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Country House On Equestrian Stud, 4 Star Gold Visit England Award



Updated: 19-Jun-2016
House on Equestrian Stud in Headcorn, Kent, England. UK - Country Life With The Clipity-clop Of Horses En-site

En-site of International Dressage Yard, where horses are trained to Grand Prix Level. Nice lawned gardens and plenty of parking. Short distance from Headcorn Parachute Aerodrome. Close to Leeds & Sissinghurst Castles. Headcorn village Sainsbury's, post office, restaurants & pubs. Tenterden 6 miles, Sissinghurst 4 miles, Maidstone 9 miles, Ashford 9 miles. Coast 26 miles. Tunbridge Wells Spa Town 25 miles. Bedgebury Pinetum Forest 6 miles.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Kent in the UK with my husband who works abroad, so we travel a lot. I have a son who is an International Dressage Rider/Trainer and has his training yard here en-site.

We love this area as it suits our needs being so close to the channel tunnel & Dover Port via M20 with its easy access to Europe. London is just over one hour by direct route from the local Headcorn Railway Station.

We frequently visit the local castles nearby, Leeds and Sissinghurst Castles and Royal Tunbridge Wells Spa Town with the infamous Pantiles and Speldhurst Place.

Numerous Golf Clubs and Maidstone and Ashford Towns a short distance drive.

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2013. Fiddlers Green is a welcoming beautiful place, thoughtfully decorated and well equipped, perfect for spending some peaceful days out in rural Kent. We enjoyed our stay and would return anytime (Ravensburg, Germany).

June 2013: Excellent Accommodation, we had a wonderful time, our grandchild will always remember Hugo and Tuppence. (Bournemouth UK).

June 2013: Beautiful, comfortable and spacious property on the edge of a lovely vilage in Headcorn. Owner was very helpful. (France).

August 2013. We had a very nice stay in your lovely house, sorry we broke two glasses, thanks again for the welcome basket which we appreciated very much. Pierre Cheikel.

14-21st Feb 2014. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here & say 'Thank you very much for your generous welcome pack Kalkbrenner, Germany.
Jul 2013
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fiddlers Stud

  • 5 of 5

We have just a lovely ten days at The Fiddlers stud. The house was perfect, very spacious , tastefully furnished and decorated and clean. We were a family group of six adults, two children and a baby and we all loved it, in fact I could have moved in permanently!!

It was great seeing the horses around us and my granddaughter cried when she had to say goodbye to Hugo the dog.

The location suited us well although we know the area well, there are lots of places to visit and it's not too far to get to the coast. As we were very lucky with the weather we spent quite a time at the house enjoying the garden and the sunshine.

We would recommend this house to anybody, I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious comfy cottage

  • 4 of 5

This is a very comfortable spacious accomodation. Situated right in the countryside on a stud farm with horses visible daily. Easy access to London from headcorn station. Ideally situated for many city country or even coastal attractions. The owners we're helpful and pleasant. The cottage is well equipped, clean and pleasantly furnished. Would stay here again. We were 4 adults

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location to explore Kent

  • 4 of 5

A really lovely and central location to explore the attractions of Kent. Canterbury Cathedral and Leeds Castle are very close by and absolute musts for anyone visiting the area. Driving through the bluebell-lined country lanes and picturesque villages was a real delight as were the numerous country pubs offering good food at very reasonable prices. The property itself is in very peaceful surroundings and excellently appointed. Thanks to Anne for giving us a very warm welcome and for making sure that everything was to our satisfaction! The attention to detail regarding furnishings and decor made us all (group of 6 family members spanning 3 generations from England and Germany) feel very much at home. Comings and goings on the stud and the dogs Hugo and Archie provided a personal touch which we all really enjoyed. We can highly recommend this property. Only thing to consider when booking: Will your group manage with one ensuite bathroom (with hand-held shower over bath) and one family shower room? We did - just!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you found our home very comfortable and in a perfect location to explore Kent. It was really wonderful meeting your very happy and joyful family. We do have a 5th Bedroom which we use as a store, where it is possible to put in a 3rd bathroom, this we will consider for the future. Although we already have the added comfort of three WC's in the house. I am glad you enjoyed the buzz of Stable life and look forward to greeting you back sometime.
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House on Equestrian Stud, Headcorn, Kent

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 looking for a quite long weekend away. Our stay was very comfortable. The house is beautifully decorated and the accommodation very spacious. Each room was unique. The kitchen was also very well equipped. The drive from South East London was about 1.5hrs and the directions given by Ann the owner were perfect. I enjoyed watching the horses having a bath in the morning. You do need a car to get around though. I would recommend this house to friends and will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Close to Europe Ports with ease of access. Land for Equestrian purpose, quiet but close enough to a really good Kentish Village Life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Headcorn village at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Dover at 9 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Weald of Kent at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Headcorn at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M20 at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Headcorn Village at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Whitstable, Folkestone, Dover at 26 Kilometres

Special interest holidays:

If you wish to bring a horse and have lessons, it will be arranged separately by contacting International Dressage Rider Daniel Watson by email direct: Dan@fgstud.co.uk

Kent Coast: Folkestone, Dover, Camber Sands, Whitstable & Herne Bay approx 20 miles. Sussex Coast: Brighton, Hastings & Eastbourne approx 26 miles.


Channel Tunnel 40 minutes to Junction 8 M20.

Gatwick Airport approx 1hr 20 mins via M25, & M20 to Junction 8.

Dover Port approx 45 mins via M20 to Junction 8.

Private Car/Hire Car essential.


Headcorn village shops 1.5 miles

Tennis Club 1 mile.

Bedgebury Pinetum Forest 9 miles

Nearest towns Maidstone & Ashford approx 9 miles in opposite directions. Ashford Designer Outlet 8 miles

Leeds Castle or Sissinghurst Castle 15 minutes drive approx.

Hever Castle & Golf Club approx 1.10mins.

Bewl Bridge Waters for Fishing/Walking/Cycling/Watersports 9 miles

Cranbrook Village 20 minute drive.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Spa Town 50 minutes.

Tenterden Village 25 minutes.

London: London Bridge & Charing Cross from Headcorn Station Just over 1 hr.

Ashford International Station 9 miles

Further Details:

Sainsburys Store & Good Local Butchers & Fishmongers in Headcorn High St.

Numerous Tearooms, fish & chip shop, bakery, and a deli.

Assortment of beautiful Gift Shops to browse in.

Nat West Bank & A Free Sainsbury's Cashpoint.

Krishna Indian & Numerous other Restaurants & pubs all recommended.

Ipicus in Cranbrook Village is a Mitchilin Starred Restaurant.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A Provisional booking can be taken but must be confirmed within 2 days.
Deposit: A deposit of £250 is requested at the time of a confirmed booking. This is retained until after your stay and refunded to you as long as the house is left clean and tidy with no large damages.
Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to your stay.
Payment: Direct Bank Transfer please.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Friday, but can sometimes be flexible.
Arrival: Not before 3pm.
Departure by 10am please, to enable us to prepare for our next visitors.

Notes on prices:
For 4-7 night duration 100% of the weekly tariff will be charged.
For 3 nights or less 80% of the weekly tariff is charged (only available in the Low Season).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Spacious in size, and the feel & freshness of open spaces. But still convenient enough for good restaurants and shopping and we are central to numerous castles in all directions.

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to Master Bedroom, Rolled top bath, hand-held shower, WC,washbasin & heated towel rail. Wetroom,fully tiled, huge shower head, superb underfloor heating, a heated towel rail, mirrored cupboard, WC & washbasin. Dowstairs WC/washbasin.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with King size Bed, fitted wardrobes & en-suite bathroom. Bed 2 with double bed & fitted wardrobes. Bed 3 with double bed, wardrobe & drawers. Bed 4 Twin beds & set of drawers. A COT/HIGH CHAIR IS AVAILABLE, THE COT IS UNDER THE TWIN BED.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No access for guests through to Stable Yard, although you can see horses from the house. There are two dogs on the yard who are very well trained, that occasionally visit house garden (Hugo & Archie) they are passive & children do love them but for safety please do not pick them up, they know they are not allowed into the house, so we would appreciate that you please do not encourage this. Guests & visiting guest animals are not allowed. In the interests of hygiene & for visitors comfort, we kindly ask visitors to remove shoes before going upstairs. Please note the inset log stove in the sitting room gets extremely hot as does the wetroom towel rail. Please supervise children at all times. This is a non smoking household. It would be appreciated if the plants are watered daily. On making a booking it is understood that you & each of your party have read ALL of the descriptions, details and notes pertaining to this property. Outside garden furniture includes large octagonal table with 8 chairs, a table with another two chairs and a long pine pew. BBQ. Garden cushions can be found on shelves in the garage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, iron board, coat rack and boot rack. Ash disposal bin. Broom, floor mop, brush & pan. Pegs, & outside washing line. All Beds fully made up on arrival. Towels are provided per person staying. A washing machine &tumble dryer is provided if you wish to wash bedding and towels for longer stays. No cleaning/maid service available. Gardener attends once weekly,Windows cleaned monthly. Please leave the house clean and tidy as you found it.

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