Located down a long private drive with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, Hawthorn Cottage built in 1880, was originally part of the neighbouring Hop Farm, where it was used to house the hop wagons. Now converted, it provides an idyllic rural setting for a peaceful visit to Kent. The variety of attractions in the area are unlimited and include the Kentish towns of Maidstone, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks; Leeds, Hever and Scotney Castles, and historical attractions such as Chartwell and Penshurst Place. The local area also boasts All Saints Church at Tudeley, the only church in the world with all windows in stained glass and designed by Marc Chagall. Situated just 4 miles from the town of Tonbridge, London can also be reached by train in 50 minutes. Hawthorn Cottage is an ideal location for your stay in Kent.
Rural Location With Easy Access To London And The Coast
Roland & Lorna Middleton
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Feb 2019
About Roland & Lorna Middleton
Our family have lived in the area for 30 years and have an excellent knowledge of the area.
Roland & Lorna Middleton purchased this Cottage in 2010
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Lovely place, nice people
Really enjoyed it
Peaceful Country Retreat
I would stay again. Just beautiful.
Nice cottage in a lovely situation. Quiet and peaceful lots of birdsong to hear. Pleasant change .
Cottage well equipped and comfy. Compact accommodation and clean. Wi-Fi a bit hit and miss but that is not unusual in a rural setting. Well placed for visiting houses and gardens. Really enjoyed out stay .
Fantastic cottage with fantastic atmosphere, really really enjoyed it
Our second holiday at this excellent cottage
We had stayed at this cottage last summer and were keen to visit the area again this year so we were very happy to return. Another very warm welcome from Roland and Lorna. The cottage is quite small but very comfortable and with a really nice outside space. It is situated along a country lane and is in a peaceful location. The cottage is very well situated to visit the many attractions in Kent and Sussex as well as for day trips into London by direct train from Tonbridge. I would highly recommend this cottage.
Compact, comfortable cottage in ideal location
Very comfortable and situated ideally for visiting the many varied attractions in Kent and Sussex, a quiet location away from the highway but with good access to eating places and shops.
The owners are very welcoming but not obtrusive and "Bodger" the small dog was a delight and that is from a non-doggy person.
The only slight drawback which loses 1 star was that from our viewpoint there was no garden to sit out in, but Roland was in the process of rectifying this.
Special interest holidays:
We are located close to the River Medway where there are opportunities for fishing and canoeing and walking. There are many places of historical interest e.g., Chartwell (Winston Churchill's residence), Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst & Knole (Vita Sackville-West's residence), Penshurst Place, Bodiam Castle.
Hastings, Brighton, Camber Sands, Eastbourne are all approximately 30 miles.
Gatwick airport is a 45 minute drive, Heathrow - approx 75 minutes by car, 35 minute drive to Ashford (Eurostar). We are happy to arrange taxis to and from airports and local car hire.
Tunbridge Wells 10 mile, Maidstone 7 miles, Tonbridge 3 mile, Sevenoaks 10 miles, Paddock Wood 3 miles, London 35 miles.
A peaceful, idyllic location within walking distance of a 16th century public house. Local amenities are a short drive.
Booking Notes: Deposit of 25% of the full fee to secure booking. Balance is payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Saturday but may be flexible out of season - please ask. Arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am. Notes on prices: Please contact for short term/long term prices and availability.