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The Stables at Skelcrosse

Hawkhurst, Kent
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
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At a glance

  • Single-storey stable conversion on private grounds in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Soak in stunning far-reaching views across the adjoining fields and countryside beyond
  • Catch some rays and dine alfresco on the sun-trap terrace

Property code: OC-CB665

Plan an escape to this secluded, light-filled cottage with calming contemporary interiors and country views as far as the eye can see. Hawkhurst is a mile and a half away, offering a colonnade of independent shops, a cinema and gastropubs serving Kentish wines and beers. Locally, there are ancient castles and historic houses to be explored; Bodiam (4.5 miles), Scotney (6 miles) and Sissinghurst (8.5 miles), as well as famous gardens including Great Dixter (9 miles) and Pashley Manor (3.5 miles) to visit. Take a day trip to historic Rye (17 miles) and Camber Sands (20 miles) and the Wealden town of Tenterden (12 miles), home to the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. The property is also 11 miles from a railway station at Staplehurst, from which you can buy tickets to Canterbury, Etchingham, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.

Inside the property, an airy open-plan space accommodates kitchen, lounge and dining room areas, with floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors bringing the outdoors — and those wonderful views — in. The seating, including chairs at the dining table, is plush, in neutral hues, for a restful ambience. This room also has a daybed available for a child and sleek kitchen units. Passing through the hallway, you’ll find the washer/dryer concealed in a cupboard and a door to the bedroom. A zip-and-link twin with anti-allergenic duvets and pillows, the bedroom can also be made up as a king-size. This has a Jack and Jill entrance to the en-suite, with a roomy walk-in shower featuring a rainfall head and hand-held attachment, and a WC.

Bi-fold doors the width of the lounge open onto the paved terrace, furnished with an outside table and chairs and loungers, and edged with hedging. Beyond this, a grass slope leads down to a rail and post fence, with steps from the terrace to a side gate.

  • 1 twin zip-and-link bedroom (can be made up as a king-size on request), plus a children’s daybed
  • 1 Jack and Jill en-suite shower room with WC (a shower chair can be supplied on request)
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge with ice box
  • Utility cupboard with washer/dryer
  • Underfloor heating
  • Smart TV
  • Enclosed garden with a paved terrace with outside table and chairs, and an area of lawn
  • Private parking
  • Pub and shop 2 miles
  • Beach 20 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 09:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Carol Thompson

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Edward 6th October 2023

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A very nice and comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Janusz 26th September 2023

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Reviewed by Laurie 12th September 2023

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Reviewed by Dorine 2nd September 2023

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We had a lovely stay at the stables and the view was stunning indeed. Feels like you are in Pride and Prejudice. The Owner was a dear hostess and surprised us with fresh fruit from the garden. The house was one of the best we have ever rented.

Reviewed by Margaret 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Yvonne 25th July 2023

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Reviewed by Thomas 10th July 2023

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Reviewed by Gary 8th July 2023

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The Stables is a lovely place in a stunning location and I believe your listing is accurate and fair.

Reviewed by John & Laurie 30th June 2023

The Stables is definitely a must come again place. So comfortable and well equipped. The view from the patio is amazing. Rosemary so friendly and helpful. We have been able to visit many places of interest without having to travel far. Thank you Rosemary for the flowers and scrumptious cookies.

Reviewed by Thomas 27th June 2023

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Reviewed by Helen 11th June 2023

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Beautiful well cared for property in a very picturesque location handy fir day trips around Kent. Very spacious and how lovely it was to home make biscuits, tea, coffee and milk for your arrival, very thoughtful. We would love to return on our next trip back to the UK. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Edward 5th June 2023

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We had a lovely relaxing week at The Stables. Extremely comfortable, well equipped and clean accommodation. Fantastic views of the countryside and so peaceful. We really enjoyed watching the sheep and deer in the fields.

Reviewed by Klaws and Brigit from Germany 22nd May 2023

Back again in England and what a joy! We spent a wonderful week in this lovely cottage. We felt at home immediately. The view over the rural landscape is stunning and Rosemary's garden so beautiful! She is a friendly host and thankful for all the convinces. We will recommend the stables to all our friends, who use to love England as which we do! TRead morehank you Rosemary, and all the best for you! Hide

Reviewed by Birgit 21st May 2023

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This was the best cottage we have ever booked in England. Very cosy, best equipped and the view over the rural landscape, stunning. Our host was lovely. We will recommend the cottage to our friends and we'll come back at any rate.

Reviewed by Donns 16th May 2023

Had a lovely week in the cottage. Lovely & clean, peaceful with stunning views. Thank you for the cookies

Reviewed by Rosalinde 27th September 2022

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Reviewed by Anita 23rd September 2022

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Lovely place our third time at this place

Reviewed by Peter & Lesley 9th September 2022

We enjoyed a very relaxing two week stay at this wonderful retreat. There are many great places to visit within easy reach but sometimes it was just nice to sit and watch the sheep and the cow's, who seemed to be just as curious about us. Thank you!

Reviewed by Catherine 29th August 2022

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Reviewed by Cathy & Tony 26th August 2022

Really enjoyed our week. Lovely and relaxing place away from the hustle of city life. Thank you Rosie

Reviewed by Alison 13th August 2022

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Fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings. So peaceful and quiet and the patio is perfect to sit and enjoy this. Loved every moment there. The only slight niggle is that I assumed a smart tv meant you could get bbc iplayer etc but obviously I was wrong and the gravel on the drive made it difficult to get out as it was so deep and uphill. Despite Read morethis it was one of the best holidays weve had. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 9th July 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 8th July 2022

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The holiday home was really perfect (perhaps the two chairs in the living area?). You can see it was built with love. And eco friendly! Everything was there. A nice welcome by the owner as well, with a big smile, flowers, milk and home made cookies. And there was this view: amazing and so peaceful. It was exactly as seen on the site of Original CotRead moretages, even better. The contact with O.C. was once more perfect. Thank you all. Best whishes, Chris de Ruyter Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 1st July 2022

It took us 10 seconds to fall in love with this house and this location. The views are amazing and very peaceful. The house is built with much love and eco-friendly. Thank you Rosi for the flowers, milk, the delicious cookies and your smile. Kent is so beautiful and there is so much to see. And this house is the perfect place to be. There's only onRead moree problem: we don't want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 25th June 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 24th June 2022

Beautiful holiday accommodation in a beautiful setting. So much to do in Kent, super gardens to visit, castles to explore. Steam train for nostalgia trip and the coast. A lovely footpath walk across fields and orchards to the Light Bells for a superb lunch and an amble back to The Stables. A perfect week, thank you for sharing your property witRead moreh us. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 18th June 2022

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We loved this eco retreat with the most stunning views. We sat for hours in the sunniest week of the year so far and just drank it in. The space itself is beautifully presented, very comfortable and has just the right level of welcome, home touches and practicality to make you feel switched off and so quickly at home. Our host was a delight, as weRead morere the home baked cookies to welcome us with tea and coffee before we ventured out to the nearby supermarket. The local area is lovely - many things to do, places to visit, local cafes, pubs and restaurants, great walking, stunning rolling scenery, not far from the coast all with a glorious base to return to. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 24th April 2022

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Quiet and tranquil location with magnificent view from main room and large patio. Comfortable bed and seating in this spacious eco-friendly property. Plenty of hot water. Pleasant welcoming host.

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