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.
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.
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.
At a glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- No pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 1.5 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- 21 miles from coast
- Equipped with a cot
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Ground floor bedroom
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- 1.5 miles from shop
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
The property was excellent. The fittings, kitchen, bedding, crockery etc were perfect for a family short stay. WE even managed to cook and serve Xmas lunch for 12 people without an effort or the need of extras - with the exception of borrowing a trestle table! Mr Tim Williams - 6th January 2019
A real gem. Thoroughly recommend this property for anyone looking for a jewel in the kent countryside.Mr Clive Croft - 2nd September 2018
This is a wonderful holiday home in a really peaceful setting. We couldn't wait to get back to it each day. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly.Mr Austin Charters - 8th July 2018
Very well equipped and in a quiet location close to lots of interesting Tourist attractions.Mr Trevor Kidby - 1st July 2018
Good location and excellent property. Would return should we visit the area again.Mr Michael Fear - 25th June 2018
An excellent Oast in the Kent countryside. We were met with lovely hospitality and kindness. Much recommended.Mr G Martin - 6th January 2018
We would highly recommend this property to friends and family and would definitely return again ourselves. The owners were very friendly and the welcome pack in the fridge and cupboards was unexpected and very much appreciated.Mrs J Michel - 11th September 2017
Excellent location - incredibly scenic and peaceful, and yet not far from shops and eateries. Very well designed layout inside - perfect for a family wanting to spend time together. Safe for children. Seating in the garden meant we were able to have meals outside and enjoy watching the hot air balloons. It was our best family holiday ever.Mrs Penny Hutchinson - 4th September 2017
The property was absolutely lovely. We really enjoyed our stay and would be very happy to return to stay there again!Mrs Jane Ollett - 2nd August 2017
Lovely place, perfect for our needs.Prof P Willner - 23rd April 2017
Very well equipped property, we found everything we needed, and the local produce left for us (apple juice, bread, eggs etc) was a lovely touch. The location was beautiful and the on-site owners very helpful.Mrs Susan McGinty - 1st December 2016
A beautiful property in a picturesque location.Mrs G Roberts - 30th October 2016
An exceptional oast-house conversion. We loved it! Wonderfully positioned for Sissinghurst,Scotney Castle, Bateman's and Bodiam.Mrs Barbara Needham - 15th May 2016
It is absolutely beautiful with everything you need for a relaxing break.Mrs S Budd - 5th October 2015
Very good, we had a wonderful week in this great cottage.Mr B Van De Corput - 8th May 2015
This was an excellent property - very well appointed & so peaceful & quiet. The little touch's like fresh bread, milk, jam were very much appreciated - cant recommend enoughMr Fox from Towcester - 26th May 2014
A lovely oast house in a beautiful and quiet location with friendly owners and generous touches of flowers and basic foods on arrival. Wonderful.Mr Staley from Essex - 9th May 2014
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