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Hexden Lea

Rolvenden, Kent
Original Cottages

This property is managed by our sister brand Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Parking on site / nearby
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Romantic
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Working farm
Increased accessibility
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • Homely, countryside hideaway with farmland views for couples or small families
  • Delightful, open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, comfy sofas and garden-leading French doors
  • Decked area with furniture and BBQ plus furnished summer house with tranquil views

Property code: OC-TN612

This delightful home from home is a perfect base for a peaceful rural getaway in the Kent countryside, with views over the owner’s neighbouring sheep farm so you can watch wildlife from the comfort of your sitting room or outdoor decked area. Located near Rolvenden village, you’re surrounded by nature to enjoy but not far from the local pub (1 mile) for refreshments. Discover spectacular sites like the historic Pashley Manor Gardens or Bodiam Castle, which you can get to by steam railway from Tenterden (4.5 miles). Fancy a beach day? Camber Sands (13.5 miles) has lovely dunes and offers water sports like kitesurfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Alternatively, visit the historic, picturesque town of Rye (10 miles), where cobbled streets are lined with unique shops, cafes and pubs.

Climb two steps - handrails included - into this bungalow that starts with an open-plan living area. Stylish tiles cover the floor (benefiting from underfloor heating), while large French doors lead to the decked area, which offers relaxing farmland views. The sitting area is lovely and comfortable with an armchair and a sofa (which is a sofa bed that can be used for an extra child) facing the Smart TV and wood burner-effect electric fire. There’s also a small bookshelf for your enjoyment. The kitchen has contemporary white units, a window and a round dining table for four. The king-size bedroom benefits from French doors leading directly to the decked area for al fresco relaxation. Finally, the property has a stylish, fully-tiled wet room with the added luxury of underfloor heating.

Make more memories on the decked area, which has railings, a coffee table and chairs, and a charcoal BBQ. Steps with handrails lead down to the secured lawned garden, where you’ll find a summerhouse with a sofa, an armchair and many windows showcasing meadow views.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 wet room with shower and WC
  • Induction hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot
  • Underfloor heating throughout plus small wood burner-effect electric heater
  • 40" Smart TV with DVD
  • Decked area with railings, furniture and charcoal BBQ; steps with handrails down to secured garden with lawn and furnished summer house
  • Private parking
  • On a working farm
  • Sleeps 2 + 1 with sofa bed for an additional child only
  • Note: there may be some road noise outside of this property but no noise can be heard from the inside
  • Pub 1 mile, shop 2 miles, beach 14 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Sarah Powell

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard, 21st April 2024

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Lovely location excellent views. Very comfortable and hosts really helpful and the cottage very well equipped . A delightful holiday.

Reviewed by Maynard, 10th April 2024

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Reviewed by Lynn, 6th March 2024

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Booked this for my parents for a weekend away as a birthday celebration. They both came back Very happy and had nothing but good things to say. Mums comment was i want to live there with the donkeys Dad said it really is a home from home, they had thought of everything. Might book myself for a little weekend there now. Thank you!!

Reviewed by Digna, 4th January 2024

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Reviewed by Dennis, 9th November 2023

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Lovely property, very well equipped. Owners very helpful. Donkeys amusing and love to be fed. Hope to return soon.

Reviewed by Karl, 15th October 2023

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Reviewed by Antony, 17th September 2023

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Hexden Lea had everything we were looking for. The setting is beautiful and the owners are very nice and helpful. The two resident donkeys, Reggie and Ronnie, gave us a rapturous welcome and became good friends. The property is situated In a good location for exploring the Kent countryside or for chilling-out and relaxing.

Reviewed by Kirsty, 2nd September 2023

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We will definitely be returning, me and my 9 year old had the best time. The Owners were lovely and the donkeys were ever so friendly.

Reviewed by Hannah, 19th August 2023

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Lovely spacious property, perfect for 2 people. Beautiful countryside views, lots of things to see and do nearby. Very comfortable, everything you could need with the added bonuses of your own private garden and summer house, perfect for relaxing. Lovely welcoming hosts. The donkeys are very friendly and lots of birds and rabbits to watch.

Reviewed by Megan, 3rd August 2023

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Lovely little cottage with a wonderful view, and a comfortable little summerhouse for cooler evenings. Everything was spotless, well-equipped and very comfortable. Information was very helpful re places to go and places to eat out. Oh, and the donkeys were delightful and watching all the different birds on the bird feeder just outside. A very calmRead moreing holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Norman, 22nd July 2023

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Just returned home from a wonderful week at Hexden lea .we didnt have the best weather however that didnt spoil a great week. it has a good size garden and the summer house was a bonus in the rain showers. This a well placed cottage for visiting all of Kent and the Sussex coast. good food and drink nearby . The hosts Margaret and Bertie were very fRead moreriendly and always available but not intrusive . nice welcome pack milk in the fridge and tea and coffee supplied The donkeys Reggie and Ronnie are a delight. letting you know if they decided it was carrot apple and banana time .very friendly and gentle .The cottage was spotlessly clean and a full range of appliances available. WE WILL BE BACK Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 15th July 2023

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Well appointed cottage with everything we needed. Plenty of local places to visit.

Reviewed by Brian, 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Colwyn, 6th July 2023

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Reviewed by Geraldine, 22nd May 2023

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Donkeys and new born lambs, and very friendly hosts, what more could you want? This lovely holiday home has delightful views over the countryside and is extremely well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The surrounding Kent countryside is lovely, and with so many National Trust and other houses and gardens within very easy reach anRead mored the coast not far away its location is perfect. I had such a relaxing time and hope to return in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy, 1st May 2023

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Perfect location to explore Kent and East Sussex. Comfortable and well equipped property with lovely views of the countryside. Donkeys Ronnie and Reggie were an extra treat!

Reviewed by Michael, 30th April 2023

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Booked this cottage very late as we couldnt make up our minds where to visit. It was a lovely property and owners lived next door. They were very helpful. Many National Trust Properties in the area. Also Cranburook Museum as very good Added bonus were the 2 donkeys in the field. They came each morning for a slice of brown bread

Reviewed by Andrea, 19th December 2022

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I really enjoyed my week at Hexden Lea. The cottage was private, well-equipped, spacious, warm, and light. Patio doors in the lounge and bedroom had stunning countryside views that I never tired of. I enjoyed feeding the donkeys, Ronnie and Reggie, and using the provided binoculars to watch birds at bird feeders in the nearby tree. The hosts were fRead moreriendly and helpful but not intrusive. Lovely people! Hide

Reviewed by Roswitha, 16th October 2022

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Wonderful location, warm welcome with tea table set, even milk in the fridge, friendly and helpful owners; we will come back Looking forward to seeing the donkeys, our neighbours, again

Reviewed by Jane, 10th October 2022

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Reviewed by Darwin, 1st September 2022

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We found everything more than satisfactory during our stay. The scenery and the peaceful location were outstanding as were our hosts. The cottage has a separate annex for listening to music, ready, doing yoga or whatever you wish. The two donkeys, Reggie and Ronnie made every day for us. They loved our carrots! Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Geoff & Prue, 9th August 2022

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Reviewed by Sue, 10th July 2022

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Hexden Lea is a gem of a property with lovely owners - there when you need them but not obtrusive. Quality fittings & very well equipped. Little things mattered like - plenty of hangers, hooks on the back of doors & very clear instructions for recycling & appliances. The donkeys outside were a bonus & let you know when they wanted some treats! EasRead morey to get to many places & restaurants. No doubt we will return! Hide

Reviewed by Graham, 7th June 2022

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Comfortable well equipped cottage in a great location for touring the Weald, East Sussex and the Kent coast.

Reviewed by Michael, 21st May 2022

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