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⭐️ Perfect for family gatherings ⭐️ Fab views ⭐️ Fascinating area
3,000 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Jenny
10 Guests . 5 Bedrooms . 4.5 Bathrooms


Enjoy a country break with extended family and friends in the High Weald of Kent, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty! Sleeping 10+2, our stunning 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom country home dates from 1938 and is made of Canadian cedar from its floorboards to roof shingles. Enjoy lots of indoor and outdoor living space, a food lover's kitchen with breakfast table, gardens covering 2 acres, and fabulous far-reaching views across farmland. Historic pubs, ancient castles, famous National Trust and English Heritage houses and gardens, country walks, beaches, fishing, golf, water sports, beaches — there's so much to see and do in the area! We've had the pleasure of welcoming over 150 multi-generation families and friends' reunions to Barnfield House Kent, and we would be delighted if you join us.

⭐️ The perfect place for multi-generation family gatherings, from infants to octogenarians
✔ Spacious family home – not your usual bland or bare holiday let!
✔ Two-acre gardens with stunning south-facing countryside views
✔ Generous living areas — large drawing room, sitting/TV room, study, dining hall, and kitchen-diner
✔ 5 bedrooms, sleeping up to ten guests (+ 2 infants in travel cots)
✔ 4 bathrooms
✔ Asian antiques and artefacts, distinctive furniture and comfy sofas throughout
✔ WiFi, with super-fast fibre optic broadband internet
✔ Sonos in the drawing room, dining hall and kitchen
✔ 55-inch flatscreen Smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Freesat
✔ Huge selection of books, CDs and board games
✔ Books and games for the kids too!
⭐️ On the edge of Hawkhurst village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
✔Walk to country pubs!
✔Close to Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Great Dixter Garden, Scotney Castle, Bodiam Castle, and many other attractions

⭐️ DRAWING ROOM –an elegant grown-up space with comfy sofas and armchairs for 10, and wood-burning stove
⭐️ SITTING ROOM – leather sofas set before Smart TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Freesat
⭐️ STUDY – with sofa, desk and printer
⭐️ DINING HALL –.with dining table seating up to 10 on dining chairs upholstered in Thai silk, and bi-fold doors opening onto the huge deck
⭐️ DINING PERGOLA – teakwood table seating 10 under a wisteria-covered pergola – the perfect spot for alfresco lunches and evening cocktails
⭐️ BREAKFAST PERGOLA – 2nd alfresco seating area beyond the kitchen
⭐️ KITCHEN – designed for keen cooks, well-equipped right down to our favourite recipe books and spices...there's even a sous vide (for Masterchef fans). With large farmhouse table for enjoying family meals overlooking the apple orchard
⭐️ UTILITY ROOM – with fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, butler's sink, and space to store wellies and coats.
⭐️ LANDING LIBRARY – with an excellent selection of fiction and no-fiction
⭐️ MASTER BEDROOM – with Indonesian teakwood four-poster super-king bed, sitting area, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with bathtub for two, separate shower enclosure etc.
⭐️ 2 GUEST BEDROOMS – with double or king size beds
⭐️ 1 GUEST BEDROOM – with twin beds
⭐️ 5th GUEST BEDROM – with trundle bed that can be configured as a single, twins or a king
⭐️ The four guest bedrooms share three bathrooms.
⭐️ Two travel cots on request for families with babies and tots under 2 years
⭐️ All beds freshly made with crisp white 100% cotton bedding. A set of hand and bath towels for each guest
⭐️ Starter supply of toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and liquid hand soap. Plus tea towels and washing up sponges.
⭐️ 2-ACRE GARDEN – large flat lawn perfect for kids games — football, cricket and badminton; large south-facing sun-trap deck with dining pergola; breakfast pergola. You are likely to see rabbits and pheasant in the garden, plus the occasional deer foraging in the apple orchard.
⭐️ LARGE POND At the bottom of the garden bordering farmland, known to be the remains of a historic ore site from the middle ages. It's deep and unfenced, so small children will need to be supervised.
⭐️Waitrose, Tesco, butcher, pharmacy, boutiques, and Kino digital cinema in the village a 10-minute walk away

NB Barnfield House is not a party house; we don't host stag weekends, or weddings. And we don't allow any pets.... sorry!
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Sleeping Configuration
Master bedroom
  • King
2Walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with bathtub tor two and separate shower enclosure
Guest bedroom
  • King
Guest bedroom
  • Double
Guest bedroom
  • Single
  • Single
Guest bedroom
  • Single
  • Single
2Trundle bed can be configured as one or two 2' 6" singles or a king
Smoking Allowed
Smoking on the deck, the patio and elsewhere in the garden is allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
We have two travel cots for tiny ones (under 2 years old)
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
LOTS of parking space! If every one of the 10 guests bring a car, no problem!
No Pets Allowed
Much as we love animals, Barnfield House is a no-pets vacation rental
Smoking Allowed
Smoking on the deck, the patio and elsewhere in the garden is allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Please note all 5 bedrooms are upstairs on the 1st floor.
Not Suitable for Events
Sorry no events or parties. Barnfield House is only for the use of the rental group, all names to be provided in the booking form

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Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
What we supply
We supply white 100% cotton bedlinen and towels, hand soap, loo rolls, and cleaning equipment. Plus dishwashing tablets and tea towels in the kitchen, English breakfast tea, and an extensive selection of spices.
Charcoal Grill
2 separate outdoor dining pergolas with teakwood table and chairs. A large pond/small lake visited by wild ducks An apple orchard - frequented by pheasant and the occasional wild deer
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Sonos sound system in kitchen, drawing room and dining hall 55-inch TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and Freesat
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Many guests say ours is the best supplied kitchen they have come across in a holiday rental. We even have a sous vide (for followers of Masterchef)! At the bay window overlooking the apple orchard is a lovely farmhouse breakfast table seating 8 comfortably (10 at a squeeze). A separate utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and butler sink
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Please note there is a large unfenced pond/small lake at the bottom of the garden bordering farmland, so kids should be supervised

Shared spaces

Guests have the 2-acre estate to themselves!


Deepsea fishing
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Mountain biking
Hot air ballooning
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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We have welcomed families and groups of friends to our gorgeous family home since 2012. They have come from across the UK, France, Holland, Germany, Norway, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Canada and the USA. All comment on the stunning amount of living space and the stupendous views, and some have chosen to return every year!
Speaks: English
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Our house manager will be in hand to greet you and give you the keys.

Refundable Damage Deposit
We refund security deposits within 2 weeks of your visit.
House Rules
After making a booking we will send a booking form for you to complete, which contains our booking terms
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Getting around

Hawkhurst called the 'crossroads for the Weald' is the perfect base for exploring Kent and Sussex. The nearest shops are 1km away and include Waitrose and Tesco, a smokery, greengrocer, butcher and pharmacy. There are wonderful farm shops in the area as well as regular farmers markets. And we have a Michelin star restaurant within a 15-minute drive! Countryside drives reveal picturesque villages and pubs, National Trust and English Heritage castles, historic houses and gardens e.g. Bodium Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Great Dixter, Hever Castle). The house is an hour from Gatwick Airport, 90 minutes from Heathrow, and London is an hour's train ride from Staplehurst or Etchingham stations.

The area is best enjoyed with your own transport, as it will give you a lot more flexibility. But if you are planning a weekend escape, just take a taxi from the station, arrange supermarket deliveries on-line for the Friday night, and then stay put (other than perhaps wandering to the nearest p



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⭐️Large vacation home for 10 in rural Kent, UK is a Vacation Home located in Hawkhurst, England, United Kingdom. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
⭐️Large vacation home for 10 in rural Kent, UK has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jun 2019