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Located on a Small farm, enjoy the countryside and see the animals.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Charing, Nr. Ashford, Kent, England - Peaceful Conutryside Location, With villages to Explore. London is only 40 Mins Via High Speed Train

Swan Street Hayloft is set within the grounds of 17thC Kentish barn, in idyllic Kent countryside. Swan Street Hayloft has been converted to provide the most modern comforts and luxury accommodation. A great base for families to explore the area or couples wanting a relaxing break.The historic villages of Charing and Lenham are only minutes away with restaurants and local shops. The Local pub , The Red Lion with good food, open fire and friendly atmosphere is only 5 minutes walk. Easy access to London from Ashford Intl , only 37 mins by train. Near to Leeds Castle and the cathedral city of Canterbury. A short drive into the heart of the Weald with its charming villages and historic attractions. Both Kent coasts can be reached within 20 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, to the north, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs to the south. Other outdoor pursuits include miles of beautiful walks such as the Pilgrims Way on the North downs, and not forgetting the cycling and horse riding. The Hayloft situated on a small farm and guests are welcome to walk round and enjoy seeing the animals.

More Details

Joanna Stokes
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Joanna Stokes

I am a keen gardener and love being outside. I have a small number of animals on my smallholding which I love to spend time with.

Joanna Stokes purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Joanna Stokes chose Kent

Peaceful countryside location with easy access to main transport links

What makes this cottage unique

You can enjoy a close up experience on the smallholding and meet the animals

Guestbook comments from the owner

" We had a lovely short break,enjoyed the farm animals very much, delicious eggs, a beautiful peaceful location"- Mr Nixon.

We would like to thank you for such a lovely holiday at Swan Street Hayloft in December. We feel so rested and relaxed after our stay everything was to such a high standard and beautiful surroundings. Thank you once again, highly recommended. Ralph and Sylvia Aberdeen.
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charing in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 luxury bathroom with double shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Please note access to Bedroom 1 is via bedroom 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Seasonal welcome pack on arrival. Access to walk around the farm included in your stay. Maximum occupancy at any time including visitors 4 people and 1 under 5's Outside: Swan Street Hayloft is within the grounds of 15th century hall house, in idyllic Kentish countryside. There is an outside seating area and BBQ. The hayloft is situated in 15 acres of gardens and farm land with lots of farm animals to visit and enjoy. We have numerous Goats, ducks, chickens, ponies, sheep, pigs and lots more. Swan Street produce is also available seasonally including free range eggs, free range sausages, bacon, hams, gammon, lamb, and free range Turkey and goose. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided, changed weekly.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)


relaxing stay on a small farm

  • 5 of 5

Its our second time staying here, its a small , cozy cottage away from the hustle. But, not to far to travel for sights. Brilliant location just off the A20 between Maidstone and Ashford.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very cosy and nicely set up.

  • 5 of 5

A good place to stay with plenty to see and do.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal location for us to explore the many sights of Kent and even east Sussex.Countless castles, cathedrals or abbeys, gorgeous countryside, pleasant drives and friendly people - couldn't have been better! Oh, and an excellent Thai restaurant not too far a drive away.

It was perfect for our family of 3, and as well as having all the essentials of a self-catering cottage, had plenty of charm and individuality inside and outside, from the delightful upstairs rooms, through to the welcome hamper, ongoing sale of pork items through to the occasional visiting peacocks!

A real hidden gem that we recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöne Unterkunft für kleine Familie oder max 4Personen im Herzen von Kent

  • 5 of 5

Sehr gepflegtes und liebevoll Eingerichtetes Haus und sehr nette und hilfsbereits Eigentümerin. Innerhalb von Radius 30 miles ist man am Meer und bei vielen tollen Sehenswürdigkeiten + Schnellzug in Ashford nach London. Wir kommen wieder👍

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family of 5 (children of age 6,4 and 1) in Hayloft

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Swan Street Barn (we slept in the Hayloft) and Paul was a perfect guide on our tour through the farm and spoiled us with eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers,...

Our three children (6,4 and 1) loved the surroundings and the pub Red Lion is really close. The Red Lion has a friendly atmosphere and lovely food. Dogs and children are welcome as it is a real family pub.

We made wonderful visits to Dover Castle (2x), Leeds Castle (2x), Dockyards Chatham, Deal, Canterbury and Audley End House and Gardens. The location is really central, so no long drives or just ideal to have the children do a little nap in the car.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodations in an ideal location for exploring southeast England.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful holiday at Swan Street Farm. We stayed for three weeks, and everything about the Hayloft was charming and thoughtful. High quality furnishings and linens, with all modern conveniences. We were able to cook meals, do laundry, take beautiful country walks, stay connected with excellent wifi, and enjoy the nearby village. We also found the Hayloft ideal for day trips, including exploring London and Broadstairs by rail, or driving to Canterbury, Dover, Leeds Castle, and other sites. The village of Charing has a lovely tearoom (Rosebud), a pharmacy, and a well-stocked grocery with convenient hours. Of course, many other large shops are just a few miles away in Ashford. Joanna was a gracious hostess, always quick to reply to any questions we had. Highly recommend the Hayloft to anyone looking for a quiet country setting with convenient access to London and more.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 3
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4
1 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
1 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit to secure your booking with the remaining balance and £125.00 refundable breakages deposit due 6 weeks before your stay with us. Check in time is after 4 p.m. on the day of arrival and Check out time is before 10.00.am. on the day of departure. Late check outs are available on request.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available from 2 nights, starting from £250.00. For an exact quote for your chosen dates please feel free to ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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