Escape from the city and discover the delights of the New Forest, or the hop fields of Kent; great walking in the South Downs, and so much to do on the Isle of Wight.
Heron Cottage is a large detached house with parts dating from the 16th Century but with a recent additional West Wing. It is furnished mainly with antiques, is equipped to a high standard and is peacefully set in six acres of grounds surrounded by unspoilt countryside. It is situated between the ancient village of Biddenden and Sissinghurst Castle, about ten miles from Ashford and five miles from Headcorn station with frequent trains to London. Ideally located for visiting the many National Trust properties, historic buildings and gardens in Kent and Sussex. As it is an elegant Bed & Breakfast establishment in summer, all seven bedrooms have TV's and modern en-suite bathrooms except one which has use of the family bath and shower rooms across a corridor. The property is available for family gatherings for birthdays, anniversaries or even weddings - mainly in the winter months when it is warm and comfortable with central heating and log fires. Please ask if you are planning a summer event in 2012 as bookings may be possible. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 1.5 miles Coast: 20.4 miles
Lounge is spacious and a lovely place to relax with wood burner in inglenook fireplace, comfortable three seater sofa, five comfy chairs, a chaise longue, well stocked book shelves, coffee and side tables, two glass fronted display cabinets, Grandfather clock, TV with Freeview, Video and DVD
Sitting Room with large open fireplace, two four seat sofas, coffee table, piano, extending dining table and chairs for up to twenty guests
Dining Room with extending dining table and eight chairs and sideboard
2 Cloakrooms each with washbasin and w.c.
Kitchen is bright and spacious with an Aga cooker as well as an electric hob and double electric ovens, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, table and six chairs, pine dresser, TV, window facing rear garden
Utility Room with washing machine and dryer, fridge/freezer and second dishwasher
Bedroom 1 for up to four guests, is suitable for wheel chair use as it is a very large room with zip and link single beds which can be joined to from a super king-size bed, bedside table, wardrobe, side table and a double sofabed. En-Suite Shower Room is a spacious wet room equipped for less able visitors with shower and pull down seat, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.
Bedroom 2 is a spacious family bedroom for up to four guests, has a double and a single bed with pull out second single bed, fitted cupboards, side table and chair. En-Suite Shower Room with shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.
Bedroom 3 has a double bed, bedside tables, cupboard and guests use the family bathroom and shower rooms across the corridor
Bathroom with bath, washbasin and w.c.
Shower Room with shower
Bedroom 4 has twin single zip and link beds which can be joined as a super king size double bed, bedside table, shelves, cupboard. En-Suite Bathroom with a bath, over-bath shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.
In the West Wing on the first floor:
Bedroom 5 has a double bed, fitted cupboards and bedside tables and chair. En-Suite Bathroom with luxury corner bath, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.
Bedroom 6 for up to three guests, has a double bed, plus a single bed if required, fitted cupboards, bedside tables, dressing table and chair. En-suite Bathroom with a bath, over-bath shower, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.
Bedroom 7 has twin beds, bedside table, dressing table, chair and fitted cupboards. En-Suite Bathroom with a shower over the bath, washbasin, heated towel rail and w.c.
Garden: Six acres of well kept grounds including large lawns, mature trees, a bluebell wood, rose and other flower beds and the entrance drive crosses farmland. Three local foot paths run close to the property and it is possible to walk to Biddenden village. There is a stream in the grounds and facilities for coarse fishing.
Parking: There is parking for several cars.
Heating: Oil fired central heating and an open wood fire and wood burner.
Notes: Well behaved children of all ages are welcome but must be supervised due to the open wood fires and the stream and pond in the grounds. There are two separate holiday cottages in the grounds whose guests have access to their properties via the main drive past Heron Cottage and who must not be disturbed by late night parties etc.
Please contact owner before arrival if you require the beds in a different arrangement than as specified above.
Weekly prices from £1800