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Wittersham, Kent, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little cottage and very well positioned for Rye and Tenterden."

    Enjoyed our stay with our daughters and dogs. The cottage is in need of a spruce up - paper coming down in the bathroom. Kitchen is well equipped but quite dark and could do with better lighting. The strip light under the top unit didn’t work. Really liked our stay, it was very peaceful and enjoyed the tennis courts.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Aug 2023

  • "It’s beautifully furnished."

    It was the time that I had to clean directly after arrival. Sanitary facilities and kitchen were clean, other parts not. The outside table and chairs are in a poor state and we didn’t like to use them.

    Reviewed by Tobias Johannes4.1Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation and facilities, in a pleasant rural location."

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jul 2023

  • "On the whole, a lovely, likeable cottage with lots of good features."

    Particularly liked: paved entry path with ramp to front door, extra wide front door, comfortable beds and bedding, luxurious towels, large shower and plenty of hot water, well equipped kitchen, good WiFi, interesting art decor. Greatest inconvenience was steep stairs with no bannister rail, making shower access difficult for the infirmed. Minor inconveniences were: heavy kettle with loose handle, basic seating cushions, basic terrestrial TV channels, couldn't find any guidance on rubbish disposal.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2023

  • "This property is set in beautiful immediate surroundings near to great towns in both Kent and Sussex."

    Inside, the house was one of the most well equipped we have stayed in and was very clean and comfortable. The outside area was fabulous with a mix a mown lawn, wild areas, vines (of course) and plenty of sun and shade. The garden is not secure if your dog wanders but there are plenty of posts and trees to attach long cables to. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great rural location."

    Well placed to explore the local area, and it was good to have the use of a local map, and nice to enjoy a game of tennis. However, we found the creaky floors intolerable and would not return because of this. The wooden flooring in the ground floor ensuite bathroom was swollen from a water leak so the door would not shut and the wallpaper was hanging off the bathroom wall. The whole living area is too small and there would not be enough space for 4 people. The oven, hob and microwave are good, but there is nowhere for guests to store their food, and there is no step stool to reach the high kitchen shelves. The dining corner is cramped and the bench seating is uncomfortable. Despite comments from guests last summer the owners had not replaced the ancient garden table and chairs so it was not possible to eat outside in the lovely garden. This property is advertised with a 5 star rating which we don't feel it merits.

    Reviewed by John2.8May 2023

  • "Lovely quiet property with fabulous countryside views."

    Appreciated the ability to walk cross country to the local shop - I'd suggest that it would've been helpful to have the route sketched out in the house booklet (the first attempt took me along the road which was a bit hazardous) Facilities good: note that the wi fi is fairly slow and only just capable of streaming on the TV (via our Amazon Fire stick). If anyone asks you, the download speed is around 12Mbps and upload is 1.8 Mbps. Thank you

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Feb 2023

  • "Honeysuckle is a nice and quiet cottage if there are no neighbours then you hear each other."

    Rye is a beautifull old town with lots of nice shops. Some furniture could be more functional like the coffee tables its is difficult to put a glass or cup on there. But never the less we stayed a nice week in Honeysuckle.

    Reviewed by Ron4.1Feb 2023

  • "Lovely warm property very clean well appointed."

    We think the coffee tables should be solid rather flexible so we could place glasses etc on them. All the appliances were excellent but the cooker is difficult to alter the temperature. Apart from the outdoor table and chairs which are poor the whole package is excellent. A lovely area to walk from as well. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was a lovely holiday, thank you so much."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The weather was really good unfortunately the outside furniture table and chairs unusable."

    Inside furniture comfortable , but dishes and plates etc were on an open shelf and dusty had to wash them before use. Property is in a good area for sightseeing and situated on the edge of a vineyard

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Sep 2022

  • "Really loved the cottage and surroundings, very very peaceful and wonderful countryside."

    My dogs loved being able to go for great local walks

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "The barn is compact but well laid out, nicely decorated and very comfortable."

    It is beautifully situated in a very quiet setting next to a private vineyard with some beautiful country walks past wild flower meadows, woodland, fields and on one occasion, a random giant gnome. We were really lucky with the weather and had the most blissful relaxing break and I was sad to leave. The property allows dogs which was great but sadly the garden was not secure and it would be helpful to have that made clear in the listing. Also, the barn has been divided into two separate properties and the garden for the other side backs onto the ground floor bedroom. If the other barn had been occupied while we were there, I think the lack of privacy may have been quite stressful so I think configuring the gardens would be an improvement.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely quiet spot and everyone we met was friendly."

    A bit tight moving around kitchen area with adults and dog and would of liked a washing up bowl but apart from these minor points it was extremely nice. Beds and pillows very comfy. Good for dog walking. Would recommend and go back again.

    Reviewed by Dave4.1Jun 2022

  • "Very nice property only slight fault sound proofing between the two houses could be better."

    Can clearly hear voices, squeaky floor boards and dog barking from living room. Fortunately our neighbours were out most of the time but a noisy family would have really spoiled the quiet ambiance.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was exactly as described."

    It was beautifully decorated with great facilities. A lovely area for a holiday. We would go back again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2022

  • "More storage for everyday food would be good, Nowhere for Corn Flakes, tea, coffee, dog food etc, We used shelves where crocks were displayed."

    We also found using the high tech oven and hob a challenge, but that is because we are in our 80,s and used to knobs! Wonderful place for our dogs! and we really enjoyed Honeysuckle.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely find."

    .such a nice little place. The cottage is so lovely inside, everything you could need. The beds were so comfy, the shower superb, lounge/diner very nice, and warm inside.. Such a shame we had to cut our break short, and such a shame we didn't bring our dog.. the fields and surrounding areas were lovely, he would have loved it there. Thanks for having us..5*

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a fantastic property, with one main room we wondered if we would be on top of each other, but the space was great and it meant we were all together doing what we all wanted."

    Being right out in the country was so amazing. Views and walks in incredible. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful, stylish and comfortable."

    Highly recommended. Dining table a bit wobbly but everything else exemplary.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a really wonderful stay as a family of four plus two dogs, and loved the cottage."

    It was beautifully presented, well located and very clean. We enjoyed eating in the lovely local pubs and walking on the beaches at Rye Harbour and Pett Level. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great stay ."

    Also booked cottage next door . Great if you want to meet up but have your own space. Recommend booking both property’s. Will be back.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had an incredible stay at Honeysuckle Cottage, a very clean, well equipped & beautifully restored barn/cottage - we weren't out of sort for anything!"

    The location is great too, you will likely need a car to get around as Wittersham is a quiet village, however very close to the coast & also bigger towns like Rye, Ashford ect, but we also took trips further, which was easily done to places like Rottingdean/Brighton, Eastbourne/Seaford & Hastings, so equally a great location to explore, or get to the cottage and not leave for a few days! Our only recommendation would be to have slightly better wifi, but understand thats sometimes out of ones control with more rural locations - otherwise, a completely perfect stay and would 100% come again & have already recommended to others. Thank you for being dog friendly too, our pups enjoyed the huge grounds and quiet dark nights!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a tranquil location, perfect for exploring the Kent countryside."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor four-poster bed with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Patio and garden area
  • Shared access to two tennis courts, tennis rackets and balls are not provided
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2.7 miles

The property

Iden 3.3 miles.

Discover this exceptional converted barn amidst the magnificent setting of the High Weald AONB, which is celebrated for its historic and much valued landscape.

Situated within the village of Wittersham and just a stone’s throw away from the amenities in Iden village, Honeysuckle is a peaceful oasis in which you and your loved ones can use as a base, as you explore East Sussex, Kent and the beautiful coastline.

Admire the surroundings of the private vineyard before entering into the open-plan living room to be impressed by the immaculate interior design, featuring a touch of character and all the modern conveniences required for a self-catering stay.

To the rear of the space is a sleek kitchen, where you can look forward to making the most of the quality appliances and the elegant worktops to prepare family favourite dishes that can be enjoyed at the corner dining table, which is accompanied by several charming pieces of art to admire as you tuck in.

Afterwards, browse the selection of books from the bookcase before curling up on one of the armchairs to get lost in the world of fiction or flick on the TV to unwind before heading to bed.

On the ground floor, you will find the master suite, featuring an impressive four-poster bed with plush linens that are awaiting to be snuggled under at the end of each day; begin each morning by throwing open the curtains to reveal the pretty countryside views before preparing for the day in the deluxe en-suite, containing a bath, basin and WC.

Climb the wooden staircase to find the second sleeping quarter, a twin bedroom, which features its own TV, perfect for those wishing to escape the excitement of the rest of the group in the open-plan living room.

The twin bedroom is served by a contemporary shower room, featuring a spacious walk-in shower, basin and WC.

If you and your loved ones are up for a game of tennis, be delighted to find two tennis courts on the grounds of the property, which is shared with the neighbouring holiday cottage, guaranteeing hours of family fun.

Bring your loved ones to Honeysuckle for a memorable break at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1062598, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

Vineyard Cottages

Lying within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty in the village of Wittersham are these two beautiful cottages, Jasmine Cottage and Honeysuckle Cottage. This fabulously renovated barn conversion now offers eight guests two lovely dwellings, located on an idyllic, private vineyard, from which to discover the surrounding beauty. Both properties share access to the fantastic double tennis courts, with Jasmine Cottage boasting a woodburning stove and Honeysuckle Cottage offering ground-floor living with an elegant ground-floor four-poster bedroom. If you can tear yourself away from these wonderful properties, venture into the village, where you will find a shop for picking up any essentials, as well as Hunts Hill Organic Orchards for picking up fresh, local produce, whilst a vast array of pubs serving food can be found slightly further afield in the likes of Iden, Stone-in-Oxney and Peamarsh. Alternatively, travel to one of England’s best kept secrets, the town of Rye, and look forward to meandering the cobbled lanes filled with ancient inns, including 11th century Mermaid Inn, where you can stop off for refreshments before visiting the Castle Museum, where you can learn about its varied history and climb to the towers to enjoy the views over the town and out to the river Rother estuary. From here, you can walk along the shoreline of Camber Beach or spend the day in the historical town of Hastings, home to ruins of a castle, a three-mile long seafront, unique double-decker promenade and the pretty Grosvenor Gardens, there is certainly plenty of things to do here. Keen walkers can look forward to exploring the number of walks in the area, including the four-miles long walk which takes in the famous sights of Battle Abbey and the 1066 battlefield or the five-mile walk beginning at Stonegate and taking you through villages, rolling landscapes and parklands. Other attractions include the 14th century Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden and the Kent & East Sussex Railway. For a peaceful holiday in picturesque surroundings, bring your loved ones to Vineyard Cottages in Kent.

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About the location


  • Rye 2.6 miles
  • Tenterden 8.9 miles
  • Hastings 15 miles

Enjoying a countryside position in East Sussex and located just yards away from the border of Kent is the small village of Iden. The pretty village plays host to around 400 friendly residents as well as a welcoming pub, which serves food and real ale. The village, which overlooks the Rother Levels, also has a church, a hairdressers and a riding school, in addition to the village shop where you can pick up everything from dry cleaning to lottery tickets. As you meander through the village, you will discover the 15th century hall house ’Oxenbridge’ and is by far the oldest building, as well as many typical ‘Kentish’ style brock cottages branching off the main road, making this a truly charming location. With its location in the High Weald AONB, you can don your walking boots and explore the numerous footpaths and lanes taking you across the countryside and down to the Royal Military Canal. Slightly further afield is the small town of Rye, which is considered to be one of England’s best-kept secrets. This well-preserved medieval town hosts picturesque houses, cobbled lanes, ancient inns and a castle, which has a varied history with roles including defence, private home, prison, mortuary and now museum. Be sure to take the time to climb the castle tower to soak up the views over the town and out to the river Rother estuary before heading to the coastline to enjoy a walk along the beach. Camber Sands is located 6.5 miles away from the village and is a glorious two-mile stretch of sand dunes, plus opportunity for watersports. Also within driving distance is the seaside town of Hastings, where you will find ruins of a castle, a three-mile seafront and a town centre packed with amenities and things to do. With so much to do within the area, Iden makes a wonderful base for touring.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas