2 Bettenham Cottages

Biddenden, Kent
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 021009

About 2 Bettenham Cottages

Immerse yourself in rolling farmland and peaceful countryside. This cosy cottage is the perfect getaway for friends, family and one well behaved dog.

Nestled within the tranquil beauty of Kent, this cottage is the place to stay for those wishing to explore the surrounding countryside and visit the historic Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens.

This beautiful cottage once formed part of an original stable block for Bettenham Manor and was converted into farm cottages in the late 1700’s. Facing a quiet country lane, with original beams and a sloping landing ceiling guests are still able to experience a bit of the past. The log-burner and four-seater corner sofa, in the lounge, creates a distinctly cosy atmosphere to add to this experience. There’s also a newly-fitted kitchen and dining area, as well as a downstairs toilet, a walk-in shower and full size bath upstairs. With an enclosed garden, small patioed area and parking for one car at the rear, this cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break.

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens is a 20-minute stroll through the estate and the cottage is in open countryside with plenty of walks in the vicinity. The Three Chimney pub is a 15-minute walk up the road and serves food and is dog-friendly.  The cottage is also within an easy drive of the market towns of Tenterden and Cranbrook with a host of charming villages to explore in the area.  

The cottage’s location enables guests to visit and enjoy these colourful gardens, which reflect the romance and intimacy of the writings of Vita Sackville-West. Learn how the writer and her husband Harold Nicolson transformed Sissinghurst Castle during the 1930s, discover the arresting architecture of the garden rooms, enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Tower and take a walk around the 450-acre estate.  

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Small entrance lobby, sitting room with log burner, kitchen diner, WC.

  • First floor

    Landing with sloped ceiling. Two bedrooms: one king size double and one twin which can be made up as a king size double on request. Bathroom with bath and separate shower cubicle.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage. 

Heating: The cottage is heated by electric storage heaters and a wood burning stove in the sitting room. Additional bags of logs are available from Sissinghurst Castle Garden at £5 per bag. Alternatively you can pre-order these when you book.

Landing Ceiling: Due to the historic nature of this building, the landing ceiling is sloped with a maximum headroom of 1830mm and width of 1100mm. There is a protruding skylight handle, 1200mm high, to the top right of the stairs.

Garden: The back garden is accessed from the parking area or via the lounge and is fenced. A small patioed seating area looks down the garden to an established apple tree and backing onto fields. 

Parking: Parking is available for one car.

Dog: One well trained dog is welcome at this cottage at no extra charge. 

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm.

Please note: There is no phoneline or WiFi available with a weak mobile signal in the area.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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