Holiday Cottages


Situated in the heart of the Kentish countryside, the converted farm buildings now provide two peaceful cottages overlooking a tranquil natural pond. Renovated to the highest standard in 2017, the cottages boast contemporary fittings and décor while retaining the charm and nostalgia of the preserved original features. 


Each cottage sleeps two adults. One infant under six month can be accommodated, but otherwise children cannot be accepted, due to limited space and the presence of an unfenced pond .

With access to a private 36ft heated swimming pool and proximate to several walking paths, quaint English pubs, and a 10th century church whose parish is recorded in the Domesday book, the cottages cater for visitors looking for both simple relaxation and gentle exploration.


After over 65 collective years working within medicine, living in nearby Tunbridge Wells, and with their three children now living happily away from home, Kate and Peter moved to Ransley Barn in 2016.

After settling into the Barn and getting familiar with the local area they decided to undertake the renovation of Heron and Mallard, the two onsite cottages.

The project was completed in a little under a year, opening the cottages to visitors in the summer of 2017.


Today they divide their time between the golf course, trips abroad and the converted barn house they now call home, enjoying visits from family and friends



Set in the heart of the Kent Countryside, Heron and Mallard Cottages are two one storey converted stables situated behind a traditional Kent barn. They have been renovated and refurbished in 2017 to a very high standard.




Electric cooker with oven Microwave oven Fridge with freezer box


Digital TV with Freeview and Netflix


Private patio overlooking pond


Linen,Towels and utilities included

Washing machine and dryer available


private 36ft heated swimming pool


Local restaurants

Close to local restaurants, cafes and bars







Enjoy wine tasting at the near by Chapel Down vineyard where the onsite restaurant serves the finest local produce.

Biddenden and Hush Heath vineyards also close by.

Cultural Sites


There are many National Trust properties in the area, the nearest being Smallhythe Place and the famous gardens at Sissinghurst Castle



Lovely countryside walks on the doorstep of the cottages, with direct access to  a public foot path. 

Quiet country lanes for cycling.

Leisure Activities


Leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool, squash courts, badminton and a fully equipped gym in Tenterden.

Woodside Spa in nearby village of Shadoxhurst.



Pay and Play golf is available at London Beach Hotel in St Michaels and at Tenterden Golf Club


Kino cinema in Rye small and personal, very comfortable.

Cineworld at Eureka Park, Ashford.



This is a lovely place to stay for a holiday and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Thoughtful interior and nice amenities(swimming pool)as well as a beautiful garden made it a very relaxing stay.

Elke and Zeno,Germany - August 2017


Came here for a quiet break and got just that - Peter and Kate seemed lovely on the occasions that we met but left me to my own devices which was much appreciated - the cottage is a fabulous place to stay and I will definitely be coming again when another quiet week is required !!

Dan - Sept. 2017


A very enjoyable week staying in Mallard Cottage. Thank you Kate and Peter for your warm welcome and faultless presentation of the cottage. Best we have ever stayed in.

Gaynor and Richard , Spain- December 2017


A lovely cottage which had everything we needed and more. Beautiful location close to lots of interesting places to visit.

Sue and Andy, Epsom, Surrey. 

December 2017


Thank you for a warm welcome, the beautiful cottage, the nice surroundings,so many birds and wildlife and for a week full of impressions...from snow to sun and many more. We really enjoyed!

Heike and JP, Germany. March 2018.