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Peace and quiet of the Kentish North Downs, with tennis court

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Superb barn with tennis court. Close to Canterbury & Channel Tunnel. A wonderful year-round retreat. Massage and reflexology on site.

Podlinge Barn self-catering accommodation has been awarded a four-star rating by Visit England, the national tourist board. We have also received a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. Our unmatched guest reviews speak for themselves. Our location is perfect for those who love being out in the country. Nature lovers, walkers and all those who enjoy rural tranquility will be in their element. Our nearest neighbours (both farms) are half a mile in one direction and a mile in the other... so the only noise we hear is birdsong! Podlinge is a haven for wildlife and we are the highest point for miles and frequently enjoy dramatic sunrises and sunsets. As well as superb accommodation, you'll have: use of a tennis court; opportunities for holistic therapies (massage & reflexology); and easy access to some of the most beautiful walks in Kent. You'll also be able explore some of Kent's prettiest villages and visit historic buildings, traditional seaside towns and many other local tourist attractions.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nessa and John both grew up in rural Kent, not far from Podlinge. Nessa is a farmer's daughter, whose parents still farm a few miles away. When expecting their 3rd child in 1995, they moved to Podlinge, where they went on to have 2 more children ... an idyllic place to bring up a family! Having commuted for many years, John runs his own events business from home. In addition to welcoming guests, Nessa is also a holistic therapist, offering massage and reflexology from her treatment room at home. Although all 4 children have now flown the nest, they are regular visitors, especially since the arrival of their gorgeous golden doodle, Dulcie.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow! What an amazing retreat you have here! We have had such a wonderful weekend in your beautiful barn. You have been the perfect hosts, warm and welcoming, and we have loved every minute! Thank you" (Oct '13)



"You have created your own piece of heaven in the centre of Kent as it is so quiet & tranquil here. We appreciated the home made cake, bread and of course the wine! You have been wonderful hosts as nothing was too much trouble" (Aug '13)



"The solitude of the location makes it the perfect place to get away from the stress of life, and we enjoyed the abundant wildlife" (Aug '13)



"The barn was absolutely perfect and the views so peaceful and calming" (Jun '13)



"Podlinge Barn, what better place could we have wished for a short break in our favourite Kent? The tranquillity of this spot, its marvellous settings in nature, combined with the warmth, kindness and treatments of Nessa. It all adds up to create the perfect spot for that peaceful easy feeling we all long for" (M
May 2013
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Dream house

  • 5 of 5

Podlinge Barn is the ideal place to spend your holidays! Located in an area with wonderful landscapes and hardly no neighbours (except the owners of Podlinge Barn), it is exactly the right place to relax and enjoy yourself. Nessa helped us in all situations, for example she wrote us way-descriptions, so we always had the great feeling of being welcome. The house is the most beautiful holiday residence we’ve ever booked, as there is enough space for everybody and the owners have thought of everything. Our family was allowed to play with the cute family-puppy and we had so much fun using the large tennis-court… If I had to rate the house on a scale from 0-10 I would give Podlinge Barn 10 points as the house is wonderful and the owners even more.

Our family never went twice to a holiday residence, but now we are already thinking about coming back…

Hope to see you soon, dear Nessa and John

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Nessa & John discovered Podlinge in 1994 whilst walking the footpath which passes through the garden. Six weeks later, we saw 'our dream house' up for sale, and a year later we bought it! It was the secluded and tranquil location which we loved most. Hidden away down a very small track, off such a narrow country lane, Podlinge was only ever seen by footpath walkers and our own family and friends. After years of keeping this wonderful place a secret, we now enjoy sharing this idyllic spot with our guests, who seem to love it here as much as we do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 105 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Timberbatts, Bodsham at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 33 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Etchinghill, Lyminge at 12 Kilometres Nearest Train : Wye at 7.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M20 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Wife of Bath, Wye at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Hythe at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Distances:

7.5km to Wye

15km to Canterbury

15km to Ashford

105 km to Gatwick airport

Further Details:

The County of Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’. Beautiful countryside, hop gardens, coast houses, apple orchards, picture-postcard villages, historic castles and ancient churches are just some of the many and varied attractions

It is steeped in history and heritage from pre- Roman times right through to exciting contemporary developments such as the recently opened Turner Contemporary Art Gallery. Evidence of the Roman, Viking and Norman invasions, through to the Battle of Britain in World War II, have all left their mark on this fascinating part of England.

A beautiful coastline and countryside reflecting a wide range of terrain, from downs to river valleys, from the white chalk cliffs of Dover to gentle farmland meadows and orchards. The county’s literary heritage is second to none, with Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad and Ian Fleming.

Kent has everything for the discerning traveller, whether it be relaxing over a drink in a medieval oak-beamed pub; eating freshly caught Whitstable oysters; or letting the breeze refresh you as you walk amongst quintessentially English countryside. Nostalgic steam railways, windmills, vineyards, beautiful gardens and historic National Trust properties offer unforgettable experiences to all those who visit.

Canterbury has a whole host of history and heritage for you to come and discover. Strolling the narrow, cobbled traffic-free streets of one of England's oldest cities is an experience that will never be forgotten. Whilst shops and restaurants flourish in lively cosmopolitan counterpoint to Canterbury’s absorbing heritage.

Podlinge Barn is situated amidst the dramatic chalk hills dotted with ancient beech woodlands, carpeted with grassland rich in wild flowers and native orchids, with medieval farmhouses and charming villages of the Kentish Weald. Walkers can follow well established trails to appreciate the views of this unique beautiful landscape.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 22
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£480
for 3 nights
From
£160
£735
 
 
Rate 23
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
 
Jan/Feb
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
£765
 
 
Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
 
Feb/March
18 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
From
£178
£820
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
April
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
From
£178
£820
 
 
May
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
From
£192
£885
 
 
Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
June/July
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
From
£192
£885
 
 
Summer Holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
September
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£576
for 3 nights
From
£192
£885
 
 
Sept/Oct
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£534
for 3 nights
From
£178
£820
 
 
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£885
for 7 nights
£885
 
 
Oct/Nov/Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
£765
 
 
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,525
for 7 nights
£1,525
 
 
Jan/Feb
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
From
£188
£765
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£498
for 3 nights
From
£166
£765
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please note that we do not charge a booking fee.
Rates are based on full occupancy of 6 guests - we offer reduced rates for smaller groups wishing to use fewer bedrooms

Rates include: electricity, logs, linen & towels, household items, wi-fi, welcome pack... & tennis!

Sorry, but no pets or smoking.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day for Podlinge Barn is generally Saturday, but this is flexible. Arrival 3pm onwards, departure 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks:
[Not available during Holiday & Half-Term periods]
2-3 nights = 65% of weekly rent
4 nights = 75% of weekly rent
5 nights = 90% of weekly rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Nessa and John's Grade II listed farmhouse, Podlinge Farm, together with their 2 holiday lets, Podlinge Barn and Podlinge Cottage, are set in the most wonderfully peaceful location, surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Downstairs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Upstairs
  • Ground floor shower room - contemporary white tiles, toilet, basin, shower cubicle, storage cabinet. First floor bathroom, toilet, basin, curve-fronted bath with hand-held shower.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, downstairs with en-suite shower room, stable door to garden
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, with en-suite bathroom, beautiful views
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, with beautiful views
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom, with en-suite shower room - contemporary white tiles, toilet, basin, shower cubicle ~Twin bedroom - dual aspect with lovely views, built-in wardrobe ~ Double bedroom – dual aspect, built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: There is an extensive garden/play area next to the Barn, together with a tennis court which guests are welcome to use. The Barn also has it's own patio area, complete with table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Other: Spacious lobby - plenty of space for coats and boots.

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