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Apple Bough

Chiddingstone, Kent (Ref. 972492)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very enjoyable break at Applebough."

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped. We have booked again for the summmer!

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay with family."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay."

    Just a few things to improve: hooks in the bathroom, a bathmat in the second bathroom. We had to wash quite a lot of cutlery and crockery because it was not very clean - more the previous visitor's fault than the owner's but should have been checked. Otherwise plenty of space and everything we needed. One power cut which was very quickly seen to. Sometimes lack of wifi. As another visitor wrote, a downstairs toilet would be appreciated but this may be difficult to install. We did not really meet the owner but we had no problems.

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2022

  • "I feel that the beds are uncomfortable and need replacing."

    I enjoyed the grounds and the house but also feel it's important to make people aware that the windows are right on the road so people can see straight into the house.

    Reviewed by IainOct 2021

  • "This is a really nice little converted barn in a lovely setting."

    Good use is made of the space and we found both the bed and sofa very comfortable. The shower rooms are quite small but workable and there's a lot of hot water and good water pressure. The property was beautifully clean. The host made us feel welcome and was around if needed. The organisation and information provided by Sykes were very good - better than most other holidays I've come across - so we'd definitely look to book through Sykes in future.

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Apple Bough."

    The beautiful property and surroundings are idyllic, providing a perfect away from it all break. The property is clean, extremely comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. Looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable 3 nights at Apple Bough."

    Richard met us and was very welcoming and friendly. There was a minor issue with a dripping tap which he fixed immediately. The pool was a great added bonus. Situation is ideal for visiting a variety of attractions and there was an overwhelming choice of good pubs serving an excellent range of food from pub grub to gastro.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2021

  • "Wonderfully relaxing and beautiful part of the world, swimming pool a great bonus."

    Reviewed by AnneApr 2021

  • "I would suggest that you do something about the aroma that greets you when you arrive / enter the flat."

    I would also recommend that the lighting be improved in the hallways and clean up the stains on ceilings etc. That was the first impression that greeted us and was not representative of the flat. Your staff were great and very responsive. Location was great

    Reviewed by BarryDec 2019

  • "We enjoyed the relaxed rural setting, the garden and the heated swimming pool."

    The property was spacious and had a homely feel. There are nice historical villages to explore nearby.

    Reviewed by KristinDec 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Apple Bough."

    The accommodation was excellent in all respects. The bathrooms and showers were spotless, new and the water pressure was very good. The rooms were spacious enough to be comfortable and the kitchen and lounge area was really big and comfortable and all the appliances were clean and fully functional. We also like the fact that there was two clothes horses to hold all our washing whilst drying.

    Reviewed by StuartDec 2019

  • "The beds were not zipped together, just pushed together, so an uncomfortable ridge in the middle."

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2019

  • "I would definitely use this service again."

    Fantastic all round.

    Reviewed by RyanSep 2019

  • "Short break holiday with my family we enjoyed it too much."

    Pool is fantastic even we have chance to swim rainy weather. Landscaping environment.Brilliant forest with full fresh air and full oxygen. Apple bough is modern clean and very organised cottage. Thanks for Richard to support and availability. Looking forward going again

    Reviewed by OzcanAug 2019

  • "This is a hidden gem in the Kent countryside."

    I had a fantastic birthday weekend away. Richard the owner was incredibly accommodating and laid-back and we were made to feel at home. The grounds are gorgeous and the weather (luckily) was perfect. I would absolutely recommend this place and would re-book with them again for a country escape. Thanks for a great weekend!

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2019

  • "Lovely converted barn, really comfortable with all you could need for a week in the countryside."

    Welcome pack of basics (including wine) a lovely touch and Richard, the owner, was there to welcome us and show us around. The weather was not hot enough to tempt us into the swimming pool but it does look like a good additional facility for the cottage. A really lovely break with local pubs a short drive away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "We had a very nice short stay."

    The barn is in a lovely location.The owner, Richard, was very welcoming and helpful. More storage space would have been helpful and necessary for a longer stay as in the kitchen there was nowhere to store our own food, apart from in the fridge. We ate out most of the time so it was not such an issue. You can only comfortably seat three adults in front of the downstairs TV so the TVs in the bedrooms are a great help.

    Reviewed by GwynethApr 2019

  • "What a find!"

    We had a wonderful stay at Apple Bough. Plenty of room, and well equipped kitchen made it a home away from home. The kids adored the outside heated swimming pool with a beautiful view of the countryside. The welcome pack was a real treat. We (including our dog!) didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2019

  • "Booked Apple Bough along with Hoath House for a weekend birthday celebration."

    Was a perfect weekend and the cottage and the house were absloutely lovely to stay in, couldn't fault it in any way

    Reviewed by BevFeb 2019

  • "We chose this cottage because of its location and it looked like just what we were after."

    It did not disappoint us. It is very cosy and has everything you need for a self catering holiday. The owner greeted us upon arrival and made us feel very welcome. We were even provided with some basic essentials such as tea bags, bread and butter as well as a lovely bottle of wine. We were also given a travel cot for use for our eight month old baby at no extra cost. If you are considering this cottage then book it. It will not disappoint. The location is very peaceful and there is even use of an outdoor pool. The kitchen is also equipped with everything you need to make an evening meal. It is perfectly located to visit Hever Castle (a must visit) and only a ten minute drive to Edenbridge for local shops and supermarkets.

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2019

  • "Apple Bough is a beautiful converted barn with every comfort of home in a most beautiful part of Kent."

    The owner, Richard was lovely and soon ironed out a couple of initial problems. Hoath House itself is stunning. We didn't use the pool as it was a little chilly but I am sure it will be lovely in the summer. There are lots of lovely walks from the barn but a little muddy at this time of year. We had a very comfortable, relaxing break.

    Reviewed by VivienneDec 2018

  • "The stairs are very steep, this would affect anybody with mobility problems."

    Also a downstairs loo would be an asset.

    Reviewed by Linda PenelopeSep 2018

  • "This cottage is stunning!"

    Absolutely perfect for 2 couples, each bedroom with an ensuite. Kitchen facilities great, living area comfortable, decking area a bonus. Well maintained and nice decor. Pool was great, heated so able to use despite the rain! Only thing I would recommend is instructions for uncovering the pool should be in the pool area, and there were no games/books/dvds as advertised in the cottage but luckily we took our own! Lovely surrounding area, very peaceful, Hever Castle well worth a visit. Lots of lovely local pubs near by (The Rock Inn was our favourite!). Richard was very helpful and onsite if we needed him. Overall a perfect bank holiday weekend, thank you! L

    Reviewed by DanielleAug 2018

  • "Had a lovely week away the accommodation couldn’t be faulted in anyway."

    A hairdryer was supplied in each room aswell as a tv/dvd player. The welcoming gift was a lovely touch on arrival of milk ,tea bags, and cookies. The owner was lovely to speak to and gave us local information on where to eat and places to visit. We will definitely be returning to stay here if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2018

  • "We booked Apple Bough as a last minute weekend getaway for my Mother-in-Laws Birthday."

    We needed a cosy cottage in a rural location that slept 4 adults, two teens and an infant, oh, and would accept a dog! Looking like the impossible task, I was surprised when I came across Apple Bough, surely it was too good to be true? A beautiful house that meets our needs and even better - has a pool! We arrived at Apple Bough on the Friday afternoon, and was immediately met by Richard, the property owner. Richard was Friendly, approachable and made me feel at ease. it was our first get away with our 4 month old daughter, so it was nice to have someone make us feel welcomed! The property itself is beautifully designed, walking in through the front door, you are welcomed by a modern kitchen/ dinner, that has been superbly designed, to optimise space. The old style open beams and high ceilings mixed with the modern décor, make for a contemporary homely feel. The sitting area is small in size, but cosy, with a TV and Freeview, it was the perfect place to chill out with the family in the evenings. Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated as are both en-suite toilets/ shower rooms. We called ahead of our arrival and asked if all beds could be pushed together as doubles, rather than two single beds. Richard was more than happy to accommodate this, and then went as far as providing us with a travel cot for our Daughter. The house was clean & tidy, with fresh bedding and towels provided. Some fresh Bread, Milk, Tea-bags and butter were also nicely laid out on the dinning table when we arrived and not to mention the complimentary bottle of prosecco left for us (mother-in-Law had a great birthday!) The heated pool was a welcomed addition, although this was a communal pool shared by two other properties, we were given the option to use it exclusively for a set amount of time if we wanted to (free of charge). I would highly recommend visiting Apple bough, or any of the properties at Hoath house, and personally we cant wait to go back! we are even looking at potentially using the venue to Tie the Knot!! Thanks Apple Bough for a great weekend, making beautiful memories with the family.

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2018

  • "Fantastic setting, parking a bit haphazard but clearly they are getting things organised, few things that they need to iron out but am sure will be sorted as is a fantastic place to stay."

    Owner happy to be asked if any problems, would re visit if needing to be in the area

    Reviewed by TrinaMar 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with double sofa bed available on request.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Patio area to the front with furniture
  • Shared use with the two other properties on-site of a heated outdoor swimming pool (10m x 5m) available 9am to 6pm, all year round
  • Exclusive use of swimming pool can be arranged directly with the owner, this being a maximum of 3 hours per property, per day consisting of periods of no more than 90 minutes at a time
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

A former 15th Century Tudor barn, now converted into a delightful holiday home, resting in the traditional village of Chiddingstone.

The perfect little getaway for couples, you will be intrigued by the original beams and period features that go hand-in-hand with the modernised décor.

The front entrance leads directly up to a staircase, where you will arrive at an open-plan sitting room complete with a well-designed kitchen and dining area.

After an eventful day, relax with your loved ones and enjoy an appetising meal amidst the charming interior.

Take the stairs up to the next floor, which is home to two double bedrooms, with the first offering a zip/link bed.

The en-suite shower rooms are well-appointed with a contemporary style and an excellent finish, perfect for getting ready in.

Situated on the borders of Sussex and Kent, Chiddingstone offers visitors a memorable place to stay when exploring the many historic houses and castles in this part of the country.

Each pub in the village offers different activities from folk nights to walking tours around the village and if you fancy a round of golf, there are four golf courses in this vicinity.

Whatever you choose, this is a wonderful part of Kent, not to be missed.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 22743 and 916860, together they sleep 49.

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About the location


Hever 3 miles; Edenbridge 5 miles; Lingfield 10 miles; Tunbridge Wells 10 miles.

The Tudor village of Chiddingstone can be traced back to the 12th century. Situated on the borders of Sussex and Kent, it offers visitors the perfect place to stay when exploring the many historic houses and castles in this part of the country. You can visit one of the five pubs in the local area, with each pub offering different activities from folk nights to walking tours around the village. If historic houses are your interest, then you are truly spoilt for choice. Hever Castle, the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, is close by so step back in time and wander the rooms and gardens where this famous Tudor King first met the lady that would change the history of England forever. The village of Hever was built to house the many followers the King took with him when visiting his noblemen. If you fancy a round of golf, there are four golf courses in this vicinity, including The King and Queen Championship Course which is host to the Kent PGA and Kent Open. Lingfield Racecourse is just a short drive away, so have a flutter and either celebrate in style or drown your sorrows, but whatever you do you will be planning your return to this beautiful part of Kent.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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