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5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside - The Oak Barn

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


The Oak Barn

A lovely weather boarded barn conversion accessed by own private drive, stands in 43 acres of lovely Kent countryside. Free standing,enter to hall,travetine tiled floor with underfloor heating, fuelled by ground source heat throughout the property. Door left leads to first big double bedroom with emperor sized bed (over 2.1 metres wide X 2.1 metres long!) , en-suite shower, roll top bath, toilet and washbasin. Door on the right from hall takes you to another good sized bedroom with another very comfortable superking sized vi-spring bed (can be twin if required), This bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, roll top bath, toilet and washbasin. There is also a separate cloakroom on this floor. A winding oak stairs takes you down to a lounge/diner equally well furnished with a large farmhouse dining table comfortable seating log burning fire and french windows to terrace.Through the door leads to a natural wood smallbone kitchen with oak surfaces.

About the property

Waters End Barns

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.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Dutch (evenings)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

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 Kent

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.

Sep 2013
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Arrival 4pm onwards and departure time is 10am.
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)


Amazing weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! We had such a lovely weekend and felt completely at home with all the creature comforts. The barn has been built to an extremely high standard with all mod cons and at the same time a rustic feel. The views are stunning and the dogs had a wonderful time walking round the lakes.

A beautiful old pub nearby (one of a few) and the food was yummy!

We cannot thank you enough for a well deserved break away from it all.

We can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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You have a problem!!!

  • 5 of 5

The best ever we have stayed at -Your problem is nowhere will as ever be as good ! We are already looking to find exactly the same mattresses !! Don't really want you to book incase you take our date !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in many self catering properties in uk over the years. This property has it all but set apart by attention to detail - tea, cake and scones waiting for us on arrival, logs ready for the burner, even basic groceries. Very comfortable beds and well appointed kitchen and ensuite bathrooms. Lots of grounds to explore. Had a great time. We'll be back

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Beautiful home from home for the weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have just got home from the most wonderful stay in the Hop Pickers Cottage at Waters End Farm. The cottage was perfect; spotlessly clean, really spacious for the four of us, but also cosy and warm, especially in front of the fire. We loved the welcome tea and had everything we needed for our stay. We'll definitely return!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Autumn Holiday 2016

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the heart of Kent. There were a lot of interesting things to explore. The Oak Barn has been a superb and comfortable little cottage and Mr. and Mrs. Bosch were perfect hosts. It is an idyllic place in the middle of the countryside with a lovely view over the ground and the fishing ponds. The house was well equipped and we enjoyed preparing our meals in the kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We've had a lovely stay at Waters End B&B. Everything mentioned by all the others is true: if we could rate 6***, we would. Jill made a warm welcome, the house is great and the views and surroundings are splendid. We will most certainly stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Benenden in South East England

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be Twin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be Twin
  • 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. .
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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
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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