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Old Smock Mill

Benenden - Kent

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1

Enjoy a holiday with a real difference at this artist owned, dreamy smock mill in rural Kent

Old Smock Mill

Benenden - Kent

Enjoy a holiday with a real difference at this artist owned, dreamy smock mill in rural Kent

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
£175-190 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book...

Old Smock Mill is owned and managed by Clare Winchester.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Clare Winchester.

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  The Highlights...

  • Retaining some of its original working pieces, the mill has been lovingly restored to combine old with new.
  • Set amongst beautiful scenery, the mill is perfect for country walks and fresh country air.
  • With an exceptional attention to detail, the mill has a pretty vintage style and a romantic ambience.
  • A sumptuous king-size bed and stunning roll top bath make this ideal for a luxurious break away for two.
  • With a number of National Trust properties in the area, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

  You should know...

  • Spread over three floors, the mill might not be suitable for those who dont like stairs.
  • No dogs and no smoking

  The Detail...

Dating back to the early 19th century this once working smock mill has been lovingly restored to create a holiday place with a real difference. Oozing with a vintage style and a romantic vibe, the mill is perfect for two and is ideal for a relaxing break with that someone special. Breathe in the fresh country air and soak up the far-reaching views before curling up on the sumptuous sofa at this tranquil rural abode.

Ascend the steps on the outside of the picture-perfect mill to find yourself upon wooden staging which has far-reaching countryside views. This platform, which encircles the entire building, is the ideal spot for enjoying those warm sunny days or tranquil starry nights.
Head inside to admire the mills three floors which each retain some of their historic original features. The first floor is home to the mills main living area and is beautifully styled with a natural feel. It has white-washed brick walls, a stripped wooden floor, beamed ceilings and traditional shuttered windows. Along with its bespoke country kitchen and seating areas it has an exceptional attention to detail which will make you feel truly special. Antique books line the shelves, pretty flowers adorn the tables and fresh produce tempts you from the welcome basket.

Head up to the next two floors and youll find a spacious king-size bedroom and a character-filled bathroom. Retaining original and restored pieces from the mill, the rooms have an authentic feel with beamed walls, high ceilings and pretty sash windows. The sumptuous bed is perfect for early nights or long lie-ins while the luxury roll top bath has room for two.

If you can tear yourself away from your romantic den then there is much to enjoy in the local area. Directly surrounding the mill is beautiful countryside which is great for walkers, bike riders and nature lovers. Sight-seers will love the array of National Trust properties in the area, including the stunning Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, the romantic Bodiam Castle and the country house of Scotney Gardens. For a more relaxed day, the local Rolvenden and Benenden village pubs are also less than a mile away and are well worth a visit.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

The Old Smock Mill is well equipped for a romantic get away. There are three flights of stairs which are open plan so not easy for those who might find stairs difficult.


  Nearby...

  • Art classes
  • Beach (lake)
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

Old Smock Mill is perfectly placed for a numbe of well known National trust properties as well as being within easy reach of Camber Sands and various pretty villages and towns.


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

1 hour approx to Gatwick

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Weekdays are £175 per night and weekends Friday Saturday and Sunday are £190 per night

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£175-190 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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How to book...

Old Smock Mill is owned and managed by Clare Winchester.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Clare Winchester.

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