Great Higham Barn Complex

Doddington


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This group 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. The complex consists of 4 properties in a courtyard setting with ample parking for all. They are in excellent condition throughout with several outside seating areas, games area with PlayStation, enormous kitchen and dining space in the main barn, swimming pool, tennis court and a large garden.

These self catering holiday homes in Kent have been beautifully converted to provide excellent quality accommodation ideal for large groups. The rooms of this impressive country barn make the most of the wonderful oak beams found throughout the buildings, and the layout has been especially designed to enhance the lofty heights and cathedral like proportions of the historic country accommodation. The owners of this Kent holiday barn have made very clever use of light with contemporary glass wood and steel staircases and bannisters shedding light right down through the layers of this wonderful barn.

A mixture of contemporary and antique furniture adds a quirky but comfortable touch to the interior of this period barn in Kent. This barn has large comfortable sofas abound in the seating areas so that however large your group there is room for all. Approached up a long private drive this stunning complex affords complete privacy and seclusion, with views across the surrounding Kent farmland.

Each self catering holiday homes has its own kitchen, but the very spacious kitchen of the main English country barn would be ideal for catering for large groups. A particular feature is the enormous dining hall with seating for all around the bespoke table.

The self catering barns are surrounded by Kent woodland and fields with lovely views of the Kent countryside from many of the rooms. There is ample parking on the driveway with a private garden surrounding each holiday house, and a private heated swimming pool and tennis court to enjoy during your stay in these Kent barns.

All in all a truly stunning English country property in Doddington Kent 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

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Great Higham Barn Complex - sleeps 32 + (12 on sofa beds, futons for added fee) Max 44. There is a Barn, an Oast and two small cottages all sharing the estate exclusively.

The Barn: sleeps 18 (+ an extra 8 on sofa beds / futons for a supplement - in the living areas) 7 bedrooms, 1 family bathroom, 4 en suite bath or shower rooms and 1 WC. Outside there is a large private garden views over the fields with large patio area and seating and private off road parking for several cars on the driveway or undercover.

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.

Ground Floor:
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.

Upper floor on via stairs over the glass mezzanine:

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

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

Cloakroom/WC 

First Floor
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 beds sleep the extra 8 guests. £475 paid directly to the agency upon booking.

Outside
Beautiful open gardens with plenty of space open to fields and adjoining woodland
Private use of hot tub within the woodland
The private exclusive outdoor swimming pool and tennis court for the estate.

Services

Underfloor heating throughout
Wi-Fi
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.


Great Higham Oast: Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms, 1 reception room, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and 1 WC.

Entered through the hallway with room for coats and boots, leading to the spacious open plan living area.

Ground Floor

Sitting Area: Open plan with seating for 10, TV / DVD player and Sky TV are available.
Kitchen: Equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave and extractor fan, the adjoining dining table seats 10.
Satina (sleeps 4) - 4 single beds (2 can be pushed together to make a king size on request)
WC with wash hand basin

Second Floor
Vanda (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite with shower
Zoe(sleeps 2) single beds (can be pushed together to make a king size on request)
Tamara (sleeps 2) single beds (can be pushed together to make a king size on request)
​Family bathroom with bath and shower over

Outside

Outside there is a south facing patio which seats 10 and a BBQ and further outside space to the rear. Undercover car parking for two cars is available.

Cherry Cottage and Plum Cottages: both sleep 4 (twin beds and sofa bed), interconnecting doors from one cottage to the other.

Sitting room: French doors lead to patio area, wood burning stove with an ample supply of logs, sofas (1 sofa bed), TV/DVD, WiFi
Kitchen: breakfast bar, washing machine, fridge, electric oven, electric hobs, microwave oven and kettle. Dining table seats four.
Karina - Galleried bedroom (sleeps 2), 2 single beds (can be pushed together to make a king size on request)
Family bathroom on the ground floor with bath and shower over 

Secluded garden (not enclosed) with BBQ, patio and seating for 4.
Private covered off road parking for two cars by the cottages.

Weddings and large events of 60 - 120 people may be considered but must be discussed at a separate rate. No additional guests over the capacity booked are permitted unless agreed in writing.

  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    BBQ - Gas
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    Cot
    Country
    16 Miles To The Beach
    2 Miles To The Pub
    5 Miles To The Shops
    Garden
    Highchair
    Hot Tub
    Large Holiday Homes
    Linen
    Pet Friendly
    Private Swimming Pool
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Tennis
    Tennis Court
    Towels
    Tumble Dryer
    Washing Machine
    10Mbps Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and linen provided.
    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.
    Dogs are welcome as long as they behave themselves!  Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    Please note the pool is heated, and available from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent. 
    Hot tub
    Pool towels are provided.
    Please note that the gardens are not fully enclosed (except Plum Cottage).
    Cots and high chairs available upon request.
    BBQ's - The Barn has a gas BBQ, the Oast and Cottages have coal BBQ's (coal not supplied).
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 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.
    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.
    Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to our neighbours.
    Please note the pool is heated, and available from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent.

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

Reviews

Corporate Xmas meeting and meal 4.8/5

We all had an amazing stay and couldn`t really fault anything. Just a slight issue with one of the doors but likely due to the weather. Location a bit tricky to get to due to snow and ice but once arrived views very spectacular. Really ideal for a large group as you have separate areas to go to so not on top of everyone. Looking to return next year during the summer so we can enjoy the outside

Rachel Griffiths | 16 December 2022

What a wonderful place 5/5

We have a traditional family Christmas weekend every year- this is the 10th and the best. The whole complex suited our needs down to a tee and as half the family lives in the Netherlands the journey was easy.

Nicki Pope | 06 December 2022

A Fabulous Place to relax! 4.7/5

We absolutely loved our time at The Great Higham Barn Complex! We had our registry office wedding a few weeks before and then booked Great Higham for the (very low-key, homemade!) family celebration. No catering, no band, no decorations (not that any were needed in such a beautiful place!) and just a small group of people. It was so special! What a place to get dressed up and do our vows! Staff at Bloom Stays and the Housekeeper Mandy were super friendly and relaxed and very helpful. Very quick to sort out an issue with the heating in the Oast (fixed within the hour!) and everything was fully stocked, clean and lovely. The pool is amazing and the hot tub heavenly! The outside space is just fabulous, we loved sitting at the big table at the side of the barn. The living room area is huge and warm and comfy. Such a great place to hang out with friends no family! I didn’t stay in the cottages personally but our guests love them and the gardens are so charming! The Oast is a bit creaky and feels like an older property but it’s still lovely, clean and charming. But the Barn was honestly a dream come true! Exceptionally good value for such an amazing place. There were only a few minor things that would make this holiday an absolute 5 star in every category, and they’re easily fixed! The master bedroom in the Barn (Georgia on the new floor plans!) needs a new shower head as the limescale has stopped the current one working properly. The mattresses in the largest room with the shared bathroom (Regina!) are mainly springs so weren’t comfortable compared to others in the property. It would also be extremely helpful to have an inventory available for customers of what is in the kitchen and bathrooms. We took lots of stuff down with us that we didn’t need because they were provided, but forgot other bits that weren’t provided, so an inventory would be super helpful. There were loads of speakers too so we didn’t really need the ones we took unless we were outside. With the exception of the dodgy mattress all the other issues were super minor, and didn’t take away from a truly fabulous holiday! I can’t imagine having another excuse to rent such a large place again (although I wish we could!), but we will certainly check Bloom stays out again for smaller holidays!

Cassandra Parsons | 01 October 2022

Amazing Family Celebration! 5/5

Our stay at Great Higham was just perfect. We had a lovely few days celebrating big family milestones - a 50th Wedding Anniversary, and 18th and 21st birthdays with family and friends. The accommodation is stunning, very clean and comfortable and the facilities are amazing - we all made good use of the swimming pool and hot tub and lovely gardens, as well as enjoying local walks with our dogs. This place exudes relaxation and you'll find you won't want to leave!

Nicky Russon | 06 September 2022

Corporate Stay at Great Higham Barn 5/5

We stayed at Great Higham for a corporate event and enjoyed all that the complex has to offer offer. The accommodation is clean, comfortable, peaceful and relaxing all set within a beautiful countryside setting. For large friends and family groups the complex is ideal offering a range of accommodation with lots of space for all - plus the delights of the heated swimming pool, tennis court and hot tub. We will be back!

Nicky Russon | 09 July 2022

Posiitive 5/5

All was excellent.

William Alexander | 27 May 2022

What an amazing place! 5/5

We hired the whole complex to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with family and close friends. On initial arrival and throughout our 2 night stay everyone commented enthusiastically about the complex and the facilities and several availed themselves of the hot tub, swimming pool and tennis courts. Facilities for catering and entertaining are excellent with a well equipped kitchen, plenty of fridge and freezer space as well as more than adequate glasses, crockery and cutlery. We enjoyed the outside seating area before dinner and the large lounge area on the 1st floor easily coped with our post meal digestives and coffees. Sincere thanks to Mandy and her team for ensure the complex was set up and ready for us and for all her help and support in the weeks before our visit. Thoroughly recommended.

Louise Tiffin | 12 May 2022

The really GREAT Higham Barns Complex 5/5

What a wonderful weekend, fantatsic people fantastic food fantastic venue....Great Higham Barns is wonderful, the grounds and every room were perfect and made my special weekend exactly that. My family and I looking at rebooking as soon as possible. The Bloom Stays team Liz and Rowena are amazing.

Chris Harvey | 10 March 2022

Incredible venue, beautifully presented 4.8/5

We were so impressed with great higham barn, it felt so luxurious and beautifully presented. Such a warm, inviting, beautifully lit retreat in the countryside but not much over an hour from London. Perfect!

Rachel Barlow | 25 January 2022

5/5

What an amazing house, so far we've had a great time partying and having fun with friends. Swimming pool and hot tub have been great.

Jess | 09 August 2019

5/5

What an amazing week we have had! This has been the best holiday we have been to for family bonding. The barn is absolutely perfect with an amazing swimming pool that is warm, a fantastic hot tub with great views, not forgetting the tennis court and beautiful gardens. We loved using the BBQ which was quick to set up and the kitchen was fully equipped to cook amazing dinners.Thank you.

Anonymous | 05 August 2019

5/5

26 hens enjoyed a weekend FULL of sunshine, swimming, hot tubs and wine, and delicious food. Wow - what a place! Couldn't have dreamed of a better spot for special old friends coming together to celebrate getting married next month. We'll be back again very soon. Thank you!

Carinna | 22 April 2019

5/5

Fantastic weekend - all 21 of us! Everyone kept saying how much they enjoyed it and want to do it all again! So spacious and comfortable. Thank you.

Marjorie | 15 October 2018

5/5

Wonderful weekend. Fabulous facilities and the tennis court was the focus for much socialising. Beautiful setting, and plenty of all the essentials for catering for large numbers,

Fista Family | 22 April 2018

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