Hill View

Elmsted, Nr Ashford, Kent
  • 4
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

With exposed beams throughout, this immaculate barn is set in 4 acres of unspoilt woodland and rolling fields, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It offers extensive country views over the North Downs and is ideal for a family or couple with dog looking to stay near Canterbury, Ashford or Folkestone.

  • Easy reach of Folkestone for day trips to France
  • Pretty spectacular views over the Kentish countryside
  • Birdsong, cherry blossom in peaceful surroundings

About Hill View

Take in magnificent countryside views from this unrivalled peaceful spot, positioned halfway between Canterbury and Ashford. Hill View is a detached pristine barn with country charm set in 4 acres of unspoilt woodland and natural pasture in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the grounds of the owner's home. A place where you can enjoy birdsong, wild flowers and the beautiful countryside of Kent Downs.

The barn has been finished to an extremely high standard, with exposed beams and charming country furniture and furnishing welcoming you to the large open plan living and dining area. A feeling of space, light and warmth prevails throughout and extends into the well-appointed bedrooms and luxurious bathroom complete with a beautiful roll top bath on the 1st floor. An ideal space for a long soak after having enjoyed gorgeous country walks along one of the many footpaths surrounding the barn.

Sunny days can be enjoyed outside on the private terrace followed by exploring the magnificent countryside. Spoil yourself with some alfresco dining or a BBQ on your return. All the sought after home comforts are here in this warm and comfortable self-catering barn, designed also with colder days in mind including underfloor heating, televisions in both the lounge and master bedroom and a plentiful supply of books, games, magazines and DVDs to entertain yourself.

Explore nearby historic Canterbury, coastal Folketsone or other lovely towns, villages, or attractions and places of interest such as Dover Castle, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Or just enjoy sunset views from this lovely barn.


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"We had such a lovely time. The cottage is so cosy and we have loved the peace and quite."

The Symons Family, January 2018

"We booked the week away with one item on our Agenda - to relax!! and relax we did in this lovely, cozy cottage in superb countryside. The cottage has everything we needed and we appreciated the finishing touches. Sharon has been very welcoming and very helpful - thank you. Our two favorite pubs are THe Tickled Trout and The Five Bells, but mostly we just enjoyed cooking in the cottage and relaxing in the evenings. We will definitely return. Thank you both, Sharon & Mark."

The Louis Family, October 2017

"Thank you both, we've had such a lovely week away. The cottage is like 'home-from-home', all the little touches made it very special! We've visited lots of great places in Kent & East Sussex. Can definitely recommend Dover Castle and Whitstable for Pie & Mash! Locally, The Tiger Inn and The Tickled Trout (both in the handbook) were excellent for food and service. We hope to return for another holiday. Thank you xx"

Steve & Sam, September 2017

"Absolutely wonderfully appointed accommodation in the most beautiful surroundings. Thank you for your kindness! We would love to return."

September 2017

"Thank you Mark and Sharon - such a lovely house and beautiful view. You have been so thoughtful in setting this place up. We had everything we needed right here for a wonderful visit. The suggestion of The Five Bells pub was PERFECT! Altogether a lovely weekend getaway. xxx"

Joe, Alex, Andrew & Emily, August 2017

"We had a great time! We love this gorgeous cottage. Everywhere we found your love inside it. The little things made it that we felt like being at home. Thank you! We discovered many things in Kent so we have been to Broadstairs, we visited The Shell Grotto in Margate, we made a trip by the railway to Dungeness, many times we have been in Hythe, also Dover Castle was a great event. Sandwich, a lovely little village and the pubs in Deal were great. But finally, we didn't see so many interesting things so we have to come back! And we will! Because we love it here!"

The Hesse Family, August 2017

"The accommodation is excellent, lovely views, comfortable and well equipped. Our youngest son loved the chickens and rabbits. Great days out in Romney, Hythe and at the Dymchurch railway, Walmer and Deal castles, Lower Leas Coastal Path and catching up with the family. Hope to come back soon. 10/10"

David and Cathy Green, August 2017

"Thank you for a wonderful last week of out holiday - your cottage is beautiful - we have felt so comfy and relaxed here. Your attention to details second to none. We hope to return next year and would love to stay here again. Thank you xxx"

Jennie and Tim 2017

"We stayed here for two eventful weeks and enjoyed this wonderful cottage. Many thanks and greetings from Germany."

The Schnieder Family, June 2017

"Thank you very much for a delightful experience. The barn is wonderful, everything we could have needed for a relaxing holiday break. We loved exploring Kent and East Sussex and had a wonderful meal on our last night at The Wife of Bath in Rye."

Ruth & Richard

"Thanks very much. We've really enjoyed our stay."

Alison, Mark and family

"Dear Sharon, Mark and family, thanks a lot for a great holiday."

The Kennelly family

"To Sharon and Mark, thank you for making our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Upon arrival was lovely to be greeted by Mark along with your little touches. Our holiday to Kent has been one to remember. Thank you so much, see you soon. xxx"

The Wilson Family

What makes this area
So special...

Elmsted is a small village between Canterbury, Ashford and Folkestone. It takes its name from a quantity of Elms growing in it, 'Elm' signifying in Saxon, that tree, and 'Stede', a place. If it's castles that you love, Dover Castle and Leeds Castle are nearby.

Property details

Hill View: Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, garden (not enclosed), parking for 2 cars.

Ground Floor

Open plan living/dining room with integrated kitchen. Seating for 6, flat screen (32") TV/DVD, stereo/DC player.

Dining table and chairs seating 4.

Kitchen with electric cooker and oven, fridge freezer, washing machine.

Double doors leading outside patio, garden.

First Floor

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), king size sleigh bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, 19" flatscreen TV.

Twin room (sleeps 2), 2 single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers.

Family bathroom, roll top bath with handheld shower, shower cubicle with walled shower, WC and basin.


Courtyard with paved patio, lawn around the cottage. Seating for 4. BBQ.

Sits in a 4-acre woodland grounds. Access to owner's paddock.

Cycle store



Oil fired (under floor) heating

What you need to know

The property and garden are not suitable for children under 5  

1 dog welcome - please be advised pets to be kept to ground floor, and on a lead outdoors as there are chickens and rabbits on site. Dog can be exercised in owner's paddock

2 private car parking spaces available 

Welcome pack 

Cycle store

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