This deceptively spacious former stables nestles in the landscaped grounds of the owners' stunning medieval farmhouse, with lovely views over the meadows towards Orlestone Forest, which is a haven for birds (the area is famous for nightingales). It has been thoughtfully designed, incorporating many original beams and furnished to a high standard with the use of a summer house overlooking the pond, perfect for enjoying the countryside views and wildlife. The owners are developing wild flower meadows and were winners in the Kent Wildlife Trust Local Wildlife Sites award programme. There are many local walks along the quiet lanes and countryside including the nearby Gusbourne Estate where they produce award winning sparkling wine, so this lovely location provides a calm and peaceful escape from our busy world. It is also close to the Saxon Shore Way, perfect for keen walkers and nature lovers. It is within a short drive from the picturesque market town of Tenterden with its many shops, cafes and restaurants and no trip to Tenterden is complete without a trip on a steam train through the pretty Rother Valley to Bodiam Castle. In the opposite direction you will find the Cinque Ports town of Rye and the seven miles of Golden sands at Camber. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 1.5 miles Coast: 6.5 miles
Open Plan Living Area with wood burning stove, comfortable sofa and armchair, dining table with chairs - great views to the forest and TV/DVD
Sleeping Area king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers
Kitchen Area has an electric oven/grill, electric hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, washer/dryer and radio/CD player
Shower Room with heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c
Garden: Patio area to the rear of the lodge, a summer house and the owners' gardens and ponds to enjoy.
Parking: Ample parking beside the property.
Heating: Wood burning stove - first basket of logs provided. Also electric fan heater.
Pets: One dog welcome.
Notes: Adults only. No smoking allowed anywhere on the farm. The owners do have working dogs who are very friendly and will come and say hello!
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 Bathroom
- 1 Pet allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Welcome Pack upon arrival
- Bed linen included
- Bath towels included
- Open fire/woodburner
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- All on one level
- Nearest shop: 2 miles away
- Nearest pub: 2 miles away
- 8 miles from the coast
Such a lovely peaceful place to stay. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. The wood burning stove made us feel so homely. There were vases of flowers everywhere, which were quite lovely. The view from all the windows is so pleasant. Great place. Mrs Kate Bull - 1st October 2018
HOSTS AND AREA ARE LOVELYMrs Dawn Lamberton - 2nd September 2018
We love this place so much I don’t really want anyone else to know about it :) The owners are super hosts welcoming, accommodating and genuinely seem to want to ensure you enjoy your stay. The location of ‘The Lodge’ is really special, its the perfect rural retreat with stunning views and yet we found plenty of good restaurants/shops within easy reach. Will definitely come back Mrs Dawn Lamberton - 21st August 2018
Charming holiday home. The owners were good hosts , kind, knowledgeable about the area and gave good tips on where to eat. Excellent base for Rye and Romney Marsh area.Mr Albert Baker - 2nd July 2018
Lovely owners couldn't do enough for us!Mr John Charlton - 19th September 2017
Due to the fact that our Internet connection was repeatedly on our way and our route planner was unreliable, we had a lot of trouble finding the house, despite the fact that we had received the coordinates. In addition, we were severely delayed by ferry and file. However, the owner kept us in touch - every time we were able to connect by telephone - very patiently, just as long as we reached the house (one hour late). Despite the raining rain and the late time we were warmly welcomed in a lovely Cottage with every possible comfort, from power adapters to hair dryer and any imaginable type of kitchenware. Milk in the fridge, beautiful bouquets on the table, a lovely wood stove lit directly for us, hiking maps and all kinds of tourist information. A warm welcome to a delicious, green, quiet place! Translate into English Mr Belvilla @Leisure - 24th August 2017
We had an extremely enjoyable stay, enhanced considerably by our friendly and charming host. His knowledge of the area enabled us to enjoy sights we otherwise would not have seen.Mr D Miller - 9th May 2017
It was just as we imagined it would be. We had a great time.Mr E Button - 29th August 2016
The home is situated in a beautiful, tranquil part of Kent. We had a great holiday visiting Nymans, Pashley Manor, Batemans, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Hawkinge Airdrome Museum, Rye, Dungerness and Hever Castle. Thank you so much for the comfortable Lodge.Mr & Mrs D - 16th July 2016
The Lodge is in a lovely peaceful setting in the grounds of the owners' beautiful farm. It's a wonderfully cozy cottage with everything we could possibly need, including a great view of the forest from the extremely comfy bed! It's very tranquil and we felt ourselves relax within minutes of arrival. Our friendly hosts - and their 7 gorgeous dogs - made us feel most welcome.Ms H Thompson - 4th July 2016
Thank you so much to the owners for their wonderful warm welcome. From the moment we turned into School Hill we knew we'd arrived at a very special, peaceful, place. Just what we needed. Tuckers Farm and The Lodge are beautiful, surrounded by such gorgeous countryside and we've fallen in love with Kent and Megan. Promise we didn't feed her although I'll confess to giving her lots of cuddles.Ms T from Letchworth, Garden City - 30th June 2016
We've had a lovely week in this teeny cottage. Everything we needed was here and that rare commodity, peace and quiet. The ducks and guinea fowl, what charming little creatures they are. Now we sadly have to go once more into the breach but would really rather not.Mrs S from Devon - 25th June 2016
Thank you for the friendly welcome. We enjoyed our stay very much. We felt at home immediately.Mr & Mrs S from The Netherlands - 14th June 2016
Kent was a revelation for me and I look forward to ongoing contacts and insights about affairs both local and international. Thank you for making me feel so at home in this delicious spot.Mrs B from California - 11th June 2016
In one word, super. What a lovely and cosy cottage. Than you very much for the deliveries of firewood and the tips of what to see and where to eat in the area. And what a joy to see that so many different animals can live in peace together.Mr & Mrs U from The Netherlands - 4th June 2016
A beautiful retreat.Mr R North - 25th April 2016
The weather wasn't that great but for that reason we could enjoy your lovely cottage fully.Loos family from Netherlands - 19th September 2015
Many thanks to the owners for their wonderful and thoughtful welcome and ongoing hospitality during a lovely and memorable week. I will always remember your kindness and very much long to come again next year.Mrs B from Herts - 5th September 2015
This really is a very special, high quality and wonderful cottage. We loved our stay here, the cottage was even better than described, clean, such high quality and the owners were warm, friendly, helpful and exceptional in every way.Mr D D'alessandro - 1st July 2015
We have spent a delightful week in the Lodge and left fully relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated - exactly what we were looking for.The owners could not be more wonderful hosts if they tried. From our first warm welcome to the delightful and quality touches to this little slice of paradise in Kent which they have carefully established.The lodge is a comfortable, well equipped and high quality hideaway situated in a tranquil farm with an abundance of nature all around.Mr D from Reading - 29th June 2015
The Lodge is the cosiest cottage we have stayed in, surrounded by beautiful countryside - would like to stay again sometime. Lots of places to visit - Dover Castle, the lovely gardens of Sissinghurst, Dixter, Hever and closer to here is Godinton House. Thank you Bernadette & Paul for your hospitality.Margaret & Ian, Sheffield - 30th May 2015
The cottage is set in quiet and beautiful surroundings and as a result we had a peaceful stay. The cottage is well presented with everything you'd need to make your stay comfortable. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and I get the impression nothing is too much trouble!The wood burner is a lovely addition, even if your fiancee feeds it logs a little too often resulting in the cottage becoming a sauna!The surrounding countryside is stunning and offers many excellent walks to nearby villages.I would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone.Mr A from Kent - 6th May 2015
A last minute change of plans led us to this wonderful cottage. It is so very peaceful and relaxing and despite being a very short break, we both felt refreshed - helped in part by the very comfortable bed! A most superb cottage in a beautiful part of the world. Excellent facilities and a magnificent wood burner. Looking forward to coming back in the near future. Thank you!Mark & Di, Kent - 3rd May 2015
A very warm welcome form the owners and an unforgettable stay for us here in rural Kent. We did a lot of hiking, geocaching and sightseeing and enjoyed the cosiness of the lodge in front of the woodburner in the evening. The comprehensive to-do-list given to us by the owners, unfortunately could not be executed completely during the week, so we will have no other choice but to come back. Thank you for your fantastic hospitality.Andrea and Reinhold Maule - 25th April 2015
Bernadette & Paul welcomed us warmly and made it an unforgettable stay for us here in rural Kent. We did a lot of hiking, geocaching and sightseeing and enjoyed the cosiness of The Lodge, in front of the woodburner in the evening. We wish you all the best and thank you for your fantastic hospitality.Andrea Reinhold - 25th April 2015
We want to thank you again for that wonderful time we had at the Lodge and your lovely place. We enjoyed everything about it, it felt like paradise!!!!! I am still enjoying it whenever I close may eyes and I picture us sitting at the table outside, it is really printed in my soul. Thanks again, and we hope to see you and this beautiful place again.Maggie & Jos - 29th May 2008
What a location - wished I could have had time to explore the forest and all the local walks. Especially liked the open plan layout of the Lodge and its lovely soft decor.Lynne from Freedom Holiday Homes - 10th August 2007
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