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Jill

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, Dutch (evenings)

5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside - The Oak Barn

19 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Benenden Barn Rental Photos and Description

5 Star Luxury Accomodation in peaceful setting

Waters End sits in the fabulous countryside of ‘The Garden of England’ surrounded by all the lovely things to see and do in both Kent and Sussex. We are a short drive from Leeds, Scotney, Bodiam,Tonbridge and Dover Castle, Knole, Chartwell, Hever Castle and Batemans. Gardens are Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Pashley Manor, Marle Place, Groombridge, Igtham Mote and the orchards of Brogdale. For history the Cinque ports, Canterbury cathedral, historic Chatham Dockyards and Battle of Hastings in1066. Lovely towns and villages, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Rye, dotted in between are Oast Houses, Windmills and Hop gardens, in amongst those are many Golf Clubs such as Chart Hills and Dale Hill. For the younger Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Camber Sands, Dymchurch and Tenterden Railway. There are also Churches,Museums and activities such as Cycling & walking at Bewl Water and Bedgebury. With many other joys to be had, fine food,beer and wine, lovely country Inns & three Michelin * restaurants.

Details for The Oak Barn 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

A lovely weather boarded barn conversion accessed by own private drive, stands in 43 acres of lovely Kent countryside. Free standing,enter to hall,travetine tiled floor with underfloor heating, fuelled by ground source heat throughout the property. Door left leads to first big double bedroom with emperor sized bed (over 2.1 metres wide X 2.1 metres long!) , en-suite shower, roll top bath, toilet and washbasin. Door on the right from hall takes you to another good sized bedroom with another very comfortable superking sized vi-spring bed (can be twin if required), This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, roll top bath, toilet and washbasin. There is also a separate cloakroom on this floor. A winding oak stairs takes you down to a lounge/diner equally well furnished with a large farmhouse dining table comfortable seating log burning fire and french windows to terrace.Through the door leads to a natural wood smallbone kitchen with oak surfaces.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Jill (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Dutch (evenings)

About Jill

I'm the luckiest person to live and work here and am never going to get to the bottom of the list of things we want to do here. There's another pond to go in, more flagstone and all you lovely guests to meet from all over the world.

When we opened to guests four years ago I had no idea that it would be so enjoyable, it's a pleasure to be here and I hope it is for you.

Jill purchased this barn in 1988

Why Jill chose Kent

We loved this area of England and spent 2 years looking for suitable land to buy, then spent ten years trying for planning permission and finally got it. We wanted to build in the true style of Kent and we hope you will approve of the results

What makes this barn unique

Our farm stands within a truly delightful 43 acres of beautiful quiet contryside with georgous view. We have two lakes of 12 acres to stroll around and over the last ten years we have planted 12,000 native broadleaf trees with walk ways through.

This all creates the perfect place to just chill out or explore the delights of south east England

Guestbook comments from the owner

HI Jill& Maurice, Here we are back in Australia, after a wonderful tour of the uk, we loved every minute of our journey.



many thanks for your hospitality and your delightful!! cottage accommodation, we enjoyed it very much.



BEST WISHES CHEERS SUZIE & RICHARD N
Sep 2013
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Reviews

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based on 19 traveler reviews

The Oak Barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Superb!

  • 5 of 5

We've had a lovely stay at Waters End B&B. Everything mentioned by all the others is true: if we could rate 6***, we would. Jill made a warm welcome, the house is great and the views and surroundings are splendid. We will most certainly stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A stunning and very comfortable property.

  • 5 of 5

As we searched for a holiday property in Kent we came across Waters End - it was perfectly situated for where we wanted to be and the photos conveyed the quality of the property - there was nothing else to match it in the search! When we arrived we were welcomed with a delicious homemade tea and bread. The property is very well equipped and the quality of all furnishings, kitchen equipment, bed linen etc was excellent. We cooked a lot so it was a bonus to have such good equipment in the kitchen. The property was very clean and well maintained. We felt very welcomed by Jill - the comments on her website reflected her friendliness, even before we arrived! The space outside the French windows was wonderful for our boys to play and run in and being able to walk down to the lakes was a lovely way to end the day. We also enjoyed the company of visiting hens and Lilly the small dog, who inadvertently spent longer with us one evening than intended! We would thoroughly recommend Waters End.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful property, location and part of England

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in the Oak Barn at Waters End and it is still wonderful. All that you would expect of a 5 star Gold property and more - and a great Cream Tea on arrival. Jill & Maurice make you very welcome. Regarding food.... the Woodcock Pub, 5 minutes drive away, is excellent quality and good value. We also used the very convenient "Cook" concession at Jepsons in Peasmarsh. Waters End is ideally located to visit many NT and other historic gardens & properties as well as easy access to the East Sussex coast ..... Rye, Camber Sands, Dungeness, Bexhill etc. Overall a great place to stay in a wonderful part of England ..... and in July the local cherries are fantastic!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Watersendfarm : het einde !

  • 5 of 5

Een stukje hemel op aarde en een plaats om helemaal tot rust te komen en te herbronnen. Je beschikt over een groot eigen terras en grasplein. Omheind en dus ideaal voor je viervoeter. Niet alleen de thee stond klaar. Er was ook een brood, boter , een fles melk, een fles water. Beter vinden wordt zeer moeilijk !

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
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The Oak Barn

  • 5 of 5

A delightful and high spec barn that it was like home from home. Everything was so organised and they had tonight of things we hadn't . Thank you definitely planning to come back

Lisa

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wonderful excuse to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend break away in a beautiful setting. The Oak Barn is a gorgeous place to stay and we very much enjoyed the cakes on arrival!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Gatwick Airport (LGW)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Woodcock, The Bull at Benenden
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Hemsted Forest Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Staplehurst
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A21
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Woodcock
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Camber Sands
Car: necessary

We sit in the fabulous countryside of ‘The Garden of England’ surrounded by all the lovely things to see and do in both Kent and Sussex. We are a short drive from many National Trust properties, Bodiam,Tonbridge and Dover Castle, Knole, Chartwell, Hever Castle, Batemans and Sissinghurst. For history the Cinque ports, Canterbury cathedral, historic Chatham Dockyards and Battle of Hastings in1066. Lovely towns and villages, Cranbrook, Tenterden and Rye, dotted in between are Oast Houses, Windmills and Hop gardens, in amongst those are many Golf Clubs such as Chart Hills and Dale Hill. For the younger Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, stroll alog the shore line of Camber Sands. There are also Churches,Museums, Dymchurch and Tenterden Railway and activities such as Cycling & walking at Bewl Water and Bedgebury. With many other joys to be had, fine food,beer and wine, lovely country Inns & three Michelin Star restaurants

Golf: Hempstead Forest Golf Club is nearest;

London Beach

Chart Hills

Dale Hill

Tenterden

Lamberhust and Rye are close too.

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Rates & Availability

Benenden Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,137
 
 
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$221
$1,007
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,293
 
 
New Year 2016/17
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,293
 
 
Low Season
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
$942
 
 
Pre Easter Week
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,007
 
 
Easter Weeks
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,234
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,137
 
 
Summer Season 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,202
 
 
Mid Season 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,137
 
 
Low Season 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,007
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY HOME.
Arrival 4pm onwards and departure time is 10am.
DEPOSIT
A good housekeeping deposit of £200 is payable on arrival as a bond (preferably by credit card) , representing your agreement to leave the property as found. Claim could arise for excessive cleaning costs, etc. A claim for any costs arising from your rental which were not anticipated. No Smoking.

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Amenities

Benenden Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The bathrooms are decorated in a similar style as the whole barn, with travetine throughout, underfloor heating and lots of oak, crisp clean porcelain and Turkish cotton towels. Both bathrooms have showers and roll top baths,toilets and travetine sinks. Bathroom two has the smaller shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Can be Twin
  • Bedroom one has a antique french emperor bed 2115mil wide ad 2500mil long, its like sleeping on a cloud. Bedroom two is a superking double or can be a twin if required. All mattresses are Vi-Spring which is the absolute Rolls Royce of beds, with best quality egyptial cotton linen and feather duvets Synthetic duvets can be provided if required, just notify us in advance. Both rooms have ensuite bathrooms, and have hair dryers, tv's and dvd player,wifi is throughout the premises. There is ample clothing storage, both hanging and draws, desks and chairs are also provided. Unless otherwise notified Bedroom 2 will be made up as a double. .
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is on two levels with travetine tiled floors throughout that has underfloor heating and a large opening wood burner in the lounge. There are french windows opening out on to the terrace . There is ample parking. The property is well away from any roads. All of the barn is generously proportioned and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is beatifully equipped with Lacanche five ring Gas range cooker with double electric oven, a microwave combi oven,, Caffetieres, Miele dishwasher, washer/dryer, all equipment you would need to bake a cake to Sunday Roast. All cleaning products and T towels are provided, certainly enough to start you off and there will also be fresh milk, tea, and fresh bread awaiting your arrival. We are extremely well situated for both Kent and Sussex and London is one hour by train from Staplehurst.

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