The Outbuilding Appledore
Appledore | Sleeps 4-5 | Bedrooms 2 | Parking: Yes | Pet friendly: Yes | Wi-Fi: Yes
From £160 per night (2 night minimum stay)
Just over the East Sussex border in Kent lies The Outbuilding Appledore in the picturesque village of Appledore. Lifestyle journalist Amy Maynard is responsible for the painstaking design and renovation of the building, now a luxury self-catering retreat, which sits in the garden of her family home. She has created a wonderfully unique space that design aficionados will love.
Perfect as a romantic bolthole or cosy family retreat, the Outbuilding is packed with clever design features such as the huge steel-framed doors that open on to a private patio area, vaulted ceilings in the open-plan kitchen and sitting room that give a wonderful feeling of space, and cleverly custom built, ‘snug as a bug’ bunk beds.
But it’s the styling that really lifts this wonderful space out of the ordinary. Reclaimed furniture sits side by side with modern kitchen appliances, the roll top bath is painted a delicious shade of pink, and wonderful prints enliven the industrial brick feature wall. The quaint town of Rye, sand dunes of Camber Sands, and Romney Marsh are all within reach, but with a log-burner, books galore, and a beautiful king-size bed with wonderful bedlinen, you may never want to leave.
Kitchen: Dishwasher, microwave, hob, oven, kettle, toaster and Nespresso machine.
Open plan living room: Log burner, sofa, coffee table, rocking chair, pouffes, TV/DVD/Netflix/wireless speakers, books, Wi-Fi, magazines, games, toys.
Dining room: Open-plan to the kitchen and sitting room. Seating for up to five people.
Bedroom 1: King-size bed, cast-iron bath tub, hanging space, drawers, towel rail. Dressing gowns and fluffy towels provided.
Bedroom 2: Area in corridor with bespoke bunk beds, pull-out trundle bed and wardrobe.
Bathroom: Large luxurious shower with Crittall-style shower screen, marble sink with brushed gold taps. WC, washer/dryer.
Pantry items: Olive oil, salt, pepper, tea bags, instant and filter coffee, squash, condiments, washing-up liquid, cleaning products, bin bags, loo rolls, kitchen roll, washing detergent, dishwasher capsules etc.
Welcome pack items: Coffee pods, soaps and hand wash and see above. Plus every baby/child amenity you can imagine!
Parking: Mainly on street but occasionally off-street parking is available.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome and the property can provide, high chairs, changing mats, booster seat, monitor, nightlight, cutlery, crockery, toys and games.
Pricing: Please note there is a small fee for over 2 people of £10 pppn if using the bunk beds.
Privacy: The property sits in the garden of the owner’s home and has a separate entrance and private decked patio.
Dogs: Are welcome with prior arrangement
Appledore is a beautiful Kent village, near the border with East Sussex and nestled on the edge of the hauntingly beautiful Romney Marsh. Appledore has a pub, tea room, antique shop and a well-stocked village store. The medieval town of Rye and the pretty town of Tenterden are both a 10-minute drive away. Plenty of cycle and walking routes can be found in the vicinity. The famous beaches of Camber Sands are a 20-minute drive away. The nearest train station is Appledore, Kent, a few kilometres outside the village. Appledore is approximately 1.5 hours by car from London.
Things to do
Food and drink The Ferry Inn is a 20-minute walk away, offering delicious food and fabulous sunsets across the marsh. The Black Lion pub is a 2-minute walk from the property Favourites in nearby Rye are The Fig, Whitehouse Rye, The Standard Inn, Hoof and The Globe Inn Marsh. Make sure you visit The Woolpack Inn at Warehorne, and for a step back in time, the Red Lion at Snargate. Meanwhile, La Cantina in Tenterden also has a great Italian menu inspired by seasonal products.
To do The area is ideal for walking and is a great dog-friendly escape. The famous beach at Camber Sands is a short drive away, as is the quaint town of Rye which is the perfect spot for a bit of antique shopping. Kids and adults alike will love nearby attractions like Bodiam Castle, the steam railway and the Rare Breeds centre.
Absolutely beautiful place, world-class design, luxurious amenities, very calm and relaxing, in a really lovely part of England. The owner was so accommodating, thank you again. Already can’t wait to return.
We used Cabins and Castles to find a holiday cottage. They have such an amazing range of fantastic properties and we booked The Outbuilding Appledore. It was the best self-catering place we have stayed in and Amy, the owner, and her family were lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. We had such a great holiday and will definitely be booking through Cabins and Castles again.
The Outbuilding is absolutely beautifully done. It’s that wonderful combination of stylish yet effortless. We had absolutely everything we needed and genuinely couldn’t find one flaw! Particular highlights for us were: – The log burner – toasty! – The massive snuggly bed – The bath and shower both of which are very luxurious. – the outdoor space- it’s lovely having your own private deck whilst also having access to the family garden – our two year old loved roaming around. We had a wonderful stay here in a beautiful area – perfect for Camber and Rye and the surrounds. We were so comfy and cosy; just wish we could move in forever!
Can’t recommend The Outbuilding stay highly enough. Really stylish, comfortably, a roll top bath, a log fire and an excellent host. Nice location to escape the city.
Simply stunning. Amazing host and an incredible cottage. Every small detail has been thought of and styled to an incredible level. Lovely friendly family who made us feel so welcome. Highly recommend to all.