Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks 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.
Featured Holiday homes near Goudhurst Kent:
4 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.
1 - 7
4 bedroom holiday house with charm and character in the Kent Downs, near Ashford.
Special features: free internet access.
|from 04 April to 25 April 20 from 02 May to 23 May 20|
3 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Kent - the Garden of England.
2 - 6
With a fun sounding name, this colourfully decorated 3 bedroom holiday lodge is well equipped for an enjoyable break for all of the family and two of the bedrooms benefit from sea views, this delightful property is located within a holiday park atop the cliffs in Kent where the shared leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, crazy golf and tennis court.
Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court.
|from 01 February to 02 February 20 from 14 February to 04 July 20|
7 bedroom Medieval Manor House, South of England.
10 - 26
Searching for an impressive historical country house in Kent? If so this 7 bedroom manor house could be perfect for your party, special event or special holiday, with a games room with snooker table and grand piano plus beautifully presented extensive gardens with tennis courts, this is a great place for large groups of up to 26 friends or family to holiday altogether.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.
|from 26 January to 31 January 20 from 10 February to 12 February 20|
3 bedroom Scandinavian Style Lodge, South Coast.
2 - 6
Three bedroom holiday lodge near a quiet beach close to Deal, enjoying use of excellent onsite shared facilities including a children's play area, crazy golf and a tennis court.
Special features: free internet access.