3 (all year)
A lovely converted pigsty that sits in an exceptionally picturesque position on a Kentish sheep farm comprising of some one hundred and sixty acres, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the old sea cliffs of the 'Isle of Oxney'. With fantastic extensive views, Great Prawls Farm has an air of peace and tranquillity and provides the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday.
The owners two detached cottages have self-guided walks, exclusive to their guests, around the farm to enjoy the wildlife or just stretch legs and relax, far from the madding crowd. The farm is conveniently located just ten minutes drive from the medieval hilltop town of Rye with it's quaint little cobbled streets, and in the other direction, historic Tenterden, known as the 'Jewel of the Weald'. Both towns have antique shops, museums, art galleries and a choice of restaurants and country pubs.
For children the farm is close to the sandy beaches of Camber and indoor leisure pools and there are plenty of interesting places to visit within the vicinity including: RSPB bird sanctuaries; smugglers caves, Biddenden Vineyard who offer guided tours and rare breed centres. There is also golf, fishing and riding available locally or alternatively take a leisurely steam train ride through Tenterden or on the miniature coastal railway at Hythe.
Located on the border of Kent and Sussex, there are numerous National Trust properties and gardens to visit. The nearest, 'Smallhythe Place' of Ellen Terry fame, is just a five minute drive whilst the much admired Sissinghurst Gardens, Great Dixter gardens and moated Bodiam Castle are all within twenty minutes. A little further afield (up to forty minutes) are Scotney Castle, Batemans, Chartwell, Leeds Castle, Dover castle, Battle Abbey and the City of Canterbury with its beautiful cathedral.
From Ashford station you can visit London (just over an hour or thirty eight minutes on the high speed train) which offers a vast array of things to see and do or bring your passport to take the Channel Tunnel to Paris or the day ferry to Calais.
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Pat Cooke joined Independent Cottages in June 2010
Tamworth Cottage is quite detached and faces south west with splendid views across the River Rother valley (there are also distant glimpses of the sea from the farm). The cottage has old world antique beams as a reminder of it's former use as a pig-sty. It is warm, comfortable, double glazed and centrally heated with a garden for sitting out including patio furniture to watch the sheep grazing or enjoy the spectacular sunset. There is parking for two cars adjacent to the cottage. Fully furnished and carpeted, this cottage has:
Additional information: The Cottage has central heating. Unfortunately pets cannot be accommodated in this cottage. Heating and electricity are all included in the price. Continental bed linen is also supplied and pillows and blankets are always available (cot linen is not included). Please bring your own personal towels etc. For guests flying in by air, towels can be provided on request. The cottage is single storey and thus also suitable for anyone with limited mobility. Available for only 7-14 nights bookings unless a special offer is on. Short breaks sometimes available’ on both cottages.
Star Rating: 4 Star
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ONLY 60 miles From London yet a Lovely peaceful sheep farm, extensive views, self guided farm walks, wildlife, steam trains, National Trust properties, castles, but only 15mins sandy beaches. You'll feel like being in another peaceful world!