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Oast Cottage

(Ref. 1068731)

West Peckham near Hadlow, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A truly faultless property to stay in."

    Comfort and facilities were 110%. We have been staying in self-catering properties annually for over 40 years, many of them Sykes cottages, and the standard of this cottage is exceptional and the best we've ever stayed. The owners were perfect hosts, at hand at any time but not intrusive. They have presented this property to perfection.

    We are so pleased that you both had a well deserved relaxing holiday and were able to recharge your batteries! It was great to meet you and know that you really enjoyed your week away. We wish you all the best and maybe one day we'll see you again, even if you're just in the neighbourhood and fancy a cup of tea/more of Danny's home made scones. :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "Charming and confortable cottage"

    Reviewed by Eric4.7Jun 2024

  • "What a fantastic cottage, everything you need for a restful holiday including a dishwasher and a washer/dryer and all set in beautiful surroundings."

    Further afield there are lots to see whether on foot, cycling or by car.

    Lovely to meet you both and glad you were here to see Kent in bloom, as well as enjoy the beautiful colours and gardens in the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2024

  • "This is a fantastic, comfortable, stylish and wonderfully equipped cottage."

    It’s location is fabulous - so tranquil, quiet and surrounded by trees and yet within 5-10 min drive of thriving gastro pubs in beautiful villages or 30 minutes from places like Tunbridge Wells. The local vineyard with panoramic views is also a jewel in the crown. Owners are delightful: helpful but not intrusive. There is a small freezer compartment in the bar fridge ( not listed in the particulars) . The private garden spaces ( front and back) are a delight. Lovely for al fresco coffee or to sit and read. Perfect for R& R - we fully intend to return.

    Hi Claire - it was great to meet you both and we're glad you discovered some of the delights in our part of Kent! Next time I'll provide a list of all our gluten free friendly eateries, including that lovely Danish bakery 20 minutes away. Until then, all the best! Roz and Danny Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2024

  • "Enjoyed our Christmas break friendly and helpful Owners nearby have booked to return in May"

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "A well maintained cottage set in peaceful and beautiful Kent countryside."

    It was a great base to come back to after a days sightseeing . The owners were on hand but not intrusive. I would recommend it as a fantastic get away from it all destination to relax and recharge. Thanks for a wonderful week Roz and Danny.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, spacious and clean property with beautiful grounds in the heart of rural Kent."

    Quiet and dark at night, away from hustle and bustle of urban life. The property had everything we needed for a weeks stay and was very comfortable - bed was very large with good mattress and pillows, sofas well appointed for relaxing read or watching the good TV. Kitchen well equipped and does contain a small freezer above a second fridge aimed at use for drinks, although this is not listed within facilities list. Tranquil lookout over gardens from main living area on both sides of property. Plenty books, DVDs, etc and suggestions for time out. Surrounding countryside beautiful and Tunbridge Wells well worth a visit and meander through independent shops. Went to Kentish Rifleman and had a good meal. Good food shops not far away in local town. Owners live in main property (a double oast house) and were both delightful and helpful. Most of our time was spent with family, but we intend to return for a 'proper' holiday to enjoy the local area fully..

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful week in Oast Cottage."

    The cottage was quiet, spacious and superbly furnished and equiped. Would love to come again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage, In lovely surroundings."

    The kitchen was one of the best equipped we have come across. Thank you to Danny and Roz who were great hosts, (hank you for the pub and coffee shop recommendations). Definitely a great place to stay with lots of places to walk and NT properties to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hosts were very welcoming and friendly, we could not have wished for a better cottage, it was superbly equipped and the gardens were beautiful, we had a most wonderful week, great location, within easy reach of many stunning attractions."

    Mick & Mary

    Thank you so much. Glad you had a great time! Hope you enjoy the runner beans. It was lovely to chat before you left. Take care. Roz and Danny Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break at Oast Cottage, a real home away from home."

    The accommodation was of an exceptionally high standard and so well equipped and spotlessly clean. The hosts were welcoming but not intrusive, and it was a great base to explore the multitude of National Trust properties in the area. We would highly recommend this peaceful property.

    Great to hear that you both had such a good holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again some time in the future. All the best ... Roz and Danny :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, beautifully decorated & furnished with everything you need provided, spotlessly clean and comfortable ."

    Set in a quiet location down a country lane yet close to so many things to see & do. Two pretty gardens filled with flowers, fruit trees, tables & chairs to enjoy eating outside or just relaxing with a good book. We enjoyed every moment of our stay here, thoroughly recommend and wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Thank you very much to Roz & Danny.

    Thank you Cherie - we are really pleased you enjoyed your time at Oast Cottage and loved the gardens with all the flowers. It's a great spot for exploring Kent and we hope you found time to do everything you wanted to! Thanks also for leaving the Cottage immaculately clean. We hope to see you again for another relaxing week in the future. All the best, Roz and Danny Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our second stay at Oast Cottage and another wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was just as beautiful as we remembered and so lovely and clean. The setting is just glorious and our hosts so welcoming and helpful. There is a fantastic choice of National Trust properties to visit in the area and lovely villages to explore. We would love to return to Oast Cottage again.

    It was great to see you both again and we're so pleased you enjoyed another successful week at Oast Cottage. Thanks for your lovely comments. There's always plenty to do here - and some great shows during the summer, such as the Proms at Leeds Castle, music at Hever and vintage fairs at Chiddingstone Castle. Food for thought! Hope to see you again soon and enjoy the rest of your summer. :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Oast cottage, which is situated in a lovely part of Kent to visit the many National Trusts and gardens, with loads of walks from the house itself."

    The house is gorgeous, clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly want, and the owners are lovely. Really hope to come back soon.

    It was lovely to meet you both and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday; especially your visit to the Ashdown Forest - the legendary Hundred Acre Wood of Winnie the Pooh fame. You certainly had glorious weather! Thank you for visiting and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "Oast Cottage is beautifully-presented, comfortable and extremely spacious."

    The owners are welcoming and generous and very happy to give advice on the area. The cottage is in a most peaceful location with lovely walks from the doorstep. There is plenty to see and do, such as visiting houses, castles and gardens, within a short distance,

    Thank you both for staying at Oast Cottage! We are pleased you found so many lovely places to visit. Late spring is a great time to explore the surrounding National Trust gardens, especially in the sunshine. We hope you had an easy journey home and have plenty of happy memories from your Kentish explorations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2023

  • "An absolute delight."

    Cottage is lovely, as are the owners. The cottage had a "wow" clean and such good quality.* 3 smileys re. accuracy of listing.... our thanks to the owners for going the extra mile.......we had a super time seeing our family & visiting friends in SE

    4.7Oct 2022

  • "A lovely quiet spot, the cottage was well presented and equipped."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful and made us feel really welcome. Great running in the woods behind the cottage too.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a perfect cottage in every way - Well equipped comfortable and perfect location with a pub 10 minutes walk."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a fabulous cottage and location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay it was so peaceful and location beautiful. Our hosts were very friendly and informative regarding places to visit. I would strongly recommend Oast Cottage to anyone who needs a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage- one of the best we have stayed in - large and spotlessly clean."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch and we had a great week away.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "Such a beautiful property, with fantastic hosts."

    Had such a lovely time and it was very hard to leave such a lovely location. Everywhere was clean with plently of peace and relaxation. It is definately worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "A quite exquisite lixury cottage which was perfectly described on Sykes."

    Danny and Roz are lovely owners who made us feel really welcome and despite them living across from Oast Cottage we barely saw them other than when Danny would kindly give us something ( Figs from the garden...delicious!). Very peaceful and some lovely walks right from the property. Felt like we were a million miles from the hustle and bustle. Great beer and ambience in the pub on the green in West Peckham village. All in all one of our best hols . Thank you Danny and Roz.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed in lots of self catering cottages and this has got to be one of the best."

    It’s well set up with great cooking facilities. Two beautiful gardens to enjoy. Large comfy bed. The property is light and bright and very spacious. Good dining area, and comfy sofa and chairs. Thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. Lovely friendly owners who have really thought of everything, we had a very relaxing holiday right in the middle of the Kent country side. Definitely 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2022

  • "Oast house cottage really fabulous such high quality, hosts lovely, welcome ..."

    Oast house cottage really fabulous such high quality, hosts lovely, welcome package very welcome would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Adrian & Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Definitely one of the best cottages we have ever stayed at."

    Very well cared for. Nice welcome pack. Friendly owners. Very good walking opportunities and London is also easy to reach.

    Reviewed by Jan Willem5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property - everything you could wish for included."

    Owners very friendly and helpful . Beautiful area for a break.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic property, really enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Allan5.0May 2022

  • "Oast Cottage was a perfect location for our recent holiday in Kent We choose the ..."

    Oast Cottage was a perfect location for our recent holiday in Kent We choose the cottage because it was in an area near various past family connections We revisited places and found new ideas The cottage was extremely comfortable and was spotlessly clean throughout It had a lovely private garden to enjoy a coffee break Definitely a place we would love to return to in future The owners were excellent hosts and made themselves available at all times

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    A wonderful place to relax, enjoy and unwind. If you can drag yourself away from the cottage there are many beautiful places to explore in the area.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely the best property we have stayed in, The owners live next door and kept a eye on us being pensioners, not being nosy I must say, Asked us to keep in touch and come again, given the chance we will."

    Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property in a very nice area."

    Extreemly friendly welcome from the owners and whenever we saw them. Lots of varied footpaths and small country lanes in the area, although the paths were rather muddy when we went.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2021

  • "Oast Cottage is a luxurious and comfortable home in a beautiful, quiet environment."

    The owners are most kind and helpful. Great area for walking. We had a wonderful time, staying in Oast Cottage!

    Reviewed by Marleen5.0Oct 2021

  • "The underfloor heating was wonderful and the super kingsize bed icing on the cake."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have already recommended this beautiful cottage to friends and do so with the utmost confidence."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful, the cottage is delightful, in a tranquil setting and well situated for visiting the Kent countryside and other attractions. Lovely place to relax and recharge your batteries!

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Sep 2021

  • "This has to be the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in."

    Simply perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our first impression when we arrived was “Wow” after a week we have not changed our mind."

    The facilities in the cottage were excellent, it was extremely comfortable and the owners are lovely, helpful, people. Well worth a longer stay than just the week we had. Lots to see round about especially if you are a National Trust member. We especially liked Hever Castle although it’s not in the Trust. We had a lovely day in Tunbridge Wells with a visit to the Pantiles area of the town. All in a a memorable and enjoyable experience from Cottage to area.

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful in lovely private grounds, however travelling further from it means driving on very busy roads."

    We would highly recommend for a wind down break if staying in and arround the village.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely Stunning - far exceeded our expectations and possibly the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The level of detail to the interior and soft furnishings is incredible. Lovely rural location in an idyllic setting, a perfect place to explore the surrounding area. Thank you Roz and Danny for sharing your cottage with us, for the welcome treats and being such welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage, good walking and cycling in the area."

    Just exactly what we needed for a good break

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Oast is a lovely property and makes an excellent base for exploring this part of Kent."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming and we can thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Location and facilities were perfect , beautiful accommodation,perfect for a relaxing break with very friendly owners ."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful setting fabulous decor and soft furnishings."

    lots to do in the area ,A very rural location….. stunning.

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as portrayed in the photos, with oodles of light and space, and two lovely garden areas dedicated to the cottage."

    The owners, Roz and Danny, were approachable and helpful, with advice on places to visit in the area. This part of Kent is a National Trust wonderland and we only managed to visit a few of the possible houses in our time. I arrived at the cottage frazzled and left totally chilled - it was perfect, and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a wonderful stay in this excellent and well equipped cottage."

    It’s a romantic getaway. Thanks very much Roz and Danny, great hosts with tips and info if required. The wine tasting at Yotes Court was well worth doing. Beautiful walks from the cottage. Hope to return. Chris and Rachel, Sheffield

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage refurbished to a very high standard."

    All rooms of good size and well laid out. Fabulous big bed and bedding. Big en-suite bathroom. All rooms are light and airy . The gardens around the property are wonderful. The owners Roz & Danny are wonderful.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great accommodation and beautiful surroundings."

    Just one niggle. The outside decking furniture could have been brushed down. Lots of cobwebs arounds the seats {which I myself brushed away with dustpan and brush provided} and leaves on decking and also cigarette ash left on table and decking from previous guests. All other experiences of Sykes the cottages usually provide a hairdryer. But all in all great place.

    We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and thank you for taking time to share this feedback. Oast Cottage is strictly a no smoking environment and we can only apologise that one of our guests has chosen to smoke outside the property. We will be checking for this regularly. Spiders in the garden are plentiful in the heart of the countryside, especially at this time of year, but we'll be extra vigilant for unwanted webs on the patio! A hairdryer and shaving plug have now been added to the extensive list of items available to make sure our guests have the best of times when they stay with us. Thanks once again and we hope to see you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian Joseph5.0Jun 2021

  • "Oast Cottage is a lovely place to say."

    It is a beautiful cottage equipped with everything you need for a quiet and relaxing stay. The cottage is located in beautiful surroundings, with great local walks and lots of places to visit nearby. The owners where really friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2021

  • "Oast Cottage is spacious and everything is a high standard and excellent quality."

    It is set in the lovely garden of the Oast house. I do not know what could better for a relaxing break for two people. Many thanks to the hosts.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2021

  • "The owners left some delicious treats (juice, biscuits and crisps) which were locally made."

    A lovely, welcoming touch! The accommodation was perfect for a peaceful break from a busy life. It was spotlessly clean and had everything one would need to make a very comfortable stay. It was the perfect location for local tourist attractions and walks.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One super-king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas under floor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Dedicated outdoor bike store
  • Front garden with box hedges and benches
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawned area and decking with bistro seating
  • BBQ
  • Outside wood burner
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Please note: You can browse your favourite apps on Smart TV and find terrestrial programmes on BBC iPlayer, All4 & ITV Hub

The property

This converted period cottage rests on the historic grounds of a 19th century roundel oast and hops barn, within easy walking distance of West Peckham village and its pub on the Green - recently used as a filming location for the cosy family TV drama 'The Larkins'.

Tastefully refurbished, Oast Cottage offers you the perfect setting for rambling, cycling and exploring the heart of the Kent Weald, with a host of designated quiet lanes and rambling routes – including the Greensand Way.

It’s a romantic haven for couples looking to discover a countryside getaway to the South of England.

This luxury home-away-from-home presents a lovely entrance, boasting a south facing sunny courtyard garden with quaint formal box hedges and a patio with benches - the perfect spot to start the day with your morning cup of coffee.

Inside, find a wealth of character through exposed beams and a beautiful open-plan living space, offering a hand painted and well-equipped kitchen, sociable dining area and lounge space in front of bright bi-folding doors which can be thrown open onto private decking, rambling roses, honeysuckle and an orchard of local Kent Russets.

Prepare your best home cooking for a date night on the dining table over a bottle of wine from West Peckham’s own vineyard and relax before curling up on the sofa to watch your favourite movie on the Smart TV.

Continuing to impress is an inviting super-king-size bedroom, benefiting from zip/link features and an en-suite bathroom, fitted with a sumptuous bath, overhead shower, heated towel rail, and washer/dryer, you’ll feel as warm as toast with under floor heating throughout.

Also on the ground floor is a handy cloakroom and boot room where you can quickly freshen up when returning from your exciting days out.

Oast Cottage makes a great base from which to take in the tranquil surroundings in the heart of Kent, it’s a marvellous rural destination where ramblers will delight in the chance to roam through bluebell woods or nearby strawberry fields of Wimbledon fame, and stroll over to the Swan on the Green: a welcoming microbrewery and gastro pub in the centre of West Peckham where you can enjoy an evening meal accompanied by craft ales.

If you're a wine lover, simply walk over to Yotes Court Vineyard to sample their range of sustainable sparkling wine including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Divico; or if wine doesn't take your fancy, walk around the corner to Downderry Lavender Farm to try their homemade ice cream and bring back some lavender oil for a relaxing bath.

For keen cyclists, Oast Cottage is a cycling paradise, with winding country roads, quiet lanes and glorious views - take a trip alongside the river and through pretty villages dotted with Oast houses and country pubs before cycling home for a well deserved drink (having safely locked your bike in a dedicated outdoor bike store).

Discover several National Trust properties nearby including the Great Hall at Ightham Mote, the Sackville-West’s home at Knole Park with its herds of deer and a range of castles including Hever, Leeds and Scotney, or treat yourself to a relaxing day at one of the nearby leisure facilities such as David Lloyd Tennis and Fitness Club in Kings Hill and Poult Wood Golf Club.

For a truly unique experience, immerse yourself in culture in the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells for an evening of theatre, fine art, independent boutiques, tearooms and cinema, or chill out during their jazz festival in the summer months.

Meanwhile, nearby historical Tonbridge is a fascinating market town with a plethora of amenities, swimming and water sports, providing direct train access to central London (well within an hour) for a memorable day trip to the capital.

When you’ve finished exploring make the most of returning to the peaceful tranquillity of Oast Cottage and enjoy sitting out on the rear decking, dining alfresco in the evening sunshine or enjoy a picnic on the lawn under the established apple trees in this unique rural setting.

Make memories with your loved ones at Oast Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Tonbridge 3.5 miles; Royal Tunbridge Wells 8.5 miles; Maidstone 10.6 miles

The Medway valley village of Hadlow is a historic conservation area in the borough of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, where the glistening River Medway and River Bourne flows along either side. The village is home to several shops, pubs, a restaurant, hairdressers and library, as well as an ancient church. The area is surrounded by Kent countryside, with access to central London and the South Coast, offering a variety of holiday options including Tonbridge market town, the vibrant county of Kent, and exciting town of Maidstone. Hadlow is a lovely quiet base for a memorable holiday with loved ones.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas