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The Old Engineer - rural boutique retreat

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The drive, parking is outside the left garage, private entrance to garden is left of garage
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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*5 star rating with 100+ reviews on Airbnb. Our self contained boutique B&B with private entrance and pretty courtyard garden is surrounded by fields. The accommodation is designed with the guests comfort and luxury in mind. The bed is super king sized with high quality Egyptian cotton bedding, we also offer the option of twin single beds, please request this when booking. There’s a sofa to relax on, a smart HD TV with Free Sat channels and a comfortable dining area next to the well appointed kitchenette which includes; a Fridge with Freezer box; double induction hob; microwave; and sink. All kitchenware are high quality brands such as Villeroy and Boch and Dartington. On arrival we provide the a loaf of bread, marmalade and jam, muesli, tea and freshly ground coffee, milk and eggs from ou...*5 star rating with 100+ reviews on Airbnb. Our self contained boutique B&B with private entrance and pretty courtyard garden is surrounded by fields. The accommodation is designed with the guests comfort and luxury in mind. The bed is super king sized with high quality Egyptian cotton bedding, we also offer the option of twin single beds, please request this when booking. There’s a sofa to relax on, a smart HD TV with Free Sat channels and a comfortable dining area next to the well appointed kitchenette which includes; a Fridge with Freezer box; double induction hob; microwave; and sink. All kitchenware are high quality brands such as Villeroy and Boch and Dartington. On arrival we provide the a loaf of bread, marmalade and jam, muesli, tea and freshly ground coffee, milk and eggs from our chickens, which you can prepare and enjoy at your own leisure. Our B&B is located between Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone, Paddock Wood and its train station is a 10 minute drive and London is 50 minutes on the train. We are perfectly situated to make the most of Kent’s fabulous attractions, including the gardens at Sissinghurst, Scotney Castle and Great Dixter. Bedgebury Pinetum offers lovely walks and various off road bike routes. There are many National Trust properties to visit, excellent cycle and walking routes, Vineyards to tour and taste and great shopping with a good mix of independently owned and top chain stores in Tunbridge Wells. We also benefit from some highly acclaimed restaurants and pubs in the area. Our home is on two popular cycle routes (Linton loop and the Paddock Wood loop), within the B&B's private garden there is a shed where bikes can be stored.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
There is no smoking or vaping inside the property however smoking is permitted in the garden.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Jo M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the weekend of our wedding ahead of our honeymoon and it was perfect. It is such a beautiful little place with everything that you could possible ask for. The host clearly cares by all the little extra touches around the place such...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank Milosh96
Reviewed 3 May 2020

We had such a lovely time here! It was so peaceful and the cottage is delightful. Everything you need is there (including breakfast) and so well thought through. The kitchenette was a real surprise, so clever! Being able to sit outside in the private garden...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Charliebay42
Reviewed 29 April 2020

We stayed here for the weekend in February. It is very tastefully decorated and furnished, and has everything you need. Its situated in a lovely part of Kent, on a quiet country road with its own entrance and private courtyard. Stunning countryside right on your...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Jacqueline S
Reviewed 29 April 2020

I feel so lucky to have found this place. We were attending a wedding in the area and stayed for 3 nights. The setting and location are spectacular. A rural idyll. Jo was extremely friendly and helpful and recommended some glorious Kentish pubs. The annexe...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Daphers1979
Reviewed 28 April 2020

This gorgeous little place is such a find, set in the glorious Kent countryside with views across farmland. It's also within easy driving distance of lovely gardens such as Sissinghurst and Penshurst Place that we really enjoyed. The host is incredibly helpful and considerate and...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2020

I was so lucky to find this place. The Old Engineer is perfect. It is clean, very comfortable with fine linens and furnishings. I was really impressed with the attention to detail with touches like fresh flowers from Jo’s wonderful garden. I was lucky to...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank PE G
Reviewed 28 April 2020

I stayed at the Old Engineer for 3 nights on a business trip. the place was spotless, well equipped, lovely fresh modern decor. It is in a tranquill spot in the Kent country side looking out at blossoming apple orchards!! I'm not a big writer...More

Date of stay: April 2020
Thank kimmariew2017
Reviewed 28 April 2020

A simply fabulous place to stay. Peaceful, relaxing and comfortable (the bed is so so comfy!). Jo has thought of everything. I loved the quiet private garden area where I could sit and enjoy the sunshine and the views over the surrounding fields and garden.

Date of stay: April 2020
Thank Curiosity15436530439
Reviewed 27 April 2020

3 nights enjoyed at The Old Engineer. Beautiful area, tranquil setting, stylish decor, luxurious, very comfortable and greeted by a delightful host. Highly recommended!!

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Davlocalon
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Wi-Fi
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
A peaceful rural location surrounded by fields. Ideally suited to visit the many gardens and historic houses,vineyards and country walks in the area. We're equal distance between Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells, both approx a 20 minute drive. We are a 5 minute drive from Paddock Wood where there is a train station, London can be reached is 50 minutes.
Getting around
There is a train station at Paddock Wood which is a 10 minute drive away. Trains into London are a 50 minute journey. The best way to travel around the area is by car.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Engineer - rural boutique retreat

  • The Old Engineer - rural boutique retreat is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

  • The Old Engineer - rural boutique retreat has one bathroom available. See all property details.

  • The Old Engineer - rural boutique retreat has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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