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Benson's Rest, 6 acres in the garden of England

Benson's Rest from the paddock.
Certificate of Excellence
Very good
13 reviews
Benson's Rest from the paddock.
You won't want to leave Benson's Rest
View of lounge from bathroom
Dining table in lounge area
Your patio. You also have a BBQ for outdoor dining (on request)
You even have your own private garden
Your garden
Bedroom 1. Probably the most comfortable bed in the world. Blackout blinds too :)
2nd bedroom. Can be made up as superkingsize if required.   You can opt for 1 bedroom if prefered
Perfectly equipped kitchen with washing machine, microwave, oven.
Your large bathroom with plenty of towels and toilet rolls.
The driveway to your holiday home
We rescue battery hens. Betty and Ethel will welcome you with fresh organic eggs.
Views across the paddock and fields
Cranbrook, Kent. A beautiful, historic market town only 2 miles away
Winter beauty in the garden of England
Goudhurst Village at sunset
Your garden. Feel free to that marshmallows on your own little bonfire
Relax in the hammock and enjoy the garden of England in your own private garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cranbrook, Kent, England
The Property

A stylish, holiday home in the garden of England. Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room with oak flooring. Sitting Area has a very comfortable corner suite opposite the TV/DVD, a coffee table. Dining Area with country style dining table and chairs. Kitchen is galley style providing an electric oven and hob with extractor hood, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and door to rear patio and garden. Bedroom 1 is carpeted and has a super king-size bed, bedside cabinets made of local/traditional apple boxes, wardrobe, large mirror and views over patio and garden. Bedroom 2 is carpeted with full size twin beds, wardrobe, mirror and bedside cabinet. Smoke & Carbon monoxide detectors in the property. The property is an annexe and is attached to the owners home. We have a vast supply of DVD's for all ages to loan you for the...
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About the Owner, Sarah M
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Mar 2015
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Minimal interaction with guests. We are on hand to advise on places to see etc and if you have any problems during your stay.
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Listing #HL6253798
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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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Just been to Bensons Rest for an extended stay - our third visit. We love it. Perfect location, a real experience of the beautiful Kent countryside with the best hosts you could wish to meet. We would highly recommend this accommodation, surroundings, and the added bonus of such delightful owners, all of which exceed expectations. Thank you so much for...

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You were both the most wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime xx


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Reviewed 28 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
person found this review helpful

If you want to experience the real englisch country side then go to Kent. Stay with Sarah and Nick in Benson's Crest and you feel the beauty of the country and friendly people of Cranbrook. When we arrived at Benson's Crest there was a warm welcome from Sarah and Nick. ( thank you for the outstanding pie!). The house is...

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It was so wonderful to meet you and would love to welcome you back anytime you like. x


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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Positives: • Good central position, which is a great for exploring the whole of Kent. • Reasonable price for a four-bed property. • Helpful owners. Negatives: Nuisances. We spent the first hour of our stay vacuuming up spiders and their webs, which were in every room. There was also a wasps' nest above the bathroom, which the owners dealt with...

Management response:

I'm so sorry that it looks like you didn’t enjoy your stay with us but I’d like to thank you for your review which I think will be helpful for others on TripAdvisor. I'm grateful you alerted us to the wasps nest and outside leaking sink waste water pipe so that we could deal with it swiftly – the pipe...


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
GBP 85
GBP 550
GBP 1,400
1 Oct 2017 -
22 Oct 2017
2 nights
GBP 75
GBP 85
GBP 385
30 Oct 2017 -
15 Dec 2017
Late Autumn/Winter
2 nights
GBP 75
GBP 75
GBP 375
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Benson's Rest is situated in the High Weald of Kent, which is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are in-between the beautiful Villages of Cranbrook and Goudhurst in the Weald of Kent nestled in 6 private acres. We are
surrounded by small towns and villages such as Cranbrook, (know as the capital of the Weald) with it's working windmill and one of the oldest grammar schools in the country, Sissinghurst with its world famous gardens, Goudhurst, where the infamous Hawkhurst gang met their grisly end and Pluckley where the BBC's Darling Buds of May was set. Within half an hour you can be at Battle, the site of one of the worlds most famous battle sites 1066 and William the Conqueror and a little further beyond is the seaside town of Hastings. town of Cranbro...
Getting around
Unless you like lots of walking a car will be needed. There are many great places to visit by car and plenty of walks around the area.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: London Gatwick: 72.0 km
Railway: Marden : 11.0 km
Ferry: Dover: 65.0 km
We are in between the Village of Goudhurst and the market town of Cranbrook, Kent. Approximately 3km from both. A car is recommended as we live in a rural area. Please contact us in advance if you require a car to and from the station/airport.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 30.0 km.
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