External view of the cottage
Spacious couples cottage with vaulted ceilings
Curl up and enjoy a film on the sumptious sofa
Lounge area stylishly designed with comfort in mind
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast
Magnificant views of the surrounding countryside from the cottage
Bespoke designed kitchen, perfect for cooking romantic meals
King-size bedroom for long, lazy lie-ins
Shower room with separate shower and WC
Stylish fittings throughout the property
Let us know if you enjoyed your stay
Relax and soak up the sunshine
Admire the fantastic views from the patio area
View from the property
Meet the neighbours
Enjoy watching the sun go down
Some friendly feathered residents
1 / 17  External view of the cottage
2 / 17  Spacious couples cottage with vaulted ceilings
3 / 17  Curl up and enjoy a film on the sumptious sofa
4 / 17  Lounge area stylishly designed with comfort in mind
5 / 17  Enjoy a relaxing breakfast
6 / 17  Magnificant views of the surrounding countryside from the cottage
7 / 17  Bespoke designed kitchen, perfect for cooking romantic meals
8 / 17  King-size bedroom for long, lazy lie-ins
9 / 17  Shower room with separate shower and WC
10 / 17  Stylish fittings throughout the property
11 / 17  Let us know if you enjoyed your stay
12 / 17  Relax and soak up the sunshine
13 / 17  Admire the fantastic views from the patio area
14 / 17  View from the property
15 / 17  Meet the neighbours
16 / 17  Enjoy watching the sun go down
17 / 17  Some friendly feathered residents

Cart Lodge - Goudhurst

Goudhurst, Kent
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Close to the pretty village of Goudhurst
  • Beautifully decorated throughout with stylish interior
  • Enclosed garden with breath-taking views across the countryside
  • Fantastic local walks straight from the property
  • Close to stunning National Trust properties and Gardens
  • Within walking distance of the local pub
Property code: 53594

This lovingly decorated former cart lodge boasts stunning interiors throughout and is located perfectly for couples wanting to head out and explore the abundance of local historic towns.

This delightful lodge is located in the quintessentially English village of Goudhurst. Only moments away from the village shop and three country pubs, it is also within reach of the glorious Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, the former home of Vita Sackville-West. You are right in the heart of hop and windmill country and on the doorstep of a lovely selection of pretty vineyards and wineries. Only half an hour away from the Kent and East Sussex coastline, the village is perfectly placed for long days out at the beach and trips to traditional fishing villages dotted along the coast. For those who enjoy shopping, the town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is a short drive away and for interesting days out, there are the magnificent cities of Canterbury and Brighton as well as the historic towns of Battle and Rye.

As you enter through the small courtyard, you will find the lodge ready to welcome you inside. High vaulted ceilings with authentic beams and high windows offer you a taste of its previous life. There is no sign of that now however, as the lodge has been thoughtfully renovated and has a charming light and airy open-plan interior. The bespoke under floor heated kitchen has everything you will need - an electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/tumble dryer. Here you can whizz up a gorgeous meal that you can enjoy in the cosy dining area with its dining table and four chairs. Then relax on the comfortable sofa to watch a film on the Smart TV complete with DVD or sit in the armchair to read that book you have always meant to catch up with. When it’s time to end the day, retreat to the bedroom where you can sink into the comfortable king-size bed. There is also a shower room and WC.

Outside, head along the path to the large garden where you can enjoy a morning coffee on the terrace area or relax on one of the two sun loungers. You will be met with spectacular views across the countryside which can also be enjoyed in the evening as there is a table and chairs and charcoal BBQ for alfresco dining. There is private parking for one car.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, microwave and coffee machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub, shop and restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Babes in arms welcome (0-6 months)
  • Charcoal BBQ

This property is personally managed by Paul.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 19th April 2019

A wonderful stay at Cart Lodge - greeted by the owner upon arrival but our privacy was respected throughout our stay. A generous welcome pack was provided including eggs from the owner's hens and local apple juice. The cottage is all on one level and exceptionally comfortable & high spec. with everything we could possibly need provided. Garden is lRead morearge and secluded with beautiful views of the fields & church beyond & well provided with chairs, tables and loungers. Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 29th March 2019

Perfect for a couple exploring this part of the country. Superb accommodation and lovely welcome pack with a very friendly host. Proximity of plenty of National Trust properties. Hever Castle also well worth a visit. Cannot praise this property enough

Reviewed by Adrian 24th March 2019

Simply perfect - from the fixtures and fittings, to the tranquil setting, and the wonderful hospitality. Couldnt rate this place more highly, have recommended to friends and family, and looking forward to returning.

Reviewed by Robert 1st March 2019

Fantastic little piece of heaven away from the hustle and bustle of life but still close enough to visit places of interest should you choose.

Reviewed by Bryan 23rd November 2018

Cart Lodge was as good as we hoped from seeing the interior views on the website and it didn't disappoint in any respect, in fact it was as much the extra little touches and quality of all equipment etc. that was impressive. The owners were also on hand to help with any queries and so we had a very enjoyable week. B&C

Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER 2nd November 2018

Beautiful cottage. great location. very clean and tidy. great amenities. owner was extremely friendly and welcoming. would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Barry 12th October 2018

Having stayed in maybe 70+ cottages over the years we can say that Cart Lodge beats the lot. It is well laid out, very spacious and immaculate throughout. There are exposed beams everywhere and everything is fitted and finished to the highest standards, thanks to a wonderful owner Fran. The rear patio is as private as you like with magnificent viewRead mores across the valley to the church on the wooded hillside. If you are looking for a cottage for 2 in Kent, just book it. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 21st September 2018

Excellent accommodation in a beautiful and peaceful location. The owners are really friendly and helpful. A very good location for visiting National Trust properties and other places of historical and cultural significance.

Reviewed by Peter 7th September 2018

The cottage exceeded expectations.Well equipped with lots of extras, cosy & well furnished.Very clean & with a comfy bed. Private garden, lovely views & spectacular sunsets.The owner is lovely & very welcoming & nearby for any problems.

Reviewed by Jenny 31st August 2018

Excellent property - AAA Star in every way

Reviewed by Rosie 17th August 2018

Cart Lodge was perfect with all you could want from a home away from home. Everything was comfortable, open, bright; both the Lodge and the garden were lovely places to spend time resting, reading and watching wildlife. Hosts were friendly, very, very helpful and accommodated all our holiday needs, all very much appreciated.

Reviewed by Arjan 6th July 2018

The perfect location to explore Kent. The lodge is well equipped with all one could wish for and more. Tastefully decorated to a high standard throughout. We thoroughly enjoyed the views of the rolling hills and breathtaking sunsets from the well maintained and very private garden. Rural setting yet walking distance from Goudhurst village and some Read moregreat pubs. As good as it gets. We couldnt have wished for more. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 22nd June 2018

This cottage is certainly THE best place if you're looking for perfection. The interior, the fully equipped kitchen and the gorgeous large garden and amazing view. It's like a piece of Paradise. There were fresh flowers when we arrived and a large basket full with delicious products for us to use. Can't recommend Cart Lodge enough!

Reviewed by Karin 25th May 2018

Perfect accommodation, perfect host, perfect view. Everything was more than perfect. We felt like in paradise. Thank you very much!

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External view of the cottage
Spacious couples cottage with vaulted ceilings
Curl up and enjoy a film on the sumptious sofa
Lounge area stylishly designed with comfort in mind
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast
Magnificant views of the surrounding countryside from the cottage
Bespoke designed kitchen, perfect for cooking romantic meals
King-size bedroom for long, lazy lie-ins
Shower room with separate shower and WC
Stylish fittings throughout the property
Let us know if you enjoyed your stay
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