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The Longbarn Huntbourne

St Michaels, near Tenterden, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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Nature lovers will enjoy trying to spot the wildlife in the 50 acres of woodland at this property. Spend the day in France via the Eurostar!

Originally thatched, this thoughtfully converted, detached longbarn with local oak timbers, close to the owner’s home, has its roots in Saxon times, with a Flemish wool washing pond behind it. Still a working sheep farm, guests have an opportunity to explore the 90 acres of farmland and 50 acres of woodland, a haven for wildlife and carpets of bluebells in the springtime. The area has connections with the RSPB, and you may even be lucky enough to hear a nightingale sing. This holiday property is situated 11/2 miles from the attractive, Wealden market town of Tenterden, known as the ’Jewel of the Weald’, with its weather-boarded tea shops and cottages. Tenterden also hosts a colourful Folk Festival at the beginning of October, where you can see the Morris men and women and other folk dancers take to the streets.
Take a magical ride on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway through the beautiful countryside to the medieval, moated castle at Bodiam. Sample the local, award-winning wines at Chapel Down Winery. It was widely reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose the sparkling rose from here in 2011 to support British wine. Visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens (National Trust) created by the novelist Vita Sackville West and Sir Harold Nicholson in the 1930s. Rye is a 30-minute drive, and the beaches and sand dunes at Camber are 40 minutes. There are good connections to London from Ashford, just 38 minutes to St Pancras on the high speed train for further sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Bring your passport and have lunch in Brussels or Paris via the Eurostar. Golf can also be found locally. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen all with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 90-acre farmland and 50-acre woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Large unfenced pond in garden, 7 yards.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    We booked this cottage for us to have a holiday for Christmas somewhere in Kent and found this lovely cottage in the country near Tenterden. Set in a large farmland setting which was ideal for walking and our dog. Lovely country surrounding the area and as we enjoyed it so much we have booked for the Spring to be able to explore the sights of interest. The owner of this cottage was very helpful and we enjoyed sharing the interesting history of the farm.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    A beautiful country hideaway, equipped with everything you could possibly need. We had a wonderful stay. The place was absolutely spotless and the owner couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back :-)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2018
    The cottage was in such a great location for everything. The host Chris was hospitable yet discreet and nothing was too much trouble. The barn conversion was quaint with all the usual mod cons and very warm for the month we choose. I would love to come back again. Bed was comfy and the tranquillity of the location re charged the batteries of life.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2018
    A lovely converted Barn in a really peaceful location but accessible for travelling about. Only 30 minutes from the Coast and lovely walks from the doorstep.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/10/2018
    Great location, all the peace and quiet you could want. Well recommended.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Lovely location & barn conversion. Great walks from the doorstep. Property garden lets it down as it has been left unattended for some time, which is a pity as with some basic care & attention it could be made perfect.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Many thanks for your comments, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Due to the prolonged drought conditions I have left the garden plants undisturbed giving plants and creatures a chance. Pruning is in the diary for next month.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/08/2018
    Lovely house in the meadow. Nice and quiet, you only hear some sheeps. Very friendly owner. We had a warm welcome, there was some fresh fruit and a welcome package in the house.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    The owner should rename the cottage from The Longbarn Huntbourne to Junk & Disorderly. Worn out benches full with stains, garden furniture wich was broken or so dirty that you don't dare to sit on it, carpets to stumble over, dinertable and chairs are not as shown on the website. The garden needs a lot of maintenance, the pond could barely be seen because of the weed that grew 5 feet high. To make a long story short: very disapointing

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We were very disappointed to read your review following your recent stay at The Longbarn Huntbourne. The acres and acres of farmland and woodland surrounding the property is a haven for wildlife and sometimes, the benches do suffer from the odd bird dropping here and there. The benches have since been cleaned, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The garden chair you mention was folded away at the side of property due to damage and has since been removed - more chairs were available. The dining table is the same as shown in the photos; it is the chairs we have changed and the rugs. All the rugs have non slip strips attached. The grounds surrounding the property are not manicured; the garden is purposely grown as wild to encourage wildlife. The pond, long grasses, wildflowers and pond plants invite wildlife into the garden and give our guests much to watch from the windows or sitting-out area. There is also a lawned area for guests to enjoy.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    Beautiful converted longbarn in a stunning location. It has a large wrap around garden. The living accommodation is open plan and has one bathroom and two bedrooms. The owner lives nearby and is very friendly and welcoming. This holiday location is a perfect base to discover Kent and East Sussex. We for instance walked to Tenterden (slow walkers; 50 minutes) and visited several National Trust estates. When we were there the cottage was clean. The garden was mowed and the garden furniture was in good order (yes, stained and one chair was broken and put on the side - but good quality; so perfect usable). The mattress was far to soft to my liking as was the sofa. I didn't sleep very well. But I guess they 'll be perfectly alright to somebody else. Despite the lack of sleep I really think we'll revisit this lovely holiday cottage.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    Quiet location by pond with field of sheep and woods around. Particularly good if you want to walk and potter around locally. The whole area is pretty, with small villages, hop oasts, trees shading the roads and woods. Tenterden is a busy little town with one NT property very nearby and others including Sissinghurst not far. The longbarn is warm and cosy with a comfortable sitting area. We enjoyed our stay

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 26 reviews collected by Reevoo
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