The children will love time spent in the garden. A childrens slide, trampoline and the swingball game will keep them amused whilst the grownups can be cooking the dinner on the large BBQ on the patio. Local sausages and burgers anyone? Finish off with some toasted marshmallows as you watch the spectacular sunset on the horizon.
You may want to burn off those calories with a walk in the park – or through the 60 acres of grass and woodland. Take with you the History Quiz and Treasure Hunt and learn a little more about the Farm, the surroundings and the village of Stone. Walk along the Cliff edge and if you are really fit climb to the top bank and admire a 360 degree view – take your camera!
Explore the quarry and the ponds and look out for moorhens, wild ducks, rabbits, herons and much more. Keep up to date with our Wildlife Farm Diary.
And inside …
The Kitchen & Dining Area
This room is a long outshot created in the same way as a typical Victorian farmhouse kitchen with flagstone floor. Enjoy cooking in a traditional AGA oven, then eat at the large old farm house table and take in the ambience. A wonderful display of garlic strings, shallots, dried herbs, chillies and Parma ham is a feast for the eyes and the beautiful aroma fills the room.
Having eaten, the dishwasher will take over or, if you prefer, you can wash up in the old butler sink. Then have a cold drink from the fridge or on those hot summer days and ice cream from the built in freezer. After a day in the countryside, you can wash your clothes the washing machine and hang out to dry on the patio.
Step back in time and enjoy a game of jackstraws, snaps and, for the adults, a simple game of tiddly winks. No cheating allowed though, as Queen Vic is keeping an eye on the proceedings.
Sit round the table and get serious with a typical afternoon cup of tea and fancy cakes and gossip til the cows come home.
The antique gold coloured sofa opens as a double bed for the larger families. This is the room to be quiet and is cool in the summer time.
Cosy room with leather chairs, original brick floor and large inglenook fireplace. This is where the chaps used to catch up over a cup of brew after a hard days work in the fields. Discussion was about the farm, the animals and what the weather was due to be in the next few days. Meanwhile the ladies were more interested in local village gossip.
The Garden Room
Sit, relax and enjoy the stunning views across the valley. The comfortable wicker furniture and large aspect windows make this room a great place for viewing the landscape and bird life.
For those twitchers amongst you we have a whole host of books and binoculars for your pleasure. Just don’t use them on the neighbours!
The Master Bedroom
The traditional Queen size Homestead bed and original oak floorboards make this a fascinating room. Wake up to the sunrise with sunbeams shining into the room, and then refresh yourself by having a glorious shower in adjacent ensuite.
If that’s not enough sit and relax on the Lloyd Loom easy chair and admire the view across the Romney Marshes.
And if you are feeling mischievous pop your head through the old cupboard in the wall and shout – “Is breakfast ready yet ?”
The Second Bedroom
The children’s room is plain & simple just like the old days on the Farm. The ensuite Toilet means that the little tikes won’t be bothering Mum and Dad in the middle of the night.
Bed linen is included in the stay but try to encourage them not to have pillow fights; those feathers get everywhere. Do I see chickens roosting in the rafters?
Enjoy relaxing in the original hot bath after a day exploring the countryside. The bathroom is completely modernised in a traditional style with wood paneling, a housed cistern, pedestal basin, electric shaver/hairdryer points and a power shower.
There is no need to bring your bath linen, its all here waiting – nice and warm on the towel rail.