Great Higham Oast

Doddington, Kent
  • 10
  • 4
  • Pet Friendly

Lovely family barn in quiet rural spot with use of tennis court and swimming pool.

  • Depths of the beautiful Kent countryside
  • Ideal for a family get together
  • Close to Canterbury

About Great Higham Oast

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. Ideally located just an hour and a half from London and close to both historic Faversham and the popular seaside town of Whitstable there is lots to do during your stay!

This 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 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.


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"We had the most wonderful time staying here, with all our family an friends."

October 2018

"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

What makes this area
So special...

If you can tear yourselves away from this wonderful spot and all on offer at the barn then there is lots to see and do in the area. Leeds Castle with Go Ape, Segway and the stunning grounds itself is within 20 minutes, Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustines Abbey are also within easy reach and if you fancy a brewery tour, Shepherd Neame is based in nearby Faversham.

Property details

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 which seats 10 and a BBQ and further outside space to the rear. Undercover 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 (Double bed available on request), 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 (which make up to double)

Family bathroom with bath and hand-held shower over


South facing patio which seats 10 and a BBQ and further outside space to the rear

What you need to know

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 but is weather dependent. Please check with the booking team if available outside of these periods.

Guests who are using Great Higham Farm as a celebration venue should be aware that music is only permitted until midnight..  Please be respectful of neighbouring properties and refrain from making any noise after this time. 

A service charge of £300 may be applicable dependent upon the use and group size.

Under floor heating throughout.

 BBQ is coal fuelled -  The coal is not supplied.


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)

Please note fireworks/chinese lanterns are not permitted at this property.

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