht. Der Standort ist perfekt, um die ländliche Ruhe im Garten Englands zu genießen und Ausflüge nach London, Leeds Castle oder auch nach Canterbury zu machen. Stable Cottage liegt in wunderschöner Umgebung. Der parkähnliche riesige Garten mit den vielen Möglichkeiten von Tennis bis Trampolin und die Aussicht über die hügelige Landschaft haben uns begeistert.

Die Unterkunft ist gemütlich und praktisch eingerichtet und die Küche sehr gut und komplett ausgestattet. Andrew und Katie sind sehr gastfreundliche Vermieter und hatten zu Ausflügen oder Pubs so einige Tipps für uns, die wir gerne genutzt haben. - Leider noch nicht alle, so dass wir gerne wiederkommen würden, wenn sich die Gelegenheit bietet.
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Stable Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
5

Schöne FeWo und guter Ausgangpunkt!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine Woche zur Osterzeit in Stable Cottage verbracht und können die Unterkunft praktisch uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Wir hatten uns bewusst für eine Unterkunft auf dem Land entschieden, und unsere Erwartungen wurden voll erfüllt. Das Grundstück ist riesig und bietet vielfältige Spielmöglichkeiten für Kinder verschiedenen Alters. Stable Cottage ist zwar nicht riesig, aber auch zu fünft (2 Erwachsene, 3 Kinder) kamen wir gut zu recht. Das Bett im – mutmaßlichen – Elternschlafzimmer ist mit ca. 140 oder 160 cm allerdings knapp bemessen. Die Einrichtung ist modern und geschmackvoll. Alles war sehr sauber und in gutem Zustand. Katie und Andy sind äußerst freundlich und hilfsbereit, so dass wir uns aus auch in dieser Sicht wohl gefühlt haben. Die Duschtherme ist etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig. Wir haben auch ein wenig gebraucht, bis wir die Raumtemperatur für uns passend eingestellt hatten, haben aber auch nicht gefragt, wie es am besten geht.

Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind zwar praktisch nur mit dem Auto zu erreichen, aber in der Regel dürfte man Kent wohl ohnehin vornehmlich mit Auto bereisen. Das Informationsmaterial, das die Gastgeber zusammengestellt haben, ist äußerst nützlich und geht weit über das hinaus, was man üblicherweise in Ferienwohnungen/Ferienhäusern vorfindet. Auch als Ausgangspunkt für Unternehmungen ist die Unterkunft ein guter Standort. Es gibt viel Sehenswertes im Umkreis von ca. 30 Minuten, und wir fanden den Westen von Kent landschaftlich auch noch etwas reizvoller als den Osten.

Als Reisezeit ist Ostern nicht ganz optimal, weil in den Schlossgärten noch nicht viel blüht. Sie waren aber trotzdem schon sehenswert. Alles in allem aus unserer Sicht sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful, quiet, clean, tasteful, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in Stable Cottage - my son, who is a notoriously picky sleeper, was right at home in his beautiful French antique bed with a lovely soft mattress and slept contentedly and soundly - the cottage balances cosiness with spaciousness and is beautifully furnished - a refreshing place to be in - but also situated in the prettiest, quietest Kent countryside you could wish for... we've been before and will be back...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastische omgeving en cottage

  • 5 of 5

Heel mooie cottage in een prachtige omgeving. Ideaal om van hieruit te wandelen, verschillende routes passeren hier. Ook ter plekke is het zeer leuk voor kinderen en is er veel speelgoed beschikbaar. Enig minpunt was de gebrekkige douche op dit moment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The shower has now been fixed - you should have told us about it before you left! Vielen Dank für Ihre Kommentare. Die Dusche wurde nun behoben - sollten Sie uns davon erzählt haben, bevor Sie verlassen!
5

Sehr empfehlenswertes Häuschen!

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine herrliche Zeit in diesem toll hergerichteten Cottage. Beginnend mit einem herzlichen und warmen Empfang samt Willkommenspaket hatten wir einen rundum angenehmen Aufenthalt. Das Cottage war sauber, gepflegt, liebevoll eingerichtet und vor allem in einem für Kinder idealen Areal. Unsere Töchter liebten die Schafe, Hasen und Hühner und es war natürlich ein tolles Erlebnis für sie, auf dem umgebauten Heuboden zu schlafen. Die Vermieter sind überaus hilfsbereit und freundlich. Die Umgebung lädt zu Spaziergängen und Erkundungen ein, aber man ist auch relativ schnell in London, Brighton, Canterbury etc. Ein Pkw ist aber zwingend erforderlich. Alles in allem ist Hampton Farm absolut zu empfehlen! Wir kommen sicherlich wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable and well equipped cottage with every thought given as to furnishing and equipment, including a well equipped kitchen, Freeview TV, DVD and  WiFi. 

Very comfortable beds and everything was very clean and tidy. 

The location is excellent, set in lovely countryside with plenty of  scope for walks, a pub  and village shop are close by. 

The area offers a very good range of things to do and places to visit. It is also a short drive to many tourist attractions, large stores and  a major highway. Tonbridge  also  has great Rail connection to London. 

The owners are very friendly and welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay as memorable as can be.  When  you arrive there is a welcome pack  that  will allow you to settle in.

All in all one of the best  rental  places  we have ever stayed in and a guaranteed stress-buster.  

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wunderbar!

  • 5 of 5

wir waren mit drei Kindern (9,12,13) im Stable Cottage. Wir können es absolut empfehlen. Unsere Kinder wollten am liebsten dort bleiben. Es gab so viel zu entdecken: Baumhaus, Zip-Wire, Tennis, Kaninchen, Teich, Planwagen,...! Das Ferienhaus war sehr schön im Landhausstil eingerichtet mit einem tollen Blick in den weiten Park/Garten. Wir haben uns dort sehr wohl gefühlt und Katie und Andy haben uns herzlich willkommen geheißen. Danke für das schöne Willkommens-Paket mit den vielen leckeren Sachen drin! Unsere Bewertung: absolut empfehlenswert!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
32.5 Miles
Gatwick - 43 mins
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Kentish Rifleman
Nearest Ferry
46.3 Miles
Folkestone
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Pout Wood
Nearest Train
5.1 Miles
Tonbridge
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
M26 Junction 2a
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Swan on the Green -
Nearest Beach
36.7 Miles
Hastings - to Camber
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Prices for this holiday cottage in Plaxtol, Kent

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Mid Season 2015
18 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
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7 night minimum stay
£469
for 7 nights
£469
£1,742
 
 
Summer Half Term 2015
23 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Mid Season 2015
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
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7 night minimum stay
£524
for 7 nights
£524
 
 
High Mid Season 2015
27 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
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7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
High Season 2015
18 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
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7 night minimum stay
£749
for 7 nights
£749
 
 
High Mid Season 2015
5 Sep 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Mid Season
26 Sep 2015 - 23 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£524
for 7 nights
£524
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2015
24 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Low Season
31 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2015/16
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£749
for 7 nights
£749
 
 
Low Season 2016
2 Jan 2016 - 12 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
£369
for 7 nights
£369
 
 
Spring Half Term 2016
13 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
£524
for 7 nights
£524
 
 
Low Season
20 Feb 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
£499
for 7 nights
£499
 
 
Easter 2016
19 Mar 2016 - 8 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
£649
for 7 nights
£649
 
 
Early Summer
9 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£524
for 7 nights
£524
 
 
May Holiday
30 Apr 2016 - 6 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Late Sprng
7 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
£524
for 7 nights
£524
 
 
Summer Half Term
28 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
£624
for 7 nights
£624
 
 
Summer
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£849
for 7 nights
£849
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£629
for 7 nights
£629
 
 
Early Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£574
for 7 nights
£574
 
 
Autumn Half Term
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£629
for 7 nights
£629
 
 
Autumn
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£549
for 7 nights
£549
 
 
Christmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
Early Spring
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£399
for 7 nights
£399
 

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Plaxtol in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 52 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Beautiful views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Plus two extra beds in the 'hay barn' accessed by ladder.
  • Stable Cottage is a converted stable and access to the Master bedroom is through Bedroom 2 the single bedroom (which also has two further single mattresses in the hay loft. Its fine for families but be aware to get to the Master bedroom you need to walk through the single bedroom. The hay loft beds are great fun and ideal for older kids and teenagers. The hay loft is a good 2m high and accessed by a ladder. There is a small protective barrier but if you want to be super safe, its not for young kids. We don't position Stable Cottage as a 5 bed property but it could easily take 5 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis

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