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Hop House

(Ref. 12140)

Oad Street, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Hop House is very well finished and tastefully furnished."

    It is spacious,light and well equipped. There is intrusive noise from the nearby M2. There was constant noise during the nights possibly due to construction work at junction 5. There are four bedrooms with en-suites but only two have showers. There is a £400 damage bond which is rare and we had difficulties getting it back. I would not use the property again myself but it has it's merits.

    Reviewed by Graham3.4Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hop House."

    Sarah and Neil were very welcoming. The house is beautiful, spacious, really well appointed and a great garden. We didn’t want to leave and would stay there again without hesitation.

    Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you stay at Hop House. Sarah and Neil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2024

  • "A large house, tastefully furnished but family friendly."

    In a perfect location for lots of things to see and do, suitable for all three generations on holiday together. A lovely holiday location. Thank you to the owners, Neil and Sarah.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and your family at hop house. Sarah and Neil x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very nice property, would definitely recommend it."

    I think the only thing that could be improved were that the main table could only comfortably fit around 10 people, so was a bit squashed when we had a full house of 14 - that’s a really minor thing though. Hosts were wonderful: really responsive before and during the stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great time! We now sleep 8 guests with 4 bedrooms. We hope to welcome you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhona3.8Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable stay in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2023

  • "A lovely property, perfect for large parties."

    Both Sarah and Neil, the owners, were extremely helpful and informative, and we much appreciated the generous welcome pack. We had a great time with family and friends.

    Thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fantastic house, the fourth time we have stayed and will do so again."

    Very clean and tidy house. Huge amount of space and decent location. Very small criticism would be the oven is a bit slow to heat and no sky tv. But not big problems at all.

    Ha ! I was a little offended at first then remembered that you have stayed so many times and are coming again in March. Same oven and no Sky I’m afraid. Same bloke weekend Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Nov 2022

  • "We were a group of 13 old friends who meet up every year for a weekend away in October."

    This was by far the best property we have stayed in. The house itself was stunning and perfectly situated, within walking distance of Oad Street ( with its very nice restaurant and cafe). Inside everything had been thought of, the kitchen/ living area was beautiful and well equipped and each bedroom was large with a well proportioned en-suite. The owners left a welcome pack and thought of every eventuality including providing arm bands for walking down country lanes in the dark. We had a fabulous weekend.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic weekend stay to celebrate my 60th birthday, visited with 6 other couples."

    En-suite bedrooms were all comfortable, spacious and charming. Open plan kitchen, dining and seating area was great for meals and socialising together as a group. We also spent a lot of time in the garden, playing games and using the hot tub. Owners live next door so arrival and departure was easy and contact with them before was good . They kindly sent us detailed information about road works and road closures that were going to effect our weekend. Would highly recommend the Hop house to family and friend groups.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Hop House is a great property with plenty of space to come together as a large group but also to have quiet time away from the main group."

    The facilities are good and the outside space lovely. Overall we had an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "I celebrated my 60th birthday with friends at the Hop House."

    We had a perfect weekend. The house and garden worked so well for us. The house is stylish, of a high standard, spacious, well equipped and set in beautiful countryside. You couldn’t fail to have a wonderful time.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable family weekend at the Hop House."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2022

  • "After a long break we had a getaway with our friends."

    The cottage was so warm and welcoming and the owners added their personal touch too. Sarah, the owner was extremely friendly and accommodating to our requests. I would strongly recommend experiencing stay at Hop house.

    Reviewed by Deepa5.0Jan 2022

  • "The house was absolutely incredible and perfect for our stay."

    We definitely would recommend this place! Thanks to Neil and Sarah for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thanks for a great stay."

    The property had everything you need and more. The communication with Sarah was excellent. I can imagine we will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely house and everyone that stayed there was very impressed."

    One of the couples was unable to walk up stairs so having the downstairs bedrooms with walk in showers and a lounge and kitchen was perfect. We were recommended to the house and in return we will do the same.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beforehand Neil sent us places to eat etc ."

    He didn't need to do this,but it proves how excellent the customer service is.The home is just wonderful.Spotlessly clean throughout and sweet smelling ,proof of a clean home.It is tastefully decorated and the furnishings are timeless classic pieces.The wow factor was certainly in every room.All facilities are well thought out.It was lovely sitting in a beautiful garden watching the world go by.We all found the home has a serenity about it,a lovely atmosphere.Those of us that were able bodied said the walks around the area gave them a boost. We had the good fortune to meet Sarah. She is a bubbly, very kind and thoughtful lady.She was the icing on the cake. Do not hesitate to book this home.The only negative thing was the week flew by.

    Reviewed by Barbara Ann5.0Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous property with all seven bedrooms en-suite so no arguing with the family over spending too long in the shower!"

    Very well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses, roasting pans etc. There was also a second downstairs kitchen for picnic and barbecue preparation. Very comfortable and stylish accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    Great facilities and lots of room. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Hop House is a real home from home."

    All rooms had en suite bathrooms. Bedrooms were spacious, nicely decorated and spotless. The house really is something special and the host Sarah really has everything covered. The welcome tray with bread eggs butter etc was a lovely touch. There's board games, books, film DVDs, things to do if the weathers not good. The house is huge and the nice thing is with the 2 separate lounges you're really not on top of each other. There were 14 of us in my group and we all loved it. Already trying to get everyone together for a return visit and we only came home yesterday. Go ahead and book it, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Jan 2020

  • "Hired Hop House for my husbands 60th birthday for 11 of us."

    What an amazing place to stay. Everything was catered for. Beautiful decor, clean, well equipped and the owners are lovely. Highly recommend this beautiful house for a large gathering, very spacious, will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Hop House was amazing, it had everything we needed for a perfect big family get together."

    It has been refurbished with love to a very high standard while still retaining some original beams. The furnishings and facilities are individual to each room and very welcoming. The hosts are lovely people who go above and beyond to make your stay personal and enjoyable. They provided enough supplies to ensure we didn't need to dash to a shop as soon as we arrived and that was much appreciated. There is so much to see and do in the area but to be honest we stayed in more than we planned because it was so good. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely house which is well designed and beautifully appointed."

    We’ve stayed here twice now with friends and cannot fault it. The owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed meals at the local Greek taverna, the Maypole pub and the Oad Street craft centre. All were excellent and we walked to them. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is a beautiful house."

    Perfect for family groups sharing. Sarah was really welcoming and helpful. I’d highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Hop House is like a mini fairy tale castle from outside but very modern inside!"

    The owners of the house managed to make the cottage very practical and so comfortable! You have everything you need and more! Very good communication with the owners! We can't thank Sarah and Neil enough for making our stay so enjoyable and comfy! Big thank you from all of us! Kind regards, Ioana Patel

    Reviewed by Ioana5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great house for a short family holiday Communication before arrival was excellent from both Sykes and the owner."

    House facilities were accurately described and did not disappoint.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The house was absolutely beautiful and very well equipped with plenty of crockery, cutlery, pans etc."

    All the rooms were very spacious and nicely decorated and the en-suite in every bedroom was great. Lots of nice touches like the welcome pack on arrival, games to play in the garden and lots of books, toys and DVDs to choose from. Owners very helpful and lots of menus and ideas for places to go. The location was lovely, a pretty village with nice pub within walking distance, and lots of things to do close by. Only a couple of negative points, unfortunately dogs barking outside around 7am and 11pm every day wasn’t ideal, but you could only hear them from the bedroom that overlooks the garden. In one of the bedrooms the mattress could do with checking as it appeared to be sagging noticeably on one side and was uncomfortable for the occupants of that room. Trying to check out a 7 bedroom house by 10am was quite hard work, despite leaving 4 hours to achieve this, and the owners felt we hadn’t left the house clean enough, perhaps a later check out might help with this?

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and thank you for your positive comments. We do have well trained dogs in our property and most evenings they are inside by 10pm. This has not been mentioned by previous Customers who have stayed here. The mattresses are checked regularly and don't need to be replaced. Our property like the vast majority of Sykes Cottages have a 10am check out. We cant change this as we need to be able to turn the cottage around for the next Customers. We do state our check in and check out times on our property description and key collection information. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josi4.4Aug 2019

  • "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. 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.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2019

  • "This place is amazing!"

    The pictures don’t do it justice. Owners are lovely and really accommodating. Can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Mar 2019

  • "Sykes were there for any queries we had regarding the holiday."

    The house was amazing. Each bedroom had it's own big bathroom and plenty of equipment in the kitchen. Plus Sarah, the owner was lovely.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

  • "The hop house exceeded our expectations and was much bigger than thought, offering everyone their own piece of heaven."

    Sarah (owner) communicated very well with us and offered a warm friendly welcome. The house was very clean, comfortable and inviting. We will be back............ Stunning! X

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Accommodation was excellent in every way."

    Nearby pub (10 minute walk) very friendly/good food. Location was perfect for access to central and north Kent. Fourteen of us stayed for the week and not a single complaint.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was one of the nicest houses we have ever stayed in."

    Very roomy, beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped. It is well placed for exploring a lovely county.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2018

  • "A fantastic facility for a big party - we were 10 adults, four children and three infants."

    The equipment was excellent and the rooms spacious and comfortable. As this is only the second year its been available everything was new and in good condition. The internet connection was excellent and well set up. We especially liked the big round table for meals all together. We were pleasantly surprised by the supplies the owner made available as we arrived - including a couple of bottles of wine - very welcoming! And the kids loved the bubble wands that appeared the day before we left - huge fun. Thank you Sarah for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2018

  • "From start to finish, this holiday home exceeded our expectations, which were high to start with."

    The weekend was in celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary and had to accommodate three generations. The property has the wow factor immediately, and with seven en suite rooms from which to choose, each equally beautifully decorated and furnished, we avoided the usual bedroom-envy! The main open plan lounge/kitchen/diner on first floor and has a lovely contemporary country feel. There is another lounge/diner and kitchen on ground floor leading out to garden. We had lots of garden fun and a bbq and the children liked using this room to rest or watch the obligatory Frozen on the tv. Sarah was the perfect host and we really appreciated the welcome basket and toys that had been left out for my grandchildren. My daughters are already planning a return visit, possibly for a family Christmas.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a brilliant week staying at the lovely Hop House."

    As said in another review, the pictures don't do justice to the size and condition of the house. Everything was beautifully clean and the kitchen equipment was plentiful (something we have struggled with in previous accommodation, being a group of 11) and good quality. The Wifi was reliable and worked throughout the house. We had some lovely days out during the week - would recommend the gardens at Doddington, a trip on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway and we also had a brilliant day at Diggerland!

    Reviewed by Katy5.0May 2018

  • "The Hop House is best described as a quite unique property which got the thumbs up from everyone in our group."

    Very spacious and all the ensuite bedrooms fitted in beautifully.It really could hardly be faulted and the owner Sarah was charming & most helpful.Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2018

  • "We had a great weekend."

    The rooms were bigger than expected, en suite bathrooms to all 7 bedrooms was wonderful. Very well equipped with china, cutlery, kitchenware etc. Spotlessly clean and so many interesting pictures, art works, sculptures etc. Would recommend it to any large group.

    Reviewed by Beryl4.7Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful Hop house with quirky decor and immaculately clean."

    Much larger than we expected with everything you would expect to find in a home. Well equipped kitchens and dining rooms. Owners were really helpful. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by P5.0Dec 2017

  • "The pictures don't do it justice the house is lovely."

    The owners are very thoughtful providing us with some essential food and drink. Great for a larger number of people and very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Aysha5.0Nov 2017

  • "The Hop House is beautifully furnished with excellent attention to detail."

    The owners are extremely helpful and provided a very thoughtful welcome basket. I highly recommend this delightful property. It’s ideal for a group of friends or family especially as all rooms are en suite. I would definitely like to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Nov 2017

  • "Hop House is wonderful!"

    The facilities were great, our party had an age range of 9 years to 86 years and there was something for everyone - from games in the garden and quiet rooms downstairs to reliable wifi to keep the teenagers entertained There was plenty of space and the standard of the design and extra decorative touches in all the rooms made it feel very homely and comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend Hop House and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.6May 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: Ground floor 1 x double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC 1 x twin with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC First floor 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, basin and WC 1 x double bed with en-suite, bath, basin and WC 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Comfortably seats 10 guests
  • Ground floor kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave and fridge
  • Ground floor sitting room (seats 6) with dining area (seats 6)
  • Oil central heating with ground floor underfloor heating
  • All sittings room are equipped with Freeview TV's, DVD players, one PlayStation2, WiFi
  • 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, 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 household cleaning products will be provided for your use
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar, (outside caterers are not permitted without owners prior knowledge)
  • Please Note: No commercial bookings
  • Note: The number of guests occupying the property should not exceed the number stated on the holiday confirmation
  • Please Note - This property only allows check in's on a Friday
  • Please note: Electric vehicles may not be charged at this property.

The property

This fabulous oast house has been carefully and lovingly transformed by the owners, into a magnificent holiday home 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, families, and couples wanting to celebrate a special birthday or event, walking groups with a passion for the country side or parties who want to enjoy the chance to stay in luxurious and unusual accommodation.

Each of the five bedrooms have been decorated and furnished to reflect its own individual style, with all five 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 , 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.

No stag/hen or similar parties

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

Note: No commercial bookings.

Please note: The use of the electric car charging point is not permitted.

Please Note - This property only allows check in's on a Friday

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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.

No stag/hen or similar parties

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

Note: No commercial bookings.

Please note: The use of the electric car charging point is not permitted.

Please Note - This property only allows check in's on a Friday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas