The Weald is a very special part of England, with spectacular views, rolling hillsides and villages steeped in centuries of history. Bokes Barn puts you centre stage of this captivating landscape, occupying a perfect position for sweeping views across Wealden Down’s hills. You even have exclusive use of three-acres of paddock during your stay, not to mention the croquet lawn and paths through the vineyard.
The barn conversion has been fitted out to an extremely high standard, with lots of extra little touches such as a wine fridge – essential if you’re going to sample the local, award-winning wine! There’s plenty of space for everyone to relax, and three of the bedrooms can be either double beds or twin beds depending on requirements. If a member of your party brings some work away with them, the mezzanine could come in useful as a makeshift study.
One place you’re bound to all end up at some stage is the large, south-facing terrace, with its commanding views over the fields beyond. With plenty of elegant rattan furniture as well as a fire pit and barbecue, it’s the ideal spot to spend a relaxing evening enjoying each other’s company.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps twelve guests.
Three king-size bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms.
Two super-king bedrooms with en-suite shower room (can be converted into twin beds on request).
One super-king double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (can be converted into twin beds on request).
Wood burning stove.
Three acres of enclosed grass paddocks, sun terrace and croquet lawn.
Parking for six cars.
Children of all ages welcome.
One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).
Minimum three night stay.
Large range cooker with gas hobs.
Combined fridge freezer.
Highchair, cot and stair gate available on request.
No Stag or Hen parties.
Attractions and nearby amenities
With its magnificent cathedral, cobbled streets and local markets, Canterbury is an obvious place to start exploring this special part of the world. You might find some surprises too – the Canterbury Tales gives you the chance to walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and hear their stories.
If you’re green-fingered, you’re in for a treat. The gardens at Sissinghurst Castle are world famous, and one of the most beautiful spots is the White Garden. On the Kent and Sussex border, Pashley Manor Gardens are also well worth a visit, with 11 acres of beautiful borders overflowing with colour.
Explore Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. With miles of family cycling and mountain-biking, walking, and running, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure, and an adventure play trail.
Bodiam Castle is what exactly castles are meant to look like, with a moat, drawbridge and battlements. Yet Scotney Castle may be even more picturesque, with its own moat and romantic garden, all set in a secluded wooded estate.
If you enjoy a historic day out, Battle Abbey offers you nearly 1,000 years of history in one place. Stand on the site where William the Conqueror and King Harold did battle. Explore the abbey ruins and stroll through the walled garden to experience the Victorian way of life too.
If you fancy a change from rural seclusion, bustling Brighton is only an hour away. Wander through the Lanes looking for bargains, marvel at the opulence of the Pavilion, or simply stroll along the sea front and the pier. If you’d like to get even more urban, don’t forget that London is easily accessible by train.
Bexhill-on-Sea is a pleasant seaside resort, but did you know it is also the birthplace of British motor racing? The Museum here covers the town’s motoring heritage, while the De La Warr Pavilion is one of the south east’s network of new galleries for contemporary arts.