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Orchard Retreat

(Ref. 1127384)

Paddock Wood, Kent, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • welcome (11)
  • well (9)
  • clean (9)
  • lovely (9)
  • pack (8)
  • comfortable (8)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "One of the best we've ever stayed in!"

    Spacious and comfortable with everything you could need and a lovely welcome pack

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Apr 2024

  • "Orchards Retreat was a lovely place to stay, very clean and well equipped, although i did leave a note for owners about a few things that are needed in my opinion - A shelf or work service in bathroom as nowhere to put toiletries, a non slip mat in shower and grab bar, hooks behind doors for dressing gown etc and a new toilet seat in bathroom that stays up when used by a man."

    The other other issue we had was my husband constantly banged his head on sloping ceiling in bedroom The approach was described as past a few outbuildings(we were expecting barns etc) when in fact it could be described as small industrial units for many uses before you reached the drive to the house

    Reviewed by R4.4Mar 2024

  • "Great property, well kitted out and very comfortable."

    Really enjoyed my stay.

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Jan 2024

  • "Really great property, beautifully kitted out and in a lovely location."

    Warm & comfortable in January. Generous welcome pack of local goodies.

    Reviewed by Nuala5.0Jan 2024

  • "From the moment we walked in we felt warmth and comfort and a welcoming environment both inside and outside."

    It was a pleasure to stay in such a lovely spot and our dog had a lovely safe landscape just outside to wander, run and sniff. Very convenient for local supermarkets and shops and 15 mins to Tonbridge where our son and family were based for Christmas get togethers. Lovely array of gifts on our arrival and a welcome pint of milk. All in all a pleasurable stay. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable for 2 people and well presented ."

    There was a bed settee in the main living space but I don't think it would have been suitable for another couple. The only things that I would have liked provided would have been rolls of cling film and foil.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent stay - absolutely gorgeous plans peaceful location and a wonderfully renovated space."

    The accommodation was clean, comfortable and spacious. The dog had a fabulous stay as well and we really appreciated the private and enclosed courtyard that allowed us to leave the door open without worrying about an escape artist dog! Super handy to have a washing machine and dishwasher during our stay as well. Hosts were accommodating, friendly and very helpful. We loved the log burner too! We will absolutely be back! Thanks for an excellent week away!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2023

  • "An outstanding, immaculate property finished to a very high standard."

    Everything was done incredibly well from the generosity of the welcome pack to the comfort of the bed with its fine quality duvet and pillows. In all, a well appointed home from home where nothing is left to chance. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved staying at Orchard Retreat."

    The converted garage is in a wonderful setting with orchards all around, and lovely views. It was in a quiet spot, but very close to amenities and also many wonderful places to visit. The cottage is spacious, clean and very well equipped with everything you could need on holiday. We had an unsettled weather week and really enjoyed having the brilliant log burner to make it cosy. We received a friendly text from the owner welcoming us and advising we could enter the property slightly earlier, and there was a great welcome pack of goodies when we arrived. Very friendly people and somewhere we would highly recommend and would like to return to. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Susanna4.7Sep 2023

  • "We loved it, we loved it."

    Very sweet family and we became pears from the estate. The surroundings are so beautifull, the looks from the window in the kitchen! Evereything was there. Also easy access for the train to visit London for one day. Many greetings for the whole family. Thanks, thanks,thanks.

    Reviewed by H.m.s.5.0Sep 2023

  • "Orchard Retreat has everything we needed."

    It was modern, clean and had a lovely courtyard garden for our dog. The surroundings were quiet and beautiful. It was ideally situated for the many attractions in the area and close to main roads for getting about. Jess was in contact with us, offered early check in and left us a lovely welcome pack for our arrival. We had such a lovely time in this gorgeous part of the country.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very welcome stay lovely gifts excellent support when needed lovely clean and well equipped property."

    Great locations so peaceful and relaxing plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Aug 2023

  • "Beautifully presented & great facilities, very clean, lovely welcome pack."

    Thank you for a really enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent property, very comfortable and beautifully clean and well presented, including some lovey welcome gifts."

    Having recently entered the EV world a perfect rating for Orchard Retreat from us would need the availability of EV charging, be that a charge point or outside 3-pin plug.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Aug 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly recommend."

    Perfect for dog owners. The wi fi went off on Thursday but was not a big problem to us.

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Orchard Retreat and we loved it every bit as much as our 1st stay."

    It is a beautifully appointed cottage surrounded by orchards and stunning scenery. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was a delightful cottage, set in a beautiful location."

    The cottage was clean, comfortable,and well equipped ,the photos didn't do it justice. The welcome pack was great and very local. We travelled around extensively and had a very enjoyable week,

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Orchard Retreat and would have booked to stay for another week but unfortunately it had already been booked."

    The location is absolutely stunning with apple and pear orchards at the front and side of the property, and a beautiful view of green fields and hills from the kitchen windows. You can walk directly from the property via a little used public right of way, which takes you on possibly the most lovely walk I have ever done, through the orchards, farmer's fields dotted with Oast Houses, then through a lovely private estate. The cottage has been completely renovated and refurbished this year to a high standard so is as new and very attractive and comfortable inside with everything you could possibly need. The owners live at the beautiful Oast House adjacent to the cottage and are very friendly and helpful, they provided a lovely welcome pack of local Kent produce plus a very welcome bottle of bubbly. We would love to return there and it comes highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean and tidy place, surrounded by a large beautiful farm."

    The cottage is brand new and furniture is set up really nicely. Our little ones and dog loved the place. Would definitely recommend - hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Eiji5.0May 2023

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with and woodburning stove and sofa bed
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Enclosed private patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.8 miles

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Paddock Wood, near Tunbridge Wells, lies this quaint holiday home, Orchard Retreat.

Boasting exceptional countryside views and well-positioned to nearby attractions and amenities, this property serves as a fantastic base to explore Kent and welcomes four guests and one well-behaved dog.

Inside, step into a well-equipped kitchen where you and your loved ones can whip up heart-warming meals before gathering around the dining table to catch up on the day's events.

As the evening grows darker, escape to the upstairs bedroom where a plush, king-size bed awaits, perfect for resting and rejuvenating.

Venture into your local village by stocking up on supplies at Waitrose & Partners, or if you fancy a break from cooking, pay a visit to either The John Brunt or Woodies Food & Drink, both worth a visit.

Nearby, the market town of Tonbridge can be found, home to the historic Tonbridge Castle, as well as the popular National Trust location, Ightham Mote.

Tunbridge Wells is accessible by car, and is brimming with tourist hotspots, including Bayham Old Abbey, the High Rocks National Monument, and Dunorlan Park, perfect to wander around on a warm, summer afternoon.

Slightly further afield is the largest town in Kent, Maidstone.

Take time to explore nature during a stroll through Vinters Park Nature Reserve, Brenchley Gardens, or the Bearsted Woodland Trust, or even take a relaxing cruise on the Kentish Lady River Boat, an ideal activity for families and friends alike.

If you're staying for dinner, be sure to book a table at the Gem of Kent or La Taberna, before settling down for an evening drink at Drakes Cork & Cask.

Enjoy a refreshing break with your nearest and dearest at Orchard Retreat.

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About the location


Tonbridge 6.7 miles; Royal Tunbridge Wells 7.6 miles; Maidstone 10.8 miles.

Paddock Wood is a small town of edge of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a train station that offers great access to the large towns of Tonbridge and Maidstone. The village has a range of takeaways, plenty of shops to grab any essentials, a pub, a seafood restaurant, a fish and chip shop, a park with a children's playground and a fishing lake. Nearby you can discover The Hop Farm, which is an iconic and historic landmark in Kent, with the world's largest collection of Victorian oast houses and children will love it with stables full of Shire Horses, the popular Giant Jumping Pillows, a driving school, the magic castle, an outdoor play area with rides, live shows and the chance to get up to close to donkeys, horses and other cuddly creatures. Head towards Maidstone to discover the largest town in Kent via the river boat, explore the museums and galleries, play a round of golf, or admire the nearby Leeds Castle which has tours, gardens, golf, zip slides, a falconry and the popular Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Centre. In the opposite direction, you can enjoy a day out in Tonbridge with rock climbing, swimming, tours of the 11th century castle, and ample shops, bars and eateries. Also in the area, you can admire the views of the High Weald AONB which has great walking and cycling routes, including the National Trust ruins of Scotney Castle in scenic a woodland with trails and a hop farm, or take a tour of the 14th century Bodiam Castle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas