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The Bothy is a delightful rural retreat, surrounded by wildflower meadows, pastures and woodland adjacent to Hemsted Forest. The beautifully restored 200 year old detached cottage is cloaked in ivy and clematis and situated on a small, peaceful, working farm with hens, geese and ponies in the paddock. On hot summer days when you have tired of sitting in your sun trap patio - the climate control air conditioning in the cottage is a welcome relief or relax in the Shepherds Hut with a good book. The living area is open plan and comfortably furnished throughout with long country views from all windows. Despite its secluded location The Bothy is close to the picturesque country towns of Cranbrook and popular Tenterden with its varied mix of restaurants, shops, pubs, coffee shops and leisure centre. Ideally situated for visiting the many National Trust properties including Sissinghurst and Bodiam, the famous gardens at Great Dixter and the vineyards at Biddenden. With Angora goats to pet and space to roam this is the perfect holiday for all the family to enjoy. Short breaks by request only.
Shop: 2 miles Pub: 2 miles Coast: 19 miles
Sitting Room is spacious with comfortable sitting area, TV/Sky/DVD, dining table, four chairs and patio doors to garden
Kitchen Area with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1 with a king size bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and wardrobe
Bedroom 2 with 2' 6" twin beds with carved oak headboards, bedside table and dressing table
Shower Room with a double walk-in shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c.
Garden: Achieved a gold in Kent Wildlife Trust's Wild About Gardens Awards Scheme 2018. Pretty patio garden with garden furniture, barbecue and lovely views over fields towards the forest.
Parking: Ample in front of property.
Heating: Heating and air conditioning with climate control.
Notes: Short breaks on request only.
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Welcome Pack upon arrival
- Bed linen included
- Bath towels included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- All on one level
- Nearest shop: 2 miles away
- Nearest pub: 2 miles away
- 19 miles from the coast
Very Friendly owners. beautiful locationMr Michael Clothier - 18th June 2018
Very nice welcome from the owners, very helpful! We had a wonderful holiday!Ms Stefanie Urech - 21st May 2018
The cottage was lovely as were the owners.Good location but found seaside places very rundown but there were some lovely places to visit tooMrs Margaret Osgerby - 3rd October 2017
We had a lovely stay here in the middle of the countryside. Owners are great hosts, we received a very warm welcome en they're always available to offer some help our good advice. Our 3-year old daughter had the time of her life, helping to feed the goats and the pony's. Very quiet location, a 10 minutes drive from Tenterden. Mrs Annelies Mulier - 30th August 2017
We have a lovely stay in the Bothy. The area is perfect to make walks in the forest and paddocks. The cottage is very nice! Well equiped. A lot of things to visit in the beautiful surroundings!Mrs J Priester - 24th October 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bothy which provided a home from home during our holiday. With the added bonus, particularly for our daughter (2), of feeding the goats and ponies.Miss N Smith - 5th October 2016
Property very well-situated for beach and country. Helpful owners. Extremely quiet and peaceful. Very comfortable beds. Well-equipped.Mrs F Marsh - 7th September 2015
Excellent, ideal place to relax and de-stress after a hard days holidaying.Mrs W from Bristol - 16th June 2015
Ideal cottage for the older visitor as on one level; some wonderful old houses and gardens to visit, as well as churches and towns, all within easy reach. Charming hostess.Mrs King - 9th May 2015
Exceeded expectations. Lovely views of meadows. Very peaceful location, but within easy reach of many attractions.Friendly, unobtrusive hosts. The Bothy was ideal for myself and my 91 year old mother.We received a very warm welcome and felt instantly at home. We enjoyed our daily walks around the wild flower meadows and spent hours watching the animals and wild birds. The Bothy was very peaceful , yet not remote and there was plenty to do within a 20 minute drive. We particularly enjoyed Hole Park and Bedgebury Pinetum.Mrs Laycock - 16th June 2014
Lovely place, lovely people, fantastic locationMr Geyskens - 5th May 2014
Thank you for the use of your very cosy and user friendly Bothy. We had a lovely week catching up with friends in the neighbourhood. The location and the animals were all great. We hope to see you again in the future.Angela and George Daly from France - 1st December 2012
We have enjoyed our Christmas week very much. So cosy, comfortable and relaxing, and we were made very welcome. Hope to return some time next year.Rose Jolly from Barking - 1st December 2012
Thank you for the wonderful stay. It was a great place for the kids to see the animals and enjoy the lovely nature around Kent.Rebecca from Brussels - 1st November 2012
The cottage is lovely and quiet. We've enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels out of the patio doors and feeding the morning left-over toast to the goats.The Steward Family from Norwich - 1st November 2012
Again we enjoyed our visit here at 'The Bothy'. Thanks for your warm hospitality. We loved it here already in the summer, but in autumn this place is magnificent. We can't wait to see it in the spring.Robert, Annenielie and Esmee from The Netherlands - 1st October 2012
Thank you for a lovely holiday in your first class cottage. We can see a lot of thought has gone into it.Most of all thank you for your hospitality, you made us feel very welcome and 'at home'. There are so many fantastic places to visit in the area.Mr and Mrs Roberts from Cornwall - 1st September 2012
Had a great time - wonderful hosts in a really good location. Will certainly be recommending The Bothy to friends (love the goats)Peter from Middlesex - 1st September 2012
What a lovely place to stay! We loved it, and especially the kids. Feeding the geese, the chickens, the ponies and goats, holding the goslings and the newborn chickens, it was all great.Family Ditzel-Westra from the Netherlands - 1st May 2012
I loved it here! I loved all the animals. It was a great place to have a holiday. I would love to stay here again. With all of the animals I was never alone, especially with Jill. I would love to stay here again.Isabella (11 years old) and Jon and Kerryn from Australia - 1st April 2012
What a wonderful Easter weekend! We couldn't think of a nicer place to spend a quiet, peaceful family weekend. We absolutely love all the animals, the cottage and the view of the pasture. We say good morning and good night to those adorable goats every day! We loved visiting the White Cliffs of Dover and tomorrow we will visit Leeds Castle. Thank you for a fantastic weekend - it was perfect for us and just what we needed. We plan to return!The Egan family from London - 1st April 2012
The Bothy is Just a little place of heaven so quiet and a beautiful cottage and lovely peaceful countryside. Thanks for your kindness and hospitality!Ben and Marleen de Loose from Belgium - 1st October 2011
We have had a very nice holiday! The cottage and the area are very beautiful, especially with the animals! We have been in Leeds Castle, Rye and Canterbury. The weather was also good, we had a lot of sunshine! Thank you for your kindness!The Hennink family from the Netherlands - 1st October 2011
We had a wonderful week! The cottage was beautiful, the area was wonderful and the weather great! We loved the animals and all the things we did here. We went to Leeds Castle, Rye, Canterbury and Maidstone and London. We had an amazing time. Good place to come back again!Leah, Peter, Irene and Misha from the netherlands - 1st October 2011
We have had a most enjoyable week: comfortable cottage, good scenery, visits to Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst, Leeds castle, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Good walks in countryside. We loved the little dog!Carol and David Lemmon in West Sussex - 1st October 2011
A great week with sun every day and record breaking temperatures. Very quiet and comfortable cottage in a lovely setting. Lovely walks from the door, especially through the forest to Sissinghurst. We would also recommend a visit to Port Lympne, unless you've been on safari in Africa.Geoffrey and Evelyn Hooten from Norfolk - 1st September 2011
What a beautiful place to stay - all the animals, nature, birds feeding just outside the window, fresh flowers in all the rooms, very comfortable beds and the lovely welcome of the bottle of wine. The attention to detail is what makes this place so special. Time to go home now - kicked out of the Garden of Eden, back to motorways, cities and urban decay.Darren and Martina from Wolverhampton - 1st September 2011
Thanks indeed for our wonderful holidays in your lovely cottage! We loved all the animals and the chicks. It was our first time to see how chicks were born. Julia and Sandra enjoyed assisting on the farm. Our walks through the forest every evening were great. We love the beautiful landscape and the small cities, esp Rye, Leeds, Tenterden, Headcorn. We hope to come back next year!Irene and Joachim, Sandra and Julia from Germany - 1st August 2011
We had a great time staying at The Bothy. We loved the goats, the little ponies, and of course Jill the little dog. Thank you for all your help and kindness, the flowers, the wine etc. We saw beautiful places: Leeds Castle; The Seven Sisters; Charleston House and London. We walked across the woods and the meadows. It was lovely!!The Dirkswagers from the Netherlands - 1st August 2011
The Bothy was for one week our home. We visited Sissinghurst, Rye, Hastings, London, Knole, Oxford and Great Missenden (the place where Roald Dahl lived and wrote) The Bothy is a beautiful place!The Nuyen family from the Netherlands - 1st August 2011
Kent revisited! After 11 years it was certainly marvelous to be back in the area where our 2 children were born. The English country life style suits us well. The house and environment is excellent.The Mees family from Holland - 1st August 2011
We had a wonderful time at this peaceful and calm place. It was a pleasure to come back each evening from visiting lots of beautiful gardens and lovely villages. We would like to come back!Susie, Andrea, Bea and Sybille from Germany - 1st July 2011
We've had a wonderful week here. You can feel the love that you put in The Bothy and its visitors The fresh flowers in literally every room, the cosy talks and just all those little details that make this place so special and unique. I'll miss our breakfast outside at our little table with the upcoming sun. There is just so much! Thank you very much for everything. We'll be back I'm sure!!The Meerdink family from the Netherlands - 1st July 2011
Back for a 2nd time. The view over the meadow is even more beautiful than last year. This is because of the flowers in there. We have enjoyed the company and will miss you until another time. Thank you so much for your hospitality this two weeks. It was again a joy to be here. The animals and country living have loaded up my battery. I have enjoyed the morning tea in the flower meadow and the evening walks in the forest. It was fabulous! We will be back again!Robert, Annemieke, Esmee van der Stappen from Holland - 1st July 2011
Thank you for affording us a tranquil and beautiful place for our holiday. My mother (90) loved it and we'll come again next year. The birdsong and the animals give a completely different and much needed restorative. I loved the foals!The Davies from Chiselhurst - 1st June 2011
Many thanks once again for your welcome - coming to The Bothy is like coming home! Even the weather doesn't spoil the views and relaxing feel here, and the birds always come to feed! We will be sad to leave - hoping to return again!Martin and Sue Pennington from Yorkshire - 1st June 2011
A delightful and comfortable cottage. Kent is a very special place and this is an ideal central point for exploring the countryside.Marcia and Roy Deane from Australia - 1st June 2011
Many thanks for the kindness and the useful advice, a beautiful time to stay hereMr and Mrs Schroter from Berlin - 1st May 2011
Great cottage! We had a fantastic week, visited Petworth Place (2 hour drive but well worth it) and Sissinghurst. For eating we recommend the William IV (Benenden) and The Woodcock Inn (Iden Green). We hope to come back soon.Peter and Jan from the Netherlands - 1st May 2011
Wonderful place to stay and enjoy local Kent. Children had so much fun helping the animals.Kieran: I have really enjoyed my stay, I loved all the animals and playing and naming the lambs. Emma: We liked Jill and collecting the eggsPat, Simon, Kieran and Emma - 1st April 2011
We have had a wonderful week at your lovely farm. Thank you for making us feel at home. We'll come again!!Carole & John from Wiltshire - 1st April 2011
Lovely little escape to the countryside over half term!Nicola, Nigel, Claudia and Naia from London - 1st February 2011
We've stayed in many holiday cottages over the past year so are able to state, without reserve, that the Bothy is by far the best. We've had a fabulous stay and are all very sad to be leaving.The East family - 30th May 2008
We've had a lovely week, couldn't have been better - thank you!Dick & Rosemary - 26th April 2008
Beautiful, tranquil surroundings. A friendly welcome. Lots to see and do. We shall take back happy memories of the Bothy.Sylvia & Ron Speight - 19th April 2008
A haven of peace and tranquility. Great cake!The Harveys - 29th March 2008
It was a wonderful base for our move. Thank you very much for a fab time.Chris, Deborah, Anna and Hattie - 24th February 2008
Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. We love the shetlands and Snowy.Scott-Green family - 5th January 2008
We have had a very comfortable, relaxing and happy stay here over Christmas enjoying the excellent facilities and wonderful views and animals! Hope to come again sometime.Trevor and Christine Diesch - 29th December 2007
We are very thankful for everything we experienced here in the cottage: the meadows, the silence, your friendly attitude. You will hear from us soon!Family van Emden - 20th October 2007
Thank you so very much for everything. We have all had such a lovely time & the children just think this is the best place on earth!! Look forward to seeing you again soon.Norris family - 12th October 2007
Superb accommodation - the only difficult decision was whether to go out or stay and admire the view (and the animals)John and Janet Warwick - 22nd September 2007
A most enjoyable and comfortable week in your cottage. We hope you can stay again next year.J Stevenson - 16th September 2007
We have enjoyed the lovely location and all the animals. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.Chris and Rosemary Wright - 15th September 2007
Fabulous location; excellent facilitesIan Fidlin - 29th August 2007
We had a lovely time. Peaceful, relaxing, wonderful. Thank you!Hales family - 29th August 2007
Everything a holiday cottage can be. Thank you so much for all the little touches - we will be back.John and Lindy Tyrwhitt - 18th August 2007
A lovely cosy cottage close to shops and easy to get to other places in the area.Branch family - 17th August 2007
Outstanding little cottage. Everything ran smoothly and well.Brad and family - 11th August 2007
Utterly delightful and well equipped cottage with a very pleasant outlook. A very friendly and welcoming place.Harriet at Freedom Holiday Homes - 8th August 2007
Many thanks for the lovely cake and your kind hospitality. The children loved it here - especially Snowy and the chicks and we had a lovely time. A gorgeous spot!Carley family - 28th July 2007
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