House Martin

Doddington, Kent
  • 4
  • 2

Surrounded by picturesque countryside makes this barn an ideal retreat.

  • Lots of wonderful country walks
  • Fabulous peaceful spot
  • Easy walk of local country pub

About House Martin

A wonderful and exclusive farm stay holiday cottage nestled in the countryside in Doddington, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with rolling fields, wildlife and charming village within close walking distance. This original flint cottage has been lovingly restored and is home to the intrepid travelling House Martins who frequently use the cottage in the summer nesting in the eaves.

The rural location offers a spectacular stay upon a working arable farm and for those interested in seeing the diverse landscape, the scenes are ever changing from wonderful green fields in spring, to the harvest towards the end of summer.

The cottage is a superb bolthole to escape the hustle and bustle, enjoy a stroll out along the country lanes, why not pop in for refreshment at the local pub before a short walk back to create a feast for the family in the wonderfully equipped kitchen.

The owners have lovingly restored this cottage and have given it a contemporary boutique style. A warm welcome awaits guests with a basket of local produce to be enjoyed. Ideal for couples and families whatever the time of year; for those looking for a self-catering holiday cottage set in peaceful Kentish countryside.

If you can bear to be pulled away from cottage, you could venture to the historic town of Faversham, passing by Macknade Fine Foods for a delectable choice of food and drinks, take a day trip to the City of Canterbury or perhaps a day out shopping in Ashford's Outlet. The seaside is within 20 minutes and there is an abundance of beautiful heritage gardens and homes to wow! The cottage is ideal for couples and mature families, whatever the time of year, looking for a special self-catering holiday cottage set in the peaceful Kentish countryside.


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"1st class accommodation, a real home from home, modern, good Wi-Fi and a lovely rural area."

April 2015 - Ms K. Manson,

"Very good. The welcome pack was a lovely idea."

June 2014 - D. Curson

"The cottage was fantastic and the hosts were brilliant - looking forward to staying there again."

August 2013

What makes this area
So special...

Set in the depths of the country this working farm is ideal for a real farm stay experience. Set on the outskirts of the popular village of Doddington, with its popular pub it's an ideal base to explore Kent. Leeds Castle and Sissinghurst Castle are both within 30 minutes and the charming and quaint village of Lenham with its pretty square and independent shops is perfect for a coffee. If beer is your thing, head to nearby Faversham where Shepherd Neame is based and take a tour of the Brewery. Vineyards too abound in this part of Kent - many of which are open to the public.

Property details

House Martin Cottage: sleeps 4, (all ground level) with 2 bedrooms in 1 double and 1 twin, 1 reception room, 1 bathroom. Wifi internet.

Ground Floor

Approached by a large sweeping driveway that leads to adjoining cottages.

The main entry leads into an enclosed hallway with all rooms leading off.

Open plan sitting room and kitchen and breakfast table

Sofa seating for 4 guests, TV / DVD, freeview, views of the countryside, French doors to the open communal patio.

Kitchen area, dishwasher, washing/dryer machine, extractor, microwave, hob and oven, fridge and freezer, ironing facilities.

Dining / Breakfast area, table and chair seating for 4 guests.

South facing communal patio with bench seating for 2

Family Bathroom bath with handheld shower, separate shower cubicle

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, (includes hair dryer)

Twin room (sleeps 2) two singe beds, (includes hair dryer)


Communal patio area
Parking for several cars
Wonderful panoramic country views from the windows.


Central heating throughout

What you need to know

Travel cot and highchair available
Ironing facilities available
Welcome pack provided
Situated on a working farm close to farm buildings.  No fire arms permitted on the farm.

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