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Delightful cottage in tranquil gardens ponds fields abundant wildlife Free WiFi - Twitchers



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access



Twitchers is an 19th century converted former Oast House. Set in the grounds of a Grade II listed Queen Anne house with 3 natural ponds. The garden is a haven for wildlife with regular visits from heron and kingfisher and, of course, our resident mallards and moorhens With three double en-suite bedrooms, Twitchers is an ideal cottage for three generation holidays. Wonderful walks from doorstep over North Downs and Pilgrims Way. Train to London or South Coast station half mile. Excellent village and farm shops, three period pubs all serving food. Golf at Chart Hills, Biddenden and Royal St Georges, Sandwich. Perfect for day trips to France, Eurostar station at Ashford 20 mins, Eurotunnel 45 mins, Dover 50 mins.

About the property

1 Bedroom sleeps 2 + Cot Leeds Caste 1.5miles

Set in the delightful gardens of a Grade II listed Queen Anne house with 3 natural ponds, visiting heron, kingfisher, mallards and moorhens. Twitchers and the Barn are well equipped and comfortable self-catering properties from which to explore Kent, The Garden of England. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Walks from doorstep, North Downs Way and historic Pilgrim’s Way. Wonderful views over fields with cattle, woodland, lake and stream. Hollingbourne has many listed houses, 3 period pubs, village and farm shops. Perfect for visiting National Trust properties, steam trains at Tenterden and New Romney. Golf at Chart Hills and Royal St George’s. Many castles, Leeds, Bodiam, Hever, Rochester and Dover. Hourly train to London Victoria 65mins, station half mile. Great for day trips to France, 20 mins Ashford International, 40 mins Eurotunnel Terminal at Folkestone, 50 mins Dover. Both properties have private gardens with seating and table for ‘al fresco’

Swimming Pool: Swimming is available from early June to early September, exclusively for guests of Twitchers, the Barn and residents of Penn Court only.

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About the Owner

Pauline Stubbs
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2016

Available Rentals


Refundable security deposit £100 payable on arrival
Small dogs by arrangement £20 per week
Sofa beds £30 per week
Payment for holiday in advance, £100 payable with Booking Form balance payable 8 weeks before commencement of holiday
Short breaks of 3/4 nights 75% of weekly rate 5 nights 90% of weekly rate
Please enquire about smaller groups using 2 bedrooms and 'last minute' rates

23 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Wanneroo, WA, Australia

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property in a beautiful location.

Would highly recommend.

My family of five were more than comfortable in this spacious property.

The three bathrooms were great for my three daughters.

Central location for sightseeing the garden of England.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most relaxing holiday - ever!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Twitchers holiday cottage in Hollingbourne at 5pm on a Saturday evening. After a long drive with four children and a dog, we were surprised and delighted at how instantly relaxed we felt

The setting is quite stunning, with various fruit trees, ponds and chickens roaming.

The layout of the accommodation is practical, cosy and definitely ample for our family of six.

We find it easier to cater for ourselves on holiday and found the kitchen area to be well stocked with all of the pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and glassware to meet our needs. There was also a plate of delicious, homemade shortbread waiting for us.

Pauline our host introduced herself to us, after giving us about an hour to settle and provided us with information and then remained available but unobtrusive for the duration of our stay.

We had two wonderful days visiting Leeds Castle and then Go Ape, both of which were a five minute drive from our cottage.

The rest of the time was spent playing in the pool, which we all loved.

We had a lovely, relaxing time and enjoyed every moment in this beautiful part of the country and would not hesitate in recommending Twitchers.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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paradise near London

  • 5 of 5

Last Easter, we stayed at Twitchers for a whole week. We had a great time. Very beautiful place, very helpfull nice landlady. It is nice to come home to a quiet space after a busy day in London. Not only London is just around the corner, also the nice This place is a place you must book and stay !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem in Kent

  • 4 of 5

Would recommend this property for location and character. Owner very friendly and helpful. Compact kitchen / living facilities for 6 adults. A couple of plumbing issues were well compensated for by a wealth of interesting features in the property which even included original hop oasting markers on beams. Enjoyed great food at local pubs . A great week.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Twitchers during a week in September. The cottage lies in a beautiful park, very quite. We made wonderful walks in the neighbourhood in the country side. The cottage is very cosy, complete and clean. Pauline is very helpful, she gave us good tips for toristic trips. We hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A gem of a holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday spent at Twitchers. We arrived at our beautiful holiday home and were welcomed by Pauline who showed us around the old Oast House, gardens and swimming pool. Homemade jam and lemon cake awaited us in the kitchen. The location is great for day trips in the county - we visited Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Rye and spent an afternoon soaking up the English sun at Camber Sands beach. We ate out at the Windmill pub in the village - the food and service was wonderful. The children loved the pool and as the weather was so warm we were in the water every day. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again on our next visit to the UK.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Dirty Habit pub at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 46 Miles Nearest Golf : Bearsted at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Hollingbourne at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Junction 8 M20 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Leeds Castle at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Camber at 38 Miles Car: recommended

Hollingbourne is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An ideal location for visiting Leeds Castle 1.5 miles, Sissinghurs 35mins, Great Dixter 50mins, Hever Castle 50mins, Chartwell home of Winston Churchill 60 mins, Downe House, home of Charles Darwin 50 mins, and, of course, London, station 0.5 miles hourly trains to London Victoria 65 mins Delightful long sandy beach at Camber Sands, Rye. Canterbury with its famous Cathedral 50 mins. Excellent walks on Pilgrims Way and North Downs from Barn. Brighton and Charleston, home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant are 1.5 - 2 hours drive. `Many more National Trust and English Heritage properties to visit.

Other Activities: Bird watching at Isle of Sheppey, Samphine Hoe, Dungeness and our own garden.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Twin beds downstairs can be zipped together, extra long 6'6'. Upstairs bedrooms have sofa beds and televisions. 2 cots available. Cots and high chair available, sofa beds for children £30 per week.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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