The cool contemporary design edge in this stunning Kent barn conversion blends the very best of then and now ensuring you’re enchanted and relaxed in your surroundings for the duration of your stay.
Saddlehurst Barn stands alone, wooden clad, unassuming and romantically lit at dusk. Little will you know, until you step over the threshold what bright and fresh touches await you in this fantastically finished holiday home in rural Kent. Making the most of upside down living, the kitchen, dining room and sitting room are on the first floor. In full show stopping style the barn’s ancient beams greet and guard you while the wide picture window reminds you of the modern world outside.
The sleek and colourful design choices bring the contemporary into this historic building. The marble worktop in the kitchen is both on point design wise and perfectly primed should you opt for baking activities while you’re here. While away relaxing evenings in from the comfort of plump leather sofas in the sitting room where you can load on the cosy vibes come winter by cranking up the Swedish style wood burner. From upstairs, the views across the Weald of Kent are enviable and we leave you hankering for a wander along nearby footpaths to discover more of this beautiful part of the country.
Soak up the sunshine of the Garden of England in the privacy of you own secluded garden. When the owners’ hens oblige you’ll find some fresh free range eggs in your welcome hamper for the most locally of sourced Kent brunches. In the summer months enquire about use of the covered swimming pool for an extra special addition to your stay. Heated and complete with a telescopic cover, it’ll do the trick come rain or shine.
The barn sits in the grounds of the owners’ beautiful farmhouse a short distance from Cranbrook and Sissinghurst. There are bustling market towns and stately National Trust properties to add to this already memorable stay in Kent.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
On the ground floor are two en suite bedrooms offering cool in the hot summer months and cosy nights in chillier periods. The master bedroom has a king size bed and shower over bath while the twin bedroom has a double shower en suite.
Secure storage for holidaymakers' own bicycles is provided. The swimming pool is available by arrangement between the months of May to the end September. The owners' have a very friendly Cocker Spaniel called Harry who will give you a warm welcome!
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- No pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 1.5 miles from pub
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 21 miles from coast
- 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 stairgate
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Welcome pack provided
fantasticDr rachel calver - 30th October 2018
Saddlehurst Barn met and exceeded our expectations in every way. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Mr David Maiden - 23rd May 2018
We had an amazing holiday, lovely barn very comfortable. The barn was very well equipped and we were surprised by the fantastic "Welcome Pack" Our boys really appreciated the swimming pool and playing with Harry. We will definitely recommend this place. thanks and best wishes.Debbie, Bas Olau and Axel - 5th May 2018
What a wonderful week! When we came we were glad it was beautiful weather, and what a lovely barn, with cake, ice cream, fresh eggs etc. We've loved staying here! Thank you for all the girls want to thank you too! Today is raining, so we are not so it isn't a pity to go home. The rest of the week was dry! GreetingsRemco, Reinalda, Joselie & Suzanne - 28th April 2018
Thank you for a lovely week in your splendid barn conversion. Very comfortable in this superb accommodation. The weather was amazing and we have enjoyed lots of wonderful days out.Pam Barry and Pauline Sharpe - 21st April 2018
Thank you for letting us stay in your amazing barn. We have all greatly enjoyed our stay. You have been very kind hosts thank you. I loved Harry, Bonnay, Charity and all of the chickens, and the bats - from Ben Thank you for the shortbread and thank you for letting us have some eggs lots of love from Tom.The children from Pratchett Family - 7th April 2018
Thanks for having us (again!) Despite the weather we have enjoyed our stay very much. Your very well equipped barn and your hospitality took care of that!Gerard and Irmgard - 3rd March 2018
We enjoyed our stay very much. The reception was warm and welcoming.Jan Brokke - 15th January 2018
It was fabulousMs Louise Knight - 3rd January 2018
We were looking for somewhere comfortable and stylish where we would enjoy "staying in" as well as going out. We were not disappointed, the barn is absolutely lovely. The generous "welcome pack" was much appreciated too. The ability to borrow maps for walking was a real bonus for us, Thank you for everything.David and Louise - 30th December 2017
Thank you Penny & Phil firstly for letting us stay at such short notice! and secondly for the warm welcome, tips and welcome pack. the barn is fantastic. We have had a lovely long weekend. thanks againKaren, Phil, Sharon & Simon - 4th December 2017
What a find ! Beautiful Barn - so much thought has gone into making this a wonderful pace to stay. We have never seen such an amazing welcome pack - much appreciated. Thank you for having us and for all your helpful tips. Sure to return, best wishes.Tom and Ginny - 12th November 2017
High end property, thoughtfully furnished and equipped. Very well located for sightseeing and owners most helpful. Mrs A Elam - 16th October 2017
Fantastic holiday home. Beautiful surroundings with lots to see and do. Very warm welcome by owners. Recommend!Berg Family - The Netherlands - 12th August 2017
Wonderful property.Mrs H Gardner - 7th July 2017
This property was simply the best holiday rental we have experienced. The conversion was of the highest quality and nothing appeared to be too much for the owners. To receive a welcome pack made our arrival even better. The property is located in the centre of outstanding Kent countryside and is close to many National Trust properties and local vineyards. The owners were very considerate and nothing was too much trouble. Simply an outstanding short break holiday and we will return for a longer holiday.Mr B M Crook - 19th March 2017
Never have we been received kindly by the landlords, thank you. The house is beautiful, clean and pleasant surroundings.The Duit's from the Netherlands - 3rd March 2017
Our first Kent & Sussex 'retreat' and what a wonderful beautiful barn conversion! Hardy friendly welcoming hosts and amazing hamper which was appreciated especially the bottle of 'bubbles' to celebrate our 17 years Thank you! We had a lovely Christmas meal at Scotney Castle, we visited Sissinghurst and on Saturday travelled to Rye for some Christmas shopping. We thoroughly recommend the Three Chimneys in Biddenden and a visit to Tenterden. Thank you so much and we hope to visit again.John and Debi - Horsham West Sussex - 14th December 2016
Welcoming and generous owners. Perfect barn. We had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Thank you!Nigel & Deborah - London - 28th November 2016
What an amazing place. The conversion has been done to such a high but comfortable standard. We knew we were in for a treat when we booked, but what we didn't know is just how well we would be looked after. the holiday was so much more enjoyable thanks to the homeowners hospitality. I felt we were staying with friends but with the independence of our own cottage. We highly recommend it and thanks so much for all the effort you have gone to and we will look forward to seeing you again soon.Hawkins Family - Devon - 23rd November 2016
A stunning barn in a great location with a great variety of things to do. Thank you so much to our hosts who were fantastic; we really appreciated the cake and local treats, and had a wonderful week!Mrs S Page - 5th November 2016
Saddlehurst Barn is amazing. Part of the magic of this beautiful place comes from the homeowners We were made to feel so very welcome along with our grand daughter who was a gate crasher - Thank you so much for the special little treats that lit her face up. And thank you for the grown up treats too. You have thought of everything here, this barn feels like a home that you don't want to leave. The location couldn't be better, we could travel to see many amazing National Trust properties with 30 minutes to 1 hour - Perfect. We would love to return.Mr & Mrs Wood - 5th November 2016
Thank you for a wonderful week at Saddlehurst Barn! We have been so impressed with the beautifully converted barn and all the welcoming extras - so kind! We have loved exploring the area and we hope to return.The Pages - Rutland - 29th October 2016
Perfect situation for the NT properties around; lovely converted barn with every attention to detail and lots of goodies supplied by the owners.Mrs G Spaeth - 25th October 2016
Thank you very much for this wonderful holiday in this great barn. We had a great sunny week travelling around and walking around enjoying England's South at it's best. The warm welcome after travelling for hours was overwhelming and we felt at home from the first second. All the best.Diederichs Family - Germany - 8th October 2016
Great Dixter, Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst, Tenterden, Pashley Manor, Chartwell House, Hole Park, Rye, Scotney Castle, Chiddingstone, Canterbury, Small Hythe Place.Thank you - A fine week!Marianne & Henk Korthorst - Netherlands - 24th September 2016
Everything perfect! Such a lovely barn, it will be difficult to find anywhere else to match in the future. The use of the swimming pool and all the extra goodies were appreciated. Thank you.Lynne & Mike Jordan - Hertfordshire - 17th September 2016
Nicely presented, well equipped property in a good location for touring rural Kent.Mr P A Bower - 6th September 2016
We had a fantastic week in beautiful Kent. The homeowners gave us lots of tips of what to see in the region and were very hospitable. What an impressive barn! I have never seen such a high standard conversion from a barn to a luxurious house!. Thank you very much for all the food you left for us and the fresh eggs. Kent is an ideal region to enjoy your vacation with the beautiful beach at Camber, lovely places like Rye, Canterbury and Whitstable. We visited Chartwell, Hever Castle and Sissinghurst Castle. Our main event was the musical Lion King which we saw in London. Thank you for everything and we will look forward to visiting Kent again.Jan, Gerdic & Steven - The Netherlands - 20th August 2016
A very enjoyable week - relaxing and travelling about. We visited, camber, Hastings, Rye, Whitstable, Canterbury, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Dungeoness, Sissinghurst Gardens. Good food at The Milk House, White Lion and Cafe Rouge (Tenterden) and Lunch at The Bull in Benenden. A big thank you for the use of your lovely swimming pool. The barn is beautiful and so well converted 5 *****. A fab week! Many thanksThe Holland-Bunch Family - West Midlands - 13th August 2016
It was a great pleasure to stay in this beautiful barn with all it's comfort. Thanks for your hospitality and the perfect advice on where to go in the area. We've never been in a self-catering cottage with more little extras, like your home made marmalade, milk, butter and eggs. That was a fantastic experience. We're going to recommend it to all our friend and maybe come back again some day.Thank you.Brant Family - Hamburg - 5th August 2016
We have had a very relaxing week here at the barn. We loved all the extras, Jam, Marmalade, Cake, Ice Creams and all the other little touches around the house, very welcoming. The use of the pool was an added bonus, we have all been thoroughly spoilt. Wonderful hospitality and we send a big sloppy kiss for Harry (who is of course fabulous)Ivor, Caroline,Georgia & Jack - Ipswich - 30th July 2016
We'll be back! Such a nice and complete house. Thanks for all your kindness and tips. There is so much more we would like to do and see around here. Goodbye!Annemarie, Pim, Lisa & Lotte - Amersfoort Holland - 23rd July 2016
We have enjoyed our stay here so much! The barn is so beautiful and we felt really at home. All the little extras like the chocolate cake, the home made jam etc made all this so wonderful. It was so nice of you that you looked after us, you are such great house owners with a great hospitality, all the best - Note from Sophie - I personally miss harry so much! He is the best dog I know!Cordelia, Wolfgang & Sophie - Bonn Germany - 16th July 2016
We felt at home as soon as we arrived. This is a really nice place to stay and to explore the surroundings. We travelled to London from Staplehurst Station and had 2 exciting days there. We loved Sissinghurst Gardens with it's lovely flowers. Thank you so much for your hospitality and especially the fresh vegetables from your garden and the eggs. The goodies all around the barn and the warm welcome. We will miss Harry and hope he will get well soon. We had a great week Thanks.Family Goehlich - Hannover Germany - 9th July 2016
Thank you, our week has been superb! Much appreciated all the extra provisions and attention to detail throughout the barn.Alan & Sue - 2nd July 2016
We had a great week in your lovely barn. The location was good for exploring new parts of Kent for us and the weather was really kind to us, despite what our family and friends had seen on the TV! Thank you so much for all the delicious treats and goodies - much appreciated! Now back to reality! Many thanksGill & Neil - Sussex - 18th June 2016
We have enjoyed our stay here, a much needed rest. The barn is beautiful and we felt at home from the first day. Abi & Jacob loved using the swimming pool and meeting Harry. Thank you for the treats and sending us to Camber Sands, a beautiful beach with fantastic sand dunes.Liz,Gary,Abi & Jacob - Lincolnshire - 4th June 2016
We have had 2 fantastic sunny weeks and have really enjoyed our time! Thank you very much for your suggestions and the great hospitality. Hopefully we are back again next year.Christian, Linus Johnna & Anstrone - Munich Germany - 28th May 2016
We loved the barn, a great place to stay. The owners have been so helpful. The places we visited were Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens, Great Dixter Gardens, Knole, Rye Nature Reserve, Chapel Down and Biddenden Vineyards and Bodiam Castle. We enjoyed some lovely meals in The Milk House and Three Chimneys as well as The Bull in Benenden. We still have lots of places to visit we did not get round to.Family Jones - North Wales - 14th May 2016
We very much enjoyed our stay at Saddlehurst Barn. What a lovely cottage with all you could possibly imagine! The lovely countryside, we went to Rye, Canterbury, London, Seven Sisters and Bodiam Castle. We took a trip to Brighton Stadium and all those amazing little towns in Kent & Sussex. We had a great time at Go Ape. Thanks for your lovely hospitality and giving us so much help and advise for trips to make for a wonderful holiday. Thanks for having us we have really had a wonderful week and a great time.Tom Derek Carola & Simon - 7th May 2016
We were very lucky to have found this barn online. Not only was the barn a perfect place to stay, the region is great as well. We took the train twice from Staplehurst to London and had some great days in London looking at all this great city and the pretty architecture. Besides London we also visited Brighton and we made more local trips to Cranbrook and more. We dined twice at The Milkhouse which was very enjoyable. Saddlehurst Barn is such a lovely place to stay and is beautifully renovated. We really appreciated the products and groceries that were here thank you, we also enjoyed watching the rabbits outside the barn.As you can see, we've had a great time Thank you.Family Akkrum - The Netherlands - 30th April 2016
We enjoyed a wonderful relaxing spring break, Saddlehurst Barn is just perfect. We explored the nearby National Trust places, we went cycling at Bedgebury Forest and headed to the beach at Camber Sands for a picnic. The girls just loved Harry, and the opportunity to fetch the eggs, clean the hen house as well as getting up close to the sheep! Thank you very much we really appreciated your attention to detail, goody box, home made marmalade and scones. Saddlehurst Barn is beautiful and excellent haven from the hub-bub of daily life.Karen Paul and Jasmine - 8th April 2016
Very well presented, easy to find, made to feel welcome by owners.Mr Dale Clarke - 4th April 2016
This is the best self catering property we have stayed in. The conversion is of stunningly high quality and excellently equipped. It was a joy to come back to every evening and so easy to live in.Mrs M Soper - 30th March 2016
This is ' THE BEST' property we have ever rented in over 30 years of renting holiday property several times a year in this country and Europe. The quality of the provision within the property made our stay, comfortable and relaxing surrounded us with the latest technology. The friendly caring owners were very helpful and supportive of all our needs. We were conveniently situated for Dover, Rochester, Tonbridge, Canterbury and Hastings. The lovely treats around the kitchen made us feel special and we will definitely return for a longer stay.Mr S Hughes - 29th February 2016
Despite the stormy weather, we've had a wonderful week here is this extremely comfortable cottage. We've very much enjoyed the warmest of welcome by the homeowners. We took a walk in Hemsted Forest and also visited Hampton Court, where they now have excellent children's trails to discover all the royal and architectural secrets of the place. We took a train to London and visited Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London to see the queens jewels which our little princess loved. We spent some time in Hastings on the treasure trail and we went to see Bateman's. All in all we had a great time and we hope to be back some day. thanks for having us!Family Wychen - Netherlands - 13th February 2016
Excellent property little touches from hosts homemade marmalade. bread milk butter tea coffee a chocolate cake and more! Really enjoyable break cant wait to revisit !Mrs P Fernandes - 4th February 2016
We've thoroughly enjoyed our week here although we wished we had booked for 2 weeks as it is so beautiful here int he barnand there is so much to do in the area (we feel as though we've barely scratched the surface!) The area is national Trust heaven with numerous beautiful properties within easy driving distance. We definitely recommend a visit to Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle and Knole. Do peruse the red folder in the cottage which has helped us decide where to visit. The owners have been the prefect hosts - we have really appreciated their recommendations. It has really been a memorable holiday and we hope to return in the summer.Katie & Kreig - Derbyshire - 16th January 2016
A very enjoyable week - relaxing and travelling about. We visited Camber, Hastings, Rye, Whitstable, Canterbury, Dungeoness, Sissinghurst Gardens. Good food at The Milk House, White Lion, Cafe Rouge (Tenterden) and we had Lunch at The Bull Benenden. A big thank you for the use of your wonderful swimming pool. the barn is beautiful and so well converted 5 *****. A fab week many thanks.The Holland-Bunch Family - West Midlands - 13th January 2016
We have had a lovely week here the barn is of such a high standard, with everything we need that we haven't really left! Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens, Bodiam Castle are super National Trust properties to visit though and when we did venture out we had 2 very interesting afternoons. Thank you for providing a wonderful barn to holiday in.Nick, Michelle & Max - Norwich - 6th January 2016
Full marks to Phil and Penny for an outstanding self-catering property. As experienced self-caterers this is the most glamorous and hi-tech property we have rented! The barn is really well placed between the delightful village of Cranbrook (with an excellent Co-Op supermarket and a good selection of shops) and the small town of Tenterden (Waitrose and Tesco) which has made shopping easy and enjoyable.The barn is a wonderful, well equipped renovation and perfectly situated for sightseeing. Phil and Penny have been discreet but very welcoming, generous and attentive hosts. Many thanks for a great fortnight; we leave with very happy memories of our stay here. PS The only advice to fellow guests is to plan your stay carefully as there is so much to see and do here! Our top five are:_ Chartwell, Sissinghurst, Ightham Mote, Rye, SmallhytheMiss Kay, Cheshire - 19th September 2015
Thank you so much Phil & Penny for your kindness, friendliness and hospitality whilst staying at Saddlehurst Barn. Also for all the lovely goodies we found on arrival, especially the delicious marmalade, scones and fresh eggs - all much appreciated.What an amazing conversion the barn is with all our needs catered for, a lovely place from which to explore the Kent countryside. In fact we can truly say the whole experience was perfick!!Mr & Mrs Fazakerley - 5th September 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our week here at the barn and had a wonderful time in beautiful Kent. The house was modern and comfortable. We loved the old beams too! There are so many fantastic National Trust gardens and houses to visit - and London is only a short train journey away - meaning we had plenty to do and see around this lovely part of the country.Thank you so much Penny & Phil for making us feel at home and so welcome. Your advice on places to go, the best eating spots and other general information was very much appreciated indeed. We hope to see you again soon! (Especially Harry!)The Vesty Family, Manchester - 15th August 2015
We had a wonderful stay in this fantastic barn! Well done on such an excellent barn conversion and thank you for all the little extra touches that made us feel so at home - particularly the marmalade! Thank you also for letting us use the pool and for taking the children to see the chickens. Such a lovely area to holiday in with so much to do - I hope we'll be back again!The Hall Family, Hertfordshire - 8th August 2015
Stunning property in the heart of Kent. Absolutely fabulous owners who could not have done enough to ensure that we had a cracking stay,Mrs M Varnam - 19th July 2015
Had a really lovely week here. Penny & Phil made us most welcome with their friendliness and kindness. Loved the fresh eggs, meeting Harry and enjoyed the pool! Beautiful part of the country. Visited lots of National Trust properties - Batemans and stunning Sissinghurst. Great day out on Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway - highly recommend the Pilot Inn for fish and chips! Landscape at Dungeness is incredible. Really enjoyed Chatham Dockyard - brilliant for all ages. beautiful garden and house at Penshurst Place. Would definitely come back and visit again. Thank you so much.Mr & Mrs Varnam - 11th July 2015
The property was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The owners were very helpful with comments about where to visit and there was plenty of information about where to visit, what was happening locally etc.Mrs K Farmer - 1st July 2015
The owners were charming and could not have been more helpful. Very warm property. Very good showers ( often the downfall of holiday lets). Loads of tourist information.Was concerned about road noise at the time of booking as could see the property was close to a road and we hate intrusive noise but this was not a problem . Adult son and his partner loved the property as well.Mr J from Staffs - 15th June 2015
Beautifully restored barn, warm and comfortable.Mr S from Hampshire - 25th May 2015
Wow! Fantastic place, ideal location and wonderful people. Thank you for all your help and kindness (and donuts!) An exceptional barn conversion for which you should be rightly proud. Sorry we couldn't stay longer, we will hopefully return in the summer to see all the lush greenery and perhaps persuade you to join us on a bike trek.Angus Ross & Luke - 20th January 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Saddlehurst Barn. Everything was well thought out and very comfortable. The owners could not have been more hospitable. The kids particularly liked the sheep and chickens which was an unexpected bonus! A great time was had by all and we hope to return in the summer to make use of the pool. Many thanks.Graeme Hate Max and Teddy Bell - 12th January 2015
It was a real pleasure to be the first guests in the Saddlehurst Barn where we had a great and very relaxing time. The house is very comfortable, and has been beautifully renovated. The cottage is very well equipped with all modern technologies in the original historic setting. We enjoyed the wood stove in particular. Thank you very much for your hospitality, we really had a pleasant time in your holiday home!Petra, Guido and Gideon.Mr G Stomp - 1st January 2015
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