This unique stately home lies in the High Weald AONB, bordering Kent and Sussex, and is a fantastic place for a large group of family, friends or colleagues – including two well-behaved dogs – to enjoy the English holiday of a lifetime.
Its elevated position gives unspoilt views of a unique part of the countryside, which you can enjoy in peace indoors or out thanks to the more than ample furniture, games room and facilities.
Spend time on the estate, or indoors playing games and reading, before exploring the Weald countryside, nearby Hever Castle, Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone, or head up to London for the day and be back in plenty of time for supper.
At A Glance
six acre grounds
Library and games room
10 x off road parking
Shop 2 miles
Pub 1 mile
About Hoath House
Sleeping up to 26 people over three floors, in 7 bedrooms and five with sofa beds. All bedrooms have their own tv, and beds are super king-size doubles that can be unzipped into twins. Two en-suite super king-size doubles with bath, shower over, basins and WC, two en-suite super king-size doubles with showers, basins and WC, and three second-floor en-suite doubles.
There’s a second-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, two ground floor wet rooms. A kitchen with a six-seater dining suite, utility room, a 20 seater dining room, plus a sitting room with no less than 18 seats and an open fire.
There’s also a snug with sofa bed, library/games room with grand piano, half-size snooker table and table tennis table.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Chiddingstone
The house has a six-acre garden with lawns, patios and outdoor furniture, so you and your guests (including the four-legged ones) have plenty of room to stretch your legs before leaving the grounds; there’s even an outdoor heated swimming pool. Outside the grounds, the village of Chiddingstone is a short walk away and is a step back in time to the 12th century. There are also five pubs within walking distance, so your party can split up and make plans for the day.
History is all around this part of the country, and culture lovers will want to see Hever Castle, home of Anne Boleyn, which is just three miles away. A short drive north takes you to Chartwell, home of Winston Churchill and now a National Trust property in its own right. To the southwest is Standen House and Garden, a dog-friendly stately home with acres of gardens and a visitor centre where you can rest and have some refreshments. To the southeast is Scotney Castle, another historic landmark managed by the National Trust.
The Weald is an ancient area of land separating the North and South Downs, and there are hundreds of miles of country trails, cycle routes and horse riding paths to explore from the outskirts of London down to the English Channel. Talking of London, a 45-minute train ride from Edenbridge takes you right to the heart of the city, so there’s no need to worry about getting parked or paying congestion charges.
This is a spectacular place to stay in its own right. With the facilities to cater to 26 people in great comfort, everybody (including pooches) should leave feeling like they’ve had a memorable holiday. With the space to kick back on your own, maybe read a couple of books and enjoy the quiet, you’ll feel any stress melt away quickly. If exercise helps with this, the swimming pool, games room and outdoor sports areas are at your disposal and will undoubtedly give the younger members somewhere to expend their energy.
Surrounding the house and grounds are history and nature, from Hever Castle to the ten National Trust properties within a half-hour drive in any direction, to the Weald, North and South Downs AONBs stretching to the coast. With protected wildlife sites and some of the quietest countryside in the south of England, you’ll have to pinch yourself to remember that London is only a short train journey away.
With all this choice, it would be great to stay in this house for a very long time indeed; whatever your tastes or those of your guests, you’ll be able to make every second count and take away some extraordinary memories.
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