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Standen Granary

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £300
    Low season
  • £475
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 16th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot

About Standen Granary

Standen Granary is perfect for couples searching for a romantic country escape. It sits in the private grounds of a 16th Century farmhouse on the edge of the village of Biddenden, within four minutes drive (thirty mins walk) of the Red Lion Pub and The West House, a Michelin starred restaurant, and within ninety minutes of central London either by train or by car. Heathrow and Gatwick are also within easy reach, making Standen Granary a wonderful choice from whichever direction you come.

Biddenden is a picture-perfect village in the Weald of Kent where pretty cottages once housed Flemish weavers. It is a lovely place to stroll and take afternoon tea, but even more so if you take a picnic to enjoy in the Millenium Field, a conservation area with woods and fields to walk and play, and streams and ponds for paddling on a hot day. Close by are the award-winning Biddenden Vineyards where you can take a tour and taste locally produced wine and cider.

Less than four miles from Biddenden, Headcorn is a larger village with a wider variety of shops, including a supermarket, and a train station with a direct connection to London’s Charing Cross. There is a small airfield where you can arrange to fly in a vintage Spitfire, Harvard or Tiger Moth, and the Lashenden Air Warcraft Museum is nearby. A ten-minute drive from the cottage, Cranbrook is a charming town with a working windmill, beautiful church, and pretty white clapboard houses and shops.

Tenterden, Ashford and Maidstone are all within an easy half-hour drive from Standen Granary. Each provides a good choice of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, and the area is rich in attractions like the Kent & Sussex steam railway, Sissinghurst Castle, Godinton House and Gardens, Ashford Designer Outlet, Leeds Castle, Mote Park, and the Kent Life Museum.

There are lovely footpaths and cycling routes, and several excellent golf courses including Chart Hills (a Nick Faldo designed course), whose links adjoin the grounds of Standen Granary. If you fancy a day at the beach, Camber Sands and Rye are within driving distance, and there is a very good Indian restaurant (the Gram Spice) just a fifteen minute walk from the cottage, making this the ideal retreat for a short break or a longer holiday.

Due to work commitments, the owner is able to answer emails much faster than taking, or returning phone calls so emailing would be preferable.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Cecilia Buchanan joined Independent Cottages in January 2018

1) Phone:

2) Enquire online:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Kent)

Standen Granary is in a private and peaceful location in the grounds of the owner's estate, where they live in a 16th Century farmhouse. Accommodation is over two levels, with the ceiling height downstairs being 6'2" (188 cm). The building has been sympathetically refurbished to a high standard to make it comfortable for modern guests while still retaining original features like the vaulted ceiling with exposed beams.

Accommodation Comprises:


  • A fitted kitchen has sleek countertops and units which cleverly hide an integrated washing machine. There is a microwave, oven and hob, fridge, toaster and a good complement of crockery and utensils.
  • The living room has a comfortable sofa and flat screen television with satellite channels. It is divided from the kitchen by a breakfast bar which is large enough to be used as a dining table.


  • A generously proportioned double bedroom with vaulted beamed ceiling leads off the stairs. It has antique furniture to suit the age of the building, including a tall wardrobe and bedside table for storage.
  • A modern en-suite features a large corner shower, WC, heated towel rail and hand basin.
  • A small balcony with table and chairs leads off the bedroom. It is a lovely place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine.
  • Guests are welcome to walk through and enjoy the owner's gardens.
  • There is off-street parking.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen and towels are included, as are central heating and WiFi. The owners are happy to consider allowing well-behaved pets, so please enquire if you want to bring yours. Short breaks may be possible depending on availability. No smoking.

Standen Granary Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
2 Dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £300
High Season from £450
Peak Season £475
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1580 291827 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Cecilia Buchanan
Member Since January 2018

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Standen Granary 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th March 2018