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Old Cobblers Cottage at Kings Head House

Sissinghurst - Rural Kent

The perfect period cottage for visiting Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, full of charm and elegance.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3.5 Stars
£470 - £720 per week *


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. Arrival time is from 4pm.



  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • 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 dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 0.5 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.5 miles away
  • 19 miles from the coast



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. Mr Emiel Van de Werf - 11th January 2019
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 Niles - 3rd January 2019
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 Rehrl - 1st October 2018
Excellent. One of the best properties we have enjoyed for a holiday stay.Dr James Carlton - 5th September 2018
Warm welcome. Great location for visiting Kent and the gardens. Mr Frank Hendriks - 23rd May 2018
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 Johnson - 14th May 2018
Thank you for making The Old Cobblers Cottage such a welcoming and comfortable place for others to enjoy, we have had just the rest that was needed.David and Fay - 1st September 2017
Owners have done a superb job with the cottage and we were delighted with the welcome basket. A lovely week in a lovely cottage in a lovely part of Kent.Irmgard, Graham and Enid - 18th August 2017
Lovely property, welcoming hosts. Well equipped.Mrs A Smith - 5th July 2017
A lovely well appointed cottage and a very warm welcome.Ann and Keith - 30th June 2017
Cottage has a lovely warm feeling and we have all felt very at home, including our two little ones. The welcome pack was wonderful and everything in the cottage is immaculate.Sian and Joe - 3rd June 2017


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