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Award winning coach house renovation for 2 guests in Farningham in the Darent Valley and Kent Downs.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. One single bedroom. WiFi.

Farningham Coach House is a stunning former coach house, retaining many of its original features including hay racks, mangers, exposed beams and brickwork and an original Georgian staircase. The property has won awards including the 2014 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South East Regional award and been praised for its ingenious, contemporary design which has remained sensitive to the historic nature of the buildings. The property offers a double bedroom and a single room, reached by a glazed walkway which overlooks on to a courtyard garden. There is a second outside seating area with gravel garden and pizza oven. The spacious open plan kitchen/sitting area occupies the first floor, providing a perfect space to cook dinner and relax in the evenings.

In the centre of the village sits Farningham Mill, a fine Georgian water mill recently converted to small apartments which overlook the trout stream and retain many of the original working parts of the corn mill. Several pubs are in walking distance of the property including The Pied Bull, an excellent village pub just across the road. Farningham lies on the edge of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is perfect for walking and the Darent Valley Path (which begins on the banks of the River Thames) passes through and on to Lullingstone, where the country park surrounds Lullingstone Castle and the World Garden. Adding to the beautiful rural scenery are the chalky slopes of the Darent Valley which are home to thriving vineyards and acres of lavender fields.

This holiday at a glance

Sleeps three guests (maximum two adults).

One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

One single bedroom suitable for an accompanying child or as a second bedroom for couples.

Enclosed courtyard patio with seating area.

Gravel garden with seating area and pizza oven.

Small baby in own moses basket welcome.

Children over five years welcome.

One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).

Off street parking for one car.


Minimum two night stay.

Additional Features

Original features retained from stable conversion including mangers, hay racks and bridle pegs.

Glass floor above hay shoot.

Original brick floors and Georgian staircase.

Exposed beams and brick work.

Hi-spec kitchen.

1950s jukebox.

Attractions and nearby amenities

Explore Lullingstone Roman Villa. Among the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain, Lullingstone provides a unique all-weather family day out. Set in the attractive surroundings of the Darent Valley in Kent, the villa was begun in about AD 100, and developed to suit the tastes and beliefs of successive wealthy owners, reaching its peak of luxury in the mid-4th century.

Steeped in history, explore the ruins of Eynsford Castle which date back to the late 11th century.

Find out all about Kentish lavender and its myriad of uses at The Hop Shop at Castle Farm.

English wines are a thriving business in Kent. Why not experience a vineyard tour and tasting at The Mount Vineyard.

Take a trip to the Butterfly Hall Place & Gardens, and enjoy the beautiful butterfly gardens.

The Shoreham Aircraft Museum is an ideal place to visit or take a trip to the town of Sevenoaks where you will discover a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants. Bluewater Shopping Centre is also nearby.

Enjoy a show at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford.

More Details

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sevenoaks District in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Ground floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , En-suite bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom with roll-top bath and hand held shower attachment.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Ground floor: Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with a double bed
    Ground floor: Single bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with a 3' bed
  • Double bedroom with 4'6" bed, Single bedroom with 3' bed.
  • Television
  • Garden
Gas central heating. Electric oven with gas hob, steam oven. Multi-functional microwave, fitted coffee machine. Fridge, freezer, dishwasher. Television with Freeview, DVD player and digital radio. 1950s jukebox. Telephone with honesty box. WiFi.* *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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Tourist Information

Swanley Tourist Office. Swanley Library, London Road, Swanley, BR8 7AE. 01322 614660.

More information on the local area can be found at and

Places to visit

Ightham Mote. Mote Road, Ivy Hatch, Sevenoaks, TN15 0NT. 01732 810378.

Chartwell House and Gardens. Mapleton Road, Westerham, TN16 1PS. 01732 868381.

Quebec House. Quebec Square, Westerham, TN16 1TD. 01959 567430.

Eynsford Castle. High Street, Eynsford, DA4 0AA. 01258 858051.

Eagle Heights. Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, DA4 0JB. 01322 866577.

Lullingstone Roman Villa. Lullingstone Lane, Eynsford, DA4 0JA. 01322 863467.

Lullingstone Country Park. Castle Road, Eynsford, DA4 0JF. 0300 041 1811.

Swanley Park. New Barn Road, Swanley, BR8 7PW. 01322 666363.

Hall Place and Gardens. Bourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1PQ. 01322 526574.

Butterfly Hall Place & Gardens. Bourne Road, Bexley, DA5 1PQ. 01322 527389

Red House. Red House Lane, Bexleyheath, DA6 8JF. 020 8304 9878.

The Shoreham Aircraft Museum. 13 High Street, Shoreham Village, Sevenoaks, TN14 7TB. 01959 524416

Lullingworth Castle. Eynsford, DA4 0JA. 01322 862114.

Great Comp Garden. Comp Lane, Platt, Sevenoaks, TN15 8QS. 01634 338 338.

Chiddingstone Castle. Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, TN8 7AD. 01892 870347.

Hever Castle. Hever Road, Nr Edenbridge, TN8 7NG. 01732 865224.

Beacon Wood Country Park. Southfleet Road, Bean, DA2 8AR. 08458 247 600.

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens. Riverhill, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RR. 01732 459777.

Coalhouse Fort. Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, RM18 8PB. 01375 844203.

Chislehurst Caves. Chislehurst, BR7 5NL. 0208 4673264

St Georges RAF Chapel. Main Road, Biggin Hill, TN16 3EJ. 01959 570353.

Farningham Wood Nature Reserve. DA4 9JH.

Special Events in the Area

Sevenoaks Summer Festival; June/July.

Dartford Festival; July local music festival.

Great Comp Garden; Garden shows and events throughout the year.

Country Fair; September - set in the idyllic rural setting of Chiddingstone Castle and will celebrate the traditions of our countryside and the country sports associated with it.

Christmas at Hever Castle; November/December - see the beautifully decorated Castle rooms, welcoming log fires and twinkling Christmas trees. Bring the children to meet Father Christmas, enjoy relaxed Christmas shopping in the Gift Shops, and sample delicious festive food in the restaurants.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent

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