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A Small Converted Barn In A Peaceful Rural Location Within The Weald Of Kent

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Holiday Cottage in Headcorn, Kent - Located Within Easy Reach Of Historic Village Of Headcorn,

This modern barn conversion is situated opposite the Oast House and within beautiful secluded 2.5 acre gardens. Friendly owners are close at hand to provide advice on local attractions such as Leeds Castle, Bodium Castle, the famous Sissinghurst Gardens, Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water. Enjoy a wonderful selection of country walks including a 20 minute walk to the historic village of Headcorn. The attractive Wealden towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden are within 15-20 mins drive, offering excellent restaurants, shops, museums, light railway and leisure centres. Three local vinyards are close at hand. For golfers there are 4 courses all within 10 mins drive. Light aircraft enthusiasts can enjoy Headcorn airfield offering museums, displays, parachuting etc. Ideal for trips to France with Dover and the Channel Tunnel within easy reach. The main line train station in Headcorn provides a fast service to London for those wishing to see the sights and take in a show.

Mrs Elizabeth Seymour
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Mrs Elizabeth Seymour

Matt and Liz Seymour have lived in Headcorn for 16 years and were born and brought up in Kent. We have three children who attend local schools. Matt runs his own business locally. He is dedicated to the promotion of Headcorn and has been a Parish Councillor. Liz is a Chartered Surveyor and now works with Matt. Adjacent to the Oast is The Cottage where Liz's parents live. Barry keeps the garden in immaculate condition and Mavis is always around for advice on the local attractions and supply of home made everything!

Waterside Oast is a friendly yet peaceful location and the owners are always willing to provide help and advice to visitors. The Oast was originally converted in the 60's but was refurbished 5 years ago in keeping with its history as an original working farm building.

Mrs Elizabeth Seymour purchased this barn in 2005

Why Mrs Elizabeth Seymour chose Headcorn

This is a beautiful location in a quiet rural road just on the outskirts of Headcorn just 20 minutes walk into the village. Headcorn is a popular, pretty village with a lovely community spirit, good shops and excellent transport links. The surrounding Wealden countryside offers many places to visit and beautiful walks.

The Oast itself is very pretty and the gardens and paddock have previously won awards.

What makes this barn unique

The location is excellent offering the best of quiet countryside combined with ease of access to many towns, villages and attractions.

The property is self contained offering privacy and yet within a friendly family atmosphere where there will be always someone around to talk to if you wish.

The location is beautiful whether you wish to admire the gardens, sit outside and read a book, walk in the fields or venture further afield.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely holiday. Thank you for your friendly welcome and glasses of wine"! Mr and Mrs Demer Dusseldorf, Germany.

"Hospitality was second to none, definitely recommend to others. A real family welcome rather than just a business". Mike and Tracie

"A lovely enjoyable short break". Mr and Mrs Brookes

"Thank you so much for the great time we spent in your lovely "Snug" and all your help during our say" Silvia and Brigitte, The Netherlands

"Thank you for your most excellent care during our stay. Every request was honored and we would like to thank you for your kindness and advice. This is an efficient quality rental at a modest price." Shirley and Drury Williford, Reedsville USA.
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Headcorn in Maidstone District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/powershower, wc, sink, heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1: Double bed with under bed storage, bed side table, dressing table, TV with free-sat satellite and free internet access. Electric heating. Wardrobe, chair and good natural light with views of the garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Enjoy the gardens and orchard area with "the book club" a dedicated wooden building full of information on places of interest, walking maps, games, books and magazines. Fresh eggs and home grown fruit and veg available on request. Use of heated pool by prior agreement with owners. No smoking or pets please. Outside: The Snug is accessed down a private drive to Waterside Oast and cottage and has parking available for one car adjacent. Use of dedicated garden area with barbecue available on request. The "Book Club" is located in the grounds and provides guest information, walking maps, books, magazines and games. The garden gives access to surrounding fields and foot paths with many lovely country side walks to neighbouring villages and pubs. Utility Room: Separate utility room available with washing machine, ironing board, iron and clothes line. Use of washing machine at additional charge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided. Fresh linen and towels weekly. Property cleaned weekly.


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A Small Converted Barn In A Peaceful Rural Location Within The Weald Of Kent
average rating of 4.5 based on 27 reviews

The perfect solution!

  • 5 of 5

This property provided me with a perfect "home from home", working away, as I tend to do, for many weeks in the Summer. The barn was comfortable, clean, well equipped and had everything I needed just to be able to relax at the end of long, hard days. The owners were welcoming and friendly but the accommodation was so good I didn't need to trouble them at all after the first meeting and they just let me use the barn as if it were my own. I highly recommend both the property and the Home Away website.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. We hope to see you again soon.
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Nothing like the listing suggests!

  • 1 of 5

Snug ?

A very small shed that has been badly thought / kitted out.

Bathroom with nowhere to put anything and towels that are ancient.

Broken this & broken that with a TV that is hard to watch being so small and high

Very difficult to walk to the village along a country road with crazy drivers.

Washing machine area very poor and dirty that is is another hard to reach part of the property with no dryer.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great break !

  • 4 of 5

Lovely welcome and accommodation. And linen spotless!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A peaceful retreat

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very comfortable, well equipped and affordable retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are always welcoming and on hand if anything is needed. Everything necessary is provided in a scrupulously clean and comfortable environment.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A week in the Weald of Kent

  • 4 of 5

This location was perfect for our needs, walking in beautiful countryside, trips down the Medway and visiting friends

The barn was very clean, fully equipped, small and cosy and we were very comfortable. It was an ideal place to stay for a couple looking for this type of break or holiday and was great to come home in the evening and have a lovely hot bath and relax

Reassuring to have Liz and family close at hand although we never needed to bother them

Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dover Castle
Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7.3 Miles
M20 Junction 8 Leeds Castle
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Car: not necessary


There are many beautiful beaches and coastal towns in easy reach

Camber Sands 25 miles - a long stretch of unspoilt beach near the historic town of Rye

Hythe 28 miles - beautiful seaside town with parks, boating lakes, restaurants and light railway to Dymchurch

Dymchurch 25 miles - extensive beach, seaside attractions including kids fun fair

Margate and Westgate 44 miles - large seaside town

Broadstairs 48 miles - lovely beach & historic town

Whitstable 27 miles - famous for fresh fish


The nearest airport is Gatwick which is under an hour's drive away. Heathrow approx 1 hour 15 mins, Stansted approx 1 hour 30 mins. Dover, Folkestone and the Eurotunnel connection to the Continent are approximately 30 mins drive. Ashford International Station is 25 mins away. Trains from Headcorn Station, run regularly to London Charing Cross with a journey time of one hour 10 mins.


Headcorn village 1 mile, Biddenden village 5 miles, Cranbrook 7 miles, Tenterden 10 miles, Ashford 15 miles, Maidstone the County town of Kent 15 miles.

Leeds castle 7 miles, Bedgebury Pinetum 8.8 miles, Sissinghurst castle and gardens 6 miles, Bodium castle 14 miles.

Further Details:

Waterside Oast offers fresh free range eggs, home made preserves, home grown fuit and veg on request.

Headcorn has all the convenience shops required including a Sainsbury Local, bakery, butchers, fish mongers, deli and grocers. There is a cashpoint and a Nat West Bank in the village. Also available two takeaway restaurants, fish and chips, delightful indian restaurant, pubs with food, tea room and other intersting shops. C of E, Captist, catholic and Methodist churches are all in the village as well as a kids playgrounnd, bowling and tennis club and large village centre offering a full range of activities.

Kent is full of wonderful rural pubs offering excellent cuisine, many in 5/10 mins driving distance and several within walking distance. Several villages offer farmers markets throughout the week and there are two farm shops within easy driving distance.

Cranbrook town has a leisure centre with pool and other attractions such as a museum, library and windmill. Also large Coop supermarket.

Tenterden has a Waitrose and Tescos supermarket, excellent selection of restaurants antiques and clothes shops, leisure centre and light railway.

Maidstone the County Town offers parks, leisure centre, two shopping centres, museums, river cruises and much more.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days. Departure by 10am and arrivals after 3pm. Please be kind enough to let us know if you will be arriving later than 6pm.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Long winter lets up to 6 months by arrangement. Discount given to bookings of more than three weeks. Single night bookings taken within 3 weeks of arrival date only (min stay 2 nights) or infill between bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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