Spinster's Nook

Smarden, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Need time to unwind, then escape to the countryside and unplug in this stunning thatched studio cottage.  

You can book this property from:

  • £618 per week
  • £88 per night
  • 4 Star Gold



  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Beach 22 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 3.4 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Escape to the country and take time to unwind in this stunning thatched cottage for two. Set in the grounds of the owner's 15th century yeoman's timber hall house, Spinster's Nook offers luxurious studio accommodation which has been ingeniously designed and sympathetically modernised.  The parquet flooring has been up-cycled from The Cloth Hall and now encases the underfloor heating, there is a modern kitchen with cast concrete worktops and a state of the art wet room and to complete the picture, a sumptuous king size bed where you can snuggle up and watch the TV.  Outside there is a courtyard garden with beech hedge screening and garden furniture and in addition there is a communal fire pit which can be used for barbecuing.  If you are thinking of bringing your doggie, then you should, as there is even a warm outside tap for rinsing off muddy paws. The owners offer use of their heated swimming pool and there is a shared games room and a small gym just in case the sun doesn't shine all day!  Guests can wander through the extensive gardens and pick-their-own seasonal veggies from the veggie patch. This cottage can be booked in conjunction with Weavers Cottage which sleeps 2 and is located next door. Shop: 3.4 miles  Pub: 0.2 miles  Coast: 22 miles

This cottage is all on one level
Entrance into open plan living area with parquet flooring and underfloor heating throughout the property
Living Area: has a two seater sofa, coffee table, wall-mounted Smart TV, drop-leaf dining table with architecturally constructed stools which can be tucked out of the way
Kitchen Area: flagstone flooring and a fitted kitchen with an electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Nespresso machine with pods. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available in the pool house.
Bedroom Area: king-size bed with side tables and lighting, an open-fronted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves, an armchair
Wet Room: with limestone flooring, tiled shower area with hand-held attachment, washbasin, w.c.

Garden: Beech hedge enclosed courtyard with garden furniture and fire pit. Use of shared seating area around a communal cooking fire pit.  There is use, by arrangement, of the owners' pool (heated May to September and the general rule of use is guests from 9a.m until 2 p.m. weekdays and 9.am until 1.p.m. on weekends) and a games room above the garage with a pool table. Guests also have access to a shared gym which includes a treadmill, Smith’s machine, Power Tec weights machine, Perfect Situp abs machine
Heating: underfloor heating 
Parking:  1 private allocated space close to cottage
Dogs: 1 dog welcome. There is a warm water tap outside for rinsing muddy paws
Notes: unlimited WiFi, with up to 70mb. Unfenced pond nearby with ducks and 1 goose. The owner has 2 small dogs. Not suitable for children under 12 but babes in arms welcome, please bring your own travel cot.  

Out and About:
Smarden is a small picturesque village with 3 pubs, butchers and vintage shop and art gallery.  Local shopping can be done in Headcorn which is 3.5 miles away and there is also a mainline station there.  Close by you can explore Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, Leeds Castle and Bodiam Castle.  There is a golf club at Chart Hills and fishing lakes at Cackle Hill.  Historic Rye is 19 miles away, Camber Sands is just a few miles further along the coast.  The Kent and East Sussex Railway is in Tenterden, which is known as the Jewel in the Weald locally, with lots of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.  There are vineyard tours and tastings at Chapel Down in Small Hythe and Hush Heath in Staplehurst.     


Spinster's Nook - One Bedroom House, Sleeps 2 5 STARS ***** Wonderful short holiday in a very modern, comfortable chalet. Especially enjoyed the freedom to roam in the adjoining beautiful gardens, with complimentary home grown vegetables and raspberries. The swimming pool was also a bonus, as we had wonderful weather. Perfect for relaxing, whilst the area is packed with historical attractions. We would absolutely recommend this place. Thank you to the owners for making us feel very welcome.

Previous Customer,

What a fantastic cottage set in the most beautiful gardens. We were made to feel very welcome. The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. Beautifully styled and very cosy. The pool was an added luxury which we appreciated very much. We will definitely come again.

Ms G,

We feel honoured to be the first guests at this beautifully designed cottage in spectacular grounds with friendly and generous hosts. The access to the garden and pool was much appreciated and we are looking forward to returning.

Mr M,