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THE OAK BARN, 5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Star Luxury Accommodation in peaceful setting with two bedrooms, both en-suite

Waters End sits in the fabulous countryside of ‘The Garden of England’ surrounded by all the lovely things to see and do in both Kent and Sussex. We are a short drive from Leeds, Scotney, Bodiam,Tonbridge and Dover Castle, Knole, Chartwell, Hever Castle and Batemans. Gardens are Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Pashley Manor, Marle Place, Groombridge, Igtham Mote and the orchards of Brogdale. For history the Cinque ports, Canterbury cathedral, historic Chatham Dockyards and Battle of Hastings in1066. Lovely towns and villages, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Rye, dotted in between are Oast Houses, Windmills and Hop gardens, in amongst those are many Golf Clubs such as Chart Hills and Dale Hill. For the younger Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Camber Sands, Dymchurch and Tenterden Railway. There are also Churches,Museums and activities such as Cycling & walking at Bewl Water and Bedgebury. With many other joys to be had, fine food,beer and wine, lovely country Inns & three Michelin * restaurants.


Owner
Jill
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch (evenings)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Jill

I'm the luckiest person to live and work here and am never going to get to the bottom of the list of things we want to do here. There's another pond to go in, more flagstone and all you lovely guests to meet from all over the world.

When we opened to guests four years ago I had no idea that it would be so enjoyable, it's a pleasure to be here and I hope it is for you.

Jill purchased this barn in 1988

Why Jill chose Cranbrook

We loved this area of England and spent 2 years looking for suitable land to buy, then spent ten years trying for planning permission and finally got it. We wanted to build in the true style of Kent and we hope you will approve of the results

What makes this barn unique

Our farm stands within a truly delightful 43 acres of beautiful quiet contryside with georgous view. We have two lakes of 12 acres to stroll around and over the last ten years we have planted 12,000 native broadleaf trees with walk ways through.

This all creates the perfect place to just chill out or explore the delights of south east England

Guestbook comments from the owner

HI Jill& Maurice, Here we are back in Australia, after a wonderful tour of the uk, we loved every minute of our journey.



many thanks for your hospitality and your delightful!! cottage accommodation, we enjoyed it very much.



BEST WISHES CHEERS SUZIE & RICHARD N
Sep 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cranbrook in Tunbridge Wells

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We welcome a well behaved dog but they are not allowed on the furniture and there is livestock around.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms are decorated in a similar style as the whole barn, with travetine throughout, underfloor heating and lots of oak, crisp clean porcelain and Turkish cotton towels. Both bathrooms have showers and roll top baths,toilets and travetine sinks. Bathroom two has the smaller shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , More than 2 metres wide!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be Twin if requested on booking
  • Bedroom one has a antique french emperor bed 2115mil wide ad 2500mil long, its like sleeping on a cloud. Bedroom two is a superking double or can be a twin if required. All mattresses are Vi-Spring which is the absolute Rolls Royce of beds, with best quality egyptial cotton linen and feather duvets Synthetic duvets can be provided if required, just notify us in advance. Both rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and have hair dryers, tv's and dvd player,wifi is throughout the premises. There is ample clothing storage, both hanging and draws, desks and chairs are also provided. Unless otherwise notified Bedroom 2 will be made up as a double. .
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is on two levels with travetine tiled floors throughout that has underfloor heating and a large opening wood burner in the lounge. There are french windows opening out on to the terrace . There is ample parking. The property is well away from any roads. All of the barn is generously proportioned and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is beatifully equipped with Lacanche five ring Gas range cooker with double electric oven, a microwave combi oven,, Caffetieres, Miele dishwasher, washer/dryer, all equipment you would need to bake a cake to Sunday Roast. All cleaning products and T towels are provided, certainly enough to start you off and there will also be fresh milk, tea, and fresh bread awaiting your arrival. We are extremely well situated for both Kent and Sussex and London is one hour by train from Staplehurst.

Reviews

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THE OAK BARN, 5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside
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5

Absolutely idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing... Outside: meadows and ponds to wander with terrific terrace for viewing it all, and inside: every room comfortable, interesting architecturally, and with all needs met. Our hosts Jill and Maurice were so friendly and interesting, and Jill was incredibly helpful, going well out of her way to help when we had a bit of a medical issue upon our arrival. All four of us would enthusiastically recommend this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxury and comfort despite The Beast from the East

  • 5 of 5

Dispute The Beast from the East we had a wonderful stay the cottage was snug warm and homely. Sitting by the wood burner watching the snow falling was a real escape from it all. The acres of land were a snowy wonderland for both us and our dog. A beautiful cottage with everything you could ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I’ve never slept in such a large bed, I felt a bit like Alice in wonderland. The property was perfect and the grounds were lovely to walk around. Lovely sounds of wildlife totally idyllic. We had a lovely week despite the weather not on being on our side. There was plenty to do and the owners were very welcoming and friendly, not to mention the wonderful tea and cake and cream scones on our arrival which was very much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing, such a lovey site, peaceful and delightful. One of the best night sleeps I've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay. Our good friends had recommended 'The Oak Barn' and to be honest I thought they were probably exaggerating, how wrong was I!

The property is gorgeously furnished throughout, comfy seats in front of a wood fire (plenty of logs provided) a good sized dining table and a kitchen I wanted to take home. An unexpected home made afternoon tea was waiting for us on our arrival, absolutely lovely!

Bedrooms and beds are huge! I wish we could have taken them home with us, oh so comfortable and more than 7 foot wide!! Both rooms had well appointed bathrooms en-suite.

Lovely views from anywhere in/around the property, we even saw a kingfisher flying across one of the lakes as well as an abundance of other wildlife, it really is a country paradise.

It’s just the place to relax and forget about the world. We had a great meal at The Globe in Rye and another evening we went to the local boutique cinema, it was just like sitting in your own private viewing room with a chilled glass of pinot grigio watching a top film (Churchill).

The four of us (two couples) really enjoyed it and thoroughly recommend it, if I wanted to be picky I’d say the internet is a bit slow from what we're use to in town but worked fine non the less.

We are definitely coming back in the summer as there is so much to explore. I'm looking forward to seeing Sissinghurst and Great Dixter and the endless countryside is lovely to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A luxurious, well furnished barn in delightful location

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable few days. Lovely warm welcome from Maurice and Jill and a delicious surprise to find fresh scones and cake, eggs, milk and butter all waiting for us in the kitchen. The barn is beautifully furnished and the fixtures and fittings are excellent throughout. The linens were exceptional and the whole area outside was lovely and perfect for walking, with or without a dog.

Unfortunately the wifi failed after our first day but the owners were very helpful in trying to get an engineer and then offering the use of the wifi in their house as he couldn't come until after we had left. They also kindly offered to take messages as there was no mobile signal in the barn so with no wifi we were out of contact completely.

There was a slight problem being kept awake by the noise of mice running up and down in the roof cavity. We live in a rural location and are used to mice in the country, but have never experienced such a prolonged and disturbing level of activity. It really was as they said in the song “A little mouse with clogs on”! This may have been a one off and a pest control visit may sort it out.

There was a local duck shoot very early on our last morning, which we were warned about the day before, but it would have been useful to know about this when we booked. We are quite happy with field sports but to be woken so early by the cars arriving and the subsequent shooting so close was not really ideal.

However, despite the above we did thoroughly enjoy our few days and would certainly recommend this beautifully presented property run by such helpful and friendly owners.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and quiet retreat with lots of things to do and see in the area. Lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, comfortable , spacious and beautifully decorated. Everything you need ,and more, to make your stay as pleasant as possible is there.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Woodcock, The Bull at Benenden
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Hemsted Forest Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Staplehurst
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A21
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Woodcock
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Camber Sands
Car: necessary

We sit in the fabulous countryside of ‘The Garden of England’ surrounded by all the lovely things to see and do in both Kent and Sussex. We are a short drive from many National Trust properties, Bodiam,Tonbridge and Dover Castle, Knole, Chartwell, Hever Castle, Batemans and Sissinghurst. For history the Cinque ports, Canterbury cathedral, historic Chatham Dockyards and Battle of Hastings in1066. Lovely towns and villages, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Rye, dotted in between are Oast Houses, Windmills and Hop gardens, in amongst those are many Golf Clubs such as Chart Hills and Dale Hill. For the younger Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, stroll alog the shore line of Camber Sands. There are also Churches,Museums, Dymchurch and Tenterden Railway and activities such as Cycling & walking at Bewl Water and Bedgebury. With many other joys to be had, fine food,beer and wine, lovely country Inns & three Michelin Star restaurants

Golf: Hempstead Forest Golf Club is nearest;

London Beach

Chart Hills

Dale Hill

Tenterden

Lamberhust and Rye are close too.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Cranbrook, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
Summer Season
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 5 nights
From
£200
£1,000
 
 
Mid Season
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£900
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£800
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 5 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£675
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£295
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY HOME.
Arrival 4pm onwards and departure time is 10am.
DEPOSIT
A good housekeeping deposit of £200 is payable on arrival as a bond (preferably by credit card) , representing your agreement to leave the property as found. Claim could arise for excessive cleaning costs, etc. A claim for any costs arising from your rental which were not anticipated. No Smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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