Great Higham Barn

Doddington, Kent
  • 18+8
  • 7
  • Pet Friendly

A spectacular barn with space for all. Ideal for a family get together or celebration.

  • Ideal for celebrations
  • Perfect party venue
  • Woodland eco hot tub

About Great Higham Barn

Set in the depths of the rolling Kent countryside, Great Higham Barn is a stunning period barn - ideal for large parties, group accommodation or wedding venue beautifully furnished with wonderfully spacious rooms. This group holiday accommodation is quite literally breathtaking with huge rooms, heavily beamed, contemporary touches and a bespoke table to seat all your guests in the wonderful dining hall. This Kent holiday house is in excellent condition throughout with several seating areas, games area, playstation, enormous kitchen with space for all, swimming pool, tennis court and a large garden.

For larger parties, combine the other barns in the complex to sleep up to 44. There are several seating areas for all ages throughout the barn, from a group of bean bags to squishy comfortable sofas. A particular feature of this holiday barn in Kent is the contemporary glass staircase which sheds light throughout the Barn and makes for a wonderful party space. The accommodation also comes with an annexe, which can be used as part of the Kent barn (it has an inter-connecting staircase) or separately with its own front door - ideal for members of the party who perhaps are looking for a little privacy.

There is a very spacious kitchen which has every conceivable machine imaginable and is split into areas, with an excellently equipped cooking area in the heart of the open plan space, ideal for preparing for even the largest of parties. There is both formal and informal eating areas, comfy sofas, and the utility area tucked away.

This self catering holiday barn is surrounded by Kent woodland and fields with lovely views of the countryside from many of the rooms and an eco hot tub for you to enjoy.. There is parking for several cars in the driveway of this holiday barn in Kent with a private garden surrounding the holiday barn with the shared use of an outside heated swimming pool (summer only), and tennis court within the complex to enjoy during your stay.

All in all, a truly stunning cottage with hot tub, ideal for the larger parties with enough space to give everyone the chance to relax, unwind and above all enjoy!

Thinking about having your wedding here? Read all about Lauren and Dan's Great Higham Barn wedding here.

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"Most amazing house, thank you for a great stay here will definitely be coming back."

Isabelle May 2016

"We were warm & cosy - over a cold New Year's Eve. It was lovely after all the Christmas festivities."

NYE 2016 - Katz Party

"Such a beautiful home, we truly enjoyed every minute here."

December 2016 - Sarah & Family

"Just love it! So clean and spacious, and beautiful decor. Thank you."

November 2016 - Blackburn Party

"The barn has been ideal for our celebrations of two 80 years, one 50 year and one 18 year birthdays! The facilities and the whole ambiance of the delightful building and gardens suited us perfectly. Thank you very much."

July 2016 - Hudson Family

"This is a family reunion - 6 sisters, 1 niece, 5 husbands spending a few days under one very large roof (and we love it). The wildlife - birds, rabbits, hares have kept us entertained in the early mornings as we ate breakfast at the communal table. Wonderful surrounding countryside, we have all enjoyed our 4 days in this fantastic house. Big enough for us all to spread out, but close at hand. This barn is the very best gathering place possible. Thank you to the owners and staff!"

June 2016 - Family Reunion

"We had the most incredible 21st birthday celebrations! There was so much to do with all the amazing facilities. We especially enjoyed the hot tub, pool and the orchard. So clean upon arrival and we created so many special memories! Thank you so much, The Cohens."

June 2016 - The Cohens

"Most amazing house!! Thank you so much. We will definitely be back."

April 2016 - Fraces's Hen Party

"What can we say? We've had the most amazing wedding week we could have ever wished for! Cracking weather, and with the back drop of this amazing barn complex it has just made it spectacular. Our family + friends were amazed we even found this place, we'll be back here for more celebrations i'm sure! Thanks a million."

January 2016 - Mr & Mrs Houghton

"This is our second christmas stay at Great Higham Barn. Its a wonderful place to be with all the family and we have shared lots of unforgettable memories together. Seven years have passed since our last visit and the family has grown in those years. We miss those who are absent, but cherish their presence in all of those they have blessed with their lives and continue to play such an important role in all our memories."

Christmas 2015

"Great Higham Barn is an incredible and special place. My friends & family and I absolutely loved our stay. Especially the hot tub and large open eating area - what a brilliant venue to bring people together. I had my 30th birthday dinner and party here and everyone was in ore of it. Thank you for making it all that extra special. Looking forward to returning again soon."

December 2015 - Marie

"Stunning! Beautiful and spacious. We had a great time. Brilliant for a large group of people. Would highly recommend it."

January 2014

"The perfect setting for a family wedding ! We have had a wonderful time with relations and friends able to stay with us from Bristol, Wales. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ! Another happy reunion !"

September 2013

"A lovely, brilliantly conserved property in a wonderful location. Thank you very much."

August 2013

"It was amazing. The Pool was really nice. We had a really good time. The house was so big!"

August 2013

"A relaxing weekend in a lovely location and beautiful barn. Walks, a short spell of tennis and some good nights sleep had by all. Perfect."


"Thank you for a perfect venue/barn to celebrate a 65th birthday party - everyone thoroughly enjoyed the space, cosiness and warmth of this wonderful thatched barn. Thank you!!"

November 2012

"Bike riding, tennis, hot tub dipping (very frequently, country walks, pub, higham bake off, quiz night, games night, Halloween Amazing party. (New moves busted) Pumpkin carving (25 pumpkins). Scary movie marathon (kids!!). Lovely windy scary weather, which made this a wonderful venue for a huge friends get together!! Shopping list : 198 cans of beer, 240 eggs, 50 tins of beans!! Lots of wine, 2 bottles of Baileys, 10 bags of marshmallows and hundreds of Jellies and sweets...... and lots more - a super treat for us all!!!!!! P.s Let us know if you ever want to sell. Thank you for the experience."

October 2012

"First things first : THANK YOU! We've spent the past 2 nights here for a team event, what a perfect venue for both work & play. We all really enjoyed our time here and will definitely be back - bringing with us more of our team."

October 2012

"Thank you for a wonderful week and this magnificent setting for our wedding and family holiday. Loved the pool, hot tub and the tennis court, and we are all very sad to be leaving. Hope to be back again in the near future."


"Thank you for a wonderful week of family get - together. This place is fabulous - everything the children could want, house is very beautiful and well stocked kitchen, pool & tennis court were great fun! The weather was perfect, so altogether an epic week for us all!"


"Had an enjoyable week, been amazing, highly recommend it. Thank you for everything x"


"An amazing week-end for my 30th birthday. Friends and family having fun in these magnificent houses and outside. Thank you so much for helping making it possible Kim! I think I am going to remember these 3 days for a while... and everyone else as well."


"What was suspected to be just another trip abroad....Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Beachy Head and Dickens world. Turned out to be a wonderful stay! The difference between just another and wonderful is this Great Higham Barn! This Barn became like our favorite summer jacket: we have to try it out every spring, over and over again. And....just like the jacket, it will fit perfectly, over and over again. Thanks for having us here -xx-"

June 2012

"We have all had such a fab time. The bad weather was no problem - Hot tub > swimming pool and back to the hot tub! So much wonderful space inside - the children were never bored. The clay-pigeon shooting was thoroughly enjoyed. Everything is of such high quality - who would expect a food processor :-) All mattresses comfortable - cannot fault anything. Many thanks"

April 2012

"We had my daughters 21st birthday celebrations at this wonderful barn and we all had an amazing weekend. Everything was just perfect . Have the best memories . Thank you so much :D"

Christine Apr 2011

"We had a fantastic time! The barn has so much space inside and outside. Our group consisted of family and friends, there was enough room for us to move around freely. Great dining table, seated all 20 of us comfortably."

Mrs K. A. October 2011

"We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the barn for family gatherings. All of my guests loved the house , the hot tub and the quality of the great under floor heating, hot water, showers and facilities. Kim the housekeeper was also extremely friendly and accommodating. Thank You"

Tolani Azeez- January 2012

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 Barn: sleeps 18 + 8 in 7 bedrooms, 2 sofa beds and 4 futon beds in reception rooms, 1 family bathroom, 4 en suite bath or shower rooms and 1 WC. Outside there is a private garden with large patio area and seating and private off road parking for several cars on the driveway or undercover. There is use of shared outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts for all guests and an eco hot tub to enjoy.

The property is entered via the double height barn door which leads into a double height glass walled atrium.

Ground Floor

Main dining area seats 18 with French doors leading to the rear patio area.

Large dining room table (15ft. long and 5ft. wide) in entrance hall seating 20 people

Downstairs cloakroom

Kitchen: split into three 'rooms' - the main cooking area, with sink, double range electric oven and extractor fan, two dishwashers, two microwaves, flash food processor, two kettles, two toasters and a large fridge. A second dining area overlooks garden seats 12.

The utility room has a washing machine and separate dryer.

Glass wood and steel stairs lead to the first floor to an open mezzanine.

Snug/play area with PlayStation (sorry no games provided), TV/DVD, Reading area upon sofas to seat 4.

Main sitting area: sofas and armchairs to seat 14 with beanbags for a further 4, coffee table, TV and DVD adjoining WC

Independent annexe room: (sleeps 2) access via the garden or spiral staircase from the first floor. King size double or twin, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower

Bedroom Configuration:

1 x double bedroom, with ensuite with bath and shower over the bath

​1 x bedroom with twin beds which make up to double

​1 x bedroom with twin beds which make up to double

1 x double bedroom with ensuite shower room

1 x bedroom with twin beds


1 x bathroom with separate shower

First Floor - Open Plan

Longe near dormitory with two double sofa beds

Large open living area with docking station for iPod, TV, DVD, Sky and Internet

We have USB links for iPods, phones, iPads, mp3 player via USB link or phonojack, Dab radio and cd, (docking station may not be compatible with some iPod classics)

Separate WC

Dormitory style bedroom - 4 single beds + 1 bunk bed

Large bedroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin

There is a wood fired hot tub in The Barn's grounds for the exclusive use of The Barn occupants only

What you need to know

This is a carbon neutral development and all heating is supplied by the estate's 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 - note the garden is not fully enclosed. 
Please note the pool is heated from May - September but is weather dependent. Please check with the booking team if available outside of these periods.
Wood fired hot tub available for guests' use. Guests use the hot tub and pool facilities at their own risk, and due to harsh chemicals used for maintenance purposes some skin types may react.
Cots and highchairs available upon request. 
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 depending upon the use and group size.
Underfloor heating throughout.
All forms of digital music are catered for with USB links for most 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.
 BBQ is coal fuelled - The coal is not supplied.

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