Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Ash - Hop Farm
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, 5 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 less than 2 hours 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. Also you can go swimming on Deal or Ramsgate beach, both of which are only 20 minutes away by car.
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.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Vaughan Grylls
Vaughan is an artist and retired head of the University for the Creative Arts where he serves as emeritus professor. Polly is the owner of a publishing company in London. Two 'children' - Hattie, 22 (recently graduated from Edinburgh University, and now working at her first 'proper' job in London) and George 20 (at Oxford University). One rescue cat, Jasper, who murders small animals.
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
Why Vaughan Grylls chose Ash
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.
What makes this farmhouse unique
An astonishing, exclusive pool.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We enjoyed another superb weekend. It was all very comfy and there were some very sad children going back to school!