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Charming cottage in a hidden location amidst the Kent countryside.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Delightful cottage forming part of a Wealden farmstead beside a village green.

This quintessential village green, locally known as The Forstal, with its cricket pitch, secluded pond, surrounded by beautiful houses, where the renowned author H.E. Bates wrote 'The Darling Buds of May' and many other novels. In the words of Pop Larkin it is 'perfick'.

Our Granary has recently been refurbished while retaining its rustic appeal with exposed timbers, oak and pine doors, ragstone walls and cosy furnishings. The downstairs room is open plan with a well equipped kitchen and living/dining area. There is a double sofa bed in the living room. Glazed doors lead out to a flagstone terrace overlooking a BBQ and sitting area.

The upper floor is accessed via a spiral staircase leading to a spacious main bedroom with a king size bed, fitted cupboards and a dressing table. There are wonderful views over the typical English garden. Adjacent is a separate shower room with facilities.

If tranquility is what you seek then this is your location.

No smoking.

More Details

Netta Hotchkiss
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for two wonderful weeks. Your hospitality is something special, the garden is very beautiful and the house was perfect (even for 4).

We hope we will be able to come back with better English.
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Little Chart in Little Chart

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Charming cottage in a hidden location amidst the Kent countryside.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a very comfortable and tranquil week at the Granary. From contacting Netta regarding availability to confirmation,sending information-comunication was excellent-and the welcome when we arrived was warm.

The property was as described and very clean with an unexpected welcome pack of tea,coffee,bread,milk,juice etc-in fact everything that was needed even to cleaning materials. We had a great weeks sleep in a lovely large bed, the view from the bedroom into the large garden was great, we saw sunrise and sunset.The bathroom large and all the features retained of a renovated granary-sympatheticaly done but modern and comfortable.

We were able to visit English Heritage and National Trust properties in the area of which there are loads. A visit to France via Channel Tunnel 30 minutes away-the route being very easy.

We were able to wander around the area and for serious walkers there were 40 mile walks.

Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and we found them very hospitable.

We would and indeed have recomended The Granary to friends and we enjoyed it so much we hope to rebook for next year when work holidays are confirmed.

Thank you Netta and Bob for a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this little cottage during the summer half-term. It did not disappoint! Set in a quiet location within easy reach of the attractions in Kent and with footpaths close by, we had a very relaxing week. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming; the cottage was very clean, comfortable, and well equipped with lovely views over the garden; and the fresh flowers and provisions were a lovely personal touch. We could have made more use of the extensive grounds and patio if the weather had been more seasonal, but such is the unpredictability of an English summer! We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always so pleasing to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay.
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Fantastic cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the cottage. Bob and Netta were fantastic, really looked after us well. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we always aim to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
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A beautiful, cozy, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and two seven-year-olds loved the cottage! Bob and Netta were kind, generous, thoughtful hosts who went out of their way to provide privacy and enjoyment for us. The boys enjoyed the pool throughout our stay, and we all appreciated the gardens and idyllic setting. We enjoyed pub meals in Pluckley and many beautiful walks on the North Downs Way. The cottage was well supplied and designed, and our hosts were very helpful with information and advice. We highly recommend this beautiful cottage for anything from a romantic getaway to a family vacation. Exquisite!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Beautiful location and welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific time we had staying in The Granary at Forstal Farmhouse. The accommodation was so nice. It was quiet and seemed so far from everywhere, but road and rail transportation was close at hand. We toured all around south eastern Kent and were never more than about an hour from home. Netta and Bob were fabulous hosts and made us feel welcome from start to finish. It really is a stunning location and I'm sure we'll be back for another visit on our next trip to England.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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The Granary and its surroundings are beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The Granary provides historical charm from the outside but is modern, clean and well equipped, inside. This property has everything you need for a lovely holiday, Netta and Bob have thought of everything.

It is perfectly located to visit interesting places and beautiful countryside providing opportunities for active people or those looking for a relaxing holiday we would certainly reccomend a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Ashford International High Speed train to London
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

The Granary is set within the confines of a Wealden farmstead, which provides a wonderful backdrop for those who enjoy peace and quiet, fresh air and exercise. Just a few minutes drive away is the bustling market town of Ashford with all local amenities. The cathedral city of Canterbury with its wonderful selection of designer and high street shops is only a little further away. Other local attractions include Leeds Castle, the historic city of Rochester as well as many seaside resorts and animal parks. Further afield the Javelin train can whisk you to London in just 38 minutes. Or why not take a day trip to Paris or Bruges on the Eurostar? You are spoiled for dining out in this area with its plethora of good restaurants, bistros and gastro pubs.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Little Chart, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
26 Mar 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer season
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking conditions
We ask for £100 deposit on booking with balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.
If you are unable to send a Sterling pound cheque, then an electronic Sterling transfer from your Bank can be made to our Bank Account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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