ROMANTIC COTTAGE IN THE HEART OF THE KENT COUNTRYSIDE This stylishly furnished grade 2 listed property set in the owners grounds is approached via winding country lanes. The property overlooks a large pond with open fields beyond and is the ideal property for those looking to get away from it all. Set on the outskirts of this charming Kentish weavers village with many buildings dating back to the 4th century. Stroll around Smardens streets and enjoy the historic charm and timelessness or venture further afield and visit Leeds and Bodiam Castles the stunning gardens at Sissinghurst along with the castle or enjoy a ride on the Kent & East Sussex steam railway. For shopping head to Tenterden or Tunbridge Wells. The lovely seaside resorts of Rye Dungeoness Cambersands and Hastings are close by. The accommodation offers ONE bedroom accessed via low door: double. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC on the ground floor. Kitchen: with electric oven and gas hob dishwasher fridge freezer and microwave. Lounge/diner: with TV/DVD. Outside: patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: off-road parking. Bed linen towels electric central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. (Please note: There is a log fire at the property available for use subject to chimney sweeps. Please enquire on arrival and request initial bundle of logs and kindling.) Location: beach 19 miles shop and pub within walking distance. Arrival: 3pm.
I'll try to keep it short: You should definitely consider staying at Little Hegg Hill if…
‒ you love a neat and charming cottage that’s perfectly fitted for two, offers a comfortable bed (in my eyes an absolute must that you won’t find in every accommodation) and a stone terrace where you can sit and drink a cup of tea or a glass of wine under a large tree watching the wildlife in the adjacent pond
‒ you travel by car (a must!) and want to spend your holidays mostly in beautiful Kent and East Sussex (we recommend visiting Sissinghurst castle, the town of Rye and the beach at Dungeness) but would also like the opportunity to hop on a train (Headcorn station, the car-ride takes about 10 minutes) to London and be there (@Charing Cross station) within the hour
‒ you enjoy some local shopping at vintage stores (make sure to check out the one in Smarden), book stores (Tenterden) and maybe even grocery stores (Headcorn or Tenterden, we recommend Waitrose at Tenterden)
‒ you don’t want to cook every day but want to grab a bite to eat and a pint to drink in a local pub within walking distance (The Smarden Bell) or order in some food (try Krishna Indian Restaurant at Headcorn).
side note: If you do want to cook you’ll be glad to know that the kitchen is well-equipped (toaster, espresso machine, refrigerator, gas stove, oven, …). If you want to do laundry though (But who does? You’re on holiday!) you have to ask Bryan who is happy to do it. Which leads me to my last point…
‒ you are looking for a warm and welcoming host that lives right on the premises (which is really convenient if you need to borrow a can opener because you don’t know how to work the one you brought along…), offers a lot of useful tips and is just an all-around nice and caring person. Big shout-out to Bryan who made our stay such a joy, so fun and so memorable and who made us feel more like good acquaintances rather than paying guests that had to leave after a week.
If you hadn’t guessed it already: We loved our summer stay at Little Hegg Hill and if we ever want to visit Kent or East Sussex again we will definitely stay there again! Maybe next time we’ll come in the winter so we can use the fireplace...
Ashford (10mls W), Kent