- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
53 Customer Reviews
"Everything was as advertised, the owners were very helpful without being obtrusive."
Both properties warm and comfortable. Although the weather was a bit wet, we were able to get out and about to amuse ourselves. Tenterden is a place to visit, lovely little town with plenty of amenities. The only complaint was the holiday was over to soon. Thankyou, may see you again.
"We had a wonderful stay here for a family birthday celebration."
The house is beautiful and cosy. Very clean and lovely touches like the welcome hamper and toiletries.
"We had a great time at Harbourne Oast for our family reunion."
It is located in a quiet location and close to Tenterden, by car, and vineyards Kent has got to offer. The cottage is perfect for a large group since you would not feel too crammed due to plenty of space. The cottage is perfectly equipped from kitchen utensils to household items. The fire place in the lounge is a bonus that will make your evenings extra special. The hosts, Zoe and Matt, made us feel very welcome but non intrusive.
"Absolutely perfect holiday property - ideal for our family get together and birthday celebration."
Lovely location and excellent accommodation and facilities that really loved up to expectations. Friendly hosts who were very kind and provided a nice welcome hamper. Everyone absolutely loved their stay.
"Harbourne Oast is a beautiful, traditional Oast house on a working farm."
We had the most special time here together as a family, helped by the perfect setting. A very cosy property, accurately listed, made a perfect venue for our family get together. The kitchen is very well equipped and the welcome hamper was a really thoughtful touch. The bathrooms come complete with complimentary toiletries and plenty of towels. The water is lovely and hot and the beds very comfortable.
"Cottage as described on the website."
It is a old building which has been nicely converted but obviously doesn't have all the mod-cons of a modern house such as en-suite bathrooms for each bedroom. The lighting in the kitchen is poor over the stove when you are cooking but it is a nice big kitchen and the view over the garden and the lake is lovely. The separate annexe is a modern building and is very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were welcoming and very helpful and overall it was a very good stay.
"The accommodation and setting was perfect for our needs (a family reunion) and we could not fault a thing."
Would definitely book again if the need arose and would recommend to others.
"A lovely home for a family reunion, setting idyllic with the pond and surrounding countryside Very close to Rye and Tenterden for days out, can recommend the Hoof and Hook in Tenterden for lunch."
A couple of minor maintenance issues which were dealt with immediately
"The property was lovely and very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay there very much."
Beautiful peaceful setting and lots to do in the area. The local town was wonderful, lots of English Heritage and National Trust properties to visit in the area, as well as lovely gardens and vineyards. Would recommend.
"A really beautiful & unusual place to stay, including two round bedrooms in the oast itself."
Lovely sitting room & kitchen, beautiful dining room with windows on either side. Stunning gardens full of flowers, & many places to sit outside. We sat out every night & looked at the pond. Our granny loved the Grannex, the smart (& spacious) one bedroom annex. Fun to see the cows on the drive in; rural, but a short drive into Tenterden.
"This is a fabulous property located in a beautiful spot."
The garden over looking the pond is to die for, and many hours were spent looking at the ducks. Our party were all used to farm noises but I guess some people might find cows mooing early in the morning annoying. Tenterden just down the road is a lovely shopping area with a wide range of shops. A very enjoyable stay and our Canadian friends were over the moon.
"A very good holiday."
The house and Granex were perfect for us. We were a family group of 11 spread across 3 generations. The house was comfortable and very well equipped. Zoe and Matthew were good especially when we had a power cut caused by a broken telegraph pole. Oddly added to the fun of the holiday. A couple of the children are keen to return at some time. Rod
"We had a wonderful stay at Harbourne Oast ."
The house is lovely with everything we needed and very well maintained . The generous welcome pack was very much appreciated . The house is in a beautiful situation and we had lovely weather enabling us to sit outside and enjoy the pond and ducks . Many thanks .
"Such a fantastic venue for a family get together."
A beautiful house, very well equipped. Fantastic grounds. We loved sitting out by the pond in the afternoon. The annexe was a real bonus for my Mum to have some privacy and space away from the noise of 5 grandchildren. Lovely owners. Faultless :)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the location was perfect for us to access lots of interesting places, we certainly saw that as a major plus to this property."
The website description could do with a bit of clarification to better describe the layout. For us it wasn't an issue but a floorplan or clearer layout info might benefit people making their choice. Absolutely full of old world charm, so nice to see a barn and oast house conversion that has retained as much originality as possible, so many places are over-renovated and sanitised, Harbourne Oast strikes a beautiful balance of character with sympathetic modernisation. Very happy with everything during our stay, warm, comfortable, spacious, well equipped and a great range of facilities in a lovely location.
"This was a lovely house for our group - 8 adults and 4 children - for the weekend."
A great space to relax and a good sized kitchen. Lovely walks/runs around the area. We loved it! (Also check out the rare breeds centre nearby if you have small children.)
"A fabulous property in a wonderful location."
Small touches are appreciated and overall outstanding. Will return.
"We booked the property for a family gathering of 12 people including two toddlers."
We all loved the property there was a perfect amount of space for socialising between the kitchen and living room and landing area. The rooms were very spacious and we were able to fit travel cots in them. The hosts were very kind and left us a welcome basket with lots of things including eggs, bread, jam. Plenty of toiletries were provided in the bathrooms. The only very small issue we had (only relevant for people putting young children to sleep earlier) was that the stairs leading up to the bedroom were so creaky it woke up our toddler everytime we went up, but clearly we have a light sleeper!
"Wonderful property, perfect for our group get together."
The annexe is so handy too, we felt so comfortable and at home. All the rooms are well equipped and nicely decorated, the kitchen is a great space for socialising while cooking away. Couldn't fault this place, the location is excellent and we loved the animals nearby. We can't wait to come back soon!
"We all had a lovely stay in a beautiful property with helpful owners."
The rooms were very cosy despite its size and there was lots of space to sit, eat and watch tv together. It was perfect for three families of 12 adults, who have holidayed together every October half term for 20 years. As you can imagine we’ve stayed in lots of properties and this was one of the best.
"A wonderful home, allowing us to celebrate a special birthday with our children and grandchildren."
Beautiful gardens on all sides and plenty of wildlife to entertain the children. Apologies if any of the ducks need to go on a diet! Situated in an ideal location which makes it easy to explore this wonderful part of Kent.
"Excellent accommodation great location relaxed environment really enjoyed our stay"
"We enjoyed our stay at Harbourne Oast."
Zoe and Dan were very helpful, and promptly answered any queries that arose. Be aware of the steep steps to two of the bedrooms - not so good for some of our party. The dining room was fantastic, with a view of the pond and the ever entertaining ducks. Great outdoor space with two pretty gardens. Our only misgiving was the late check in time of 5pm coupled with a very early check out time of 9am. We felt we lost half a day of our holiday. Other than that we would highly recommend a stay here.
"A lovely property with fabulous outside space and we were blessed with fantastic weather."
Zoe was very welcoming and helpful, we had a great time.
"The only down side is the time at which we were allowed to entre the property, 5 o'clock on arrival and departure was 9 in the morning."
Not great times if you have small children, or in our case an elderly relative as they can not be rushed.
"Lovely place and picturesque location everything we needed for our stay"
"The Oast house was more than I could have imagined."
Although we were a party of 12, there was ample room and it never felt crowded. Everything you could possibly need was provided, there was also a welcome pack including bread, milk and eggs supplied. Zoe and Matt are great hosts and readily available, I can’t recommend this property enough.
"Excellent accomodation & location."
"We had a great weekend at Harbourne Oast."
The property was lovely, clean and well-equipped. The location was wonderful, on a working farm with lots of countryside walks on the doorstep. We were able to walk to local towns/villages for a pub lunch! Would highly recommend.
"Lovely cottage, warm , clean and fully equipped."
We had a wonderful time with our family and friends celebrating my sons and husband’s birthday. Perfect place if you want to unwind or simply have more space to celebrate a birthday. Annex is a bonus as my older daughter and her friend had some time for themselves without younger kids. Would highly recommend and we will be back. Thank you Zoe !
"We had a wonderful time at the Oast."
A very characterful property with space for all and a quirky annexe too. Rooms were of a very good size with comfy beds and tv’s in most. The kitchen had everything you would need along with a well stocked welcome basket of treats along with local eggs and milk in the fridge. The lounge felt very homely and the views onto the pond were lovely. The hosts have gone above and beyond with little touches such as fragranced hand wash/shampoo/ and conditioner in the bathrooms to dishwasher tablets/kitchen roll and a selection of tea/coffee and coffee pods for the Nespresso machine. Would highly recommend this property and we look forward to returning soon. Thank you so much for allowing us to use the Oast for our annual weekend away.
"We had a fantastic weekend at Harbourne Oast for our friends' reunion."
It was the perfect base for exploring the nearby countryside (and pubs :) ). The house itself is a work of art - loads of character and also incredibly comfortable. The kitchen and lounge (with really nice fireplace) are both brilliant social spaces. The house was very well-equipped with all sorts of things for making the stay comfortable and easy. Also, the hosts were extremely hospitable and there were loads of really nice, little extra and welcoming touches all around the house and garden. Perfect Kent holiday!
"Our family of 12 stayed together at Harbourne Oast for a weekend."
The accommodation is very comfortable and very well equipped. The outside area is also beautiful and well equipped with tables and seating. Even on a day of torrential rain we were entertained by the ducks and the heron! The annexe is a dream - fully equipped with a large bedroom and very comfortable lounge. Obviously, because the main house is some 150 years old there are steep stairs. It was great for our family to all meet up in the most relaxing of properties.
"An excellent venue, sensitively managed."
Extra signage outside farmhouse would prevent disturbance to farmer by guests
"Great farm /barn stay experience without milking Cows and sheep."
"Zoe and Matthew were very friendly and welcoming hosts."
Nothing too much trouble. The setting is superb, and within easy reach of lots of attractions, as well as cycle, walking routes and lovely places to eat.
"It was a brilliant stay Zoe and Matthew were very accommodating Will definitely visit again"
"Harbourne Oast is an absolute gem nestled in the Kent countryside, with beautiful views in every direction and a gorgeous pond with 4 delightful ducks and a school of fish."
It is conveniently located near to Tenterden, which is a charming market town and there are plenty of places to visit nearby, including Camber Sands, which is only a 1/2 hr drive. From the moment we arrived our hosts made every effort to ensure we had what we needed to enjoy our stay. Everything about the facilities has been well thought through. As a family of 10 - 4 kids (ages 1-8) 4 parents and 2 grandparents - we wanted somewhere that could support differing needs. The Annexe or “Grannexe”, was a particularly excellent feature. Allowing grandparents a haven from the noise of the kids, while being a destination of choice most mornings tor the little ones to acquire a second breakfast! Great memories have been made and will be cherished for many years to come. A few of words of caution, this is an historic house, so comes with many of the features one might expect, such as some very creaky floorboards and doors. Also, if you are taller than 5.11, watch your head on some of the low door frames! For any older guests and/or those with mobility issues, the annexe is perfect. Beautifully presented and perfectly apportioned. The main house proved a little difficult for my mother to access at first, however, Matthew swiftly constructed a wooden step to allow her to be able to join us for family meals in the fantastic kitchen and dining areas! This was hugely appreciated and indicative of the lengths to which our hosts went to ensure we were comfortable. One final note, the 9am checkout (due to COVID) is a little challenging, so would recommend packing the night before! The pictures online really don’t do it justice, has it to be seen. All in all would highly recommend!
"Harbourne Oast is a beautiful house and annexe."
The facilities are first class. It is in a wonderful location. The pond with its fish and birds just make it a perfect place to relax. Everything is well furnished and maintained. Zoe and Mathew are great hosts. I will have no hesitation in going back to their wonderful house.
"Last minute booking for 4 families to get together."
Everyone was happy with the property and surroundings. Property is clean and with extra cleaning due to pandemic. The communication to the owner was nice and easy! Plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area, and its big enough for you to stay in and chill out. We managed to do sky watching during our stay, we saw shooting stars and the Milky-way! This was really an additional to our holiday! My hubby and I get to stay at the Annex, it is not linked to the main barn, but not far away! Its good to have our own little space with quiet and peace. Most of beds are really comfortable. One thing I need to mention is that we were not left enough coffee capsules, only 10. Yes, there are some instant coffee sachets, could be nice to supply more capsules, at least one per person per day. Nor enough dish washer tablets, or washing machine detergent supplied. They are minor, but would be perfect if we would not have to buy our own.
"The house was amazing had a fantastic time with all the family made extra ..."
The house was amazing had a fantastic time with all the family made extra special as we had been in lockdown for 3 months
"Harbourne Oast is an amazing house to stay in, it has a large kitchen, and a separate dining room, both with large tables to seat a house full comfortably."
The dining room has floor to ceiling windows on both sides, the view of the pond to one side and the view of the Kent countryside through the other window a really lovely place to sit, eat and chat. The living room also large enough for a house full to sit comfortably with the fire going and board games to play it was perfect. The other amazing thing is the location, about a mile to the nearest shop, but feels very remote, all we could hear was farm animals and very little light pollution too. I stayed at the Oast with a group of friends to celebrate my 50th birthday, I would do it all again if I could and stay at Harbourne Oast again. My friends also all enjoyed their stay.
"The house was beautiful - lovely décor and provided everything we needed."
The location was great - a good base. The atmosphere was amazing. The pond was a good feature. The welcome food basket and the information folder was extremely well thought out and planned.
"My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Harbourne Oast."
It's an amazingly picturesque and relaxing location, bustling with wildlife. The cottage itself was well maintained and well equipped for a party of nine, and the hosts were helpful and responsive. All in all we had a lovely time and would definitely consider returning.
"Beautiful property with great facilities"
"It was a lovely house and the owner was very helpful we would go back when all ..."
It was a lovely house and the owner was very helpful we would go back when all the family need to get together and would tell anyone about it
"Wonderful house in a lovely secluded location."
No traffic noise which was much appreciated. Loved the house, facilities, grounds..... The owners were very friendly which is a huge bonus. We'll be back!!
"The place is amazing and the check in and check out went extremely smoothly."
the place is well kept and its location is perfect for easy walks and being surrounded by nature. The only issue was the insulation of noise of the property where you could hear noises from the next rooms, but to be honest, this would not be off putting for us to come back. Our friends and us had an amazing time and would really like to go back to the place, we liked it so much!
Owners were welcoming and helpful. We all loved it. Had a great time seeing the New Year in.
"We booked Harbourne Oast for a hen party and had a fabulous time!"
The cottage looks just like the pictures, and there was a welcome pack of bread, milk, tea, cereal etc waiting for us on arrival. Zoe also unpacked our online food order for us when it arrived early! And they also kindly popped over late one evening to look at the heating controls for us. Overall a great weekend in a wonderful location! Thank you!
"The Oast house was absolutely stunning and immaculate throughout."
The owner was very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away and will definitely be returning.
"We were a party of nine."
Everybody thought it was a great place to stay, in a lovely situation. It was evident that the family running the business had put their heart and soul into making it a really homely and comfortable property for visitors. We plenty to do, notably Great Dixter
"Really beautiful house, very well equiped."
Lovely and very helpful owners.
- Harbourne Oast: Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground-floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
- Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Kitchen with breakfast table
- Dining room
- Sitting room with woodburning stove. The Grannex: All-ground-floor
- One king-size double bedroom with single sofa bed and TV
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area, breakfast bar and sitting area
- Harbourne Oast: Oil central heating and woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Ample off-road parking
- Surrounding garden with lawns and patio with furniture and unfenced pond
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub within 1 mile
- Note: Children to be supervised when outside due to unfenced pond
- Note: En-suite bathroom accessed up wooden steps, care must be taken
- This property charges a £500 Good Housekeeping Bond
- Please note: extra charges will apply should you charge your electric car at the property
- The Grannex: Oil central heating
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Ample off-road parking
- Lawn, patio and decking with furniture, barbecue and unfenced pond
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub within 1 mile
- Note: Unfenced pond in garden, children must be supervised
- Please note: this property has a late check in time of 4pm
Combining two delectable dwellings of a barn conversion and an accompanying annexe, Harbourne Oast is a welcoming base for groups of friends and families wishing to holiday together in this scenic area of Kent.
Resting on the outskirts of St Michael, these properties are ideal for those seeking a tranquil base, while never being far from the excitement.
Sitting amongst the owner’s working farm, step inside the main house of Harbourne Oast to find a spacious spot with brimming with exposed beams along with many other characterful features, making it a true delight of a dwelling.
Spend some time in the sitting room, relaxing amidst the woodburning stove in one of the many plush seating arrangements around the room with a good book in hand for a quiet evening indoors, or spend time all together around the dining table with a board game.
The dining table offers delightful views over your own pond through the floor-to-ceiling windows, making a wondrous backdrop to any celebratory occasion, with a hearty meal placed at the centre of the table with all the essentials of the kitchen assisting you on your self-catered stay.
Two of the bedrooms within the main property are uniquely round in shape, while the master king-size bedroom is accessed up its own staircase and has its own superb en-suite facilities; with two further king-size bedrooms, one being on the ground floor, alongside a double and a twin, you can ensure everyone has a snug spot to rest at the end of an action-packed day.
‘The Grannex’ also hosts an array of wonder, perfect for a couple to escape for some quiet quality time together.
The annexe boasts a glorious open-plan living space which is home to a kitchen area holding a modest selection of useful utensils to concoct a romantic meal for two to be enjoyed at the dining area at the centre of the room.
Snuggle down into the sofa at the end of your day with a classic film on the television, before retreating to the king-size bed to catch up on your rest ahead of your next fun-filled day back with all of the family.
Enjoy time together in the garden, with a pond at its centre encompassed by a large lawn, it’s a great spot to dine alfresco in the summer months.
The surrounding area of the property is idyllic and ideal for leisurely strolls to make the most of the natural settings of St Michaels, however slightly further afield you can find Ashford, a town full of excitement with a wide range of shops and eateries to explore, a museum explaining the enticing history of the area, a golf club, a play area and much more to entertain all ages.
Be sure to venture into the High Weald AONB to uncover spectacular scenery, with a plethora of pretty picnic spots to make the most of when you’re not dining in one of the delicious eateries near the cottage.
Harbourne Oast and its annexe are perfect for your family escape to this scenic area of Kent.
Little Harbourne Farm
Two quirky, rustic barn conversions resting on the owner's working farm amid the wonderful countryside of Kent, just outside of the High Weald AONB. Both converted to a warming standard yet sympathetically retaining their original wooden beams, both of these wooden clad holiday homes offer ideal accommodation for families, couples and friends to come together and enjoy the wonders of the South East. The Grannex provides light and welcoming open-plan living for two people to enjoy, a peaceful hideaway away from the bustling Harbourne Oast cottage which accommodates up to 10 people in heart-warming fashion. The area surrounding both properties offers a number of lovely seating areas, you can take a quiet moment to yourself or spend some quality time enjoying the sun with the accompaniment of your loved ones and the duck pond abounding in wildlife to sit and watch. Little Harbourne Farm is on cycle route 18 for the more energentic and does sit close to the welcoming village of St Michael's, it offers a couple of pubs and shops as well as a selection of takeaways. Nearby is the characterful town of Tenterden, its main street is laced with stunning half-timbered buildings which play host to a wide range of places to shop, eat and drink as well as a fascinating museum and a golf club. Avid ramblers and cyclists can make the most of the nearby High Weald AONB and the Kent Downs AONB slightly further afield, both are glorious landscapes in such a scenic part of England. The south coast is also within reach and promises a memorable trip to the seaside.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.
About the location
ST MICHAELS, KENT
Tenterden 1 mile; Ashford 11 mile; Maidstone 17.5 miles
St Michaels sits as a suburb of Tenterden in Kent, resting on the northeast edge of the High Weald AONB. This welcoming village provides a couple of pubs and shops along with a couple of takeaways. It provides access to the wonder of countryside and coastline that abounds the local area. Just one mile away is the stunning town of Tenterden, its High Street is lined with charming half-timber buildings hosting a range of different shops, pubs and restaurants, it is also home to a golf club. Nearby is the glorious High Weald AONB, a landscape of breath-taking countryside with a number of manors dotted around. Two popular nearby towns include Maidstone and Ashford, providing a wide variety of amenities along with some fine architecture and many attractions to keep you occupied. The south coast is also reachable by car, the stunning port town of Folkstone is the closest place of note with its well-known Harbour Arm and sandy beach.