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5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside - Hop Pickers Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Hop Pickers Cottage

Waters End, a weather boarded barn conversion accessed by own private drive, stands in 43 acres of lovely kent countryside. Enter by wisteria clad porch to hall, left leads to first double (or can be twin) bedroom, (luxury mattresses thoughout), large shower, separate toilet and washbasin. Right on entry takes you to good sized lounge/diner/kitchen. Kitchen has double electric oven, grill, gas hob, filter coffee maker, cafetiere, Butlers sink, Meile dishwasher,washer/dryer,full sized fridge, freezer and microwave. Lounge has a woodburner surrounded by luxury seating. Two French windows lead out to deck and own garden with cedar summerhouse and barbecue. Hall leads onto second double room , luxury mattress, en-suite with shower. Underfloor heating, slate floors and high ceilings. Beds and linen are all best quality (synthetic bedding can be provided on request). TV and DVD players and WIFI in every room, well furnished throughout and rated 5 star by tourist board and AA.

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About the property

in the Kent Countryside

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 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

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Arrival is from 4pm onwards and departure time is 10am.
A good housekeeping deposit of £200 is payable on arrival as a bond, representing your agreement to leave the property as found. Claim could arise for instance from excessive cleaning costs or damage etc. We are proud to have in ten years to have great guests whom have enjoyed and respected all our properties and been a pleasure to share Waters End Farm


Accommodation and facilities for Hop Pickers Cottage in Cranbrook in South East England

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom en-suite which has a large slate shower and sepArate toilet and wash basin(no bath)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , OR TWIN
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a Vi-Spring superking bed which may be unzipped to create a twin (please notify on booking), quiet view over garden, large pine wardrobe and desk with draws and mirror, tv ,dvd, wifi and bathroom en-suite which has a large shower and separate toilet and wash basin. All beds are fully made up for arrival with egyptain cotton sheets and 'feather pillows and duvets' unless notified otherwise on booking. Towels and bath mat are also provided, and hair dryer. Corridor with ample coat hanging space leads to living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
Helpful information: The property is all on one level,as is the parking, however please note that there are door sills to negotiate if young,disabled or infirm, also please note doorways are standard width and no special bathroom facilities. Should you need further information please do contact us. Waters End is a non smoking area, please respect this. We do have pets, chickens, cats, dogs and horses and sometimes livestock on the farm. The lakes attract a lot of water birds, geese ducks and even kingfishers.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Idyllic location, beautiful accommodation and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Waters End Farm for two nights. The location is stunning, surrounded by countryside. The accommodation felt like a home from home, except better. It had lovely decor with everything you’d need for self-catering in the kitchen.

We were greeted with some delicious cake and scones, fresh bread, milk and butter from our fantastic hosts. The cakes were gone pretty rapidly.

The beds were really comfortable, under floor heating was cosy and the shower was great. The location is well away from any roads, so it felt quiet and peaceful. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. Thank you! We would visit again in a heartbeat and recommend this to anyone. It’s the perfect location for a walking holiday, or a relaxing getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Hop Pickers Cottage for 2 weeks and had an amazing holiday. The cottage was perfect - roomy, comfortable and well equipped to accommodate all our needs. The property is stunning; it's beautifully maintained in a most picturesque setting. It was lovely to wake each morning to the birds chirping and the sun shinning (on most days)! Jill, Maurice and their sons were most gracious hosts and responsive to all our needs and questions. They are skilled in providing 5 star hospitality! Waters End Farm was an excellent choice for us to use as a base to explore the beautiful countryside of Kent and Sussex. We highly recommend the self catering rentals on Waters End Farm if you plan to visit Kent; it will prove to be a delightful experience.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Luxury fireside experience In a rural setting wth necessities not far away. Cozy pub with fine chef down the country road and three Michelin starred restaurants in easy driving distance. Picture book gardens, castles and antiques in many surrounding venues including 1066 Hastings battle site and Canterbury Cathedral. Delightful on-premises hosts with with friendly, informative staff.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb quality cottage in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 6 nights at Hop Pickers Cottage. In a word -wonderful! We arrived to a very warm welcome from Jill - before devouring her lovely homemade cakes - and then began to explore their acres of land on offer.

Walks abound in this area, as well as beautiful villages and cosy country pubs. And to be able to return at the end of the day to the log burner, huge sofas and luxurious beds just topped it off. Will not hesitate to return, and will recommend to all our friends. A 5 star stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfekter Urlaub in wundervollem Cottage

  • 5 of 5

An diesen sehr schönen Urlaub im wundervollen Waters End werden wir uns immer gern erinnern.Bereits bei Ankunft waren wir sofort beeindruckt von der überwältigenden Landschaft, in welche Waters End eingebettet ist.

Das geschmackvolle Arrangement der liebevoll hergerichteten Cottages ist in jedem Detail spürbar und spiegelt die absolute Hingabe der beiden Hausherren für Ihr reizendes ländliches Domizil wider.

Genauso aufmerksam kümmern sich Jill und Mourice um ihre Gäste. So wurden wir bei Ankunft mit Selbstgebackenem warmherzig willkommen geheißen und konnten uns des Rates und der Unterstützung von Jill und Mourice stets sicher sein.

Wir haben uns im wundervollen Waters End absolut wohl gefühlt und werden bei unserem nächsten Urlaub in England wieder hierher zurückkehren.

Absolut empfehlenswert!

Familie Bräunlich

Deutschland, Plauen Vogtland

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Hop Pickers cottage. It more than lived up to expectations being very comfortably fitted out to a high standard. The cottage is actually nicer than it looks on the photo's. Despite this being a short visit, Jill had left us a homemade cake and other provisions which was lovely. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage very warm, perfect for a winter break. The log fire really makes the living area and was all made up for us on arrival. We liked the layout of the house with ensuite bathrooms and sociable open plan living area.

The cottage feels off the beaten track and there are some lovely walks round the estate. It is only a short drive to the sea and there are lots of historic places and cosy pubs to visit. We had lunch at the Black Pig at Hawkhurst which was very good and nice friendly service.

Unlike some places which charge almost a full weeks rent for a short break, Jill's weekend pricing was extremely good value.

We look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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