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Gamekeeper's Lodge

Sissinghurst - Rural Kent

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£265 - £495 per week


Set in grounds of eleven acres and surrounded by woods and wildlife, Gamekeeper's Lodge offers simple and relaxed accommodation. The peaceful setting is perfect for getting away from it all, yet just a fifteen minute walk by public footpath to the beautiful gardens of Sissinghurst Castle and one hour from London. The cottage dates from 1804 and was originally the gamekeeper's larder to the main house, which sits directly opposite. It was then converted into an artist's studio, with a large picture window making the lodge light and airy, with a beautiful view to the pond and woods beyond. The pond is home to wildfowl, exotic ducks, chickens and geese. Much of its original character has been retained with many exposed beams remaining.  The woodburning stove helps to make the Lodge a cosy and romantic retreat. As well as the wonderful walk to Sissinghurst Castle there are many others through acres of woodland and countryside accessed directly from the cottage by footpath. The charming country town of Cranbrook is only three miles away. Shop: 1 mile Pub: 1 mile Coast: 19 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen is light and airy with a 
Sitting/Dining Area with an antique pine table and chairs, double sofa bed, antique pine wardrobe, occasional table, wood burning stove, TV/DVD and a large picture window with views to the pond and woods beyond
Kitchen Area with electric oven/grill, electric hob and fridge with freezer compartment 
Shower Room is compact, with shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.and a charming porthole window with views to the pond and garden.

Steepish carpeted stairs lead to...

Galleried Mezzanine Floor in the eaves with low level double bed, low voltage lighting and high level window

Garden: Access through gate to pond area. Garden table and chairs in secluded corner overlooking the pond. Use of main lawn across the drive.
Parking: Directly in front of the cottage.
Heating: Instant hot water by electric water heaters. Heating by electric convection heaters plus wood burning stove.
Also Provided: Laundry service in main house- small charge.
Notes: Children must be supervised in pond area at all times. The pond is also protected by an electric fence. The property is limited to a VisitEngland 2 star rating as the double bed can only be accessed from one side. There is one main beam which is low 6'1" or 185cm. Sorry - no mini-breaks available at this property. Can sleep 2 adults and a child, not 3 adults.


  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 2 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Cot available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Nearest shop: 1 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1 miles away
  • 24 miles from the coast


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 24th September 2016 - 21st October 2016 £265.00
B 22nd October 2016 - 28th October 2016 £322.00
A 29th October 2016 - 16th December 2016 £265.00
E 17th December 2016 - 24th December 2016 £478.00
E Christmas £478.00
E New Year £478.00
A 1st January 2017 - 31st March 2017 £275.00
C 1st April 2017 - 14th April 2017 £410.00
B 15th April 2017 - 26th May 2017 £335.00
C 27th May 2017 - 30th June 2017 £410.00
D 1st July 2017 - 21st July 2017 £470.00
E 22nd July 2017 - 25th August 2017 £495.00
D 26th August 2017 - 15th September 2017 £470.00
C 16th September 2017 - 29th September 2017 £410.00
B 30th September 2017 - 20th October 2017 £335.00
C 21st October 2017 - 27th October 2017 £410.00
A 28th October 2017 - 22nd December 2017 £275.00
E 23rd December 2017 - 24th December 2017 £495.00
E Christmas £495.00
E New Year £495.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.


Location was fabulous, and owners were excellent, there when we needed them, respected our privacy, and friendly and welcoming.Ms J Carpenter - 7th May 2016
Gamekeepers Cottage is a really charming property, it's compact and cosy but has everything you need for a weeks stay. Owners were friendly and helpful and their dogs were lovely! Ideally situated for exploring the county and neighbouring Sussex.Miss S Cheshire - 3rd October 2015
Our second visit to this property. Still found lots to do. Very friendly and helpful owners. Good local restaurants. Had a wonderful holiday.Mrs C Harris - 30th May 2015
We had a lovely stay in this cottage. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Gamekeeper's Cottage has all you need to make your holiday complete.Janen, Holland - 26th April 2015
We had a glorious week at Gamekeeper's Cottage. The cottage was a wonderful base to do the beautiful walks. Such a treat to be able to walk to Sissinghurst Castle.David & Bronwyn, Australia - 10th April 2015
A unique property. Sited in excellent, secluded grounds. An ideal location for the Castles & Gardens of Kent/SussexMr Boniface from Northampton - 1st January 2014
We had a wonderful week in this cosy gamekeepers lodge. It's a nice place to visit your beautiful country from.Klass and Cesanne from Holland - 1st August 2013
We had a great time in this "artist's studio", full of light in this charming, green part of the world.Fahnenbruck, Germany - 6th July 2013
We found the cottage wonderfully peaceful.John from Northumberland - 1st June 2013
We had a lovely time at the cottage. So peaceful. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful.Mrs Andreae, Southampton - 25th May 2013
We had a wonderful time here. Nice and quiet lodge, friendly owners.Mr Spijkerman, Netherlands - 4th May 2013
Very unusual... a rare find! The cottage and surroundings had real character, very special and the owners were really friendly and welcoming.Ms Spicer - 28th June 2010
Bijou with a view - a very friendly and welcoming place.Rhona May - 20th May 2009
Lovely setting, very peaceful, an oasis from life's hustle and bustle....Susan - 5th May 2009
Peaceful & simple cottage in a stunning location, owners welcoming and very helpful.Mrs Hutchinson - 7th April 2009
the cottage was great - really cosy. Had a lovely relaxing long weekend.Matt - 15th December 2008
Not only was Gamekeeper's Cottage an ideal oasis to visit the incredible and beautiful sights of Kent, but it is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the frantic world we live in. The lodge in its impressive woodland setting, is warm, cosy and very homely. Even in the midst of a typical English November. Michael - 11th December 2008
We spend an amazing week here in Kent. We loved the charming little holiday house far away from all the noise and traffic.Anna - 7th July 2008
We very much enjoyed our week in this peaceful lodge with the ducks and chickens.Jacky - 7th July 2008
I really enjoyed it here....it is one of the best holidays I have ever had.Esme, London - 28th February 2008
What a magical spot and fantastically cosy and comfortable cottage. The wood walks and the pond the boat and of course Lola, have made this a very special and relaxing getaway.Dave, London - 15th February 2008
A very romantic cottage, perfect for a bit of peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings, just a short walk from Sissinghurst CastleIan, Netherlands - 1st February 2008
Fantastic! A wonderful spot...Anne, Switzerland - 15th January 2008
Simple and unfussy little cottage - lovely spot to get away from it all! Lynne from Freedom Holiday Homes - 19th November 2007
This cosy little cottage in the ideal place for every garden enthusiast.Klaus - 10th December 1999