Our Guests

Barnfield House is a wonderful place

Barnfield House is a wonderful place, easily catering for all 8 of us and one little one, with room to spare, it is set in its own spacious grounds in beautiful countryside, with plenty of amenities for its guests, you will not be disappointed with the hospitality of Philip and Jenny, they really know how… Read more “Barnfield House is a wonderful place”

Carole L

a very comfortable and relaxing stay

We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at Barnfield House. There was plenty of space for 8 of us, with enough separate sitting areas to suit all members of our group, ranging from Teenagers (great Wi-Fi!) to 90 year olds (who enjoyed sitting on the decking and taking in the view). The house is… Read more “a very comfortable and relaxing stay”

Sarah P

Vist No 7

Once again a most enjoyable stay in your beautiful house. Christmas decs much appreciated and looking very festive. As always the time passed far too quickly. We leave with happy memories as always.

Sue W

Another wonderful week

Well, “How do”, as we say up North. Another wonderful week has flown by. The weather was not so kind to us this year, but that didn’t stop us doing all the things we got up to – old places, new places, and still lots to find? Your wonderful home have us as ever a… Read more “Another wonderful week”

Lynn W

Another 2 wonderful weeks

Another two wonderful weeks at our Hawkhurst home away form home! We all settled right in  and despite the busyness of our schedule, managed to sneak in some coffees on the back veranda in the morning and wines on the back bench at night. Thank you so much for all you did to welcome us… Read more “Another 2 wonderful weeks”

Steph K

Wonderful few days

Communication with Jenny from start to finish was friendly and excellent She continually checked everything was ok. The house and location were beautiful. Everything we could possibly need was there. The best equipped kitchen we have ever had. As a group of 9 friends we felt very comfortable and at home at Barnfield house. Thank… Read more “Wonderful few days”

Sue G

Weekend reunion of old friends

A beautiful house in a beautiful place full of beautiful things.

Pamela V

Comfortabel huid

Groot, comfortabel huis met enorme tuin met fraai uitzicht. Ruimte genoeg voor 10 personen! Keuken volledig ingericht, maar 8 stoelen rond de tafel is beetje weinig. Zo ook in de eetkamer, maar is makkelijk op te lossen. Gezellige zitkamers en voor kids aparte speelkamer met veel spelletjes! Al met al aanrader voor grote familie.

Paula L

Perfect for a large family

We were a group ranging from 2 to 8 people, ages 21 to 62, meeting for the 90th Birthday week of an Aunt who lives in Biddenden. Many birthday activities and three generations coming and going. The house, the responsiveness of Jenny and Phillip, the clarity of directions and instructions, could not have been better.… Read more “Perfect for a large family”

Anne Y

A wonderful property with everything you need for a comfortable stay

This is beautiful place to stay, feels like home from home. There were 9 friends staying there was plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen is well equipped and there are lots of personal touches to make it feel homely. The weather was fantastic and we breakfasted on the terrace in October! Stunning views and… Read more “A wonderful property with everything you need for a comfortable stay”

Joy P

Comfortable home away from home in fantastic location

Wonderful house comfortably furnished with many personal and interesting pieces. The garden and terrace are great – secluded with amazing views across the fields and perfect for stargazing. Excellent location with good amenities nearby in Hawkhurst and a great choice of historic properties, gardens, open spaces, farm shops, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and the coast… Read more “Comfortable home away from home in fantastic location”

Ros H

The view will grab you !

The house is exactly like the photos except the paintings, furnishings and view are even better in real life. A pleasant surprise, not mentioned in the house description, was a small apple orchard on the side of the house. Our grandchildren had a great delight in picking a few fresh apples. The house had ample… Read more “The view will grab you !”

Bill B


Gorgeous house in a fantastic location! We were fortunate to have glorious weather which meant we could take full advantage of the beautiful gardens and spectacular views. There were 10 of us on our annual walking weekend and this house suited us perfectly. The house had every amenity you could ask for and the owners… Read more “Delightful!”

Gen F

A brilliant getaway for friends!

I rented Barnfield House for 9 friends for the Bank Holiday weekend and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The house is beautifully decorated (the art collection, ornaments and tapestries from all over the world really give it a unique feel), and very well equipped. We had plans to explore the surrounding areas but enjoyed… Read more “A brilliant getaway for friends!”

Nabaa Refai
4th – 6th May 2019

Bringing in The New year!

We stayed here for a few days over the New Year and had a fabulous time with family.
(unfortunately flu was going around and we had a few causalities) But it did not deter from our excitement and enjoyment at being at Barnfield House.
Its such a beautiful comfortable home…..very well equipped, as… Read more “Bringing in The New year!”

Julie Doran
30th Dec 2018

Sixth Stay at Barnfield

I think our heading speaks for itself. We are a group of six ladies who thoroughly enjoy our stay at Barnfield House. There is everything there you could possible want or need, plenty of bathrooms, lovely bedrooms and beautiful rooms downstairs. The kitchen is so well equipped too. Our stays are in the winter and… Read more “Sixth Stay at Barnfield”

Sue Weller

Extremely spacious!

The house was extremely spacious and well equipped. In a great location with lots to do in the surrounding area. The garden was delightful and the children loved it. Good communication throughout from the very helpful owners.

Sept 2017

Highly recommended

Barnfield house is an amazing and stylish property. Both the inside and the surrounding land are truly something – and has ample of spaces. The garden at the back is magical. We were a group of 10 and we all slept comfortably and had loads of space in the common areas. Philip is a great… Read more “Highly recommended”

March 2018

Barnfield House wraps its arms around you with its warmth, elegance & comfort

We loved the perfect privacy of the house & gardens. The iconic English view across the rich green fields to the Norman church tower was a delight to behold from the expansive sundeck. We very much appreciated the huge windows – with either large panoramic views or views out to the garden. This spacious house… Read more “Barnfield House wraps its arms around you with its warmth, elegance & comfort”

Karen M
June 2013

Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable

I felt embraced by the energy of the house as soon as I entered: there is an almost Asian sense of hospitality and welcome to the house even though it is set in a quintessentially English part of the Kent countryside. Barnfield House is spacious and gracious enough for a large house party and cosy… Read more “Barnfield House is generous, gracious, welcoming and hospitable”

Katarina T

Our home away from home

We are an Australian family with small children that have stayed consecutive years at this home because we love it. Our kids can’t wait to roam the extensive gardens and we find that the house very comfortable and able to accommodate quite a few of us. We had a number of lunches for my extended… Read more “Our home away from home”

Thomas O
July 2013

A wonderful house with everything you need

Barnfield House is a large, beautiful, well-kept, family home. It doesn’t feel like a holiday rental but rather a friend’s house that you are using whilst they’re away. It has everything you could need including a very well-equipped kitchen. The formal lounge is beautfiul, the kitchen and dining area are lovely and the views are… Read more “A wonderful house with everything you need”

dec 2013

Beautiful grounds, lovely homely house, a lucky find

A group of us stayed here for a wedding in Hawkhurst. Such A beautiful view and garden, could have sat there all day (imagining I had another glamourous life) such a nice house with a definite “you are home” feeling. Everything you need is here. Nice pub 10 min walk away too, but you might… Read more “Beautiful grounds, lovely homely house, a lucky find”

Gowrie C
Sept 2014

Une maison inoubliable pour des vacances entre amis

Barnfield House est une maison très agréable pour passer un séjour dans le Kent. Partis à deux familles pour une semaine en juillet dernier, nous avons pu apprécier la très belle décoration intérieure de la maison, son côté cosy et très britannique ainsi que son immense jardin. Il est par ailleurs facile de se rendre… Read more “Une maison inoubliable pour des vacances entre amis”

July 2014

Spacious, comfortable home in expansive garden

Our extended family spent a week in this lovely, spacious and comfortable home. It was convenient to many attractions and within walking distance of a cute village with interesting shops. The actual property was so large that we had the feeling we were way out in the country on a large estate. The gardens were… Read more “Spacious, comfortable home in expansive garden”

Susan A
July 2014

Enchanting idyll with brilliant hosts!

From the moment we arrived at Barnfield House, the serenity and warmth of this beautiful spot won us over. The house is spacious and comfortable, with everything needed to accommodate our large group of friends with three toddlers, who loved exploring the gardens, spotting bunnies and searching for the elusive ducks. The kitchen is the… Read more “Enchanting idyll with brilliant hosts!”

Luke P
June 2013

Fantastic house with amazing views

We had a lovely stay at the house over New Year with friends; the owners were very welcoming and the house was everything we hoped for with plenty of living space and good size bedrooms and bathrooms. The views are stunning and the local area has lots of nice walks and great country pubs. We… Read more “Fantastic house with amazing views”

Jan 2015

Wonderful place for a get-together with friends or family

Spent 4 delighted nights at Barnfield House during half term. The house is large with 5 good sized double or twin bedrooms upstairs, 3 reception rooms and a kitchen downstairs. Plenty of room for a large group to spend time together without feeling on top of each other. Excellent water pressure in bathrooms and the… Read more “Wonderful place for a get-together with friends or family”

Pete W
Feb 2015

Fantastic, big cosy house – perfect in rain or shine

I stayed at Barnfield with large group of friends on a rainy weekend in November. Despite the dreadful weather, the weekend was great. The house is wonderful – big, but cosy and homely. Booking was really smooth and Jenny was really fast at replying to emails and queries. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

Kate D
Nov 20

Idyllic Vacation

I stayed at Barnfield with large group of friends on a rainy weekend in November. Despite the dreadful weather, the weekend was great. The house is wonderful – big, but cosy and homely. Booking was really smooth and Jenny was really fast at replying to emails and queries. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

Dec 2014

Amazing Easter

We stayed here for Easter with my family, which included my parents, my sister, my nephew, his girlfriend as well as myself and my husband and daughter. The house was big enough for all of us to have our own space. The two separate living areas was fantastic for us to be able to spread… Read more “Amazing Easter”

Jade S
March 2016

Most enjoyable country house

A marvellous spacious country house,well equipped and tastefully decorated.We felt at home from the moment we arrived. Close to village and within short driving distance to many attractions such as Sissinghurst,Bodiam Castle and Rye.Large gardens.Quite property with views over the countryside. Friendly and caring owners.Recommendation without any reservation.

Prof Alex G
Aug 2017

Fantastic property with excellent facilities, a real home from home.

The house was fantastic, lovely kitchen, breakfast dining and utility area with a fully equipped kitchen which made life so much easier for us on arrival. The main dining area had a fantastic view of the deck and the lovely grounds, as the weather was good we ate breakfast outside several times during our stay… Read more “Fantastic property with excellent facilities, a real home from home.”

Stella Sass
July 2016

Great property for larger family get-togethers

The setting and size of the property allows for a very relaxed and tranquil get together. There is plenty of elbow room and the picturesque views over the Kent countryside at the end of the day really is beautiful. It’s in a great location for the areas of interest around Kent.

Owen B
August 2016

I can’t recommend enough!

We had a wonderful stay at Barnfield House and a lovely welcome from Jenny and Phillip. The house had everything you needed and was very clean. It was also close to some great pubs and a 30minute drive from Rye where we spent the afternoon. We all loved the house so much that we’re planning… Read more “I can’t recommend enough!”

Mandy B
Dec 2016

Amazing, superbly equipped home!

We had the most wonderful trip to this beautiful home in Hawkhurst and from beginning to end it was an absolute pleasure to organise everything due to the owners fast responses and efficiency. This home is in a beautiful part of England with lots to do near by for all age groups.Our party of 6(from… Read more “Amazing, superbly equipped home!”

Sinead O
Feb 2017

A home from home

A beautiful home and equally beautiful grounds (complete with bunnies!) – you don’t feel you are staying in a holiday rental. We had a wonderful family Easter break. Would certainly book Barnfield House again.

Anne-Marie P
May 2017


My family and I, 7 adults and 3 children had a truly amazing holiday in this beautiful house. Jenny is a wonderful host before, during and after our stay. A great communicator. From the moment we stepped through the front door we were made to feel home from home. Everything was there to make our… Read more “Perfection!”

Richard D
May 2017

Relaxing and peaceful home from home

We stayed àt Barnfield House in June. We travelled with a family group aged from 19 through to 84 years. We all found the house to be a lovely, relaxing place to be and the many artifacts, photographs and artworks gave the house a unique feel. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature… Read more “Relaxing and peaceful home from home”

Linda D
June 2017

Evenings on the back deck looking over the countryside

We loved our stay at this very nice house set walking distance from Hawkhurst center. A great base for a tour of local castles, pubs, the beautiful countryside and easy access to London via the train as well as tons of local history. Our kids loved playing in the garden in the evenings, and we… Read more “Evenings on the back deck looking over the countryside”

Robert K
June 2017

A marvellous house for a family stay

House and garden more than met our expectations. The house is beautifully furnished and equipped. The beautiful garden with its lovely view is a magnet for adults to relax and children to run and play. Hawkhurst is ideally situated for various day trips to the seaside, castles, lakes and charming villages or towns.

Heinz S
June 2017

Evenings on the back deck looking over the countryside

We loved our stay at this very nice house set walking distance from Hawkhurst center. A great base for a tour of local castles, pubs, the beautiful countryside and easy access to London via the train as well as tons of local history. Our kids loved playing in the garden in the evenings, and we… Read more “Evenings on the back deck looking over the countryside”

Robert K
June 2017

Cosy Welcoming Large Home, in Pastoral Setting

Excellent location as close to so many amenities and provides easy access to many villages, towns and the coast. Ideal for family get togethers as has numerous rooms for everyone to enjoy and lovely verandah to eat out on and take-in the lovely views surrounding.

Rosalind H
July 2017

A Holiday to Remember

A family party of eight, aged 38 – 92 all had a wonderful time at Barnfield House. We all enjoyed meal times gathered around the large kitchen table in the very well equipped kitchen and spent the day after arrival relaxing in the sunshine and exploring the large garden. The choices of lounges meant that… Read more “A Holiday to Remember”

Lynn W
August 2017

Beautiful Location, Fantastic House

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barnfield House. The house itself was lovely and just the right size. The surrounding area is lovely and great with kids. Thank you so much, really relaxing break.

Louise Y
Feb 2018

Great House with Amazing Views

There were 10 of us staying at Barnfield House with ages ranging from 1 to 81 and we had a fabulous week of family fun! We had a Tesco delivery to the house on our arrival day but there is a Tesco store just up the High Street if you need to shop and there… Read more “Great House with Amazing Views”

Karen C
August 2017

Our Fifth Stay At Barnfield House!

This is our fifth stay at Barnfield which speaks for itself. The house is lovely, big and spacious yet cosy with beautiful views over the Kent countryside. We are a group of six ladies who don’t usually venture far as we enjoy all the facilities that Barnfield has to offer, although some of us did… Read more “Our Fifth Stay At Barnfield House!”

Sue Weller
Dec 2017

Family Christmas At Barnfield House

We booked this lovely, spacious house for our extended family to get together over Christmas. It is within walking distance of Hawkhurst village with supermarkets, pubs, shops, playground, cafes etc. The accommodation is roomy, comfortable and furnished to a high standard. We enjoyed log fires in the log burner in the main lounge. The kitchen… Read more “Family Christmas At Barnfield House”

Mark P
Dec 2017

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