About the property
- House3000 sqft
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and lots of indoor/outdoor living space for 10
Ideal for families and friends who wish to spend time together in comfortable, relaxing surroundings, Barnfield House is a light-filled, warm and well equipped family home on the edge of Hawkhurst village, with stunning countryside views from most rooms, and plenty of space for up to 10 guests. Our stylish home has hosted multi-generation family gatherings, guests celebrating significant birthdays, and friends' reunions. The youngest guest was a few months old, our oldest close to 90!
Accommodation is spread over three floors, with the ground floor devoted to generous living areas, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the 1st floor, and a 4th bathroom and landing library on the 2nd floor. The living areas – large drawing room, sitting/TV room, study, and dining hall (with table for 10) – are full of Asian antiques and artefacts, handsome furniture and comfy sofas. The kitchen is equipped for people who love to cook, and has an eight-seater farmhouse table for family meals overlooking the apple orchard. From the dining hall, bi-fold doors open onto a large deck with wisteria-covered pergola and 10-seater teak table. The views from here are magnificent, with lawns sloping towards farmland beyond the boundary, and a large unfenced pond. By the kitchen is another patio for BBQs and alfresco dining.
Hawkhurst called the 'crossroads for the Weald'; It's the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of Kent and Sussex that keep families of all ages well entertained. Countryside drives reveal picturesque villages and pubs, including the Oak & Ivy Inn, famous gathering place for the infamous 18th century Hawkhurst smugglers. In addition to the famous National Trust and English Heritage historic castles, houses and gardens that attract many visitors to the area (Sissinghurst Gardens and the gardens of Great Dixter shouldn't be missed), there are many other experiences to consider, such as the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, Smugglers Adventure at Hastings, Hever Castle (home to Henry VIII's Ann Boleyn), and myriad museums covering everything from musical instruments to vintage cars, 1066 battlefields to 18th century smugglers. After all this activity, guests love returning to the comfort of Barnfield House. This 1938 home – made of Canadian cedar from its floorboards to roof shingles – has its own history: the large pond in the garden is thought to be the remains of an iron ore site from the middle ages.
On this site we can give quotes for 3-night or 7-night stays. If you wish to stay for a different number of nights, please enquire for rates.
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Beautiful location, fantastic house
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barnfield house. The house itself was lovely and just the right size. The surrounding area is lovely and great with kids. Thank you so much, really relaxing break.
Christmas with the family
Barnfield House is a lovely, spacious house set in wonderful grounds. There is plenty of parking.
The kitchen is well-equipped, suitable for those who like to cook - we were easily able to cook Christmas dinner for 8. The bedrooms were all comfortable; the master bedroom with the 4-poster bed, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom is particularly grand.
Good quality travel cot and highchair were supplied.
The hosts were very helpful and attentive.
Thank you for your lovely review Mark. It was a pleasure welcoming your family for Christmas and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay. The kitchen is indeed a magnet for keen cooks; the collection of cookery books has now grown to 40!
I hope we can welcome you back again in the future – you would all be most welcome!
A holiday to remember
A family party of eight, aged 38 - 92 all had a wonderful time at Barnfield House. We all enjoyed meal times gathered around the large kitchen table in the very well equipped kitchen and spent the day after arrival relaxing in the sunshine and exploring the large garden. The choices of lounges meant that you could watch TV or just relax and chat about where we had visited that day. Barnfield House is a very homely and comfortable place to stay and we all agree we will visit it again.
My family and I, 7 adults and 3 children had a truly amazing holiday in this beautiful house. Penny is a wonderful host before, during and after our stay. A great communicator. From the moment we stepped through the front door we were made to feel home from home. Everything was there to make our retreat perfect. The weather was kind to us so we had fun in the garden with its large table and chairs and great BBQ equipment. The children loved playing with the ball games especially the badminton equipment. Highly recommended!
A home from home
A beautiful home and equally beautiful grounds (complete with bunnies!) - you don't feel you are staying in a holiday rental. We had a wonderful family Easter break. Would certainly book Barnfield House again.
Superb property with amazing facilities!
We had the most wonderful trip to this beautiful home in Hawkhurst and from beginning to end it was an absolute pleasure to organise everything due to the owners fast responses and efficiency.
This home is in a beautiful part of England with lots to do near by for all age groups.Our party of 6(from ages 7 yo to 70) visited castles(Sissinghurst,Leeds,Bodiam),beautiful towns and cities(Rye,Hastings,London,Tunbridge Wells) and amazing National Trust properties.However the most fun had on our trip to England during the mid term break was in this very comfortable house and 2 acre garden-every day the children climbed trees,played hide and seek and chasing and rolled down the hill for hours on end,and thanks to the owners helpful advice on local markets and the superbly equipped kitchen,the adults enjoyed preparing some great meals.After lots of action packed days we all enjoyed relaxing in the large,cosy sitting rooms.The house was huge,obviously well loved by its owners and extremely comfortable with large bedrooms and lots of bathrooms,in addition it had the most beautiful views.The owner is very obviously an expert homemaker!
We all had the most relaxing,enjoyable week there and would definitely go back to this house and this part of the UK.
Located on the edge of Hawkhurst village on the Kent/Sussex border, our five-bedroom family home offers the perfect setting for exploring the Weald of Kent and southeast England. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as the far-reaching views from the house indicate, with public footpaths through farms, orchards and woodland. There's a wealth of attractions in the area for wonderful family outings, including National Trust and English Heritage properties, historic houses, heritage castles, and gardens – e.g. Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter, Batemans, Smallhythe Place. The historic towns of Cranbrook, Battle and Tunbridge Wells are a short drive away, as are the coastal towns of Rye and Hastings and the beach at Camber Sands. Outdoor activities including sailing and windsurfing at Bewl Reservoir, wakeboarding and kite surfing at Camber Sands, mountain biking and horseriding in Bedgebury, and golf (there's a golf course five minutes' walk from the house). You also have the pick of some wonderful local pubs and eateries, including Michelin-starred restaurants, and several award-winning vinyards.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover day is typically a Friday or Saturday in peak season and Friday/Monday off peak. We can be flexible, so please do enquire. We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival together with a returnable security deposit of £250 to cover damages or any extra cleaning required. If you choose to pay via HomeAway (instead of by direct bank transfer), we will deduct their payment handling fees (approx 3%) from the security deposit to ensure the full rental is paid. Arrival time is from 4pm and departure is by 10am