Welcome to Barnfield House, our fabulous family-friendly country home in Hawkhurst Kent — we’re delighted you found us!
Barnfield House has been our happy English country home for 20 years, ever since we returned to the UK following a long expat life in Asia — we fell in love with its light-filled rooms and mesmerising countryside views. Somehow the travel bug never left us, and so we continue to live between England and Asia. So for the past seven years, we’ve been delighted to share Barnfield House with families and groups of friends from all over the world. Some come for a weekend, some for weeks, several return year, and all feel at home as soon as they walk in the door; they recognise that Barnfield House isn’t a typical holiday rental, and relish staying in a true family home.
When we’re in residence ourselves, we can never get enough of the stunning view across farmland to the ancient church on the Moor., so the deck is a favourite spot; there’s nothing like leisurely meals or a glass of wine under the Wisteria-covered pergola when the sun is out — a favourite pasttime of our guests too! We enjoy countryside walks in Bewl Water, Bedgebury Forest or just using the network of footpaths within a stone’s throw of the house, visiting the alpacas and inevitable ending up in a local pub — the Eight Bells is great for lunch. And an afternoon at Scotney Castle or Sissinghurst Castle Gardens is always a pleasure; we recommend taking out a National Trust membership as there are so many places to visit within a short drive of Barnfield House.
Whether you are planning a cross-generation get-away or a reunion with far-flung friends, we would love to hear from you. And we look forward to sharing the magic of our much loved Kent country home with you.