• The perfect period cottage for visiting Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, full of charm and elegance.

Old Cobblers Cottage at Kings Head House

Sissinghurst, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £470 per week
  • £67 per night
  • 4 Star
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Private Garden/Ctyd



  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.5 miles

Nearby activities

  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


This property has a fascinating history and was once lived in by a shoemaker and his family for many years while the main house used to be a coaching inn.  The Old Cobblers Cottage at Kings Head House has now been beautifully restored and furnished to create a wonderful base to explore Kent.  The property is attached to the owner's medieval hall house and offers spacious and bright accommodation full of original beams and antique furniture.  There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room for cosy evenings around the fire and there is a separate snug TV room for relaxing or listening to music.  Outside the chimney stack is a focal point and was copied by Vita Sackville West and used in her design at Sissinghurst Castle - the castle and gardens are minutes away.  You can walk to the village pub which offers a great selection of food and drink and there is a general store across the road.  Close by are the Wealden towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden and historic Rye is only a short drive away.  Kent is known as the Garden of England for good reason and there are numerous local vineyards and farm shops to explore. From golf courses and beaches to forest walks and cycle paths this really is an all round holiday destination. 
Shop: 0.1 mile     Pub:  0.2 miles   Coast:  19 miles

Entrance has a low thresh hold into...
Kitchen is well equipped with an electric hob and oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment, microwave.  Access to a freezer is available on request
Cloakroom with washbasin and w.c.
Sitting Room/Dining Room are open plan.  The sitting area has original brick flooring, an inglenook with wood burning stove, two sofas, coffee table, antique chest of drawers, door to the garden. The dining area is divided from the sitting room with original timbers and is carpeted with a large dining table and chairs, bridge table and antique sideboard
Snug is carpeted with a large sofa, chair, music system, HD TV with Freeview

Stairs and Landing are original.  The wooden steps are winding and deep set but not steep with a handrail...

Bedroom 1 is carpeted with a double bed, bedside tables, dressing table and stool, chest of drawers, small wardrobe, a well stocked bookcase and chair
Bedroom 2 is carpeted with twin beds, a vanity sink and mirror, bedside tables, dressing table and stool, chest of drawers, small wardrobe and chair
Bathroom has original wood flooring, bath with shower over, washbasin and w.c.

Garden: There is a small garden to the side of the property with a wooden bench and table.
Heating: Central heating, wood burning stove, 1st basket of logs provided
Parking: Private parking in front of the cottage for 2 cars
Notes: This property is located in Sissinghurst High Street, which can be busy with traffic at certain times of the day. This property welcomes children but there is no cot or highchair provided.
Please note that the staircase is winding and the steps are deep set,  low ceilings and beams. Arrival time is from 4pm.



Lovely house with a great feel to it. Good central location for visits in area. WiFi great! Twin beds slept nice but double bed slightly small and unleveled due to old floors. This is also the charm of the house. Transfers you back to other times in the good sense of the word. Owners very kind and spoiled us with great cake and wine.

Previous Customer,

Such a gorgeous rustic little cottage. Very well equipped and meticulously clean. We would love to stay again. Prepare for sloping floors and beams galore!

Mrs Jane N,

The cottage is very conveniently located and perfect for day trips. All sights are just a stone's throw away. The owners are very nice people and obviously went out of their way to make the cottage as comfortable as possible.The have built soundproof windows, so the road is barely audible. What we might have wished for, would be a slightly more modern hob, as we are passionate cooks. We really enjoyed the fireplace and the abundant logs. The beds are good and the bathroom very comfortable. The decor is exceptionally good, there was even a folding game table!

Karin R,

Excellent. One of the best properties we have enjoyed for a holiday stay.

Dr James C,

Warm welcome. Great location for visiting Kent and the gardens.

Mr Frank H,

The cottage was in the middle of Kent, a perfect spot for exploring. Where ever we went the journeys were never longer than 45-60 mins. Excellent location. We used the website, as well as the owners book to find out about different sites to see. We had not appreciated the uneven floors upstairs or the old staircase, but we quickly adjusted. (Being over 70, and a little unsteady on our feet, it probably took us longer)

Mrs Pauline J,