At the end of a leafy lane: lawns, paddocks, woods, no neighbours. A gravelled drive sweeps up to a Tudor farmhouse, then round to Hegdale Barn. Owner Victoria welcomes you in, to a charming converted brick barn dripping with honeysuckle, meticulously and sympathetically restored. The living space is airy, white and bright, with everything new including the floor, and restored windows and high beams add character. It’s perfect for a couple, or a family of four, thanks to a new sofabed, crisp and comfortable like all the rest. There is a built-in wardrobe in the bedroom, Romney Marsh lotions by the bath, and local treats in the welcome basket (cake and apple juice from Challock farm shop, eggs from the family’s eight hens). You can walk to Challock, it’s only a mile; there’s a pub there too, and gliding for the adventurous. You’re brilliantly placed for exploring coast and country: the Pilgrims Way is two miles; the Archbishops Palace is up the road; Leeds Castle is a hop away, Whitstable not much further. Come home to your own outdoor space: barbecue, dining table and arbour bench, all lovely and secluded.