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Kentish Cottage



Updated: 01-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Tonbridge, Kent, England - Rural Location With Easy Access To London And The Coast

Located down a long private drive with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, Hawthorn Cottage built in 1880, was originally part of the neighbouring Hop Farm, where it was used to house the hop wagons. Now converted, it provides an idyllic rural setting for a peaceful visit to Kent. The variety of attractions in the area are unlimited and include the Kentish towns of Maidstone, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks; Leeds, Hever and Scotney Castles, and historical attractions such as Chartwell and Penshurst Place. The local area also boasts All Saints Church at Tudeley, the only church in the world with all windows in stained glass and designed by Marc Chagall. Situated just 4 miles from the town of Tonbridge, London can also be reached by train in 50 minutes. Hawthorn Cottage is an ideal location for your stay in Kent.

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About the Owner

Roland & Lorna Middleton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2017

About Roland & Lorna Middleton

Our family have lived in the area for 30 years and have an excellent knowledge of the area.

Roland & Lorna Middleton purchased this cottage in 2010

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


A cosy cottage in a beautiful rural setting

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was well positioned to all the amenities we wanted and in a beautiful rural setting, with car parking and the usual comforts. The cottage was also very warm, clean and welcoming, with beams and a wonderful roll top bath to relax in, after all that's what holidays are for.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review Roy - we're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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3 week stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 weeks while having building work done to our house - we have 2 small boys so we certainly filled the house. Although it is bijou, it had everything we needed and we really enjoyed it.

We are local so are already spoiled by the stunning countryside and lovely surroundings but, as a holiday-maker, you couldn't ask for a better setting.

We enjoyed some lovely walks, runs and bike rides in the local area and made ourselves at home at the excellent pub down the road.

The house itself was well equipped with all you'd need in the kitchen plus abundant fluffy towels, luxurious pillows and bed linen and a very comfy king size bed. Our hosts were very welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed throughout our stay.

Thank you so much for a peaceful haven during a fairly stressful time!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to have you. Here's hoping all gets sorted out soon! Lorna & Roland
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Comfortable cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Roland and Lorna's. The cottage was very well equipped and we particularly appreciated the large flatscreen TV and very comfortable bed. Great location - easy to get to London, the coast and many historical sites. Recommend without reservation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Compact but comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

Friendly welcome from the owners on arrival, quiet location, 10 minute stroll to River Medway, 5 minutes to pub. Cottage 'compact' but comfortable for 4 people. Kitchen very well equipped, upstairs en suite bathroom cramped (suggest install smaller bath and larger wash basin!). Ideal base for visiting National Trust gardens.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is a perfect base for exploring the south east. It is close enough to London to make a day trip possible, and it is surrounded by family (and budget) - friendly National Trust properties.

The cottage was clean and is not carpeted upstairs which made sleeping a much nicer experience. The beds were good and large enough to accommodate even the largest Dutchman. It was also well aired, and didn't have any damp or mouldy smell.

There was a nice garden for the children to play in, which they really appreciated. All in all, a positive experience!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in Hawthorn Cottage and everything was perfect. Lovely cottage and the cleaning was perfect. The cottage is cosy and there's a lot to see in the surroundings. The owners, Lorna and Roland are very helpful. We highly recommend this cottage!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

We are located close to the River Medway where there are opportunities for fishing and canoeing and walking. There are many places of historical interest e.g., Chartwell (Winston Churchill's residence), Hever Castle, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst & Knole (Vita Sackville-West's residence), Penshurst Place, Bodiam Castle.


Hastings, Brighton, Camber Sands, Eastbourne are all approximately 30 miles.


Gatwick airport is a 45 minute drive, Heathrow - approx 75 minutes by car, 35 minute drive to Ashford (Eurostar). We are happy to arrange taxis to and from airports and local car hire.


Tunbridge Wells 10 mile, Maidstone 7 miles, Tonbridge 3 mile, Sevenoaks 10 miles, Paddock Wood 3 miles, London 35 miles.

Further Details:

A peaceful, idyllic location within walking distance of a 16th century public house. Local amenities are a short drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 25% of the full fee to secure booking. Balance is payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday but may be flexible out of season - please ask. Arrival after 3pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact for short term/long term prices and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 01-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with shower, hand basin & wc. Bathroom 2 (en-suite to Bedroom 1) with roll-top bath, hand basin and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2, with twin beds. Both have ample cupboard space.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Baby equipment and internet access on request. Outside: Paved garden area with variety of shrubbery and seating and barbeque. Also large grassed area. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer, counter-top freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen and towels provided and changed weekly