Great Higham Barn

Doddington, Nr Faversham





Set in the depths of the rolling Kent countryside Great Higham Barn is a stunning period barn - ideal for large parties group accommodation or a wedding venue is beautifully furnished with wonderfully spacious rooms. This group holiday accommodation is quite literally breathtaking with huge rooms, heavily beamed contemporary touches and a bespoke table to seat all your guests in the wonderful dining hall. This Kent holiday house is in excellent condition throughout, with several seating areas, games area, playstation enormous kitchen with space for all, swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis and a large garden.

For larger parties combine the other barns in the complex to sleep up to 44. Click here to see our Great Higham Barn complex page which outlines the group accommodation.

There are several seating areas for all ages throughout the barn from a group of bean bags to squishy comfortable sofas. A particular feature of this holiday barn in Kent is the contemporary glass staircase which sheds light throughout the Barn and makes for a wonderful party space. The accommodation also comes with an annexe which can be used as part of the Kent barn; it has an inter-connecting staircase or separately with its own front door - ideal for members of the party who perhaps are looking for a little privacy.

There is a very spacious kitchen which has every conceivable machine imaginable and is split into areas with an excellently equipped cooking area, in the heart of the open plan space ideal for preparing for even the largest of parties. There are both formal and informal eating areas, comfy sofas and the utility area tucked away.

This self catering holiday barn is surrounded by Kent woodland and fields with lovely views of the countryside from many of the rooms and a hot tub for you to enjoy.. There is parking for several cars in the driveway of this holiday barn in Kent with a private garden surrounding the holiday barn with the shared use of an outside heated swimming pool summer only and tennis court within the complex to enjoy during your stay.

All in all a truly stunning cottage with a hot tub ideal for the larger parties with enough space to give everyone the chance to relax, unwind and above all enjoy.

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About the House





Great Higham Barn: Sleeps 18 (+ a further 8 with fee)  7 bedrooms, 1 family bathroom, 4 en suite bath or shower rooms and 1 WC. Outside there is a private garden with large patio area and seating and private off road parking for several cars on the driveway or undercover. Use of shared outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. A further 8 guests can stay for an added supplement of £475 (on 2 sofa beds and 4 futon mattresses in reception rooms)

Ground Floor
The property is entered via the double height barn door which leads into a double height glass walled atrium.
Main dining area seats 18 with French doors leading to the rear patio area.
Kitchen: split into three ’rooms’ - the main cooking area, with sink, double range electric oven and extractor fan, two dishwashers and a large fridge. A second dining area overlooking the garden seats 12.
The utility room has a washing machine and separate dryer.
Georgia (sleeps 2) king size double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and integral shower.
Penney (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite shower room.
Regina (sleeps 2) twin beds (can be pushed together to make kings size bed on request)
Stela (sleeps 2) twin beds (can be pushed together to make kings size bed on request)
Samba (sleeps 2) twin beds
Family bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC
Colney (sleeps 2) access down via a spiral staircase from the first floor or directly via own exterior front door.  Twin beds (can be pushed together to make kings size bed on request), en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over

First Floor
Snug / Sofa areas for 6 / 8. Plus TV and DVD and playstation (no games)
Main sitting area: seats 14 with beanbags, 75" Smart TV / DVD
Sasha (sleeps 6) six single beds (4 can be pushed together to make kings size bed on request), en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and bath
Other sleeping arrangements via a supplement include:
Snug/play area (sleeps 8) 2 double sofa beds and 4 futon mattresses sleep the extra 8 guests. £475 paid directly to the agency upon booking.

Beautiful open gardens with plenty of space open to fields and adjoining woodland
Private use of hot tub within the woodland
Shared use of heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court

Underfloor heating throughout
All forms of digital music are catered for with USB links for most MP3 players. DAB radio and CD player also available. (Docking stations may not be compatible with some older iPods). DAB radio and CD, iPod, iPhone, iPad, docking station may not be compatible with some iPod classics.
EV charging point, 4.9kw via Voltshare. Fees apply. 

If you have more than 18-26 guests we also have The Oast and two cottages on site. Please get in touch for further details.
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Gas
    Bluetooth Speaker
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    16 Miles To The Beach
    2 Miles To The Pub
    5 Miles To The Shops
    EV Charger
    Great Higham Barn Complex
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Hot Tub
    Iron & Board
    Large Holiday Homes
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Shared Swimming Pool
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Tennis Court
    Tumble Dryer
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    90Mbps Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    This is a carbon neutral development and all heating is supplied by the estates own coppiced woodland at no charge to the holidaymaker. In addition, much of the electricity comes from a renewable source.
    All logs for the wood burner are provided free of charge.
    Guests use the hot tub and pool facilities at their own risk, and due to harsh chemicals used for maintenance purposes some skin types may react. Please note the pool is heated, and available from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent.
    Pool towels are provided.
    Gas BBQ available from beginning of April - end October.
    Pets are welcome. Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am, cleaners will arrive at 9am to begin on hot tub but will not enter the property until 10am. 
  • 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 ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Please note the pool is heated from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent.
    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.
    Fireworks and chinese lanterns are not permitted due to thatched roof.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to our neighbours.

In the Area

If you can tear yourselves away from this wonderful spot and all on offer at the barn then there is lots to see and do in the area. Leeds Castle with Go Ape, Segway and the stunning grounds itself is within 20 minutes, Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey are also within easy reach and if you fancy a brewery tour, Shepherd Neame is based in nearby Faversham.

What about the extra bits to complete your break away?

Extras and Experiences


Birthday stay 4.8/5

Stayed with family for my sons 40th birthday.. The barn is a fantastic place to stay everything you need is provided and nothing is too much trouble our food delivery arrived before us and the girls put it all away for us ..

Joanne Jones | 05 March 2024

Family staycation for NYE 5/5

Me and my family stayed here over the New Years Eve period and we couldn't have asked for anymore! The Barn is huge and so cosy with lots of areas to relax, a huge table to sit round, lots of bedrooms, and all appliances you would need are already there for you, an all round great place to stay, we didn't need to leave once! We will definitely be returning!

Rebecca Mason | 03 January 2024

Amazing holiday 5/5

We had the most amazing week at Great Highams Barn with my family. This was a second time at the barn. The new addition to the barn really made a difference to the experie of our stay. We absolutely loved the new jacuzzi and the but screen TV. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi was the highlight of the week. We got lucky with the weather and enjoyed it to the fullest. The kitchen was fully stocked to make delicious meals and even did some baking. Thank you again for a wonderful stay. We are already planning our next visit.

Rujina Khatun | 02 September 2023

An amazing stay, with absolutely everything you could think of for your stay. 5/5

From the moment we arrived and even before the house manager was extremely helpful and did everything that they could to help us. She replied to any pre arrival contact with helpful answers and helped us to prepare for our arrival. Once there we quickly realised the house had absolutely everything you would need for our stay and there was a lot of space considering we had 26 people. We managed to even get 26 round the big main dining area table (with a squeeze). There were adequate bathrooms and the place was very tidy and clean. We were able to get Indian delivered while there and paid for a chef to come in. There were two large fridges, one smaller fridge and a tall freezer so we’re easily able to store everything. There were two dishwashers and the tablets were already there, along with oven gloves, washing up liquid etc. thank you for an amazing stay! We couldn’t have asked for a better house.

Hayley Reid | 15 August 2023

Amazing Stay 5/5

An amazing weekend at Great Higham Barn for my sisters Hen Do. Everyone was so impressed by the house aswell as the cleanliness and the facilities available. Would defiantly recommend!

Chloe Awcock | 10 April 2023

Thanksgiving weekend 4.7/5

We had a group stay for thanksgiving in November 2022. A lovely house that comfortably slept out group of 18. The house is well stoked, great big table which fit everybody and a lovely location and view from the house. One complaint from the group was the pet fee, at £30 per pet per week whether you stay 3 days or 7 days seemed a little steep, but that is the only complaint from an otherwise lovely weekend.

Aaron Barcham | 28 November 2022

Amazing Stay for a hen party 5/5

Where do I start…..Great Higham Barn is more than we could have asked for. We arrived as a hen party of 23 people believing we may not have enough room for us all BUT the barn is outstanding, an amazing use of space and you get a real country feel. The hot tub was brilliant too and although we didn’t use the pool as wasn’t open we could see it would be a fantastic edition to a summer rental. The staff at Bloom stays were really helpful when I needed questions answered beforehand and we even had a recommended chef company (The Kent Kitchen) arrive and cook a 3 course meal for us all on the Saturday, they also were outstanding. So so happy with all aspects of the stay. Thank you so much

Lauren Fields | 28 February 2022

Beautiful Barn 4.5/5

Very nice stay. Perfect for a big group, the hot tub was a nice touch. Plenty of space to make food. Beautiful surroundings. Any questions sent to Mandy were answered straight away, very helpful. Would happily go back.

Guest | 19 October 2021

Really nice place, such an attractive barn 4/5

Really pretty place, lovely big master bed and great space for lots of people to gather. Kitchen has everything you’d need for cooking for that number of people and so good to have two dishwashers. The hot tub was a great addition and the pool was fun. A shame the other people didn’t put the cover back on so it was a little cold. Only downside some of the towels were stained and we got a call at 9am from the supervisors which wasn’t ideal considering we were obviously on holiday having lie ins. But all in all great stay thank you for having us!

Rebecca Miller | 03 October 2021

Exceptional 5/5

Absolutely beautiful property, has everything you need for a perfect break. I will be booking again.

James Nicholson | 22 June 2021

Incredible space with brilliant pool and tennis court - perfect getaway for a group 4.5/5

Great higham is a really special place. Beautifully renovated barn with hot tub and everything you could need - the pool and tennis court are the icing on the cake. The only down side is that the beds are slightly uncomfortable- it’s a small downside!

Natalie Orringe | 08 June 2021

Outstanding barn in true countryside setting 4.8/5

absolutely loved staying here. The views were outstanding with a beautiful seating area to enjoy it. Huge flat lawn for kids and a lovely heated pool which they loved. Accommodation was well thought out with plenty of space, seating options and facilities. Good kitchen and equipment. Didn’t have as much kids’ dinner wear or cups as we would have liked and there was nowhere to hang coats on arrival, which it could have benefited from. Small issues as really it was amazing overall.

Louisa Peacock | 05 June 2021

Amazing 5/5

Lovely place and can’t wait to go back!!! The place was so clean and perfect size for a big group!!!

Alex Clayton | 04 September 2020

Thank you 5/5

Great Higham Barn and the team that works alongside it were brilliant. The place itself is beautiful and we could not have asked for more. To everyone who helped us with the stay, you were very helpful in answering all our questions and for make us feel welcome. We can’t wait to come back! Andrew

Andrew Hollom | 18 August 2020

Fantastic 4.8/5

Highly recommend for all ages. Hot tub and pool were fabulous. Plenty of room in the house and outside. Lots of kitchen equipment etc. Mandy and The Bloom Team were great. Some sun beds outside were be an added bonus as outside chairs are a little uncomfortable. Everything was spot on - we will be back.

Natalie Botterill | 23 July 2020


AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS! This barn brought together 8 families who haven't had a Christmas together for a while because of our evergrowing family. We've enjoyed tennis games, the hot tub and a walk but overall waking up together on Christmas Day. Amazing, special memories!

Multi Family Celebration | 30 December 2019


Had a wonderful stay for a family get together for a special birthday. Loved the barn and cottages, beautiful area which we have enjoyed exploring! Thank you Mandy for making everything perfect!

Machardos, Fords, Lanes | 29 October 2019


Wonderful venue, had a great time with the family. Very well equipped - can't fault it anywhere!

Keeper | 02 August 2019


This has been the ideal way for us to celebrate our Dad's 70th birthday with this friends and family. Amazing property with great facilities.

Anonymous | 08 July 2019


Huge, comfy barn fully equipped for lots of fun - cooking, sleeping, play and sports. Big, big thank you!

Phillip Family | 18 August 2018

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