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Beautiful Rural 9 Acre Child Friendly Retreat. Just 32 Miles From London. - ***** Dairy Cottage *****

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



***** Dairy Cottage *****

This luxury 1 1/2 bed converted dairy overlooks the gardens, games fields and the ancient Wellingtonia (Giant Redwood) as well as the courtyard. The cottage has been refurbished to very high standards. The main bedroom has a wooden double bed with sumptuous pocket-sprung mattress. The 'hay-loft' bedroom space with a further two mattresses is fabulous and looks down onto the main double bed. With its own 'secret spaces' this is a big hit with kids and adults alike that don't mind climbing up. The granite topped kitchen has everything you need and the TV has an integral DVD.

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; have a camp fire; play in the tree-house; explore the bridal paths and walkways through orchards and strawberry fields to the fabulous local pubs.

Dairy Cottage is a perfect base to explore the South East of England or simply enjoy all the facilities we have here.

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About the property

***** Hamptons Farmhouse *****

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.

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Katie & Andy Tanswell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Katie & Andy Tanswell

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

Why Katie & Andy Tanswell chose Kent

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

What makes this cottage unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Relaxation and relaxation in a great environment.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5* Review on TripAdvisor for Dairy Cottage

We had a great and relaxing week in the middle of the beautiful green hills of Kent. The property is very spacious and offers peace for the parents and a lot of play for the children. Our Boys (9 and 7) mainly loved the big meadow with the football nets, the trampoline, the tree house and the small pond with the boat. There are also great excursions, in about an hour you can be in London, by the sea or in Canterbury. The apartment is very nice and fully equipped. For Children, the sleeping place on the gallery is an experience. The owners are very friendly and warm.
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West Peckham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Underfloor heating for extra comfort
  • With underfloor heating
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Hay-loft up a 2.2m ladder into its own wonderful space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Overlooked by the occupants of the hay-loft
  • Dairy Cottage is a converted dairy and access to the Master bedroom is from the main living room. Go through this room to get to the bathroom. The main bedroom with its pocket sprung bed has a ladder to access the hay-loft. The hay loft beds are great fun and ideal for older kids and teenagers. The hay loft is a good 2.1m high and accessed by a ladder. There is a small protective barrier but if you want to be super safe, its not for young kids.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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***** Dairy Cottage *****
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Relaxing and great for kids

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fun and relaxing week here.

There is lots for kids on site - swings, sandpits, toys, play areas - and it is really safe. Our two are aged 4 and 2. Katie and Andy were very kind, welcoming and helpful.

The house is really well situated for exploring the High Weald and Kent Downs. We loved Bodiam Castle and Standen and just generally being in some great countryside.

The cottage we stayed in was clean and well furnished. The only word of caution is regarding the second bedroom which is in the eaves up a ladder - ok for our 4 year old but not for the younger one. We knew this before arriving. It was not a problem though and our boy loved going up the ladder pretending to be a fireman!!

Thanks to Andy and Katie. Really recommended.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed staying here and visiting this beautiful part of Kent.
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A Perfect English Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 3 (our son is 5years olds). This is the 3rd year we have been to Hamptons Farm for Easter. Katie and Andy are great hosts as is their whole family. Our sone gets on particularly well with theirs! We will definitely come again next year! There is so much to explore int he surrounds it doesn't get even a little bit boring. We have stayed in Little Apple Barn and Dairy Cottage and cannot decide which is better - both too good! We love having friends come and visit and we walk to the local pub. We had a bonfire evening one night and we are planning a BBQ before we leave. It's a must come.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Dairy Cottage is set in a large estate with every convenience available. The great advantage is it is central to the exploration of houses/castles and gardens - many, at most, half an hour's drive away. The facilities are first class, Wifi is excellent, the play areas for children are delightful, and shopping is only a short drive away. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome getaway for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

Dairy Cottage is my favourite cottage of all the Hampton Farm cottages. I love coming here and I had a great time with my daughters. The cottage is well equipped and very cosy. The girls loved the loft. We had plenty to do and Hamptons Farm caters for everything. It is a real adventure for children and we had fun playing tennis, going on beautiful walks and we always had something to do. The scenery at the Farm is fantastic and Andy & Katy really have created a wonderful getaway resort for families. I highly recommend this venue to all families or couples who are looking for a pleasurable, entertaining and restful place to holiday. It really is worth it. Thank you Andy & Katy, you really haven't missed anything here.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dairy Cottage ein Traum

  • 5 of 5

Dairy Cottage war super, vorallem die Kinder liebten das Bett mit der Leiter. Es ist unglaublich gemütlich und gut ausgestattet. Katie und Andy waren extrem hilfsbereit und freundlich. Wir wurden sehr herzlich begrüßt.

Es gibt überall etwas zu entdecken und alles ist wunderschön und liebevoll gestaltet. Die Kinder haben jede Menge Spaß und können sich überall frei bewegen. Wir waren überwältigt von der Atmosphäre, der Ruhe, der Schönheit der Landschaft und der Freundlichkeit der Menschen. Könnten wir mehr Punkte verteilen, würden wir es sofort tun. Eine Reise mit Kindern zur Hamptons Farm ist absolut empfehlenswert.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tolles cottage und Gelände für familien.Traumhaft!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben eine wunderschöne zeit hier im diary cottage. das cottage ist bestens ausgetattet und mit liebe zum detail eingerichtet! superschön. das gelände ist unbeschreiblich riesig. an jeder ecke sitzgelegenheiten und spielecken. alles darf ganz frei genutzt werden. die vermieter sind sehr hilfsbereit und äußerst freundlich mit willkommensüberraschung und blumen usw. wir werden wiederkommen! unsere 2 jungs im alter von 11 und 14 lieben es hier . es ist also nicht nur für kleine kinder. die lage ist auch perfekt (nicht weit zur fähre und auch problemlos zb. nach london zu kommen mit dem zug).

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32.5 Miles
Gatwick - 43 mins
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Kentish Rifleman
Nearest Ferry
46.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Pout Wood
Nearest Train
5.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5.2 Miles
M26 Junction 2a
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
Swan on the Green -
Nearest Beach
36.7 Miles
Hastings - to Camber
Car: necessary

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.


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