Located in Kent and only one hour away from Central London, this beautiful thatched manor farmhouse and farmstead, with its outdoor heated pool, country-style kitchen, games room and two acres of grounds surrounded by orchards, is a perfect example of the beautiful British countryside at its tranquil best and is an ideal location for family holidays and celebrations.
The gated entrance leads to the farmstead which comprises the Manor Farmhouse, Stable Cottage and the strikingly renovated The Barn, arranged around a courtyard. All three buildings provide plenty of space and amenities to cater to guests’ needs. The Manor Farmhouse offers open-beamed and oak-floored drawing and dining rooms; the dining room can seat 18 guests and has a wood burning stove and plenty of comfortable seating - a perfect spot for entertaining guests; the drawing room features a further two wood burning stoves and large sofas, while Stable Cottage has a fresh contemporary open plan space with a vaulted ceiling and a breakfast area for six guests.
Thatchers Cottage boasts a country kitchen with an oil-fired cast iron range, backed up by an electric oven, hob and microwave. Both Stable Cottage and The Barn have further kitchen areas with electric hobs, ovens and microwaves, ideal for corporate groups that need the separate areas or big family cooking that requires plenty of ovens and storage space, such as a Christmas dinner gathering.
The property features a total of ten bedrooms and eight bath/shower rooms that can accommodate 18 guests. The Manor Farmhouse offers three doubles and one single, while the Stable Cottage has a bedroom with a large zip and link bed and a vaulted ceiling, plus two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom; all the bedrooms feature French doors, offering access straight out onto the wrap-around decking and into the gardens. The Barn also features a bedroom with a very large zip and link bed as well as a sauna and two sets of French doors, one leading to the decked area and down to the water feature and the other to the pool. There is a further double and single that share a family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath.
The Barn houses a modern leisure complex comprising a billiards room for snooker and pool, a library and a cinema room with seating for 18 guests and a large flat screen surround sound television, DVD, CD, laser disc, VCR and stereo. In the summer you can enjoy the BBQ area and the walled garden and heated swimming pool with its two shower/changing rooms.
Situated in the midst of a charming village and a country walk to the nearest pub, this area of the North Downs in Kent is classified as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and known as ‘The Garden of England’, so we highly recommend that guests pack their walking boots to be able to really appreciate the exceptional surroundings.
The property is only three miles from the town of Sittingbourne for shopping, but we recommend that guests look out for various farmers’ markets and food stalls as the local area is famous for its fresh produce. Places nearby worth visiting include, Faversham, Whitstable and the cathedral city of Canterbury. If you simply can’t resist the bright lights, Blue Water Shopping Centre is under 45 minutes away and, of course, you are close enough to London for a night of theatre and fine dining.
To enjoy complete rest and relaxation with family and friends or if you are visiting from overseas and want to experience the best of Britain, Thatchers Cottage comes highly recommended.
Please note: Due to planning restrictions we can only book family groups into this property.
Please note this house can only accept family groups
Shorter stays are possible. Please enquire for prices
Prices are for self-catered holidays
Heating: provided in cost of hire
Cots: 3 cots can be provided upon request
Catering & Corkage: The house does not charge corkage. You are free to self-cater or choose your own catering company.
Damage Deposit: £360
Terms: £500.00 per week non-refundable booking deposit to secure dates.
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Midweek Bookings: May be possible, please enquire
One night stays: May be possible, please enquire
Weddings & Events: Sorry no wedding parties due to planning restrictions
Stags / Hens: Sorry no stag or hen parties due to planning restrictions
Pets: With prior agreement at small extra cost
Larger groups: Sorry no larger groups due to planning restrictions