The Beech Nut

Smarden, Kent, England

Thatched studio style cottage set in stunning grounds with access to a swimming pool, gym and games room, near Bethersden.

Key Points

  • Stunning thatched studio cottage on a historic site offers a rural escape just 1.5 hours from London.
  • Sleeps 2 in a king size bed with en-suite wet room.
  • Open plan living space with well equipped kitchen.
  • On site you can use the swimming pool, gym, games room and fire pit.
  • There are 3 pubs within a half mile stroll.


Gorgeous thatched studio cottage set in the grounds of a 15th century Yeoman's Hall House offers a romantic getaway with access to an outdoor swimming pool, games room, gym and fire pit, near Bethersden. 

The cottage has a well designed open plan interior with cosy lounge and wall mounted TV, space saving pull down dining area and modern kitchen with concrete worktops. Behind this sits your comfortable king size bed with comfy chair and views out over the garden and up to the unique thatched roof interior. A great open wardrobe gives you plenty of space to store your belongings. The en-suite wetroom has a large walk in shower with rainfall shower head ideal for invigorating you at the start of the day or washing you down after working up a sweat in the onsite gym. 

Outside you can sit down on your comfy chairs in your screened garden, taking in the sights and sounds of nature around you. In summer the pool is open up to 2pm so be sure to get a good swim in before heading out to the local pub for a delicious lunch. 

Locally there is plenty to see and do including a trip to the 14th century Godington House, or stroll around Hole Park Gardens. Foodies will delight in the organic Perry Court Farm shop whilst train fans will enjoy a ride on a vintage steam train on the Kent & East Sussex Railway line. 

Just a 90 minute drive from central London this truly offers an ideal break for city dwellers looking for a rural escape. 

No children. Dogs welcome. 

There is a minimum 2 night stay but the longer you stay the cheaper per night it costs. 

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Room Types

Double Ensuite







 Clothes rack

 Dining area


 Heating - underfloor


 Ironing board

 Plug sockets


 Dining area


 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Local shop

 Pub within walking distance



 Board games

 Games room




 Book a swimming pool session

 Use of gym

On Arrival

 Welcome pack


 Coffee machine









 Free parking

Nearest Airport/s

London Gatwick

Content updated on 14th April 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Darren Colledge from The Beech Nut