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Period Barn Conversion With Garden, Sweeping Views And Outdoor Heated Pool.

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn and Cottage in Benenden, Kent, England - Peaceful, Beautiful Location With An Abundance Of Local Attractions And Easy Access To The Coast

Hidden down a quiet country lane with sweeping views of the beautiful Kent countryside, Lower Standen Farm and Granary offer the perfect country hideaway whatever the time of year. The glorious setting, lovely garden and heated outdoor pool provide for a wonderful summer holiday, or in the winter the character, original beams and stunning inglenook fireplace provide cosy, luxurious comfort for a fabulous break. Furnished with flair and taste, the farmhouse offers stylish country living for the extended family or large groups. There are many local attractions to visit: National Trust properties, gardens, vineyards, the country towns of Tenterden and Cranbrook - plus the coast for historic Rye, Hastings and Winchelsea. The property offers versatile accommodation for up to 16 people.

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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Natalie

We are a family with four children including three boys, which in most part drove our desire for a wonderful country property with space, both inside and out. We also enjoy large family gatherings and Lower Standen Farm is perfect for those.

Natalie purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Natalie chose Benenden

We bought Lower Standen Farm and Granary in November 2012 to be our family home. We set a wonderful local architect to work redesigning and updating it to a high standard so we could enjoy the beautiful property, country views, peace, outdoor space and fantastic pool. This work was completed in autumn 2013. Our work then meant we couldn't take advantage of it full time (we still use it for Christmas and summer holidays) so we are - somewhat reluctantly - letting it out for discerning short term holiday makers. Please only rent it if you plan to look after it.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Lower Standen Farm and Granary offer peace, beauty and a wealth of local attractions. Marry the tranquillity of the countryside with an activity agenda meaning adults and children alike find it tough to get bored. Also it's hard to find a pub not serving good food in the area - and you can even get Michelin starred food.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Benenden in Rother District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom en suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    En suite bedroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Cottage bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Main house: En suite to Bedroom 1: freestanding bath, separate shower, basin, wc En suite to Bedroom 2: bath, basin, wc Family bathroom: bath, separate shower, basin, wc Downstairs cloakroom: basin, wc Granary: Bathroom with bath, shower, basin, wc
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with en suite
    First floor bedroom 2 - En suite bathroom
    First floor bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Second floor bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Second floor bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Cottage Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Cottage Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
    Cottage Bedroom 8 - 2 Child Bed , Sleeps 2 children in bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 8 Beds Farmhouse, 5 Beds Farmhouse and 3 Beds Cottage Notes on bedrooms: Main house: Bedroom 1: Super King bed, en suite bathroom Bedroom 2: Queen bed, en suite bathroom Bedroom 3: twin beds, can be made up as double Bedrooms 4,5: twin beds Granary: Bedroom 6: King bed Bedroom 7: twin beds Bedroom 8: bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This is a large family home refurbished to a high standard in summer 2013 for the owners to live in (but life had other plans). It was chosen it for its character and beauty, the wonderful view – including Sandhurst windmill on the horizon – and the complete absence of traffic noise. It offers something special and to keep it that way requires a £500 security deposit. No smoking. No hen or stag do’s. No pets. A few house rules apply. Outside: Garden, large patio with charcoal barbecue, heated pool (approx 8m x 5m), croquet set, table tennis (can use triple garage if cold/wet/windy), garden games, children’s climbing frame, swings. Granary has separate sheltered garden with private patio Utility Room: Main house: small freezer, washer, tumble drier, vacuum cleaner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels included. Pool towels must be supplied by guests. Property and linen cleaned between rentals. No midweek cleaning except by arrangement. Light cotton dressing gowns supplied for all guests The pool is open from the 1st weekend in May until the last weekend in September Other: Entry hall with refectory table that can sea


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Period Barn Conversion With Garden, Sweeping Views And Outdoor Heated Pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

14 of us stayed for 5 days in this great house. We loved how comfy it was, perfect for a family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing countryside property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a friend of friends and some little ones for my wife's 40th birthday. The house was a great size, one of the few we could find in Kent that could accommodate us all. It had an amazing garden with incredible views over the countryside. We would recommend it and we'd definitely look to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with fabulous grounds

  • 5 of 5

3 generations of our family enjoyed our week together here. Very well equipped accomodation with so much room! The swimming pool was a delight and the yound ones loved the swings and the unsual mud pie kitchen! There are plenty of books and games if you are unfortunate with the weather. Set in beautiful grounds in a peaceful setting with sheep looking over the fence. Lovely bedrooms and all very clean and comfortable. Mind your head in the master suite! The only slight disappointment was the wifi but then we did have many appliances trying to access it. I can highly recommend a stay here. Natalie was so prompt in replying and answering the smallest of queries. The pub just down the road had a good Sunday lunch and the walk to it through the orchard was enjoyable. If you havent visited Bodiam Castle it is really impressive although not a lot to see inside. Waitrose found the house and delivered a van full of food (and drink!) for our week together. Take some Nespresso pods for the coffee machine, its great!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic rural setting, great facilities for all

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family enjoyed a week at Lower Standen Farm in mid August.

We loved the main house, the granary, and the grounds and the views. It was an oasis of calm for the adults and the children wanted nothing more than to play in the pool and enjoy the space that the garden offered.

We used both houses which were very comfortable and well equipped. We would have no hesitation recommending this property and we look forward to being able to return there in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iden Green
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Car: necessary


16 miles to the coast. Rye is a gorgeous seaside town. Camber Sands is a famous, long sandy beach much loved for family outings.


Car essential. Channel tunnel/ports approx 45 minute drive. Nearest airport (Gatwick) approx 1 hour.


Train: Staplehurst, 9 miles

Pub: The Woodcock, 0.75 miles (a lovely 10 minute walk for lunch)

Restaurant: 2 Michelin star restaurants within a few miles: in Cranbrook (4 miles) and Biddenden (6 miles) – plus many other choices

Shop: Benenden (2 miles), Sandhurst (2 miles)

Many other local attractions

Further Details:

There are so many things to do in the area if you are a family or set of friends looking for activities this is the right place. There’s horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking, adventure trails, castles, beaches, walks, Go Ape, vineyards, Tenterden steam railway, pubs, restaurants – the list is almost endless. A large selection of pamphlets are provided at the property.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
Ideal for short breaks out of peak season. Minimum 3 day booking, charged at 75% of weekly rate. All bookings through owners' local manager

Changeover Day:
Standard changeover day is Friday. Arrival 3pm / departure 10am. Short breaks available outside of peak season.

Notes on prices:
Prices follow historic demand as stipulated by our agent, so apologies if it all looks more complicated than strictly desirable.

All bookings through owners' local manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.