The Oast


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The Oast is a typical traditional Kentish oast house that was originally built to dry hops for the making of beer. It has now been restored and converted into a comfortable home and is situated in the centre of the historic village of Newenden opposite the village green where cricket has been played since 1300 close to the church with its 12th century font and within very easy walking distance of the 16th century pub The White Hart Inn which offers local beers and wines as well as excellent home cooked food.

Whilst The Oast is in the centre of this historic village it is situated in a very relaxing location with far reaching westerly views down the Rother Valley. There is plenty of outdoor space at The Oast a sheltered but sunny terrace with patio furniture and coal barbeque a large garden and a one acre paddock which is ideal for children to run around in. The Oast which is a listed building was converted in 1995 to a very high standard and retains many of its original period features including the hop press which is situated at the top of the stairs. The Oast benefits from modern insulation as well as an excellent central heating system.

The Oast is well designed for a superb family holiday, with a downstairs bedroom and shower for those with limited mobility. The roundel drawing room with two three seater sofas Smart TV, DVD and Hi-Fi is an excellent peaceful space with far reaching views down The Rother Valley. The adjoining sitting room with a log burning stove also has a TV and is a very cosy area especially during winter evenings. The traditional kitchen with a range cooker is a great space and the adjacent dining room with its beamed ceiling mixes contemporary design with this historic building. Upstairs passing the old hop press on the stairs there are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Special rates for groups of 6 or less, please enquire for further details. Electric car charging point available (additional charges apply).

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About the House

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The Oast: sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, 2 bathrooms (one upstairs and one downstairs) and 1 en-suite. Parking and terrace.

Ground Floor
Kitchen with dining table seating 8 guests, large range stove, fridges x 2, freezer, microwave oven, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher.
Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and seating, TV, door leading to terrace.

Roundel drawing room with sofas, Smart TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi. Adjoining sitting room has a log burning stove (logs are provided).
Accessible Ground floor Twin bedroom - sleeps 2 (if not required a discount applies), 2 single beds, chest of drawers, coat hangers, TV.
Ground floor shower room with toilet and wash basin.

First Floor
Roundel Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king size French antique bed, TV, chest of drawers, large fitted wardrobe, dressing table. En suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Double bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, TV, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) which can be configured to a double bed (on request), TV, wardrobe with drawers under.
Family bathroom with shower.

Outside
Terrace with table and chairs seating 10
Charcoal BBQ
Parking for 6 cars
 

  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Child Friendly
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    12 Miles To The Beach
    0.1 Miles To The Pub
    5 Miles To The Shops
    DVD Player
    EV Charger
    Freeview
    Garden
    Hairdryer
    Highchair
    Linen
    Microwave
    Open Fire
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Stair Gates
    Towels
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    56Mbps Wi-Fi
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    The property has an electric car charging point. Please note there is a charge of £8 a day for usage, payable directly to the owner if used during your stay.
    At the property we provide, towels, bed linen, kitchen supplies (washing up liquid, tea towels etc) and toilet rolls ready for you when you arrive
    A 10% under occupancy discount is available for smaller groups of up to 6 people at selected times of the year (please note only 3 bedrooms will be available for this size group)
    Cot, stairgate and highchair available. Please note cot bedding is not provided
    Accessibility ground floor bedroom / shower room
    Pets by arrangement only (note: pets are not permitted upstairs in the property). If you wish to bring a pet please let us know.  Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    The mobile phone reception is very good in this rural location, as there is a mast about a mile away
    The Oast is a detached property however the adjoining part of the house is not accessible to guests. This part of the house is sometimes occupied.
    The house is set back from the A28 which has a 30 MPH limit. There is a pub located to the side of the property
    Central heating.
    High speed fibre broadband
    All logs are provided
    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 check out 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.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In the Area


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Newenden is right on the Kent Sussex border and situated seven miles to the west of Tenterden seven miles north of Rye and twelve miles east of Battle. The Channel Tunnel is only forty five minutes by road and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells is also a short drive away taking about forty minutes. The seaside towns of Hastings Eastbourne and Brighton are also easy journeys and are excellent day trips. Within the village you can hire rowing boats and canoes from March - October. There are many walks, bike rides and local areas where you are able to exercise your dog off the lead. You have the options of five local restaurants within walking distance, including - a pub, x 2 cafes, Indian & Kebab house. All of which offer take away service.

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Extras and Experiences

Reviews

Wonderful location and host 4.2/5

Lovely oast house in a wonderful location. The outdoor space is fantastic and the master bedroom is gorgeous. The village is great and we particularly enjoyed the boating station and ice creams in their cafe. We appreciated the extras available for a baby like the cot and high chair. The house itself is a lovely old oast house. As with any listed building, there are going to be some things which are a little tired or not to our taste but we expected this. Do beware if you’re 6ft tall…my husband hit his head on the beams upstairs pretty much every day, but again that’s to be expected with an old property! Alan the host is wonderful, very welcoming and couldn’t be more helpful. He resolved the couple of small problems we had immediately and gave us some great recommendations of things to do in the area. We really enjoyed our stay.

Guest | 27 June 2022

Lovely location 4.2/5

This is a lovely house in a fantastic location. You have everything you would need on your doorstep plus lots of lovely places to visit close by. Alan, the owner, was very friendly and helpful

Guest | 12 June 2022

A great escape for the family 4.8/5

We hugely enjoyed our stay. The friendly owner greeted us on site and showed us round. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. We would certainly return.

Hamish Dowlen | 20 April 2022

Family and friends holiday 5/5

We stayed at The Oast for 5 days. We had 4 children and a 1 year old baby. The house was perfect for us and very comfortable. The space for us worked very well, the house is beautiful and Alan, the owner, was very helpful. We visited Rye, Battle, Hastings, Bodium, Go Ape in Bedgebury and Bewl Water. A great little holiday for all.

Melanie Way | 18 February 2022

Fab stay! 4.8/5

We had an excellent stay at the Oast. Alan (the owner) was very welcoming and helpful. The oast was a great property and we would definitely stay here again.

Rachel Higgins | 14 February 2022

good place to stay 4.2/5

We had a weeks stay with our extended family. The Oast is perfectly positioned to explore the Kent and East Sussex areas. The property has a host of original charm and is in good condition well equipped with lovely large open spaces for the children to play safely. Would highly recommend it.

Tom Sue | 16 August 2021

An excellent retreat in the beautiful countryside on the Kent Sussex border 5/5

Six good friends have just finished a 3 night stay in this beautiful Kentish property. Everything you could possibly wish for is here. Four fabulous comfy bedrooms, three upstairs and one downstairs. A fully equipped kitchen diner to cook, mingle and enjoy each other’s company in! Split living rooms. As many TV’s (one smart) as you could possibly wish for! With DVD player in the main room and a selection of DVD’s. As well as a pretty decent Marantz sound system!! A great living space outside with beautiful views towards the River Rother and Kent & East Sussex heritage railway line. It really is an ‘escape’ worth visiting!! Nearby there’s a village pub - great for meals (booking maybe necessary). We wined, we dined and we walked from our base. Always knowing that we’d have a fabulous home from home experience on our return. I’d highly recommend The Oast as a holiday home!

Peter White | 12 July 2021

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Thank you Alan, we have had such a relaxing & enjoyable time in your lovely house. Great food at the pub next door & much fun on the Steam Railway!

The Moody Family | 24 January 2023

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Thank you for a lovely stay - family all together to celebrate my 60th. Had lots of fun and laughter!

Chartwin Family | 24 January 2023

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Super family week, with so much to do round and about. The Oast has been a wonderful place for us all to stay with so much room for the children.

Gray & Giles Family | 19 August 2022

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Had a fantastic week in The Oast. Lime Wharf cafe for breakfast at Bewl Water and for a out, highly recommended.

Lucas & Clothier Family | 23 July 2022

5/5

The Oast House is a great venue for exploring Kent and a great place to stay as it has plenty of space and is comfortable and well equipped. It has a unique appeal with spacious grounds and Alan is a welcoming host.

Colin | 22 July 2022

5/5

Had a lovely week in the Oast; wonderful sunny evenings spent on the lawn playing family games. Excellent breakfast at Lime Wharf Cafe nearby.

Sally | 09 July 2022

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Thank you Alan for a wonderful stay and for your kindness. We were lucky to of found you!

The Rays & Co | 16 June 2022

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A wonderful week in a beautiful house. A great location by the river, allowing for paddling boarding. Thanks Alan for making us fee so welcome!

The Turrell Fmaily | 02 June 2022

5/5

We have just got back from a long weekend at The Oast. It's a great property in a perfect location. The property is well furnished and the facilities are great (especially the showers which were hot and powerful). There's a nice little pub next door and there are nice walks along the river as well as two nice cafes. The owners are both great and are excellent hosts. Highly recommended and we would love to stay again at some point in the future.

Chris | 14 May 2022

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Gorgeous place to stay for a family golden wedding anniversary. Fantastic time, we would love to come again!

The Walshes | 09 May 2022

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A wonderful stay with out family for a 60th birthday celebration. Perfect location, thanks to Alan our host for making it comfortable & enjoyable.

The Hodgsons | 04 May 2022

5/5

The Oast is a lovely old building that has been tastefully renovated. It has all the modern conveniences and yet retains some fantastic original features, including the hop press and some rather lovely old beams (tall visitors be aware you will need to remember to duck!). It is extremely well equipped with good quality items. The rooms are large but still cosy. In addition to the central heating there is a lovely log burner in the sitting room. The views over the large grassed garden look onto fields with an ocasional glimpse of the steam train. The village of Newenden is very pretty with a huge cricket field and some nice walks. The White Hart pub (adjacent to The Oast) serves excellent food in a friendly atmosphere. The Oast sleeps 8 in 4 comfortable bedroom (2 double and 1 twin upstairs and 1 twin on ground level. We received a warm welcome on arrival and the owner even provided some extra garden chairs when I asked if we could have a family lunch get together there. We all thoroughly enjoyed our all too brief time at The Oast and would love to come back.

Diane | 09 April 2022

5/5

We had a wonderful stay at the Oast and it was perfect for our relaxing girls weekend. The location was wonderful and the pub next door was brilliant and served lovely food. The oast itself was homely and quirky. We had a brilliant stay and Alan the host was absolutely fabulous.

Sophie | 12 March 2022

5/5

A fantastic stay in a beautiful house. Everything was perfect and the host was always on hand to help with anything, responding really quickly. We had a brilliant stay, well worth the price!

Ryan | 22 January 2022

5/5

Diamond Wedding Get Together. Ideal venue for the seven of us, plus three dogs. Lovely surroundings, helpful host. Will certainly recommend it to friends.

The Poragg Family | 20 December 2021

5/5

We had a lovely welcome. Christmas decorations and a tree gave the place an extra festive feel. Well equipped, spacious and clean. All perfect. Thank-you so much.

The Goodwin and Knight Families | 13 December 2021

5/5

The best place to be to catch up with friends and family. Loads of room, beautiful location and a stunning cottage. Thank-you.

The Grech-Bonnet, Griffin and Vant families. | 06 December 2021

5/5

Really nice, clean and spacious place to stay. Located in a really nice little village, pub next door was busy but really quiet and did nice food in the evening and the cafe across the offers a really nice breakfast. A bit of research and there are loads of countryside things to do near by. The Host Alan is really nice and friendly.
I think the picture don’t do this property justice, the space is so nice. We had a family get away with 5 adults, 3 kids and a dog. It was more than comfortable. It was nice to be together but not feel on cramped. The kitchen is well stocked with appliances, the dining table can seat 10 people, there is a tv room and a joining oust lounge.
This place was perfect for us, we could all have breakfast together, go out for the day and then spend the evening with a meal around the big table followed by playing games. Would definitely recommend

Steve | 03 December 2021

5/5

Lovely, unique cottage perfect for our group (4 adults, 1 lively toddler, 1 baby + 2 dogs). The grounds are gorgeous, local pub and cafe are great with plenty of things to do further afield.

Cara | 11 September 2021

5/5

Lovely place to stay, great views and a lovely big garden for the children to have fun in. Some noise from the nearby pub but wasn't a big issue. Would recommend getting the steam train from nearby Northiam to Bodiam Castle - the children, and grown-ups, loved it.

Christine | 28 August 2021

5/5

Lovely location. Accommodation great everything you need oast was just fantastic and very spacious.Owner always helpful. Lots of enclosed space for kids to play. Pub with good food next door. River 300m away had lots of fun on boats. Lots of beaches within 30 mins

David | 14 August 2021

5/5

Wonderful house, restored with care and love, in a beautiful setting!

Lisa | 24 July 2021

5/5

We had a lovely holiday at the Oast, there was easy access to a public footpath suitable for dog walking and a children's play area nearby if needed as well as pub and 'cafe come bike hire' place that did bacon sandwiches coffee across the road. Although garden very large We needed the garden to be absolutely enclosed to fully relax as regards our terrier but the outdoor table suitable for table tennis or outdoor dining . Loved that we could see steam train pass by too from the Kent and Sussex railway.

Sarah | 17 July 2021

5/5

Had a lovely week at the Oast. Such a relaxing house with a beautiful garden and a pub right on the doorstep! The owner was so helpful and understanding. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable. The weather could have been kinder but we made the most of the
coast and the lovely Kent countryside.

Sue | 02 July 2021

5/5


We had a lovely few days staying at The Oast which is an interesting and sympathetically renovated historic building. It is quite quirky which we love and Alan the owner was on hand and extremely friendly and helpful to us. It was stormy during our visit and the wood burner made it very cosy. The cottage is very well equipped, warm and comfortable. The pub next door The White Hart is very nice and welcoming and we enjoyed our meal there. Newenden was an ideal base for exploring the area in which my husband had a spitfire flight booked at nearby Headcorn. Ideal base for exploring Hastings, Battle and Rye plus any number of National Trust properties in the area including Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens which were lovely.

Kathryn | 23 May 2021

5/5

Lovely location, lovely hse. Nice & warm. Ideal for long dog walks.

Fiona | 07 November 2020

5/5

We had a lovely half term break as a family of 5. Local pub and cafe had lovely food, we enjoyed lovely walks by the river and took trips to Bodiam castle, trips on the steam train and the kids loved the Rare breeds farm. The weather was miserable but we had fun each day! The cottage was very homely esp with the fire on. The children had space to play in the room next to us relaxing. We had all the facilities that we needed and the host Alan was on hand whenever we needed him - even washing and drying clothes we left behind in the washing machine! We would love to come again

Tish | 31 October 2020

5/5

We had a lovely half term break as a family of 5. Local pub and cafe had lovely food, we enjoyed lovely walks by the river and took trips to Bodiam castle, trips on the steam train and the kids loved the Rare breeds farm. The weather was miserable but we had fun each day! The cottage was very homely esp with the fire on. The children had space to play in the room next to us relaxing. We had all the facilities that we needed and the host Alan was on hand whenever we needed him - even washing and drying clothes we left behind in the washing machine! We would love to come again

Tish | 31 October 2020

5/5

A fantastic stay here and host Alan was the perfect host. Plenty to do in the immediate area from walks (we walked to Bodiam Castle), or a ride on the steam train. Nearby are Rye and Tenterden with Canterbury, Camber Sands and Dungerness not too far.

Shaun | 13 October 2020

5/5

Hi Alan, many thanks for a great week at the Oast. Fantastic place to stay (one of the best we have stayed in). Nothing was too much trouble. Alan the host was very accommodating. There were six adults, two singles and two couples, the way the accommodation worked for us was just right. Lovely location so many things to do on the doorstep and a fantastic pub with good food and ale next door. Don't worry it was very quiet, we were not disturbed at all! So nice to have everything available without those extra charges, wood for the fire and barbecue equipment. Supplies of washing up liquid and dish washer tabs most welcome and of course the complementary wine! No issues with heating and hot water all just perfect. Thanks Alan we hope to be back some day.

Garath | 08 June 2020

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