Podlinge Barn self-catering accommodation has been awarded a four-star rating by Visit England, the national tourist board. We have also received a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service. Our unmatched guest reviews speak for themselves. Our location is perfect for those who love being out in the country. Nature lovers, walkers and all those who enjoy rural tranquility will be in their element. Our nearest neighbours (both farms) are half a mile in one direction and a mile in the other... so the only noise we hear is birdsong! Podlinge is a haven for wildlife and we are the highest point for miles and frequently enjoy dramatic sunrises and sunsets. As well as superb accommodation, you'll have: use of a tennis court; opportunities for holistic therapies (massage & reflexology); and easy access to some of the most beautiful walks in Kent. You'll also be able explore some of Kent's prettiest villages and visit historic buildings, traditional seaside towns and many other local tourist attractions. High speed fibre broadband was installed in Sept '17.
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Superb barn with tennis court. Close to Canterbury & Channel Tunnel. A wonderful year-round retreat. Massage and reflexology on site
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- Aug 8, 2018
About Nessa Neame
Nessa and John both grew up in rural Kent, not far from Podlinge. Nessa is a farmer's daughter, whose parents still farm a few miles away. When expecting their 3rd child in 1995, they moved to Podlinge, where they went on to have 2 more children ... an idyllic place to bring up a family! Having commuted for many years, John runs his own events business from home. In addition to welcoming guests, Nessa is also a holistic therapist, offering massage and reflexology from her treatment room at home. Although all 4 children have now flown the nest, they are regular visitors, especially since the arrival of their gorgeous golden doodle, Dulcie.
Nessa Neame purchased this Barn in 1995
Why Nessa Neame chose Canterbury
Nessa & John discovered Podlinge in 1994 whilst walking the footpath which passes through the garden. Six weeks later, we saw 'our dream house' up for sale, and a year later we bought it! It was the secluded and tranquil location which we loved most. Hidden away down a very small track, off such a narrow country lane, Podlinge was only ever seen by footpath walkers and our own family and friends. After years of keeping this wonderful place a secret, we now enjoy sharing this idyllic spot with our guests, who seem to love it here as much as we do.
What makes this Barn unique
Nessa and John's Grade II listed farmhouse, Podlinge Farm, together with their 2 holiday lets, Podlinge Barn and Podlinge Cottage, are set in the most wonderfully peaceful location, surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Podlinge Barn is easily the best holiday cottage we have been to! It's idyllic situation makes for a totally relaxing experience and the lovely countryside makes it an ideal base for walking and touring. The barn itself is beautifully decorated and very well equipped, with lots of homely touches, and Nessa & John (not forgetting Dulcie the dog!) proved the perfect hosts. Their warm and friendly greetings were accompanied by a very generous welcome-pack which was much appreciated, and they were always on hand but never intrusive. We made full use of the extra facilities including tennis and table-tennis, and the unexpectedly warm weather was a real bonus! All in all a perfect break and one we would not hesitate to recommend. Can't wait to return!
Peace, bumpy roads and a nice dog! Attention to detail. Lovely hosts.
Wonderful accommodation in beautiful surroundings
We spent a wonderful week on a family holiday and found Podlinge Barn to be the perfect retreat. The owners were so friendly and welcoming, and the barn had all the facilities we could have hoped for. Our five year old son had all the space he could dream of to run around, explore and play. So glad that we chose this place to stay, we really could not have asked for more.
Wonderful barn conversion with wonderful owners
Stayed here for a long weekend in February with friends and family and cannot recommend this little gem highly enough. The location is tranquil and very peaceful but a short walk across the field offers a very charming pub with great character and food. The accommodation is beautifully appointed and the welcome pack offers a lovely touch. The only trump to this beautiful barn conversation is the amazing hospitality from the owners Nessa and John. I can honestly say I cannot remember a warmer welcome and more accommodating couple in all of my travels.
Thank you so much Nessa and John and very much look forward to seeing you again.
Brian and Lou
A little piece of paradise!
A beautiful barn in a beautiful setting owned by beautiful people. We couldn't have asked for more during our relaxing stay.
A good location to experience the English countryside and for some escapism.
We are looking forward to visiting again!
Podlinge Barn is the ideal place to spend your holidays! Located in an area with wonderful landscapes and hardly no neighbours (except the owners of Podlinge Barn), it is exactly the right place to relax and enjoy yourself. Nessa helped us in all situations, for example she wrote us way-descriptions, so we always had the great feeling of being welcome. The house is the most beautiful holiday residence we’ve ever booked, as there is enough space for everybody and the owners have thought of everything. Our family was allowed to play with the cute family-puppy and we had so much fun using the large tennis-court… If I had to rate the house on a scale from 0-10 I would give Podlinge Barn 10 points as the house is wonderful and the owners even more.
Our family never went twice to a holiday residence, but now we are already thinking about coming back…
Hope to see you soon, dear Nessa and John
7.5km to Wye
15km to Canterbury
15km to Ashford
105 km to Gatwick airport
The County of Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’. Beautiful countryside, hop gardens, coast houses, apple orchards, picture-postcard villages, historic castles and ancient churches are just some of the many and varied attractions
It is steeped in history and heritage from pre- Roman times right through to exciting contemporary developments such as the recently opened Turner Contemporary Art Gallery. Evidence of the Roman, Viking and Norman invasions, through to the Battle of Britain in World War II, have all left their mark on this fascinating part of England.
A beautiful coastline and countryside reflecting a wide range of terrain, from downs to river valleys, from the white chalk cliffs of Dover to gentle farmland meadows and orchards. The county’s literary heritage is second to none, with Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad and Ian Fleming.
Kent has everything for the discerning traveller, whether it be relaxing over a drink in a medieval oak-beamed pub; eating freshly caught Whitstable oysters; or letting the breeze refresh you as you walk amongst quintessentially English countryside. Nostalgic steam railways, windmills, vineyards, beautiful gardens and historic National Trust properties offer unforgettable experiences to all those who visit.
Canterbury has a whole host of history and heritage for you to come and discover. Strolling the narrow, cobbled traffic-free streets of one of England's oldest cities is an experience that will never be forgotten. Whilst shops and restaurants flourish in lively cosmopolitan counterpoint to Canterbury’s absorbing heritage.
Podlinge Barn is situated amidst the dramatic chalk hills dotted with ancient beech woodlands, carpeted with grassland rich in wild flowers and native orchids, with medieval farmhouses and charming villages of the Kentish Weald. Walkers can follow well established trails to appreciate the views of this unique beautiful landscape.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Please note that we do not charge a booking fee. We ask for a refundable security deposit of £200 on arrival. Rates include: electricity, logs, linen & towels, household items, wi-fi, welcome pack... & tennis! Sorry, but no pets or smoking. Changeover Day: The changeover day for Podlinge Barn is generally Saturday, but this is flexible. Arrival 3pm onwards, departure 10am. Notes on prices: Short Breaks: [Not available during Holiday & Half-Term periods] 2-3 nights = 65% of weekly rent 4 nights = 75% of weekly rent 5 nights = 90% of weekly rent