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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
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  Enjoy a relaxing breakfast
5 / 17  Magnificant views of the surrounding countryside from the cottage
6 / 17  Bespoke designed kitchen, perfect for cooking romantic meals
7 / 17  King-size bedroom for long, lazy lie-ins
8 / 17  Shower room with separate shower and WC
9 / 17  Stylish fittings throughout the property
10 / 17  Let us know if you enjoyed your stay
11 / 17  Relax and soak up the sunshine
12 / 17  Admire the fantastic views from the patio area
13 / 17  
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
Romantic
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • 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

Joice Wisdom

This property is personally managed by Joice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Hans 10th September 2021

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Unfortunately we had to cancel our holiday at Cart Lodge in September 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But now we have had a fantastic time in Cart Lodge. Like everyone has written down "it is here beautiful". Fran: our compliment and thanks for everything. We have been coming to the UK for many years but this was the nicest we've had. Hans & NarRead moredi Egberts, The Netherlands Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 3rd September 2021

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Beautiful, well appointed Lodge. Very clean and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need, with the best welcome basket we have have ever seen! We were lucky to have great weather and enjoyed relaxing in the garden, enjoying the views and sunsets after our days spent visiting the numerous National Trust properties nRead moreearby. Would highly recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Sara 27th August 2021

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The cart-lodge is absolutely beautiful and has been restored to a very high standard. The kitchen is really well equipped with everything you need including lovely glasses and crockery. Outside the garden and patio areas are lovely with spectacular views of the countryside. It's just a pity the weather wasn't good enough to enjoy the barbecue and gRead morearden more. There are plenty of interesting places to visit nearby. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 6th August 2021

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This was the best place I have ever stayed in. It was beautiful, clean, well equipped and the most amazing views. Will be staying here again in the future.

Reviewed by Sally 30th July 2021

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Fantastic cottage..one of the best weve stayed in. Fran was very welcoming and we really appreciated the extra eggs left outside our door mid week along with the welcome basket on arrival. We will miss the fantastic views and peace and quiet, we didnt want to leave but came home totally relaxed. Cannot recommend Cart Lodge highly enough.

Reviewed by Carol 16th July 2021

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A real gem in the countryside

Reviewed by Alan 2nd July 2021

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Superb, well equipped property

Reviewed by Anthony 4th June 2021

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Immaculate cottage with welcoming hosts , well located with splendid views. Excellent base for touring.

Reviewed by Ben 31st May 2021

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I thoroughly recommend booking this lodge if you're looking for a relaxing escape away from a large town or city. My partner and I were looking for somewhere where we could switch off and Cart Lodge was the best place to do just that. The surrounding scenery is beautiful, with lovely outdoor space and plenty of walks to choose from. The lodge is alRead moreso closely situated to lots of places of interest and some excellent restaurants. Had a wonderful stay here, would definitely stay again! Hide

Reviewed by Vivienne 28th May 2021

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Cart Lodge is an absolute gem. It has been decorated to Avery high standard and the host has added all those little extras that make your stay really special. We had a welcome pack with fresh eggs from the farm and home made jam. My husband and I needed a restful break to recharge and Cart Lodge was the perfect place.

Reviewed by Michael 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 30th April 2021

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The accommodation and location are beautiful, this was our third visit to Cart Lodge so obviously we like it! I wasnt planning to visit this time but due to easing of the pandemic restrictions we wanted a familiar relaxing break and it didnt disappoint. The pictures on the site could have been taken last week very representative of the high standarRead mored and finish of the accommodation which has been detailed in most of the other reviews. This is a great place to relax and unwind. Hide

Reviewed by Diana 27th April 2021

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Reviewed by Barry 16th April 2021

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Probably the best overall cottage we have ever stayed in, out of over 100. The exterior appearance is un-inspiring, but the interior is quite exceptional. All fixtures & fittings are of the highest standard and the view from the west facing patio is wonderful. If you are looking for a cosy, comfortable, has-it-all cottage for 2 in an area of lovelyRead more countryside, just book it. Hide

Reviewed by M Aranzazu 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Graham 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Kate 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Heather 11th September 2020

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A beautiful cottage in a perfect location overlooking a valley with spectacular sun sets. The cottage has modern facilities and is well equipped. The host was warm and friendly and responded promptly to any queries. There is plenty to see and do in the area, particularly if you like walking. A perfect get away!

Reviewed by Laura 4th September 2020

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We have stayed at many holiday homes but this one surpassed any previous ones. Every need was catered for. Everything of such good quality, a lovely double shower and a beautiful kitchen. The view across the valley was amazing and will never be forgotten. I wish I could bottle it.

Reviewed by Warren 28th August 2020

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cart Lodge. It was welcoming and comfortable and immaculately clean. The view is incredible and we would never tire of enjoying it. The owner is very helpful and left a lovely welcoming basket which was a nice touch. Lots to see and do in the area and we wouldnt hesitate to return.

Reviewed by Lyn 21st August 2020

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This is such a lovely place to stay. The conversion has been done to such a high standard. It is in a small hamlet about half a mile from Goudhurst. It is quite remote and quiet. The lounge looks out over the weald and we saw some lovely sunsets. The owner supplied a great food basket of eggs, apple juice, ground coffee, crisps and biscuits, as welRead morel as good quality toiletries. Outside there is good seating and dining areas. Superb place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 14th August 2020

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The cottage was perfect, even better than expected.

Reviewed by Julia 24th July 2020

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Cart lodge is the perfect holiday cottage in every way . The location is wonderful, with wide open views of the beautiful Kent country side. The cottage itself is so tastefully furnished and decorated with such attention to detail . The basket of goodies on arrival was very generous ,it included home made apple juice and fig compote . The owner FraRead moren was very warm and welcoming . A very special place Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 13th March 2020

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Reviewed by Danielle 21st February 2020

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Reviewed by Lynn 20th November 2019

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The cottage was well equipped. It was very cosy and comfortable.

Reviewed by Chris 3rd November 2019

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Lovely, romantic cottage for two. Fantastic views, in a very peaceful location. Our hosts did all they could to make sure everything was just right. Lovely welcome basket on arrival with local produce. Cottage is fitted out to a very high standard.

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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
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
Show 5 moreAdmire the fantastic views from the patio area

Location

Map
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