These stylishly renovated, adjoining holiday barns (refs PPPC and PNNF) lie on the edge of a very pretty village on the River Medway set in a conservation area. From Church Barn La Grande’s garden, you can see the church and rooftop views of the village and also glimpses of the river. Originally built in 1890, they retain many beams and a superb vaulted ceiling, yet achieve a modern, sleek interior. Explore the towpath or walk The Pilgrims’ Way, visit Kits Coty House, the Medway Megaliths and Aylesford Priory. Maidstone, 2 miles, offers good shops and nightlife. Leeds Castle and the Museum of Kent Life are a short drive. Bluewater is 20 minutes by car, and there are good train links to London and Rochester. Local shop, public house and Hengist restaurant (award winning) just 150 yards away.