The Bothy at Fordcombe

Fordcombe, Kent
  • 4
  • 2

Quaint charming barn with the best of both worlds, in the depths of the country and yet close to Tunbridge Wells.

  • Wonderful walks
  • Spa town of Tunbridge Wells close by
  • Lovely walled garden

About The Bothy at Fordcombe

Fordcombe is a quaint country village nestling on the borders of Kent and Sussex surrounded by a rolling patchwork of farmland and woods. Within the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest it is an ideal base to discover the delights of these two picturesque counties.

Enjoy the rural atmosphere whilst being close to the market towns of Sevenoaks and Tonbridge and some of Kent's most famous gardens - one with an enchanted forest, thrilling historic castles and houses, tempting vineyards and cosy pubs. Explore the spectacular combination of Sussex coast and countryside that is 1066 Country with Roman remains, medieval monasteries, windmills, nature reserves, blue flag beaches and cosmopolitan marinas. Even the great sights of the city of London are only an hour's drive away or 35 mins by fast train from nearby Tonbridge Station - the choice is yours!

Originally built in the 19th Century to house gardening staff, it has recently been lovingly renovated into a light and airy holiday home especially suited to families and less able guests, with level access throughout the main bedroom and living areas. Golden wood floors, walls and carpets the colour of clotted cream, and dashes of blue tones create a warm, comfortable home from home.

The property features entrance lobby, lounge/dining room, fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite shower room and twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath. Children can enjoy a bit of independence playing in the large, private paddock whilst you can find time to enjoy the tranquil surroundings on the patio.


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"Very well-appointed cottage and very comfortable and very convenient for local historical sites"

Marillier - October 2017

"The Bothy was one of the best cottages we have experienced."

May 2014 - Mr Hancock

"The Bothy is clean, comfortable, well equipped and peaceful in an ideal location for exploring The Weald of Kent and East Sussex."

May 2014

"A spacious and well equipped cottage. Great garden and loved the location. Owners very helpful and lots of local information about things to do. We recommend it."

April 2014

"Lovely cottage stocked with lots of helpful information. The host was very welcoming"

March 2014

"Great country, beautiful region, lovely cottage...all you need for a perfect summer holiday. We have spent two fantastic weeks in this nice and perfectly equipped place and there is nothing more to say than thank you for your kind hospitality...we will surely come back."

August 2013

"We have visited England several times and stayed in a number of cottages but this was by far the best. It was clean, airy, spacious and had lots of light. It was also very well equipped. We will certainly recommend the Bothy to family and friends and plan to come back again."

August 2013 (The Guest family)

"We have spent a wonderful two weeks at The Bothy. Without doubt this is one of the finest properties we have stayed at. Robin's days out file is excellently put together and the wall map very helpful."

July 2013

"Thank you for a delightful stay in your beautiful cottage. The cottage is beautifully presented and the map and folders are useful: wish all holiday rentals were as organised! Thank you, we will be back!"

June 2013 (The Schmitz family)

"We have really enjoyed our stay at The Bothy. It is very comfortable with everything we needed. The location was quiet, which was to our liking but with easy access to good roads in all directions."

June 2013

"Thank you for your consideration throughout our stay - we really have enjoyed our week here and are sad to depart. The Bothy deserves each of its 5 stars."

June 2013

"What a beautiful place you have with The Bothy. We enjoyed a wonderful week in Kent and visited a lot of different places...we would certainly recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a beautiful British holiday."

May 2013 (The Vieillard-Bauer family)

"This is a lovely area to visit with so many places to go and things to do. The Bothy is very comfortable and well-equipped with very pleasant surroundings and outlook."

May 2013 (The Tweed Family)

"Everything in the house was perfect and even the weather was nice throughout. We saw a lot of beautiful gardens and we wish all followers comparable enjoyment with The Bothy, the English weather and the gardens."

May 2013 (Germany)

"Our family had a great time in The Bothy! Thank you for the lovely cottage and well-equipped services for families...playing football and golf in the garden... so many place to visit and well organised and mapped out by Robin."

April - 2013 (The Netherlands)

"We really enjoyed our two weeks at The Bothy - so comfortable and cosy yet airy and spacious - and well-equipped and clean. There is certainly plenty to do in the more or less immediate vicinity. Two trips to London were made easy by the good train service. but there is much more to explore! We'd love to come back sometime."

April - 2013 (USA)

"Fantastic accommodation in a great location - felt blessed to be here. We really enjoyed the peaceful and private surroundings and the ambiance of the cottage. We managed to explore a little of the local area but there is so much one could do and not enough time for everything."

March 2013 (The Watson Family)

"We've had a lovely week at The Bothy...the accommodation is perfect for two couples. We hope to be back again some day."

March 2013 (Germany)

"Only here for a wedding, too short a stay. Would love to come back. Charming host, perfect accommodation and beautiful countryside."

Mrach 2013 (The Smyth Family)

"Lovely accommodation and much thought has gone into the layout and internal decoration of The Bothy. It has been a lovely warm place to stay even though it has been freezing outside. Very central for Kent and Sussex attractions."

February 2013 (The Johnson Family)

"Our third visit and definitely not our last. A great location for going north and south in Kent and Sussex - also very quick to get into the centre of London on the train."

February 2013 (Devon)

"We've had a lovely stay at The Bothy. Very well appointed and maintained."

January - 2013 (Australia)

"Another lovely stay in your beautiful cottage -thank you. It is so perfect for us both in size and location."

The Taylor family - November 2012

"A lovely stay in a comfortable, well-equipped cottage. Weather has been brilliant allowing for lots of outdoor visiting. Excellent rail service to London. September 2012"

September - 2012

What makes this area
So special...

Fordcombe is a small hamlet with wonderful walks and countryside to explore. The elegant spa town of Tunbridge Wells is within a few miles renowned for both its spa in the Georgian Pantiles building and its array of independent shops. Restaurants and cafes abound and you will be hard pushed to see it all in just one day. National Trust houses of Scotney Castle and Knole Park are worth a visit. The area is known for its vineyards with many open to the public for tours and tasting.

2.8 miles to the nearest train station at Ashchurch

4 miles to Sainsburys, the nearest supermarket

The nearest attractions are The Pantiles (Royal Tunbridge Wells), Groombridge Place, Penshurst Place

0.7 miles to the Chafford Arms which is the nearest pub

Property details

The Bothy at Fordcombe: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, one with ensuite shower room. Gated off road parking for 2 cars.

Ground Floor

Open plan lounge/dining room: dining table & chairs, seats up to 6, 2x sofas, TV/DVD, CD/stereo system, wood-burner.

Kitchen: dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, cooker, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer

1x master bedroom, en-suite shower room

1x twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, shower over bath.


Private paddock & patio, BBQ

Gated off road parking for 2 cars.



Central heating

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