7 The Walks

Groombridge, Kent
+44 (0)7932 119609

Come for walks, cycles and to explore interesting little villages. Return to an uncluttered, 17th-century cottage on the village green


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Groombridge was once part of a large estate, split up in the late 1980s. Like all the others in the row, number 7 is in the traditional Kent style with patchwork brick colours and a red tiled roof. You enter through the back door to find the kitchen. It’s immaculate, with all the gear you need and a bottle of wine waiting for you. Fresh flowers too.

The living room has a huge fireplace (you can sit inside it) and big beams. If TV is your thing then you’ll be happy on a leather sofa directly in front of it. A vaulted dining room is next door for candle lit suppers. Up the small stairs (mind your head!) are a twin and a double – venture further up and you’ll find the master bedroom, facing south over the green and the church. All have thick oak doors, crisp cotton sheets and pleasing views.

On summer evenings you’ll spill out onto the pebbled space in front for sundowners, or mingle with pub guests a few doors up.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a picture book village not too far from London
  • Visiting historic houses and gardens, walking, cycling and exploring
  • Cooking in the smart kitchen, eating in the beamed dining room
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You should know

  • You may hear a little road noise and babble from the pub at obvious times
  • The first floor bedrooms share a bathroom
  • There's no private garden


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £230
Weekly price
from £1550
1 House for 6
From £2304 beds3 bedrooms


Claire and Jonathan have spent four years pouring energy and imagination into the renovation of this delightful 17th century cottage. The white painted walls highlight the renewed beams. It's comfortable yet uncluttered. The village green setting is sublime and the multitude of things to do locally will delight historians, walkers, cyclists and even climbers.

Fiona, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

A five-minute walk will take you to lovely Groombridge Place for strolls through the forest and boat trips on the canal. The village has a shop for everyday stuff but there's a good farm shop less than a mile away up the hill. Tunbridge Wells has all the major shops and is a lovely Georgian town to explore with restaurants and cafés to visit. Chartwell (NT) is 3.6 miles, Hever Castle 8 miles.

Local points of interest from Jonathan & Claire Latham

  • You are a 5 minute stroll to Groombridge Place enchanted gardens. Recently reopened, well worth a trip
  • Ashdown Forest covering over 10 square miles. Steeped in history from kings and commoners dating back centuries. Also is the setting of Winnie-the-Pooh stories, come and visit Pooh Bridge and play Pooh sticks
  • The Forest Way runs along an old railway line in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its 10 miles long and is used for walking, cycling and horse riding and the quiet enjoyment of the countyside
  • Nearby you have the following:: Hever Castle, Penshurst Place & Chartwell. All well worth a visit.
  • Tunbridge Wells is a short drive away. There is a wide range of restaurants to suit any tastes and any price. Or visit The Pantiles for a little bit of shopping.


Jonathan & Claire Latham

Jonathan and Claire are local farmers and have spent four years renovating the cottage. They are warm and friendly and understand the importance of looking after details to keep guests happy. They also have a vintage caravan and two shepherd's huts on their farm, as well as another place in Essex which they rent out so they have plenty of experience. You let yourselves in with a key safe.