Found down a peaceful country lane, close to the village of Ash, near Sandwich, this ex-agricultural barn sits in unspoilt countryside but with easy access to the coast, historic Sandwich with its canal and coast and other local attractions.
The Willows has a characterful interior with cosy wood burner and large sociable kitchen for memorable meals together, an enclosed courtyard garden with luxurious hot tub and fa fully equipped games room. One of the bedrooms has a luxurious bath in it as a feature giving that touch of hotel style contemporary glamour....
Transformed into a beautiful holiday home which retains much of its character and blessed with high-beam ceilings and exposed brick walls, hand-picked pieces of antique furniture gives that curated feel.
With views over the attractive courtyard garden through the full height glass doors the sitting room provides a beautiful space to relax. On warmer days throw open the doors and enjoy seamless inside-outside living, whilst in winter, with the doors closed tight, light the cosy wood burner, pick a board game or a family TV favourite to watch together. Once the sun goes down, 4 comfortable bedrooms await.
The courtyard garden is fully enclosed and beautifully planted to create a calm and relaxing setting for peaceful afternoons. Tucked under a wooden pergola, the al-fresco dining area allows you to make the most of barbecue dinners, with an outdoor sofa for extra comfort. At the other side of the courtyard sits the granary, converted into a fun games room with vintage pool table, where competitive matches can be played (and won!) whilst the barn retains its sense of peace.
With a choice of picturesque walking routes on the doorstep, it'll be easy to take in some fresh countryside air, especially if you've got a four legged friend in tow. Nearby you can explore historic Sandwich, just, a 5 minute drive away, whilst Wingham Wildlife Park and for the more adventurous Whitemills Aqua Park is close too. Creative artsy Deal, Broadstairs or the cobbled streets of historic Canterbury are just 20 minutes away by car. Princes Golf Club, a very popular course is also within easy reach.
The Willows is an ideal choice for a beautiful break in Kent. Brilliant baths, beds and barbeques are all here.
Ground Floor Open plan kitchen and dining room; with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine, island with stools, dining table seating 8 Sitting room with wood burner, sofa seating for 8, with french doors leading onto the garden
Bedrooms are distributed as three in the coach house part by the kitchen:
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) in Super King size bed, with freestanding bath, french doors to garden, and ensuite shower room Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) in King size bed with ensuite shower room. Twin beds available on request. Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) in King size bed with ensuite WC, and utility cupboard with washing machine. Hanging space only and drawers under the bed.
Across via the second sitting room:
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) in King size bed with open plan shower, WC and wash hand basin which is semi-glazed for privacy from the bedroom.
Outside Enclosed courtyard garden with dining pergola for 8 with overhead electric heater and sofa seating, outside lighting and barbecue (bring your own coal) Hot tub seating 8 External bothy annexe, accessed via stairs -Games room with vintage pool table (with a timed, infared heater) Private parking for 3/4 cars
Towels and Linen provided Wifi Central heating BBQ bring your own coal Pets allowed. Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged. Private parking on enclosed driveway for 2-3 cars
We hope you have a wonderful stay in The Willows. 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 and vaping 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 stag parties are not permitted. Please note quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am, with the hot tub to not be used after 10pm. Please be respectful to our neighbours.
In the Area
Situated in the small countryside village of Ash, in an excellent position for exploring Kent, whether exploring the picturesque countryside surrounding you on foot; with a visit to the local farm shop and country pub, or hopping in the car to explore the wonderful choice of attractions and Kent’s hot spots; such as Canterbury, Sandwich and Broadstairs, all within a short drive.
Family days out are plentiful, with Whitemills Aqua & Wake Park a few minutes’ drive away - for the more adventurous adults and children of the group, whilst Wingham Wildlife Park is just a couple of minutes further, along with sprawling Betteshanger Country Park just a 10 minute drive. Beach days, whether that’s soaking up the sun in the Summer or Wintery walks with a dog in tow, the coast is under a 10 minute drive away.
Should days discovering some of Kent’s beautiful towns and coastal delights sound appealing, Ash conveniently sits within easy reach of some of the best. Discover the historic streets of Sandwich, less than a 5 minute drive from The Willows, think cobbled streets, mediaeval buildings, and a picturesque quay with seal watching boat trips on offer, with a plentiful choice of delicious cafes and restaurants, and independent shops to explore. Equally placed, around a 20 minute car journey away, yet all so different, lies the creative charms of the coastal town of Deal, the quintessential delights of the seaside town of Broadstairs and the cobbled streets of the historic city of Canterbury.
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