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Rural Retreat set in peaceful relaxing garden - The Pottery Shed

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Pottery Shed

This beautiful holiday home (4 star rated) has a vaulted glass entry with ample storage space. Internal doors open into an open plan lounge, dining area with modern kitchen and French doors overlooking the gardens leading onto a patio with seating. The lounge has a comfortable seating area with large flat screen TV with Freesat and DVD. There is a music centre and wireless internet access is available. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a washing machine. The dining table seats 6. The door from the dining area leads through to the master bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite shower room, WC and basin. The bedroom has French doors that open on to the garden. There is a further double bedroom with king size bed off the master bedroom and therefore there is the opportunity for this property to be rented out to 4 people, by negotiation with the owners and at an additional cost. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very high standard.

About the property


Each holiday let is very individual but both have a sense of calmness and light. The properties have been decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Each enjoy views over different aspects of the garden. The grounds are beautifully maintained mainly laid to lawn with an orchard. There is a large pond in the centre. On entering the property down the drive you immediately feel a sense of space in rural countryside. We endeavour to make your stay as memorable and special as possible. The owner lives in a detached property also in the grounds. The property lets have been 4 star rated by Visit England (Quality in Tourism). Both holiday lets do not accept dogs and are no smoking.

Property Manager
Sarah hawley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2017

What makes this barn unique

Romantic get away

Guestbook comments from the manager

I thoroughly recommend this place to everyone....amazing. Ben Johnston

A really beautiful place to stay! Mary Bennett.

A real retreat, We came to see the area but found it so hard to leave - we just wanted to stay. Sam and Rhiannon
Jun 2011
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
For further details or special deals and to book either holiday lets Please contact us on: 01580 851114 or 07763363434

Changeover Day:
The Pottery Shed: Is flexible. Arrival time: Flexible. Departure: 10.00 am

Notes on prices: Please contact us regarding deals. We offer substantial discounts the longer you stay. When the second bedroom is used ( 3 or 4 guests) we only charge an additional £90 regardless of the length of your stay.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cranbrook in Tunbridge Wells

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large shower within a spacious room.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Spacious bedroom with king size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: High quality, comfortable holiday accommodation. All beautiful bedlinen provided. Ample parking. Wireless internet access. Mobile reception variable. Sorry no pets. No Smoking Outside: The Pottery Shed and Owl’s Nest sit within the grounds of the resident owner's property - in a tucked away peaceful location in rural Sandhurst. The grounds are beautifully maintained mainly laid to lawn and an orchard with a large pond in the centre, all of which can be enjoyed by guests. There is a patio area outside each of the holiday lets with table and chairs. The properties do not accept pets and is non-smoking.


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The Pottery Shed
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Utrecht, Holland

Holliday at the Pottery shed

  • 5 of 5

Writing this revieuw from home and feeling homesick to the Pottery Shed. We had such a wonderfull time here. In a rural setting surrounded by the beautifull garden and pond we had a warm welcome from Sarah who baked a cake for us. They will get quite famous in this revieuw section;)

The house is beautifull and was crispy clean, has a well equiped kitchen we used lots, the beds are very comfortable. We had good nights of sleep surrounded by quietness and fresh air from the roofwindows, and it was dark because of the thick curtains hangin in front of the patio doors.

We enjoyed sitting on the terras and look over the beautifull garden, trying to spot wildlife.

We cant wait to be back! See you soon :)

Kind regards from Holland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Sarah
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Peaceful haven

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. Sarah and Ian are wonderful hosts. Very accommodating. Immaculate property with a beautiful garden full of wildlife. Everything you need in a self catering home. Including a home made cake on arrival and fresh flowers. Will be returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Pottery Shed, Sarah was very helpful and the property was clean with lovely views of the garden. The accommodation is very situated for many wonderful National Trust Properties. We would certainly stay again and would recommend the Pottery Shed.

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A super holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Pottery Shed very much. The accommodation was beautiful with everything you need for feeling comfortable. We were able to use the huge and beautiful garden whenever we wanted to. The only problem we had was that our children didn´t want to leave the place. They just loved being there. When we went out to visit places they just wanted to get back! Sarah and Ian are great hosts, who supplied us with everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Benenden, Kent, England


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in the Pottery Shed, and recommend it highly. The surrounding gardens are enormous and delightful with the large pond attracting wildlife. It is perfect to sit beside the pond and enjoy the peace and quiet. Inside the Pottery Shed provides all that is needed for a comfortable stay, and the beds are luxurious with crisp fresh linen. We slept so well and awoke to light streaming in through the large windows which make the most of views of the garden. The village nearby has a very well stocked shop and further afield there are many interesting place to visit, as well as country pubs and restaurants. Sarah and Ian are very friendly and charming hosts who are happy to help with anything they can, whilst at the same time respecting your privacy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this delightful holiday let. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We could not fault our stay. Sarah and Ian were really helpful. Communication was excellent and when we arrived The Pottery Shed was just as described. It was very clean and fresh and their was a lovely cake fresh from the oven waiting for us. The garden is full of wildlife and we particularly enjoyed watching the woodpecker each day. Thank you Sarah for a wonderful holiday. We will be back in June.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Nearest beach: Camber Sands: 15 km


Airport: Gatwick. Railway: Ashford: 25 km. Ferry: Dover. Train: Etchingham= 12 mins and Staplehurst = 25 mins. Train time to London - an hour.

Car hire is recommended.


Sandhurst is ideally located in a peaceful convenient rural location - 10 minutes from Cranbrook and Tenterden - 30 minutes from Ashford and the fast train to Paris - 35 minutes from the M25 motorway.

Further Details:

The area is known as 1066 Country. Rolling hills, steam railways and fairytale castles. The area is steeped in history and heritage. Budding historians can explore the many castles, historic houses, Cathedrals and stately homes found throughout the county. Bodiam Castle is less than three miles away.

Attractions include: Walking - There are numerous, well defined public footpaths and bridal ways. Gardens - There are famous gardens and houses in the area including Sissinghurst Castle, Bateman's and Great Dixter House.

Steam Trains - A steam train runs between Tenterden and Bodiam stopping at various stations en route. Rye – medieval gem of the Cinque Ports

This picturesque market town is home to the enchanting cobbled Mermaid Street, the impressive Norman church of St Mary’s, a rich selection of antique and specialist shops and a thriving fishing fleet. Near Rye is Camber - renowned for its outstanding natural beauty with its miles of golden sands, safe bathing and a great location for beach combing. Hastings - This cosmopolitan town is home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, the remains of the first castle in England to be built by William the Conqueror, a preserved Old Town and a strong local arts community. Battle - The birthplace of English history. This charming market town grew up around Battle Abbey and takes its name from the famous battle between England’s would-be rulers William Duke of Normandy and the Saxon King Harold.

France - If you feel like it, it is easy to have a day out in France. We are less than an hour from Dover and the ports but only 30 minutes from Ashford International Train station. There are two main line stations to London close by. Train time to London just under an hour. There are many good pubs and restaurants which we can recommend.