Glorious English Holidays

Barley Byre

Rolvenden - Rural Kent

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3.5 Stars
£440 - £720 per week *


This exceptionally stylish converted cow byre has been skilfully crafted to retain all of its' wonderful character.  The living space has stunning vaulted, beamed ceilings and a lovely wood burning stove to make every holiday warm and toasty - whatever the time of year.  Set in the grounds of the owner's house, Barley Byre has its own private, fenced garden overlooking a well stocked fishing lake - a calming spot where you can try your hand at reeling in the catch of the day!  With the lovely gardens at Hole Park and Sissinghurst, the magnificent moated castle at Bodiam and a popular weekly Farmer's market in the village, you will be spoilt for choice for things to do.  Drive to the popular country town of Tenterden, with its eclectic range of shops, restaurants, pubs and antique shops and just a bit further afield are the glorious seven mile stretch of golden sands at Camber plus the historic Cinque Port town of Rye.    Shop: 1.3 miles  Pub: 1.3 miles  Coast: 14 miles

Ground Floor:
Open-Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen
is a spacious open-plan area with those wonderful vaulted ceilings, an oak floor and the free-standing wood burning stove. There is a comfortable L-shaped sofa, a drop-leaf dining table and chairs, occasional table plus a wall-mounted TV/DVD
Kitchen Area is very well equipped providing a large breakfast bar and two stools, gas hob and oven, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer
Bedroom 1 has twin beds with a small bedside table and reading lamp, chest of drawers, mirror and chair

Up one step to...

Bedroom 2 with a double bed, bedside cabinets with reading lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and chair
Bathroom is tiled with walk-in glass screened shower and large shower head, free-standing bath, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c

Garden: Fenced  lawn and paved patio area with garden furniture and shared barbecue. Easily accessible public footpath from outer garden.
Heating: Gas central heating, wood burning stove - first basket of logs provided.
Parking: Space for 2 cars at entrance to owner's property. Short walk along path to Barley Byre.
Notes: There may be some road noise at this property as it backs onto the A28. There are 2 friendly dogs living at the owner's house.  The fishing lake is not fenced so children and dogs should be supervised at all times.  Fishing is charged at £20 per adult per week you can book the fishing when you make your reservation or by paying the homeowner on arrival .  Barley Byre can be booked together with TN603 to sleep 8.

There may be chickens roaming freely in the owner's garden. Please advise the owner if you'd prefer them to be shut in.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • All on one level
  • Nearest shop: 3.5 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 3.5 miles away
  • 14 miles from the coast
  • Fishing



Lovely views over the field and lake gave a nice rural feel to the cottage, despite the proximity to the main road. Very dog friendly, which is always a plus - securely fenced garden, a dog blanket and bowl provided. Bathroom very nice, and beds comfortable. Parking area was a bit of a trek, with luggage to carry! But, all in all, we enjoyed our stay at the cottage.Mrs Kay Walters - 23rd July 2018
Fabulous enclosed garden for dogs. Mrs Gill Creed - 16th July 2018
We had a few problems with our car during the stay requiring it to go to the garage, The owner was very helpful and accommodating allowing us to delay our departure so that we could go directly to the garage and then home to Essex. I Kernutt - 20th May 2018
Very dog friendly, great to have a secure garden. Also great to have fishing on site.Mrs Jackie Poole - 9th October 2017
Great little property in lovely grounds.Mr Tim Bailey - 31st August 2017
Thank you for making me feel very welcome. I have enjoyed the peace and quiet. The cottage is beautiful and the garden lovely. I have really felt at home here. I could stay here forever.Ms Gibbs - 23rd July 2017
Thank you for your welcome package, lovely. Barley Byre is a nice cosy cottage and the fenced garden is nice for my little dog. Nice green views. We did the walk to the Ewe and Lamb pub, good food and friendly. Also the Bull in Benenden is nice on Sundays (blues music) We visited Canterbury, Sissinghurst garden and went by train from Tenterden to Bodiam, a good afternoon tea, nice walks in the surroundings, public footpaths are very nice.Mr Matthijsen - 21st July 2017
It's been a pleasure to stay at your delightful home, we and the dogs have really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful location. We got lots of use from the pond, catching a few carp. Would definitely return and highly recommend you to all we know.Miss Brown - 30th June 2017
Thank you for the nice time in this nice cottage. We enjoyed the time here, and loved all the British people.Mrs Roehm - 16th June 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay in such beautiful and peaceful surroundings. We were here to focus on writing research papers and managed to get so much done. We would love to return again.Mrs Tomlinson - 2nd June 2017
Have really had a lovely time here. Friendly owners and a beautifully converted cottage with a wonderful view. Plenty to see and do locally and fishing on our doorstep. Thank you for the welcome basket of cake, crisps etc, much appreciated. All this and only an hour and a half from home.Mr Sharp - 26th May 2017
Thanks for meeting us on arrival. Thankyou for our welcome pack. Wonderful accommodation, lovely and clean and comfortable. A lovely setting with good walks for our dog. Easy access to Rye, Camber and Hastings.Mr Bell - 15th April 2017
Really friendly and helpful owners.Mrs M Haskell - 5th September 2016
This was a beautiful property with a stunning garden view. I would happily return to it.Mrs G Jones - 4th May 2016
This is a lovely little cottage - not bad for an ex cow shed! The owners are lovely as well.Mr J Whitehouse - 18th August 2015
Thank you for letting us use your Beautiful and wonderful property. It was exceptional and the reception / hospitality of the owners, excellent. The location is beyond our expectation and we shall definitely use the holiday accommodation again.Mr S.O. Agbona - 19th July 2015
The owners were very friendly and we enjoyed our stay immensely.Mr M Webb - 1st July 2015
What a beautiful place! It's a shame that we were only here for a couple of days but we've had a great time. The lake is great and our dog loved swimming in it. We all found the log burner very cosy. We hope to see you again soon.Mr Childs - 29th May 2015
Thank you so much for a really lovely stay in Barley Byre. We were very warm and comfortable with all the facilities we needed. The fishing worked out fine and convenient having the lake on our doorstep. There are plenty of places to visit round and about so a perfect location for a holiday.Mrs Millar - 21st May 2015
Thank you for a lovely stay - Barley Byre is a truly beautiful place; your attention to detail with the local produce, rug for the dog etc is greatly appreciated. Loved the log burner, shower and bath. Happy Customers! Thank you.Mrs L Tyler - 2nd May 2015
Wonderful property in a lovely location with a small private gated garden. Very friendly owners left us a lovely hamper of local produce and were there if we needed them. The property is newly renovated to a high standard and I would highly recommend a stay here with a family as there are loads of things to do and see nearby.Mrs S From London - 9th April 2015


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