1 Forge Cottages, On the Green - Holiday Cottage in Kent
Resting in the village of Bearsted, Kent is this stunning, three-storey, semi-detached house of 1 Forge Cottages, On the Green. A Grade II listed period home enjoying a mixture of 17th-century architecture, Victorian additions, and views over the village green, 1 Forge Cottages, On the Green is a marvellous base for a family of eight’s break. After parking outside, soak up the charming, beamed exterior of the holiday home before progressing inside to uncover a stylish living/dining room. Make your way over to the space’s sitting area, where exposed brickwork and beams add a touch of character, and two velvet sofas entice you to lounge in front of the TV and glowing woodburning stove. Continue to the well-equipped kitchen, where shaker-style units behold a range of integrated appliances that are bound to please any budding chef! The utility is close by and is home to the fridge/freezer, as well as a handy washing machine, so you can keep your holiday wardrobe fresh during your stay. When the chef of the group has prepared a tasty dinner in the kitchen, savour it at the front room’s charming dining table whilst you catch up on the day’s adventures. After dinner, retreat back the living/dining room for a movie night, or if you’d prefer a quieter space, head upstairs to find the study. When sleep calls, choose one of the four delightful bedrooms, which comprise a fabulous king-size and a double on the first floor, which share access to a stunning bathroom. Climb the stairs again to the second floor, where the latter pair of bedrooms await, comprising a double and a single bedroom with a handy trundle bed; these bedrooms enjoy access to a spacious bathroom, benefiting from both a shower and a roll-top bath. A cloakroom can also be found on the ground floor, perfect for avoiding those morning queues! Make the most of the property’s wonderful back garden, a great space for alfresco meals on sunny days, thanks to its barbecue and furniture. The village of Bearsted hosts an array of amenities for your self-catering stay, from a range of top-notch pubs, such as Oak on the Green and White Horse, alongside a petrol station serving your essentials; the village also hosts a golf club, ideal for putting fans! Those seeking a bit of adventure will have a ball exploring the nearby Mote Park, which is not only an idyllic sight but offers plenty of walking opportunities, a miniature railway and a watersports centre; alternatively, you can visit Cobtree Manor Park and Leybourne Lakes Country Park for more scenic trails, cycling opportunities and fishing! Spend the day exploring Maidstone, where you can enjoy the fascinating Maidstone Museum and sail along the River Medway on the Kentish Lady River Boat. There is still so much more to see nearby, with the Kent Downs AONB, Leeds Castle and the coastal delights of the Isle of Sheppey and Whitstable within reach; you can also catch a train from the nearby station to London, if you’re after a day in the city! Create everlasting memories at 1 Forge Cottages, On the Green.