Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Goudhurst, Kent, England
Book a holiday cottage in Goudhurst of close by in the Kent Weald. Goudhurst is one of Kent’s beautiful villages, situated in the Weald, a short distance from Cranbrook and Bedgebury Cross. This is the place to come to see oast houses attached to farms, reminders of the old hop drying days. It is quite small and yet its blend of ancient charm, duck pond and surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty makes it stand out from the rest.
Information on Cottage Holidays in Goudhurst
The countryside round about Goudhurst is lovely, nearby Bewl Water is an outdoor activity centre with lessons in sailing and watersports. Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens is a superb place to view gardens, oast houses and walk.
The village used to be the centre of a hop growing area and although hops are no longer grown, this part of the Kent Weald is peppered with remaining oast houses and the fields are now used for arable and sheep farming.
Panoramic views from the gardens of the elevated houses on the North Road are stunning and it is possible to see over the High Weald, as far as the Sussex Downs in the distance. Goudhurst is a delightful village to rent a cottage for a holiday or to live. The town is overlooked by St. Mary’s Church on the hill. A row of former hop pickers cottages stands opposite. A large Tudor style Star and Eagle Inn stands adjacent to the graveyard. There are impressive period builds all the way down the high street, some have weatherboarding, others slightly sagging roofs of red tiles but the entire effect is old English charm.
A good bakery half-way down the hill attracts a stream of people who park on the pavements. There is a car park in the village but the locals have a tradition of parking on the pavement. Heavy good vehicles driving through Goudhurst block the road on a daily basis. The turning by the church is too tight and with no means of stopping oncoming vehicles, lorries reversing back down the hill causing gridlock is a regular feature.
There are lots of walks on footpaths within the village and also across the Kent High Weald. Rent a cottage in Goudhurst to have a thoroughly enjoyable holiday that includes country walks, evenings at the pub or wining and dining and local shops to keep your holiday home well stocked.
The area lends itself to pet-friendly holidays so do look out or self-catering cottages where dogs are welcome. There are also a number of Kent farmhouses that can be rented a week at a time or for short breaks in the winter.
Most tourists like to visit local places of interest. Sissinghurst Castle and gardens is a short drive away, as is Scotney Castle and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
Book self-catering accommodation in the Kent High Weald and a fabulous holiday awaits.
Book a Goudhurst cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Kent on holiday.