Stunning Holiday Cottage: Rural relaxation and kids activity. Nr Sevenoaks
Katie & Andy Tanswell
About Katie & Andy Tanswell
We have our hands full with five children including twins!
Katie & Andy Tanswell purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Katie & Andy Tanswell chose Tonbridge
We know what kids and parents like. The beautiful grounds are filled with activities and things to do and explore, or places to rest and relax. With 9 acres of land we can spread out. Tree house in the woods. Gypsy caravan with a camp fire. Trampoline and zip-wire. Sand pit, slides and swings (we have 13 at the last count). Animals to pet. Croquet lawn. BBQ. Table tennis. Ponds with boats. To answer the question: why this property: the answer is because it has everything you need to enjoy being here. WiFi is superfast Fibre with 20-200MBps
What makes this Cottage unique
Stable Cottage, Little Apple Barn, Dairy Cottage and Willow Cottage at Hamptons Farmhouse are the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life but it is an easy journey to London and only 35 mins from Sevenoaks to Charring Cross by train. From there the London Eye, Theatre land, Covent Garden, Leicester Sq and West End and other tourist attractions are in easy striking distance. You really don’t have to leave our site but Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks are 15 mins drive away, with Tonbridge closer still, and each have shopping, swimming pools and an abundance of restaurants. Larkfield swimming leisure centre has wave machines water cannons water slides, whirlpool with plug plunge and a 25m pool for swimmers as well as animal themed toddler pools is 9 miles away. Hop Farm Family Park, with Giant Jumping Pillows, Magic Castle, Funfair rides, Animal Village, Indoor Soft Play, Outdoor adventure play area and ‘4D’ cinema is just 7 miles away. Kent Life is a 28 acre, premier heritage farm attraction that encompasses a wonderful farmyard with a family of friendly animals ranging from donkeys, horses and ferrets to piglets, goats and lambs, many of whom are reared on site. 13 miles. Bewl Water is a fabulous outdoor centre and lake with aqua orb hydro balls, kids fishing , model boats, mini golf, cycling, sailing, regattas, dragon boat races, food and craft festivals and much more throughout the year.17 miles Kent has 42 beaches of its own but the closest ones to Hamptons Farmhouse are in East Sussex at Hastings, Pevensey, Camber Sands, Bexhill and Eastbourne which are about an hour or so away depending on where you end up.36 miles For those who like shopping there is Bluewater, one of the largest shopping arenas in Europe with over 330 stores and restaurants plus three leisure villages Golfers have a huge local choice with 6 courses within 3 to 9 miles including Knowl Park and Kings Hill We are just 1 hour away from the Channel Tunnel
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Peaceful getaway in glorious Kent countryside
Staying at Little Apple Barn is a delight. Nestled in a lovely site with willow trees, pond, stunning views it is a wonderful place to relax. It is so quiet that you are guaranteed a good nights sleep in the cosy bedroom with crisp linen and comfy mattress. There are some lovely places to visit if you can drag yourself away from the calm and tranquil site, Hever, Leeds and Ightam Mote as examples. There are some nice walks directly from the barn that can take you to lovely traditional pubs serving Sunday lunches and local ales. The hosts Katie and Andy are such wonderful warm people and it is a delight to see their children having so much fun. It is a pleasure and privilege to stay in such a beautiful place and we can thoroughly recommend even if you don't have children!
Thank you for your kind and helpful review. We very much enjoy having you stay in Little Apple Barn - you are lovely guests. We look forward to seeing more of you, your kids and grandkids.
Stunning setting for rural break
Little Apple Barn is a beautifully decorated one bedroom barn. The decor is wonderful and is fully equipped if you want self catering. The kitchen is small but perfectly formed, however the kitchen table and surrounding area is very big and large enough for entertaining. The bedroom and shower is lovely, again lovely linen and white towels. The shower is nice and big and there is always hot water. However all of these things are wonderful but the crowning glory are the views. The doors open onto a lovely decking area and the views are stunning. Even in January it is beautiful. There are so many birds, as well as the chicken and ducks wandering around! It is a lovely place for a week away and perfect for children. It is also well located for Tonbridge castle, Leeds castle and never. There are some nice pubs within walking distance if you are ok walking through fields. Lovely holiday site any time of the year.
Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review. We are delighted you enjoy Little Apple Barn. You are always welcome here.
spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful scenery and wildlife
An extremely comfortable stay, great value for money, with some very appreciated touches from the owners over the Christmas season - lovely fairy lights and a Christmas tree, as well as a welcome pack with treats and wine. The local rural area was a delight to drive through, with stops at some charming pubs, yet larger towns were easily accessible. Underfloor heating kept everything toasty. A well-placed reading lamp would have made the property perfect!
Comfortable and peaceful
I came down to Apple Barn for a short break,I was lucky as the Autumn weather was perfect. The barn was absolutely perfect,the views and peace was just right. From the patio outside the barn I could see the Indian Runner ducks and chickens roaming outside enjoying their freedom from their pen. The facilities for children in the nearby field are amazing,and whilst I was there watched some teenagers happily playing on the tennis court.The location is perfect for visiting National Trust ,and other places of interest.Apple Barn is beautifully furnished and comfortable all to a high spec. I will be going again .The owners are friendly and always there to help with any queries.
Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable break and we look forward to your next visit.
Apple Barn Cottage
The vase of beautiful yellow roses which greeted us on entering Apple Barn Cottage was symbolic of our stay. With beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, the cottage itself pleases the eye and provided a very comfortable home for us for three weeks, To cap it off Katie and Andrew are considerate and obliging hosts. Next time we visit Kent we will return to Apple Barn Cottage
Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to hosting you when you visit Kent again.
Entertained children and a relaxing stay
A lovely setting with lots of entertainment for kids (2 and 5). Clean, well maintained and welcoming cottage with all the facilities you need. Hosts are friendly and always there to help with any questions.
Thank you for taking the time to do a review and we are delighted that you want to book another holiday with us for next year.
We have a detailed Information Pack on local attractions, activities, outings etc which we can make available through DropBox. We are very happy to send this to you in advance of you booking