Dormestone Farm

Charing, Kent
  • 8+2
  • 4
  • Pet Friendly

Grade ll listed home with a delightful mix of modern contemporary and antique finds, surrounded by extensive private grounds on the 17th Century estate.

  • Recently named as one the best dog friendly cottages in Britain by The Independent
  • Heated swimming pool, tennis court and a roaring open fire to enjoy
  • In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Downs

About Dormestone Farm

"You don't have to forgo luxury just because you have a canine to contend with on your hols, as this superb 17th-century Grade II-listed home proves. You don't even have to leave the private grounds to give your dogs a decent walk, after which you can snuggle up by the open fire while they relax in the dog basket provided. If you want to venture further, you've got the North Downs on your doorstep." - The Independent (February, 2017)

Enjoy a little piece of heaven and exclusivity in this charming 17th Century estate with acres of extensive private grounds. A roaring open fire, antique finds and gorgeous furnishings combine to ensure this large group accommodation in Charing is the perfect indulgent stay for friends and family. Enjoy uninterrupted views from almost every window with little between you and the North Downs but the heated pool and tennis court.

This stunning, large holiday home offers quintessential luxury at its best. With a selection of reception rooms you will be spoilt for choice. Morning coffees are best enjoyed in the serene reading room, with French doors opening to the manicured gardens, delightful as you sit back relax and watch the children play, quite the scene from Country Life Magazine!

The rooms of this unique Grade II listed designer home make the most of the natural sunlight. The layout enhances the beautiful feature beams and hidden nooks of the property, setting the scene for the harmonious blend of modern contemporary furnishings and mix of antiques.

The open plan state of the art kitchen and conservatory overlooks the pool and tennis court making the home perfect for relaxing whilst watching your friends play a nail-biting match! The large dining table can seat a family brood and makes for a very sociable space, ideal for cooking and entertaining on special occasions.

The summer calls for splashing in the pool and alfresco dining under the stars by the fire pit. In winter the cosy living space with open fire add warmth to your escape to the country. Whilst there, why not take the dog out for a long stroll across the downs.

Large discounts on stays until end May


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"The house was more than we hoped for! We managed both the swimming pool and the fire, enjoyed some of the apple and had so many laughs. We really hope to be back one day."

October 2017

"Fabulous house in a beautiful setting. We've made use of all the facilities with the swimming pool being used on two days. We had a memorable evening roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. We wish we could stay here permanently."

August 2017

"Such a beautiful house and home. Lovely view from the conservatory. We enjoyed wandering around the extensive garden and played in the pool when weather permitted. Very peaceful."

Goodard Family - May 2017

"Such a beautiful house in the most picturesque part of the country. We enjoyed what the surrounding area has to offer. Definitely would come back"

April 2017

"Thank you for letting us use this lovely house we have had a great stay here and hope to return. Thank you so much for all that you have done to make our stay so enjoyable."

The Robinson Family 2016

"Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely house. It was lovely and we will come back. Thank you"

David, November 2016

"We have had a lovely stay in this beuatiful house it has added to our Christmas and we will definitely be back. Thank you so much."

The McKenzie Family December 2016

"Thank you for having us in your beautiful home, the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. We've enjoyed playing tennis, swimming in the pool and skipping through the magical carpets of bluebells in the woodland. Loved the sunshine and hope to return."


"I absolutely loved staying here, thank you very much. Nader"

Nader - 2016

"We had a lovely stay. What a fabulous property, three generations relaxing and having fun together."


"Four generations had a lovely 40th wedding anniversary celebration in the stylish country home."

Rushmer Family - September 2015

"What a beautiful house and gorgeous scenery! Pity the weather wasn't as bright as we hoped it would be, but what can you wish for in December? Very well located for trips into London. Have been to Kent many times before, but still finding lovely villages/places to go."


"We had a fabulous stay in this beautiful and stylish house. All three generations loved it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us."


"Had a wonderful stay in this fantastic house. Enjoyed the firepit and toasting marshmallows whilst enjoying the sunset. Played lots of pool and snooker. Had fun playing tennis and swimming. There is something here for all ages. We will come back."


"During my stay I feel in love with this house and wanted to celebrate Christmas all weekend!"


"What a beautiful house. We have had a fabulous stay. Perfect for our family group."


"Thank you for sharing your beautiful home - the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. We've enjoyed playing tennis and pool and skipping through the magical carpet of bluebells and primroses on a woodland walk. Loved the sunshine and hope to return again."


"Fantastic week. What a beautiful house! Many thanks."

January 2016

"We had a lovely stay. What a fabulous property. 3 generations relaxing and having fun together. Great weather - what more could we ask for?!"

October 2015

"Four generations enjoyed celebrating a lovely 40th wedding anniversary celebration in this stylish comfortable house."

September 2015 - Rushmer Party

"A great place for a special celebration!"

September 2015 - The Keens

"We had a great time! Thank you."

July 2015 - Klimowska Party

"A fantastic house in a beautiful setting. We loved the tennis court, beautiful kitchen/conservatory. Extremely comfortable beds too."

January 2015

"Fantastic week! Beautiful home. Many thanks"

January 2015

"Our best every Christmas week - thank you."

December 2014 - Horn Party

"We had a lovely family get together to celebrate a belated Christmas. A beautiful house could not have wished for better."

January 2015

"Perfect house we loved it!!"

November 2014 - C. Coles

What makes this area
So special...

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Downs, there are fantastic footpaths on your doorstep worthy for exploration. The Bowl Inn pub is only a 10 minute walk away.

Property details

Dormestone Farm: sleeps 10, 4 bedrooms, 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 family bathroom, and 1 shower room. 3 reception rooms, open fire, enclosed extended gardens, ample parking, outdoor heated pool, tennis court, and fire pit.

Ground Floor: Entry into the rear door and boot room. Stairs lead to the first floor.

Shower room / boot room.

Billiard room, with snooker/pool table. Cupboard of goodies and games, decorative log burner.

Sitting room and snug, split level, with seating for 10 plus guests, open fire, large TV, DVD.

Reading room, with sofa seating for 4 to 6 guests, French doors to the garden.

Kitchen and conservatory, state of the art kitchen, island worktop, fridge/freezer, range cooker, butler sink, dishwasher and all the essentials for your stay. Washing machine and dryer located in the boot room.

Dining table seating 10. Double aspect windows and French doors opening to the pool area.

First Floor

Double bedroom (sleeps 2) king size double bed, en-suite shower room.

Family room (sleeps 4) 2 x single beds (sleeps 2). Bunk beds (sleeps 2 children).

Family bathroom, slipper bath, hand held shower only.

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) 5 foot double bed, double aspect views.

Twin room (sleeps 2) 2 x single beds.


Gated driveway, shared access to small Groundsmans cottage.

Extended enclosed gardens

Patio terrace with an array of seating areas,

Heated pool, available from May to end of September - weather permitting (please ask a member of the team for further details)

Tennis court with a selection of rackets and balls provided.

Garden games

Fire pit, logs are provided

Gas BBQ - gas provided

Football pitch length open paddock

What you need to know

Pet friendly, upto two well behaved dogs (limited to ground floor and not to be permitted on the furniture), bowl and basket provided
Exclusive luxury hamper
Designated parking area for up to 8 cars.
Note: Exclusive use of the estate facilities, however, the drive is shared to a lodge that is set away from the house.  The gardener attends to the grounds every Saturdayy and the swimming pool is maintained every other Friday when open.

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