The Bothy, Little Mockbeggar Farm

Ashford, Kent

A working farm in Kent countryside with an ivy-clad Bothy to unbend in. Goats, hens and ponies to delight kids and lots nearby for grown-ups


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


You could be in a scene out of the Darling Buds of May; with its weatherboarded farm buildings, clucking hens and geese, ponies in the paddock, a veggie garden (lovingly tended by Derek) and a wildflower meadow, the Bothy is in a deliciously rural spot. The Easts are the very best of hosts, friendly, hugely knowledgeable about the area and super keen to share their little slice of life. Your one-storey, ivy-clad 200-year-old Bothy is set back from the owners’ home, its bright open-plan living/dining room made comfy with sofa, easy chairs and carpet underfoot. The cosy kitchen has everything you need to whip up breakfasts and suppers. Two bedrooms (one twin, one double) are clean and neat with 50s style country cottage furniture, and all windows frame long country views. You could stay put, catch the morning sun on the patio and read your book in the Shepherd’s Hut, but there is much to explore: Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Biddenden Vineyards, and you can hop on the steam train at Tenterden. With Angora goats to pet and seven acres of bluebell woods to roam and picnic in, this is a great spot for young, easy-going families.


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

Family friendly

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


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Extra Z-bed available.
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £385
1 Bothy for 4
From £552 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Derek & Sue East

  • Tenterden is 10 minutes away with its beautiful tree lined street, antique shops and steam train to Bodiam castle. Wonderful Mermaid street in Rye and the unspoilt village of Winchelsea are a delight not to be missed.
  • Spend a day at the beautiful Leeds castle with its Maze and Gardens, peacocks and wildfowl on the lake. Sissinghurst Castle gardens are 10 minutes away.
  • Scotney Castle, Batemans (The home of Rudyard Kipling) Great Dixter, Pashley Manor all within 30-minute drive.
  • Bedgbury Pinetum has a wonderful adventure area for children and Bewl Water reservoir has bicycle hire, if you feel inclined to cycle the 13 miles around the lake or through the pine forest .
  • Also boat hire, sailing and fishing are available.
  • When you have done all or just some of these things ,return to peace and tranquility at The Bothy.