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What Oliver loves…
- Fantastically spacious and beautifully renovated traditional oast house
- Superb gardens creating a haven of peace and tranquility in this pretty part of Kent
- Close to an array of attractions, from Bodiam Castle to Chapel Down vineyard
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This beautiful, traditional oast house, renovated to a high standard, sits on the edge of the High Weald AONB in the picturesque Kent countryside. Sleeping twelve guests across five superb bedrooms and with three bathrooms, it is a wonderful place to relax and unwind with family or friends in the heart of the English countryside.
Historically used for drying hops as part of the brewing process, this large oast house is now a stunning holiday property just outside pretty Sissinghurst. With its pair of roundels, it is an impressive property when viewed from outside. Inside, the property is equally wonderful - light and spacious and full of quirky characterful features. Upon entering, guests are greeted by the wonderful hallway, with its stone floor and exposed brickwork complemented by the warm wood of the staircase leading up to the first-floor gallery. From here, a door leads into the huge double-ended lounge, with stone floor and underfloor heating, and a magnificent brick fireplace at the centre where a wood burner glows. At one end, there is a comfortable seating area, with three sofas attractively arranged in this circular space, and a wall-mounted plasma TV. At the other end there is a second seating area with an upright piano. Both seating areas have patio doors opening into the attractive garden. The large kitchen/diner is a fabulous space in which guests can gather and socialise. Well-equipped and stylish, the kitchen has everything guests might need for cooking up some memorable meals.
Heading upstairs, guests will discover the wonderful gallery, with its high ceiling and original exposed beams. The five beautiful bedrooms, with their uniquely curved shape, are simply yet tastefully furnished to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. The spacious master bedroom has a contemporary en-suite bathroom and there is also a family bathroom on the first floor as well as a handy shower room downstairs. The fifth bedroom has both a double bed and a bunk bed, making it ideal for younger guests.
Stepping out into the garden, guests will appreciate the large swathe of lawn that stretches out before them. The large patio has a picnic table and additional seating perfect for relaxing in the sunshine, and also a gas barbecue for alfresco dining on warm days. Extending to 14 acres, the grounds are a delight, with mature trees framing the view and creating a private haven of tranquillity. Sissinghurst Oast is a wonderfully unique and historic property in the heart of the Kent countryside, ideal for relaxing with friends or family. Ideally located for exploring the beautiful countryside as well as visits to nearby Royal Tunbridge Wells and pretty Tenterden for a spot of shopping.
What you should know…
- One of the bedrooms features additional bunk beds which means the home is best suited to a maximum capacity of 10 adults and 2 children
- The lane leading up to the home is private and so it may be subject to a few bumps and holes depending on the time of year
- Please ensure children are supervised at all times when exploring the garden due to the two unfenced ponds
- Entrance hall
- Living room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Family shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king-size bed
- Bedroom with king-size bed and bunk beds (ideal family room!)
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom
- Large gardens
- Two unfenced ponds (please supervise young children!)
- Dining facilities
- Gas barbecue (May - September)
- Washing machine & dryer
- Plenty of parking
The pretty village of Sissinghurst sits on the edge of the High Weald AONB, 15 miles east of Royal Tunbridge Wells and 17 miles away from the south coast. The beautiful rolling countryside is a patchwork of fields and hedgerows first created in the 14th century by medieval farmers. Today, the area is home to a multitude of pretty villages, woodland and historic parks.
Just outside the village is Sissinghurst Castle Garden. This glorious National Trust property was once the home of writer Vita Sackville-West and her husband, who together created a range of different garden rooms, still lovingly cared for today. Explore the Cottage Garden, the fragrant Rose Garden, the Herb garden, to name a few, and also the recreated Delos,which Vita was inspired to create after a visit to the Greek island. Enjoy a stroll down to the lake and take in the beautifully topiaried rondel. Inside the castle itself, visitors can climb up to the turret where Vita wrote her books and planned out the garden below, and admire the huge library of books and collections of furniture, ceramics and artworks, gathered over the many years that the couple lived there.
The picture perfect town of Tenterden, with its pretty jumble of Georgian and Victorian houses is a lovely place to while away a few hours. The Lower High Street is home to a number of attractive weather boarded properties, many of them hundreds of years old, now home to various speciality shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Browse the town’s delightful array of antique shops, galleries, craft and book shops before settling down to a leisurely lunch.
Wine lovers may well appreciate a visit to nearby Chapel Down Vineyard. One of several vineyards in the area, Chapel Down produces a range of award-winning still and sparkling wines, made using the Traditional Method. Guests can book a guided tour to learn about the process, tour the vineyard and enjoy a tutored tasting to finish. Guests can also enjoy lunch in the Swan Wine Kitchen restaurant.
The pretty seaside town of Rye is just over half an hour’s drive south from Sissinghurst. Enjoy a stroll around this pretty medieval town before heading for a walk around the beautiful Rye Harbour nature reserve or an afternoon on the beach at glorious Camber Sands, a stretch of golden sandy beach that reaches almost five miles along the coast and is a popular spot for kite surfing.
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Younger visitors to the property will delight in the vast 14-acre garden and grounds, perfect for kicking a ball around, climbing trees or playing hide and seek. A trampoline near the house is an added bonus and ideal for burning off excess energy.
Nearby Tenterden is home to the charming Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. Running from Tenterden to Bodiam through the picturesque countryside, the railway will delight children taking a ride behind the steam engine in the restored Victorian carriage to gain a feel for rail travel in time gone by.
Around a 20-minute drive south will bring you to the superb Bodiam Castle, past which the steam railway line runs. This stunning 14th-century moated castle is the perfect playground for children dreaming of knights and princesses. With a long bridge over the moat to run across and stone spiral staircases to climb, beautiful Bodiam will delight visitors young and old.
Another castle which visitors to the area should not miss is beautiful Leeds Castle. Just a half hour drive will bring you to what is known as “the loveliest castle in the world”. Originally a Norman stronghold, the castle has been home to a number of kings and queens for centuries. Surrounded by a moat, the castle is as stunning inside as it is from the outside, with breathtakingly beautiful rooms to see, from the library to the dining room. Visit the intriguing Gatehouse Exhibition and the fascinating dog collar museum. Outside, children will love the Knights Stronghold Playground and the Squires Court Playground where their imaginations can run wild.
Older kids will enjoy a visit to the local Go Ape, also based at Leeds Castle, perfect for hyperactive kids and thrill seekers. Book a climbing session for the whole family and clamber your way through the network of treetop rope walks before whizzing down the long zipwire.
More outdoor activities are on offer at lovely Bewl Water. This huge and picturesque reservoir in the heart of the High Weald AONB offers rowing, canoeing and pedalos as well as the opportunity to sail for both beginners or experienced families. The on-site Aqua Park will have youngsters clamouring for a wetsuit so they can clamber around the inflatable obstacle course and hurl themselves into the water while parents enjoy a quiet cup of tea in the café.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!
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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Internet access?||Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay|
|Pets welcome?||Two well-behaved dogs are allowed on a request basis at time of booking for an additional charge of £34 per dog, per stay|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking|
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