Holiday Cottage in Goudhurst, Kent
from £385 pwSleeps 4
This charming stable conversion has been cleverly converted leaving some wonderful features, such as the original stable door. Although Bluecoats is a two bedroom property, it has a luxurious country home feel and would sit quite comfortably in any Homes and Gardens feature. Cleverly arranged accommodation, with the open plan living area being upstairs, means evenings will be enjoyed in this stunning room with high ceilings and views across the garden. Downstairs, both bedrooms have en suite as well as direct access to the decking and garden. A lovely place to enjoy a morning coffee before getting ready to explore all that this delightful area has to offer.
Goudhurst village is memorable with its church high on the hill and the village green complete with duck pond and thriving local shops, pubs and restaurants. From Bluecoats you can walk across the Finchcocks and Scotney estates and maybe pop into the museum to see the unique collection of early pianos. Sissinghurst Castle and Scotney Castle are both nearby as well as Bedgebury Pinetum so there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful gardens and walks that abound in this lovely area of South East England.
All in all, this enchanting holiday cottage won't disappoint at any time of year!
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Bluecoats: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, 2 en suite. Outside patio area. Parking for 2 cars only.
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size bed, en-suite with bath with overhead shower.
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2). En suite with large walk in shower.
Utility room - washing machine and tumble dryer, separate freezer. Bicycle storage
Open plan kitchen/dining room , with table seating 4, includes fridge, hob cooker, microwave, dishwasher.
TV with DVD player.
Outside decking area (non slip) with garden furniture.
Parking for 2 cars only
Bluecoats is a delightful house in Goudhurst, one of the prettiest villages in the Weald of Kent, with charming period cottages overlooking a village pond with a fountain and friendly ducks. The winding village high street leads up to St Mary's Church which dates back to the 12th century and Henry I, and overlooks excellent village shops including Hartley Dyke Farmshop, tearooms, restaurants , pubs and antique shops.
The village is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and you can enjoy many walks onto Scotney Castle estate or into Finchcocks, a fine Georgian manor house, now well known as a Music Museum and where it is even possible to play some of the beautiful antique instruments. The white cowls of Finchcocks Oast and the Music Museum are clearly visible in the distance as you head downhill out of Goudhurst.
This area of Kent is renowned for its vineyards, several of which are open to the public for tours and visits, and even the odd tasting as well. The beautiful Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is just 10 miles away with its stunning architecture, excellent shopping centre and of course you can take in the health-giving spring water that the town is renowned for.
Visit the historic town of Cranbrook. In spite of its small size, Cranbrook has a great deal to offer the visitor. The narrow medieval streets are lined with pretty old houses, every one different from its neighbour. There is a wide range of shops, a butchers, no less than six churches, pubs and restaurants, an excellent town museum, and the wonderful Union Mill, the tallest and finest working smock mill in England.
There are many things to do in the area from visiting the National Trust's fairy-tale castle at nearby Scotney Castle or the wonderful gardens of Sissinghurst Castle, to exploring nearby Bedgebury Pinetum, with its extensive walks, visitor centre and world renowned conifer collection. For the more adventurous, Bedgebury also offers challenging mountain-bike trails, and Go-Ape, the exciting zip line and treetop walk experience. Bewl Water, also within a few miles, offers cycling, power boating, water sports, and hydroballing and more, or choose to bike or walk the 13 mile track that laps this family-friendly reservoir.
Bedgebury Forest and National Park is only 30 minutes' drive away, which is a stunning area of natural beauty and has miles of walks and cycling paths, including 'Go Ape,' a hugely fun activity where you can swing through the trees. Nearby Bewl water is the largest area of inland water in the South-East. If you are a water sports enthusiast, this is the place to visit with lots of activities including sailing, canoeing and wind-surfing. Bowles Outdoor Centre is situated just 20 minutes away where you can learn to rock climb, build rafts and even ski on the 2 dry ski slopes.
A visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells is a must. It's a very attractive town with great shopping facilities. It was established as a spa town in Georgian times and was very popular under Richard (Beau) Nash when the Pantiles and its chalybeate spring attracted visitors who wanted to try the waters. Nowadays, it is a pleasant place to wander, admire the architecture and visit its antique shops and cafes. Great for those who love shopping too! Rye is 40 minutes away, Lewes (50 minutes), Brighton about an hours drive and all are well worth a visit. Trains to London Bridge leave from Paddock Wood Station (20 mins away) and take just under an hour.
For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website. http://www.mulberrycottages.com/things-to-do/kent/
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