Self catering at The Thatched Barn Smarden in Kent

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The Thatched Barn in Smarden, Kent

The Thatched Barn

Smarden, Kent

The Thatched Barn in South East England is a perfect choice for a great holiday or a fun short break in Kent. Find out more about The Thatched Barn below.

  • Sleeps 10 or more
  • Pet friendly
  • Luxury self catering
  • Internet broadband or Wi-Fi
  • Garden

More about The Thatched Barn

Thoughtfully converted to a high standard, this stunning, thatched 17th-century barn has a plethora of beams and vaulted entrance hall. Standing detached, it is ideally situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Smarden - whose name is derived from the Saxon ‘Smeredaenne’, meaning butter valley and pasture. The holiday property has additional family room and an open-tread oak staircase which leads to a galleried mezzanine floor, where games facilities can be found.
Smarden was once a village thriving on the wool industry, and is now a sleepy backwater of old England, so classically Kentish that it is sometimes in film sets. In the heart of the village is a cluster of half-timbered houses with Kent peg tiled roofs. Golf can be found locally as well as fishing by arrangement.
For day trips, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are well worth a visit, as are the vineyards at Biddenden. Leeds Castle is easily accessible and it closely resembles a fairytale palace, rather than a fortress. The fine aviary and maze are also sure to keep children interested and amused. There is easy access to Ashford, from where the Eurotunnel can be taken to enjoy lunch or dinner in either Paris or Brussels.
One of England’s most venerable cities, Canterbury has much to offer, with many shops, restaurants and theatres. A former church, now called The Caterbury Tales has guided tours which lead through galleries and recount Chaucer’s tales. Shops and pub 1 mile.

Entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and stone floor. Open-plan vaulted living/dining room with low doorway to vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with gas range (for cooking) and stone floor. Vaulted family room with stone floor and step to living/dining room. First floor: Partially vaulted master double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional day bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Vaulted double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with zip & link bed. Twin bedroom with low doorway. Open-tread oak staircase to mezzanine level with games room and sofa-bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with oak floor.

Self catering breaks at The Thatched Barn in Smarden, Kent

Accommodation features

  • 5 star rating
  • Dogs are allowed, but please confirm with the operator/owner before booking
  • In a rural location
  • Short breaks available
  • Accommodation is detached
  • It has a garden
  • It has an enclosed garden or patio
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to a maximum of 11
  • Has Internet access (this may be WiFi or Broadband, please confirm with operator)
  • Has parking

  • Accessibility

    We have the following details listed regarding The Thatched Barn accommodation accessibility but we would recommend that you always confirm these prior to booking with the owner or operator.

  • This property is not listed as wheelchair accessible
  • Close to The Thatched Barn

    The Thatched Barn is a great base to explore the wonders of Kent and you will find plenty of activities near by.

  • For the keen golfers there are golf facilites near by
  • If you just want to chill out, enjoy the local hospitality at the local pub which is close by
  • Finding The Thatched Barn

    The Thatched Barn is at Smarden, Kent. Check out the map below for directions, use the controls to zoom in.

    Selected Customer Comments about The Thatched Barn at Smarden

    "This was a very apt place for us to continue celebrating with family and friends, our Ruby wedding anniversary in the village where we were married and where my wife grew up. The accommodation was excellent with all the comforts we needed. The host, whom"

    "Fantastic barn conversion that was perfect for all ages from 18 months to 70 years. Great location - decent pubs 5 mins walk away, neighbouring town for supermarkets etc 15 mins drive and lovely sandy beaches about 25 mins away. Incredibly friendly & help"

    "An excellent property- all the amentities were first class and the kitchen was extemely well equipped. There are a number of low beams in the property and steps up and down and would therefore not recommend for the infirm. The garden was large, private an"

    "A beautifully restored and spacious barn that provides a great space for any kind of getaway be it with friends or family. One of those places that was a shame to leave providing as it does the perfect opportunity to sample a more relaxed way of life in a"

    "Fantastic property, easily fit 10. Lovely little village, great holiday! Dec 2011."

    Please note that this is feedback provided about the property and accommodation either direct to Find Cottage Holidays or through the holiday operator. This information is intended as a guide only and we can not accept responsibility for any inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information about the property and its facilities or services.

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