Leacon Hall Oast

Nr Tenterden, Kent
  • 6
  • 3
  • Pet Friendly

Step back in time and relax in this lovely 19th century oast, with pretty cottage garden overlooking the picturesque Kent marshes.

  • Great location for exploring the Garden of England
  • Peaceful location
  • Pet friendly

About Leacon Hall Oast

Located in the grounds of the owners' beautiful 18th-century Queen Anne manor house, this comfortable holiday cottage is a perfect property to enjoy the Garden of England. Quiet and peaceful, yet close to nearby Kentish villages such as Hamstreet, Appledore and Tenterden. Also perfect for walkers, as the Royal Military Canal, and the Saxon Shore walk pass by close to the cottage. The sea can be reached by car in 15 minutes.

The lovely historic Cinque Ports town of Rye is a short drive away going westwards, as are two of the most famous gardens in England, Sissinghurst Castle and Great Dixter. In the other direction, Ashford provides excellent shopping, for example at the Designer Outlet, and lies en route to Canterbury, with its magnificent cathedral (40 minutes' drive), and Whitstable, a buzzing seaside town famous for its' restaurants and oysters (40 minutes).

The Oast has a charming circular sitting room and large country style kitchen which leads to the south facing garden which is a real sun trap. The owners welcome guests with a dog, and the garden is fully enclosed. Guests can also enjoy the owners' outdoor heated swimming pool by arrangement.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master bedroom being in the circular oast. All rooms have lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

There are a number of local pubs serving food, but for guests who want time off cooking, yet don't want to go out, the owner of Leacon Hall will be delighted to provide the menu for delicious ready-made food in the oast house. This can be prepared for your arrival or for occasions during your stay. Patrick is a chef who prepares meals for the Goods Shed, an award-winning restaurant and farmers' market in Canterbury. He uses seasonal fruit and vegetables from his garden and also sources products locally, such as fresh fish from Dungeness. He can even source the perfect wine companion too. In addition, for guests who wish to eat out without the worry of driving, Patrick and his partner, Linda, welcome them to eat in the formal dining room of Leacon Hall, the main house just a few yards away from Leacon Halls Oast, (pictured), for which a different menu is available.


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"We've had a wonderful peaceful stay in this delightful house with cosy sitting room. We had a magical candlelit dinner with a couple of friends at the big house. Thanks for making our stay so special. We will be back."

Graham & Richard - October 2018

"We loved it so much we stayed the whole month! It was wonderfully peaceful, lots of amazing walks for Shadow to enjoy and Patrick and Linda were the very best hosts. Thank you so much."

Harrison-Tamblin Family - September 2018

"We had a wonderful time in the Oast House and are very sad to be leaving. The cottage is beautiful and very thoroughly decorated as well as being very functional and comfortable. We would definitely recommend it to friends. Patrick was very welcoming and helpful and it was a lovely treat to be able to use the pool at the house. We had a great time discovering the area with our children. We will miss Leacon Hall Oast and the beautiful surrounding coutryside- Thanks for having us!"

Bower Family - August 2018

"Thanks so much for a lovely stay in the beautiful oast house. Most welcome on arrival with delicious homemade bread and jam. Wonderful times in the garden and the fabulous pool- huge thanks for the use of that- lovely to have so many swims in this heatwave week. Thanks for a great week!"

Liddeards Family - August 2018

"We loved staying at your wonderful place! We loved the space and the garden and the swimming pool. You offer peacefulness and a wonderful surrounding. Thank you for the great dinner on arrival! We hope to come here again!"

Lirom Family - July 2018

"What a lovely house- quirky with a welcoming vibe. Thank you Patrick for the bread, jam and sausage rolls. The pool was a very welcome facility during the extremely hot week. Thank you for allowing us to use it."

Trevor, Anne Scard Jones + Adam - July 2018

"A beautiful, peaceful place to stay and a warm welcome from the hosts. Lots to see and do. Relaxing in the pool at the end of each day was very welcome. Thank you"

John & Carol Chillman - June 2018

"Thank you for a lovely stay and for your hospitality. The Oast house is perfect for seeing the great gardens of Kent."

David & Anne- May 2018

"Thank you Patrick & Linda for a wonderful week in a charming property. The house has been spacious and comfortable providing everything we needed for a great holiday. Patrick & Linda are very welcoming and made their pool available to us which was very much appreciative on the hot days. Enjoy your stay as much as we have."

David, Janet, Fiona, Chris & Joshua- May 2018

"A lovely comfortable Oast, adorned by many of Patrick's great photographs and eclectic collection of books. Excellent food from Patrick too. A landmark birthday to remember."

John and Jane - May 2018

"When we arrived we felt very welcome in this beautiful house, there were many nice attention to details, also a lovely greeting from lovely the host."

May 2018

"We had such a lovely time. The house is lovely & very quirky with original features. The kitchen is so well equipped. Beautiful space/ rooms surrounded by peaceful countryside, stunning."

Sarah & Robin - January 2018

"You have an amazing house and garden and we felt very much at home due to your hospitality. Wonderful home, wonderful gardens and wonderful hosts."

Brigitte and Paul - August 2017

"What a beautiful place this is & breathtaking, peaceful surroundings - a great find. We have enjoyed staying here very much. There are so many places to see in this area - if only our stay was much longer! The stunning views we have seen will bring us back."

John and family - August 2017

"Thank you Linda and Patrick for this wonderful stay at Leacon Hall Oast! This house is so cosy and romantic, especially the bedroom in the oast house. Patricks meals are fantastic! We enjoyed everything."

July 2017

"Thank you for a wonderful weekend with such fantastic food! The beds are super comfortable and the stove is a joy to cook on when we aren't able to have Patricks culinary creations. We felt very at home and enjoyed all the beautiful surroundings, including a refreshing dip in the pool. A real break from the city!"

July 2017

"We loved our holiday, especially the swimming pool, it was lovely in the evening when the sun was going down. We demolished plums and apples! The beds were really comfortable. I wish we could stay here longer!"

July 2017

"Thank you very much for your help, we had a lovely time at Leacon Hall Oast. Our boys loved the garden and the little tree house. Our stay was made very comfortable by your attention to detail. It is a lovely house and we wish you luck and much enjoyment in this new endeavour."

July 2017 Balbina and John

"Thank you for rescuing our holiday and giving us the most magical week. The house and welcome are pitch perfect. The pool and Dottie are the icing on the cake! I hope we have left everything as you would wish with the house. We would love to return in the future! With huge thanks."

June 2017 - Louise and family

What makes this area
So special...

The Woolpack Inn in Warehorne is half a mile away, and is highly rated in reviews. Further afield are the villages of Hamstreet, Appledore and Tenterden with lots of independent shops, antiques shops and tea rooms, as well as being good walking country.

Property details

Leacon Hall Oast


Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, 2 doubles and 1 twin, and 2 bathrooms (of which 1 is en suite.) Parking is available for up to 3 cars.

Ground Floor

Door to large country style kitchen with table and 6 chairs, American style fridge/freezer, Belling electric range cooker, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Door to garden.
Sitting room in the circular oast with comfortable sofas and chairs for 6, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player and radio

First Floor

Large landing with book cases
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), double bed, chest of drawers and en-suite shower room, with WC and basin
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2), twin beds, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin and WC
Mezzanine floor in the circular oast
Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers


Enclosed garden with garden furniture

Outdoor heated swimming pool - shared access by arrangement

Central Heating

What you need to know

Cot and highchair available

1 Dog welcome 

Parking for up to 3 cars

Outdoor Heated Pool - private use of the owners' pool by arrangement for 2 hours per day (May to September only)

The owner is a chef and offers delicious meals on request, for guests to enjoy on their arrival.

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