|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Refurbished to a very high standard and set in a quiet and private location within the grounds of a 16th Century farmhouse, Standen Granary offers a convenient base for exploring Kent and the South East. It has a modern studio style living and kitchen area downstairs (the beamed ceiling is low - 6'2' so unsuitable for very tall guests!). Upstairs the double bedroom is beautifully furnished and features a vaulted, beamed ceiling giving a cosy, romantic atmosphere. A glazed door leads to a private balcony where you can enjoy the sun. Off the bedroom lies the superbly fitted shower room. Ample secure parking.
We never badger our guests for reviews so the reviews listed are from those who have chosen to leave comments off their own back. We do have a guest book in the Granary full of lovely comments and even one or two proposals have been made on the balcony!
Payment is by bank transfer (or cheque if you are not familiar with online banking) once the booking has been agreed.
We look forward to having you to stay!
I am a stay at home Mum, sculptor and TV and Film extra and my husband, Angus is an engineer and Company Director. He has been building a full sized aeroplane in the barn for many years so our regulars have witnessed its progress with great interest. This year it has reached the painting stage so he is beside himself with excitement!
Cecilia Buchanan purchased this cottage in 1997
We love Kent. I was born and grew up here before moving to Glasgow where I met Angus. We moved back south when he got a job in London and found this beautiful house. The Granary was an office when we arrived. In 2007 we stripped it out and converted it into a holiday let and have been with Owners Direct since then.
Excellent place to stay for exploring Kent. Facilities first class, shame the pub's not closer! Would recommend to others (Mr and Mrs. S, October 2012)
My fifth time here and I'm still finding new places to visit.....this cottage sets the standard by which I judge all others (Mrs. A, June 2012)
Thank you, we had a really restful short break in the Granary. This is an extremely well equipped and cosy cottage with everything you could need - we wanted to kidnap the duvet it was so deliciously cosy ( Mr and Mrs B. June 2012)
Great place for exploring Kent and Sussex. Comfortable and cosy high standard accommodation. Thanks! (Mr and Mrs T, Cumbria)
Fantastic conversion, lovely area, great for Nat. Trust and Eng. Heritage devotees, even good weather. Thanks. (Mr and Mrs B, Derbyshire)
What a lovely little retreat, just perfect for two. Had a lovely time, pity it was just a short break. (Mr and Mrs V, Herts)
We were very impressed by the thoughtful gifts you left us. We really enjoyed the wine and the apple juice. The honey was perfect on our toast for breakfast. We found the cottage very well equipped right down to the smallest detail. You had put a lot of thought into it and we really appreciated it.
We really enjoyed staying here and found it a perfect place to explore Kent and to make use of our National trust Membership.
It was nice to be able to have a glass of wine on the verandah in the evening. After exploring several castles such as , Bodiam , Scotney it was great to sleep in such a comfortable bed.
We really enjoyed our weekend here.
Had a great holiday, accommodation very good, lovely surroundings, and grounds where amazing, would go again nothing else to say but excellent.
Standen Granary was an ideal spot for our sightseeing holiday in Kent.
We really appreciated the lovely gifts of homemade apple juice and biscuits on arrival, they were delicious.
The accommodation is very well equipped the only suggestion I have Cecilia is maybe get a new sofa (not very comfy for relaxing nights in)
However I would definitely book again if I returned to Kent for a holiday
A very well-appointed small conversion in the Heart of Kent, ideal for visiting all those historic properties, gorgeous gardens and beautiful beach at Camber Sands. The owners have gone to great lengths to fit a lot into a little and the quality is excellent.
Outstanding property in a lovely location with a lot of nice little touches which made our stay special and central to many of Kent's attractions.
Camber Sands, a long stretch of unspoilt coast-line near Rye is under an hour's drive away.
The nearest airport is Gatwick which is under an hour's drive away. Heathrow approx 1 hour 15 mins, Stansted approx 1 hour 30 mins. Dover, Folkestone and the Eurotunnel connection to the Continent are approximately 30 mins drive. Ashford International Station is 25 mins away. Trains from Headcorn Station, 7 mins drive away, run regularly to London Charing Cross with a journey time of one hour 15 mins.
Biddenden village 1 min, Headcorn 7 mins, Cranbrook 10 mins, Tenterden 15 mins, Ashford 25 mins, Maidstone 25 mins.
Biddenden has a general store, several restaurants, post office and hairdresser. Headcorn has good shopping including a Sainsbury’s Local open 'til 10pm, cash point, chemist (pharmacy) and mainline station. Kent is called the Garden of England. There are so many historic places of interest including Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle that it is impossible to list them all! Beautiful scenery, excellent walks, gardens, steam trains and plenty more will keep you busy throughout your stay.
Friday to Friday bookings. Departure at 10am and arrivals at 3pm. Please be kind enough to let us know if you will be arriving later than 3pm.
Notes on prices:
PLEASE NOTE - For bookings of less that one week, the per night charge is £85, NOT one seventh of the weekly rate - that is something the website has calculated.
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Pets £20 supplement per week per pet
Single night bookings taken within 4 weeks of arrival date only (min stay 2 nights) or infill between bookings. The current charge is £85 per night
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.