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Stunning 5-Bedroom 4-Bathroom Home with 2-Acre Garden and Fabulous Country Views

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Last updated: 11/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Royal Tunbridge Wells house description

Ideal for families and friends who wish to spend time together in gracious, comfortable, relaxing surroundings, Visit England four-star Barnfield House is a light-filled, warm and well equipped family home on the edge of Hawkhurst village, with stunning countryside views from most rooms, and plenty of space for up to ten guests. Our stylish home has hosted multi-generation family gatherings, family-of-the-bride/groom groups, guests celebrating significant birthdays and friends' reunions. The youngest guest was a few months old, our oldest close to 90!

Accommodation is spread over three floors, with the ground floor devoted to generous living areas, five bedrooms and three bathrooms on the 1st floor, and a fourth bathroom and landing library on the 2nd floor. The living areas – large drawing room, sitting/TV room, study, and dining hall – are full of Asian antiques and artefacts, handsome furniture and comfy sofas. The kitchen is equipped for people who love to cook, and has an eight-seater farmhouse table for family meals overlooking the apple orchard. From the dining hall, bi-fold doors open onto a large deck with wisteria-covered pergola and 10-seater teak table. The views from here are magnificent, with lawns sloping towards farmland beyond the boundary, and a large unfenced pond. By the kitchen is another patio for BBQs and alfresco dining.

Not for nothing is Hawkhurst called the 'crossroads for the Weald'; It's the perfect base for exploring the many attractions of Kent and Sussex that keep families of all ages well entertained. Countryside drives reveal picturesque villages and pubs, including the Oak & Ivy Inn, famous gathering place for the infamous 18th century Hawkhurst smugglers. In addition to the famous National Trust and English Heritage historic castles, houses and gardens that attract many visitors to the area (Sissinghurst Gardens and the gardens of Great Dixter shouldn't be missed), there are many other experiences to consider, such as the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux, Smugglers Adventure at Hastings, Hever Castle (home to Henry VIII's Ann Boleyn), and myriad museums covering everything from musical instruments to vintage cars, 1066 battlefields to 18th century smugglers. After all this activity, guests love returning to the comfort of Barnfield House. This 1938 home – made of Canadian cedar from its floorboards to roof shingles – has its own history: the large pond in the garden is thought to be the remains of an iron ore site from the middle ages.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Groups
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
                  • Singles
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

                  Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

                  Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

                    master bedroom ensuite...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                    ...moreless

                  • Bathroom 3: combination tub/shower

                    Hand shower...moreless

                  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

                    Hand shower...moreless

                  • Bathroom 5: toilet

                    Close to bathroom 3...moreless

                  • Bathroom 6: toilet

                    Guest washroom on ground level...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Freesat system...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Parking
                  • Security System
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

                    French presses...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Small Cooler
                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Whirlpool

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Property Descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter
                              Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              £315 £315
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              £1,260

                              Changeover Day: Friday

                              Christmas/New year
                              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £2,240
                              WINTER
                              Jan 5 - Mar 26, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £236 £315
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              £1,260
                              EASTER
                              Mar 27 - Apr 23, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £438 £438
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              £1,750
                              SPRING
                              Apr 24 - May 21, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £403 £403
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              £1,610
                              SPRING BREAK
                              May 22 - May 28, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £1,750
                              Early summer
                              May 29 - Jun 25, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              £403 £403
                              Fri, Sat, Sun
                              £1,610
                              SUMMER
                              Jun 26 - Sep 3, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              £1,960

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
                              • No additional mandatory fees
                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              3 night weekends ( FSS) or 4 night weekdays (MTWT) are available (shown as weekends in the rates above), at 75% of the full rate.

                              We require a 50% deposit to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival together with a returnable security deposit of £250 to cover damages or any extra cleaning required.

                              Arrival time is from 4pm and departure is by 10am; early check-i


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                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Last updated: 11/12/2014
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                              Location

                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              London gatwick
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              The Royal Oak
                              45 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Dover
                              0.3 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Hawkhurst Golf Course
                              4.5 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Etchingham
                              25 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              M20 junction 9
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              The Royal Oak
                              18 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Camber Sands

                              Car: Necessary

                              Located on the edge of Hawkhurst village on the Kent/Sussex border, our five-bedroom family home offers the perfect setting for exploring the Weald of Kent and southeast England. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as the far-reaching views from the house indicate, with public footpaths through farms, orchards and woodland. There's a wealth of attractions in the area for wonderful family outings, including National Trust and English Heritage properties, historic houses, heritage castles, and gardens – e.g. Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter, Batemans, Smallhythe Place. The historic towns of Cranbrook, Battle and Tunbridge Wells are a short drive away, as are the coastal towns of Rye and Hastings and the beach at Camber Sands. Outdoor activities including sailing and windsurfing at Bewl Reservoir, wakeboarding and kite surfing at Camber Sands, mountain biking and horseriding in Bedgebury, and golf (there's a golf course five minutes' walk from the house). You also have the pick of some wonderful local pubs and eateries, including Michelin-starred restaurants, and several award-winning vinyards.

                               

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                              Photos

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Master bedroom

                                Master bedroom

                              • Family bathroom

                                Family bathroom

                              • Corner of drawing room

                                Corner of drawing room

                              • Dining hall with bi-fold doors onto deck

                                Dining hall with bi-fold doors onto deck

                              • Landing library

                                Landing library

                              • Stunning views

                                Stunning views

                              • The pond in springtime

                                The pond in springtime

                              £236 - £438 per night (GBP)
                              6

                              5 Bedroom / 3.5+ Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 11/12/14
                              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 11/12/2014
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