Happy Christmas from Coldharbour

We started the year so well, with high hopes and lots of bookings. We were so excited to welcome returning guests and new guests too from near and far.

It wasn’t until March that it all changed, as we all know the terrible Covid 19 hit the nations of the earth. What a sobering time with lockdowns, restrictions and a ban on travelling to many places having a severe impact on our lives. We can’t help thinking of all those people who have suffered directly with the virus and we really hope that with vaccines and other treatments the disease will soon be a distant memory.

Life on the farm goes on and we have lots of new projects completed, on the go and in the pipeline. It doesn’t seem right to list them all because our little cottage has been closed for much of the year due to the lockdowns so we thought it right to just remember all the lovely guests that have stayed, had to cancel and those who had to postpone their visit to Coldharbour. 

Oh all right then, I will tell you one thing which I can’t keep a secret. Our new log cabin is being built and we hope to open for bookings in April 2021 (ready for my birthday! hahaha!) – look out for our new booking platform in the spring. The cabin will be self catering, able to sleep up to 6 people and will be a mix of old and new. Cosy and warm in the winter, a great place to soak up the sun in the summer, perhaps sitting in a hammock reading a book, and all with unbelievable views across the landscape.

We miss you all and hope to see you in 2021…

Meanwhile from us to you – stay safe and take care.

The Coldharbour Team

We’re good to go!

At last!  We can now open our little cottage again to all our lovely guests from Saturday 4th July!

We have been accredited with the ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark from Visit England; this provides reassurance to our guests that we have extra checks and cleaning practices in place for when you arrive.

During the lockdown, we have been busy improving the farm, including new windows in the cottage, painting (oh that takes ages!), chimney sweeps (yuk!), heating and water system upgrade (boring!), new tables and chairs, more garden landscaping and a general tidy up. Busy on the farm too: lots of maintenance to improve our grasslands, improved fencing for our livestock, improving our mill ponds to enhance the pondlife (fell in the water!) and getting ready for our new orchard. Oh, and we had time for a few walks around Romney Marsh, enjoying the peace and quiet too 🙂

Come and stay and we will show you around!


We are all smiling up here as we welcome guests back to the farm and send best wishes to all and stay safe! 🙂 

The Coldharbour Team

Happy Easter from Coldharbour

The world seems very different to what it was just a few weeks ago. Many of us are witnessing the hardship and suffering from the Corona virus epidemic sweeping across the nations of the earth.

And the world now seems to stand still a little.

First of all we would like to thank you very much for all the nice words, by email, via Facebook and also by phone, which have reached us in the past few weeks.

Everything in life has a purpose, we can’t say what the background of this mysterious virus is. Perhaps it inspires us to think more carefully about our life, to question it more, to appreciate something more, to see the little things that have been forgotten.

It has become quiet at COLDHARBOUR. However, spring cannot be stopped or mixed up by a virus. The flowers and trees bloom, the grass grows and we enjoy the warm rays of the sun under a cloudless blue sky.

Soak up a lot of sun for the time “afterwards”, enjoy the hours you have gained with your families and loved ones, as we do here.





We continue to keep busy on the farm improving all areas and updating the cottage ready to serve our lovely guests once again – hopefully very soon. We will keep you updated on progress.

Sadly we know now is not the right time to travel. Any guests that have confirmed future bookings for Coldharbour Cottage and have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me here

We are happy to reserve dates for next year on a provisional basis – subject to UK government regulations.

We send you many positive thoughts, please follow your own government guidelines, stay indoors and above all stay safe and well.


Best wishes

Coldharbour Team



Happy Christmas! 🎄

Hello everyone! – another year has nearly gone so it’s time to wish everyone

a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!🎅

Here is a flavour of what happened during the year… 

Don’t forget to book your holiday at Coldharbour Cottage well in advance – we book up quickly!

As a Christmas bonus we have some special offers for short breaks in January + February 2020 – 4 nights midweek from just £300.

Get in touch here today for further details.

Thank you

Andrew 🎅 🎄 🦌 🎁 ⛄ 


SUMMER DEALS at Coldharbour Cottage

We have just 2 weeks left available to book during the summer season. w/c 6th July 2019 & w/c 24th August 2019

If you are interested please do get in touch HERE

What’s been happening on the farm this month? Well…

Out on the farm all the bushes are in full blossom, there are blue skies (most of the time!) and stunning views across the valley…

and the swallows have arrived – in the kitchen!

Colourful flowers in our new window boxes 🙂

We even have jobs for the young children on the farm – this time planting potatoes…

and we had two lovely young sisters arrive at the cottage, Emily & Grace, who didn’t want to leave 🙁 

More details…

The cottage can sleep up to 6 people – so it’s great for families. We have a special kids’ page for children’s activities on the farm here 

The 2 weeks left available to book during the summer season are as follows. First come first served.

w/c 6th July 2019

w/c 24th August 2019

There are also a few days available from 31st August onwards.

If you are interested please do get in touch.  Full calendar is here 

Thank you


Spring has arrived!

After the strong winds in March, the weather has changed, spring has arrived and we are fast approaching the longer, brighter days of summer 🙂 

Time to get the lawnmower out and make the place all neat and tidy for the guests!

On the Farm we have been clearing up fallen trees from the recent storms

and welcoming newcomers during the busy lambing season.

Now is the time to book your summer holidays on a farm. Our calendar is fast filling up but we have a few weeks left…

Week starting Saturday 25th May (Half Term)

Week starting Saturday 1st June

Week starting Saturday 8th June

Week starting Saturday 15th June

Week starting Saturday 29th June

Week starting Saturday 6th July

Week starting Saturday 24th August

First come, first booked!

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Brillant Sunshine – Has Summer arrived already?

Much of the country has bathed in sunshine during the last few days. It certainly makes us think of holidays, time off and relaxing days in the sun. So we have included a few photos taken this week to remind you of Coldharbour Cottage – the little cottage on the hill.

Photos taken this week – in February!

Brilliant blue clear skies, full sun and stunning views! Book your holidays now and enjoy guaranteed hot weather all year round (haha!)

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Happy Christmas to everyone! And a look back over the year.

Another year has nearly gone! What a busy year it has been! Here are a few photos of what’s been happening at Coldharbour during 2018.

We hope you enjoy them. 🙂

The year started very cold. In fact, we had a good measure of snow making the landscape pristine white. Great opportunities for some wonderful photography.

The frozen lake – or more like a pond!

Best place to stay was warm inside the cottage. Light a fire and keep cosy.

Then we had an exciting time in March when some radio experts came and setup their mast and transmitter at Coldharbour Cottage.

The group called the Drowned Rats were part of an international competition to see who could transmit signals the furthest within a 48 hour time period. Apparently they came out on top and won an award for sending signals as far away as Germany!  

After that came the long, very hot summer but we still had time to see the lovely roses in the cottage garden.

The autumn saw us having a good clear up on the farm – more to do next year I have been told! 

In October I set off for London to collect an award – the Rose 2018 Award for Excellence in Customer Service of which we were jolly proud! 

Finally, we embarked on Project 4 – building a new barn for the farm. All very exciting. 

Have a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!

See you all  next year (we hope), bookings being taken for summer holidays already!

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Best wishes to all,


Coldharbour Cottage wins another award!


We have some good news!

About a month ago I received an email suggesting that Coldharbour Cottage was shortlisted for an award. The shortlist was for the ‘best of the best’ self catering cottages, bed & breakfast and small family run hotels.  Then just last week I was invited to the Olympia Exhibition Hall in London to receive  the Visit England ROSE Award for 2018. This award is given only once and is in recognition of Service Excellence.

“Awarded to businesses that ‘go the extra mile’ in order to provide excellent customer service”

So Coldharbour Cottage won! A certificate was presented and we took off to a champagne reception with the top people who run Visit England. Very posh!


There was a photo taken of me receiving the award, which we are waiting for  (it is still in the post apparently :-0) – but I can tell you the champagne went down well 🙂 

Thanks to all of you who have stayed in the cottage over the last 12 years who really have made this all possible. Well done!





Guests’ Photos of a super summer at Coldharbour Farm

It’s always great to see some of the guests’ photos of Coldharbour Farm and Cottage. We have enjoyed a long, hot summer on the farm and guests have visited from all over the world. Here we have a selection of some great photos of the season. 

We think they are very good and professional!  Well done!! 🙂

Welcome to Coldharbour!

The boys have a good view too! Harry and Sam looking out across the valley.

Sunset on the farm after another long, hot, sunny day.

Sunrise – one of our guests got up at 3:30am one morning for this photo! He was on holiday!! 


Harry the donkey striking a pose for the camera!

Hay baling on the farm – hot and dusty days.

Although the automatic baler makes life a little easier!

The last ones to be loaded onto the trailer. 

Early in the morning, the fog rises above the valley as the sun comes up. This one was taken by our German guests  and captioned as being like a painting called “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog” (after the German painter Caspar David Friedrich).

And finally some heavy rain – so needed on the farm.


Good night!


Thank you – we are always pleased to receive guests’ photos. Why not add to your collection and book a week or two and stay at the Cottage this year. A lot is going on on the farm too – come and join us!

There are a few weeks left to book this autumn…

Week commencing  23rd September, 29th September and 27th October (4 nights)  are all currently available.

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Credits to our fabulous photographers: Nils, Anke, Achim, Rik and his drone, Sonja & Raymond. Thank you!!