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Barley Byre

Rolvenden, Kent
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Parking on site / nearby
Highchair available
Travel Cot available
Towels included
Family friendly
Romantic
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
Open fire / wood burner
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

  • This beautiful, converted cow byre boasts stunning original features
  • Sit back and enjoy the private fenced garden overlooking a fishing lake
  • Relax in front of the wood burner after exploring the beautiful Kent countryside

Property code: OC-TN602

Retaining many of its original features, this stunning converted cow byre promises its guests a unique experience full of charm. Set in the grounds of the owner’s house, this property affords a fantastic rural spot with its own fishing lake which can be used by arrangement. Set in the quaint village of Rolvenden, the property is in a quiet spot with several friendly pubs and shops. Here you will also find a Grade II-listed windmill which makes for an interesting afternoon visit, and a Grade II-listed country house with one of the most famous gardens in the world – the walled garden in these grounds inspired the novel ‘The Secret Garden’. This area is positively brimming with stunning places to visit so you will be spoiled for choice during your stay. If your thirst for magnificent gardens has yet to be quenched, then Hole Park Gardens are well worth a visit too. The popular town of Tenterden is located a short drive away (4 miles) and offers a fantastic array of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. With opulent stately homes, breathtakingly beautiful gardens and cute village architecture all within easy reach of the property, you are guaranteed a wonderful holiday here.

The moment you enter this converted byre, you are sure to be impressed. With its vaulted, beamed ceiling, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining room provides a spacious multi-functional space filled with natural light from the windows and French doors. Curl up with a good book on the comfortable sofa or gather together to watch a movie on the Smart TV. Meals in this room can be made super cosy by lighting the wood burner during chillier evenings. The kitchen has everything you need for your stay, with a breakfast bar providing the perfect spot for your morning coffee. The twin bedroom has been decorated to a high standard and also boasts fabulous rustic beams and exposed brickwork. Up just one step, you’ll find a double room that shares the same decor and style – both of these charming rooms offer plenty of space for your belongings during your stay. The shared, modern bathroom boasts a freestanding bath for luxurious long soaks after a long day of sightseeing.

This property features an enclosed lawned garden and paved patio area with garden furniture for relaxing evenings spent under the stars. There’s a shared BBQ too which you can use for special meals alfresco. During your stay, you can even arrange access to the fishing lake and grounds too, making this property extra unique.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, freestanding bath and WC
  • Oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner, first basket of logs provided
  • Smart TV with Google Home
  • Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture, shared BBQ, fishing lake access
  • Fishing in on-site lake at an extra charge
  • Parking for 2 cars at the entrance of the owner’s property
  • Pub and shop approximately 1.5 miles
  • Please note: There may be some road noise at this property
  • Please note: There are 2 friendly dogs living at the owner's house who may be in their garden
  • Please note: The fishing lake is not fenced so children and dogs should be supervised at all times. Fishing is an extra at £20 per week, payable to the owner. The lake stocks carp, tench, roach and rudd
  • This property can be booked alongside another property sleeping 4. Please contact us for more information
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Sarah Powell

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 23rd December 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 28th November 2023

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I had an amazing time. I went away for a quiet break just for a couple of days. I have a very busy work world in the NHS and felt I needed to get away. I didnt feel the need for rushing about the countryside. The byre was lovely. Welcoming, clean, well equipped with instructions for using log burner but also central heating if, like me, youre nRead moreot familiar or brave with a log burner. The bed was so comfortable too. Equipment was lovely and clean too. Very cosy. The hosts although I didnt meet them personally were wonderful and messaged back when Id messaged. They checked everything was fine. I sensed if there had have been an issue they would have sorted it. I hope to go back and take husband and dogs next time. Theres a lake for fishing on site. There are many places to visit in and around the area although I stayed put. Thank you so much for a lovely stay Hide

Reviewed by Holly 5th November 2023

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Reviewed by Audrey 2nd July 2023

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Heather and James were welcoming and helpful. The cottage was very dog friendly and our dog had great fun. A very relaxing week.

Reviewed by Jack 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 15th May 2023

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We had been warned of road noise and it was a problem! Nothing can be done about that!! Beautiful surroundings! Barley Byrne was lovely, but there was a smell of drains which did go after the first day - probably due to non use. The beds were an issue - too low! Other than that we had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Cheryl 13th April 2023

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We didnt realise the accommodation was so near a very busy road, so there was a lot of noise from cars all the time. Not very nice when sitting outside and at night. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay. Pillows really hard, so would be a good idea to get softer ones to save bad necks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 11th April 2023

Thank you Heather for a lovely stay. Comfy, homely and clean. Loved the Welcome basket.

Reviewed by Anonymous 17th March 2023

Thank you a lovely stay at Barley Byre, a welcome short break from London. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Our 2 Huskadors enjoyed sunbathing on the patio. We stopped at Scotney castle and went for a drink at the local Bull Pub who were very welcoming to our dogs.

Reviewed by Anonymous 12th March 2023

Thank you for a lovely warm cosy weekend. We had everything we needed and the welcome gifts were very thoughtful

Reviewed by Quille 14th November 2022

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Great property. Booking was super easy. Loved my stay.

Reviewed by Gerard 1st November 2022

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Lovely property in great location with very friendly owners

Reviewed by Anonymous 17th October 2022

A worthwhile disconnect from the busyness of London. My wife whose birthday it was loved the serenity of the place. Thank you friendly hosts . So long Barley Byre, until we meet again.

Reviewed by M 6th October 2022

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It was a great cottage and had everything we could wish for - and when it said enclosed garden (for the dog) - it really was - which was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Anonymous 24th September 2022

A gorgeous place, this Barley Byre. We loved it from the moment we arrived. Heather and James are so kind. The landscape so beautiful and diverse. Thank you for making our vacation so truly special.

Reviewed by Anonymous 12th September 2022

Lovely walks across the fields, our dogs lettice and jasper had a lovey time.The facilities were very well appointed and we look forward to coming again. The trip to Chapeldown winery was very enjoyable and we visited many great pubs in the surrounding area. In fact we dont want to leave as weve been so happy here. Ray, Christine and Fiona

Reviewed by Cally 5th September 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 28th August 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 22nd August 2022

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We had a fantastic stay, was even better than the description given

Reviewed by Anonymous 19th August 2022

We have had the most wonderful stay at Barley Byre. Such a beautiful location overlooking a lake which my son and grandson fished in most days. The cottage is gorgeous and very comfortable and everything about is so dog friendly and a enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Anonymous 12th August 2022

Thank you for a lovely week in Barley Byre. It was just what we need a time to chill and relax with out 2 dogs. We are leaving rested and ready to face the world again. Thank you Heather and James for making us feel so welcome. Blessings from us both.

Reviewed by Anonymous 29th July 2022

We very much enjoyed staying in your cottage. Beautiful weather and good opportunity to visit Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye and Brighton. Had a few good dinners in the Vine pub in Tenterden. Kind regards.

Reviewed by Anonymous 18th July 2022

Amazing week. Hope to be back soon. Had friends to stay over the weekend and went on some lovely walks with the dogs. Rye Harbour nearby for hubbys powerboat course. Great food and service the Bull Pub but go in hungry ! We met up with lots of friends nearby. Thank you Heather and James for making us feel so welcome. It really is a beautiful placRead moree to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th July 2022

Weve had a lovely stay at Barley Byre. Thanks for the tip re the nearby Chapeldown vineyard, the wines were very fine. This was a lovely house in a wonderful site. We would recommend you and the heavenly landscape for walking and biking in Kent and East Sussex.

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th July 2022

We had a lovely time, mum, dad, my wife and I and Ella. Perfect place to sit and chill. We will certainly be back.

Reviewed by R 14th May 2022

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The property was situated in a perfect location, particularly if you are a dog owner. Everything you need is considered, it is very well presented and comfortable. The host (located on site) were very friendly and helpful. We have ready recommended to friends.

Reviewed by Diana 25th April 2022

We has a lovely chilled 3 night stay at Bluebell and Barley Byres for a 40th Birthday. Everything was perfect, peaceful and we couldn't have asked for any more. The fishing is excellent, they like to hide so make sure you keep an eye out! Thanks for everything.

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