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A self contained annex that's located in the grounds behind the owners family house, yet is peaceful, provides privacy and the use of its own small fenced graveled courtyard. Surrounded by farmland but only 800 meters from the local Pub and 2 miles to the nearest Village of Staplehurst or Headcorn. The annexe has free Wifi and two Tv's with free sat and DVD. The open plan loft room upstairs has space to sleep up to 4 people together. Two pretty windows with blackout blinds and a built in wardrobe, TV, small sofa, dressing table with hair dryer, bookcase (with books, DVDs and CD's). The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, pans cutlery, fridge and small freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. The lounge has dining table and 4 chairs, sofa, Rocking Chair, coffee tables, 26' wall mounted TV/DVD player with free sat. Bathroom is downstairs with shower, basin, toilet, laundry cupboard with automatic washing machine and clothes airer.
The loft room has its own free view t.v.
The Annex is Rural and has no shops within walking distance, Just one pub. A car in my opinion is necessary.
Extras: The annex has free Wi-Fi access. Being in the country the signal can be intermittent but we have installed boosters to help this.
A travel cot & High Chair are available on request. Please request when booking. There are children's books, games, dvds and cds in the annex.
Change over days are flexible but in July and August it must be Fridays or saturday check in.
A welcome pack is included with all 7 night bookings.
Children are welcome in the annex and there is a small courtyard. Please do not allow children to go into owners main garden as there is a pond and other hazards. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only
In summer months I will consider small animals that won't be left in annex on their own but a £200 deposit will be taken and returned after a depart clean. We ask you to keep pets in the kitchen (if they have wet feet) until they are clean and dry. This is to preserve the carpets in the annexe....moreless
The loft room can accommodate 4 single beds at its max,It is an open plan space, it has a built in wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. Two bedside tables, a dressing table with mirror, hair dryer and hair straighteners. The beds will be fully made up with including pillows, duvet and fitted sheet. One hand and one shower towel will be provided for each occupant.
The Annex is able to accommodate up to 4 people but when its at full capacity it does mean all of the beds are in one large open plan loft room....moreless
Large modern bathroom with electric shower, toilet, basin, and heater. Bathroom cabinet with mirror. Laundry cupboard with washing machine, clothes airer, iron and ironing board....moreless
Outside the there is a small graveled courtyard that's fenced off giving it privacy. There is a table and 4 chairs and BBQ. Stunning sunset farm views.
The Annex is heated with electric heaters in the loft room, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
The annex will be clean on arrival but if extra cleans are required during your stay this can be arranged at an extra charge. One set of bedding is provided but if you require more please request before your stay.
There is a selection of books, DVD's and games are in the annex for your entertainment.
We have a family cat that will be in and around our gardens.
There is a travel cot , small buggy. highchair, and bouncy chair available on request....moreless
Lots of different books available for use while staying in the annex....moreless
A deposit of £100 is required for all bookings. This is a booking/damage deposit. If you cancel the booking once paid deposit the £100 will be lost. This also acts as a damage deposit. After departure the annexe will be cleaned and an inventory will be checked for any damage/breakages. Please inform the owner if there are any damage/Breakage issues when you arrive and before you depart. There will be a charge of £40 for any pets. Bookings in July and August are only bookable for weeks no 3 day bookings and arrival and departure days are friday or saturday..please enquire before booking.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Hawkenbury is a small hamlet between the villages of Staplehurst and Headcorn sitting 8 miles south of Maidstone, Kent. London and all of its attractions are 55 minutes by train. Many castles within easy reach by car, Leeds Castle (10 min), Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens (15 min) and Scotney (30 min). There are several Zoos, Drusillas, Howletts and Port Lymne all within an hours drive. The seaside town of Hastings is a 45 min, Battle, Rye, Eastbourne, Camber Sands being only an hour away. Fantastic indoor shopping at Bluewater Shopping Center (45 min) and Lakeside (55 min), Royal Tunbridge Wells, (40 min) Canterbury, (50 min) Tenterden, (20 min) all lovely towns to visit. There are many family attractions accessible, The Hop Farm (25 min) Bewl Water (20min) The Rare Breeds Center (20 min) Wear em Out indoor play center (15 min). There are two multiplex cinemas, bowling complexes & leisure centers in Maidstone & T.Wells. Annex is in a rural location so car is advised.
Golf: Staplehurst Golf Club is less than 1 mile away. There is several good courses in the near by area. Leeds castle is 15 minutes, Marriott Hotel Golf course 15 minutes, Headcorn golf club 2 miles, The Ridge Golf and country club 10 minutes. All pay and play courses.
Ski: A Ski and sports center and indoor ice rink is within a 30 minutes drive private lessons available.
Why the Owner Chose Royal Tunbridge Wells: This Annex is set behind my families home. Hawkenbury is a lovely quiet Hamlet village that is in the middle of the Kent countryside. There are two lovely villages with mainline train stations to London only 2 miles away. We are close to London (50 minutes by train) close to, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Bluewater shopping centre, Zoos, Leeds, Scotney, Hever Castles, Many National trust properties and for sightseeing this area is perfect. The Annex is very private but still close enough to not feel completely cut off. In the evenings you can enjoy the peace of the countryside, from May onwards the calfs and cows actually put their head over the annex hedge to say hello .
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Private, Self contained, peaceful, pretty and modern.
Rated 4* by Visit England. This annex is not let to anyone I am very careful to only let it to people I know will look after it enabling every stay to be as pleasant as the next.
Pets are allowed but there is a £40 fee for 1 week.