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Hoath House

(Ref. 22743)

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  • 26 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Beauty place, surrounding, garden and house."

    Looks like a fairytale.

    Reviewed by Willem Pieter5.0Apr 2024

  • "Rented the house for a 30th birthday weekend with 20 people and it was brilliant."

    Despite the weather being awful all weekend, we still had a great time with plenty to do indoor and still some lovely scenery to enjoy outdoor. Would recommend The Rock too, local pub about 15 minutes walk away. Richard was also on hand to help with the couple of queries we had which was great. We had 20 of us there but there was space for more as well with the double sofa beds definitely big enough for 2 adults. Have already received interest from friends and family in renting the property after showing them pictures

    Thanks Paul. Look forward to seeing you again at Hoath House. Best wishes Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Hoath House was perfect for our large hen group."

    I would say the room set up system seemed to confuse it a lot, so it was much easier communicating directly with the owners for the best bed / room set up for our group. It was possible for everyone to have their own bed, and the dining table linked to the kitchen and then living room and games room made it easy to flow between and enjoy the space. The property was very clean, albeit tired, we had issues with the wifi not working at all, and the wifi codes written on notes on the walls weren't correct. They have games listed on their website but these were not complete/ able to be used, there was no croquet set and the ping pong table net was broken, but we improvised to make it work. No big issues with our stay, the local contact was helpful with queries we had on arrival. The gardens were beautifully kept, and the pool was heated. Would recommend for large groups.

    Reviewed by Louisa4.7Apr 2024

  • "The house and grounds are beautiful!"

    Perfect place for my best friend Hen Do. We have had a fantastic time with plenty space for everyone. The staff was extremely helpful and always available if we needed help with anything.

    Reviewed by Kamila4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hoath House, it's perfect for big groups, very spacious, and equipped with activities like pool and ping pong."

    The on-site person was very quick to reply to texts and help us out where needed. We wish we'd stayed for longer! My only criticism is that it would have been helpful to have some very basic amenities in the kitchen such as salt, pepper and oil. Easily fixable as we ran to a shop but when you arrive late on the first evening it can be helpful to have those things there already to get you going :) but that's my only negative - everything else was great!

    Thanks for the feedback and glad you had a great stay. Would be great to see you again at Hoath House. Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Mar 2024

  • "A lovely presented house for a family get together with spacious rooms, great games room, comfortable drawing room and a well equipped kitchen for catering purposes."

    Well suited to a mixed age range with younger members enjoying the heated swimming pool, even in January. The grounds were also beautifully kept and made an enjoyable short stroll. The owner and head housekeeper could not have been more helpful and friendly. Our thanks to all for making an 80th birthday party so memorable. Sue Mead

    Thank you Sue. Glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again at Hoath House. Richard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jan 2024

  • "The house was an excellent size and layout for a group like ours."

    Well equipped, especially for cooking and dining. Despite being December was warm and comfortable. The host was especially responsive and helpful, which is a major plus.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Dec 2023

  • "Great house, especially if you have children."

    Not too smart but comfortable and plenty of play space. Good pool too!

    Reviewed by Kerina5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had an absolutely brilliant stay, very nicely kitted out house and very comfortable even when sleeping 18 people!"

    The garden is lovely and the communal grounds are kept very nicely. I would highly reccommend the place.

    Reviewed by Fergus5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Horth House."

    Perfect for a large group booking, close to London yet in beautiful countryside and a stunning setting. There were lovely walks from the house with many great country pubs in easy range.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2022

  • "Hi We had a great time ."

    Only the lack of hot water in the showers was a problem but we all had such a good weekend that I wouldn’t mention it x

    Reviewed by Sasha4.1Apr 2022

  • "A great big house with lots of space for a family gathering of 20 plus!"

    Amazing house with big fires and great for hide and seek for the kids! The perfect place to gather.

    Reviewed by Frances4.1Apr 2022

  • "A stunning house and location to celebrate my sisters 30th birthday."

    Beautiful grounds and nice local walks. Lots of space for entertaining and playing games-we made use of the games available (croquet, Jenga, ping pong, pool table - and the best game of sardines you’ll ever play!) Beds were all very comfortable with nice en-suites. For such a big house it was very warm! Richard was really helpful, one of the dishwashers was broken and he came to fix it quickly, we also requested some extra glasses, which he brought round for us. Although very usable the ovens were slow to heat up and didn’t seem very powerful and we had to allocate a lot more time too cook things. Don’t leave your shoes outside as there is a very adorable 4 legged thief (aka Dora the dog) who took a liking to one of my husbands trainers on more than one occasion, but the groundsmen were in retrieving it undamaged. Overall an amazing stay and we would highly recommend.

    Many thanks Serena. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Serena4.1Jan 2022

  • "I had my 30th birthday here and I cannot express enough how perfect this house is."

    Absolutely stunning inside and outside and Richard was incredibly accommodating. I can't recommend it enough and hope to visit again in future for more special occasions. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fantastic house,all of the family had a great time lots of laughing and just what we all needed."

    The house was very clean ,warm on arrival which was lovely.everyone enjoyed the swimming pool and games room even grandpa at 88 brushed up his pool skills.Everthing we needed in the kitchen,lots of towels and hand soaps.brilliant beds,lots of room,lovely grounds ,Richard and staff very friendly and helpful.would recommend ,we loved everything and have hired holiday homes for over 20 years.

    Reviewed by Beverly5.0Nov 2021

  • "As on previous visits to Hoath House, we enjoyed a wonderful weekend with our friends."

    Cleanliness of the rooms appears to have improved, and the hand wash soap supply topped up. (Last time, most of the bottles were either empty or containing little soap at all. This was pointed out at the time.) The kitchen is very well supplied but, up until this year, there has been a distinct shortage of table mats. We all took some to help out this year only to find the resident supply had more than doubled! Result. The addition of the swimming pool has taken place since we were last there in 2017 and proved to be a popular bonus. The house is superbly spacious; bedding and linen beautifully clean. Our one and only gripe is how dark the sitting room is in the evening; it is almost impossible to read in the available light. Lastly, we would like to wholeheartedly thank Richard for his attention, friendliness, and willingness to make us as comfortable as possible. We wish him good fortune in his ongoing business adventures. We would highly recommend Sunday lunch at The Rock just around the corner; essential to book; or any other meal for that matter. Very friendly staff; just turn up in what you're standing up in.

    Reviewed by Karolyn C5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful house, stunning gardens,"

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Aug 2020

  • "Thankyou to Richard and Rachel for a terrific time at Hoath House."

    We were a large mixed age (16 to 73) family group celebrating a significant birthday, and we all loved the fact that the house was so easy to use and warm and relaxing to be in. Masses of space for all of us to be together or spread out. Super comfortable beds with good mattresses, stylish ensuite bathrooms with great showers and plenty of hot water. Generous sofas to sprawl on in front of log fires (unlimited logs unlike some properties). Very well equipped kitchen, two fridges, two cookers and two dishwashers made catering for large numbers stress free. All this in beautiful gardens with amazing views and - if you are lucky - glimpses of deer wandering through the estate. The dogs loved it too.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful place plenty to do and all ages catered for ,everyone had enough space ..."

    Beautiful place plenty to do and all ages catered for ,everyone had enough space and with 21 of us it worked out really well,a lovely time had by all

    Reviewed by Iris5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a lovely Bank holiday weekend in this huge house which accommodated us all very well."

    We found we had all the facilities we required and the owner was on hand should we have had any queries. It was very hot so didn’t go out to explore the local area - good reason to go back.... The dog had a ball too!

    Reviewed by Rhona5.0Aug 2019

  • "Best thing for me was being able to celebrate my 70th birthday with my entire family."

    The house was perfect for a large gathering. Beds v comfy, plenty of things to do, swimming pool excellent, space for children to run around. The owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2019

  • "20 of us visited Hoath House last weekend and had an incredible weekend from start to finish."

    Richard was very accommodating with an early check in on the Friday afternoon and a late check out on Sunday at midday. The house itself was beautiful and everything was up to standard, if not exceeded a lot of our expectations. The house was massive which meant that we didn't feel cramped whatsover with 20 of us in a house, and you could comfortably fit more in. We didn't leave the grounds all weekend as we were having too much fun in the house, in the pool and with all of the greenery it has to offer. If you're thinking about booking Hoath House for a special occasion or like us, just an occasion then get it booked up because I guarantee you will love the house and the grounds as much as we all did! We loved it so much we might even come again!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0May 2019

  • "Quite possibly, one of the most enjoyable holidays we have ever had."

    Everything exceeded expectations!!! I will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time away with 15 adults and 4 children for a week."

    The house itself was stunning, very spacious and warm with huge bedrooms. It has multiple fireplaces, a games room with pool, table tennis and a piano, a swimming pool which we used several times, tennis courts and a croquet set. The garden is kept in excellent condition and there are a variety of fabulous places to visit all very near by. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Apr 2019

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Hoath House for my husband's 50th birthday with family and friends."

    Richard was very accommodating to all our needs and any communication was dealt with very quickly. It has a well stocked kitchen and was the perfect large venue for a birthday weekend. The grounds are brilliant for a large group to play games in.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a Brilliant weekend suites all the family and the owners were great."

    Highly recommend and me and the family will definitely book again .

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2019

  • "Every facility we could need!"

    Lovely touch leaving a welcome hamper of kitchen bits. Great local pubs and quiet country setting. The huge venue with multiple rooms was perfect for a large group, and the games room kept people busy. Friendly and helpful host gave us all the extra details we asked for. We'd love to visit again.

    Reviewed by C5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a perfect weekend at beautiful Hoath House - comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, clean and very well equipped."

    All our guests thought the house was brilliant too and very much enjoyed staying there. Felt very well looked after, being 'settled in' by the owner, and the welcome pack containing very well thought out items.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Feb 2019

  • "The House surpassed all expectations , our host Richard was fantastic and incredibly helpful ."

    We had a large group of 20 people along with 2 dogs , each and every person had a fantastic time in the incredible Hoath House and the beautiful country side on our door step Please pass on our thanks

    Reviewed by Divya5.0Jan 2019

  • "Hoath House is a unique place to stay and an excellent facility for large parties."

    Richard, the host is welcoming and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean and most are en suite. The only issue was that one of the ovens does not work (thermostat issues) and could not be used. Otherwise, wonderful stay, as in previous years.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful house and grounds ideal for a mixed age family get-together."

    Plenty of room for 21 of us aged 7 - 77! Well - fitted-out kitchen,very comfortable beds, lovely log fires and entertainment (table tennis,pool, piano and various games). Plenty to see and do in the area. Very helpful host who dealt with any small problem quickly. Would definitely go back and happy to recommend.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a fabulous time."

    The owner was very accommodating and rearranged the furniture to suit our needs.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Sep 2018

  • "Nicely located house nice setting and very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Aug 2018

  • "Magical house in a picturesque setting."

    Great location, short drive from London.You can be the Lord and Lady of the Manor for the weekend. Needs more fridge space & Sky TV -for the rugby. Would defiantly return!

    Reviewed by Penny4.1Jun 2018

  • "We booked Hoath for a Stag Do."

    It was fantastic, the owner was really helpful and accommodating and even went out of his way to mow a 5 a side football pitch into the lawns for us. The pool was excellent, being heated and really clean and the rooms were huge and extremely comfy. We will definitely be using the property at another time.

    Reviewed by Stan5.0Jun 2018

  • "A perfect venue for a large gathering, with plenty of communal space for eating and drinking."

    Bedrooms comfortable and generally well appointed. Appreciated fire wood being plentiful and the house was warm throughout. Would highly recommend Hoath House.

    Reviewed by Christopher and Frances4.4Mar 2018

  • "It was a fantastic building with beautiful grounds."

    Lovely and warm even though the rooms were huge! We loved the open fires/woodburner. There were 18 of us in our party and we had a great time, especially our "medieval dinner" that fitted in with the surroundings.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2018

  • "It was lovely."

    The only thing which would have improved things for me would have been some clothes horses in the bedrooms to hang towels to dry after showers.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2018

  • "All was as expected."

    Richard, the host, was very obliging and the property is well maintained and in a delightful area. The only reason we would not book this property again is that we required it for celebration of two 18th, one 50th and one 80th birthday.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jan 2018

  • "Hoath House is a wonderfully charming Manor that brings people together."

    My family and I shared a very special time over Christmas, New Years and after staying in Hoath House. It was the perfect location for our 3 week stay.We ventured out and saw most of the South East of England. We were always warm and comfortable during our stay. Richard the owner, was most hospitable ensuring that the Manor was decorated with a Christmas tree and trimmings. Richard was also on hand to provide information and assist our needs. Many thanks Richard. My family and I have returned to Australia after a magical time in the UK.

    Reviewed by Jacinta4.6Jan 2018

  • "Had a wonderful week with 18 of my family to celebrate my birthday."

    Hoath House was perfect for the occasion.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Oct 2017

  • "Friendly owner and a good house for a group gathering."

    Any small issues dealt with promptly. We would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Julie4.8Oct 2016

  • "Beautiful specious property with a lot of character and games, so there is always something to do whatever the weather."

    The fairy lights around the garden only highlighted the cozy feel. The location is brilliant, surrounded by castles and beautiful nature. The owner Richard was very easy to deal with and provided detailed description including the layout. We would definitely recommend for any type of stay.

    Reviewed by Lubica5.0Oct 2016

  • "Gorgeous house and grounds with lovely walks nearby."

    Very generous sized rooms, comfortable beds, a great place for a large group of families to meet. Friendly owner. Very enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at Hoath house and would definitely return!"


    Reviewed by Kate4.0Sep 2016

  • "The house and setting are simply stunning."

    We enjoyed a wonderful weekend; were very comfortable; and visited various places with historical connections to the house and its owner - very interesting. The owner was very attentive, generous, friendly, and approachable. A weekend wasn't really enough so, we've booked again for next year already. One tiny little gripe would be that, because the house is fitted with eco-bulbs, the evening light was somewhat dull and difficult to read by, unless one owns a reading light to clip to the book.

    4.8Sep 2016

  • "Hoath House exceeded all expectations,the house and gardens were beautiful and were delightfully quaint and English for our Australian guests,the British summer even played its part and the sun shone for our entire stay enabling us to make full use of the gardens and outdoor facilities."

    All in,it was a very memorable experience and one which all 26 guests would recommend.

    Reviewed by Russell4.8Aug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Seven bedrooms with TV (all super king-size doubles are zip/link, can be twin on request and five rooms have a sofa bed): 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with three steps down to en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x second floor super king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Two ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 20)
  • Sitting room (seats 18) with open fire
  • Second floor snug with sofa bed
  • Library/games room with grand piano, half-size snooker table, table tennis, woodburner and open fire
  • Hall with seating area
  • Reading area on landing.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner and open fire
  • Range electric oven and hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwashers, 9 x TVs, one with full Sky and 8 with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 10 cars 50m from the property
  • Six-acre garden with lawns, patios and 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
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: All second floor rooms including the landing have sloping ceilings
  • Note: There are 3 steps up to two first floor bedrooms from landing and there are 4 steps up to games room from hall
  • Note: There are 5 uneven steps from the car park
  • Note: shared gardens have space to play a selection of garden games that are at the house
  • These include Rounders, cricket, volleyball, croquet, boules, tug of war and giant jenga.

The property

Hoath House is a medieval manor house set in magnificent grounds on the High Weald overlooking the border between Kent and Sussex in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This stunning manor house between Edenbridge and Tunbridge Wells has been extensively refurbished to provide a spectacular holiday cottage with spacious quality accommodation, perfect for families and friends looking to celebrate special events together in impressive style.

Set over three floors, this Kent manor house boasts seven bedrooms, six with en-suite facilities and five with a double sofa bed with another sofa bed in the second floor snug.

Every bedroom has been carefully styled by the owner to create a lavish, welcoming feel and the master bedroom even has an original art deco bathroom with a wow factor all of its own.

The large fitted kitchen at this Chiddingstone cottage boasts a superb range cooker and the dining room can be laid in a formal style for up to twenty people, so you can truly celebrate that special birthday, anniversary or even your wedding!

The sitting room has plenty of original features including a warming open fire and a large bay window which throws light into all areas.

It is complemented by a snug on the second floor, seating areas in the hall and on the landing, and a library/games room which contains both an open fire and a woodburner, a wide selection of books, a snooker table and even a grand piano.

Alternatively, you may wish to sip a glass of wine on the terrace at this luxurious Chiddingstone cottage before stepping back through the French doors to the dining room.

With stunning views over the manicured gardens and beyond to the renowned Weald of Kent, guests can relax while walking through the grounds.

If you can bring yourself to leave this lovely Chiddingstone manor house for more than a few hours, then why not play a round of golf at one of the four courses close by, or visit a castle or two with Penshurst Place, Chiddingstone and Hever castles within 3 miles.

Take a drive into the beautiful Kent and Sussex countryside or maybe pop up to London for the day, just forty five minutes by train from Edenbridge.

No matter what you spend your day doing, you can relax in the knowledge that Hoath House will be there to welcome you back.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 916860 and 972492, together they sleep 49. NOTE: Due to government restrictions on the number of households and/or people travelling together between 12th April - 20th June 2021 inclusive, the prices of this property have been reduced.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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.

Note: Amplified music other than played through the system in the property is not allowed.

This property has a good house keeping bond of £500.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas