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Sleeps 9 adults Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Pets Not accepted Region Kent Town/village Smarden

Inviting Big Cottage, near Smarden (AS255FR)

Standing in the wonderful grounds of Romden Castle is this very welcoming converted coach house - offering a relaxed and comfortable holiday home for all the family to enjoy. The exceptionally quiet location is just bliss - add to that the swimming pool, the tennis court and the beautiful large pond - this just has to be the perfect place for a really great holiday. The castle dates from the 13th Century with many later additions including the tower so is steeped in history. The Coach House is stylish and welcoming which makes it the ideal property for reuniting with friends and family. The large kitchen has an Aga, making it the hub of the house and there is a secret games rooms for both the children and adults to enjoy. Nearby are the "chocolate box" villages of Smarden and Bethersden for local shopping, pubs, art gallery and it is only 4 miles to Pluckley - the most haunted village in Kent! The popular cinque port town of Tenterden with its tree-lined High Street, full of interesting shops, eateries and leisure centre is only seven miles and Ashford for the famous designer outlet and fast trains to London, Brussels and Paris is an easy drive away. There are also trains from nearby Headcorn or Pluckley into Charing Cross.
Shop: 1 mile Pub: 1 mile Coast: 22 miles

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room is very attractive and has an open fire, comfortable sofas, occasional tables, antique cupboards, TV and DVD and French doors to garden. Disguised as a bookcase is the door to a Games Room with table tennis, toys etc and door leading directly to the pool
Kitchen/Dining Room is the heart of the house with the double Aga making the room cosy in winter and providing a new cooking experience for many! There is also an electric oven and hob for the less adventurous, microwave, dishwasher, a walk-in pantry and large dining table with eight chairs. A separate table and more chairs are available for larger groups
Utility Room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, washbasin and w.c

Easy carpeted staircase leads to...

First Floor:
Landing is a huge area with sofas and chairs, a perfect space for the children to play or for adults wanting a quiet place to read and relax
Bedroom 1 is the Master with twin beds, bedside cabinets, bookcase, desk and large built-in wardrobe. It benefits from an En-Suite Bathroom with bath, separate shower, twin marble washbasins, heated towel rail, bidet and w.c
Bedroom 2 has bunk beds and chest of drawers, built-in cupboard and door to
Jack and Jill Bathroom with bath with hand held shower attachment and wall hook, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c. through to
Bedroom 3 with single bed plus stacker under suitable for a child, desk and built-in cupboard
Bedroom 4 with twin beds, bedside cabinets and large wardrobe
Bedroom 5 is a single with built-in wardrobes
Bathroom with shower over the bath, marble washbasin, heated towel rail, bidet and w.c

Garden: Enclosed rear lawned garden with barbecue and garden furniture. The outdoor pool is usually available end of May to September - times by arrangement with the owners. Lovely walk through the arboretum to the tennis court (also tennis by arrangement), passing by the large pond.
Parking: Directly beside the property on drive.
Heating: Oil central heating, Aga and open fire.
Also Provided: Logs for the open fire. (Wood store outside).
Notes: The owners horses are stabled behind the coach house. Grazing available for your own horse - wonderful TROT ride (Toll Ride Offroad Trust) with daily passes available is on your doorstep. Maximum occupancy 8 adults and 1 child. Additional Bed & Breakfast accommodation is available in the Castle if required. If you would like to entertain any additional guests in the house during your stay - please enquire when booking or with the owners who live next door.



Wonderful coach house in superb grounds - including a swimming pool, tennis court and arboretumTennis in the Spring!Thatched storage barn in your back garden.Your rear garden.The pondThrough the garden gate!AS255 Swiming Pool - view 3Elegant, spacious and most of all - comfortable!Lovely big family kitchen/diner with extending tableAS255 Sitting Room - view 2AS255 Sitting Room - view 3Mixture of traditional and new - a great working kitchenAS255 KitchenSpacious dining hallWell equipped kitchenKids space!Open plan vestibule to kitchen/diner with stairs to first floorAnother huge space for children and adults to enjoyAS255  Landing - view 2Full of character and comfortAS255 Bedroom 1 - view 2AS255 Bedroom 1 En-suiteAS255 Bedroom 1 En-suite ShowerChildrens favourite....Fabulous views across the groundsAS255 Bedroom 3 - view 2AS255 Jack and Jill BathroomAS255 Bedroom 4AS255 Bedroom 5View from the pool of the CastleSummer!Fabulous tennis court through the arboretum walk.
  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Tennis Court
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Ensuite
  • Swimming Pool
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room

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LocationSmarden

A pretty weaver’s village with many buildings of historical interest including the St Michaels Church of the Archangel, at the heart of the village this church is known as the Barn of Kent due to its unusual architecture. West End House is run by local artists and showcases a mix of paintings and sculptures, and just a short drive from the village are the vineyards at Biddenden offering free guided tours and tastings from their on-site shop.

The Big Cat Sanctuary is a fantastic experience; visitors can feed the animals, take part in one of their ranger days or a photography workshop. Sissinghurst Castle is located on an estate of over 400 acres with plenty of walks and cycling trails to explore. The Castle Tower has far reaching views and there is a programme of events through the year. The Rare Breeds Centre at Highlands Farm is a great family day out, with play areas for children and lots of hands on experiences with the animals.

The Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway is ideal for day trips through the surrounding countryside and there are many woodland walks to choose from not too far from the town. Hole Park Gardens are open seasonally to the public, with formal gardens and stunning bluebell walks through the woodland in the Spring.

Area Kent Nearest shop 1 miles Nearest pub 1 miles

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