Great Higham Oast and Cottages

Doddington, Nr Faversham





Lovely period holiday cottage converted from a traditional Kent Oast house to offer beautiful accommodation, in a charming rural setting near to the historic city of Canterbury. The combination of oast and cottages has the use of a swimming pool, table tennis and tennis court, and for larger parties or group accommodation you can combine Great Higham Barn in the complex to sleep up to 44. Click here to see our Great Higham Barn complex page which outlines the group accommodation.

Ideally located just an hour and a half from London and close to both historic Faversham and the popular seaside town of Whitstable there is lots to do during your stay.

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About the House





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 9/10, 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.
Family bedroom (sleeps 4) - 2 x zip link single beds (Double bed available on request), 1x standard single bed, 1x pull out single bed and a wood burning stove.
WC with wash hand basin

First Floor
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite with shower cubicle
Twin bedrooms (sleeps 2) single beds (double on request)
Twin bedrooms (sleeps 2) single beds (double on request)
​Family bathroom with bath and hand-held shower over

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 Cottage: both sleep 4. 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

Galleried twin bedroom (sleeps 2), 2 single beds
Family bathroom on the ground floor, bath, integral shower

Secluded garden (not enclosed) with BBQ, patio and seating for 4.
Private covered off road parking for two cars.
Shared use of outside swimming pool and tennis courts.
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    16 Miles To The Beach
    2 Miles To The Pub
    5 Miles To The Shops
    Great Higham Barn Complex
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Iron & Board
    Large Holiday Homes
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Shared Swimming Pool
    Smoke Detectors
    Tennis Court
    Washing Machine
  • 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 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.
    Coal BBQ's available from beginning of April - end October. Coals not provided.
    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.
  • 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.
    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


Great place 5/5

The Oast and cottages were just lovely. Quant, cute and typical English feel to them. The communication from start to finish was amazing. The housekeeper, was particularly easy to communicate with and was very helpful and friendly. Would definitley recommend and will be looking to book another one of Blooms properties.

Kayleigh O'Hara | 01 May 2024

We would visit again! 5/5

We had a very comfortable stay, the cottage was clean and well equipped. We were lucky with the weather, enjoyed the pool and tennis court.

Guest | 15 April 2024

Fantastic Oast House stay, comfortable and clean in the main house and Cottages! 5/5

Access to lovely swimming pool and beautiful grounds, household items supplied as standard! Fab weekend!

Guest | 20 June 2023

Avwonderful venue for a family gathering! 5/5

We had such a great long weekend at tGreat Higham. The properties are stunning and we were welcomed by Mandy who had left the properties spotlessly clean and tidy. The swimming pool was a welcome bonus as we didn't think it would be open. A great time was had by all, and we are already thinking of booking next year 🙂 xxx

Anna Clifford | 04 April 2023

Weekend away 5/5

Lovely weekend away. Was very lovely and clean and well kept. Beautiful grounds and just a great weekend

Faye Chesterton | 17 January 2023

Family Gathering 5/5

Amazing stay with all the family together for my Mums 88th Birthday. House had everything we needed, was warm and comfortable, with plenty of room for everyone. Would definitely stay here again.

Margaret Paczensky | 13 December 2022

Great Family Weekend 4.8/5

We went for a surprise birthday weekend for my wife, the accommodation was spacious and facilities were great.. Swimming pool and tennis court. Very clean and the grounds were superb.. There were 17 of us but plenty of room across the 3 houses(the oast & 2 cottages) bonus of 3 kitchens for the big birthday dinner on the Saturday night Grounds were well kept and very tidy We are thinking about booking again it was such a great place Top place

Alan Tucker | 02 October 2022

Fabulous weekend 4.7/5

We booked out the house and cottages for a family celebration and could not have asked for a more perfect weekend. Mandy the housekeeper was very helpful throughout our experience. Set in the most picturesque countryside offering beautiful walks and lazy Summers days by the pool. My family also enjoyed the tennis courts and BBQ areas. This place is kept clean and beautiful which is just how we left it. We will defiantly book again Thank you Bloom Stays for finding this little gem hidden in the Kent countryside. The only downside are the roads leading to the house... you need to be a confident driver to travel on these country lanes which very often are only for one car.

Tammy Brandon | 11 July 2022

Fantastic Stay, perfect idyllic location! 5/5

I arrived here for my sisters hen weekend, we stayed at both Plum and Cherry Cottage. Both cottages were clean, well equipped and had a comfy relaxed feel. Mandy was extremely lovely and welcoming checking that had settled ok and answered any questions we had. The pool was lovely and warm to use! Such lovely views surrounding with walks and countryside. We were able to have such a great time! It’s also a great location for any get together or family holiday! I would defiantly recommend it to anyone, as would the girls who stayed also!

Danni Alders | 03 May 2022

Winter escape 5/5

We could not have wished for a better place for a uk get away. The cottages and oast house could easily accommodate all 15 of us and two dogs with loads of room to chill out or get competitive on the tennis court! The place was very clean and well equipped with cooking things ready to host a big dinner party on the weekend. We found a wonderful Walk from the bottom of the garden that ended up at a nearby local pub. Would definitely come back here!

Lara Orska | 24 January 2022

Excellent venue for family gathering 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night break in Great Higham Oast and cottages. All accommodation was well equipped and spotlessly clean. We were a family group ranging from 12 to 67 years old. The two older couples stayed in the cottages (for a bit of peace and quiet if required) and joined the rest of the family in the Oast during the day. We could not find any information on how to control the heating and we found the bedrooms a bit too warm at night time, but it did not spoil our stay. I was aware who could be contacted if any problems arose but I did not feel that was necessary. I hope all properties with Bloom Stays are as good as this one because I will certainly be looking with them for future bookings.

Denise Britnell | 26 October 2021

Lovely Place 4.3/5

We had the Oast House plus the 2 cottages. Lovely places. Pool and tennis court a great bonus, beds really comfy. Would happily stay again.

Paul Burford | 07 September 2021

Perfect retreat for our family 5/5

We booked the Last and both cottages for our extended family consisting of 10 adults, 7 teenagers and 1 toddler (and 2 dogs) and the properties were perfect for our long awaited (due to COVID) family get together. We had two families stating in the Past house which is beautiful and so well equipped with everything we needed. All the plates/cups, kitchen equipment you could want (including a washing machine and the much needed dishwasher). The two cottages were perfect for the two families of 4 that occupied them and were equally well appointed. We had perfect sunshine for the entire 5 days and spent days playing tennis and swimming in the heated pool ( given how warm the weather was it was actually too warm but would have been lovely had the weather been cooler). Because of how perfect the place was other than a walk through the corn fields to the local pub (about 20mins) we didn't leave the property except for shopping at the Sainsbury's which is about 15mins away in Sittingbourne. A perfect retreat for our family get together and have already booked for next year. Customer service from Bloom was brilliant and answered all our questions before we arrived. Thank you!

James Goodall | 05 June 2021

Simply perfect 5/5

We had a fantastic time. Everything was absolutly excellent... no negative things to say!!! After 4 months of lockdown we had a fantastic sensation to live normally again!

Frederique Van Steenderghe | 19 April 2021

A perfect stay! 5/5

If you’re looking for a peaceful, beautiful, clean, and spacious stay, with plenty of comfy beds, a heated pool and lovely walks, then look no further. 5 of us stayed (in separate rooms) and there was more than enough space for everyone. The value for money was undeniably excellent, and we’ll most certainly be back to stay again!

Tom Holland | 26 October 2020

An amazing setting With comfort and space. 5/5

We have just stayed Monday to Friday and had a great break. The properties are well equipped and offer lots of space for all the family. The swimming pool was lovely and warm and the tennis court was such a bonus and provided extra fun. The beds are really comfortable and the bathrooms are modern and the shower had an amazing pressure. If you want privacy from your stay with great nearby attractions then this is the place. Thank you for organising this lovely place.

David McCarthy | 26 September 2020

Great stay 5/5

Great place, stayed here with 15 people, came last year ,this year and booked again for next court and swimming pool are great.

Mark Robinson | 14 September 2020

Lovely place to stay for the weekend 4.8/5

We had a really lovely time staying in the cottages. The place had all the cooking equipment we needed and the pool was great. There was a lot of space for us to have a good time.

Vicki Latham | 03 September 2020

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