Sandhurst, Nr Tenterden
This spacious loft apartment has been newly renovated (June 2021) to provide comfortable 'home from home' accommodation. It is situated within the grounds of a private home, overlooking wonderful surrounding countryside. There are two spacious double bedrooms (or twin beds available in one room) along with an open plan living/dining space to enjoy. Set in the village of Sandhurst you can take a stroll to the local pub, enjoy many walks on your doorstep or take a trip to the nearby town of Tenterden to enjoy an afternoon cream tea, visit Chapel Down vineyards or a ride on the Kent and Sussex Railway. A short car journey away is the wonderful sandy beach of Camber Sands, or the ancient town of Rye.
Motor House Loft has been named after the owner's love of classic cars, and offers accommodation for couples or families looking for a relaxing rural getaway, or families looking to enjoy the many things to see and do in the area. The accommodation is on the first floor of a converted Motor House, and offers comfortable accommodation in two bedrooms. The location is fantastic with so much to see and do on your doorstep - Bedgebury National Pinetum is closeby for those who like to walk the high ropes at Go Ape, Bodium Castle for the history lovers, Camber Sands for sun, sea and sand.....and for animal lovers The Rare Breeds Centre, oh and not forgetting a drop of wine tasting at Chapel Down for the grown ups! You'll need to stay at least a week to squeeze everything in!
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Motor House Loft: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen, shower room, outdoor seating, parking.
Access via outside stairway to First Floor:
Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen room.
Seating area with sofa, coffee table, large Smart TV, reading light
Dining area with table and 4 chairs, views to countryside
Kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and electric hob.
Shower Room with electric power shower, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail.
Master Bedroom with king size bed (sleeps 2), chest of drawers, Smart TV, views to countryside
Bedroom 2 with king size bed (sleeps 2), chest of drawers, Smart TV (twin beds available on request)
Balcony with seating and table for 4. Views over surrounding gardens and countryside. Heat lamp/light for those chilly evenings!
Access to lawned garden directly below balcony area.
Access to public footpath network via a private gate from the garden, steps away to enjoy countryside walks. There is also access to a mowed path around the perimeter of 30 acres of beautiful quiet pasture land. The circular walk takes approximately 20 minutes.
Parking for two cars immediately adjacent to the loft.
The village of Sandhurst is situated in Kent, near the border with East Sussex and is close to the villages of Hawkhurst and Northiam. Its name translates as a place that is wooded in sandy ground and is thought to have been used as the village that provided shelter and sustenance to soldiers on their way to the Battle of Hastings, and the survivors returning to London.
The main road to Rye runs through the village and was a popular trading route. Visitors to the area should ensure they take a trip to Rye which is one of the Cinque ports and has an abundance of cobbled streets, bijou shops and boutiques and a variety of wonderful places to eat. On the way you will pass through Newenden, the smallest village in Kent. The game of cricket is understood to have been created in Newenden when in 1300 the son of King Edward I, the future Prince of Wales, played a game called Creag. To this day it is home to an enthusiastic cricket team.
Bodiam Castle is owned by the National Trust and is a beautiful moated castle built in 1385. There are various events held throughout the year and it really worth a visit.
If you enjoy being on the water visit Bodiam Boating Station at Newenden and take a lazy boat trip to Rye or Bodiam Castle, or enjoy paddle boarding and canoes - great fun for the family!. Also a must is a trip on The Kent and Sussex Railway which runs for 10 miles from Tenterden through the Rother levels, past the village of Northiam to Bodiam.
A great break in the countryside of Kent 5/5
The Motor House Loft provided us with an excellent base from which to explore the treasures of this part of Kent. On arrival we were met by the very friendly and lovely black lab Maisie who was always pleased to see us throughout our stay. Mark and Melanie are great hosts and very pleasant to talk to. Mark has a great knowledge of the footpath network around the property with many walks from the door and shared these with us, the one to Bodiam Castle is excellent. Other attractions nearby were Sissinghurst castle, Scotney and Smallhythe. The Loft was very clean, well laid out and very comfortable and quiet. The view over the fields from the bedroom window first thing in the morning and late evening is not to be missed. We had a terrific week and would not hesitate to book if we were in that part of the country again. Thank you Mark and Melanie
Terence Marshall | 02 October 2022
Lovely part of the world, lovely hosts and fantastic property 5/5
Nothing about this property could be improved upon. Mark and Mel are fantastic hosts, they are very welcoming; nothing was too much trouble for them. The Motor house loft is a fantastic property, everything one could ask for. It was clean, modern and in excellent decorative order. The property is in a beautiful location with many walks surrounding it. Will definitely be returning. Paul & Tania
Paul Hewitt | 14 September 2022
Beautiful Kent countryside location 4.8/5
Very well equipped, clean, comfortable beds and friendly helpful owners. You can reach the coast and no end of National Trust properties, gardens and pretty villages within a thirty minute drive. There is even a cinema two miles down the road, two supermarkets and a pub a short walk away.
Suzanne Vick | 22 July 2022
Relaxing family break at Motor House Loft 5/5
Our family of four stayed at Motor House Loft over half term and highly recommend it. The apartment is well furnished and equipped, your hosts are friendly and on hand for any questions (fyi there's a pan drawer underneath the oven!). This is a great location. There are walks from the door through the surrounding fields, but also many activities within a short drive - Bodiam Castle, Boating station, Bedgbury Forest and GoApe. We were lucky with the weather and headed to Camber Sands as well as discovering the lovely views at Winchelsea beach across Rye bay.
Jonathan Watts | 06 June 2022
A really great location and accommodation. We highly recommend! 5/5
We really enjoyed our all too short visit to Motor House Loft. During which we were able to visit some great locations and view the wonderful countryside of Kent and Sussex. Mark and Melanie were super hosts, offering us a peaceful walk across their grounds to explore the beautiful countryside walk way beyond. We would love to revisit, and heartily recommend a stay at Motor House Loft, a lovely find!. Alan and Jane Clarke from Sutton
Alan Clarke | 18 May 2022
Half term family break 5/5
My family and I spent 8 nights at the Motor House Loft this October half term. The property was very easy to find and was so very clean and comfortable. If we had any questions during our stay, the owner who lives in the house on site was always on hand to answer them or give us advice. We would thoroughly recommend staying here and are planning our next visit to this beautiful area of Kent
Kevin Packham-boyns | 02 November 2021
Motor House Loft - Excellent 5/5
We had a lovely stay at Motor House Loft in Sandhurst. The property location is excellent for exploring the surrounding Kent/East Sussex countryside. Superb accommodation, very well appointed and an excellent shower! Our hosts were really quite lovely and we felt nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend this property.
Andrew Fyvie | 16 August 2021
This holiday home was amazing from start to finish. Mark and Mel were brilliant hosts offering advice from places to visit to restaurants nearby. On arrival keys were easy to collect in key pad. Everything was immaculate and of very high standard. So homely throughout. Lovely big smart T Vs in living room and both bedrooms. The Wifi was very reliable which was a plus as we have stayed in lots of holiday homes and although they state they have Wifi we have been let down in the past by poor quality service this was not the case at Marks place. There was a lovely bottle of wine and milk in fridge also tea, coffee and sugar starter pack. We were each provided with little toiletry packs which was a lovely touch. The balcony decking area was great in an evening, my husband myself and our 21 year old sons had some lovely times sitting out after a days traveling. So relaxing and the heater is so warm for chilly nights. The grounds and the views are wonderful and so peaceful. The Swan Inn is a couple mins walk just around the corner. food lovely and staff so friendly. We had great fun from our daily visits from Maisie the dog who is very well behaved and friendly. The local area is beautiful and some lovely walks around but it is also a great location if you want to explore further afield to south coast such as Hastings and Eastbourne etc. There are plenty restaurants locally which Mark thoughtfully lists in his information pack. When we left we forgot to pick up our spare car key and Mark kindly offered to post it. Thanks again for the pleasure of staying at your lovely holiday home. We had a fab time, made some great memories and would love to stay again if ever we are back in the area.
Alison | 29 August 2021