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Traditional 17th Century Kentish Barn, Set In The Heart Of The Garden Of England

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Home in Charing, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, England - Countryside Location, Perfectly Positioned For Relaxing, Visiting Local Attractions and Walking

Swan Street Barn is set within the grounds of 15th century hall house, in idyllic Kent countryside. Swan Street Barn is a traditional 17th Century Kentish barn, lovingly converted to provide the most modern comforts, complementing the historic timber frame. The barn offers very spacious, luxury accommodation, perfect for families. It is situated on a small holding guests are welcome to walk round and enjoy the animals. The historic villages of Charing and Lenham are only minutes away with numerous restaurants and local shops. Local pub with good food 5 minutes walk. Near to Leeds Castle and the cathedral city of Canterbury. A short drive into the heart of the Weald with its charming villages and historic attractions. Both Kent coasts can be reached within 20 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, to the north, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs to the south. Golfers have numerous courses to choose from.Other outdoor pursuits include miles of beautiful walks such as the Pilgrims Way on the North downs, and not forgetting the cycling and horse riding.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Joanna Stokes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Joanna Stokes

I am a keen gardener and love being outside. I have a small number of animals on my smallholding which I love to spend time with.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really had a great time in Kent, and certainly did enjoy our stay at Swan Street Barn.

Highly recommendable!

M.Lauwers Belgium



" We had a lovely short break,enjoyed the farm animals very much, delicious eggs, a beautiful peaceful location"- Mr Joyce.



We would like to thank you for such a lovely holiday at Swan Street Barn June 6 to 18 June. We feel so rested and relaxed after our stay everything was to such a high standard and beautiful surroundings. My husband had a doctors appointment on our return and for the first time in 3 years his blood pressure was spot on.(Our doctor asked for the web site). I am going on the web site to book for November to set us up for Christmas. Thank you once again, highly recommended. Ralph and Sylvia Aberdeen.



What a brilliant relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting, hoping to return very soon. Global Honeys:buddies (US, UK China)!



We had a brilliant weekend, the weather was beautiful, the barn was lovely, and we loved the animals. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable, the eggs and sausages were very good! Morgan, Blisses and Penny's.
Jul 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We really had a great time in Kent, and certainly did enjoy our stay at Swan Street Barn.

Highly recommendable!

M.Lauwers Belgium



" We had a lovely short break,enjoyed the farm animals very much, delicious eggs, a beautiful peaceful location"- Mr Joyce.



We would like to thank you for such a lovely holiday at Swan Street Barn June 6 to 18 June. We feel so rested and relaxed after our stay everything was to such a high standard and beautiful surroundings. My husband had a doctors appointment on our return and for the first time in 3 years his blood pressure was spot on.(Our doctor asked for the web site). I am going on the web site to book for November to set us up for Christmas. Thank you once again, highly recommended. Ralph and Sylvia Aberdeen.



What a brilliant relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting, hoping to return very soon. Global Honeys:buddies (US, UK China)!



We had a brilliant weekend, the weather was beautiful, the barn was lovely, and we loved the animals. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable, the eggs and sausages were very good! Morgan, Blisses and Penny's.
Jul 2009
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28 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this stunning barn and would definitely recommend it.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with friends at Swan Street Barn to celebrate our forthcoming wedding. The barn was absolute lovely and well equiped with everything you need. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all great and decorated to a very high standard. The welcome pack left was a really lovely gesture. Joanna was very friendly and was also quick to mend a light bulb when needed. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 1 week in this beautiful barn, it was very well equipped and exceptionally clean. the kitchen had all the necessary equipment required. the grandchildren went to the adjoining farm every day to feed the horses and really enjoyed themselves. My 83 year old mother really enjoyed her stay and spent many hours watching the peacocks and birds in the gardens. We explored the kent coast and the local sights. it was very peaceful place to stay and we will certainly return in the future. We met Joanna on the 3rd day and found her very kind and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet country house. A place for relaxation and time out.....

Would definitely recommend and we will return again in the near future.

Plenty of space for a family gathering.

Tasteful decor, clean and very warm.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning Barn and stay

  • 5 of 5

A beauty of a cottage, so much space for a family get together and trip away from the big cities.

Caters for a big group so plenty of space, bathrooms and a big fridge to stock up!

Joanna was lovely and came over very briefly to say hi and when we had a problem with the dishwasher.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Seven of our family spent four days in this beautiful barn celebrating my mums 84th birthday. Ages ranged from 6 - 84 and because the barn is so large and spacious it was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A truly beautiful barn that allows you to have a home away from home experience!

  • 5 of 5

First impressions of Swan Street Barn were stunning. Open plan living room with so much space for a large family to spend a few days, situated on beautiful land with just a few peacocks to keep you company. The barn had everything you could possibly need to make your holiday as relaxing as possible.

We enjoyed trips out to Port Lympne animal reserve, Hastings and even a trip on the Kent and East Sussex steam train to Bodium Castle. All located within 30minutes of the barn. Just perfect! We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Red Lion pub at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Ashford at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Asford at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M20 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Charing at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Dymchurch at 20 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Both Kent coasts can be reached within 20 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, which is 20 minutes to the north, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs to the south, around 30 minutes drive or easily reachable by train from Charing.

Travel:

By train - 37 mins from London on the High Speed train

By car/ train - 20 mins drive from Le Shuttle crossing to Europe

Distances:

Leeds Castle is just 6 miles away, surely the most romantic castle in the world, the county town of Maidstone is 12 miles and very accessible by either car or train. The Old market town of Ashford, now the gateway to Europe aboard Eurostar is a 15 minute drive, you can also take the Javelin into St Pancras from here in just 37 minutes.

Further Details:

The historic villages of Charing and Lenham are only minutes away with numerous restaurants and local shops. A short drive into the heart of the weald with its charming villages and historic attractions.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Spring 2017
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£820
for 2 nights
From
£410
£1,330
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 5 nights
From
£500
£1,875
 
 
Autumn
5 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£790
for 2 nights
From
£395
£1,330
 
 
Late Autumn
13 Oct 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,215
for 3 nights
From
£405
£1,430
 
 
Winter
7 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£730
for 2 nights
From
£365
£1,230
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 5 nights
From
£420
£2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£820
for 2 nights
From
£410
£1,530
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking with the remaining balance and £250.00 refundable breakages deposit due 6 weeks before your stay with us. Check in time is after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival and Check out time is before 10.00.am. on the day of departure. Late check outs are available on request.

Maximum occupancy at any one time 10 people, including visitors.

The barn is not suitable for 10 adults - it provides accommodation for a combination of 6 to 8 adults and 2 to 4 children not exceeding maximum group size of 10 persons. 2 babies in travel cots can be accommodated in addition to the 10 person maximum.

Please note that additional persons that exceed the maximum persons on arrival may be asked to leave.



Please note that whilst the Barn is a great venue for a celebration or get together it is not designed as a party venue, we welcome all groups to enjoy their stay but advise that to respect our neighbours and the peaceful location loud music or over exuberance and drunkenness will not be permitted
Change Over Day:
Flexible

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available from 2 nights, with a discounted price for a 3rd night. For an exact quote for your chosen dates please feel free to ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 luxury en-suite bathrooms. 1 bathroom 1 Ground floor cloakroom/WC.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with Kingsize bed. Bedroom 2 with Kingsize bed. Bedroom 3 with Kingsize bed. Bedroom 4 with 2 single beds, a 2nd floor balcony room accessed via 1st floor bedroom. Family Room with Kingsize sofabed.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Seasonal welcome pack on arrival. 5 Star Rating for accommodation. Please note that whilst the Barn is a great venue for a celebration or get together it is not designed as a party venue, we welcome all groups to enjoy their stay but advise that to respect our neighbours and the peaceful location loud music or over exuberance and drunkeness will not be permitted. Maximum occupancy at any time including visitors is 10. The accommodation is suitable for 6 to 8 adults and 2 to 4 children to a maximum of 10 plus 2 under 5's in travel cots provided. Outside: Swan Street Barn is within the grounds of 15th century hall house, in idyllic Kentish countryside. There are 2 outside seating areas and BBQ. The barn is situated in 15 acres of gardens and farm land with farm animals to visit and enjoy. Utility Room: microwave and washer/dryer highchair Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided.Changed weekly. Other: Vaulted galleried reception.

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