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Joanna Stokes

Member since: 2009
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Traditional 17th Century Kentish Barn, Set In The Heart Of The Garden Of England

25 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Charing holiday barn

Holiday Home in Charing, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, England - Countryside Location, Perfectly Positioned For Relaxing, Visiting Local Attractions and Walking

Swan Street Barn is set within the grounds of 15th century hall house, in idyllic Kent countryside. Swan Street Barn is a traditional 17th Century Kentish barn, lovingly converted to provide the most modern comforts, complementing the historic timber frame. The barn offers very spacious, luxury accommodation, perfect for families. It is situated on a small holding guests are welcome to walk round and enjoy the animals. The historic villages of Charing and Lenham are only minutes away with numerous restaurants and local shops. Local pub with good food 5 minutes walk. Near to Leeds Castle and the cathedral city of Canterbury. A short drive into the heart of the Weald with its charming villages and historic attractions. Both Kent coasts can be reached within 20 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, to the north, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs to the south. Golfers have numerous courses to choose from.Other outdoor pursuits include miles of beautiful walks such as the Pilgrims Way on the North downs, and not forgetting the cycling and horse riding.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joanna Stokes (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Joanna Stokes

I am a keen gardener and love being outside. I have a small number of animals on my smallholding which I love to spend time with.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really had a great time in Kent, and certainly did enjoy our stay at Swan Street Barn.

Highly recommendable!

M.Lauwers Belgium



" We had a lovely short break,enjoyed the farm animals very much, delicious eggs, a beautiful peaceful location"- Mr Joyce.



We would like to thank you for such a lovely holiday at Swan Street Barn June 6 to 18 June. We feel so rested and relaxed after our stay everything was to such a high standard and beautiful surroundings. My husband had a doctors appointment on our return and for the first time in 3 years his blood pressure was spot on.(Our doctor asked for the web site). I am going on the web site to book for November to set us up for Christmas. Thank you once again, highly recommended. Ralph and Sylvia Aberdeen.



What a brilliant relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting, hoping to return very soon. Global Honeys:buddies (US, UK China)!



We had a brilliant weekend, the weather was beautiful, the barn was lovely, and we loved the animals. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable, the eggs and sausages were very good! Morgan, Blisses and Penny's.
Jul 2009
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Reviews

4.8
based on 25 traveller reviews

Traditional 17th Century Kentish Barn, Set In The Heart Of The Garden Of England
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews
5

Stunning Barn and stay

  • 5 of 5

A beauty of a cottage, so much space for a family get together and trip away from the big cities.

Caters for a big group so plenty of space, bathrooms and a big fridge to stock up!

Joanna was lovely and came over very briefly to say hi and when we had a problem with the dishwasher.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Seven of our family spent four days in this beautiful barn celebrating my mums 84th birthday. Ages ranged from 6 - 84 and because the barn is so large and spacious it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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A truly beautiful barn that allows you to have a home away from home experience!

  • 5 of 5

First impressions of Swan Street Barn were stunning. Open plan living room with so much space for a large family to spend a few days, situated on beautiful land with just a few peacocks to keep you company. The barn had everything you could possibly need to make your holiday as relaxing as possible.

We enjoyed trips out to Port Lympne animal reserve, Hastings and even a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam train to Bodium Castle. All located within 30minutes of the barn. Just perfect! We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of girls for a 30th Birthday and we couldn't of picked a better property. The house was perfect a lot larger than we expected and catered our needs.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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A fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for our fabulous holiday. The house was beautiful, in a picturesque setting and large enough for 12 people for a week.

It has a great location - near to Leeds Castle and Canterbury - and was the perfect base for a relaxing week.

Thanks so much and we hope to come back, kate

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Swan Street Barn

  • 5 of 5

The barn was everything we expected and more. It was very clean and well appointed with a welcoming gift basket to get us going. Joanna and Paul are such nice people and provided for all our needs. Faversham Lido, Dover Castle, Kent Life near Maidstone and the beaches at Dymchurch and Folkstone were particularly enjoyed by the children. We can certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Red Lion pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ashford
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Asford
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
M20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Charing
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Dymchurch
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Both Kent coasts can be reached within 20 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, which is 20 minutes to the north, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs to the south, around 30 minutes drive or easily reachable by train from Charing.

Travel:

By train - 37 mins from London on the High Speed train

By car/ train - 20 mins drive from Le Shuttle crossing to Europe

Distances:

Leeds Castle is just 6 miles away, surely the most romantic castle in the world, the county town of Maidstone is 12 miles and very accessible by either car or train. The Old market town of Ashford, now the gateway to Europe aboard Eurostar is a 15 minute drive, you can also take the Javelin into St Pancras from here in just 37 minutes.

Further Details:

The historic villages of Charing and Lenham are only minutes away with numerous restaurants and local shops. A short drive into the heart of the weald with its charming villages and historic attractions.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Charing, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$616
A$2,077
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
A$3,714
 
 
New Year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$3,714
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$616
A$1,908
 
 
Spring
11 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$692
A$2,245
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$692
A$2,583
 
 
Late Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$692
A$2,245
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$844
A$3,166
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$692
A$2,583
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$422

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking with the remaining balance and £250.00 refundable breakages deposit due 6 weeks before your stay with us. Check in time is after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival and Check out time is before 10.00.am. on the day of departure. Late check outs are available on request.

Maximum occupancy at any one time 10 people, including visitors.

The barn is not suitable for 10 adults - it provides accommodation for a combination of 6 to 8 adults and 2 to 4 children not exceeding maximum group size of 10 persons. 2 babies in travel cots can be accommodated in addition to the 10 person maximum.

Please note that additional persons that exceed the maximum persons on arrival may be asked to leave.



Please note that whilst the Barn is a great venue for a celebration or get together it is not designed as a party venue, we welcome all groups to enjoy their stay but advise that to respect our neighbours and the peaceful location loud music or over exuberance and drunkenness will not be permitted
Change Over Day:
Flexible

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available from 2 nights, with a discounted price for a 3rd night. For an exact quote for your chosen dates please feel free to ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
  • 2 luxury en-suite bathrooms. 1 bathroom 1 Ground floor cloakroom/WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 with Kingsize bed. Bedroom 3 with Kingsize bed. Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds, a 2nd floor balcony room accessed via 1st floor bedroom. Family Room with Kingsize sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Seasonal welcome pack on arrival. 5 Star Rating for accommodation. Please note that whilst the Barn is a great venue for a celebration or get together it is not designed as a party venue, we welcome all groups to enjoy their stay but advise that to respect our neighbours and the peaceful location loud music or over exuberance and drunkeness will not be permitted. Maximum occupancy at any time including visitors is 10. The accommodation is suitable for 6 to 8 adults and 2 to 4 children to a maximum of 10 plus 2 under 5's in travel cots provided. Outside: Swan Street Barn is within the grounds of 15th century hall house, in idyllic Kentish countryside. There are 2 outside seating areas and BBQ. The barn is situated in 15 acres of gardens and farm land with farm animals to visit and enjoy. Utility Room: microwave and washer/dryer highchair Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided.Changed weekly. Other: Vaulted galleried reception.