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COMFORTABLE FAMILY RETREAT IN KENT, WITH ALL-WEATHER POOL AND NEAR THE SEASIDE

Vaughan Grylls

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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COMFORTABLE FAMILY RETREAT IN KENT, WITH ALL-WEATHER POOL AND NEAR THE SEASIDE

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5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms farmhouse with fantastic indoor heated pool

Hop Farm is a charming farmhouse with all modern amenities, dated 1715 with its own full-size heated indoor/outdoor pool, 6 bedrooms and parking for 10 cars. Hop Farm is brilliantly situated in the back-of-beyond real farming country of East Kent, yet it is only 6 miles from the sea and for transport to the wider world – 1hour 45 minutes from London by car, 1 hour by hi-speed train, within 30 minutes of the Channel Tunnel and Ferry ports, and 45 minutes from Ashford for Eurostar (Paris or Brussels 2 hours). Hop Farm has a beautiful all-weather heated swimming pool, Wi-Fi, barbecue and table tennis. It is surrounded by fields and lovely Kent orchards which are ideal for country walks (including a great 30 minute walk to a child and dog-friendly pub with good food!), cycle rides down quiet country lanes. Places to visit nearby include historic Sandwich (with several golf courses including the world-famous Royal St Georges Golf Club) and Canterbury with its world-renowned Cathedral, city walls and designer shopping, Dover and Walmer Castles and the nearby vineyards for Kent wine.

Hop Farm offers accommodation for normally 10 persons. Extra guests up to a maximum of 14 are charged at a nominal rate of £35 per person per night for which they are provided with sleepover beds. Babies in arms are free of course.

Although we usually require a three night minimum stay, for those wishing to stay less nights, we have a 5pm to 5pm rate of £1000 for 10 persons with additional persons charged at £35 per person per night.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Twelve of us from London celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving. We had a great time in the house - swimming in the pool, boules on the lawn.

Got a turkey from your great butchers, Chandler & Dunn who were very friendly and accommodating.

Went clay pigeon shooting at Greenfields Shooting Range....taken around by Gordon who was most patient and kindly - especially with the ladies!

Thank you very much to all at Hop Farm for a very comfortable and fun weekend!
Oct 2013
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Vaughan Grylls

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2013
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Vaughan is an artist and retired head of the University for the Creative Arts where he serves as emeritus professor. Polly is the director of a publishing company in London. Two 'children' - Hattie, 21 (at Edinburgh University) and George 19 (at Oxford University). One rescue cat, Jasper.

We divide our time between our house in London, our house in Kent, which is near Hop Farm and La Spinosa in Italy ( No: 429689) which we have rented out successfully as a holiday home - lots of reviews! - For several years.

Vaughan Grylls purchased this farmhouse in 2012

A charming country house with its own, exclusive use swimming pool, near the sea, within striking distance of London and the continent yet completely away from it all and with plenty of room and great country walks for humans and dogs.

An astonishing, exclusive pool which can be converted to outdoor use in the summer.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

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Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
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Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1194207
+44 07770 558584
Ash Kent
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An excellent venue for a family gathering.

  • 4 out of 5
The property is situated in rural countryside within easy reach of Canterbury, Ash, Sandwich and the coast. The roads are narrow but traffic sparse, excellent for walkers and cyclists,(the tandem bicycle was great fun). The property is well proportioned and the layout good. The sitting room is comfortable and spacious, the kitchen and dining areas are ample for large gatherings and well equipped. The six bedrooms provide good sleeping arrangements for adults, with children on put-you up mattresses, (we were eleven adults with five children). The entrance hall is a feature and the swimming pool is a jewel. There is ample room in the garden for a variety sports and the barbecue area allows for al-fresco dining. We throughly enjoyed our stay, Vaughan was most genial and the housekeeper most helpful. We would happily recommend Hop farm to family and friends
  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1194207
+44 07770 558584
Ash Kent
5

Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We were very happy to visit Hop Farm. The property is extensive and the kids loved to roam the great garden - and of course the beautiful pool was a major attraction.
Hop Farm is certainly in the country side, which was a great asset for us. It was quiet and beautiful surroundings, which ensured pleasant walks and runs.
The buildings were perfect for our needs (3 families - 6 kids) and we enjoyed the space.
Only significant minus was the web-connection, which was too unstable and proved to be a challenge, because it could not be depended on.
That said - 5 stars with out blinking - and who knows. Maybe the Danes will be back again again.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1194207
+44 07770 558584
Ash Kent
4

The perfect weekend away from London!

  • 4 out of 5
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hop Farm! We played Croquet, swam in the gorgeous pool followed by a yummy BBQ - it couldn't have been more fun and what a beautiful setting! We got a little lost on our way to the pub, I think we missed one turning but got there in the end on Sunday! Thank you for your fantastic hospitality Vaughan - we really had a super hen do! Our sister was so thrilled and we will never forget it... We hope to come back soon.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed Hop Farm so much. As you are now 'Hop Farmers' you can return with a 10% discount!
business
Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1194207
+44 07770 558584
Ash Kent
5

CLUB TROPICANA AT THE HOP FARM! Amazing Weekend

  • 5 out of 5
Such an amazing stay at the hop farm! We were blessed with the hottest weekend of the year so far and the hop farm could not have been more perfect with the pool which opens out on to the beautiful gardens. All the bedrooms are lovely and there is a separate BBQ area which we took full advantage of. Vaughan the owner was super friendly and helpful, thank you very much for all your help! I would highly recommend this as a place to get-away. I will definitely return!
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1194207
+44 07770 558584
Ash Kent
5

Amazing House,well equipped,beautiful surroundings

  • 5 out of 5
What can I say...amazing house, and beautiful surrounding. Vaughan and Polly could not have been more helpful. I would recommend as a great country getaway. My friends and I stayed at the house for 2 nights. We spent all the time at the house, had BBQ, swam in the pool, played rounders in the garden and relaxed. It helped that the sun was shining! Already thinking about re-booking.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable Family Retreat In Kent, With All-Weather Pool And Near The Seaside
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1194207
+44 07770 558584
Ash Kent
5

A great celebratory Weekend.

  • 5 out of 5
Together with a small group of friends and family we booked a long weekend at the Hop Farm in order to mark our Golden Wedding..The party consisted of 4 x 70"s,4 x mid life crisis age and 4x teenagers,Everyone voted the stay as a great success .Not least because of the fabulous venue and its facilities.
The Hop Farm is spacious,clean and warm with comfortable and ample lounge ,dining room and beds.The kitchen is large and practical ( great when you have several of disputing cooks).
There is great scope for on site entertainment including BBQ
ar.a large lawned area for ball or other games and a fabulous indoor swimming pool (water at a very nice temperature).
We also managed to fit in a visit to Sandwich Town,the Coastal Park and a pre-Sunday Lunch walk to the local pub. All these recommended by friendly and helpful Vaughan and Polly Grylls and all well worthwhile.
The stay was an outstanding success with only one mistake made.It was only a weekend!!!!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your terrific comments. We are proud of Hop Farm and its facilities so we are truly delighted you all thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. Please return as 'Hop Farmers' with a 10% discount - as many are doing already!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Channel Tunnel
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Canterbury Hi-speed to London St Pancras
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Thanet Way/M2
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Sandwich Bay
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Rising Sun Inn, Stourmouth
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sandwich
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Sandwich
Car: necessary

Hop Farm sits in a remote country lane within half a mile of the hamlet of Westmarsh, 3 miles from the lovely village of Ash with church, pub, school, two mini-supermarkets and a chemist and six miles from the sea. The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury has a national reputation. The Whitstable Royal Oyster Restaurant is ideal for informal, yet special occasions. The medieval cinque port of Sandwich is a gem. If you are interested in contemporary art, Margate's new Turner Contemporary is well worth a look.

There are many attractions very suitable for children and nearby.

Here is a selection:

Wingham Wildlife Park, Howletts Open Air Zoo, Hythe-Dymchurch Historic Railway, Dover Castle, Richborough Roman Fort.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday farmhouse in Ash, Kent

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
21 Jul 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
3 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 3 nights
From
£415
£2,905
 
 
Standard season
1 Sep 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£1,209
for 3 nights
From
£403
£2,821
 
 
Christmas/NY
19 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,245
for 3 nights
From
£415
£2,905
 
 
Standard
3 Jan 2015 - 19 Jul 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 3 nights
From
£425
£2,975
 
 
High Season
20 Jul 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 3 nights
From
£460
£3,220
 
 
Standard
31 Aug 2015 - 20 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 3 nights
From
£425
£2,975
 
 
Christmas/NY
21 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 3 nights
From
£460
£3,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £0
Notes Normal minimum rental - three nights. Special offer: Two nights at £1000 for 12 persons.

Hop Farm caters normally for a maximum of 12. However , for a supplement of £35 per person per night, additional 'sleepover' beds can be supplied with bedding for guests to make up themselves up to a maximum of 4 extra persons.

Check in time 5pm
Check out time: 10am

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ash in Kent

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Baby Gate
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Or one double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Or one double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Or one double
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Comfortable country retreat for families.
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