Chilston Home Farm is a period farmhouse in the middle of Kent, the Garden of England. We have lovely walks right from the door. Perfect for exploring historic Kent or the train to London & Europe. You’ll love the period ambiance: the kitchen Aga , cosy room log fires. Two of the bedrooms have king size four-posters. It has its own bijou cinema! Books & games, a piano, guitar & drums for music lovers, pool table & bike hire. Ideal for couples or larger families. We also have a wooden hot tub
Chilston Home Farm was originally, as its name suggests, the farm for the Chiltson Estate. It is attached to two farm cottages that were a medieval Wealden Hall House. So the property varies in age from 300 to 600 years old. Most of the farmhouse is Georgian, but built on the foundations of a wing of the remaining hall house.
The house is very spacious, light and airy, with room to explore and relax.
There's a huge cellar, where we've put a cinema, pool table and darts board (and the tumble drier) , a large farmhouse kitchen and scullery with Aga cooker, electric cooker, coffee machine, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher etc.
The dining room has a huge inglenook fireplace and a woodburner. In the front room we have a desk, bookcases, a guitar, piano and a drum kit for some family entertainment, although we would ask you to lower the volume after 10pm. The sitting room is at the back of the house, south-facing, and with a large flat screen TV, DVD, cosy woodburner and squishy sofas. The house is furnished for quiet and friendly relaxation and enjoying the countryside and surrounding area and villages, so we are unable to accommodate loud or drunken parties, or groups of mainly young single males. Please feel free to contact us for clarification.
All the bedrooms are large and light. On the first floor, the master en-suite has a King size four-poster bed. The other two rooms have a kingsize four-poster and and a kingsize double. There are also two attic rooms (one leading off the other one), with twin beds in the far room and a single in the nearest one. Being an old quirky farmhouse, the top floor stairs are very steep to these rooms, and you have to mind your head, but all part of the character
We have 3 cot beds that can be placed in the double bedrooms, please ask in advance as we store them away otherwise. We prefer that you bring your own childs bedding, but have spare available.
As well as the en-suite shower room with WC, there is a family bathroom with slipper bath and body-jet shower and WC, a separate WC and a downstairs WC in the scullery.
We have a wood fired Ofuro hot tub for 2 person or sole relaxing. Heated by an external log stove, you can watch the stars at night. Due to its location we request the hot tub is solely for quiet relaxing and noise is kept to a minimum for everyone to enjoy the peaceful countryside.
Outside is secure bicycle or outdoor gear storage, and we can lend you a pressure washer to clean up. We also hire mountain bikes for exploring the lanes, please ask.
The farmhouse has a small back courtyard that faces south. The farmyard is shared with us, but you can park in the 2 spaces provided (ask in advance if you need more). The garden is to the front and side of the farmhouse, with a lawn, picket fence, stone wall and hedge.
We live next door so we can help you with any problems you encounter and give you lots of advice about the local area.
This house has lots of stairs. Anyone with impaired movement or concerns about using stairs should speak to us before booking. Directly opposite is a 20+ acre parkland and ponds to start off your exploring. The house is for quiet and friendly relaxation and enjoying the countryside and surrounding area and villages, so we are unable to accommodate loud or drunken parties. The house is strictly no smoking inside. Smoking is allowed in the front garden only.
- The house is for friendly relaxation! Parties considered by prior request. (no young single male groups) The house is perfect for murder/mystery type parties!
The hot tub area and courtyard must be kept quiet at all times to keep our neighbours happy.
- Very well behaved and house trained animals considered only by prior request, strictly downstairs only and subject to an additional cleaning charge. Please ask first.
- Parking for 2 cars. Parking for additional cars only available by request. please ask in advance.
Strictly No Smoking or E cigarettes in the house or rear courtyard terrace. Front Garden only is allowed. Butt bucket provided.
The house is a 300-600 year old listed period property, please treat it with the care and respect it deserves!