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Great Higham Oast - Cottage in Doddington, Kent

Great Higham Oast

Cottage in Doddington, Kent      Sleeps 10

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Great Higham Oast Summary

Lovely period holiday cottage converted from a traditional Kent Oast house to offer beautiful accommodation in a charming rural setting. The cottage has the use of a swimming pool and tennis court and for larger parties or group accommodation you can combine the other barns in the complex to sleep up to 36. This rural cottage is surrounded by farmland where you can hire mountain bikes or arrange clay pigeon shooting with the owner. Ideally located just an hour and half from London and close to both historic Faversham and the popular seaside town of Whitstable there is lots to do during your stay!

Holiday Cottage Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Countryside
  • Fire
  • Child Friendly
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Tennis
  • Wi-Fi
  • Activities
  • Large Holiday Cottages

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Great Higham Oast Description

This luxury holiday cottage in Doddington, Kent has recently been beautifully renovated to make a comfortable and spacious home from home. The stunning self catering house nestles in a quiet location in glorious Kent countryside on the North Downs and yet within just a few miles of motorway connections and the Channel Tunnel for visits to France; hereby you can experience more than just Kent when you come and stay in this stunning English property. So don't forget your passports!

This large self catering holiday cottage in Kent has been finished to the very highest standard with a bespoke oak and granite kitchen and traditional tiled floor yet leaving many original features, which give the luxury holiday house so much character. This beautiful English country cottage overlooks landscaped gardens to the front and rear and shares the use of a heated swimming pool and tennis court.

The rooms of this self catering holiday cottage in Kent themselves are spacious and light with a wonderful open plan kitchen dining and living space with doors onto the sunny south facing patio. In addition this living area has large comfortable sofas and is a lovely room to relax in after a busy day exploring Kent!

Pets are welcome as long as they behave themselves and there is good mobile coverage at this English country house in Doddington, Kent.

This is a lovely family holiday house in Kent with space and light, and lots of activities to do right on your doorstep and yet within easy reach of all that Kent has to offer - not to mention both France and London within an hour!

This property has been rated 4 star by Visit Britain.

This Oast house has recently been featured in the Sunday Mirror http://www.mulberrycottages.com/press/uploads/sun_mirror_020111.pdf

Great Higham Oast Holiday Accommodation

Great Higham Oast: Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms, 1 reception room, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite) and 1 WC. Outside there is a south facing patio whic seats 10 and a BBQ and further outside space to the rear. Under cover car parking for two cars is available.

Entered through the hallway with room for coats and boots, leading to the spacious open plan living area.

Ground Floor

Sitting Area: Open plan with seating for 10, TV / DVD player and Sky TV are available.

Kitchen: Equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave and extractor fan, the adjoining dining table seats 10.

First Floor

Family bedroom (sleeps 4) - 2x zip link single beds (can be made into a double), 1x standard single bed, 1x pull out single bed and a wood burning stove.

WC with wash hand basin

Second Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, ensuite with shower cubicle

2 x twin bedrooms (each sleeps 2) each with two single beds

Family bathroom with bath and hand-held shower over


Under floor heating throughout.

All forms of digital music are catered for with USB links for most MP3 players.
DAB radio and CD player also available.
(Docking stations may not be compatible with some older iPods)

Local Information about Doddington, Kent

The English country house is part of the Torry Hill Estate and holidaymakers will have full use of the estate to enjoy during their stay at the Kent holiday let, including its 30 km of woodland paths and bridle paths for visitors to explore more of the Kent countryside. On the estate there is an established circular walk through the elegant parkland and along a Victoria carriage drive. In the spring Kent's bluebell woods and blossom from the cherry orchards are a sight to see! There is a riding stable near to this luxury holiday barn in Kent where horse riding and mountain bikes are available for hire together with maps of recommended routes through the estate's woodland. In addition for a fun day out of the English country barn, clay pigeon shooting can be organised by prior arrangement, at a cost of £45 per person which includes cost of cartridges. There are several pubs near to this luxury holiday cottage, offering good pub food, the nearest of which is at Milstead, Kent.

The county town of Maidstone is 15 miles to the west, from this particular holiday let in Kent, with the historic cathedral city of Canterbury within 25 minutes. Access to the Channel Tunnel is at junction 12 of M20 and it can be reached in half an hour - crossings take 35 minutes, hereby you can enjoy more than just Kent when you come to stay in this luxurious and large holiday barn. Bookings can be made via the link on our website. For day trips to London, there is a regular service every half hour from Sittingbourne in Kent, not far from this holiday barn, which takes about an hour. The North Kent coast is only a few miles away, where the reserves at Elmley and Oare offer some of the best bird watching in the south-east for you to enjoy whilst you stay in Doddington, Kent, especially in winter.

Further afield this self catering holiday house is well placed for visits to Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, the naval dockyards at Chatham or a visit to the wonderful medieval castles dotted right along the Kent and Sussex coast (we have more castles in Kent than any other county!).

Cottage Guestbook

We are a group of friends celebrating a friends Golden Wedding Anniversary which fell earlier this year. The men in the party were all at college together well over 50 years ago. This has been a lovely place for our celebration. We have all enjoyed the wonderful setting and have found the house comfortable and very suitable for our time together. A big thank you for making our stay so pleasant.
October 2016
Thank you! This was our 2nd holiday here - and we enjoyed it alot. And we were very lucky with the weather - again. We hope we'll be back. The holidays were lovely and the house is beautiful!
September 2016
Had a fabulous time, the property was amazing, very clean and everything worked. Kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed!
September 2016
After 18 months of planning and 2 previous weekend visits my son and his beautiful bride celebrated their wedding festival here last weekend. It has been the most wonderful venue to involve our family and special friends staying together. The accommodation and facilities, perfect. The personal help and communication with Kim and her knowledge of the surroundings, contacts and easy going nature has been outstanding. It is with heart felt thanks and appreciation to everyone involved for making my sons wedding so so wonderful.
September 2016
We stayed here for five nights and it was wonderful. What a beautiful house and in it and around it was everything you could wish for. Thank you very much.
August 2016
Fantastic, beautiful house - Oast, Plum & Cherry lovely venue to have friends together to celebrate a 40th birthday - house was spotless. Thank you.
August 2016
Wonderful time had by all! We are looking forward to our wedding here next year. Beautiful house & surroundings. Thank you.
July 2016
Here for 5 days for a family wedding. Such a beautiful, peaceful place, with excellent facilities. It made the marriage very special and memorable. All the guests had a wonderful time, thank you.
June 2016
Couldn't have wished for a more relaxing perfect holiday. Pool was great as was the tennis court. Great people staying in the other cottages - Big thanks to Kim who was so friendly and helpful - will definitely be back.
June 2016
Had a fabulous weekend. Made good use of the swimming pool & tennis courts too. Clean, cosy & felt at home straight away. Would love to come back in the summer. Would recommend Dreamland in Margate - worth the money.
June 2016
The property looked beautiful and really lived up to expectations. All the attendees thought the Higham Barn properties were lovely and the swimming pool and tennis courts etc. Really added to the fun.
May 2015 - Ms L. Ellis
A beautiful cottage and a perfect setting, the cottage was just what we were hoping for.
May 2014
We thought the accommodation and amenities were excellent
Mrs R, Aug 2010
Overall a wonderful house and a fabulous weekend. Thank you!
Mrs G, 2011
The Oast was fantastic. Everything we could have wanted and more. Beds very comfy, kitchen well equipped, good sofa's lovely open plan. It really was delightful and Kim was very helpful. We had a fantastic time. The only sad thing being the weather. We even got a tour around the barn and have made a family pact to return with the relations. Truly fantastic. So thank you all vey much who had any part in making it a lovely stay. See you again soon. The Turners
Mrs Turner, March 2011


This is a carbon neutral development and all heating is supplied by the estates own coppiced woodland at no charge to the holidaymaker. 

In addition, much of the electricity comes from a renewable source. 

Dogs are welcome as long as they behave themselves. 

Swimming pool available for use May - September.

A pre-authorised security deposit of £150.00 is payable.


Mulberry Cottages for themselves and for holidaymakers in this property whose agents they are give notice that:

(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended holidaymakers

(ii) all descriptions (including photographs), dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but any intending holidaymakers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact

(iii) no person in the employment of Mulberry Cottages has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property

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