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An Idyllic Sun Trap In The Heart Of Kent - D'Arcy Spice Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms & a sofa bed)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 35 nights
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D'Arcy Spice Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms & a sofa bed)

D'Arcy Spice:Sitting/Dining/Kitchen has laminate flooring, large picture window lovely vaulted ceilings creating a real feeling of space. In the Sitting Room Area there are two very comfortable sofas-one converts into a high quality double sofabed the other has a chaise lounge section. 42'HDTV/Freeview,DVD,CD Player with iPod dock bookcase stocked with games and books. French doors give direct access to the decked verandah overlooking the farmyard and adjacent buildings. There is also a large beech dining table and six chairs next to the Kitchen Area.

The kitchen is very well equipped including electric oven, hob and extractor hood, microwave, larder fridge,freezer,washer/dryer

Bedroom1 has a double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and door to a lovely En-Suite Shower Room with corner shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c

Bedroom2 has twin beds, bedside cabinets and hooks with padded hangers.

Shower Room has a fabulous double shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c

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About the property


A cluster of 3 beautifully converted cottages on a working fruit farm on the edge of the lovely village of Sutton Valance which is located in the heart of Kent with excellent road and rail access to all of Kent's attractions as well as Central London and day trips to France.

The properties also offer ample off-road parking.

We offer accommodation for 2, 4, 6 or up to 10 people if you combine D'Arcy Spice and Innishfree. Access is through an adjoining door and by putting the dining tables together you can enjoy 'French Style' family meals.

Alan Lucas
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first year so as yet we do not have any testimonials other than that of friends and family who have all found the accommodation warm and inviting. So your comments would be most welcome.
Apr 2013
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
1/3 on booking, remainder 8 weeks before arrival.

2/3 nights 75% of weekly rate
4 nights 80% of weekly rate
5 nights 85% of weekly rate
6 nights full weekly rate

Refundable damage deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible Friday or Saturday depending on availability. Available from 3pm on the day of your arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us regarding extra charges for pets and other special requirements.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sutton Valence in Sutton Valence

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Formerly an apple,but now soft fruit farm D’Arcy Spice is named after a lovely old apple variety and has a wonderful big open plan area perfect for relaxing or having fun family meals.Innishfree is named after a much loved family horse and has a comfortable open plan living area.The Studio offers a cosy welcoming home with a wood stove and gas CH. The owners live in the farmhouse where they keep their gorgeous S.American horses. Being in the heart of Kent there are myriads of attractions. Few villages can boast 3 pubs and a ruined 11C castle just a short walk away. Whether you fancy golf,visiting NT properties,walks or the beach this is the perfect base. Medieval Rye,Ancient Canterbury and Rochester,Tenterden and its steam railway, Bluewater shopping complex are easy to access. Just 5 mins by car is Headcorn with its shops and restaurants and a train station just 56 minutes from Central London. From nearby Ashford Intl station or the Channel Tunnel France is less than an hour away. Outside: D'Arcy Spice and Innishfree are set on a sun trapped south facing decked verandah, with outside table,chairs and sunshade. This is partitioned into two but can be used as one large outside area. Loan of a gas barbecue can be arranged. All of the properties are positioned towards the end of a long farm drive. At the top of the farm there are beautiful panoramic views over the Weald of Kent.


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D'Arcy Spice Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms & a sofa bed)
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Great Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Came with the family for summer holidays and really liked the property rented. It was neat and tidy and had all facilities required.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maison calme

  • 4 of 5

Maison calme, à proximité de la gare, tres pratique pour aller à Londres ! Nous avons eu du soleil toute la semaine.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Eine schöne Unterkunft

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus ist sehr hübsch und zweckmäßig eingerichtet und bietet alles, was man mit einer 5-köpfigen Familie braucht: zwei Duschbäder, eine großzügige, voll ausgestattete Wohnküche mit Smart TV, ein Elternschlafzimmer und ein recht kleines Kinder-Schlafzimmer sowie ein ausklappbares Sofabett im Wohnzimmer. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

Unsere Kinder waren von den Pferden und dem Hund des sympathischen Vermieters sehr begeistert.

Für Ausflüge nach London können wir dem Zug ab Headcorn sehr empfehlen. Stressfreier und preiswerter geht es mit dem eigenen Auto sicher nicht.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Le propriétaire est vraiment adorable, il parle très bien français, il nous a donné de très bons conseils de visite. Il est très serviable (d'ailleurs tous les anglais que nous avons rencontrés ont été très serviables !!)

La location est très agréable et spacieuse (sauf la chambre des enfants qui est un peu petite mais en même temps nous n'étions pas là pour rester dans nos chambres !), très pratiques les 2 salles de bains

La location est située dans la magnifique campagne anglaise mais Londres est à 1 heure de train à partir de la gare de Headcorn petit village à côté de Sutton Valence

Bref c'était génial et nous avons hâte d'y retourner

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Gatwick - Intentional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kings Head Pub, Sutton Valance
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Dover - to the Port of Calais France
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Weald of Kent Golf Course
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Headcorn Station links to London
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M20 - Motorway, links to London and the coast
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Kings Head Pub
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Chatham Dry SkiCentre
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Camber Sands
Car: recommended


Camber Sands 27 miles

Whitstable Harbour 33 miles

Rye Harbour 25 miles

Hastings Beach 30 miles


London Gatwick about 1 hour away (by car)

London Heathrow and Stanstead about 1¼ hours (by car)

Headcorn station with mainline services to central London is 5 minutes away with a journey time of less than an hour.

Channel Tunnel and Ashford International about 30 minutes away with about 1¼ hour journey times to Lille or 2 ¼ hours to Paris.


Maidstone Town is about 7 miles

The village of Headcorn 4 miles

Sutton Valence village 0.5 miles

Train Station 4 miles

Further Details:

Holidays are precious if you have any special requirements or just need some advice that will add to your enjoyment please let us know.

The 3 properties are non smoking.

Children are welcome and cots and high chairs can be supplied.

Please advise any special needs in advance.

All bed linen, towels and tea towels are provided.

The owners are dog friendly and you maybe welcomed first by their very sociable Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer but would only want one visiting dog at a time.

Young children and pets must be supervised at all times. The verandah areas are gated.

The properties were all converted in 2013 and will be available from May except The Studio which will be available one month later.

If you visit at the right time fresh raspberries and blackberries can be guaranteed.

The properties have well stocked book cases and a good supply of games.