- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
Reviews & Ratings
73 Customer Reviews
"Owners Craig and Sally very helpful and friendly,lovely cottage and facilities fine."
Thanks for cake etc.Enjoyed visits from your little dog.
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay , thank you for the kind review. Property Owner
"Has a great stay only downside was the size of the bed although i don't think you could get a larger bed in the room"
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and you are right we could not get a king size bed into the bedroom. Property Owner
"Lovely quiet location."
Owners friendly and always on hand if you need anything. The cake was also extremely tasty.
Thank you for kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner
"Excellent accommodation considering rebooking for next year"
Thank you for your kind reveiw and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"Very nice cottage, well situated, and fairly priced."
Lovely homemade welcome cake. Owners’ hospitality outstanding and really made the stay!
Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"Bolton barn is a lovely place to stay."
Very comfortable with everything you need for your stay. Very well situated for popping out and about in the area. Jenny and Craig are lovely and friendly and very helpful. Just re-booked for next year.
Thank you - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you in 2024. Property Owner
"Ideal for a get away."
Nice touch was the cake. The location is good. Everything we needed for a week.
Thank you for your kind words. Property Owner
"We had a lovely week using the country lanes."
Couldn’t be made more welcome. Particularly pleased at tea/coffee and milk supplied as I had forgotten ours. We got them the following day. Visited family and friends and taking a trip to Sea. Our dog Charlie enjoyed himself but wasn’t keen on horse, not sure that he had seen one before. Peter enjoyed the model railway in the other barn. Altogether a good time was had by all.
So glad you had an enjoyable stay in our Barn and found the welcome pack useful. Property Owner
"Fantastic venue easy access to the coast towns and national trust locations."
Lovely place to relax and recharge your batteries.
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner
"Everything was fine."
One small point would be to hang fridge doors on opposite side to accommodate emptying onto worktop - not a difficult procedure!
Glad you enjoyed your stay - will give the fridge some thought. Property Owner
"Bolton Barn ."
Very lovely , clean , cosy and comfortable little barn with everything we needed. Sally and Craig were very welcoming and provided us with a lovely Lemon Drizzle cake and even treats for our dog.. We hope to return again soon.
Thank you for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"Lovely cottage and owners highly recommend a stay there We were made very ..."
Lovely cottage and owners highly recommend a stay there We were made very welcome with our dogs The cake and marlade were delicious thank you Very well equipped kitchen and the bathroom shower worked well
Thank you for your feedback - We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"Found the 2 seater settee rather uncomfortable and small."
what we really didn't like was the 10am checkout.
We are very sorry you were disappointed with the comfort of the furnishings and will give the matter some serious thought. We are, however, surprised by your comment about the 10.00 am checkout. This is not an unusual time for a holiday cottage checkout and I am informed by Sykes that almost 50% of owners set a 9.00 am checkout. Property Owner
"Lovely warm cottage, in a lovely part of Kent, our 2nd visit to this cottage."
Very friendly hosts.
Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to see you again. Property Owner
"The little cottage was warm, comfortable and cosy for us and our border collie."
The owners were very friendly and welcoming but not intrusive. We found dog walks locally without having to drive. We really appreciated the little extras the owners had made a special effort with. Really couldn't fault the accommodation or owners and we had a fantastic stay. Was ideally located for visiting the Medway towns, Hastings and Rye, and pretty Lenham was a handy stop en route for supplies.
Thank you for your feedback - We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"Really nice cottage with friendly owners."
only downside had to drive to give the dogs a decent walk
Sorry that the dog walking was not what you expected. There are quite a few footpaths starting within half a mile of the Barn but do, I admit, have a lot of stiles. Property Owner
"Lovely cosy warm cottage, even with the snow ❄️ outside and - 5, we would definitely return,also brilliant hosts."
Thank you for your feedback - it did look pretty in the snow, glad you stayed cosy for your stay Property Owner
"We had a lovely quiet stay, it was our first stay away with our dogs and absolutely loved it, will be returning in the new year."
Excellent hosts and facilities.
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to seeing again in the future. Property Owner
"A more reliable and steady wifi/internet connection would have been very much appreciated."
This can easely be done by a good wifi-repeater. The contact with the owners unfortunately was very minimal. Although we are not British we had hoped to gave a little more interaction and interest from them.
Rather late response but just to say we now have WiFi in Bolton Barn. Property Owner
"Sally & Craig the owners were really friendly and the property itself was warm, clean and cosy we will definitely use this venue again in the future."
Situated 2 minutes off the A20 this is an ideal location to explore the surrounding area of Kent.
"Our hosts, Craig and Sally,were very welcoming and the milk and cake were very much appreciated ."
We fell in love with Loki the Jack Russell. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage
"We had a wonderful stay at Bolton Barn chosen for its location between our parents, being near Ashford and Bromley."
Our hosts Sally and Craig made us extremely welcome, greeting us both on arrival with their friendly dog and cat and providing us with beautiful home made cake and jam, which was very tasty. We would highly recommend our stay at Bolton Barn to anyone looking for a quiet countryside stay in a good location for exploring all that Kent has to offer. We look forward to staying again in the not too distant future.
Thank you for your kind words about your stay at Bolton Barn. Hope you had a good flight home. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Property Owner
"Sally & Craig provided everything that anyone might need , they are friendly & helpful ."
Thoughtful touches , which included a cake on arrival , were much appreciated. It is obvious they have considered the care & comfort of their guests . When the boiler broke down they invited us to use their shower & were very generous in offering a partial refund . I highly recommend Bolton Barn for a clean & cosy break in the beautiful countryside .
Thank you for your kind words about Bolton Barn and for being understanding about our boiler problem. Pleased to say fixed now. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner
"My partner and I with our little dog had a lovely stay at the barn."
The barn was nice and clean and had every thing we needed for the week. Also the little extra supply's to get us started was a lovely gesture. The owners were very friendly and helpful, including allowing us use of a field to run the dog. The barn we found was situated central to all areas we plan to visit. Would stay again if we ever needed to go back to the area. Many Thanks Sadie, Steve and Ronnie
So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. Property Owner
"We loved the cottage and location."
The owners are very pleasant anfd helpful. Will go back.
"A lovely cottage in a very quiet area, but nothing is far away!"
Thank you so much for your feedback. Property Owner
"Craig and Sally made us feel very welcome and the barn was really comfortable, one of the best holidays we have had."
I would certainly recommend Bolton barn for a holiday in kent
"Wonderful hosts nothing to much trouble to help on places to visit very peaceful ..."
Wonderful hosts nothing to much trouble to help on places to visit very peaceful and no internet which is great for a relaxing time great for walking the dog
"Everything was exactly as described, no complaints whatsoever."
"Bolton Barn was ideal for our purpose."
Comfortable and with every facility we needed. A delightful; patio area that we enjoyed when the weather was appropriate, Most of all a warm and friendly welcome from Sally and Craig who did all they could to help us enjoy our stay.
"Can't find a fault, clean, neat and tidy."
A great shower and for once in all our cottage rent history, sharp kitchen knives and a hot towel rail that works. Great
"All lovely and people very nice."
However the bed mattress has seen better days and not comfortable . Also there is a tiny window above the bed with a terrible condensation problem and very very cold draught on one’s head . This would not be noticed in the hot weather.I appreciate the barn is listed but some small secondary glazing would sort cheaply . The sofa and chair very comfortable and everything else excellent
"The cottage was just the right size for us with our 1 year old, nice & cozy."
The barn was very clean & tidy, with all that we needed for our stay. Everything was clearly set out for Covid, with hand sanitizer by the door & gloves & antibacterial spray in the kitchen. My husband found the bed a little uncomfortable, but I was fine.
"Very cosy and warm, just what was needed on a very chilly bank holiday weekend!"
The owners were lovely people to deal with. The only slight downer was the mattress on the bed - we could feel the springs through it. (But my husband says I am just like the princess and the pea!!) All in all a lovely experience and we would stay there again.
"Very nice and helpful owners."
Quiet semi rural accommodation which was warm and comfortable.
"Lovely little cottage and perfect for two people."
Dogs are welcome and there are dogs that sometimes roam around the grounds. There are also horse stables next to the barn. It is stated that there is no wifi but also there is no system network reception so we were not able to use personal hotspots which did cause us some issues with no communication network. Lovely little place though and lovely owners. Really enjoyed the stay
"Bolton Barn was beautiful had everything that was needed for a truly relaxing week."
The only thing I would suggest is that a foot stall or poufee to put your legs up of an evening would be nice but other than that I would highly recommend to friends and family and if the need arises would definitely book again.
"Cottage was excellent, warm, cosy, relaxing."
Everything we needed was there, great welcome pack even included our dog. Sounds petty but having things like coffee, washing up stuff, hand wash, milk, salt & pepper provided a bonus how often you forget them or have to go & buy. Good selection of books dvds etc. Owners very friendly & helpful wish we could have seem them more (perhaps if had stayed longer). Polly loved Jake & Loki fellow Jack Russels. Having no WIFI made it more relaxing still had phones for emergencies. Really did not want to leave & wished we could have stayed longer. Well definitely come back. Would love to stay in the summer so could access the walks (obviously everywhere still waterlogged due to all the excessive rain recently)
"Bolton Barn was excellent."
However, I booked through Booking.com and communication was not as good as it should have been. In response to an email from Booking.com, I advised my arrival time. This was acknowledged by an email. When I arrived at the specified time, no one was available to let me in. I went off to buy some provisions and when I returned an hour later, the owner was home. She told me that I should have been given the code to a key safe. I was not given this code by Booking.com or Sykes Cottages. It all worked out but it was an avoidable problem.
"Good location for North Downs."
"Cottage was warm and comfortable, very small enclosed garden, not accessed directly from house."
Cottage contained everything you needed for a week of rest and relaxation, owners polite and helpful.
"The peace and tranquillity."
It was lovely to find tea,coffee and a wonderful fruit cake waiting our arrival. Must not forget the milk a the very fresh eggs. We used the barn as a base for visiting family and friends. Most welcomed and relaxed.
"Bolton Barn is lovely home from home."
All those little extras i.e. cake, egg, milk and even snacks for your pet if you happen to take one. For the railway enthusiasts there is a railway line at the bottom of the paddock. You will be very close to Lenham which has a Co-Op and several pubs and Ashford is not too far away either. The owners Sally and Craig are always on hand if you have any questions and if you are lucky and interested I am sure Craig will give you a tour of his railway.
"A lovely holiday let."
Everything one could wish for on arrival. Milk, eggs, and tea bags supplied also a nice cake. Very nice extras. The Barn is spotlessly clean. So dog friendly too. Dog bowl , throw, and doggie biscuits along with a throw for the furniture all supplied The owners Sally and. Craig were very friendly and helpful Certainly worth a visit
"The hospitality from Craig and Sally was excellent as was the "goodies" left for us and appreciated by our furry friend."
We found the entire Barn experience was home from home, we were permitted to share Craig's Station Master's role as well as Sally's love of her equine friend. All of our needs were catered for in a warm and friendly environment. An ideal location for exploring the Kent countryside or sit on the patio and chill with a glass - or two. The supply of up to date information leaflets enabled us to visit off beat locations and events A fantastic 5 day break. Thank you
"Super hospitable owners nothing is too much for them to make your stay complete, super cottage definitely recommended."
"Owners made us very welcome and were extremely helpful and provided numerous extra touches, not normally found in holiday rentals."
"The cottage was lovely the owners sally and craig went out of their way to help ..."
The cottage was lovely the owners sally and craig went out of their way to help us find a nature reserve what we couldnt find the extras like milk and cake were a touch couldnt have a nicer cottage thankyou
"Very helpful owners."
"This lovely cottage was well located within the farm."
In fact next to a stable block which was wonderful. The owners were welcoming to both us and our dog. The property is a very carefully refurbished barn conversion spotless and with all amenities. Far reaching views to the North Downs/ Pilgrims Way were glorious. The surrounding countryside was Kent at its best full of exquisite villages, historic churches, magnificent buildings and estates and really good pubs. Canterbury and the North Kent coast (Whitstable) were easily accessible. Located in prime walking country, most notably the North Downs Way, there are an abundance of interesting, well signed rights of way at every turn. All in all a very enjoyable break in an underated and beautiful part of England.
Very warm, clean and tidy. No additional costs for the dog or for heating. Recommended
"The barn and the surroundings were exceptional, we wanted somewhere to escape the busy life we lead and Bolton Barn gave us the break we needed to recharge our batteries."
We were welcomed with a homemade ginger cake, fresh eggs and a lovely jar of homemade lemon marmalade, which was all lovely and shows that the owners care and want you to enjoy your stay. We will definitely be going back and will be recommending Bolton Barn to friends and family.
"We felt very much at home as soon as we arrived at Bolton Barn: Storm Erik had accompanied us on our journey and the barn was warm and comfortable and the home-made fruit cake, tea, coffee, milk etc."
very welcome. We were within easy reach of Rochester, Canterbury and Faversham and enjoyed visiting them all with our husky dog. A lovely holiday setting which we would definitely recommend!
"Really loved it, cozy, had a tastey banana loaf waiting, countryside was just ..."
Really loved it, cozy, had a tastey banana loaf waiting, countryside was just beautiful, the dog loved the walks around the grounds, perfect
"It has been a pleasure to stay at bolton barn, very comfortable and a great location."
"I have to say this is the best we have stayed in."
Beautiful accommodation no expense spared in the facilities with little added touches, such as fresh eggs, milk, tea, coffee, home made cake even a little fan to decorate the toilet roll. An ideal location for anyone who wants to explore what Kent has to offer. Highly recommended.
"Great Holiday again - Second stay."
Already booked next year (2019). Great base to visit friends and family.
"Beautiful Cottage, perfect locaties for our two dogs."
Very acommodating owners, so friendly.
"Bolton Barn very comfortable and equipped with everything possible."
It was "homely", which is very important. Mr and Mrs King were around; going about their normal lives and tremendously helpful. There was milk, eggs and homemade cake when we arrived - which was lovely. There was a fenced-in paddock for the dog (who has returned home shattered). Well-stocked shops in Lenham, plus fish and chip shop and several pubs. Picturesque villages, towns and castles. Especially if you have a dog and are interested in industrial archeology, go see the gunpowder mills at Oare (I am soooo sad I've now been twice). Natural scenery is lovely too - we had the benefit of beautiful weather at the end of September and the trees beginning to turn.
"Craig and Sally are such wonderful people and have done a great job on converting this Barn."
From the moment we entered the barn and was welcomed with Fresh farm eggs, milk and marmalade to sadly coming home, everything about this holiday was a real gem. The barn is extremely comfortable, very inviting and is our new bolt hole in the country and a great place for the dogs. We liked this place so much that we have already booked our return trip this November and hope to go back many more times after that. Thanks, Craig and Sally for a superb week
"I would recommend to anyone that Bolton barn is a lovely place to stay in a very nice setting very peaceful and Craig & Sally the owners are very helpful and lovely people."
Bolton barn has everything you need will be going back there every chance I can .kind regards MR D alderton.
"Bertie my 13year old Basset Hound and I arrived to find Eggs, Marmalade, Cake & Milk, - Plus Treats for Bertie waiting for us."
The Barn was immaculately clean and well equipped. There were two horses and two well behaved dogs on site. The owners were very friendly and helpful. All in all we had a very relaxing holiday and would without dought visit again. Norman & Bertie Ward Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
"The cottage is clean and comfortable and the owners are very nice."
It is so refreshing to find people who understand the concept of going on holiday with digs. Nothing was too much trouble and the field which the dogs loved was large and secure. We got on well with their own dogs which are both characters. The cottage is at the end of a lane but very accessible to all the major towns and cities
"We were so pleased to have found this cottage on your website when we were searching for a dog-friendly place to stay."
The cottage was very well equiped, very clean and comfortable, in fact, we could quite happily live there! It's set in a beautiful, peaceful part of Kent and even though the railway line goes past the bottom of the paddock you soon don't notice it. It's also very easy to get to any of the well known beauty spots. We will certainly book it again for our next holiday in Kent.
"The cottage is in a quiet tranquil location in the Kent countryside surrounded by plenty of opportunities for scenic walks and the coast is less than an hours drive away."
The cottage is well equipped, clean and comfortable and we found the owners to be warm, friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bolton Barn with plenty do and keep us occupied
"Friendly and helpful owners."
Gave us useful local information to help with the enjoyment of our stay. Much appreciated.
"Lovely little cottage."
Made to feel very welcome. Perfect for a relaxing break.
"Would rather have a dishwasher than a washing machine"
"A fantastic property in a great location with loads of things to see and do,Bolton Barn is well appointed with all you need for your stay."
"Great location, quiet country spot but handy to all that Kent and most of Surrey have to offer."
Lenham township had all the services a traveler would need. The cottage is spacious and well appointed. The only downside was the lack of wifi which makes it difficult for people from overseas.
"This is my second visit to Bolton Barn and like the first everything was perfect."
The hosts are friendly yet not intrusive. The setting is beautiful. What more is there to say except I hope to be back soon.
"I loved everything about the barn, from the setting, the immediate surroundings and the comforts provided by the owners."
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- All ground floor
- One double bedroom
- Bathroom with bath-shower, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with electric stove.
- Calor gas central heating
- Electric oven, Calor gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat
- Fuel and power inc. in rent.WiFi
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Private patio garden with furniture
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
- Note: Owner has dogs and horses
- Stables and paddocks in field next to cottage
- Note: Two steps up to front door
- Note: Ground is raised in area around French doors
- Note: This property does not have an Electric Car charge facility, the nearest charge point is within 3 miles at the local garage.
Lenham Heath 0.5 miles.
This charming, detached, stone-built barn conversion is around three miles from the market town of Lenham.
Hidden away in the Kent countryside, this lovely rural cottage offers couples a quiet and tranquil break from the hustle and bustle of modern day living.
Very welcoming, this Lenham Heath cottage exudes warmth and character with exposed timbers, stripped floorboards, and a feature stone wall in the sitting room.
There is also a double bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen with dining area, and sitting room with a woodburner-style electric stove and French doors leading outside.
The patio area offers the perfect place for guests to relax and unwind with a cool drink after a day exploring the many historic towns and villages dotted across this part of Kent, or maybe to plan the day ahead over morning coffee.
The numerous bridleways and footpaths that crisscross the fields and meadows are right near by this Lenham Heath cottage, making a walk into this quaint market town a must during your stay.
There is a wide selection of local shops including everything from grocers, bakeries and curiosity and antique shops, tea rooms, and pubs serving excellent food, not forgetting a monthly market with a wealth of local produce to peruse.
Lenham Heath has a lot to offer but if you fancy a day away from rural life, the beautiful city of Canterbury, with its cathedral, theatres and river trips is only a short drive away, or perhaps a day across the Continent appeals?
Venture from Ashford or Dover on the ferry and you can be ordering lunch at a bistro in France in just over an hour!
With so much to do and so many places to visit, this Lenham Heath cottage is a perfect choice at any time of year.
About the location
Ashford 10 miles; Maidstone 11 miles; Canterbury 15 miles
Lenham Heath is a hamlet with a local pub, set in the heart of Kent in very close proximity to the historic villages of Lenham and Charing. Both villages offer a wide range of amenities with several quaint restaurants, pubs and tea rooms serving a good selection of continental and English cuisine, plus you will find an array of local shops selling everything from crafts and antiques to fresh local produce. Lenham Heath is situated at the foot of the North Downs, which is deemed An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Stour Valley Walk passed through Lenham Heath and the North Downs Way passes just over a mile away, so you can follow in the steps of pilgrims along well-signed paths, enjoying beautiful countryside and views on your way to local villages. This location provides excellent transport links via the A20/M20 road motorway network. Lenham and Charing are also well served by mainline rail services to London and the coast, and benefits from high-speed rail services at Ashford, which is ideal for those wishing to access central London in under 35 minutes or international services from, and to, Paris, Brussels, Lille and beyond. Within a short drive are the popular attractions of Leeds Castle, Tenterden Town and steam railway, Pluckley ghost walk, the Hop Farm and the Designer Outlet Village, where you can stock up on discounted designer brands. The larger towns of Maidstone, Canterbury and Rochester offer historic days out. Set in the heart of Kent, Lenham Heath is an ideal base.
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