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Historic Lodge near to English Heritage attractions and only 50 mins from London

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,442 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovingly refurbished, 1887 Gate Keepers Lodge with 3 beds that sleeps 5

This dainty 1887 Lodge is situated in private grounds (with off road parking) sandwiched between the historic English villages of Westerham and Brasted. Nearby lived Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965 Chartwell) and King Henry VIII (1491-1547 Hever Castle). The Lodge backs onto Westerham Golf Club and enjoys picturesque Park Land designed by Capability Lancelot Brown (a renown Landscape Architect who designed gardens for Royalty). The Lodge is surrounded by open fields used for grazing milk producing cattle.

The Lodge is located near to numerous tourist attractions such as historic English Heritage & National Trust Park land (some within just a few minutes drive from Brasted Lodge).

This location enables easy access to London for which several trains run per hour using direct one stop journeys via Sevenoaks to London Bridge, Waterloo, Charing Cross - Trafalgar Square or Bromley South to Victoria. Both offer numerous fast rail one stop services to London, which are used daily by commuters. Additionally is Oxted Station with similar services. All are just a short distance from the Lodge. Further more Dover, Rye, Brighton, Hastings, Bournemouth are also just about an hours car ride away. Therefore you get the best of both worlds as the Lodge offers a country retreat or central London with its tourist attractions.

The nearby M25 Motorway offers first class road access to Gatwick & Heathrow London Airports enabling quick travel to many South East locations.

Completely renovated in 1995 to a very high specification, Brasted Lodge retains period features including an original fire place, high ceilings and moulded cornices. Modernisation offers up to date services whilst keeping the homely traditional feel.

The Lodge is a Victorian Game Keepers facility situated near to the A25 with beautiful views over looking hills, farm and park land, known as The Garden of England. These were used to police Mansions (Valence) from poachers or trespassers.

The Lodge has two double bedrooms and a third room which can either be used as a single bedroom or 2nd reception. Modern kitchen, including all appliances (integrated fridge/freezer, gas oven, gas hob, dishwasher, washing machine and BT Broadband high speed WiFi with two Smart TVs offering internet and catch up TV. Both Lounge and single bedroom have DVD players. Blue Pearl Granite Worktops with a breakfast bar for three. Both reception rooms have real flame fires (one wood or coal burning and the other gas operated). Natural beech wood floors are fitted to the hall and kitchen with fitted carpets to all bedrooms and reception rooms. Travertine is fitted to the en-suite bathroom with ceramic tiles to the Cloakroom and rear entrance lobby.

The property has three WC’s, two wash rooms. Therefore the Lodge has:

3 x WC

1 x small cloakroom basin

2 x wash room basins

2 x showers (one being a wet room)

1 x bath (this being a large corner bath)

WESTERHAM is on the boarder cross roads of KENT, SURREY, LONDON and is a lively, charming, historic village attracting Londoners who wish to get away from their LONDON business/homes to an idealic location that offers everything needed to make your stay memorable.

The area has excellent road and rail transport links offering easy access to Central London and all the surrounding areas, numerous English Heritage and National Trust Historic tourist attractions, numerous restaurants (Chinese, Indian, Italian, French, English, Malaysian, Pizza to suggest just a few) and many bars/ pubs who also offer great food. All adjacent towns have a range of local leisure facilities (swimming pools, gyms, etc) and most are within minutes from the Lodge.

BRASTED LODGE location makes it great for both visiting stately homes/gardens and LONDON with non stop fast train services, examples being:

LONDON BRIDGE from SEVENOAKS - 27 minutes (every 18 minutes, approx)

LONDON VICTORIA from BROMLEY SOUTH - 17 minutes (every 8 minutes approx)

Ease to transport makes the Lodge a great place to stay when travelling to LONDON (all time tables to be checked by guests).

Car to Bromley South takes about 25 minutes, Sevenoaks 15 minutes and LONDON about 50 minutes (not advisable as the Capital has congestion zone travel charges plus high parking fees).

Westerham GOLF COURSE immediately neighbours the Lodge and guests are welcome to attend their bar or restaurant even if it's just to take in the outstanding views and stay for coffee. The area is fantastic for walkers who love the countryside. Rabbits, badgers and deer frequently visit the surrounding parkland and gardens, making the views even more delightful.

ACCESS from WEST using M25, is approximately 15 minutes to Lodge.

Leave M25 @ Junction 6 and turn right (third exit) under M25 motorway. Travel south on A22 for one mile to next roundabout, at junction with A25. Turn left onto A25 and proceed through Oxted to Westerham. Continue on the A25 through Westerham village and the Lodge/Golf course entrance is approximately half a mile outside of Westerham going east in the direction of Brasted (Sevenoaks). This will be on the right hand side.

Enter the grounds via Valence School/Westerham Golf Course access road, located on the right side of the A25 between two brick piers.

Once in the grounds you will arrive at crossroads (located just before double gates which lead to the Golf Course). Here turn left back in the direction of the A25 & the Lodge will be seen on the right. Park in front of the gate so as to block the road, this being your spot, when staying. Don't worry only you have right of way to the road outside the Lodge.

ACCESS from EAST using M25, Junction 5 is approximately 10 minutes to Lodge. Leave the M25 @ Junction 5 and travel south onto the A21. Soon after joining the A21 (about two miles) leave the A21 @ second exit slip road (signposted A25 to Westerham). Pass through Sundridge & after leaving Brasted village the Lodge will be seen on the left (a little out of Brasted). When inside the golf/school grounds follow directions above.

Brasted Lodge is located between Brasted & Westerham (not in either village). When traveling from the the East we suggest you go past the Lodge & enter the grounds via Valence School/Westerham Golf Course access road, located on the left side of the A25. Once in the grounds (please follow the above directions) but all one needs to do is follow the left hand Laurel Hedge bordering the road

HISTORY reference to Capability Lancelot Brown, Valence landscaped gardens, can be found at http://www.parksandgardens.org/places-and-people/site/3355/summary

The land surrounding Brasted Lodge has parkland, water and woodland gardens, first developed in the mid 1700 and later landscaped by Lancelot Brown in the late C18; further developments were undertaken by Edward Milner in the mid-C19 and by Henry Ernest Milner in the late C19, surrounding a late Victorian Mansion now known as Valence School which is a special need school for disabled children. This Mansion is located along way from the Lodge and consequently we never see staff or any children as all are transported by mini buses who use their own access route.

The earliest references to the estate itself may be found in the Westerham church records of 1583.

The Mansion with four Gate Keepers Lodges was built & owned by Norman Watney (owner of the very famous Watney Ale, very well known in the war years). Watney appointed Architect Frederick J. Robinson to rebuild a new Mansion (Valence School) and four Lodge houses, one of which is Brasted Lodge. This was done as Watney saw better opportunities for the mansion to be located high on the hill. The old Mansion was not ideally located (on the inner crossroads to Brasted Lodge, Westerham Golf Club and Fountains Cottages - now demolished & rebuilt as five detached homes). This offered Watney magnificent views of the North Downs. Although demolition of the original Mansion resulted, evidence of the Stable block with the Avenue of Lime trees (leading from the A25 to the original mansion) and Ice House, still remained to this day. Unfortunately fire destroyed the disused stable block so in 2011 this was redeveloped into Fountains Park. The Stable Block (known as Fountains Cottages and used by the Valence School Staff for living accommodation), was demolished after fire destroyed the L shaped building. This mainly came about as KCC vacated some eight or nine years previously, allowing the building to fall into diss-repair which gave opportunity for development in 2013 of Fountains Park, five detached dwellings on the original Mansions Stable footprint. This also allowed the Developer opportunity to plant low level laurels boundering the site.

Valence School is a red-brick Tudor Elizabethan Revival style mansion, with two towers, stone and tile dressing, half timbered gables and a Cumberland slate roof. This and Brasted Lodge was built between 1885-87 by local Brasted builders, R. Durtnell & Sons Ltd. Valence School stands on a spur of high ground at c125 metres surrounded by areas of steeply-sloping parkland and woodland.

By 1890, Dunsdale and Valence estates became the property of Watney brewery director, Norman Watney. Dunsdale mansion became tenanted and during the First World War it was used by the Red Cross as a hospital to nurse the war-wounded.

In 1987, Valence Wood was severely depleted by the ravaging October storm. The opportunity was taken to fashion a golf course covering the area of Valence Wood, and the adjacent parkland to the north and north-east. This opened as a privately-owned golf club in 1997.

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More Details

Owner
Mr. Robert Mitchell
Member since: 2008
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 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Mr. Robert Mitchell

Owner runs Architectural and Building Management Company, which is reflected in the interior design and attention to detail of the Lodge. Historic preservation is the owners speciality which too was used when refurbishing the Lodge.

Mr. Robert Mitchell purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Mr. Robert Mitchell chose Westerham

Built 1885 - 1887 as Gate keepers house to Valence Mansion for Norman Watney owner of Brewery, Brasted Lodge was fully refurbished in 1995 to incorporate all up to date mains services (gas, water power) whilst retaining and preserving all character of original Victorian charm.

The surrounding grounds around the Lodge are known as Valence. This features 18th-century landscaped lakes, ponds and gardens designed by Lancelot Capability Brown. Watneys mansion at Valance is now a school for disabled children who attend by minibus. Isolation of the Lodge makes the house very private and tranquil and yet easy road access makes this an ideal location.

Brief history of site

The estate of Valence is listed in the first draft of the Domesday Book (1086). The site was first developed in the mid-18th century, with later landscaping by Lancelot Capability Brown in the late-18th century. Further developments were undertaken by Edward Milner in the mid-19th century and by Henry Ernest Milner in the late-19th century.

What makes this cottage unique

Lodge located in picturesque country abutting Golf Course and is sandwiched between Westerham and Brasted Villages (both just a minutes drive away). Nearby Superstores such as Biggin Hill Waitrose, Sevenoaks Tescos, Otford Sainsburys and Oxted Morrison all offer everything for day to day living. Small groceries can be obtained at Westerham Co-Operative and many other nearby shops all of which are reached within a few minutes drive

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Westerham around the Brasted

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1442 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1) Full refunds up to 60 days written notice prior to arrival 2) 50% refunds 30 days written notice prior to arrival 3) Less 30 days - no refund given
  • Deposit 50% payable on booking - balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival. Booking confirmation upon receipt of deposit & confirmed in writing
  • Before arrival we required a copy of your Passport, full address/contact details, ages of children, Utility Bill (proof of identity), etc
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Cloakroom - Toilet , WC & small basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite Wet Room with basin & low level WC
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Large bath & separate shower hand held spray
  • The Lodge has three WC & two En-suite Bath/Shower Rooms both accessed via the bedrooms Bathroom 1 has both a large double corner bath, separate walk in shower, large basin, & held shower spray for hair washing. Travertine honed and filled Classic natural stone floor and walls tiling. The bath includes a hand held hair wash in gold style brass Shower Room 2 is a Wet Room Shower with glass screen, low level close coupled soft close WC, Basin, mosaic tiling, wood effect ceramic floor tiling, porcelain wall tiling, chrome towel rail The Cloakroom is accessed via a lobby and has a small basin & close coupled WC with half height ceramic tiling
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite with large double (queen) bed, storage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Four poster large double (queen) bed, storage
    Bedroom 3 or 2nd Reception - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Single bedroom with Sofa
  • Bedroom 1 - Barley twist four poster double bed, gold framed carved mirror, wardrobe, bedside cabinets, carpet. Bedroom 2 - Traditional oak framed double bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet, carpets leading onto en-suite bathroom with large corner bath having hand held shower attachment plus separate walk in shower, Travertine tiled floor and walls with full height mirror and window. Please note the bathroom is an en suite to Bedroom 2. Bedroom 3 - Single bedroom alternatively can be used as a second reception room fitted with modern real flame gas fire, carpet, TV/DVD. Fuel EXTRA for open fires, if required or used.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Owners home, therefore furnished to higher standard than normal Open plan lounge/dinner with double fronted, natural wood burning fireplace and two x 2 seater leather sofas. Kitchen fully equipped with blue pearl granite work tops and 3 x bar stool seats under granite breakfast bar. Rear garden overlooks woods, golf course & parkland & has hardwood decking area abutting Koi fish pond with water falls & fountains. Within easy reach of London, the UK capital & set in the English countryside & surrounded by mature landscaped arboretum style park land, designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (Landscape Architect to the Royal Palaces throughout England), this makes the views beautiful offering the best of both worlds Westerham/Brasted attracts English & Worldwide tourism all the year round because of its charm, antique shops, bars, restaurants & numerous tea/coffee shops. No responsibility accepted for any loss of goods or injury. Care to be taken on decking as slippery when wet

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Historic Lodge near to English Heritage attractions and only 50 mins from London
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Philadelphia, PA
5

wonderful property in kent

  • 5 of 5

Brasted Lodge is everything listed and more. A wonderful home, very comfortable and peaceful in a bucolic setting. Robert was the perfect host, very responsive and helpful. I would not hesitate to stay here again and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your stay made my gardening/maintenance visits far more enjoyable. It was a pleasure to have met you and the family & I do hope you will return one day so we can continue our friendship. Please stay in touch. You will always be welcome in England and especially at Brasted Lodge. Take care until we meet again.
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5

Beautiful property, clean, convenient and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 had a wonderful week at Brasted Lodge. Everything was communicated clearly before our arrival so we could show up and make ourselves immediately at home. The grounds are very private and it’s a gorgeous natural setting but also convenient to towns, trains, shopping, restaurants etc. The house was immaculate, comfortable beds, plush towels, sparkling bathrooms and kitchen and two delightful courtyards. My children greatly enjoyed watching the fish in the koi pond and the owner, Mr Mitchell, was kind enough to leave a bit of fish food so they could feed them. Mr. Mitchell responded quickly to all communications and went above and beyond to ensure our stay went smoothly. We forgot a few items upon our departure and he was immediately in touch to arrange for us to come by and pick them up. We chose this property on the strength of all the positive reviews and found that it lived up to them and then some. Thank you for a lovely week in the English countryside!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Solingen
3

Lovely outside but very limitted inside

  • 3 of 5

many people have reviewed this house and have given it a 5-Star-Rating. Not us. From the outside look, it is a really lovely and beautiful house. It's setting is ok, in the middle between two villages and within easy reach of the A25.

But... within easy reach also means the permanent noise from the A25. To avoid the noise in the front bedroom, the windowes are sealed. Also in the kitchen. In other words, neither in the bedroom, nor in the kitchen the windows can be opened. Especially in the bedroom, sleeping in very unconfortable with weather as nice as this year and no chance of airing or sleeping with a mild breeze.

Also a smaller bedroom, which leads to the 2nd bathroom can not be aired, alas no airing there. And no cupbord to hang up your clothes. Only a sofa to stapel them on.

The kitchen is equipped with exactly 6 items of knives, forks, plates and dinner plates. Either you wash your dishes after every meal or have the dishwasher running half empty every day. But be careful with that, we had the exact number of dishwascher tabs for our stay. So don't waste one! Or of cause, only take one meal a day.

The glasses and cups are not matching and having wine for 5 people -for which the house is set- is impossible, only 4 unmatching glasses. Same with pint glasses by the way.

The second bedroom with the en suite bathroom has a bed so small, it will test your marriage and there are only 4 places to sit in the living room.

So after all, yes the house looks very nice and is well kept, although it was not ready on our arrival day. The deck by the Koi pond is a perfect spot to sit in the evenings. But all that only from the outside! The interior was very poor. It was just the essentually needed and not a single bit more.

A proper tablecloth, not a wax one, matching glasses, enough plates to have breakfast and some scones in the afternoon, 5 wine glasses for 5 adults and also 5 beer glasses. This and windows, that can be opend would have made it a wonderful stay. But as it was, it was stuffy bedrooms, a lot of washing up and everyday tossing a coin, who was to drink what.

Disappointing compared to all the houses, we hat rented before. It was all only small thinmgs, but those small things make the difference between average rating and 5-Star rating.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest writes a damming review in an attempt to down grade because we needed to address guests failed HOUSE RULES. Guests disregarded SECURITY & SMOKING despite these being obvious to even a child. This necessitated emails in an attempt to ask guests to act responsibly. Each occasion we visited, we found openings unlocked & windows wide open breaching security. Cigarette buts were found scattered around grass & decking, something we specifically request be avoided. This showed no respect to protect/safeguard property & contents. As such we could not ignore nor recommend these guests to any Holiday Let Owners. Smoking was particularly relevant given the HEAT WAVE of SUMMER 2018 (the driest May-August on record) and yet despite, guests chain smoked on the highly flammable, tinder dry, wood decking & nearby sunbaked grass. Fire risk therefore increased, due to dry weather, as did theft by leaving openings wide open. Whilst we appreciate the heat wave was the reason for opening doors & windows, no one with any sense would leave windows open when vacated (photographic & video evidence taken to back what we state). Comments therefore within the review amount to a reprisal attack. This inaccurately & unfairly reports issues which we address below: 1) Traffic noise is a gross exaggeration in an attempt to degrade the property. Many guests comment on how quite the property is given its historic purpose to police poachers from gaining entry to the Lancelot Capability Brown Park Land. 2) Kitchen/Front Bedroom windows are triple glazed to increase security and minimise heat loss whilst also improving noise attenuation. What is not mentioned is the Kitchen has a spilt stable door which offers more fresh air ventilation than any one could desire. Ditto the Wet Room has openable windows. The house being Victorian with thick solid walls meaning it stays cool in summer and retains heat in winter. 3) Comments on plates/cutlery/glass quantity is inaccurate as there are plenty for five. We cater for six (five being the guests requirement). 4) Washing up is a norm and we fail to appreciate why this would upset. 5) We provide Washing Up liquid, Dish Cloths, Scourer Pad, Soap, i.e.above the norm for self catering accommodation. So to criticise when offered is unreasonable. One Dishwasher Tablet a day is simply just complaining for the sake of things to mention. 6) Both Double Beds are normal size (1500 & 1650) 7) Mobile rail for clothes if not used as second reception
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4

Charming house in a beauriful garden.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I plus son and girlfriend stayed here for a week. The house is decorated and furnished to a high standard, the living room is lovely, with comfy sofas and satellite TV. There are some lovely touches in the house and a well equipped kitchen with everything you need. We only ever had breakfast, as we were in the area to visit our daughter and family who live nearby, in Westerham. We could walk there in half an hour, which was handy, as only our son came by car. It was good to have 2 bathrooms, plus there is an extra toilet off the kitchen.The bedrooms are nicely decorated with comfortable beds and pillows. Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy the garden as there was an incredible heatwave while we were there, making sitting outside too hot, but we did admire the lovely plants, the fish and the pretty courtyard off the kitchen.There is plenty to do in the neighbourhood so the house is ideally situated for London, Heaver Castle, Chartwell house and other local sights. As others have mentioned, the house is on a busy road, but this is only really noticeable in the kitchen and front bedroom. The master bedroom was very quiet. We all enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to visitors to the area. Thank you Robert for a very pleasant stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome and invite you to stay again, when visiting the area. Sorry about the heatwave but thats life and nature.
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4

Charming cottage with nice backyard(s)

  • 4 of 5

Great place for a weeks stay. Quite a busy road in front of house, but didn’t bother us. Easy for daytrips to London from trainstation Sevenoaks. Lots to see in the area. Owner was very friendly en helpfull.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

I LOVE it - Charm!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about Robert and Brasted Lodge. The property is lovely!!! The lodge was perfect for our family vacation. It had everything we could possible need and more; all the amenities you need, and, a home away from home feel to it.

My morning coffee by the Koi pond was my favorite time of the day. The deck, surrounding the pond, was our favorite spot to sit. There are pristine gardens, open fields, and farming on the scrolling property. Robert is a knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating host in every way. There wasn't a moment I didn't feel welcome and cared for. He's fantastic.

The location is great too. it's located between to charming towns, and a short drive to many scenic and historic sites. We went to the seaside in under an hour. It's also a 10 - 15 minute walk to a great pub, The Stanhope Arms, for delicious food and drinks. I can't wait to return for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Nancy, Charles & Joanne stay with us and they are most welcome for any return visits, should they ever wish to stay. You are a pleasure to know and we enjoyed all our chats. Mum is great and you too are simply charming, so thanks again for looking after Brasted Lodge for us. Please come back so we may re-unit. Have a great summer.
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Location

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
White Heart (Same Road)
Nearest Ferry
68 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Westerham Golf Course (next door)
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Sevenoaks, Oxted, Bromley South, Orpington
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M25 - Junct 5 (Sevenoaks) & Junction 6 (Godstone)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous in Westerham Indian, Chinese, Thai French
Nearest Beach
42 Miles
Hastings
Car: recommended

Westerham; located below the North Downs, 6 miles west of Sevenoaks, 5 miles South of Bromley, 4 miles West of Oxted.

Westerham is situated in Kent (a mile from both London Borough of Bromley and Surrey borders) south of the A25 between junctions 5 and 6 of the M25.

Central London is 15 minutes by train via Bromley South, 29 mins from London Gatwick and 50 miles from Heathrow Airports making the Lodge ideal for both Central London and numerous Local English Heritage and National Trust Tourist Attractions. The location is commuter used by those working in London making the Lodge easily accessible to both Central London and the London orbital M25 motorway with fast access to almost all attractions, (just five minutes to nearest junction). Trains to central London (Charing Cross Trafalgar Square, Victoria, London Bridge, Waterloo, Blackfriars) via Bromley South or Sevenoaks are easily reached within 15/20 minutes by car.

Westerham (1 mile) boasts a large range of restaurants, bars, cafes, whilst Brasted offers numerous antique shops, historic half timbered houses. The immediate area is the home of Winston Churchill and Charles Darwin plus ruined remains of Medieval watchtower and Roman encampment are all nearby.

Points of interest:

• London Trafalgar Square by road 29 miles (49 minutes) and Sevenoaks rail (27 minutes). There are so many tourist attractions these are far too extensive to list but to help these may be of interest:

• Sir Winston Churchill’s home, Chartwell Manor (2 miles)

• Hever Castle, home to Anne Boleyn, Herny VIII; Anne of Cleves (8 miles)

• Charles Darwin home, full of his possessions, where he wrote ‘Origin of Species’ (4 miles - Downe Village)

• 14th century Ightham Moat manor house, with Great Hall; chapels, extensive garden (9 miles)

• Hampton Court the finest palace in England & home to Henry VIII (34 miles)

• Battle of Britain, Biggin Hill x Royal Air Force (4 miles) home of 2nd WW Spitfire and Hurricane Squadrons plus in June this hosts famous Red Arrows and historic Air show with Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

• Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger

• Eurostar day trip to France from Ashford

• Lullingston Roman Villa

• Squerryes Court with Gardens

• Emmetts Gardens

• Knolls Park and country Mansion

• Chiddingstone timber framed Village

• Igtham Moat

• Quebec House (General Wolfe)

• Bodium Castle

• Leeds Castle

• Sheffield Park and Bluebell Railway (Stream Engines and fully operational line)

• Lingfield Horse Race Course

• Wisley RHS Gardens

• Bodium Castle

• Hastings fishing Village

• Brighton Pavillion & old town

• Rye (cobbled & timber framed buildings)

• Rochester (Charles Dickens)

• Chiddingstone Village & Castle

• Bough Beach Resevoiur

• Penshurst Place

Other Activities: Numerous local Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, Shops (including numerous antique), Historical sights and London (with everything this offers meaning this property you get the best of both worlds and yet only an hours drive to central London or South East Coast, or relax and go by 15 minute (approx.) train journey from Bromley South

GOLF: If you fancy a day of golf, then you can choose from over 15 golf courses all with 15 minutes of the Lodge.

Westerham Golf Club is immediately alongside the Lodge and was born out of the great storm of 1987, which created an ideal site for a golf course and was opened in May 1997. The course consists of 18 holes set in mature woodland, with tree-lined fairways, water features and stunning views over the North Downs. The 6,272 yards, par 72 course has been built to a very high standard, with USGA specification greens and irrigation installed on the greens, tees and approaches.

The course is complimented by a superb clubhouse, which holds first class facilities including a large spike bar, sun terrace, comfortable changing rooms, Pro shop and air-conditioned function suite. In addition the facilities include a 10-acre driving range, putting green, indoor teaching area and a brand new 8 acre short game area.

Main shopping in Bromley, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Oxted, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Bluewater with Central London just 50 minutes away

NEAR BY SHOPS Westerham has everything one needs including Co-Op store but within a few minutes drive, many Superstores can be reached such as Sainsbury @ Bat and Ball Sevenoaks, Waitrose Biggin Hill, Morrisons Oxted, Tescos Riverhead Sevenoaks.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Westerham,

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
 
Late Summer/Autumn 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£980
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,120
for 7 nights
From
£160
 
 
Winter 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
£770
 
 
Spring 2019
3 Mar 2019 - 4 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
£650
for 5 nights
From
£130
£700
 
 
Summer 2019
5 May 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
£750
for 5 nights
From
£150
£1,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£550
for 5 nights
From
£110
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

SHORT & LONG TERM LETS available.
Sleeps 5 - two double & one single bed - ideal for 5 adults (sharing) &/or 4 adults + 1 child (3 Bedrooms).

One off additional charge of £110 for bookings exceeding 5 persons for laundry, bed linen and towels. Standard rate assumes two double & one single bed is used. Use of double sofa bed is not ideal or preferred.

BANK CHARGES & FEES
All HomeAway charges and bank fees to be met by traveler.

PLEASE LOOK AFTER & KEEP CLEAN
The fully refundable damage deposit is returned providing the property is returned clean, undamaged and without spillages or breakages. Any repairs if necessary, will be deducted from the deposit fund & or if additional costs through damage are incurred this will be chargeable, otherwise the damage deposit is fully refunded. We shall check prior to arrival & after departure.

Please care & respect the Lodge returning as clean as when handed to you taking special care regarding spillage on carpets & damage.

SECURITY
When leaving on every occasion please ensure the Lounge bay curtains are drawn (and or all curtains), front door double locked (Yale & Chubb) & on final departure, keys replaced into the Porch Safe Deposit Box ensuring the code is scrambled to jumble up numbers. We will not be responsible for loss under any circumstances but offer this advise to ensure security. So far we have never had any loss since ownership in 1990 and we ask for your help, to ensure it remains this way. Failure to Double lock will mean you are fully responsible for any loss. Please note we accept no responsibility for loss of any goods whilst staying at the Lodge.

CANCELLATION
Full refunds offered providing six weeks written notice is received prior to arrival.
50% returned providing three weeks written notice is given.
After three weeks no refund will be possible.
However once cancelled we will do our best to remarket and if a booking is received we shall gladly refund for the period booked by other guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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