Glorious English Holidays

Hartley Dyke Barn

Cranbrook - Rural Kent

Stunning barn conversion that has plenty of space for everyone. 
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4.5 Stars
£475 - £755 per week *


Hartley Dyke Barn has been meticulously renovated to create an exceptionally well appointed holiday cottage in the grounds of the owners' beautiful historic house and garden.  Every detail has been carefully thought out to ensure a high level of comfort and the barn is ideally located on the outskirts of the delightful little town of Cranbrook.  It is the perfect base from which to explore the glorious High Weald landscape with Sissinghurst Castle Garden only a couple of miles away.  Also in easy reach are a variety of wonderful attractions including Scotney Castle, Pashley Manor, Bodiam Castle and Bedgebury Pinetum and the enchanting towns of Tenterden and Tunbridge Wells are close by.  Shop:  100 yards Pub: 2 miles  Coast: 20 miles

A few stone steps down to the front door...
Ground Floor:
The entire length and width of the barn is open plan creating a lovely sense of light and space.  The fine oak floors and well chosen tapestry fabric perfectly complement the original beams which give the Barn its special character. Glass doors open into a hall space with pew and small chest and wall hung cupboard and door to
Bathroom with corner bath and shower attachment, washbasin, w.c and washing machine
Kitchen has a wide wooden counter and electric oven with separate hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and plenty of fitted storage including a wine rack
Sitting Area has sofa, armchairs and coffee table and TV/DVD and music centre housed on stone wall that forms a useful and attractive shelf down the rear wall.  There is a wood burning stove and huge glass doors to the garden
Dining Area has large table and six chairs and storage cupboard

The staircase is an impressive feature of the room and leads to a balustraded walkway linking the upstairs bedrooms

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 to the right has twin beds with oak headboards which may be set up as superking-size if required, bedside tables with lamps, chest of drawers and built in wardrobes, small table with drawers and a boat shaped lamp and nautical prints, the seaside theme continues in the En-Suite Shower Room with fishy tiles and  beach hut hooks and a shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c
Bedroom 2 has a countryside theme with zip'n link super king-size bed (which may be set up as twins if required) dressed in floral cover, bedside tables with lamps, dressing table, fitted cupboards and En-Suite Shower Room with froggy tiles and a shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c

Garden: To the rear is an enclosed, paved courtyard with flower filled borders and pots with garden furniture and barbecue.
Parking:  A wooden carport is adjacent to the barn.
Heating: Underfloor heating downstairs with wood burning stove and radiators. 
Notes: Children by arrangement. Please advise if bed set up is required differently than shown above.There is a lovely farm shop 50 yards away with a cafe at which breakfast and light meals are served.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 0.1 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2 miles away
  • 20 miles from the coast



Lovely barn, very friendly and helpful owners. Handy having the farm shop/cafe close. Enjoyed our too short stay, comfy beds and would stay again.Mrs Julie Mattin - 2nd March 2019
Lovely space & amazing farm shop. Very pleasant owners & peaceful location. Thank you for the cake.Mr S - 12th November 2018
The hosts were great, very friendly, we ended up packing a lot of food to bring with us, however, we could have got everything we needed from the farm shop behind the property so i think its worth mentioning the extent of what can be bought there - fishmongers, butchers etcMrs Delia Moulding - 30th October 2018
Thank you for our lovely stay in this cosy cottage.Mrs M - 28th October 2018
Thanks for four cosy days in this warm, well-equipped barn. Beautiful weather added to its charm!Mr A - 24th October 2018
Two very comfortable weeks, quiet and peaceful with glorious weather. Location perfect for touring Kent and East Sussex. Loved Penshurst Place, Pashley Manor Garden, Smallhythe and Sissinghurst. Many thanks to Georgie & Bill, excellent hosts, who have thought of everything and looked after us so well. We hope to return!Mr & Mrs R - 1st October 2018
Cannot fault the property. Very comfortable with all mod cons. It is well placed to visit the local attractions. Mrs Marilyn Barritt - 11th September 2018
Fabulous stay, lovely place. Thank you for the supplies!Mr & Mrs W - 27th August 2018
Quaint, comfortable, restful. A pleasant, too short, break.Mr & Mrs B - 14th August 2018
A fabulous fortnight in a lovely location. Many thanks to Bill & Georgie for being so welcoming & helpful.Mr & Mrs S - 8th August 2018
Brilliant time in a lovely place with the most gorgeous landlady and landlord.Mr L - 27th July 2018
We enjoyed our stay here. Lovely house and beautiful location.Mr W - 20th July 2018
Friendly, helpful hosts.Mrs Debra Shier - 17th July 2018
A lovely stay in a lovely place. Thank you Bill and Georgie for your hospitality!Mrs G - 11th July 2018
The bedrooms and bathroom facilities are particularly good at this property, there being a choice of bath or shower, all in excellent order. The beds are the most comfortable self catering beds I've slept in, and for that reason alone I would return to Hartley Dyke Barn, as its important when on holiday to really be able to get good sleep. The owners are delightful and very knowledgeable about the area, and very accessible to answer questions and generally chat. I would certainly recommend this property and hope to return.Mrs Elizabeth Bosworth - 30th April 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the place and its owner.Mr Godfrey Rehaag - 16th April 2018
The location of the property is central to a significant number of National Trust, gardens, historic houses and castles which is brilliant and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful.Mrs J Woodman - 9th July 2017
An enjoyable stay in a delightfully renovated barn, which we felt privileged to use and call our home for a week. The welcome pack on arrival was gratefully accepted, especially the milk and delicious coffee cake. We were shown around and had things explained explicitly by the hosts who were very accommodating. I would love to return at a later date and would recommend to others.Ms L Gibbons - 23rd April 2017
The hosts were exceptionally friendly and helpful from the first phone conversations. In person they were charming and provided a great deal of helpful information around local taxis. Having a very good farm shop and fish monger behind the property was a welcome bonus. Being able to shop for quality food, buy logs and cook a delicious dinner while sitting beside the log burner made a wet and windy evening a very cosy one. We shall return.Mr G Mccutcheon - 22nd March 2017
a beautiful barn cottage, well presented and equipped. Close to all facilities.Mr Len Clayton - 31st December 2016
Fantastic.Mr RM Arnold - 29th August 2016
Beautiful property. Wonderful comfortable beds. Extremely pleasant and friendly owners.annemarie burrows - 5th June 2016
The owners are lovely people, very friendly and extremely helpful. We could not have wished for better hosts. We really enjoyed staying at this property.Mrs Jean Reed - 3rd June 2016
Made most welcome by the owners. An extremely enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Am quite sure we will return.Margaret Curry - 1st May 2016
Fantastic cottage. Fully kitted out. We really appreciated the little extras upon our arrival.Mrs T Usher - 24th December 2015
Great stay for our mini break. Thank you!The Dugan Family, London - 1st November 2015
Great stay as usual! This is our third stay - we will be back.Mr & Mrs Arthur, Canada - 30th October 2015
The property is very light and airy and both bedrooms are fairly spacious. The owners are very pleasant and helpful and make you most welcome. We've now stayed at Hartley Dyke on 6 occasions and will certainly do so again.Miss Patricia Chapman - 10th October 2015
Such a warm friendly welcome as usual. Cottage furnished & equipped to very high standard. Probably our 6th visit. We'll be back.Ms Chapman, Hertfordshire - 8th October 2015
Warm, comfortable, friendly. We had a wonderful 1st stay here in Kent. We will definitely return.Mr & Mrs Nelmes, Bristol - 3rd October 2015
Hartley Dyke Barn is a lovely place to stay and once again we enjoyed it very much. The owners are excellent hosts.Mrs Pamela Denison - 29th September 2015
Lovely stay. Once again, many thanks!Mrs Dennison, Hertfordshire - 25th September 2015
Very pleasant accommodation, with all the facilities needed for a relaxing holiday.Mr J A Sutton - 21st September 2015
Very comfortable, cosy holiday accommodation. Excellent area to explore. Friendly & helpful hosts.The Sutton Family, Cheshire - 18th September 2015
2nd stay, beautiful place, perfect location. Thank you again Bill & Georgie.Mr & Mrs Ansell - 5th September 2015
Gorgeous, cosy barn with oodles of character. Well equipped with all you need for a perfect stay. Owners really warm and friendly. We've had a fab mini break!The Birch Family, Milton Keynes - 24th August 2015
Truly 5* accommodation which made for a wonderful holiday. Bill & Georgie are lovely and helped when planning places to visit - thank you to you both.Mr Turner, Nottingham - 21st August 2015
The weather was British but the stay was wonderful!Mr & Mrs Woitas, Germany - 31st July 2015
Owners very friendly,helpful and welcoming.Mr Norman Carr - 20th July 2015
Spacious and well-equipped barn. Centrally situated for many places of interest.Mr & Mrs Carr, Hampshire - 17th July 2015
It was a wonderful stay in the most beautiful cottage. Thank you for some beautiful days in Kent.Bernard & Ellen, Germany - 26th June 2015
Lovely place to stay. We enjoyed the sunshine and surroundings.The Newells, Devon - 19th June 2015
Very attractive accommodation. Cranbrook is an excellent for visiting numerous fine houses.The Simpkins, Berkshire - 5th June 2015
Had a great week - very comfortable barn. Thank you for your hospitality.Mrs Skinner, West Sussex - 5th June 2015
Lovely stay, the sunshine was beautiful and such an amazing place to explore!Mrs King, Hampshire - 29th May 2015
Many thanks for a lovely, comfortable stay. We had a relaxing week exploring the area.The Read Family, Suffolk - 15th May 2015
Lovely barn, fabulous big comfy beds and friendly cats!The Gillow Family, Oxford - 8th May 2015
Same high standards as our previous 4 visits. Excellent welcome. Weather v kind.Miss Chapman, Hertfordshire - 30th April 2015
Very good, comfortable accommodation. Friendly helpful owners. Very good advice from owners re: eating venues.Miss Lovell, Suffolk - 24th April 2015
It was a wonderful stay her and Mr & Mrs Owen are absolutely loving and caring couple. The house is warm and comfortable. I'll recommend it.Mr Keilash, India - 6th April 2015
Many thanks. V. comfortable and good location.Ms Anderson, Hong Kong - 12th March 2015
Lovely barn. Comfy beds. Very relaxing time.Ms Landeg - 4th January 2015
Had a very relaxing week. The barn is extremely comfortable and a pleasure to come back to after a long day in the beautiful countrysideVince and Shirley from Cheshire - 1st October 2012
We've thoroughly enjoyed staying in your lovely comfortable barn and thank you for such a warm and hospitable welcome. Great location - so much to do and see - we will have to return!Maurice and Carol from Gloucestershire - 1st October 2012
We enjoyed our week in this lovely and cosy house. Great days on the coast and at Sissinghurst and Pashley Manor with the sun always shining.Anne and Flora from Germany - 1st September 2012
Enjoyed staying at your lovely Barn conversion. Lovely comfy beds and tea and cake very much appreciated.Elaine, Louise, Benjamin and Dixie from Malaysia - 1st August 2012
Lovely, comfortable, spacious, clean Barn. Hever and Leeds Castles worth a visit.Dean, Dawn and Courtney from Hayling Island - 1st August 2012
Very comfortable and lots of information on places to visit. Love the cats!The Mansfield family - 1st August 2012
A very enjoyable stayMr and Mrs Pask - 1st July 2012
10/10 for comfort and hospitality. The beds are superb. Great days out at Batemans - Kipling's house and at Midsummer Fair .Bob and Pam Knight from Hertfordshire and Nancy and Roger Cornish from New Zealand - 1st June 2012
We all very much enjoyed our stay. Accommodation ideal in good location for getting around the area. Excellent walking from the door and all types of walks in easy reach - coast, cliff, Royal Military Canal and woodland and heath.Isobel, Andy, Sarah and Liz from Lincolnshire - 1st June 2012
Had a lovely week - great hospitality. Lots of places to visit - even saw Prince Edward and Sophie at Bexhill-on-Sea!Margaret and Clive - 1st June 2012
This area has very interesting subjects. And of course very important: the Cottage is very comfortable.Family Otten from the Netherlands - 1st May 2012
We enjoyed our stay in your lovely renovated barn. Many thanks for all the goodies upon arrival. We hope to stay here again.Marie and John Hulford and Mike and Inga Slinger from Canada - 1st May 2012
A wonderful stay! Such hospitable people and of course the weather was purrfect!Carole and Dave Berry from Windermere - 1st May 2012


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