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Lidwells Coach House is a luxury self-catering retreat close to Goudhurst, Kent. It even boasts a po

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Two bedrooms. One bathroom & one shower room. Sleeps four guests.

Lidwells Coach House is a converted detached barn set in a rural position in one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Kent.

This luxury retreat lies half a mile outside the very attractive hilltop village of Goudhurst in the Kent Weald, east of Tunbridge Wells. The cottage neighbours a larger property but has its own private entrance and large walled garden to the rear, where you can enjoy an al fresco evening with friends or family. From the large, decked terrace, you can take in the wonderful views of the rolling, wooded countryside. During the summer months, make use of the lovely outdoor pool.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps four guests.

Two bedrooms.

One bathroom & one shower room.

Wood burning stove.

Large, decked terrace and walled garden to the rear.

Use of an outdoor swimming pool by arrangement. (See notes)

Parking for two cars.

Sorry, no pets.


Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Underfloor heating.

Lovely terrace to the front of the property.

Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, water softener, washer/dryer.

LED Flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, mobile phone.

Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Garden furniture.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Enjoy a wander down to the village of Goudhurst where a visitor once said, “genius could scarcely have made it more irregular. It is built on the slope of an eccentric hill…. it was a perfect pastoral scene, one of those to be found only in England."

Visit one of the three pubs, including the Goudhurst Inn, or buy some treats in the village shop.

There are an abundance of places to visit in the surrounding areas including the National Trust's spectacular Scotney Castle, historic Sissinghurst Castle or medieval Bodiam Castle.

Explore Bedgebury Pinetum, an established National Conifer collection.

There is also Rudyard Kipling's former home Batemans.

For the more active, visit Bewl Water, the country park located on a reservoir and host to numerous activities.

The Pantiles at Tunbridge Wells are within a 25 minute drive where you can meander through the walk ways or through any number of the many streets holding wonderful independent shops, delicious cafes and individual boutiques.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our second stay at this lovely cottage. We hope to return.
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Goudhurst in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En-suite bathroom
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room
  • En-suite bathroom. En-suite shower room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with a double bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 6' zip and link bed which can convert
  • Double bedroom with a 4'6'' bed and an en-suite bathroom. Double bedroom with a 6' zip and link bed which can convert to two 3' singles.
  • Television
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Underfloor heating, wood burning stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, water softener, washer/dryer. LED Flat screen TV, DVD and CD player. WiFi*, mobile phone. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Garden furniture. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Other Activities:

There are some wonderful cities and towns throughout Kent including:

The popular town of Ashford.

The beautiful, cathedral city of Canterbury.

The seaside town of Whitstable.

The historic spa town of Tunbridge Wells.

The harbour town of Margate.

The medieval town of Sandwich .

Faversham with the oldest market in Kent.

Places to visit in Kent include:

Marlowe Theatre – Canterbury, CT1 2AS. Tel: 01227 787787

Turner Contemporary , showcasing young artists talents from all over Kent – Margate, CT9 1HG. Tel: 01843 233000

Dover Museum – Dover, CT16 1PB. Tel: 01304 201066

The Historic Dockyard Chatham – Chatham, ME4 4TE. Tel: 01634 823800

Quex Park, including the Powell-Cotton Museum, a children’s indoor and outdoor play centre, a craft village, a garden nursery, Quex Carriages, Quex Paintball & Laser Rush, build-a-base Nerf Centre, farmshop and Restaurant and in the summer, a giant maize maze – Birchington, CT7 0BH. Tel: 01843 841119

Howletts Wild Animal Park – Canterbury, CT4 5EL. Tel: 01227 721286

Ashford Designer Outlet – Kent, TN24 0SD. Tel: 01233 895 900

Beautiful beaches stretch the Kent coastline including:

St Mildreds Bay, Margate.

Walpole Bay, Margate.

St Mary’s Bay, Broadstairs.

Ramsgate Mains Sand Beach, Ramsgate.

Sunny Sands Beach, Folkestone.

There are a wealth of activities in Kent including:

An abundance of walks along the North Downs Way which winds through the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A lovely footpath following The South Foreland Lighthouse Walk.

Quench Cycles – Cranbrook, TN17 2SJ. Tel: 01580 879694

Challenge yourself on the BMX tracks of Cyclopark – nr Dartford, DA11 7NP. Tel: 01474 831400

Bedgebury Forest, ideal for cycling, walking, running and riding, adventure play and Go Ape – TN17 2SJ. Tel: 01580 879820

Play a round of golf at one of the many well-known courses including Thistle Brands Hatch, Royal Cinque Ports, Prince’s and Royal St Georges.

Joss Bay Surf School – Broadstairs, CT10 3 PG. Tel: 07812 991195

Kent Kitesurfing School – Whitstable, CT5 2BP. Tel: 07427220701

Action Watersports, including wakeboarding and water-skiing – Lydd, TN29 9JH. Tel: 01797 321885

Seapoint Canoe and Kayak Centre – Folkestone, CT21 5ZY. Tel: 07889 524954

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in Kent including:

Chiddingstone Castle – Edenbridge, TN8 7AD. Tel: 01892 870347

Roman Reculver Fort – Herne Bay, CT6 6SS. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Dover Castle – Dover, CT16 1HU. Tel: 01304 211067

Walmer Castle – Deal, CT14 7LJ. Tel: 01304 364288

Deal Castle – Deal, CT14 7BA. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Elizabeth I's Upnor Castle – Rochester, ME2 4XG. Tel: 01634 718742

Riverhill House & Himalayan Gardens – Sevenoaks, TN15 0RR. Tel: 01732 459777

Danson House – Bexleyheath, DA6 8HJ. Tel: 020 8303 6699

Hole Park – Cranbrook, TN17 4JA. Tel: 01580 241344

Canterbury Cathedral – Canterbury, CT1 2EH. Tel: 01227 762862

Some favourite restaurants to try in Kent include:

East Coast Dining Room – Whitstable, CT5 2AJ. Tel: 01227 281180

Hotel du Vin & Bistro – Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2LY. Tel: 0844 748 9266

The Goods Shed – Canterbury, CT2 8AN. Tel: 01227 459153

The Sportsman – Whitstable, CT5 4BP. Tel: 01227 273370

The Plough Inn – Faversham, ME13 0HY. Tel: 01795 890256

The West House – Biddenden, TN27 8AH. Tel: 01580 291341

Fish on the Green – Maidstone, ME14 4EJ. Tel: 01622 738300

The Mulberry Tree – Maidstone, ME17 4DA. Tel: 01622 749082

Events within Kent include:

April: Weald of Kent Craft Show

June: Kent Music Festival

July: Tonbridge Castle Festival of Music and Fireworks, Dover Music Festival

July/August: Whitstable Oyster Festival

August: Artisan Cider Festival, Whitstable Regatta

September – November: The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015

October: Canterbury Festival, Broadstairs October Food Festival


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  • rental notes on extra

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent