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THE OAK BARN, 5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 130 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Star Luxury Accommodation in peaceful setting with two bedrooms, both en-suite

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.


Owner
Jill
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, Dutch (evenings)
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Cranbrook, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We welcome a well behaved dog but they are not allowed on the furniture and there is livestock around.
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
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
  • 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 extra lg. double bed , More than 2 metres wide!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Can be Twin if requested on booking
  • 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:
  • not suitable 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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THE OAK BARN, 5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside
average rating of 4.925 based on 42 reviews
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5

The best and nicest place we have stayed ever

  • 5 of 5

Delightful from start to finish, would fully recommend

  • Review Submitted: 07/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The Oak Barn at Waters End is absolutely wonderful and set in beautiful grounds, ideal for a quiet “get away from it all” holiday/short break, the only noise coming from the birds and wildlife. Maurice and Jill along with Lily the dog make you feel very welcome. A lovely cream tea awaited us on arrival. The property is spacious, clean and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Waters End is ideally situated to visit many gardens, historic properties, RAF museums and also the coast. Would thoroughly recommend a stay in the Oak Barn, you will not find a better property or location.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely idyllic!

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing... Outside: meadows and ponds to wander with terrific terrace for viewing it all, and inside: every room comfortable, interesting architecturally, and with all needs met. Our hosts Jill and Maurice were so friendly and interesting, and Jill was incredibly helpful, going well out of her way to help when we had a bit of a medical issue upon our arrival. All four of us would enthusiastically recommend this gem!

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxury and comfort despite The Beast from the East

  • 5 of 5

Dispute The Beast from the East we had a wonderful stay the cottage was snug warm and homely. Sitting by the wood burner watching the snow falling was a real escape from it all. The acres of land were a snowy wonderland for both us and our dog. A beautiful cottage with everything you could ask for.

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic property and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

I’ve never slept in such a large bed, I felt a bit like Alice in wonderland. The property was perfect and the grounds were lovely to walk around. Lovely sounds of wildlife totally idyllic. We had a lovely week despite the weather not on being on our side. There was plenty to do and the owners were very welcoming and friendly, not to mention the wonderful tea and cake and cream scones on our arrival which was very much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 16/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Cranbrook, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$354
AU$1,769
 
 
Mid Season
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$318
AU$1,592
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$283
AU$1,415
 
 
Christmas 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$442
AU$1,769
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$398
From
AU$522
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$1,760
 
 
Early season
4 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$310
AU$1,407
AU$4,865
 
 
Pre Easter Week
13 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,460
 
 
Easter and Summer Season
20 Apr 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,760
AU$5,626
 
 
Late Summer and Autumn
7 Sep 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$354
AU$1,583
AU$5,042
 
 
The Fall
26 Oct 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$354
AU$1,407
AU$4,512
 
 
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$1,106
AU$2,212
 
 
New Year 2019
28 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
2 night minimum stay
AU$1,106
AU$2,212
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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