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Charming cottage in a hidden location amidst the Kent countryside.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Delightful cottage forming part of a Wealden farmstead beside a village green.

This quintessential village green, locally known as The Forstal, with its cricket pitch, secluded pond, surrounded by beautiful houses, where the renowned author H.E. Bates wrote 'The Darling Buds of May' and many other novels. In the words of Pop Larkin it is 'perfick'.

Our Granary has recently been refurbished while retaining its rustic appeal with exposed timbers, oak and pine doors, ragstone walls and cosy furnishings. The downstairs room is open plan with a well equipped kitchen and living/dining area. There is a double sofa bed in the living room. Glazed doors lead out to a flagstone terrace overlooking a BBQ and sitting area.

The upper floor is accessed via a spiral staircase leading to a spacious main bedroom with a king size bed, fitted cupboards and a dressing table. There are wonderful views over the typical English garden. Adjacent is a separate shower room with facilities.

If tranquility is what you seek then this is your location.

No smoking.

More Details

Netta Hotchkiss
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for two wonderful weeks. Your hospitality is something special, the garden is very beautiful and the house was perfect (even for 4).

We hope we will be able to come back with better English.
Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Ashford International High Speed train to London
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: necessary

The Granary is set within the confines of a Wealden farmstead, which provides a wonderful backdrop for those who enjoy peace and quiet, fresh air and exercise. Just a few minutes drive away is the bustling market town of Ashford with all local amenities. The cathedral city of Canterbury with its wonderful selection of designer and high street shops is only a little further away. Other local attractions include Leeds Castle, the historic city of Rochester as well as many seaside resorts and animal parks. Further afield the Javelin train can whisk you to London in just 38 minutes. Or why not take a day trip to Paris or Bruges on the Eurostar? You are spoiled for dining out in this area with its plethora of good restaurants, bistros and gastro pubs.


Little Chart Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming cottage in a hidden location amidst the Kent countryside.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 32 reviews
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Idyllic country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to stay in the kent countryside. Great hosts, lovely Granery with all mod cons. We would highly recommend this property (as long as you don't book when we want to stay there!!!)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you to stay and look forward to meeting you again ihe future.
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Five Stars

  • 5 of 5


We have never rented a cottage before and we found it to be as charming as it was listed. Clean, close to everything yet private, we would not hesitate to rent it out again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and we look forward to meeting you again at a future date.
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Gorgeous Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this little cottage during the summer half-term. It did not disappoint! Set in a quiet location within easy reach of the attractions in Kent and with footpaths close by, we had a very relaxing week. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming; the cottage was very clean, comfortable, and well equipped with lovely views over the garden; and the fresh flowers and provisions were a lovely personal touch. We could have made more use of the extensive grounds and patio if the weather had been more seasonal, but such is the unpredictability of an English summer! We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is always so pleasing to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay.
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Fantastic cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the cottage. Bob and Netta were fantastic, really looked after us well. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, we always aim to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.
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A beautiful, cozy, comfortable cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of two adults and two seven-year-olds loved the cottage! Bob and Netta were kind, generous, thoughtful hosts who went out of their way to provide privacy and enjoyment for us. The boys enjoyed the pool throughout our stay, and we all appreciated the gardens and idyllic setting. We enjoyed pub meals in Pluckley and many beautiful walks on the North Downs Way. The cottage was well supplied and designed, and our hosts were very helpful with information and advice. We highly recommend this beautiful cottage for anything from a romantic getaway to a family vacation. Exquisite!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and welcoming hosts

  • 5 of 5

What a terrific time we had staying in The Granary at Forstal Farmhouse. The accommodation was so nice. It was quiet and seemed so far from everywhere, but road and rail transportation was close at hand. We toured all around south eastern Kent and were never more than about an hour from home. Netta and Bob were fabulous hosts and made us feel welcome from start to finish. It really is a stunning location and I'm sure we'll be back for another visit on our next trip to England.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking conditions
We ask for £100 deposit on booking with balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.
If you are unable to send a Sterling pound cheque, then an electronic Sterling transfer from your Bank can be made to our Bank Account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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