Hopbines Barn

Chiddingstone, Kent
+44 (0)7958 002344

Masses of light and space at this 1950s brick hop drying barn, now a grand place for gatherings of friends or family with outdoor space too


12 beds


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 20

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Anyone interested in architecture or design will be delighted to stay here. It’s stunning, with a light and airy feel thanks to big Crittall windows and clever use of space. Eco friendly too with a ground source heat pump, solar panels and repurposed timber. The main living area is open plan with a log burner, big TV, grand piano and enough comfy seating for everybody. Escapees will love the games room with air hockey.

Cookery books, basics and a table for 22 wait in the swanky kitchen along with wine, jams, cheeses, bread and other nice things. It’s an easy 20-minute walk along a private footpath and across a river to Chiddingstone, a beautiful Tudor village bought by the National Trust in 1939 and with a fine pub, The Castle Inn. Learn about the legend of the chiding stone.

The covered patio is the place for a barbecue even on damp days and children can play on the lawn quite safely or say hello to the chickens.

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We think you'll love

  • Soaking in the hot tub or warming up by the outdoor wood-burner
  • Being able to walk to the pub and back when you feel too lazy to cook
  • Spreading out into so much space and never feeling on top of one another
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You should know

  • Dogs not allowed upstairs


  • 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
  • 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: 7 nights. Sofa/pull out beds for children in some of rooms. Private chefs available on request. 2 dogs welcome, £60 each per week, beds/dog cages are available on request.
Until May 2022.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast available on request.


Nightly price
from £649
Weekly price
from £4545
Damage deposit
1 Barn for 20
From £64912 beds7 bedrooms


Staying here would feel like a real treat! There's a real wow factor from the moment you enter - architecturally the space is amazing and the attention to detail only sets that off. I'd love to come here with family and friends to catch up over the feasts you could cook up in the huge kitchen, get competitive over a game of air hockey and then relax around the fire or in the hot tub.

Zoe, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Stock up at the Falconhurst Farm Shop, a ten-minute drive down the lanes, with local produce and wine, also a deli and coffee shop. Edenbridge is 12 mins in the car. Take your binoculars to the bird sanctuary and nature reserve at Bough Beech Reservoir, drive 15 mins to Squerryes Wine Estate and pick up some bottles to bring back, visit Hever Castle (ten minutes) or Ashdown Forest for walks.

Local points of interest from Andy & Victoria

  • Wander along the country footpath from our back gate that leads directly to the National Trust Village of Chiddingstone, with it's the fabulous Castle Inn pub, picturesque castle, tea room and gift shop, crossing the picturesque Eden River along the way.
  • Visit Hever Castle, 5 mins drive away. Once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Discover award-winning gardens, magnificent topiary, fountains, cascades and grottos and an absolutely awesome medieval castle play area and water maze.
  • Bough Beech Reservoir and nature reserve is on our doorstep - With beautiful footpaths at its northern end. It’s a perfect place for an easy stroll with plenty of birds to look out for from bird hides and viewpoints.
  • We are very lucky to have a range of fabulous local gastro pubs either within walking distance or a short drive. These include: The Castle Pub, Chiddingstone/ The Rock, Chiddingstone Hoath / The Wheatsheaf, Bough Beech.The Wheats
  • Go Wild Swimming in the River Eden - we have a number of secret spots we can direct you to along footpaths from here. Just pack up a hamper and enjoy picnicking by the banks of the river.
  • Bore Place, a 2.5k walk from here is an authentic not for profit working farm. Family run organic food outlets including Blackwoods Cheese Company. Walks are detailed on their website (Bore Place).


Andy & Victoria

Andy did much of the work on the barn himself and Vicky is an interior designer so they make a good team. They live in the barn with their 4 children, and then when it’s rented out to guests they go away and allow you to enjoy your stay. Their nanny/housekeeper lives in the summer house – she’ll meet you on arrival and is on hand should you need anything.