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The Barn at Sandhole Cottage

(Ref. 1076948)

Matfield near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely property-tastefully decorated including everything we needed inside ."

    Lovely spacious en -suite bathrooms and nice seating areas outside. The host Georgie was very friendly & helpful .Property Ideally located for us to visit relatives at Pembury-just over 2 miles away

    Thank you for your lovely review, and I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you or your family again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Haydn5.0Apr 2024

  • "We found the barn to be perfect for our needs."

    It was very clean, comfortable and warm. The kitchen is a bit basic but we did know this before we arrived and we managed without any fuss. I would love to return sometime in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely review, and thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. We hope to see you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is the second time we have been to stay and hopefully will do again."

    Excellent will recommend.

    It was very good to welcome you to the Barn again and we’re so happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you next time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Vivien5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay was excellent in every way."

    The hosts were helpful but not intrusive. The cottage was very well equipped and had everything thing we required. Gill - North Wales

    We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay, and it was good to meet your lovely dog. We hope to welcome you again another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Ideal cottage for a short stay to explore the area."

    Very clean, small kitchen, but that was clear in the description & expected. Georgie - Lovely Host - Helpful (Welcome pack appreciated :)) Enjoyed the Owl hooting at night

    We’re very happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely comments. Our garden is so full of birds, and we’re glad you managed to hear our resident owl! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage ideal for mini break."

    not very clear on details of accommodation that there is no separate lounge area, so we were a little surprised to find that the seating and dining area is incorporated in the main bedroom. however we managed fine but would have been a struggle possibly if we stayed for a longer period of time. very quiet and calm feel to the place though, and good quality bedlinen and towels.

    Thank you for your kind comments I’m sorry for the confusion about the living/dining space. I believe the studio bedroom is illustrated pretty well in the photographs, but possibly this is something we should address in the text. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, in lovely location."

    Very nice and welcoming hosts. The cottage is well equipped. Everything is thought through from the torch on the bedside table to the dog towel, the hand soap in the kitchen and milk and Prosecco in the fridge - just everything. The kitchen is small, but we knew that. More of an excuse to go out to eat. The garden is secured so our dog could run around and have fun and breakfast on the patio was delightful too. If we stay in the area again, we’d definitely be back!

    Thank you for your kind review and we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and to welcome little Ally! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you. Cottage was in a quiet location with a lovely sitting out area. Perfect for our week exploring Kent.

    Reviewed by Carolyn3.8Jul 2023

  • "The Barn was an excellent choice for our week in Kent."

    Great situation, very quiet, parking, lovely patio area. The cottage is VERY comfortable, has everything you need. The two en-suites are excellent. The host is very helpful and provided us with a basket of goodies on arrival, much appreciated. Lots of interesting information in the folder that was in the cottage and we accessed several of these. Close to many attractions especially NT which we used. All in all I would thoroughly recommend The Barn and give it 10/10. Should I be returning to this area of Kent, this would be my first choice. Thank you for making our holiday unforgettable.

    Thank you so much for your very kind and considered comments about The Barn. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again some time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Jun 2023

  • "The only reason I didn't give 5 stars throughout were that it wasn't obvious from the description there was no oven - only realised a couple of days before the holiday when reading reviews."

    Not a problem as we mostly ate out but I normally heat up a pizza the first night so was glad to have found out in advance so I could adjust plans. Also, tv has no signal - we realised from guest book that others had same issue so didn't complain, just watched Springwatch on the tablet instead. Might be worth letting people know there may be an issue so they can bring devices. Apart from that, a superb place with the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in, clean, quiet and beautifully decorated. Very handy for numerous attractions and just a couple of miles from a railway station for a day out in London or the coast.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and managed the small kitchen. Due to its size there isn’t enough room for an oven, but we do try to provide as many facilities as possible. The TV can be a problem if the signal is bad (ie during stormy weather) as it relies entirely on 4G WiFi. Most people find it works fine but this is something we’re addressing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2023

  • "I really enjoyed my stay very comfortable can’t fault anything thank you."

    Thank you for your kind review. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Vivien5.0Apr 2023

  • "The barn at sandhole Cottage was perfect for us."

    Everything you need is provided and the welcome basket was a really nice touch. Georgie was very friendly and welcoming. We found the location of the property was nigh on perfect for exploring Kent.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great property in a superb location for visiting friends in Kent, Sussex and SE London."

    Friendly hosts.

    We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Barn. Thank you for your kind review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely barn which slept four which I think would have been a tight fit for that amount of people in terms of seating and table space but was ideal for two adults like us."

    The two beds were a lovely size as were the rooms themselves but one bedroom had a wall mounted tv so could have been an issue if one person wanted to stay up later than the other to watch tv. The kitchenette was ideal if you wanted to eat out but there was no oven but to be fair you knew that in advance. Our only complaint was that the radiators in the bathrooms only came on twice a day and never got very hot. All the crockery, glass and cutlery was of a very high standard and everything you wanted was provided.

    Thank you for your kind review and we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. I’m sorry you didn't let us know while you were here that the bathroom radiators weren’t warm enough for you. We could have happily changed the heat and timing. I hope we might see you again next time you visit Kent. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage,ideal situation to explore Kent."

    Would love to go when the weather is more user friendly. Lovely welcome pack and festive touches.

    Reviewed by George4.4Dec 2022

  • "This was a perfect place for my sister and I to stay."

    We had a great time. It’s clean, comfortable and cozy. The hosts were very welcoming and helpful.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We’re very happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "Perfect cottage for us all on the ground floor."

    Two en suite rooms were spacious and nicely furnished. The kitchenette area was well equipped. Minimal prep space but adequate for simple meals. Beautiful gardens, parking fine, quiet location and handy access onto a21 though a busy road. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return and recommend

    Thank you for your kind comments. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Oct 2022

  • "We loved the chalet and we were very comfortable in the comfy beds and brilliant shower areas."

    Outside seating was lovely too. Kitchen bit small, but we expected that. Owner was a joy.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything comfortable Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Sep 2022

  • "We were very happy there and used the Sandhole Cottage Barn as a base for visiting various National Trust properties in the area."

    However we did have trouble with the television. It works off of Wi-Fi and we could not get various channels. It works in a different way. The owner of the property did her best to improve the situation for us. But we ended up using our iPads to view ITV1 and Channel 5. Apart from that we have no complaints. Diane and Bob Bridges

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Sep 2022

  • "Neathly maintained place."

    Nice and clean. Enjoyed the garden.

    Reviewed by E.j.5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very well appointed ground floor apartment with delightful patio screened from the parking area where we enjoyed our breakfasts."

    We felt the website photos didn’t do the accommodation justice. Georgie was discrete and friendly and readily answered any questions we had. You do have to be careful getting onto the A21 because of its proximity to a bend on a busy road but apart from that the cottage is extremely well placed to visit the many historic and interesting properties within easy reach.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage with a lovely area to sit outside and perfect for a couple."

    Very convenient for visiting all the National Trust properties and gardens in the area. The Black Horse pub in Pembury had superb food and friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location for exploring Kent."

    Peaceful and relaxing listening to the birds in the garden. We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable bedrooms with on suits."

    good location for day trips, the kitchen is ideal for quick meals which for us was ideal.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jun 2022

  • "Generally a nice quiet clean property with very pleasant helpful owners."

    A bit small and the kitchen is limited in size but for most people eating out etc it is perfectly adequate. The downside is the get out from the lane onto the A21 which can be a bit dangerous but generally OK and would use again.

    Reviewed by John4.1May 2022

  • "This cottage was all that was promised in the documentation but to a high standard and very comfortable."

    Sufficiently off the main road so that it was very quiet ( the dawn chorus was truly beautiful) but a good spot for west Kent and east Sussex. A very relaxing place with some good walking etc. Thank you. John

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay. Georgie Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful and quit area."

    Thank you for your kind comments. We’re very glad you enjoyed your stay. Georgie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage & great location for fun, outdoor family activities as well as sight-seeing."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and surroundings."

    Georgie made us feel very welcome. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

    Reviewed by J5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fantastic break at The Barn at Sandhole Cottage."

    The Barn is in a peaceful venue, well equipped and tastefully decorated. A morning tea on the terrace listening to bird song was a highlight. The welcome was warm and friendly with advice for days out. We'll definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Open-plan living space with king-size bed (zip/link, can be twin on request) dining area, sitting area with Smart TV and en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchenette
  • Central heating
  • Electric hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV and free WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed front garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog allowed
  • No smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 1.4 miles

The property

Royal Tunbridge Wells 4.8 miles.

The Barn at Sandhole Cottage is a detached property resting near the pretty villages of Matfield and Brenchley in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Set over the ground floor and sleeping four guests, The Barn is a comfortable home for your next trip to Kent, within easy reach of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and the beautiful villages of the Weald.

You are greeted to the property by ample parking space on a private gravel driveway, before heading to the furnished front patio, ready for you to enjoy an evening under the stars with a bottle of wine, or your morning coffee in the sunshine, and a pretty lawned, orchard area with picnic table for your use.

Stepping into the property, there is a small kitchen where you can prepare a picnic or rustle up an evening meal, with cupboard space for coats, and a mat for muddy boots.

To the left, there is a large king-size bedroom (which can be twin on request, to allow flexible sleeping arrangements) with a sofa and television for those relaxing evenings, and a dining table to enjoy an evening meal as you toast a wonderful holiday, there is an attractive and spacious en-suite wet room.

To the right of the kitchen area is another double bedroom with French doors leading onto the patio area which makes it a really bright and airy bedroom, this room also has an en-suite shower room, allowing for extra privacy and convenience.

The villages of Matfield and Brenchley are just a short drive, where you can enjoy pretty local pubs, a fine-dining restaurant and a local cafés, surrounded by quaint cottages and 16th century buildings, or wander through orchards and pastures taking in fabulous views.

The Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is just 4.5 miles away, which has great amenities: a train station, art galleries, wonderful restaurants and cafes in the historic Pantiles area, a golf club, and beautiful parks including one with a boating lake.

Alternatively, you can explore the market town of Tonbridge which is home to an 11th century castle with moat, which now does guided tours if you want a slice of history, or take advantage of the golf course, shops, bars and eateries which centre around the River Medway.

Also nearby are the National Trust properties of Scotney Castle, a Victorian mansion with romantic castle ruins, and Sissinghurst Castle with its beautiful gardens, the historic home of Vita Sackville-West.

Family attractions include The Hop Farm, water sports and bike hire at Bewl Water, and woodland cycle trails and stunning landscaped walks at Bedgebury Pinetum, all just a short drive, the Weald also offers fabulous walking, with the High Weald Landscape Trail accessible from the door.

For an enchanting getaway to Kent, choose The Barn at Sandhole Cottage as your base.

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About the location


Lamberhurst 7 miles; Hever 9 miles; Maidstone 15 miles; Rochester 18 miles.

Royal Tunbridge Wells has been a popular place to visit for over 400 years, ever since a natural spring, known as The Chalybeate Spring, was unearthed by chance by a young nobleman. Due to the discovery of these health-giving waters, Royal Tunbridge Wells quickly became a magnet to those looking to improve their well-being whilst enjoying the beautiful surrounding countryside. The Wells are still open from Easter to September, where a costumed ‘dipper’ will serve you a glass for a small charge. With a wealth of interesting history to discover, this spa town now offers a vibrant, bustling destination with shops, restaurants, bars, bistros and theatres surrounded by woodland and greenery. You only have to spend a day walking the cobbled streets, browsing the boutiques and mulling over the items to be found in any of the curio or antiques shops, tucked away in the side streets, to see why this ancient town is one of the most visited in Kent. Enjoy a coffee and slice of cake in one of the plentiful pavement cafes as you relax, before taking in a play or concert at the one of the three theatres. This lively town offers everything from shops to cycle paths, pubs to parks, museums and historic houses, theatres, restaurants and walking routes into the country, so whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend or a longer holiday exploring the historic towns and villages of Kent, then you’ve found the perfect spot.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas