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Lavender Cottage 5* family & wheelchair friendly, tennis court beautiful grounds

Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Tennis court, 3 bedrooms all en-suite, TV in each bedroom & lounge super gardens

5 star accommodation.

Open plan design, well equipped kitchen with table to seat six and a breakfast bar with additional stools. Comfortable, relaxing seating area with TV, Bluray DVD and Bose Soundlink.

South facing balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens, with table and chairs for outside dining.

Three bedrooms all with ensuites and TV's. Two king size beds and two singles.

Full gas powered central heating.

Ample parking for cars in gated driveway.

This is one of a pair of very similar cottages. Both are available for rent. Within the adjacent cottage there is a dining table that can seat 12.

Access to four and a half acres of grounds including an area of woodland to explore, pretty flower beds, fields and a shared private tennis court which you are most welcome to use. Rackets and balls available.

Open plan kitchen, dining and living areas.

Quiet setting but within easy walking distance of village.

Variety of walks from the cottage incorporating amazing views, woodland and beautiful river side settings. The famous Greensand Way runs adjacent to the garden with immediate access.

Delightful bungalows, generous sizes. Ideal for groups of family or friends.

Access to four and a half acres of grounds including an area of woodland to explore, pretty flower beds, fields, orchard and a private shared tennis court.

Tony and Caroline, the owners live on the same plot and will generally be available to provide any help or advice.

Details of our mobile telephone numbers are provided.

Lavender cottage is one of a pair, both sleep six.

Rosemary Cottage, our other adjacent bungalow has dining table which can easily be extended to seat 12.


Rural location yet walking distance to quaint village of Yalding which has a convenience store, Post Office, tea shop, library, 15th Century pub with restaurant, Indian restaurant and farm shop.

Variety of walks from the cottage incorporating amazing views, woodland and beautiful river side settings. The famous Greensand Way runs adjacent to the garden with immediate access.

Three rivers meet in Yalding enabling ample opportunities for boating, canoeing, fishing. Permits available locally.

Access to London by road or rail.

Situated in the heart of the Garden of England with many places to explore including stunning National Trust properties within easy driving distance.

Getting around:

Car recommended to gain the most from your visit.

Bus stop at end of lane, approximately 400 metres away.

Small railway station near Yalding with direct line from here to stations which offer a fast service to London.

More Details

Tony and Caroline
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2018

About Tony and Caroline

After purchasing the property at the end of 2014 we enjoyed starting our new venture in holiday rentals and have just become members of Owners Direct in March 2016.

We believe every one taking a break away from their busy life styles deserves only the best.

We love to travel here in the UK, Europe and even further afield and part of the fun is staying in different and varied accommodation all over the world.

We know what we expect when visiting various areas and aim to exceed our expectations here at Woodlands.

Our families are growing bigger and bigger. We have five lovely grown up children and their spouses and five gorgeous grandchildren and love spending time with them all.

I am a qualified nurse and work with children with neuro-developmental disabilities and their families in the community. Tony runs an IT company.

Our life motto is: If a job is worth doing it's worth doing properly.

Why Tony and Caroline chose Yalding

We like to offer a warm welcome and present the cottages and gardens in such a way you can relax immediately, enjoying the home comforts we all love, with a little sense of adventure as you explore the gardens, play a little tennis, possibly sit on the south facing balcony and enjoy a glass of wine and a BBQ overlooking the gardens. It's easy to discover the abundant delights of Kent, better known locally as The Garden of England.

What makes this bungalow unique

Although the cottage is in a rural location it is only a short walk to the beautiful village of Yalding with all it's attractions.

As well as beautiful countryside on your doorstep there is also easy access to London, the coast, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury with it's amazing cathedral.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Yalding in Kent

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Lavender Cottage 5* family & wheelchair friendly, tennis court beautiful grounds
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Extremely comfortable in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Cottage is very well equipped, smartly decorated and a very comfortable place for a vacation. The owners have gone out of their way to make it welcoming, and the entire rental process was professional and completely uneventful.

The location is gorgeous and encourages one to take advantage of the veranda for meals.

We would have no hesitation in renting again if we had the opportunity to stay in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and we had a lovely time. The house were perfect, the garden so lovely and it was nice to practise some tennis. We enjoyed the countryside and just the silent being in the countryside.

I can so recommend the property and we will definitely stay there again.

Thank you, Tony and Caroline for being so kind and for having us to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great family place for a relaxing country holiday

  • 5 of 5

the place was lovely and the the gardens were great too, the owners are kind too, as is a shared garden with the owners, they were having a family celebration and there guests had children who where very friendly and played with out kids,

there are only two faults with the place, no slip mats in the showers so dangerous and no rail on the outside stairs which are dangerous for a child and elderly holiday makers, also listed as wheelchair friendly you would struggle getting to the garden in the chair but everything in the house was usable if in a chair.

i would defiantly stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi We are sorry that you did not see the slip mats which were under the sinks in the bathrooms. I apologise for not pointing it out when I showed you around.Thank you for the feedback
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Good facilities and nicely maintained, comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We, 3 generations, have spent 3 nights at the Lavender cottage for mother's 92th birthday, the owner not only supplied a very thoughtful welcome pack which contains milk, bread, butter, a nice bottle of white wine and a large bottle of home-made very delicious apple juice but also warmly introduced the cottage and the local services.

It was a pleasant short stay and can play tennis there with children was an enhanced leisure, the cottage located in a quiet area, nice to hear more birds singing in the early morning, the cottage is very close to a teapot exhibition that has collected 8000 different designed pieces from the world.

The owner is very helpful and communicated very well with us for answering our enquiries also the cottage facilities are excellent and convenient. We have recommended this lovely cottage to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erfurt, Germany

Perfect & comfortable days at a lovely cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We felt home & comfortable at the wonderful cottage. Modern kitchen & barhrooms, a cosy living room, very friendly host, a great garden. Perfect spot to relax & discover beautiful Kent and the Southeast (White Cliffs at Dover, Canterbury, Bodiam Castle and so on).

For a person in a wheelchair only with a assistant person useable (Entrance, terrace), the house itself is on one level with enough space for the wheelchair.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bjorn for your kind words. Also thank you for leaving the cottage in great shape. You will be most welcome any time. Regards Tony and Caroline
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Heerlijke vakantiewoning in Yalding

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben met ons gezin (2 volwassenen en 5 kids in de leeftijd van 0 - 10) 5 heerlijke dagen gehad in Yalding.

Het weer was goed, in het huis is werkelijk alles aanwezig wat je nodig hebt. De tuin is geweldig om te zitten, maar ook zeker voor de kids om te spelen.

Elke badkamer heeft zijn eigen badkamer, echt idelaal.

Vanaf het vakantiehuis kunnen diverse trips gemaakt worden alle kanten op.

Een dagje Londen is ideaal, met de trein vanaf Paddock Wood sta je binnen 50 minuten in hartje Londen.

Deze vakantie was zeker voor herhaling vatbaar! Groetjes fam. Huisman, Alblasserdam

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Walnut tree 15th Century public house
Nearest Ferry
43 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wrotham Heath Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Walnut Tree 15th Century public house & restaurant
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: necessary

Being in the heart of Kent provides most beautiful countryside with a variety of footpaths in abundance.

We are fortunate to be located only short drives from many outstanding National Trust properties.

Royal Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury are beautiful places to explore and maybe indulge in a little retail therapy.

The children love to explore and play in the acres of garden accessed immediately from the cottage.

Beltring Hop Farm where you can enjoy lots of family fun is only 2 miles away.

Yalding boasts a beautiful medieval bridge and is the point where three rivers meet. Hours of fun and relaxing can be had on the river banks.

Hot air balloon rides can be booked in advance, flying from the nearby village of Laddingford.

In Yalding village you have the choice of visiting 3 pubs, Indian restaurant which does takeaways, lovely tearooms, hair and beauty salon, library, iron forge, library, beautiful 13th century church, a village shop and 'Teapot Island'.

Once a month Yalding holds a farmers market when local produce is sold. It is attended by locals and visitors from further afield.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.