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5 STAR GOLD Luxury Barn conversion in fabulous Kent Countryside - Hop Bine Studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 279 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Hop Bine Studio

Hop Bine Studio is a weather boarded barn conversion situated on the farm of Waters End, accessed by own private drive, stands in 40 acres of lovely Kent countryside. Hop Bine Studio is south facing with French windows leading into a well furnished room with a high ceiling and slate floor. The main room is uniquely designed to maximise space with best quality cotton laundered linen and feather pillows on a custom made bed with a fabulous super king vi-spring bed that just folds back and disappears behind a faux bookcase during the day, to give you a delightful lounge/diner. There is of course a bathroom en-suite with a generous sized shower and also a well equipped kitchen with four ring iduction hob, micro/combi oven integrated dishwasher and integrated fridge with freezer box. TV and DVD players and WIFI. Well furnished throughout and table and chairs on the patio for alfresco dining. Rated 5 star by tourist board and 5 star Gold AA.Extremely comfortable for two persons.

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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for Hop Bine Studioin Benenden in South East England

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 279 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Old pine lined en-suite bathroom with large slate lined shower, basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The Studio is cleverly designed with an especially made super king bed with finest quality vi-spring mattress . Feather duvets and pillows (please say on booking if synthetic preferred), with professionally laundered cotton linen, all to ensure a good nights sleep.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 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
We are perfectly sighted for a quiet get away and stroll around our lakes and young woodland, or to see and do all the wonder places in both Kent and Sussex. We're situated in the middle of Sissinghurst Gardens and Great Dixter, Cranbrook and Tenterden and the Cinq Porte of Rye 20 minutes down the road.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

Terug in de Hop Bine Studio. Voor de tweede maal in één jaar. Dit voelt als thuiskomen. De cake en scones staan op ons te wachten.

Maurice was heel behulpzaam bij het uitstippelen van de wandeling. We zouden ter plaatse vertrekken en in de omgeving wandelen. Verdwalen dat deden we liever niet. Naar de molen van Sandhurst en terug was perfect 2 uur. Een keuze maken uit de vele bezienswaardigheden en wandelingen is niet gemakkelijk. De natuur is op dit moment in "the garden of England" sprookjesachtig. Bosanemonen bloeien volop, de "bluebells" komen op. Kortom ons verblijf was perfect. Dank je wel Maurice en Jill. We komen terug !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend break in Hop Bine Studio

  • 5 of 5

We had the loveliest weekend in the Studio. It was exactly what we wanted for a short two night break, very quiet and private. The kitchen has everything you need to cook, and the owners welcome was warm and friendly, including a delicious homemade cake and scones. Underfloor heating beneath plate tiles are sublime, and the shower was hot and powerful. Bed very comfortable and good selection of DVDs. Other little touches are hair dryer, iron and board, good cupboard space and outside table to sit at on decking. The Farmhouse is extremely picturesque and Kentish, lovely to walk around the grounds with ponds and streams.

We will be back. Highly recommended.

Thanks so much for our stay.

Piers and Victoria.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It was the most exquisite place I have stayed for a long time. The setting even in winter is lovely.

  • 5 of 5

I went there for a break from the world after Christmas mayhem and came away feeling deeply calm and revived.

In the barn itself everything I used or slept on or looked at was beautiful. It felt like I was being thought about and looked after with real care and consideration just by the way the barn has been appointed. I really felt spoilt by the warm floors. Luxury.

The view, even in winter, is stunning. I sat and watched the sun hit the windmill in the distance every morning , past the lakes and I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else at that moment.

I went for quiet, but the barn is equipped to be a perfect party house if that is what I had wanted.

I have come away prepared to recommend it to everyone I know. My only reservation about that is that I might have trouble renting it again myself , which is something I intend to do .

When you arrive and Jill says there is tea ready for you downstairs don't expect milk and a tea bag! I found cake and scone and home made bread waiting for me. That epitomises my stay really . I felt cared for and thought about and welcomed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful quiet location

  • 3 of 5

The farmhouse and grounds are beautiful and in a really quiet spot away from the hustle and bustle. Our accommodation was reasonably priced but was rather limited for space. If you don't have lovely weather to use the outside space time spent in the studio was rather dark and restricted.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sunny relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a great week in the small but lovingly furnished Hop Bine Studio.

Waters End Farm lies in a wonderful surrounding. Starting point for long walks or just to roam around the beautiful farm. The dog was very happy about his own garden and a lake to swim. Jill and Maurice are fantastic hosts.

We felt very well there. Sure we´ll come back.

Inge and Peter

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly lovely cottage!

  • 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 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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