The Oast

Newenden | Kent
The Oast is a typical traditional Kentish oast house that was originally built to dry hops for the making of beer. It has now been restored and converted into a comfortable home and is situated in the centre of the historic village of Newenden opposite the village green where cricket has been played since 1300 close to the church with its 12th century font and within very easy walking distance of the 16th century pub The White Hart Inn which offers local beers and wines as well as excellent home cooked food.

Special rates for groups of 6 or less, please enquire for further details. Electric car charging point available (additional charges apply).

Whilst The Oast is in the centre of this historic village it is situated in a very relaxing location with far reaching westerly views down the Rother Valley. There is plenty of outdoor space at The Oast a sheltered but sunny terrace with patio furniture and coal barbeque a large garden and a one acre paddock which is ideal for children to run around in. The Oast which is a listed building was converted in 1995 to a very high standard and retains many of its original period features including the hop press which is situated at the top of the stairs. The Oast benefits from modern insulation as well as an excellent central heating system.

The Oast is well designed for a superb family holiday. The roundel drawing room with two three seater sofas Smart TV, DVD and Hi-Fi is an excellent peaceful space with far reaching views down The Rother Valley. The adjoining sitting room with a log burning stove also has a TV and is a very cosy area especially during winter evenings. The traditional kitchen with a range cooker is a great space and the adjacent dining room with its beamed ceiling mixes contemporary design with this historic building. Upstairs passing the old hop press on the stairs there are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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About The House

Sleeps 8
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
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The Oast: sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, dining room, 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite. Parking and terrace.

Ground Floor
Kitchen with dining table seating 8 guests, large range stove, fridges x 2, freezer, microwave oven, kettle, washing machine, dishwasher.
Sitting room with inglenook fireplace and seating, TV, door leading to terrace.
Roundel drawing room with sofas, Smart TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi. Adjoining sitting room has a log burning stove (logs are provided).
Cloakroom with WC and wash basin.
Twin bedroom - sleeps 2 (if not required a discount applies), 2 single beds, chest of drawers, coat hangers, TV.

First Floor
Roundel Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king size French antique bed, TV, chest of drawers, large fitted wardrobe, dressing table. En suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Double bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, TV, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) which can be configured to a double bed (on request), TV, wardrobe with drawers under.
Family bathroom with shower.

Terrace with table and chairs seating 10
Charcoal BBQ
Parking for 6 cars



Parking - Off Street
Washing Machine
Child Friendly
12 Miles to Beach
0.1 Miles to Pub
5 Miles to Shops
Pet Friendly
56Mbps Wi-Fi Speed
BBQ - Coal
DVD Player
Iron & Board
Smart TV
Vacuum Cleaner
Woodburning Stove
Open Fire
EV Charger
Things You Need to Know
The property has an electric car charging point. Please note there is a charge of £5 a day for usage, payable directly to the owner if used during your stay.
At the property we provide, towels, bed linen, kitchen supplies (washing up liquid, tea towels etc) and toilet rolls ready for you when you arrive
A 10% under occupancy discount is available for smaller groups of up to 6 people at selected times of the year (please note only 3 bedrooms will be available for this size group)
Cot, stairgate and highchair available. Please note cot bedding is not provided
Pets by arrangement only (note: pets are not permitted upstairs in the property). If you wish to bring a pet please let us know.  Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
The mobile phone reception is very good in this rural location, as there is a mast about a mile away
The Oast is a detached property however the adjoining part of the house is not accessible to guests. This part of the house is sometimes occupied.
The house is set back from the A28 which has a 30 MPH limit. There is a pub located to the side of the property
Central heating.
High speed fibre broadband
All logs are provided
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 check out on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
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.
Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In The Area

Newenden is right on the Kent Sussex border and situated seven miles to the west of Tenterden seven miles north of Rye and twelve miles east of Battle. The Channel Tunnel is only forty five minutes by road and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells is also a short drive away taking about forty minutes. The seaside towns of Hastings Eastbourne and Brighton are also easy journeys and are excellent day trips. Within the village you can hire bicycles from May - October and also hire rowing boats and canoes from March - October. There are many walks and bike rides locally.



What our guests really think

An excellent retreat in the beautiful countryside on the Kent Sussex border   5/5
"Six good friends have just finished a 3 night stay in this beautiful Kentish property. Everything you could possibly wish for is here. Four fabulous comfy bedrooms, three upstairs and one downstairs. A fully equipped kitchen diner to cook, mingle and enjoy each other’s company in! Split living rooms. As many TV’s (one smart) as you could possibly wish for! With DVD player in the main room and a selection of DVD’s. As well as a pretty decent Marantz sound system!! A great living space outside with beautiful views towards the River Rother and Kent & East Sussex heritage railway line. It really is an ‘escape’ worth visiting!! Nearby there’s a village pub - great for meals (booking maybe necessary). We wined, we dined and we walked from our base. Always knowing that we’d have a fabulous home from home experience on our return. I’d highly recommend The Oast as a holiday home!"
Peter White  |  12 July 2021
good place to stay   4.2/5
"We had a weeks stay with our extended family. The Oast is perfectly positioned to explore the Kent and East Sussex areas. The property has a host of original charm and is in good condition well equipped with lovely large open spaces for the children to play safely. Would highly recommend it."
Tom Sue  |  16 August 2021
Fab stay!   4.8/5
"We had an excellent stay at the Oast. Alan (the owner) was very welcoming and helpful. The oast was a great property and we would definitely stay here again."
Rachel Higgins  |  14 February 2022
Family and friends holiday   5/5
"We stayed at The Oast for 5 days. We had 4 children and a 1 year old baby. The house was perfect for us and very comfortable. The space for us worked very well, the house is beautiful and Alan, the owner, was very helpful. We visited Rye, Battle, Hastings, Bodium, Go Ape in Bedgebury and Bewl Water. A great little holiday for all."
Melanie Way  |  18 February 2022
A great escape for the family   4.8/5
"We hugely enjoyed our stay. The friendly owner greeted us on site and showed us round. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. We would certainly return."
Hamish Dowlen  |  20 April 2022
"Diamond Wedding Get Together. Ideal venue for the seven of us, plus three dogs. Lovely surroundings, helpful host. Will certainly recommend it to friends."
The Poragg Family  |  20 December 2021
"We had a lovely welcome. Christmas decorations and a tree gave the place an extra festive feel. Well equipped, spacious and clean. All perfect. Thank-you so much."
The Goodwin and Knight Families  |  13 December 2021
"The best place to be to catch up with friends and family. Loads of room, beautiful location and a stunning cottage. Thank-you."
The Grech-Bonnet, Griffin and Vant families.  |  6 December 2021
"Lovely, unique cottage perfect for our group (4 adults, 1 lively toddler, 1 baby + 2 dogs). The grounds are gorgeous, local pub and cafe are great with plenty of things to do further afield."
Cara  |  11 September 2021
"Lovely place to stay, great views and a lovely big garden for the children to have fun in. Some noise from the nearby pub but wasn't a big issue. Would recommend getting the steam train from nearby Northiam to Bodiam Castle - the children, and grown-ups, loved it."
Christine  |  28 August 2021
"Lovely location. Accommodation great everything you need oast was just fantastic and very spacious.Owner always helpful. Lots of enclosed space for kids to play. Pub with good food next door. River 300m away had lots of fun on boats. Lots of beaches within 30 mins"
David  |  14 August 2021
"Wonderful house, restored with care and love, in a beautiful setting!"
Lisa  |  24 July 2021
"We had a lovely holiday at the Oast, there was easy access to a public footpath suitable for dog walking and a children's play area nearby if needed as well as pub and 'cafe come bike hire' place that did bacon sandwiches coffee across the road. Although garden very large We needed the garden to be absolutely enclosed to fully relax as regards our terrier but the outdoor table suitable for table tennis or outdoor dining . Loved that we could see steam train pass by too from the Kent and Sussex railway."
Sarah  |  17 July 2021
"Had a lovely week at the Oast. Such a relaxing house with a beautiful garden and a pub right on the doorstep! The owner was so helpful and understanding. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable. The weather could have been kinder but we made the most of the coast and the lovely Kent countryside."
Sue  |  2 July 2021
" We had a lovely few days staying at The Oast which is an interesting and sympathetically renovated historic building. It is quite quirky which we love and Alan the owner was on hand and extremely friendly and helpful to us. It was stormy during our visit and the wood burner made it very cosy. The cottage is very well equipped, warm and comfortable. The pub next door The White Hart is very nice and welcoming and we enjoyed our meal there. Newenden was an ideal base for exploring the area in which my husband had a spitfire flight booked at nearby Headcorn. Ideal base for exploring Hastings, Battle and Rye plus any number of National Trust properties in the area including Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens which were lovely."
Kathryn  |  23 May 2021
"Lovely location, lovely hse. Nice & warm. Ideal for long dog walks."
Fiona  |  7 November 2020
"We had a lovely half term break as a family of 5. Local pub and cafe had lovely food, we enjoyed lovely walks by the river and took trips to Bodiam castle, trips on the steam train and the kids loved the Rare breeds farm. The weather was miserable but we had fun each day! The cottage was very homely esp with the fire on. The children had space to play in the room next to us relaxing. We had all the facilities that we needed and the host Alan was on hand whenever we needed him - even washing and drying clothes we left behind in the washing machine! We would love to come again"
Tish  |  31 October 2020
"We had a lovely half term break as a family of 5. Local pub and cafe had lovely food, we enjoyed lovely walks by the river and took trips to Bodiam castle, trips on the steam train and the kids loved the Rare breeds farm. The weather was miserable but we had fun each day! The cottage was very homely esp with the fire on. The children had space to play in the room next to us relaxing. We had all the facilities that we needed and the host Alan was on hand whenever we needed him - even washing and drying clothes we left behind in the washing machine! We would love to come again"
Tish  |  31 October 2020
"A fantastic stay here and host Alan was the perfect host. Plenty to do in the immediate area from walks (we walked to Bodiam Castle), or a ride on the steam train. Nearby are Rye and Tenterden with Canterbury, Camber Sands and Dungerness not too far."
Shaun  |  13 October 2020
"Hi Alan, many thanks for a great week at the Oast. Fantastic place to stay (one of the best we have stayed in). Nothing was too much trouble. Alan the host was very accommodating. There were six adults, two singles and two couples, the way the accommodation worked for us was just right. Lovely location so many things to do on the doorstep and a fantastic pub with good food and ale next door. Don't worry it was very quiet, we were not disturbed at all! So nice to have everything available without those extra charges, wood for the fire and barbecue equipment. Supplies of washing up liquid and dish washer tabs most welcome and of course the complementary wine! No issues with heating and hot water all just perfect. Thanks Alan we hope to be back some day."
Garath  |  8 June 2020

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