August Bank Holiday week still available!! Or why not book for the October half term?

Welcome to your home-from-home

Barnfield House Kent is a family home that will make you feel welcome the minute you step inside the front door

Set in two-acre gardens with glorious views over the Kent countryside, Barnfield House offers a wonderful escape in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our spacious and elegantly furnished country home is ideal for multi-generational families and groups of friends who wish to enjoy time together in beautiful surroundings. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, multiple living and dining areas and extensive gardens, there’s lots of space for up to ten people (plus two infants) to stay in style and comfort.

Explore the area

Many attractions to explore, experiences to relish and activities to enjoy

Barnfield House sits on the Kent and East Sussex border in the historic High Weald village of Hawkhurst. There is so much to see and do within easy striking distance. Discover medieval castles and intriguing museums, world-famous gardens and miles of beaches, award-winning vineyards and wildlife parks, traditional pubs and Michelin-worthy restaurants, walking trails and outdoor pursuits. 

Ready to stay at Barnfield House Kent?

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🏖  10 TOP BEACHES IN KENT 🏖

Kent's coastline was voted among the 10 top regions to visit in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2022' list — our gorgeous county was the only UK destination mentioned, gaining 4th place in the coveted list. 

Here are some of our favourite beaches in Kent — all ideal for our holiday rental guests, whether for a sunny summer's bucket-and-spade day or a breezy winter's coastal walk… and all an easy drive from Barnfield House. 

DYMCHURCH
A classic seaside town offering a gently shelving sandy beach, safe swimming  —and classic steam engines. The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway is a delightful way to explore the coast in East Kent. 

DUNGENESS
One of the most fascinating and other-worldly beaches in Kent, with expanses of shingle and lighthouses in the shadow of an old nuclear power station.  

GREATSTONE BEACH
Sand dunes and sandcastles — perfect for families with young kids, as well as those keen on windsurfing and kitesurfing.

CAMBER SANDS
Strictly speaking in East Sussex, but the closest to Barnfield House and a favourite with our guests! Sand dunes to play in, and five miles of sandy beach that stretches to the horizon at low tide.

FOLKESTONE
A vibrant creative quarter, a historic Harbour Arm, the harbourfront Rocksalt Restaurant, urban art everywhere, Sunny Sands beach with its mermaid, and a funicular railway climbing the cliffs.

ST MARGARET'S BAY
Framed by dramatic chalk-white cliffs and far-reaching views of the French coast.

DEAL
A striking 50s pier with a stylish cafe, elegant Georgian architecture, a Tudor castle, and a lively culinary and arts scene.

TANKERTON
A promenade that makes easy work of walking with buggies, grassy banks, colourful huts, a shingle beach and abundant rock pools.

WHITSTABLE
A foodie destination famous for its oysters and the fab Michelin-starred Seasalter gastro pub. Be sure to plan your trip around a lengthy meal!

MARGATE
Margate Old Town, the Shell Grotto, penny arcades, Dreamland amusement Park, and the iconic Turner Contemporary.

Tempted? The August Bank Holiday is available! Or why not  book the Autumn half term. 📩 Drop us a DM

For our European guests arriving by ⛴️, the famed White Cliffs of Dover are often their first glimpse of England. Those arriving by ✈️or 🚗 from elsewhere in England can still enjoy this magnificent landmark, just an hour's drive from Barnfield House.

🚶‍♀️Walk along the chalky cliff path taking in the magnificent views towards France.

🌊Visit the South Foreland lighthouse that for 142 years helped ships escape the treacherous Goodwin Sands three miles offshore ~ there are 2,000 recorded wrecks on this 10-mile long sandbank, also known as the Great Ship Swallower).

🔦Take a guided tour through the Fan Bay Deep Shelter, a remote network of abandoned tunnels built during World War 11.

☕ 🍰Before you leave, why not enjoy a coffee and cake at the @nationaltrust cafe on the clifftop, watching the bustle of Dover port below.

🐦Seeing this photo, what song comes to mind? please share!
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#visitkent #seisbest #visitengland #kent #dover #whitecliffs #cliffs #whitecliffsofdover #littlepiecesofbritain #staywander #walkinguk #nationaltrust #kentattractions #kentpast #explorekent #beautifuldestinations #capturingbritain #staycationuk #ukholiday

🧸KIDS PLAY🏀

This summer our new outdoor play area will keep yoinger guests amused, with the swings, slide and mini tree house. 

⚽🎾 🏏Older kids can play ball games on the lawn 🏒

🎲🃏🀄 Within the house is a cupboard full of board games, from classics like Monopoly, Cluedo and Risk to Articulate, Catan and Mahjong.

📚 There's a large selection of books for little ones and tweens… 

🚂… plus Duplo, Brio, a play kitchen and soft toys

🏰🏖️🦓 Beyond the grounds are so many kid-centric attractions across Kent and East Sussex, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Ready for a break with the kids? The August Bank Holiday is available! Or why not  book the Autumn half term. 📩 Drop us a DM or visit our website, 🔗 in bio.

⛵The pretty seaside town of a Whitstable on Kent's North Coast makes a lovely day trip from Barnfield House.

🎣Make a beeline for the working harbour to watch the fishermen set sail, and step aboard a historic Thames sailing barge dating from 1892.

🦪Visit the Harbour Market to sample the freshest seafood including some famous Whitstable oysters.

Enjoy a glorious countryside setting within the Kent High Weald AONB, and less than 90 minutes from London.

🍻Walk to the pub, enjoy a Michelin-worthy meal. 🏰 Visit medieval castles and 🍷🍇award-winning vineyards, 🌸 famous gardens and ⛱️ golden beaches.

Tag friends and family members you'd like to stay with at Barnfield House. And DM for availability, or visit our website (🔗 in bio)
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#visitkent #seisbest #homefromhome #lovewhereyoulive #luxuryholidayhome #comestaywithus #familyholiday #ukhiddengems #hostagram #bookdirect #placestostay #holidayrental #stayhere #countryescapes #staycation #staycationuk #coolstays #homeandgarden #englishcountryliving #mygardenismyhappyplace @visitkent @thesocialmediahotelier

What a view… and a comfortable garden sofa set positioned to enjoy it!

Picture your family and friends here? We have a few summer dates available…click 🔗link in bio for availability.

🇬🇧 What better place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this coming weekend than in a historic castle! 🇬🇧

❤️ Bodiam Castle — @bodiamcastlent
🏹Medieval enactments, a longbow demonstration, decorate a crown and shield, a unicorn trail, and picnics in the castle grounds

❤️ Scotney Castle — @scotneycastle_nt
🐶Hunt for corgis hidden in the grounds and in the mansion house

❤️Hever Castle — @hever_castle
💎A jewel hunt, Queens trail, Corgi trail, augmented reality beacon trail, fete games such as egg & spoon and croquet, a replica of Her majesty’s Imperial State Crown, and Hever’s own ‘street party’ style picnic. Plus the first night of the Hever Festival Proms on the 4th June.

❤️Leeds Castle — @leedscastleuk
👑Voyage through the history of the six most famous queens who lived at Leeds Castle, with actors and enactments

❤️Tonbridge Castle — @tonbridgecastleofficial
🎺West Kent Big Band on the castle lawn, from 7pm 2nd June. John Hamilton Big Band free concert 10am to 3pm, 5th June

❤️Dover Castle — @englishheritage
🏰Kids Rule at King Henry II’s great fortress, with historic performers, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun

❤️Herstmonceaux Castle — @herstmonceauxcastle
🧺Picnic at the Castle, with free entry to the garden and grounds.10am to 5pm 5th June

💡Do tag a friend visiting southeast England, and why nit save this post for reference.

🇬🇧 All set for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? There’s so much going on in and around Hawkhurst village over the four-day bank holiday weekend!

Wed 1st June
🎶 Platinum Jubilee Concert — by @the_wealden_consort  an established choir of 25 singers, who rehearse in Hawkhurst. 7.30pm St Mary the Virgin Church, Rolvenden. Free entrance with refreshments and retiring collection.

Thurs 2nd June
🏮 Lanterns on the Moor — a parade of lanterns, the lighting of the Hawkhurst village beacon, 70 fireworks, live music with the ArtySans Band, bar and BBQ (or bring your own picnic). From 6.30pm

Friday 3rd June
🎤 @theroyaloakhawkhurst — High energy rock, pop and punk band band the SeaMonkeys perform at 9pm

Sat 4th June
💃Hawkhurst Platinum Jubilee Fete — market stalls, dog show, classic cars and live entertainment. Plus a giant screen showing the Derby, London festivities and the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace concert. From noon til late.

🍻 @theroyaloakhawkhurst — Market stalls, bouncy castle, Pimms stall, BBQ. 10.30am to 3pm

Sunday 5th June
🍹 Her Majesty’s Platinum Wingding — @the_eight_bells_hawkhurst with live music, close-up magic, and face painting. 2pm to 6pm

🎸 Wayne Bridle performs @the.great.house.hawkhurst at 7pm

🏏Jubilee Fun Day at Hawkhurst RBL Club —  with garden games, BBQ and karaoke in the evening. From noon.

The garden is a blaze of colour right now, as the Rhododendrons dazzle with their showy blooms.

Ahhh the joys of a spring garden!

Rhododendron is the much loved national flower of Nepal, where I was lucky enough to see them during a trek in the Annapurna foothills many moons ago. Happily you don't have to go that far next year… Just come to Kent! Click 🔗 in bio.
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#mygardenthismonth #gardensofinstagram #inmygardentoday #mygardentoday #mygardenismyhappyplace #staycation #staycationuk #visitkent #holidaycottage #reelsofinstagram #reelhosts #reelsoftheday #englishcountrygarden #littlepiecesofbritain #springcolours #ihavethisthingwithcolour #springflowers #countrygarden #beautyinnature #rhododendron #rhododendrons #gardenphotography #stayhere #homefromhome #visitkent

🐝Don't you just love buzzing around in the garden on a balmy Spring day!

🌺Our 5-bedroom holiday rental is well placed for visiting some of Britain's finest gardens, including the world-famous Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Great Dixter.

🌳And guests have Barnfield's 2-acre garden to explore too. DM for available dates or check our website – 🔗link in bio
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@sissinghurstcastlegardennt @greatdixterofficial
#mygardenthismonth #gardensofinstagram #inmygardentoday #nature #beesofinstagram #mygardenismyhappyplace #staycationuk #holidaycottage #reelhosts #reelsofinstagram #reelsoftheday #englishcountrygarden

🏖  10 TOP BEACHES IN KENT 🏖

Kent's coastline was voted among the 10 top regions to visit in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2022' list — our gorgeous county was the only UK destination mentioned, gaining 4th place in the coveted list. 

Here are some of our favourite beaches in Kent — all ideal for our holiday rental guests, whether for a sunny summer's bucket-and-spade day or a breezy winter's coastal walk… and all an easy drive from Barnfield House. 

DYMCHURCH
A classic seaside town offering a gently shelving sandy beach, safe swimming  —and classic steam engines. The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway is a delightful way to explore the coast in East Kent. 

DUNGENESS
One of the most fascinating and other-worldly beaches in Kent, with expanses of shingle and lighthouses in the shadow of an old nuclear power station.  

GREATSTONE BEACH
Sand dunes and sandcastles — perfect for families with young kids, as well as those keen on windsurfing and kitesurfing.

CAMBER SANDS
Strictly speaking in East Sussex, but the closest to Barnfield House and a favourite with our guests! Sand dunes to play in, and five miles of sandy beach that stretches to the horizon at low tide.

FOLKESTONE
A vibrant creative quarter, a historic Harbour Arm, the harbourfront Rocksalt Restaurant, urban art everywhere, Sunny Sands beach with its mermaid, and a funicular railway climbing the cliffs.

ST MARGARET'S BAY
Framed by dramatic chalk-white cliffs and far-reaching views of the French coast.

DEAL
A striking 50s pier with a stylish cafe, elegant Georgian architecture, a Tudor castle, and a lively culinary and arts scene.

TANKERTON
A promenade that makes easy work of walking with buggies, grassy banks, colourful huts, a shingle beach and abundant rock pools.

WHITSTABLE
A foodie destination famous for its oysters and the fab Michelin-starred Seasalter gastro pub. Be sure to plan your trip around a lengthy meal!

MARGATE
Margate Old Town, the Shell Grotto, penny arcades, Dreamland amusement Park, and the iconic Turner Contemporary.

Tempted? The August Bank Holiday is available! Or why not  book the Autumn half term. 📩 Drop us a DM

For our European guests arriving by ⛴️, the famed White Cliffs of Dover are often their first glimpse of England. Those arriving by ✈️or 🚗 from elsewhere in England can still enjoy this magnificent landmark, just an hour's drive from Barnfield House.

🚶‍♀️Walk along the chalky cliff path taking in the magnificent views towards France.

🌊Visit the South Foreland lighthouse that for 142 years helped ships escape the treacherous Goodwin Sands three miles offshore ~ there are 2,000 recorded wrecks on this 10-mile long sandbank, also known as the Great Ship Swallower).

🔦Take a guided tour through the Fan Bay Deep Shelter, a remote network of abandoned tunnels built during World War 11.

☕ 🍰Before you leave, why not enjoy a coffee and cake at the @nationaltrust cafe on the clifftop, watching the bustle of Dover port below.

🐦Seeing this photo, what song comes to mind? please share!
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#visitkent #seisbest #visitengland #kent #dover #whitecliffs #cliffs #whitecliffsofdover #littlepiecesofbritain #staywander #walkinguk #nationaltrust #kentattractions #kentpast #explorekent #beautifuldestinations #capturingbritain #staycationuk #ukholiday

🧸KIDS PLAY🏀

This summer our new outdoor play area will keep yoinger guests amused, with the swings, slide and mini tree house. 

⚽🎾 🏏Older kids can play ball games on the lawn 🏒

🎲🃏🀄 Within the house is a cupboard full of board games, from classics like Monopoly, Cluedo and Risk to Articulate, Catan and Mahjong.

📚 There's a large selection of books for little ones and tweens… 

🚂… plus Duplo, Brio, a play kitchen and soft toys

🏰🏖️🦓 Beyond the grounds are so many kid-centric attractions across Kent and East Sussex, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Ready for a break with the kids? The August Bank Holiday is available! Or why not  book the Autumn half term. 📩 Drop us a DM or visit our website, 🔗 in bio.

⛵The pretty seaside town of a Whitstable on Kent's North Coast makes a lovely day trip from Barnfield House.

🎣Make a beeline for the working harbour to watch the fishermen set sail, and step aboard a historic Thames sailing barge dating from 1892.

🦪Visit the Harbour Market to sample the freshest seafood including some famous Whitstable oysters.

Enjoy a glorious countryside setting within the Kent High Weald AONB, and less than 90 minutes from London.

🍻Walk to the pub, enjoy a Michelin-worthy meal. 🏰 Visit medieval castles and 🍷🍇award-winning vineyards, 🌸 famous gardens and ⛱️ golden beaches.

Tag friends and family members you'd like to stay with at Barnfield House. And DM for availability, or visit our website (🔗 in bio)
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#visitkent #seisbest #homefromhome #lovewhereyoulive #luxuryholidayhome #comestaywithus #familyholiday #ukhiddengems #hostagram #bookdirect #placestostay #holidayrental #stayhere #countryescapes #staycation #staycationuk #coolstays #homeandgarden #englishcountryliving #mygardenismyhappyplace @visitkent @thesocialmediahotelier

What a view… and a comfortable garden sofa set positioned to enjoy it!

Picture your family and friends here? We have a few summer dates available…click 🔗link in bio for availability.

🇬🇧 What better place to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this coming weekend than in a historic castle! 🇬🇧

❤️ Bodiam Castle — @bodiamcastlent
🏹Medieval enactments, a longbow demonstration, decorate a crown and shield, a unicorn trail, and picnics in the castle grounds

❤️ Scotney Castle — @scotneycastle_nt
🐶Hunt for corgis hidden in the grounds and in the mansion house

❤️Hever Castle — @hever_castle
💎A jewel hunt, Queens trail, Corgi trail, augmented reality beacon trail, fete games such as egg & spoon and croquet, a replica of Her majesty’s Imperial State Crown, and Hever’s own ‘street party’ style picnic. Plus the first night of the Hever Festival Proms on the 4th June.

❤️Leeds Castle — @leedscastleuk
👑Voyage through the history of the six most famous queens who lived at Leeds Castle, with actors and enactments

❤️Tonbridge Castle — @tonbridgecastleofficial
🎺West Kent Big Band on the castle lawn, from 7pm 2nd June. John Hamilton Big Band free concert 10am to 3pm, 5th June

❤️Dover Castle — @englishheritage
🏰Kids Rule at King Henry II’s great fortress, with historic performers, hands-on activities and fresh-air family fun

❤️Herstmonceaux Castle — @herstmonceauxcastle
🧺Picnic at the Castle, with free entry to the garden and grounds.10am to 5pm 5th June

💡Do tag a friend visiting southeast England, and why nit save this post for reference.

🇬🇧 All set for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? There’s so much going on in and around Hawkhurst village over the four-day bank holiday weekend!

Wed 1st June
🎶 Platinum Jubilee Concert — by @the_wealden_consort  an established choir of 25 singers, who rehearse in Hawkhurst. 7.30pm St Mary the Virgin Church, Rolvenden. Free entrance with refreshments and retiring collection.

Thurs 2nd June
🏮 Lanterns on the Moor — a parade of lanterns, the lighting of the Hawkhurst village beacon, 70 fireworks, live music with the ArtySans Band, bar and BBQ (or bring your own picnic). From 6.30pm

Friday 3rd June
🎤 @theroyaloakhawkhurst — High energy rock, pop and punk band band the SeaMonkeys perform at 9pm

Sat 4th June
💃Hawkhurst Platinum Jubilee Fete — market stalls, dog show, classic cars and live entertainment. Plus a giant screen showing the Derby, London festivities and the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace concert. From noon til late.

🍻 @theroyaloakhawkhurst — Market stalls, bouncy castle, Pimms stall, BBQ. 10.30am to 3pm

Sunday 5th June
🍹 Her Majesty’s Platinum Wingding — @the_eight_bells_hawkhurst with live music, close-up magic, and face painting. 2pm to 6pm

🎸 Wayne Bridle performs @the.great.house.hawkhurst at 7pm

🏏Jubilee Fun Day at Hawkhurst RBL Club —  with garden games, BBQ and karaoke in the evening. From noon.

The garden is a blaze of colour right now, as the Rhododendrons dazzle with their showy blooms.

Ahhh the joys of a spring garden!

Rhododendron is the much loved national flower of Nepal, where I was lucky enough to see them during a trek in the Annapurna foothills many moons ago. Happily you don't have to go that far next year… Just come to Kent! Click 🔗 in bio.
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#mygardenthismonth #gardensofinstagram #inmygardentoday #mygardentoday #mygardenismyhappyplace #staycation #staycationuk #visitkent #holidaycottage #reelsofinstagram #reelhosts #reelsoftheday #englishcountrygarden #littlepiecesofbritain #springcolours #ihavethisthingwithcolour #springflowers #countrygarden #beautyinnature #rhododendron #rhododendrons #gardenphotography #stayhere #homefromhome #visitkent

🐝Don't you just love buzzing around in the garden on a balmy Spring day!

🌺Our 5-bedroom holiday rental is well placed for visiting some of Britain's finest gardens, including the world-famous Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Great Dixter.

🌳And guests have Barnfield's 2-acre garden to explore too. DM for available dates or check our website – 🔗link in bio
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@sissinghurstcastlegardennt @greatdixterofficial
#mygardenthismonth #gardensofinstagram #inmygardentoday #nature #beesofinstagram #mygardenismyhappyplace #staycationuk #holidaycottage #reelhosts #reelsofinstagram #reelsoftheday #englishcountrygarden