Coldharbour Cottage

Tenterden, Kent
Self-catering


An off-the-beaten-track retreat with an 18th-century history for a family or 2 couples, in a super spot

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

At the end of a farm track between Tenterton and Rye is a pretty tile-hung cottage built in 1764. The owner’s barn stands behind, 400 sheep surround you, and the views are far-reaching and fabulous. Andrew has poured energy and determination into the restoration and has been rewarded with the discovery of Rye Shipyard timbers, an inglenook fireplace, and a wonderful red-brick floor. Outside: a brazier, a barbecue and a trampoline for kids. Inside: all is comfortable, simple and authentic, with nothing to distract from the history: leather armchairs, drop-leaf tables, a two-seater sofa, a bench coffee table, a TV hidden in a cupboard. The kitchen has a flagged floor and all mod cons, the garden room pulls in the view, and the Sussex trug overflows with goodies including the Jempsons’ soft fruits in season. Sissinghurst, Dixter and Bodiam Castle are close, Rye will charm you, but most surprising are Andrew’s history tours and bushcraft adventures (and you can help tend the sheep!). Back home to linked bedrooms sweet, simple and reached via their own stairs, one en suite, the other with a bath downstairs.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants 3 miles away.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £480
Surcharges
Short Breaks from £85 per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From £1003 beds2 bedrooms

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Andrew Jempson

  • Coldharbour Cottage was built way back in the 1760's and many of the original features have been restored or replaced by local craftsmen. Lots of character yet with modern amenities including a fabulous AGA oven for the Master Chef
  • Not forgetting the fantastic views across the valley towards the sea. Sit in the Garden Room, read a book, have a drink and take it all in. Its breathtaking!
  • Fun for the kids too, you can feed the chickens, collect the eggs, feed Harry the donkey (is very cheeky) and Sam the old horse. Oh and 250 sheep too - come and help us on the Farm!
  • Join us on one of our Country Tours and see the beautiful landscape which surrounds the farm. Learn about trees, birdlife and some of the fascinating history of the site. Book today for bushcraft adventures!
  • Fun for the kids too, you can feed the chickens, collect the eggs, feed Harry the donkey (is very cheeky) and Sam the old horse. Oh and 250 sheep too - come and help us on the Farm!
  • Coldharbour Cottage won the National Silver Award for the best Self Catering Cottage in 2010. Just 5 miles from Rye, 8 miles from Tenterden and 15 minutes drive from Ashford.