|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This luxury 2 bed converted stable overlooks the gardens, open fields and the old three-bay-barn (used in former times for the hop harvest). The cottage has been refurbished to very high standards. The main bedroom has a wrought iron double bed with sumptuous pocket-sprung mattress. The single bed room has the additional hay-loft with a further two mattresses for those who don't mind climbing up. The granite topped kitchen has everything you need and the TV has an integral DVD. We have free super-fast WiFi.
Step outside to your own patio area under the huge willow tree and eat al-fresco overlooking the rolling Kent countryside.
The grounds have everything for a fun, romantic or relaxing break. Play tennis, boat on the pond, take the zip wire from the climbing frame; explore the bridal paths and walkways through orchards and strawberry fields to the fabulous local pubs.
Hamptons Farmhouse is located in the beautifully rural area between the villages of Plaxtol and West Peckham, close to Sevenoaks and Tonbridge in Kent, the Garden of England. Amazingly quiet and peaceful, set in 9 acres of land, all that can be seen is rolling countryside, yet we are just 32 miles from the centre of London with all its theatres, tourist attractions, shopping and cultural activities.
The four holiday lets include 'Stable Cottage', 'Willow Cottage' 'Dairy Cottage' and 'Little Apple Barn' all of which are beautiful conversions, finished to a very high standard and all benefit from the outstanding location and facilities of Hamptons Farmhouse.
On our 9 Acre site there is so much to do: past the cottages unfolds the beautiful gardens with duck pond on which you can paddle around on the row boat. Or play open air table tennis under the shelter of the barn; take afternoon tea on the lawns or if you feel more energetic play croquet or even tennis in the all weather courts.
The Hamptons Farmhouse site is very child-friendly, it is safe and secure (including the water areas) but is filled with adventure and excitement. The ‘Fort’ is a camouflaged climbing frame with swings, monkey bars, climbing wall and 40m zip wire. By the giant redwood tree, on which swings and trapeze hang, is the massive 17’ x 12’ super bouncy Jump King trampoline. The genuine gypsy caravan is a cosy place to chill out for children and adults alike. Secret dens, seven dwarf's woodland playhouse, climbing trees, treehouse in the woods, sandpits, toddler areas and playground and farmhouse animals add to the overall blissful experience.
For adults, there are so many areas of the gardens and land where you can sit and read; listen to birdsong or simply wander around. Local walks abound, one passes by the edge of our land and leads you through orchards to wonderful local pubs such as the Kentish Rifleman or 20 mins rural walk in the other direction to the Swan on the Green pub restaurant with its own microbrewery for those who like to try local ales. WiFi is super fast as we have a fibre line into the property. You should get speeds of 20-200Mbs.
The four holiday homes, Stable Cottage, Willow Cottage, Dairy Cottage and the Little Apple Barn at Hamptons Farmhouse are the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives but an easy journey to London just over an hour away and only 35 mins from Sevenoaks to Charring Cross. From there the London Eye, Theatre land, Covent Garden, Leicester Sq and West End and other tourist attractions are in easy striking distance for an evening or day out.
We have our hands full with five children including twins!
(The photo is when we were a bit younger!)
Katie & Andy Tanswell purchased this cottage in 2010
We know what kids and parents like. The beautiful grounds are filled with activities and things to do and explore, or places to rest and relax. With 9 acres of land we can spread out. Tree house in the woods. Gypsy caravan with a camp fire. Trampoline and zip-wire. Sand pit, slides and swings (we have 13 at the last count). Animals to pet. Croquet lawn. BBQ. Table tennis. Ponds with boats. To answer the question: why this property: the answer is because it has everything you need to enjoy being here. WiFi is superfast Fibre with 20-200MBps
Stable Cottage, Little Apple Barn, Dairy Cottage and Willow Cottage at Hamptons Farmhouse are the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life but it is an easy journey to London and only 35 mins from Sevenoaks to Charring Cross by train. From there the London Eye, Theatre land, Covent Garden, Leicester Sq and West End and other tourist attractions are in easy striking distance.
You really don’t have to leave our site but Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks are 15 mins drive away, with Tonbridge closer still, and each have shopping, swimming pools and an abundance of restaurants.
Larkfield swimming leisure centre has wave machines water cannons water slides, whirlpool with plug plunge and a 25m pool for swimmers as well as animal themed toddler pools is 9 miles away.
Hop Farm Family Park, with Giant Jumping Pillows, Magic Castle, Funfair rides, Animal Village, Indoor Soft Play, Outdoor adventure play area and ‘4D’ cinema is just 7 miles away.
Kent Life is a 28 acre, premier heritage farm attraction that encompasses a wonderful farmyard with a family of friendly animals ranging from donkeys, horses and ferrets to piglets, goats and lambs, many of whom are reared on site. 13 miles.
Bewl Water is a fabulous outdoor centre and lake with aqua orb hydro balls, kids fishing , model boats, mini golf, cycling, sailing, regattas, dragon boat races, food and craft festivals and much more throughout the year.17 miles
Kent has 42 beaches of its own but the closest ones to Hamptons Farmhouse are in East Sussex at Hastings, Pevensey, Camber Sands, Bexhill and Eastbourne which are about an hour or so away depending on where you end up.36 miles
For those who like shopping there is Bluewater, one of the largest shopping arenas in Europe with over 330 stores and restaurants plus three leisure villages
Golfers have a huge local choice with 6 courses within 3 to 9 miles including Knowl Park and Kings Hill
We are just 1 hour away from the Channel Tunnel
A warm and friendly greeting on arrival, Christmas tree in cottage still being decorated as we arrived a little early. A really nice touch. Chocolates and bottle of wine also. An ideal location for touring around Kent and had Christmas Dinner at the Leicester Arms in Penshurst, an old English pub, what a day! Andy and Kate are very friendly and helpful people. The cottage has everything and very warm with excellent heating system and comfortable bed. Thanks for the stay it was most enjoyable and to feed the little Robin and Black bird at the door when it was -5 degrees C was great. Thanks for everything.
We, a Dutch family with two kids (10 & 7) spend a wonderful week in Willow Cottage. We received a very nice welcome on arrival, including a welcome package with diffent foods and fruit. Andy and Katie are good hosts.
The pictures give a good idea of what you can expect.
The cottage was very clean and cosy. We choose this cottage but next time we'll pick one of the other cottages with real beds instead of the sofabed.
The surroundings are really pretty. There are several hiking paths directly from the property. We enjoyed the views! Our kids especially liked all the play areas Andy and Katie made for kids to play.
We have made several trips to London, during our stay. We took the train from Borough Green station (ca 15 min drive) and within 45 min we were in the middle of London at Victoria Station. With the travelcard which we bought on the station we were able to use the busses as well as the underground. Worked really well. Our kids travelled for £1 each by train, the subs were free for them.
We would definately stay here again and recommend it to you!
We had already stayed at one of Andy and Katie's French properties which we very much enjoyed. We were not disappointed when we stayed at the Kent property. The cottages are within a fully modernised stable building which retains the charm of the country setting but is modern and very comfortable. Andy and Katie are awesome hosts providing all you need for your stay including great information packs with information on things to do around the area. Our children (who vary in age from 7 to 17) enjoyed exploring the property and watching Andy try and catch moles! Thanks for a wonderful stay we will be back.
Warm comfortable cottage.Ample room for a family ,with small loft area for a couple of children within one of the bedrooms. Always nice to have a welcome pack especially if you are late arriving. The owners are helpful and friendly and welcome children .They have 5 of their own and understand the needs of small children and that is why they have plenty of outdoor activities for them
An absolutely wonderful experience. Having 2 small children we could not have asked for more. despite the cold british weather we still enjoyed the grounds. i couldn't believe the attention to detail. the little wendy house was well equipped for my little ones to keep them occupied all morning. then came the zip wire - they couldn't keep away. so many activities to make them happy. everything was in such good condition.
The cottage was perfect - including a full equipped kitchen with cast iron pans! Beautifully furnished and personal touches including roses! convienently provided with essentials - a kind gesture appreciated by all members of our family.
the hosts - lost for words.... a lovely couple who were most helpful. Andy and Katie made our holiday one to remember and we cant wait to return in the summer. in fact we dont want to leave! such good value.
the Christmas lights were a bonus which andy and katie put up early for our little ones, and indeed did light up there eyes! made it more beautiful than it already was. magical!
the amenities were so convenient. everything was provided and more. would definitely recommend this to everyone.
a hearty thank you to Andy & Katie... see u soon
Fijn verblijf. Cottage is schoon, gezellig aangekleed en voorzien van hetgeen nodig is. Groot is het niet (2 vol.+ 2 kleine kinderen), maar wij hebben niets gemist. Wij hebben bovendien het grootste gedeelte van de tijd buiten doorgebracht. Voor kinderen is er heel veel ruimte en zijn er veel speeltoestellen en mogelijkheden. Er zijn diverse zithoekjes in de grote tuin met prachtig uitzicht op de omgeving. De cottage ligt behoorlijk afgelegen. Uiteraard is er altijd een pub in de buurt, maar dat is dan ook het enige op loopafstand (20 min). Voordeel is dat je volledige rust hebt.
Wir haben eine wunderschöne Oktoberwoche in Stable Cottage verbracht. Das Haus ist liebevoll mit allem, was man so braucht, ausgestattet und auch an kühleren Herbsttagen schön warm. Wir haben die Aussicht auf den weitläufigen Garten genossen, die vielen Ausflugsmöglichkeiten in der Umgebung und die Nähe zu London. Das Highlight für unsere Kinder (9 u. 12 Jahre) war das kleine Boot auf dem Teich, aber auch der Tennisplatz, das große Fußballtor und das Crocketspiel wurden genutzt. Ganz herzlichen Dank an Katie + Andy für einen sehr schönen Urlaub!
We have a detailed Information Pack on local attractions, activities, outings etc which we can make available through DropBox. We are very happy to send this to you in advance of you booking.