This group 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. The complex consists of 4 barns in a courtyard setting with ample parking for all. The barns are in excellent condition throughout with several outside seating areas, games area, PlayStation, enormous kitchen and dining space in the main barn, swimming pool, tennis court and a large garden. As a result of their excellence, the properties have been rated 4 Star Gold Award by Visit Britain.
These self catering holiday barns in Kent have been beautifully converted to provide high quality accommodation ideal for large groups. The rooms of this impressive country barn make the most of the wonderful oak beams found throughout the buildings and the layout has been especially designed to enhance the lofty heights and cathedral like proportions of the historic country accommodation. The owners of this Kent holiday barn have made very clever use of light with contemporary glass, wood and steel staircases and bannisters shedding light right down through the layers of this wonderful barn.
A mixture of contemporary and antique furniture adds a quirky but comfortable touch to the interior of this antique barn in Kent. This holiday let has large squashy sofas abound in the seating areas so that however large your group, there is room for all.
Approached up a long private drive, this stunning holiday Barn complex affords complete privacy and seclusion with views across the surrounding Kent farmland. Each self catering holiday barn in Kent has its own kitchen but the very spacious kitchen of the main English country barn would be ideal for catering for large groups. A particular feature is the enormous dining hall with seating for all around the bespoke table.
The self catering barns are surrounded by Kent woodland and fields with lovely views of the Kent countryside from many of the rooms, there is ample parking on the driveway, with a private garden surrounding each holiday house, and a private heated swimming pool and tennis court to enjoy during your stay in these Kent barns.
All in all, a truly stunning English country property in Doddington, Kent, ideal for the larger parties with enough space to give everyone the chance to relax, unwind and above all enjoy!
Thinking about holding your wedding here? Read all about Lauren and Dan's Great Higham Barn wedding here.
"We have had a fantastic stay. The house has beautiful surroundings, and amazing facilities."November 2016 - Hen Weekend
"Thank you we have had a really wonderful weekend with lots of family time."November 2016 - Elliot Family
"We have had the funniest most wonderful weekend full of laughter and joy. Amazing venue and beautiful building."2016
"Absolutely wonderful week here at the Complex, Kim was an amazing host. We will be back. Thank you, Melissa."2016
"All clearly explained, ready on arrival, willing & friendly competent staff who dealt with queries as they arose & gave exactly what they promised. We had a wonderful experience & are really pleased we chose this venue."June 2015
"This was our second visit to The Great Higham Barn Complex. The first time we just booked the Barn, but after hearing tales of our first holiday we had more friends request to join us when we went again so it was great to be able to book the whole complex. It's a really good venue for a large gathering, the huge dining table in the Bran is big enough to fit everyone round at meal times. Its set in beautiful surroundings, great for dog walks. The log fired hot tub and tennis court were used a lot. We have some great memories of our stay."April 2015 - Mrs M. Galvin
"The venue was an excellent space and perfect for our occasion."March 2015 - S. Spence
"The perfect venue for a small wedding/ large family party/ holiday with friends! Gorgeous venue in excellent condition and so welcoming it feels like home from day one. We had our wedding here and it was absolutely fantastic; relaxed, comfortable and SO much fun. Not many wedding venues can boast a swimming pool, tennis court, and a suite of beautiful and comfortable rooms to accommodate all your guests!! The venue made for beautiful photos and the staff were absolute gems. PERFECT. We will definitely be back with friends to re-live it all at Great Higham complex!"May 2014 - Tom and Katie
"The farm was outstanding we had our wedding there and can not fault it In any way."April 2014
"Stayed for a festival wedding, absolutely beautiful venue and accomodation, worth the stay just for the hot tub!"Tim Crichton
"Many thanks for the great stay - the whole family loved it."Mr. B. F 25 April 2010
"An outstanding set of properties, beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished in a lovely location. Will recommend and intend to return myself."Mrs R. B 9/4/2010
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.
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.
The property is entered via the double height barn door which leads into a double height glass walled atrium.
Main dining area seats 18 with French doors leading to the rear patio area.
Kitchen: split into three 'rooms' - the main cooking area, with sink, double range electric oven and extractor fan, two dishwashers and a large fridge. Another dining area 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, docking station, DAB radio and CD player. Reading area upon sofas to seat 4.
Main lounge area: seating space, TV / DVD with adjoining WC
Ground floor (5 bedrooms):
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king size double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and integral shower
Double room (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite shower room.
3 x Double / Twin rooms (sleeps 2 each) twin beds can be made up as doubles or twins - if you have a preference please let us know when booking.
Family bathroom with bath and integral shower
First Floor (2 bedrooms):
Snug/play area (sleeps 8) 2 double sofa beds and 4 futon beds sleep the extra 8 guests.
Family bedroom (sleeps 6) four single beds and bunk beds with an en-suite bathroom walk in shower and bath
Independent room, (sleeps 2) access down via a spiral staircase from the first floor or directly via own exterior front door. King size double or twin, en-suite bathroom with bath and shower
Great Higham Oast Sleeps 10 in 4 bedrooms, 1 reception room, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) and 1 WC. Outside there is a south facing patio with seating for 10 and a BBQ and further outside space to the rear. Under cover car parking for two cars is available.
Sitting area: Open plan, TV/ DVD player and Sky TV are available.
Kitchen: With granite work surfaces the kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave and extractor fan, the adjoining dining table seats 10.
Family bedroom (sleeps 4) 1 double bed and 2 single beds and a wood burning stove.
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) oak double bed, en-suite with shower cubicle
2 x twin bedroom (each sleeps 2) each with two single beds
Family bathroom with bath and hand-held shower over
Underfloor heating throughout both properties.
Cherry and Plum Cottages: both sleep 4, each property has 1 mezzanine bedroom and 1 sofa bed, 1 reception room, 1 family bathroom. Secluded garden (not enclosed) with BBQ, patio and seating for 4. Private covered off road parking for two cars. Shared use of outside swimming pool and tennis courts.
Through the original stable door into a hallway with coat cupboard leading into open plan living area.
Sitting room: French doors leading to patio area, wood burning stove with supply of logs, sofas (1 sofa bed), TV/DVD
Kitchen: granite topped kitchen with breakfast bar equipped with washing machine, fridge, electric oven, electric hobs, microwave oven and kettle. A dining table seats four.
Galleried twin bedroom (sleeps 2) 2 single beds
Family bathroom on the ground floor with bath and integral shower
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! Swimming pool available for use May - September. Wood fired hot tub. 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.
Please note that the gardens are not fully enclosed (except Plum Cottage).
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.
Great Higham Barn as a wedding venue will incur additional charges. Please enquire for further details.
A service charge of £300 may be applicable dependent upon the use and group size.