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5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Star Luxury Accommodation 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.


Amenities

Cranbrook Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We welcome a well behaved dog but they are not allowed on the furniture
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

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5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 37 reviews
5

Amazing, such a lovey site, peaceful and delightful. One of the best night sleeps I've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay. Our good friends had recommended 'The Oak Barn' and to be honest I thought they were probably exaggerating, how wrong was I!

The property is gorgeously furnished throughout, comfy seats in front of a wood fire (plenty of logs provided) a good sized dining table and a kitchen I wanted to take home. An unexpected home made afternoon tea was waiting for us on our arrival, absolutely lovely!

Bedrooms and beds are huge! I wish we could have taken them home with us, oh so comfortable and more than 7 foot wide!! Both rooms had well appointed bathrooms en-suite.

Lovely views from anywhere in/around the property, we even saw a kingfisher flying across one of the lakes as well as an abundance of other wildlife, it really is a country paradise.

It’s just the place to relax and forget about the world. We had a great meal at The Globe in Rye and another evening we went to the local boutique cinema, it was just like sitting in your own private viewing room with a chilled glass of pinot grigio watching a top film (Churchill).

The four of us (two couples) really enjoyed it and thoroughly recommend it, if I wanted to be picky I’d say the internet is a bit slow from what we're use to in town but worked fine non the less.

We are definitely coming back in the summer as there is so much to explore. I'm looking forward to seeing Sissinghurst and Great Dixter and the endless countryside is lovely to explore.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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4

A luxurious, well furnished barn in delightful location

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable few days. Lovely warm welcome from Maurice and Jill and a delicious surprise to find fresh scones and cake, eggs, milk and butter all waiting for us in the kitchen. The barn is beautifully furnished and the fixtures and fittings are excellent throughout. The linens were exceptional and the whole area outside was lovely and perfect for walking, with or without a dog.

Unfortunately the wifi failed after our first day but the owners were very helpful in trying to get an engineer and then offering the use of the wifi in their house as he couldn't come until after we had left. They also kindly offered to take messages as there was no mobile signal in the barn so with no wifi we were out of contact completely.

There was a slight problem being kept awake by the noise of mice running up and down in the roof cavity. We live in a rural location and are used to mice in the country, but have never experienced such a prolonged and disturbing level of activity. It really was as they said in the song “A little mouse with clogs on”! This may have been a one off and a pest control visit may sort it out.

There was a local duck shoot very early on our last morning, which we were warned about the day before, but it would have been useful to know about this when we booked. We are quite happy with field sports but to be woken so early by the cars arriving and the subsequent shooting so close was not really ideal.

However, despite the above we did thoroughly enjoy our few days and would certainly recommend this beautifully presented property run by such helpful and friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Beautiful and quiet retreat with lots of things to do and see in the area. Lovely hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy, comfortable , spacious and beautifully decorated. Everything you need ,and more, to make your stay as pleasant as possible is there.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Idyllic, without question, tranquil and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained and up to date in every way.

We felt very much at home and loved the location of the farm, it is very convenient for sightseeing the major attractions.

The local pubs, the "Bull" and the "Woodcock" are charming and full of character, food excellent.

The owner of "Waters End Farm" was extremely helpful and friendly, even to having homemade bread (which was heavenly) and scones, cake and tea waiting for us when we arrived.

Looking forward to spending more time at "Waters End Farm" in the future, hopefully with family members.

Can't recommend this location too highly 5 out of 5 without question.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Spacious but homely. Stunning location, relaxing and tranquil. Highly recommend for country escape

  • 5 of 5

Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Fantastic lovely views and set in 40 glorious acres

  • 5 of 5

The oak barn Kent was absolutely fantastic

Brilliant views and a lovely cottage

Would recommend it to anyone

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Owner

Jill
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Dutch (evenings)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Cranbrook

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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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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund