Benenden, Nr Tenterden
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Lower Standen Farmhouse - sleeps 12 (max 10 adults) in 5 bedrooms
Entry hall, with seating. From here the main staircase to the first and second floors
Drawing room, one side with central seating on plump sofas and armchairs seating 8 / 10. Large open fireplace with guard. To the other side in front of the French doors to the gardens are two seating areas each seating four to six each with a mix of sofas and chairs. A Smart TV is also located here and the resident board games
The Snug/TV room - corner sofa seating for six with some casual chairs for a few more. Large smart screen TV. Speaker.
Kitchen / Dining room - magnificent generous open plan contemporary kitchen. Central island with five stools to dine at the counter. Equipment includes an American pantry style fridge freezer with ice machine and water dispenser, dishwasher and range cooker with six gas rings, twin electric oven, plate warming drawer, microwave, two dishwashers and all your usual gadgets. Fully kitted kitchen for large groups
Dining area includes a bespoke hand made table - created from a fallen oak tree and seats 20
Nook seating area for four to six on sofa seating and a coffee table
Wrap around glazed doors to the garden patio with seating
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and plenty of cupboards - ideal for catering preparation. Additional fridge and freezer. Cloakroom and hooks, side access to the gardens and the front driveway, WC
Master Bedroom (sleeps 2) super king sized bed, seating area with views over the lawns for 2, chest of drawers. En-suite full bathroom and separate shower. Dressing table and seat. Wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers. (can be made up as a super king on request)
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) king size bed, en-suite hidden bathroom (no shower) wardrobe chest of drawers.
Generous family bathroom with separate bath and shower
A wonderful house combining traditional with contemporary including an extraordinary eat in kitchen 5/5
Celebrating an early Thanksgiving, we wanted a house where our friends could come together, hang out, eat well and make the best of the Kent countryside. At Lower Standen Farmhouse we were all to do and enjoy all of these things. The house has been beautifully restored with the prize going to the wonderful kitchen/dining room. Surrounded by glass overlooking the lush garden, the views and colours are an ever-changing joy with the underfloor heating meaning that we spent most of our time here. No lonely feelings for our chef ..... she probably had more help this year than ever before! Bedrooms were comfortable - we could maybe have done with one more shower room (being 8 adults), but this is a very minor thing, just meant some people got even more of a lie-in. The hosts had left extra wood for our use in the garage, so we were also able to thoroughly enjoy the big open fireplace in the sitting room. Finally, we loved our walk over the fields to the Windmill (along marked footpath). We walked back on the road via the Swan pub for a cheeky half pint before turkey. All in all, we had a fantastic time and would very happily come back ..... maybe a summer trip with some swimming and table tennis on the menu! Thank you to Bloom Stays and our hosts.
Emma Harvey | 21 November 2022
A great house for a couple of families or a special occasion party 4.5/5
A very comfortable, well decorated and spacious house. All the mod cons. Lots of room for a couple of families to enjoy. Kitchen is spectacular. Well situated with lots to do and a pretty garden with a great view.
Louisa Shovel | 05 November 2022