Hill House Farm

Elham


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Exquisitely furnished farmhouse in contemporary country style sitting peacefully amongst the trees, with a private walled garden providing wonderful views over the valley. The majestic Highland cows and Roger the Bull peer over the fence to welcome you down the driveway to your tranquil rural retreat.

The fabulous conservatory dining room offers you and your family the best seat in the house to admire the surrounding views, while the play den downstairs will become a haven for your children.

During glorious summer months you can enjoy a glass of wine or a BBQ on the sun-trap elevated terrace, and in winter there are beautiful open fires in both the cosy snug and the open plan sitting room, the ideal spot for a glass of your favourite wine and delving into a good book. Pure Heaven.

The owners have taken great care in creating a special home that is immaculately presented, blending contemporary farmhouse living with a mix of reclaimed floorboards, flagstone tiles, exposed brick walls and period fireplaces.

If you can be pulled away from your family friendly retreat, the nearby villages of Barham and Elham are a short drive away, home to a host of eateries and farm shops. To enjoy locally produced wine from nearby vineyards visit Simpsons Wine Estate, or enjoy afternoon cream teas at Elham Valley Vlineyards, not forgetting the Cathedral City of Canterbury still within a 20 minute drive away.

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About the House

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Hill House Farm: sleeps 6 (plus an infant), detached farmhouse, 3 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, BBQ, parking for five cars, endless country views. 2 additional children on request.

Lower Ground Floor

Den/Children’s play room, flat screen TV, bench style seating for 8+, 2 sofa bed chairs. (Can sleep 2 older children on request only, flexible sleeping only).

Ground Floor

Open plan conservatory dining/sitting area to seat 8, open fireplace , 2 arm chairs, flat screen TV, 2 four-seater sofas, two sets of double french doors opening to the garden to one side and the terrace to the other
Snug room, open fireplace, sofa and armchair seating 4, flat screen TV
Kitchen, beautifully fitted with island, electric range cooker with induction hob, fridge freezer with water dispenser, dishwasher and all the essentials for your stay including a Nespresso coffee machine,
Utility room, butler sink, washing machine, dryer, WC

First Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower, period feature fireplace
Double bedroom (sleeps 2) king bed, feature fireplace
Double bedroom (sleeps 2) twin beds (king bed available on request)
Bathroom, bath with Victorian shower attachment

Services

Freeview
Wi-Fi - Due to the very rural setting the Wifi is constant but not fast.
Central heating throughout

Outside

Large fenced and partly walled garden (not fully enclosed), elevated sun terrace, table and chairs, seating for 8, covered wishing well and fish pond
Back entrance via driveway, parking for several cars
Gated side entrance, space for 1 car

  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    10 Miles To The Beach
    3 Miles To The Pub
    11 Miles To The Shops
    Fire
    Freeview
    Games Room
    Garden
    Hairdryer
    Highchair
    Linen
    Microwave
    Open Fire
    Parking - Off Street
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Towels
    Tumble Dryer
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    Mobile Signal & Wifi: Due to the very rural setting the wifi signal is approximately 1Mb, and some mobile signals can be weak.
    No pets
    Travel cot available
    Towels and linen provided
    Please note the gardener may attend to the gardens on occasion.
    Please note this property is suitable for up to 6 people. 2 additional children can be accommodated on the sofa beds in the basement, but are only suitable for older children.  Please request these if required.
    Unfortunately there is no stair gate at the property for smaller children.
    Please note check in is 4pm and check out is 9am.
     
  • 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 check out on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Please note this property accepts a maximum of 6 adults.
    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 note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Pets are not permitted.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In the Area


Elham Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A short walk to the village shop and maybe lunch in the pub. A short drive to Folkestone to explore the harbour and sandy beaches. Access to both London and the Continent are easy peasy.

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Reviews

A beautiful holiday home in an idyllic setting 5/5

We spent a week at beautiful Hill House Farm, a lovingly renovated and well maintained home with plenty of original features. The weather was excellent so we got to enjoy the expansive garden and al fresco dining area with BBQ. The setting is just idyllic, and yet it’s 20-40 minutes drive away from various cities/towns/beaches to visit… a really good base to explore all the corners of Kent.

Kate Kuhlmann | 28 August 2022

Stunning house in peaceful location within easy reach of beautiful Kent land marks 4.7/5

On arrival the owner was there and very welcoming. The house is absolutely gorgeous with lovely views. The neighbouring fields were home to some friendly Highland cattle and sheep. The gardens surrounding the house are very spacious and gave plenty of entertainment for our children to run around. The house is located central in kent so meant we were able to drive easily to North and south beaches. The house was well equipped with kitchen utensils and the playroom in the basement was an extra bonus for the kids and nice and cool which was needed in the heat wave. Overall a very enjoyable stay and we didn't want to leave. Will definitely return in the future. Many thanks to Toni and Bloom stays

Emma Mackenzie | 13 August 2022

Elham Valley visit 5/5

A lovely cottage with real character in beautiful countryside. A vase of flowers in every room and a bowl of fresh fruit provided. The kitchen is well supplied with crockery, cutlery, dishwasher, enormous induction cooking range and a very useful boot/utility room. Lovely bedrooms, our one had double aspect windows with creaky floorboards! as it was in the original 1832 part of the cottage. Our party found it so quiet and relaxing, but unfortunately all good things must come to an end.

John Mitchell | 01 June 2022

Lovely stay 4.2/5

We had a really lovely stay at Hill House Farm. The house itself is very spacious and comfortable, plenty of room for five adults, a small child and a baby. But the third bedroom is small and may be better suited to two small children or one adult. The kitchen was well equipped with utensils and crockery. There is a washer, dryer, dishwasher, full-size fridge and separate freezer. The rural location is great, the surroundings were beautiful and quiet. We enjoyed having the cows, sheep and ducks as neighbours. It was easy to get to Folkestone, Canterbury and Ashford, where we enjoyed a day at the beach and some shopping.

Sarah Olowo | 28 August 2021

Excellent 5/5

A really lovely house in a very peaceful spot. Kids loved the garden and cows. Also close to lots of places of interest.

Guest | 14 August 2021

A beautiful spacious house in an idyllic setting, surrounded by farm and woodland, peace and quiet. 5/5

We had the most wonderful stay at Hill House Farm. We were delighted to be greater by highland cows and sheep on arrival, in the fields next to the picturesque gardens. The house has a wonderful spacious living area and kitchen, which was perfect for spending time with three friends on our first weekend away together post lockdowns. The bedrooms are beautiful, with the two double bedrooms offering lots of space and light. The twin room is smaller so more ideal for one guest or two children. I downloaded a footpath map app, which gave me lots of great routes to walk straight out of the front door. We also had two fantastic day trips, to The Sportsman in Seasalter (very special!) and to Dungeness (incredible!). As we wanted to do each, the house was perfectly located in the centre - approx 45 minutes drive to each. So it allowed us to really explore the area, whilst being based in the most gorgeously rural part of it. The place was spotlessly clean and we had everything we needed. We enjoyed cooking several of lovely meals at the house and as the weather was unpredictable for July, it was lovely to be able to sit in such a light / bright dinning area which felt almost like we were in the garden. It was a joyful weekend!

Sally Salter | 07 July 2021

Great location, quiet and private, attractive accommodation 4.3/5

We enjoyed a lovely family weekend at Hill House Farm - six adults and a seven month old baby. Loved the setting and the house and found it generally well equipped for our stay. It's a really attractive property and as the weather was very warm, we could enjoy the outside terrace and table for meals. A few additional and minor details would have helped - instructions on working lights in the orangery and along the drive, a manual for the dishwasher (the 'on' touch switch had been worn away on the inside of the door which meant we had to go online to find out where to turn it on) and the provision of more tea towels (only two supplied) and bin liners. Instructions on the bins were provided in the guest folder but during our stay one of the outside bins was completely full. We did text the out of hours number for clarification but didn't hear back. Having said all this, overall it was a great experience and we would definitely recommend this house to our friends!

Lesley Buckley | 17 September 2020

Hill House Farm 4.8/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at Hill House farm! The house set in extensive well-looked after grounds was immaculately presented, clean and charming. Set in secluded surroundings, the property is adjacent to a farm with a herd of delightful Highland cattle - led by a vociferous and sometimes imposing bull called Roger, who in no time (thanks to a supply of juicy apples) became quite friendly! Hill House Farm provides a quality ‘get away from it all’ property in rural surroundings with the added bonus of fascinating bovine neighbours!

Jon Oddy | 08 September 2020

The perfect countryside getaway with the family 5/5

We honestly couldn’t fault Hill House Farm. From the moment we stepped in we knew we’d chosen right!

Saida Cane | 02 September 2020

5/5

Finally we found paradise on Earth! No, honestly, this is just the perfect hide away from London's rush. Everything was simply perfect, even the weather - it felt almost like summer, incredible but true!

The blooming daffodils, the trusting sheep and the picturesque cattle left us speechless... I guess I can call myself a globe-trotter, however this is one of the most precious places Ive ever seen.

My only advise is to keep the best care of this treasure. May you never loose it. Cheers!

Lisa | 18 March 2022

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