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Willow Cottage

Kent, United Kingdom

Per week

from 386.00 to 799.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Katie Tanswell

Member since Nov 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:71.43%
  • Avg. Response Time:14 minutes
  • Availability Updated:28 days 7 hours

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BFB's Overview

It’s almost impossible to believe that central London is only 32 miles away from these fantastically family friendly cottages, nestled in rolling Kent countryside, which provide the ultimate antidote to the stressy, frantic pace of modern family life. The owners of Hamptons Farmhouse set out to create a ‘happy place for everyone, full of love and laughter’ and they’ve done a great job, from the lovely, fresh cottages themselves, where mums and dads can enjoy some quality time together, to endless fun and adventures in the 9-acres of garden, field and woodland.

Both Willow and Stable Cottages are brilliantly kitted out with baby and toddler gear so parents have no need to panic about bringing all the bulky caboodle. From baby bath, baby monitor and Bumbo seat to cots, cot bedding and toileting tackle the owners have thought of everything because they have little ones of their own and then there’s the toys, books, games and DVD’s to keep all ages amused.


The one big problem for mums and dads will be getting the kids indoors at all, because the garden is full of fab things to discover and do – loads of swings, a ‘fort’ climbing frame, zip wire, secret dens, seven dwarfs playhouse and even a gypsy caravan; a giant trampoline, giant Jenga, table tennis, swing ball, sand pit, ride-in cars, rowing boat for the safely fenced pond – the list goes on and on. There’s also quite a few animals to befriend, including rabbits to pet, horses to stroke, sheep and chickens to feed, ducks waddling around and fish in the pond, so definitely never a dull moment when staying down on this farm! Parents can keep a watchful eye on the kids while enjoying afternoon tea on the lawn or maybe just being big kids and joining in all the fun.


Accommodation Overview:

Willow Cottage (sleeps 3/4 plus a baby in cot), is a smart conversion of a clapboard Kentish barn, with all the accommodation on the ground floor. The open plan living/dining room is wonderfully light and airy, with a sofa that converts into a double bed, a dining table which seats four and the well equipped modern kitchen, finished with granite worktops, at the far end of the room. The master bedroom features a beautiful brass double bed and the bathroom includes a tiled bath with an overhead shower. Immediately outside Willow Cottage, there’s a bistro table set out in the crunchy gravel courtyard to enjoy breakfasts accompanied by birdsong or maybe a glass of fine English wine with little ones tucked up inside.

Location Information

Easy to reach from London and the M25, Hamptons Farmhouse is located in an amazingly quiet and rural corner of Kent, between the villages of Plaxtol and West Peckham. There are shops supermarkets and restaurants in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks (15 minutes drive), plus lots of lovely walks from the doorstep and country pubs to discover, serving quirky named Kentish ales (nearest pub, The Kentish Rifleman, 0.9 mile). The small town of Tonbridge is also 5 miles away.

In addition to all the play things at Hamptons Farmhouse, there’s a wide variety of fun family attractions close by. Hop Farm Family Park (7 miles) has giant ‘jumping pillows’, a magic castle, funfair rides, animal village, indoor soft play, outdoor adventure playground and ‘4D’ cinema. Kent Life (13 miles) is a 28 acre, premier heritage farm attraction with a family of friendly animals ranging from donkeys, horses, lambs and goats to piglets and ferrets. Larkfield leisure centre (9 miles) features a 25m swimming pool but also wave machines, water slides, water cannons and whirlpool.


To swap the countryside for a day on the coast, there are several beaches within an hour or so from Hamptons Farmhouse, including the dunes of Camber Sands, historic Hastings and the seaside town of Eastbourne.


Local Medical Services
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Princess Royal University Hospital with an A&E department is 30 mins drive away.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Rates

29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : £399 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £759 /week7 Jan - 24 Mar 2017 : £386 /week25 Mar - 21 Apr 2017 : £574 /week22 Apr - 28 Apr 2017 : £399 /week29 Apr - 2 Jun 2017 : £578 /week3 Jun - 23 Jun 2017 : £516 /week24 Jun - 1 Sep 2017 : £799 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : £599 /week29 Oct - 16 Dec 2016 : €470.7801 /week17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €895.5441 /week7 Jan - 24 Mar 2017 : €455.4414 /week25 Mar - 21 Apr 2017 : €677.2626 /week22 Apr - 28 Apr 2017 : €470.7801 /week29 Apr - 2 Jun 2017 : €681.9822 /week3 Jun - 23 Jun 2017 : €608.8284 /week24 Jun - 1 Sep 2017 : €942.7401 /week2 Sep - 29 Sep 2017 : €706.7601 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Katie and Andy and their 5 children Jessica, Elodie, Charlie and the twins, Jasmine and Annabelle, live in Kent having moved out of London to enjoy the countryside more. They have been holidaying in Dordogne for the last decade and converted the two gites, now called Hope Cottage and Rose Barn from a dilapidated building with wood barn. They have converted the properties wonderfully and tastefully with a focus on making it a fabulous holiday location for babies and toddlers as well as making sure it was a fabulous place for the parents to relax while the kids have fun.

What do they love about it?

We wanted to create a holiday home that was a happy place; overflowing with love and laughter; safe but filled with adventure. We wanted a place that can be special for someone at every age. Whether still feeding from a high-chair; learning to dive or swim a width for the first time; climb a tree fort; explore the woods; sunbathe ,read, walk, cycle or canoe; or simply drink fine wines and taste gourmet local cheeses.

We designed our holiday home to be like this because we knew that as our family grew we wanted it to be the place each person could look forward to returning to the following year. We wanted a place where memories could be created, where the photos are simply aide-memoirs to the joyful experiences shared together.

What do the kids love about it?

The favourite for children is undoubtedly the pool: warm, big but not too big. The climbing frame along with the slide is great too. Hours of fun are had on the trampoline which is always a big hit. All these things are in sight of the shaded outdoor eating area of the gite allowing the kids to roam freely. For toddlers and babies the sandpit and play area, under the shade of the walnut tree provides a nice safe area for fun with the parents and siblings.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2- 4 + cot in 1 x double bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge (best suited to children).

Airport under 2 hours drive

Gatwick airport is under an hours drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are several lovely beaches a short drive away.

Babysitting

Baby sitting can be pre arranged on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This baby and toddler-friendly cottage comes with handy baby gear including, baby bath, baby monitor, bath toys, booster seat, bouncy chair, bumbo seat, carry rucksack, changing Mat, bathroom step, child friendly plates, cups and cutlery, cots, cot bedding, cot mattress Protector, food blender, highchair, night light, mattress protectors, potty, socket covers, steriliser, and toilet training seat.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

This child-friendly cottage has a good stocck of toys, books and DVD's for little ones.

Outdoor Toys

The cottage has a great selection of outdoor play gear including climbing frames, sandpit, trampoline, wendy house, zip wire, slide and swings.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stargates are not necessary

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The cottage is set on a 9 acre estate and has its own dedicated outside dining area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WI-FI is available.

Friendly Animals

Chickens, sheep, rabbits (with babies from time to time)

Golf

Golfers have a huge local choice with 6 courses within 3 to 9 miles including Knowle Park and Kings Hill.

Tennis Court(s)

Court on site

2+ Cots and Highchairs

We have 5 kids including two baby twins - so we know what families with babies and toddlers need

Reviews

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  • Amazing property, very friendly owners and lots to do in the area. We couldn't have picked a better cottage for our first holiday as a familyReview dated 25/04/2015

Amazing property, very friendly owners and lots to do in the area. We couldn't have picked a better cottage for our first holiday as a family

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 2 guests.



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