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Hop House

Bowden near Sittingbourne, Kent (Ref. 12140)

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  • Sleeps 14 people

  • 7 bedrooms

  • 7 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews


    “Hop House is perfect, it is very spacious, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and very well equipped with everything you need.”

    The owner is very friendly and helpful but not at all obtrusive.

    The owner is very friendly and helpful but not at all obtrusive. We were a group of 9 adults and it suited our needs in every way we would all like to return. There are good pubs locally and the surrounding countryside is stunning. Thank you Sarah.

The cottage

This fabulous oast house has been carefully and lovingly transformed by the owners, into a magnificent holiday home which will welcome up to fourteen guests, and is situated in the small hamlet of Oad Street in the heart of rural Kent.

Once widespread throughout Kent, these lovely oast houses are now becoming less common, making this the perfect opportunity for groups of friends, large families, and couples wanting to celebrate a special birthday or event, the chance to stay in luxurious and unusual accommodation.

Each of the seven bedrooms have been decorated and furnished to reflect its own individual style, with four of them positioned in the roundels giving them the feature curved walls.

All boast en-suite facilities, some having baths rather than showers, so if you are someone who enjoys a long, hot soak after a day exploring, then pour in the bath oil, lay back and relax!

Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor and both have full-size wet rooms, so whether young or old, everyone can be accommodated here.

Both floors offer full-living accommodation.

The first floor, accessed via a splendid staircase, leads to the spacious open plan living area complete with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area seating up to 14 guests, perfect for enjoying long, lingering dinners with great company and delicious food and drink.

On the ground floor there is a large sitting room with a dining area and separate kitchen, from which guests can access the fully-enclosed garden, a delight from sunrise to sunset.

Just outside this luxury home are dozens of country paths to explore, leading over meadows and into woods, so lace up those walking boots and stride out to enjoy Kent at its finest.

Only a few minutes drive away is the Kent County Showground at Detling.

Here you will find events and exhibitions throughout the year, including the Kent County Show which is held over three days and includes displays of all forms of farming, foods and rural lifestyles.

Whatever your pleasures, interests or activities, this superb holiday home can offer a holiday with luxury and style whatever time of year.

Hop House is located between Gravesend and Faversham.These two towns have recorded some the highest temperatures in Great Britain in recent years.

On the biggest of those special occasions, as a picturesque and spacious house with plenty of private and shared space, Hop House makes the perfect place to stay the night before a wedding and to get ready with the bridal party or family, well situated for the many local wedding venues and with plenty of photo opportunities in its characterful walls, and to return to after joyous celebrations for a well-earned nights sleep and lazy breakfast the following day!


  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 6)
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 14) and sitting area (seats 11).
  • Oil central heating with ground floor underfloor heating
  • 2 x electric ovens and hobs, 2 x microwaves, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x dishwashers, 5 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVD players, radio, PlayStation2, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and three highchairs on request
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Garden with gazebo and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • No smoking/vaping
  • Shops 2 miles, Oad Street Craft Centre serving food and drink, plus the Plough & Harrow Greek Taverna are a 10 min walk
  • Note: Property is 'eco friendly' and all cleaning products will be provided for your use
  • Note: The owners have friendly dogs
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar, (outside caterers are not permitted without owners prior knowledge)
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Please Note: This property requires a refundable good house keeping bond of £200
  • Note: The number of guests occupying the property should not exceed the number stated on the holiday confirmation.

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About the location


Detling, Sittingbourne 2 miles; Maidstone 8 miles; Canterbury 16 miles.

Oad Street is a small but thriving hamlet less than a mile from the M2 motorway with links to Maidstone, Canterbury and Rochester, making it a perfect location for visitors wanting to explore Kent. The village itself has a pub serving traditional food. Also in this quiet but busy hamlet, is the popular Oad Street Food and Crafts, a centre which combines a restaurant serving delicious meals throughout the day, a store selling locally produced food and drink, plus a gift shop and art gallery. Close by is Sittingbourne, once an industrial town it is now a popular spot for visitors. Here you will find shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a light railway offering tours around Milton Creek County Park. In the opposite direction is the town of Detling, home to the Kent County Showground. Throughout the year there are dozens of exhibitions and events, the highlight being the Kent County Show, which is held every July.

Region Information

No stag/hen or similar parties

Note: The number of guests occupying the property should not exceed the number stated on the holiday confirmation.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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