Cart Lodge

Blackham, Nr Tunbridge Wells


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Cart Lodge has been beautifully renovated to provide a spacious holiday home on all one floor ideal for couples or small families. The open plan lodge give an air of space and tranquillity, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The living space combines a cosy seating area where you can snuggle up to the roaring woodburning stove, which can also be enjoyed from the bedroom as it sits in the middle of both rooms. Enjoy cooking up a storm in the well equipped space kitchen whilst enjoying casual dining at the breakfast bar taking in the views beyond the garden. The Cart Lodge has a large bedroom which can sleep 2 plus up to 2 children on the comfortable day bed and pullout bed, so plenty of space for a young family, or couples looking for a quiet getaway.

Enjoy a day trip to the historic city of Tunbridge Wells which is only 5 miles away and wander around the quaint shops, enjoy a spot of lunch, take a stroll with your four legged friend along the common. A must is a visit to Scotney Castle and Gardens, Sissinghurst Castle or Groombridge Castle, or for train lovers take a trip on a steam train on the Spa Valley Railway which runs through the beautiful Kentish countryside, and turns into the Polar Express for the festive season! And if you fancy a trip to the coast then Hastings is only a 20 mile drive away where you can enjoy a wander along the coastal paths and a spot of fish and chips! With so much to see and do on your doorstep you will love this part of Kent and won't want to leave....

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About the House

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Cart Lodge: sleeps 4 in 1 bedroom, beautiful open plan sitting/dining/kitchen room, bathroom and shower, garden and parking.

Single Storey

Open plan reception room with comfortable seating around the double aspect woodburning stove, Smart TV with Freeview, views to the garden.  Dining space at the breakfast bar for 2, plus highchair.
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher, oven which is fully electric, microwave.
Partially open to bedroom with double bed (sleeps 2) and day bed (with trundle underneath sleeps up to 2 children), chest of drawers, hanging space, bedside tables.
Bathroom with slipper bath and large walk in shower, WC
Utility area with washing machine, dog bed and dog bowl.

Outside
Landscaped gardens with beautiful views over surrounding countryside, comfortable seating for 4, BBQ, chiminea. Parking for 2 cars
  • Facilities

    BBQ
    BBQ - Coal
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    34 Miles To The Beach
    Enclosed Garden
    Fire
    Freeview
    Garden
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Highchair
    Iron & Board
    Linen
    Microwave
    Open Fire
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Romantic Breaks
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Towels
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    60Mb Wi-Fi
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and linen are provided
    Cot available on request 
    Two dogs are welcome. Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    Please be advised loud music is not permitted during any stays.
    Wi-Fi 
    Central heating throughout
    Log burner with starter logs (seasonal)
    BBQ boxes and breakfast boxes available
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
    Please also note the Cart Lodge is located on the edge of a working farm, so some machinery may be present at times. Please ensure children are supervised at all times.
  • House Rules

    We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

    Please note check out is 10am. Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
    Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
    Please be respectful to neighbours Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.
    Dogs must be kept off all furniture.

In the Area


Blackham is a small village sitting on the Kent/East Sussex Border, approximately 5 miles from Tunbridge Wells. Tunbridge Wells lies in the heart of the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The High Weald has many picturesque towns and villages amid the rolling hills, ancient woods and open heaths. The area boasts many wonderful rural villages and traditional country pubs, along with walks galore and sights to see. Visit the historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells where you can browse amongst the independent shops in The Pantiles and High Street, enjoy the many local eateries and places to grab a coffee or a glass of wine, as well as being able to enjoy live music.

There is plenty to do in the beautiful countryside of the Weald including walking, cycling and horse-riding. Take a trip to Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest and explore one of the world’s best collection of conifers, head out for a walk or a mountain bike ride or fly through the tree-tops on the Go-Ape high ropes adventure trail. For more family fun a visit to nearby Bewl Water offers fishing, water sports and cycling.

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Reviews

Lovely break in the countryside 4.3/5

We really loved staying at Cart Lodge, the cottage is very comfortable and is perfect for a short break. We were left a reallt nice welcome hamper as well, which was amazing. We would love to stay again.

William Clarke | 29 January 2024

Weekend at Cart Lodge 4.3/5

Good location, but not as quiet as we expected due to proximity of Cookery School and neighbours. This was not a problem for us. Very good and welcoming for dog.

Jane Parker | 19 September 2023

Simply Perfect 5/5

Beautifully furnished, in an idyllic spot with lots of small details covered, we loved our time at Cart Lodge and hope to return. An absolute gem.

Richard Griffin | 19 August 2023

A very relaxing location 4.8/5

We loved our stay at Cart Lodge for the peace and beauty of the lodge and location. We greatly appreciated the provisions left for us, thank you. The only discomfort was at nighttime. My husband is in recovery from a major stroke and needs more bed space. We would have liked the option of twin beds or a larger size bed. I used the bed settee. The bathroom being the other end of the lodge posed a problem during the night and we were visited by mosquitoes!

Jenny Riseborough | 21 June 2023

Perfect country getaway 5/5

We were really happy with our stay at Cart Lodge. The lodge is beautiful with lovely decor and loads of character but all the modern amenities we could ask for. And the hosts were great, they checked in on us during the storm to make sure we were ok. We would happily recommend anyone to book here so wants a lovely escape to the country.

Marcus West | 26 February 2022

Great cottage 4.7/5

Incredibly well appointed cottage, perfect for a 10 night stay. Great condition and everything needed for a comfortable stay.

Rob Amos | 07 February 2022

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