Little Swaylands

Benenden, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star Gold
  • An amazing location, set in wonderful grounds and with views of open countryside, 1st floor apartment that can sleep up to 4 guests 

You can book this property from:

  • £550 per week
  • £79 per night
  • 4 Star Gold



  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

How far to ...?

  • Beach 18 miles
  • Pub 0.7 miles
  • Shop 0.7 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Little Swaylands has been thoughtfully converted by the owners who live in an adjacent property on a six acre rural site.  Located just outside the small village of Benenden in a stunning and peaceful countryside setting, this one bedroom apartment offers spacious accommodation for up to four guests.  It has been beautifully designed with stylish furniture and accessories and has been decorated throughout using a subtle colour scheme with complimentary soft furnishings. The property has its own outside seating area which has been cleverly created, ensuring privacy from the main house but the owners are happy to share their grounds which are ideal for a lazy picnic by the pond or for wandering around and meeting the resident Llama called Lulu, the rare breed sheep, the chickens, dogs and peacock.  The outside space here is truly an added attraction as the setting is so beautiful you might not want to leave! This is the perfect hideaway for unwinding and relaxation.  Sleeps: 2 + 2  Shop: 0.7  Pub: 0.7 miles  Beach: 18 miles

Ground Floor: Outside wooden staircase leading to landing area and front door
Open Plan Kitchen /Dining Room
Kitchen/Dining Area:
is fully fitted with wood effect floor covering.  There are character beams throughout and sloping eves in each room.  The kitchen is fully equipped with butler sink, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave and nespresso coffee machine.  A washing machine and dryer and a separate freezer are located in the garage underneath the apartment. There is a large dining table with seating for 6
Sitting Area: is carpeted, with dormer windows to the front, the lovely velvet sofa is also a double sofa bed for additional guests.  There is a coffee table, table with lamp, Smart TV with Freeview and a DVD. There is a collection of books

Bedroom 1: has sloping eves on one side, is carpeted with a double bed, bedside tables with lamps, built-in wardrobe
En-Suite Shower Room: has a walk in shower, washbasin, heated towel rail, w.c., complimentary toiletries. Two bathrobes are provided. Sloping eves to one side

Garden: Cleverly screened for privacy with a planted area, own grassed area with deckchairs and charcoal barbecue plus terrace with seating and parasol. The 6 acre site is shared with the owners but may be used by guests to explore or enjoy a picnic by the pond 
Parking: Secure private parking for two cars directly in front of the property on the gravel driveway
Heating: Oil central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators
Notes:  Lovely welcome pack with home-made cake and jams. Dogs must be kept on leads in the grounds and younger children must be accompanied at all times by an adult. This is due to the resident animals, which include a Llama, rare breed sheep and chickens, a peacock and the owners well behaved labradors. There are also 2 unfenced ponds with geese

Out and About:

The area has many National Trust Properties to visit, such as Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Leeds Castle. There are also some lovely gardens at Hole Park, Great Dixter and Pashley Manor.  There are golf course and fishing lakes in Biddenden and Hawkhurst.  The property is close to Sissinghurst and Cranbrook and is an ideal base for exploring the High Weald. The market town of Tenterden, home of the restored Kent and East Sussex Railway is close by, where you can wander along the tree-lined high street bursting with independent shops selling antiques and crafts or enjoy one of the many street cafes for coffee or lunch.  There are also many wine makers located in the Tenterden area, offering tours and tastings at their vineyards; Chapel Down, Hush Heath and Gusbourne.  Historic Rye is a 25 minute drive and the 7 miles of golden sands at Camber just a little bit further.  There is a  local pub in Benenden, a butchers and a community shop and cafe.  There are farm shops in Cranbrook and a farmers market in Rolvenden, selling local produce and for cycling and walking, try Bewl Water and Bedgebury Forest, which also has a Go Ape for the more adventurous!  


An idyllic and creative setting, a very quiet and calming retreat away from the maddening world. Hosts Martine and Tom made us very welcome into their animal orientated haven. Very comfortable accommodation supplemented with a very generous and enjoyable welcome pack.

Mr T,

We had a lovely stay, so peaceful and quiet. We will definitely be back. Hosts were great.

Mrs G,

We had a wonderful stay at 'Little Swaylands'. Martine and her family were most welcoming, nothing being too much trouble to enhance our stay. All the animals are a constant source of joy and pleasure. There is little more calming than a walk around the grounds visiting new arrivals and familiar faces. The property was equipped to a high standard and very comfortable, warm and cosy during the chilly evenings. There is a dedicated patio area for the barn with table and chairs, BBQ, and chimenea for morning coffee or an evening drink. There are some lovely walks locally and the area has beautiful scenery and an excellent pub in the village-The Bull- which serves good food. I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Little Swaylands. If you want to have some peace and quiet this is the place to come.

Mrs L,