The Hayloft

Chislet, Kent
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Experience the very best of what Kent has to offer. Stay in this award winning thatched barn, and be near to the cosmopolitan city and the diverse coast, the ideal holiday destination.

  • Real WOW factor, full of traditional features
  • Close to the city and the coast
  • Cosy cast iron wood burning stove

About The Hayloft

This traditional thatched barn is available for the first time as a holiday home near Canterbury in Kent. Just recently renovated, with a host of traditional features including oak beams, oak flooring and a cast iron wood burning stove. Tastefully furnished in a modern contemporary style, this Kent holiday home has been finished to an extremely high standard. Just a short drive from the historic City of Canterbury and the Kent coast with towns such as Sandwich, Deal and Whitstable. The Hayloft is a very special holiday home in Kent and would make an ideal destination for long vacations and short breaks throughout the year.


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"Perfect host, perfect location, wonderful memories of a great weekend. Thank you… your attention to detail is amazing and we have so enjoyed sharing your little “calm and tranquility”."

April 2015 - The Honeysuckle Girls

"Thank you for a lovely stay at “ The Hayloft” The property is well equipped and decorated to a high standard. We had a relaxing break and enjoyed the many sights of Kent. A wonderful holiday let and warm hospitality."

March 2015

"Excellent Cottage, very well equipped and comfortable. Ideal location for exploring Canterbury, Whitstable, Sandwhich and the Turner in Margate. A very enjoyable week."

March 2015

"We all thought it was a wonderful, comfortable and homely property – in fact we’d like to move in permanently. The owners were most welcoming and we have had a lovely week. Thank you. We will recommend you to our friends!"

March 2015

"We had a great stay. A lovely place in the middle of horses and birdsong. Even the weather was excellent. Thank you for your hospitality."

March 2015 - Thierry and Sandrine from Belgium

"Thank you once again for the use of your beautiful Barn. This being our 4th visit. Hope to return in 2016."

January 2015

"An absolutely stunning cottage in which to stay. Loved the warm, cosy feel and it was so nice to come “ home” after a long day sightseeing. Thank you for your hospitality."

January 2015

"Lovely cottage with all the facilities a 6 month baby needed for entertainment. Great local walks and we were very lucky with the weather. Fantastic way to see in the New Year. Well appointed kitchen for all our cooking!"

January 2015 - Dutton, Gibbon and Hamsnake Families

"Wow, what a beautiful and well appointed property! We booked the whole family for a long weekend to celebrate my wifes birthday, and we can honestly say that we have never been so impressed by the high standard of .. well everything! Not only have the owners provided everything one might need for a short stay, but they have also created a genuinely peaceful and relaxing atmosphere in which to relax and unwind. We would love to come again!"

November 2014 - The Bunn Family

"Thank you very much for the really extraordinary and very beautiful holiday cottage, you designed and built. Its the best cottage we've ever been to. Our Daughter fell in love with all of your horses! We would surely like to return some day!"

October 2014 - Mansen Family

"Had a wonderful week at the hayloft, so peaceful. You have created a holiday haven in Kent. Thank you for all your help and guidance. The flowers inside and our were much appreciated."

September 2014 - Doreen, Ian and Neil Ritchie

"Brilliant time, brilliant home! Any more wishes? Just ask Lindsay and Richard :). We really, really enjoyed our two weeks stay at The Hayloft. Would love to come back again one day."

August 2014 - Susanne and Axel Lunma

"Thank you very much for allowing us to stay in The Hayloft. Its been a lovely week and we have all enjoyed it very much. We went canoeing on the River Stour and visited Dover Castle, Canterbury, Sandwhich and Whitstable. We also enjoyed the spitfire and hurricane memorial museum and the Hornby museum. The house was lovely - we would love to come again."

August 2014 - The Spang Family

"Nice relaxing rural location. Very comfortable. Warm and well kitted out character building. Richard the owner a nice guy and very helpful."

March 2014

"The softest bed sheets on the planet ! Our 3rd year in a row here - we sooooo love it. A weekend of no responsibilities, just pure relaxation - everyone needed it ! Bliss. Thank you for all you wonderful attention to detail and the care you've taken here. Its a haven, a port in the storm."

October 2013

"We'll be back!! Superb location for our UKC (classes of 1975ish) get together."

September 2013

"A fabulous stay, with fabulous weather in a fabulous cottage. We had a thoroughly good week in the Hayloft which we found extremely well equipped and comfortable. Thank you both for taking the time to provide suggestions on things to do locally."

July 2013

"A lovely week. Perfect weather, house and location. Loved Herne Bay and Pegwell Bay. Billy icing on the cake plus all the birds. Thank you very much for everything."

July 2013

"As a family group spanning four generations, we make heavy demands on our holiday accommodation. The Hayloft was perfect - as luxurious as the website promises and yet our two- year old could happily roam around the wonderful kitchen and living area. Despite the usual English weather we enjoyed a verity of trips out - Particularly Walmer castle (avoid a windy day!), Whistable (Including the golf course), the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and of course beautiful Canterbury. Thank you very much."

June 2013

"Just a little note to say Thank you for the lovely time we had at the Hayloft. The cottage is superb, of the highest quality in fact the best we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in quite a few 5* properties over the years. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain it to that standard so really well done. We hope to come back in the not too distant future. Thank you very much for the wine by the way. Best wishes."

March 2013

"This house was fantastic. It was like home from home.Our party consisted of two children under the age of 4. There was so much to do inside and outside of the property. The log fire came into good use!! We've already re-booked the house again!!"

March 2013

"Dear Richard and Lindsay Thank you so much for letting us stay in your truly fantastic house in such a wonderful location. We've all had a great Christmas and New year catching up with our family and friends, and considering I booked the Hayloft a year ago for our Christmas trip home, it was worth the wait! Thanks for your warm welcome, the flowers were lovely and as we head back to Dubai we will tell our friends of the Hayloft and the exceptional accommodation. We hope to see you in the future, in the meantime we wish you both a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Thank you x x x"

December 2012 - New Year period

"What a gorgeous home away from home the Hayloft is! The perfect English Cottage, adorable, made all the better by having the Christmas tree and decorations up. If only we had time to stay longer. Loved the little touches, everything was thought of, such as the Christmas mince tarts, wine and bread. Will recommend to all. Thank you so much."

December 2012

"Quite simply the very best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in - by far."

December 2012

"Great stay once again and given that we are girls who like our comforts, this place really hits the spot. We had a lovely few hours out in Whistable but mostly we just chilled, chatted and feasted. (Oh and drank some wine!) We will be back again next year as we've not found anywhere to match this for a girlie break. Many thanks x x"

November 2012

"Wow! What an amazing barn - we have all had the best birthday weekend ever. We would love to come back here it is all perfect, as well as the location, and Billy is just the most beautiful horse. Can't put into words how great this place is. This birthday girl has had a fantastic weekend."

October 2012

"Dear Richard & Lindsay Your lovely cottage was both very comfortable and most enjoyable. The surrounding area was truly magnificent. My grandchildren even managed a day at the Beach in Broadstairs. The fish and meat in the area was fresh and tasty and was put to the test on your barbeque-- Delicious!!! Thanks again."

September 2012

"There was once a young couple from Kent Who put up a hayloft for rent. From our point of view What a great thing to do We think Lindsey’s a lady and Richard’s a gent. So we came from Derbyshire one, two three For a week of southern sunshine and sea. Imagine our surprise thought we’d won first prize When you prepared the place so beautifully. So we’ve got this questionnaire now. Asking us why and what and how. What can we say? About our holiday. The only word that comes to mind is ‘Wow’."

August 2011

"A delightful extended stay in your beautifully appointed barn. We appreciated all the attention to detail and consideration you made to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Without doubt the finest holiday cottage in England."

The Hagan Family April 2011

"Thank you very much for a wonderful stay in a wonderful house! We felt - after the very warm welcome - like being at home, being looked after very well and living with wonderful neighbours! Everything was so relaxing."

The Boksa Family April 2011

"Once again a lovely stay!! Re-charge the batteries and a much needed rest. Beautiful setting and an amazing barn. Hope to return again. Sunday lunch at the Red Lion at Stodmarsh is not to be missed ... make sure you book!"

The Willis family May 2011

"A really clean, comfortable and homely place to stay. The whole barn layout is perfect and well designed. We loved the location, excellent for days out with the children. We would love to come back again. Many thanks for your generous hospitality and kindness. We have some lovely memories of Dymchurch Steam Railway and Canterbury Cathedral to take home."

The Rickwood Family May 2011

"Lovely holiday cottage, so very well designed and equipped, it has everything needed for a perfect stay. The welcome goodies were much appreciated. A fantastic week, thank you."

Miss S. W 18.9.2010

"A fantastic place to stay, well equipped and very clean. A perfect location for exploring everything that Kent has to offer."

Mrs Simpson Norwich 12.9.10

"Fully deserves the 5-star rating from 'Visit England'. We cannot recollect a self-catering establishment to equal The Hayloft. Thank you!"

Mr and Mrs B West Sussex 7 August 2010

"Thank you for your cordial welcome and your helpfulness throughout the whole week we spent at the wonderful 'Hayloft' at Chislet. The house is the best holiday house we ever had; an architectural highlight with nothing left to improve, as well the equipment was perfect. We'll recommend your house without any reservation and hope to come back in time."

Drs K & E W. Germany 24 July 2010

"What a wonderful 5 star experience The Hayloft has been! We have enjoyed our time here very much and the warmth of both the house and our lovely hosts has been perfect. We have enjoyed our days riding at the Burstead Manor riding school (highly recommend) and our afternoons exploring this beautiful countryside. We are sad our break is over and hope to return once again to this wonderful architectural marvel and the beautiful area. Thank you so much."

Mr and Mrs A. France 16.5.2010

"What a gem! A truly wonderful place! I would highly recommend this beautifully appointed cottage surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Visits to Canterbury and Whitstable are a must! Thank you to the owners for their welcome and the thought they have put into converting this property."

DR KM Yorkshire

"The owners are quite delightful which makes for a very relaxed holiday. Also great praise to the staff at Mulberry Cottages - a big thank you."

Mrs J.A 30.4.2010

"Thanks for giving us a very special experience of our first visit to Kent. The house has got everything to feel comfortable. The surroundings, the fields, the scenery, the sea and the cliffs. We could have stayed much longer but duty is calling. We will definitely consider a re-visit and recommend The Hayloft to our friends. Thank you again."

Mr. G.K, NL 1.5.2010

"Thank you so much - the house and contents plus your thoughtfulness will make this holiday home one that we will wish to visit again. Lots of luck and happiness to you both."

Mr and Mrs S.H, Hampshire 30.4.2010

"A very enjoyable week made even better by the sunshine. Thank you for the welcome pack of goodies. We found everything very comfortable, especially the 'L' shaped sofa and the overall warmth of the building. We would recommend a visit to Walmer Castle, lunch at The Duke William at Ickham, Whitstable, St Margaret's Bay and walk over the cliffs."

Mr and Mrs K.B Gosport 23.4.2010

"Wow! What an absolutely stunning place to holiday from. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week and feel so lucky to have 'christened' your beautiful holiday house. Thank you so much for a warm welcome and your thoughtfulness. Can't wait to re-visit and see the progress of the garden. Many thanks once again."

Ms K. P, Yorkshire 10.4.10

What makes this area
So special...

Surrounded by open farmland perfect for cycling and walking, keep your eyes peeled as you may spot herons and egrets. Canterbury is nearby with its great shopping and fun things to do like river tours. Coastal towns such as Whitstable and Sandwich aren't far either and are well worth a visit.

Property details

The Hayloft at Chislet: sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 1 bathroom, outdoor seating and parking off road for several cars.

To the front of the barn is a large gravelled area for secure parking and a brick built entrance ramp. Entry to the property is through the oak front door of the barn, into the large open plan kitchen and dining area.

Ground Floor

Kitchen: fitted with all machines, including an integrated washer/dryer, a large range style oven and gas hob, spacious larder.

Dining area: table to seat 8. Doors to the dining area outside onto the decked part of the garden.

Downstairs shower room: power shower

Living room: sofa seating, oak flooring, wood burning stove.

Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) & en suite wet room - suitable for anyone with mobility problems.

First Floor

Galleried landing area: armchair with TV and DVD.

Master bedroom has a king sized double bed with TV and basin.

Twin bedroom with two single beds and TV.

Family bathroom for this floor, which has a bath and separate power shower


Decked area complete with table and chairs, outside lighting and a charcoal BBQ

This property offers disabled access for wheelchair users

What you need to know

Heating is included in the rental charge.

Cot and highchair available

Welcome pack provided

Helicopter landing pad?


Central heating throughout

Kitchen has underfloor heating

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