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Pullington Barn Bed & Breakfast, Benenden, Kent in the South East of the UK

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Pullington Barn taken from the north side overlooking orchards and the North Downs

Pullington Barn is an unusually beautiful 300-year old Grade 11 listed Kentish timber-framed barn.  In 2005-2006, it was converted by the present owners to a very comfortable and attractive home with all its historical characteristics untouched.  The Barn’s 28’ long central bay, formerly the threshing area, retains its original appearance with exposed timbers throughout, a galleried upstairs landing and vaulted ceilings, but with the addition of huge glazed windows on both sides creating a stunning light and airy home.  The threshing doors face north and south: to the south is a paved sitting out area surrounded by plants and flowers;  and to the north, never-ending unspoilt views of orchards and the North Downs.  There is plenty of parking space on the drive and as public transport is very limited, cars are essential.

Bed and Breakfast - Threshing Room - Dining Room
Threshing Room – Dining Hall

Bed and Breakfast - Pullington Barn - Dining Room
Drawing Room

Bed and Breakfast - Pullington Barn - Bedroom

Bed and Breakfast - Pullington Barn - Bedroom

Blue twin bedroom & en-suite bathroom Yellow double bedroom & en-suite shower room

There are two beamed bedrooms available for B&B, one double-bedded room upstairs and one with twin beds on the ground floor.  Both bedrooms are well furnished with antique pine or mahogany furniture and have a private bathroom or shower-room.  The beds are comfortable with matching or co-ordinating duvet covers and good quality linen.  TV is available if required and breakfast is served either in the modern flag-stoned kitchen, the grand (threshing) hall or, weather permitting, in the south-facing garden. 

Bed and Breakfast - Pullington Barn - Kitchen Bed and Breakfast - Pullington Barn - Paved Garden
Kitchen South facing paved garden for breakfast on fine days

Tea and coffee is always available and there are many excellent local pubs for evening meals including some within easy walking distance of the house:


The Bull Inn,  Benenden - 01580 240054

King William 1V,  Benenden - 01580 240636

The Bull Inn, Sissinghurst - 01580 712821

The Woodcock, Iden Green - 01580 240009
The Ewe Lamb, Rolvenden Layne - 01580 241837
The Three Chimneys, Biddenden - 01580 291472
Great House, Hawkhurst - 01580 753199

There are many many more restaurants and public houses with good to excellent food in the area and not much more than 5 minutes by car from the house.  Benenden is an ancient village dating back to and noted in the Doomsday Book (1086).  It lies between the picturesque market towns of Cranbrook and Tenterden and is surrounded by famous houses and gardens – Sissinghurst garden and castle being about 4 miles away.  The beautiful old Church, the village green for cricket matches and the two village pubs are all within easy walking distance of Pullington Barn.

The Garden The Garden
North facing courtyard garden with established shrub roses

Benenden is 25 minutes from Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Maidstone; and 15 minutes from Staplehurst Station with a fast and frequent train service to London.  Gatwick Airport is 55 minutes and Heathrow Airport 80 minutes.  In the other direction, Dover and Folkstone are under an hour, Rye & Hastings about 25 minutes, and Brighton 75 minutes.

Within reasonable distance of Pullington Barn are many great attractions to visit, including Canterbury (and its cathedral), Tunbridge Wells (the Pantiles), Rye (Cinque Port), Leeds Castle (with moat), Penshurst Place, Knole House, Chartwell, Ightham Moat, Bayham Abbey, Bodiam Castle, etc..  For garden lovers, there’s Emmetts Garden, Great Dixter, Groombridge Place, Iden Croft Herb Gardens, Marle Place, Scotney Castle, Batemans, Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens and Yalding Organic Garden.

The Garden
The Garden
The Garden

To make a booking or for further information please contact us using the information provided on the contact page.

Bed and Breakfast - Pullington Barn

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