Squirrel Cottage

Smarden, Kent
  • 6+2
  • 3

Idyllic Grade II listed self-catering country cottage, in a picturesque Kentish village steeped in history

  • 16th Century Country Cottage full of character
  • Large enclosed garden
  • In the pretty village of Smarden, just an hour from London

About Squirrel Cottage

Squirrel Cottage is a beautiful example of a listed 16th Century timber-framed building. Clad in white weatherboarding and a hipped tiled roof, this quintessential English cottage with leaded windows makes a dream self-catering holiday home location.

The first greeting when you arrive is the gorgeous country garden which surrounds it. With a weeping willow, summer-house and wisteria walkway it is tempting to stroll around before even entering the house itself.

Once inside this charming cottage, you are welcomed into the locally handcrafted oak kitchen complete with Aga, dresser and a breakfast table, perfect for informal meals or 'helping' the cook over a glass of wine.The dining room is a large but cosy space, with inglenook corner fireplace and beautiful low beams creating an intimate environment. On the other side of the house is the library area, offering a cosy seating area and a selection of books and DVDs lining the wall-to-wall shelves. An Italian travertine floor with under floor heating leads you to the high vaulted summer lounge; fully retractable doors open wide to invite natural sunlight to flood the room.

Up the steep winding stairs there are more surprises to be discovered as you arrive in the upper hallway, with leaning beams, exposed brick chimney and an internal stained glass window showing a variety of British birds to be discovered. The master bedroom holds further delights as the bed has been cleverly raised above the ancient uneven floors with the use of an oak platform. The romantic copper bath waits enticingly right next to the bed, while round the corner a fully equipped en-suite shower room, WC and washbasin are at your disposal.

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What makes this area
So special...

Based in the ancient Kentish weavers village of Smarden, with some fine examples of houses built in the 15th and 16th centuries. The village offers a Post Office & stores, butchers, pub and an art gallery all within walking distance. Further afield, Leeds and Bodiam Castles, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Great Dixter Gardens, Godinton House Gardens, Biddenden Vineyard, Headcorn Air Museum, The Kent & East Sussex Steam Train, the Kino Digital Cinema and several woodland walks are all within easy reach of Smarden.

Property details


Sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (of which 1 is en-suite)
King: 1
Double: 2
Sofa bed: 1

Parking: Gated driveway
Garden area: Enclosed 
Garden table with 8 chairs, 4 round two smaller tables, two seater garden sofa and 4 cast beds 

Ground Floor

Kitchen: Oil-fuelled Range Cooker, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster. Utility room with washing machine, WC
Dining room: Corner inglenook fireplace, table and chairs for 6-8, sofabed (sleeping 2)
Library: Seating for 4, books and DVDs
Sitting room: Sofa seating for 6, coffee table, large Smart TV with DVD player

First Floor

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2): King-size bed, bath, chest of drawers, wardrobe, en-suite shower room with WC and washbasin
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2): Double bed
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2): Double bed
Family shower room: WC, washbasin


Garden: Spacious garden with lawn, wisteria covered walkway, table and chair for 6, sun loungers

Central Heating

What you need to know

This property does not accept hens or stags.

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