Great Higham Barn

Doddington | Kent
Set in the depths of the rolling Kent countryside Great Higham Barn is a stunning period barn - ideal for large parties group accommodation or a wedding venue is beautifully furnished with wonderfully spacious rooms. This group holiday accommodation is quite literally breathtaking with huge rooms, heavily beamed contemporary touches and a bespoke table to seat all your guests in the wonderful dining hall. This Kent holiday house is in excellent condition throughout, with several seating areas, games area, playstation enormous kitchen with space for all, swimming pool, tennis court and a large garden.

For larger parties combine the other barns in the complex to sleep up to 44. Click here to see our Great Higham Barn complex page which outlines the group accommodation.

There are several seating areas for all ages throughout the barn from a group of bean bags to squishy comfortable sofas. A particular feature of this holiday barn in Kent is the contemporary glass staircase which sheds light throughout the Barn and makes for a wonderful party space. The accommodation also comes with an annexe which can be used as part of the Kent barn; it has an inter-connecting staircase or separately with its own front door - ideal for members of the party who perhaps are looking for a little privacy.

There is a very spacious kitchen which has every conceivable machine imaginable and is split into areas with an excellently equipped cooking area, in the heart of the open plan space ideal for preparing for even the largest of parties. There are both formal and informal eating areas, comfy sofas and the utility area tucked away.

This self catering holiday barn is surrounded by Kent woodland and fields with lovely views of the countryside from many of the rooms and a hot tub for you to enjoy.. There is parking for several cars in the driveway of this holiday barn in Kent with a private garden surrounding the holiday barn with the shared use of an outside heated swimming pool summer only and tennis court within the complex to enjoy during your stay.

All in all a truly stunning cottage with a hot tub ideal for the larger parties with enough space to give everyone the chance to relax, unwind and above all enjoy.

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About The House

Sleeps 26
7 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
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Great Higham Barn: sleeps 18 + 8 in 7 bedrooms, 2 sofa beds and 4 futon beds in reception rooms, 1 family bathroom, 4 en suite bath or shower rooms and 1 WC. Outside there is a private garden with large patio area and seating and private off road parking for several cars on the driveway or undercover. Use of shared outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

The property is entered via the double height barn door which leads into a double height glass walled atrium.
Main dining area seats 18 with French doors leading to the rear patio area.
Kitchen: split into three ’rooms’ - the main cooking area, with sink, double range electric oven and extractor fan, two dishwashers and a large fridge. A second dining area overlooking the garden seats 12.
The utility room has a washing machine and separate dryer.
Snug/play area with PlayStation (sorry no games provided), TV/DVD
Main sitting area: seats 14 with beanbags, TV / DVD

Ground Floor
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king size double bed, en-suite bathroom with bath and integral shower.
Double room (sleeps 2) double bed, en-suite shower room.
Double bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed.
Double bedroom (sleeps 2) twins beds available on request
Double bedroom (sleeps 2) twin beds available on request.
Family bathroom with bath and integral shower WC.
Independent bedroom (sleeps 2) access down via a spiral staircase from the first floor or directly via own exterior front door. King size double bed (twins on request), en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

First Floor
Open plan snug/play area (sleeps 8) 2 double sofa beds and 4 futon beds sleep the extra 8 guests.
Family bedroom (sleeps 6) six single beds with an en-suite bathroom walk in shower and bath

Beautiful open gardens with plenty of space open to fields and adjoining woodland
Private use of hot tub
Shared use of heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.

Underfloor heating throughout both properties.
All forms of digital music are catered for with USB links for most MP3 players. DAB radio and CD player also available. (Docking stations may not be compatible with some older iPods). DAB radio and CD, iPod, iPhone, iPad, docking station may not be compatible with some iPod classics.



Parking - Off Street
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Child Friendly
16 Miles to Beach
2 Miles to Pub
5 Miles to Shops
Pet Friendly
10Mbps Wi-Fi Speed
Iron & Board
Shared Swimming Pool
Christmas Decorations
Vacuum Cleaner
Hot Tub
Large Holiday Homes
BBQ - Gas
Bluetooth Speaker
Things You Need to Know
This is a carbon neutral development and all heating is supplied by the estates own coppiced woodland at no charge to the holidaymaker. In addition, much of the electricity comes from a renewable source.
All logs for the wood burner are provided free of charge.
Guests use the hot tub and pool facilities at their own risk, and due to harsh chemicals used for maintenance purposes some skin types may react. Please note the pool is heated, and available from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent.
Pool towels are provided.
Gas BBQ.
Pets are welcome. Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
House Rules
We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
Please note the pool is heated from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent.
Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
Fireworks and chinese lanterns are not permitted due to thatched roof.
Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to our neighbours.

To ensure Government guidelines are followed in relation to Covid-19, during your stay at Great Higham Farm guests will be allocated specific time slots to use the shared facilities of the swimming pool and tennis court. Please see the timetable below. This may be subject to change dependent on the Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of your stay.

Please note the pool is heated, and available from Good Friday to 31st October, but is weather dependent.

Great Higham Barn
Monday 1pm - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 1pm
Wednesday 1pm - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 1pm
Friday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

In The Area

If you can tear yourselves away from this wonderful spot and all on offer at the barn then there is lots to see and do in the area. Leeds Castle with Go Ape, Segway and the stunning grounds itself is within 20 minutes, Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey are also within easy reach and if you fancy a brewery tour, Shepherd Neame is based in nearby Faversham.


Fantastic   4.8/5
"Highly recommend for all ages. Hot tub and pool were fabulous. Plenty of room in the house and outside. Lots of kitchen equipment etc. Mandy and The Bloom Team were great. Some sun beds outside were be an added bonus as outside chairs are a little uncomfortable. Everything was spot on - we will be back."
Natalie Botterill  |  23 July 2020
Thank you   5/5
"Great Higham Barn and the team that works alongside it were brilliant. The place itself is beautiful and we could not have asked for more. To everyone who helped us with the stay, you were very helpful in answering all our questions and for make us feel welcome. We can’t wait to come back! Andrew"
Andrew Hollom  |  18 August 2020
Amazing   5/5
"Lovely place and can’t wait to go back!!! The place was so clean and perfect size for a big group!!!"
Alex Clayton  |  4 September 2020
Outstanding barn in true countryside setting   4.8/5
"absolutely loved staying here. The views were outstanding with a beautiful seating area to enjoy it. Huge flat lawn for kids and a lovely heated pool which they loved. Accommodation was well thought out with plenty of space, seating options and facilities. Good kitchen and equipment. Didn’t have as much kids’ dinner wear or cups as we would have liked and there was nowhere to hang coats on arrival, which it could have benefited from. Small issues as really it was amazing overall."
Louisa Peacock  |  5 June 2021
Incredible space with brilliant pool and tennis court - perfect getaway for a group   4.5/5
"Great higham is a really special place. Beautifully renovated barn with hot tub and everything you could need - the pool and tennis court are the icing on the cake. The only down side is that the beds are slightly uncomfortable- it’s a small downside!"
Natalie Orringe  |  8 June 2021
Exceptional   5/5
"Absolutely beautiful property, has everything you need for a perfect break. I will be booking again."
James Nicholson  |  22 June 2021
Really nice place, such an attractive barn   4/5
"Really pretty place, lovely big master bed and great space for lots of people to gather. Kitchen has everything you’d need for cooking for that number of people and so good to have two dishwashers. The hot tub was a great addition and the pool was fun. A shame the other people didn’t put the cover back on so it was a little cold. Only downside some of the towels were stained and we got a call at 9am from the supervisors which wasn’t ideal considering we were obviously on holiday having lie ins. But all in all great stay thank you for having us!"
Rebecca Miller  |  3 October 2021
"AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS! This barn brought together 8 families who haven't had a Christmas together for a while because of our evergrowing family. We've enjoyed tennis games, the hot tub and a walk but overall waking up together on Christmas Day. Amazing, special memories!"
Multi Family Celebration  |  30 December 2019
"Had a wonderful stay for a family get together for a special birthday. Loved the barn and cottages, beautiful area which we have enjoyed exploring! Thank you Mandy for making everything perfect!"
Machardos, Fords, Lanes  |  29 October 2019
"Wonderful venue, had a great time with the family. Very well equipped - can't fault it anywhere!"
Keeper  |  2 August 2019
"This has been the ideal way for us to celebrate our Dad's 70th birthday with this friends and family. Amazing property with great facilities."
Anonymous  |  8 July 2019
"Huge, comfy barn fully equipped for lots of fun - cooking, sleeping, play and sports. Big, big thank you!"
Phillip Family  |  18 August 2018

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