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An ideal holiday cottage for a family who are looking for a country retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom apartment with sofa bed sleep 4 in the outskirts of a Wealden village

Delightful single storey cottage, attached to a converted coach house, with a large garden which backs on to farmland and orchards in the outskirts of a Wealden village.

Having recently been completely renovated with a large comfortable open plan lounge/dining room, a well fitted kitchen, bathroom with w/c, basin and bath with shower facilities. A large double bedroom and another bedroom with 2 single beds and a sofa bed in the lounge.

An ideal holiday cottage for a family who are looking for a country retreat, to explore the local countryside.

The South East England region

Kent is known as 'The Garden of England' with its winding lanes past lavender fields, orchards, vineyards and oast houses.

Be enriched by England's oldest county, alive with its exciting past: visiting Canterbury with Chaucer's pilgrims and Rochester with Dickens, following the maritime adventures that have shaped Kent from Roman invasion to World War II. Quintessential England. But also bang up to date with leading-edge galleries and theatre, Michelin-starred dining and entertaining nightlife giving you so many things to do.

Some outstanding attractions within a few miles include the National Trust properties of Sissinghurst Castle with its renowned gardens, Bodiam Castle, the nearby Scotney Castle and the ruins of Bayham Abbey. Slightly further are the Batemans (one time home of Rudyard Kipling), Ightham Moat, Penshurst Place and Great Dixter. The nearest seaside resort is Hasting with the smugglers town of Rye within 40 minutes and the Spa town of Tunbridge Wells is 12 miles to the West offering excellent shops and restaurants, a cinema and bowling alley.

There is sailing, wind surfing, fly-fishing and walking at Bewl Water reservoir, for children Drusillas Country Park, Runaround (Tunbridge Wells), Hop Farm offering children's activities, Rare Breeds Centre, and three Steam railways including the Spa Valley Railway (from Tunbridge Wells).


The village of Marden is eight miles (13km) from the county town of Maidstone. The parish church was built at the end of the 12th century. Marden is in the middle of the rich farmland of the weald, and has many orchards, oast houses and period buildings surrounding the village.

The rural village has a few shops and amenities including, hairdressers, barbers, general stores, post office, country pubs, butchers, chemist, bakery, several restaurants and take-aways. You are also able to explore other surrounding villages like Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Headcorn, Biddenden, where you can find antique shops, tea and cake shops etc.

The Mainline station is only 7 minutes walk. London is only 50 mins away, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Canterbury are only few stops on the train, if you require retail therapy and to visit theatre land.

Catch the Eurostar at Ashford for a day trip to France.

Local attractions:

Bedgebury Forest with award winning walking, riding and mountain biking. Bewl Water largest lake in the region for walks, boating, sailing, fishing and mountain biking. Multiple National Trust castles and stately homes, Leeds Castle Henry VIII's favourite castle and thought by many to be the most beautiful in the world.

For shopping, Ashford Designer Outlet and Bluewater Shopping Centre are within 30 mins drive. One of Britain’s finest beaches, Camber Sands 30 mins drive away which next to historic medieval port of Rye which makes a great little day trip. Numerous excellent gastro-pubs and a reasonably priced Michelin Star restaurant. Local vineyards for tours and tastings.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018


Marden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Second room - 2 twin/ single , Second bedroom
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed in livingroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot available on request (bring your own linen for cot)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 3 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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An ideal holiday cottage for a family who are looking for a country retreat
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Complete, clean and good!

  • 4 of 5

Very Nice! What more is there to tell, the property was clean and complete, we stayed there with a family of 5, almost grown ups. The cottage was nice and warm, everything promised in the add on HomeAway proofed to be right. We will certainly come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely time in Kent with the hatchlings

  • 4 of 5

We've had a lovely time at the Moleside cottage. The owners did everything they possibly could to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The cottage is situated near 2 local supermarkets, a lovely pub and so many outings to choose from the week flew by! From Marden it's an hours drive to the coast, Hastings, Rye, a little more then an hour to Cantertbury and London, loads of options!

Great cottage for families with kids, our 3 boys loved the garden and the chickens.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
West End Tavern
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Staplehurst Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Kilometres
Marden Tandoori
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Sidcup (dry slope)
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $48.79
Refundable damage deposit $69.7

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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