Glorious English Holidays

The Old Potting Room

Cranbrook - Rural Kent

Escape to the quiet countryside in this lovely bolt hole for two, within easy reach of many attractions.  
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3 Stars
£315 - £525 per week *


The Old Potting Room is set in a lovely peaceful garden close to the historic small town of Cranbrook.   With its bustling high street, Cranbrook offers all the charms of a medieval country town but with lots of amenities necessary for modern living.  The Old Potting Room has been thoughtfully converted to create a comfortable and charming escape for two with under floor heating and a cosy wood burning stove.  The open plan living area is stylish and relaxed and has lovely garden views.  This is an ideal base from which to explore the High Weald of Kent and Sussex with many National Trust houses and gardens within easy distance including the world famous gardens at Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle. There are many pub restaurants locally as well as golf courses and fishing lakes.  The area is also perfect for walkers and cyclists with good access to woodland paths at Bedgebury forest and boating at Bewl Water.  Explore the tree lined high street of Tenderden with its pavement cafes and independent shops and then hop on a steam train to visit the moated ruins at Bodiam Castle. The Sussex coastline is also within an easy drive, so why not plan a visit to the ancient town of Rye and the seven miles of sandy beaches at Camber Sands.    
Shop:  1 mile  Pub:   3 miles  Coast:  15 miles

Ground Floor:
The front door opens into a bright, spacious room with under floor heating

Open Plan Sitting/ Dining Room/ Kitchen

Living Area is carpeted with a sofa and armchair, TV and DVD player and a wood burning stove
Kitchen Area has vinyl flooring, an electric oven and hob, fridge with ice maker, microwave
Utility Room has a freezer and washing machine in the adjoining building 
Dining Area has a table and two chairs and a bookcase containing useful local information. A back door leads to the pretty garden

Stairs lead to....

First Floor:
Bedroom which has double bed and bedside tables
Shower Room is a generous size with shoe rack, heated towel rail, shaver point, washbasin and w.c.
The landing houses a built in wardrobe and chest of drawers

Garden: Is secluded and enclosed with lawn, paved area and flower filled borders with garden furniture and barbecue.
Parking: Hard standing adjacent to the property.
Heating: Under floor heating and a wood burning stove. First basket of logs provided.


  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 1 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1.5 miles away
  • 15 miles from the coast



Our hosts were very friendly and helpful which helped to make our holiday very enjoyable and memorable. Mr Andrew Tye - 27th August 2018
We had a lovely week at the cottage. The weather was very nice. We like the south east very much and did a lot of walking.Gerard and Anlie Hoogmoed - The Netherlands - 18th August 2017
Thank you so much for allowing us to use your "Potting Room". We have had a lovely relaxing holiday. The biscuits, plums and flowers were very welcome - Thank you. The weather has been kind, and allowed us to make use of your beautiful garden - it isn't often that we get an opportunity to just sit in a garden. The location was ideal - just short journeys to Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Batemans and Scotney. We also visited the garden at Merriments also lovely. Many thanks once again.Malcolm and Julie - Devon - 11th August 2017
We enjoyed staying in this well equipped cottage with its lovely garden for these 2 weeks. We loved the countryside, the gardens, castles, churches, villages, fetes and fairs in this lovely area of your country. Would love to come again.Jaap - The Netherlands - 16th June 2017
Had a lovely holiday in this delightful cottage in a serene surrounding. We visited many places including several National Trust sites. In this respect we would recommend both Sissinghurst gardens and Scotney Castle. The farm shop and tea room at the top of the road has an excellent variety of produce. The weather has been very kind to us, wet at night and sunny days - what a bonus!Raymond & Bruma - New Forest - 13th May 2017
Fabulous cottage. Brilliant use of the space, very comfortable. I so much enjoyed "my" garden a beautiful space. I also enjoyed visiting numerous gardens, plus stately homes and churches. Went to Rye for an afternoon, what a lovely medieval town. Had good meals at The Grill in Benenden, Topes in Rochester and Webbes in Rye. We highly recommend the Hartley Dyke Farm Shop for wonderful produce.Frances Dunnally - Conneticut USA - 6th May 2017
Thanks, It has been a change having young people around. The underfloor heating has been new to me it works well. Lots of things to like in the cottage, all clean and well presented, and the ordered elegant garden makes a pleasant break for me.Ralph - 21st April 2017
Very comfortable and cosy. Quiet location. Helpful and pleasant owners. Very tall people might find the sloping ceilings upstairs a bit of a problem, though we managed fine. Good base for lots of varied excursions and walks. Ms Christine Robinson - 26th March 2017
Very comfortable and homely property within easy distance of many interesting historical properties.Mr Richard Blockwell - 17th May 2016
It is an perfect location for your holliday.Mr H Barth - 4th October 2015
Nice garden and very friendly and helpful owners.Ms H from Cumbria - 8th June 2015
Exceptionally friendly hosts, we would very definitely recommend and would love to return for another stay. Absolutely fantastic couple and very, very kind. We loved the private garden at the rear of the Potting Room and it is ideally located for exploring the area. We loved the strawberries around the front door and the privacy afforded, owners felt like good neighbours by the end of our stay. Absolutely perfect little sanctuary!Mrs Davies-Tabern - 19th May 2014
Lovely comfortable and well-equipped cottage with a beautiful well-kept garden. You don't have to drive very far to see Lots of interesting little towns and NT properties.Mrs Bennett from Oxford - 17th April 2014
We really enjoyed our first trip to Kent and our stay in The Old Potting Room. We liked Kent very mush - all the flowers, the beautiful castles, the coast, the cherries and strawberries.Evelyn and Thomas from Dusseldorf - 1st July 2013
It was very lovely here. We enjoyed our stay.Beautiful area, nice walks, fresh strawberries, sunshine - what more could you need!Mr and Mrs Cooper from Holland - 1st July 2013
A very pretty, cosy and comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. The garden provides the perfect place to relax.Sissinghurst Gardens exceeded all expectations. Great Dixter is a treasure and a stroll through Ashdown Forest is like a walk in the 'Winnie the Pooh' book. Nearby Hartley Dyke Coffee shop/Farm Shop sells very tasty treats.Mr and Mrs Brook from West Yorkshire - 1st June 2013
A delightful cottage in a very beautiful part of the world. Many National Trust places to visit and plent of plant nurseries for a gardening fanatic. The villages in the area are very pretty and the people very friendly.Very helpful owners.Mr and Mrs Bennett from Clwyd - 1st June 2013
The Old Potting Room is an excellent base for touring the beautiful county of Kent. The cottage has everything needed for a self catering holiday. There has been great attention to detail, and it is spotlessly clean.The owners are very welcoming and their kindness and friendliness helped to make our stay a very pleasant experience.Mr and Mrs Alexander from West Yorkshire - 1st June 2013
An ideal location for visiting many National Trust properties - we made the most of our membership!A visit to the woods behind the house is recommended to see wild flowers.The cottage is ideal for 2, perfectly equipped. We really enjoyed our holiday.Mr and Mrs Murden from Derbyshire - 1st May 2013
Another lovely week in the cottage after such a warm welcome. We feel really 'at home' here, and it is a lovely place to relax. Very comfortable and peaceful.Mr and Mrs Parkin from Cornwall - 1st May 2013
We really enjoyed our stay here in Kent. The region is full of historical buildings, nice gardens and lovely old villages. But our stay was completed by The Old Potting Room. It is spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. We enjoyed the little touches of the fresh flowers and biscuits. Truly a home from home.Leonie and Henry from The Netherlands - 1st December 2012
Brilliant, fabulous, exciting, adventurous, fun filled and lots more describe this place. The owners are excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The neighbouring villages are just stunning. The whole experience is one that will be remembered for the rest of my life.Sheena and Tony from Cornwall - 1st October 2012
The cottage is a real home from home. The owners have thought of everything. It is clean, comfortable and the beautiful garden is the icing on the cake.Steve and Gayle from Headcorn - 1st September 2012
Just bring food. The neighbouring villages are just stunning. Take time to to go Goudhurst and the sparkling sandstone church where Knights of old areburied. The whole experience is one that will be remembered for the rest of my life.Book now to avoid disappointment.Sheena and Tony from Cornwall - 1st September 2012
We had a nice week in The Old Potting Room. We liked the house very much and enjoyed the garden. The atmosphere is pleasantly quiet, the flowers are beautiful.Mr and Mrs Andringa, The Netherlands - 1st September 2012
The owners were very welcoming. They both went out of their way to assist us whenever we needed something. The house was great, garden immaculate and the peace and quiet was just what we needed.Koz and Julie from London - 1st August 2012
Our hosts have made us feel very welcome and gladly shared their local knowledge. The Old Potting Room is a perfect size for two and included everything we needed.Mr and Mrs Smillie from Dumbarton - 1st July 2012
We really enjoyed our stay here in Kent. The region is full of historical buildings, nice gardens and lovely old villages. Our stay was completed by The Old Potting Room. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. We enjoyed the little touches of the fresh flowers and biscuits. Truly it was a home away from home and we enjoyed it very much. Thanks for your hospitality and hope to see you soon!Leonie & Henry Groetjes - The Netherlands - 22nd June 2012
We have really enjoyed our week at the cottage, it's been a real home from home for us - even down to the colour schemes! So very comfortable and a perfect place to relax in between our trips out with the family. We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome - it was lovely, wonderful hospitality and we hope to see you again soon.Christine and David from Cornwall - 8th June 2012
Thank you for the welcome on arrival and the way you have equipped The Old Potting Room. The garden is a great place to relax and the locality meant that we were able to have days out with not too much travelling - Sissinghurst, Chartwell and Pemshurst wre top of the list. Cranbrook's free car parks and the Co-op were much used and can recommend the local Indian restaurant (Mumtaz Mahal in Cranbrook High Street)Diana & Brian Miller from Dorset - 1st June 2012
We have had a lovely time. Great weather! Cottage is set in beautiful surroundings and we've had a very friendly welcome. Kent is a delight!Christine and Alan Titchener, the Midlands - 25th May 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful and beautiful house and superb garden. We enjoyed some great trips and walks in Kent. The owners were a great help and it was a very relaxing week.Sam, Lisbet and little Nic from Belgium - 3rd May 2012
The holiday cottage is very well kitted out and spotlessly clean with every small detail thought of. It is a beautiful place for a holiday, peace and tranquility, birds singing, a pheasant, squirrels and rabbits to entertain in a lovely secluded garden where you can relax on the garden seats provided. If we were to award stars it would definitely be 5 stars. The flowers and biscuits were a lovely touch and much appreciated. We will definitely come to stay here again, you couldn't want more.Mark and Clare Gates from the Isle of Wight - 29th March 2012


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