|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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
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5* Review on TripAdvisor for Dairy Cottage - Kent
Left on Nov 29, 2016 for a stay in Nov 2016
I've Just had the pleasure of spending a month at The Hamptons Farmhouse complex. Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic ! initial contact was amazing considering I had emailed at 10pm, this was then backed up upon my arrival when I met Katie and Andy (great hosts) The property is only 12 months old and is perfectly equipped for a weeks stay or as I encountered the complete month. The area is stunning and i would not hesitate to recommend to families with teenagers or toddlers. The whole site is filled with activities for all ages of children with safety in mind. I would also strongly recommend this to anyone who requires accommodation whilst working away/in between house moves and visiting family. You will not be disappointed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
My family and I were very impressed with the high standard of accommodation and service we received through Child Friendly Holidays. Dairy cottage is very tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need. The scenery is breath-taking and there are lots of fun activities for the children. The hosts Andy and Kate are also very helpful in giving advice about the area. We would not hesitate in recommending Child Friendly holidays.
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.