Washenden Oast

Biddenden, Kent Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £887 per week
  • £127 per night
  • 4 Star Gold

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Golf

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

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.

Description

Make yourselves at home in this store of Kent brewing history. Steeped in history, this superbly sympathetic oast house conversion is a fascinating family holiday home in the grounds of an ancient manor house.

Ancient abode

The imaginative and impressive conversion of Washenden Oast retains an external facade that defies its modern interiors, while some rooms sublimely absorb the curves of the oast roundel in their layout.

The travertine marble flooring throughout the downstairs is both glorious and practical as once was this building’s function drying the hops for Kent’s brewers. And it’s perfectly toe-toasting in the cooler months thanks to underfloor heating. The original uprights in the sitting room blend perfectly with the modern floor to ceiling windows and glazed door that pour light in and draw you out into the grounds. The kitchen and dining room is simple and bright with light and continues the themes of original exposed beams drawing the eye all the way to the apex of the roofline.

From beer to wine, the village of Biddenden is 1.5 miles from the house and is now home to the renowned Biddenden Vineyard. Producing English wine, cider and fruit juices you’ll be well stocked on local produce for your self-catering stay. Vineyards tours and free tastings are available too. Continuing the serenity, pootle along the Kent & East Sussex Railway to 16th century Smallhythe Place and Stocks Windmill, both of which will have you reaching for the best camera you have to hand. Beyond Kent’s rich history and wines, is a fast route to a France day trip via Ashford or fashionista favourite McArthur Glen Outlet.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

You’ll find one double bedroom with en suite wet room in the roundel on the ground floor. The stairs steer you from the sitting room to a glazed mezzanine landing overlooking the dining area and from here the two first floor bedrooms and family bathroom are reached. The king size master bedroom is also in the oast roundel, while the third bedroom offers twin beds with views across the fields. The bathroom is fully equipped with a deep bath and separate shower.

Practicalities

There is a small rear enclosed garden with wonderful views across the paddocks - home to the owners' horses and donkeys during the year. Acres of fields with footpaths. Please be aware there are un-fenced ponds near the Oast so children must be supervised at all times when outdoors.

Reviews

Very comfortable, and as described on the website.

Mrs Helen S,

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