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A family retreat that sleeps 18 guests in 10 bedrooms

People18
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms8
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 1 nights

Overview

About the property

A family retreat that sleeps 18 guests in 10 bedrooms

Beneath big skies, in big spaces, create wonderful memories at Manor Farmhouse. Located in the lovely village of Milstead in glorious Kentish countryside, the accommodation comprises three super houses, each with their own character and style, together sleeping 18.

And for total relaxation, you’ll appreciate the two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens to roam around, with private decked sitting areas. A large decked area, with outdoor seating for 18 and a gas barbecue, is perfect for everyone to dine al fresco.

For further entertainment, there’s a home cinema, with HD Freeview, PS3 with a selection of games, library, billiards room with snooker and pool balls and sauna.

Manor Farmhouse has a fabulously warm outdoor swimming pool (heated between 1st May and 30th September), surrounded by a paved patio. There are plenty of outdoor games provided, including football, goalposts, swingball and a rounders set.

Approached through electric gates and arranged around a large courtyard, the layout is ideal for a family gathering to celebrate a special milestone or a get together for a relaxing break. Perfect for those who want to chill and relax with a little time to themselves, each spacious property is self-contained enjoying its own facilities including a kitchen, dining and sitting area.

With so much to occupy you here, you can be forgiven for not venturing out into the beautiful Kentish countryside!

The focal property is the 15th century thatched timber framed Farmhouse, sleeping seven. Charming features throughout include exposed timber beams, solid oak floors, beautiful large inglenooks and an oil fired range in the kitchen. Its beamed dining room provides seating for all 18 guests and features a cast iron wood-burning stove and original bread oven, all housed in very large inglenook. The magnificent drawing room is perfect for after-dinner get togethers with large comfortable sofas and armchairs, a splendid large inglenook and two cosy cast iron wood burning stoves.

Stable Cottage has its own distinct character, providing ground floor accommodation for six – ideal for less mobile members of your party, with sloped access up to a wide raised decked area, a great the spot for a morning coffee.

The appeal of The Barn, sleeping five, is its leisure complex! The large first floor cinema room accommodates all 18 guests and is equipped with a large HD 47″ flat screen smart TV with HD Freeview which is WiFi enabled allowing sycnhronisation with ipad and mobile devices, great for sharing your holiday photographs. Enjoy movies together on the Sony Blu Ray player or play games on the PS3. The ground floor incorporates the pool’s changing rooms as well as a billiards room with snooker and pool balls. The ground floor bedroom has the benefit of a lovely warm sauna, ideal for muscle relaxation after a long day!

IN A NUTSHELL

18 Guests

Six double bedrooms, two double/twin bedrooms, two single bedrooms

Two of the double bedrooms, and the two double/twin bedrooms are on the ground floor

Five bathrooms, three shower rooms

Two spacious living rooms

Suitable for children and babies (3 cots, 3 highchairs and stair gates available)

One small well-behaved dog welcome

Heated outdoor pool (1 May to 30 September)

Games room with Billiards

Cinema room with 47″ flat screen smart TV

Sauna room

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with patio area, garden furniture and gas barbecue

Outdoor games include a football, goalposts, swingball and rounders set

Secure gated entry

Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries

Ample Parking for 10 cars

PROPERTY LAYOUT

The Farmhouse – Ground floor

Entrance hall.

Drawing room with solid oak flooring, exposed beams and two fireplaces with cast iron wood-burning stoves and large inglenook. The main staircase to the first floor leads from the drawing room.

Dining room with seating for 18 Guests, solid oak flooring, exposed beams and with cast iron wood-burning stove and former bread oven, all housed in a very large inglenook.

The kitchen/breakfast room with small table seating 6 has an oil-fired cast iron range, and to the rear, a seating area and a door leads outside.

Study and separate wc.

A secondary staircase leads to the first floor.

The Farmhouse – First floor

Landing.

Master bedroom with 5′ double bed, with en suite bathroom with a corner bath.

Double bedroom with 5′ double bed and en suite bathroom.

Double bedroom with 5′ double bed.

Single bedroom with 3’1” single bed with decorative fireplace.

Bathroom with steps up to a sunken bath.

Stable Cottage – Ground Floor Accommodation

Vaulted reception area and open plan kitchen/dining area seating six Guests.

Master bedroom with 6′ zip and link bed with en suite wet room.

Double bedroom with 5′ double bed.

Double bedroom with 5′ double bed.

Bathroom.

All bedrooms have French doors that open out on to the wrap round deck.

The Barn – Ground floor

Dining area seating 6 Guests with a lounge area and a set of doors leading to the main decked area with garden furniture.

Doors lead to the library which in turn leads to the billiards room with snooker and pool balls.

Two shower/changing rooms.

Kitchen/breakfast room with utility area.

Double bedroom with 6′ zip and link bed with sauna.

Study with door leading to the deck.

Separate wc.

The Barn – First floor

Double bedroom with 5′ bed.

Single bedroom with 3’4” bed.

Bathroom with jacuzzi bath.

Cinema room seating 18 Guests with a large HD 47″ flat screen smart TV with HD Freeview which is WiFi enabled allowing sycnhronisation with ipad and mobile devices, great for sharing photos etc. Also provided are Sony Blu Ray player, PS3 with selection of games, Stereo.

EQUIPMENT

The Farmhouse:

Oil-fired central heating , 3 wood burning stoves in drawing room and dining room

Oil-fired range, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher

42″ flat screen TV in drawing room with Freeview and 18″ TV in kitchen

Stable Cottage:

Gas-fired central heating

Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer

Flatscreen TV

The Barn:

Gas-fired central heating

Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer

47″ Smart TV, 3d with HD Freeview and WiFi enabled. Sony Blu Ray player

Billiards table, PS3 and games

All 3 Properties:

Broadband available at no extra cost in all 3 buildings via wired and WiFi connections*

3 Cots, 3 highchairs and stair gates available

Football, goalposts, swingball and rounders set

Outside seating for 18 people on large decked area, gas barbecue

Outdoor heated swimming pool (heated between 1st May and 30th September)

Ample parking

FEATURES

The 15th Century Thatched Farmhouse and Barns have a rustic ambience with charming features and are elegantly furnished throughout.

A comfortable home-from-home, designed with your comfort and relaxation in mind, beautifully done with great attention to detail.

Situated in an idyllic village in the heart of Kent with 2 acres of grounds.

An ideal base for family get-togethers for up to 18 guests at any time of the year with ample parking.

Its design spread over three self-contained buildings with spacious proportions is perfect for the family that want to holiday together but have their own space as well.

Available for mid week and short breaks.

The ideal setting for Autumn and Winter breaks, a New Year gathering or Christmas morning. From country walks to Christmas markets, the outdoors can be enjoyed at the most unexpected times. The accommodation is warm and cosy with central heating, comfortable beds, 3 cosy wood burners and an oil-fired range cooker in the Farmhouse.

Character features include exposed timber beams, high pitched ceilings, huge fireplaces and oak floors.

Indoor activities include a billiards room, a library, sauna, cinema room, Sony Blu Ray player, PS3 and a selection of games.

Beautifully landscaped gardens with a sunken walled garden, water feature and views to the village cricket pitch and adjacent orchards.

Private decked areas and seating for 18 people on a large decked area with gas barbecue, perfect for alfresco dining.

Take a dip in the warm swimming pool (heated between 1 May and 30 September).

The nearest Pub, The Red Lion, is only a 10 minute stroll.

The perfect base for exploring the delights of Kent.

Within easy reach of the culture-rich towns of Faversham and Whitstable and the Cathedral city of Canterbury.

Conveniently located for access to and from Europe with the Eurostar and Channel Tunnel approximately 25 minutes drive.

London can be reached within an hour by train from Sittingbourne (3 miles away).

*Internet access is offered at some properties 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 the agent will be held responsible.

The vast majority of holidays are a complete success but things can go wrong from time to time and it is essential to discuss any problems with us at the time of the occurrence. We are committed to ensuring the success of your holiday. Regrettably, we cannot accept any complaints, which have not been brought to our attention at the time of occurrence. Any complaints not resolved locally must be confirmed in writing within 28 days of your return.

More Details

About Us

Charles Millward
STAYCATION HOLIDAYS LIMITED
15 Walton Crescent, Winford
BS40 8DD Bristol
09475335
Staycation Holidays Limited 15 Walton Crescent Winford Bristol BS40 8DD UK
VAT Reg No213091843

Property Manager
Charles Millward
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Milstead in Maidstone District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 -
    Bathroom #2 -
    Bathroom #3 -
    Bathroom #4 -
    Bathroom #5 -
    Bathroom #6 -
    Bathroom #7 -
    Bathroom #8 -
  • The Farmhouse ground floor: Separate wc. The Farmhouse first floor: En suite bathroom to master bedroom with a corner bath. En suite bathroom to double bedroom. Family bathroom with steps up to a sunken bath. Stable Cottage ground floor accommodation: En suite wet room to master bedroom. Family bathroom. The Barn ground floor: Shower in the pool's ladies' changing room. Shower in the pool's men's changing room. Separate wc. The Barn first floor: Bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The Farmhouse first floor: Master bedroom with 5′ double bed, with en suite bathroom with a corner bath. Double bedroom with 5′ double bed and en suite bathroom. Double bedroom with 5′ double bed. Single bedroom with 3’1” single bed with decorative fireplace. Stable Cottage – Ground floor accommodation Master bedroom with 6′ zip and link bed with en suite wet room. Double bedroom with 5′ double bed. Double bedroom with 5′ double bed. All bedrooms have French doors that open out on to the wrap round deck. The Barn ground floor: Double bedroom with 6′ zip and link bed with sauna. The Barn first floor: Double bedroom with 5′ bed. Single bedroom with 3’4” bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
Manor Farmhouse comprises of three buildings. The main farmhouse is a traditional 15th Century thatched timber framed property. Situated in the midst of the charming village of Milstead, nestled between the Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross, the Manor House and the village cricket green

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Situated in the midst of the charming village of Milstead in the heart of Kent, Manor Farmhouse is nestled between the Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross, the Manor House and the village cricket green.

Known as the Garden of England, this area of the North Downs, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is surrounded by lush green fields and there are some great local walks, especially along the country footpaths along the Swale and up into the North Kent Downs.

The local village pub, The Red Lion, is only a 10 minute stroll away. The town of Sittingbourne is only 3 miles away, whilst the medieval market town of Faversham, home to Britain’s oldest brewery “Shepherd Neame”, is only a short drive.

A 30 minute drive takes you to the popular coastal town of Whitstable and Herne Bay is also easily accessible.

The historic cathedral city of Canterbury, with its quaint shops, cobbled streets, theatres, restaurants, museums and river trips is only half an hour’s drive.

Leeds Castle (10 miles) is well worth the visit. Rising majestically from the still waters of its moat, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens, Leeds Castle is without a doubt one of the most beautiful venues in Kent. Coined ‘The Loveliest Castle in the World’, it is the perfect place for a great day out with the family. There is a Go Ape tree top adventure here – enjoy a 250m long zip wire with great views of the North Downs.

Doddington Place Gardens (3.4 miles), is a beautiful Victorian Mansion with 10 acres of gardens. Here, the Hawking Centre is a specialist offers exclusive Falconry Experience with a stunning range of Birds of Prey on half day, full day and five day courses.

Belmont House and Gardens near Throwley (7.6 miles) is a magnificent neo-classical house with beautiful gardens and the finest private collection of clocks in Britain.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden (National Trust) near Cranbrook (20 miles) is an intentionally renowned garden developed by Vita Sackville-West and Sir Harold Nicolson around the surviving parts of the Elizabethan mansion.

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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £400.00
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