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Hensill Farmhouse is charming 19th century former gardener's cottage in the heart of the Kent High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by farm and woodland yet 80 minutes from London and five minutes from village shops and restaurants, the farmhouse provides a peaceful escape at any time of year for a small family or group of friends seeking a rural retreat refurbished to the highest standards.

A lovely escape throughout the seasons, the sitting room has a cosy wood burning stove for winters’ evenings, and french doors open out from the kitchen to the patio area, where you can sit in the dappled shade of the mature fig tree, which bears delicious fruit in late summer. The wraparound gardens boast views of the surrounding farmland and woodland. The two bedrooms provide flexible accommodation with one featuring a zip and link bed which can be configured as super-king size or twin singles. Bedroom one benefits from an en-suite shower room, while bedroom two has use of the family bathroom.

Although tucked away down a quiet track, Hensill Farmhouse is within walking distance of a good pub and only a five-minute drive from Hawkhurst’s well-appointed High Street with a butcher, baker, pharmacy, independent cinema as well as supermarkets. The High Weald is a stunning area of England, blessed with natural beauty and steeped in centuries of fascinating history.


Young and old will delight at our local history. Stand on the site of the Battle of Hastings, scale the ramparts of the stunningly well-preserved 14th century Bodiam Castle or explore the romantic moated ruins of Scotney Castle's picturesque gardens.

Gastronomes should book in at Michelin green starred The Smallholding at Kilndown. Serving a set menu celebrating the best of regional ingredients and home grown produce, brothers Will and Matt Devlin put sustainability at the heart of everything they do.

Take a day trip to the picturesque Cinque Port of Rye. Browse the galleries and antique shops, visit historic Rye Castle, refuel at the great High Street cafes and pubs and stride out along Rye Nature Reserve or the miles of sandy beach at Camber Sands.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the miles of well marked and maintained mountain bike, running and hiking trails through Bedgebury National Pinetum. You can rent bikes on site and reward your efforts with treats in the well stocked onsite cafe.

All good holiday cottages need a great pub within walking distance and the Eight Bells on the Moor in Hawkhurst does not disappoint. Come for the jolly atmosphere and locally sourced food and drink; settle in by the fire or in summer relax in the sunny garden.

This corner of Kent is a garden lover's paradise. See if you can get around them all, from the white garden at Sissinghurst Castle to the Arts and Crafts style at Great Dixter, to horticulture royalty Sarah Raven's own garden at Perch Hill.


Ground Floor (underfloor heating throughout):

Sitting room
With a wood burning stove and Smart television.
With desk, desk chair and armchair.
Kitchen/dining area
With electric range oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, double Belfast sink and table with four chairs. French doors open from the kitchen onto a patio area.
Utility room
With washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, large Belfast sink, coat rack, boot/shoe storage and back door to the house.
With wash basin and WC.

First Floor (radiators in bedrooms; underfloor heating in bathrooms):

Master bedroom
With 6' super-king size bed.
En-suite shower room
With walk-in shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.
Second bedroom
With twin single 3' zip and link beds that can be configured as a 6' super-king size bed on request.
Family bathroom
With free-standing bath and walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.


Large garden with paved terrace and garden furniture, lawn and pond overlooking fields.
Off-street parking for two cars.
Electric vehicle charger.

Please note:

There are feather pillows and feather duvets at this property.
A travel cot can be provided but please bring your own cot linens.
There is an uncovered pond in the garden approx. 1m deep; 8m wide, 30m long. Please ensure children are supervised at all times.
Access is via a well maintained track, which is possibly unsuitable for cars that are very low to the ground. The track is shared with Hensill House, where the owners live. The farmer may be working in the surrounding fields from time to time. Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use.


26 July 2023
Gorgeous house in an idyllic location. Lots to do in the local area and lovely pub an easy walk away. We had a fantastic stay.

19 July 2023
Very comfortable, well-equipped, in a lovely location. A very good place to relax, but within easy reach of many interesting walks and places to visit.

28 June 2023
Lovely quiet location and surrounding countryside with walks from the house. Easy half hour walk to a great pub. Comfortable beds and soft pillows. Nice bed linen. A full length mirror would have been good. Otherwise well equipped and comfortable.

4 Jan 2023
Great house in a secluded setting. Comfortable with all amenities in place and functioning. Enjoyed our stay there.

1 June 2022
Excellent property..well decorated, clean, good location and a lovely hamper!