"Full of original features the beamed ceilings and walls have been brought back to life with striking furniture and exquisitely hand-crafted finishes to create a boutique holiday home for a restful break in the Kent countryside.\nThe livingdining room features a double sided wood burner creating the perfect ambience for cosy evenings in whether you are sitting at the dining table planning the week’s activities with a glass of wine or relaxing on the beautiful sofas that bring a vibrant pop of colour against the rustic wooden walls. The countryside kitchen boasts hand built wooden units original barn flooring and chunky wooden worktops with a butchers block island ideal for socialising whilst a hearty meal is being prepared. Here Bi-folding doors lead out to the undercover gazebo and then out to the garden.\nAfter a day of exploring the countryside what better way to unwind than in the stunning freestanding bath or warming walk-in rain shower. Split over two floors are 3 individually styled bedrooms ideal for couples or extended families holidaying together. On the ground floor is a peaceful double bedroom with rustic beamed walls complimented with a splash of deep green paint and sumptuous padded headboard. Upstairs the further bedrooms are each accessed by their own separate staircase from the living area. Behind wooden shutter doors sits a navy padded double bed lit with industrial hanging bedside lights whilst on the other side of the living area steps lead up to a quirky family suite. Here two single pods and a double bed sitting above on a mezzanine level accessed from the rear via open-tread steps. There is also a games area in this room complete with PlayStation 4.\nCome summer or winter the covered and spacious outside courtyard features a Kadai firepit the ideal spot for a warming glass of redhot chocolate cooking a BBQ or even a curry for an all year round al fresco dining experience. An additional charcoal barbecue is also available for further relaxation in the sunshine during the summer. For those competitive members of the family the table tennis will be sure to provide hours of entertainment.\nNestled in a picturesque spot in the Kent countryside the historic market town of Faversham can be reached in 15-minutes by car and offers creekside walks and an array of independent shops and restaurants. The Old Shire Barn is set amongst rolling farmland and countryside surrounded by apple pear and cherry orchards. Peaceful countryside walks await with a choice of circular walks nearby each leading to friendly pubs all of which welcome four legged friends. The renowned coastal town of Whitstable and the cobbled streets of Canterbury are within a 30-minute drive. Beach 12 miles. Shop 4 miles. The George pub is a 5 minute 20 minute walk The Carpenters pub is 40 minute walk 5 minute drive - both good locally sourced food log fires and great ambience.\nThe Old Shire Barn can be booked together with Will Arch Lodge M521214 to accommodate up to 12 guests."
The Old Shire Barn: Sleeps 6/8 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Private parking for 3 cars, enclosed garden with firepit and barbecue.
Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview Smart TV and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric range, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, beams and Bi-folding doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and wooden floor.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bathroom: With slipper bath, heated towel rail and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With 2 single beds in pods, double bed on mezzanine area (accessed from the rear) and PlayStation4.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and wooden floor.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and high chair. Welcome pack.
Enclosed garden, patio, garden furniture, firepit, barbecue and table tennis. Hot tub (private). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The double bed in bedroom 3 is accessed at the rear only by open-tread stairs and has limited headroom. This property has a security deposit of £250.
What you need to know
The double bed is on a mezzanine level above the single beds, accessed at the rear only by open-tread stairs and has limited headroom.
Security Deposit: A security deposit of £250 is required at this property. This will be collected automatically 7 days prior to arrival and refunded (unless a damage claim is received) 7 days after the end of your stay. Please note that your refunded security deposit will take 3-5 days to appear in your account. For your convenience, we’ll take this payment from the last card used to make payment to us. If you would prefer to use a different method of payment, please let us know before the security deposit is due.
Properties in England - Current government guidance states that in England, outdoor restaurants and takeaway options, as well as swimming pools are permitted to open in Step 2 (expected to be 12 April – 16 May 2021), subject to social distancing rules. Indoor entertainment and areas of hospitality will not be permitted to open until Step 3 (expected to be 17 May – 20 June 2021).
Wales: The latest Welsh government guidance states that outdoor attractions and outdoor hospitality, including at cafes, pubs and restaurants can reopen on Monday 26 April 2021. Gyms, leisure facilities and fitness facilities can reopen on 3 May 2021.
Scotland: The latest Scottish government guidance states that gyms and swimming pools can reopen for individual exercise on 26 April 2021. On the same day, outdoor hospitality (which can serve alcohol and stay open until 10pm) and indoor hospitality (without alcohol and closing at 8pm) can reopen.