Kent Downs

Great Budds Oast

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Bedroom details

5 Bedrooms (Sleeps 10 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x king

Bedroom 4

1 x zip and link

Bedroom 5

1 x king

Surrounded by the verdant charms of Kent's untouched countryside and boasting an utterly enchanting visage, Great Budds Oast promises a truly magical stay just outside of London. Sleeping up to ten lucky guests and welcoming dogs, this family-friendly haven has everything you need for an unforgettable stay, from the heated outdoor swimming pool to a spectacular games room. Full of history - 'oast' is Old English for kiln and refers to the building's fascinating past - this red-bricked retreat is a true glimpse into the tranquillity found throughout the Garden of England. Spend your days winding down peaceful country lanes before falling into a fairytale homestay, complete with crawling vines and storybook charm. From the vibrant interior styling curated throughout, to the croquet lawn beckoning for sun-soaked afternoons twined with laughter, Great Budds Oast promises a simply spellbinding stay.

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. For six guests and under the discount is 10%.

If you have any queries or would like to book, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01872 553 491 or email

Living, eating and dining

From the piano that greets you at the front door to the welcoming flow of the open plan living and dining area, this beautiful home is sure to sweep you off your feet during your stay.

Sink into the velvet touch of one of the two sumptuous sofas, each adorned with bright and beautiful cushions, or opt to settle on a vibrant armchair where moments of cosy conversation await. Whether you plan to catch up on your favourite TV series or escape into your holiday read, this snug space beckons for luxury living in Boutique style.

A handsome wooden dining table, which was made at a local forge and boasts ten Cox & Cox wicker chairs, sits behind the living area, providing an extended space in which to spend time with loved ones, be it over an indulgent evening meal or a meandering morning infused with the tendrils of coffee and the promise of the day ahead. A stunning statement wall reaches behind, crafting a charming space you won't want to leave.

At the opposite end of the beam-topped room, a modern kitchen awaits. Quartz worktops with sage-toned cabinets meld into a calming space in which to create your culinary delights - a task made wonderfully simple with an integrated induction hob, two single Bosch ovens, Smeg fridge freezer and integrated dishwasher. Gather at the gloriously large kitchen island as you chat the day away or turn your attention to the Nespresso machine for a perfectly roasted brew.

Opposite the oh-so-welcoming living area, you'll find a sleek utility room, complete with a sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and space for all your coats and boots, as well as a downstairs water closet.

Upstairs, vaulted ceilings and rich tones set the scene for the entertaining games room, which promises hours of fun with a pool table, retro style football table, and another wall-mounted TV. A beckoning chaise lounge offers a cosy corner in which to watch the games unfurl.

As this is a traditional and charming homestay with period features, please bear in mind that the ceilings are quirky and low in places.

Sleeping and bathing

Great Budds Oast promises five exquisite bedrooms where only the sweetest of slumbers reside.

The master bedroom can be found on the first floor in the incredible front roundel. Warmth wraps around the circular room through natural toned walls and the arresting hue of the deep green freestanding roll top bath, which promises indulgent relaxation before bed. The dreamy super king bed draws the eye with plush pillows and a towering headboard - along with a deep ochre quilt and cushions, adding a sweeping splash of colour to the space. A heated towel rail ensures the fluffiest of towels, while a vintage dressing table and statement mirror provide a serene spot to get ready in the morning or reflect on the day before settling into your oh-so-sinkable bed. You'll find an en suite and hanging storage adjacent to the room, with gorgeous, exposed brick and wooden detailing. The stone basin is simply stunning and pairs perfectly with the natural essence of the space.

Downstairs, the second bedroom also boasts its own roll top bathtub, this time in a magnificent red, which parallels the other finishing touches found throughout the room, from plush cushions and a striking rug to the bright, berry-hued bedside and dressing tables. The king size bed, featuring a beautiful floral headboard, beckons for restful repose, whilst French doors open out to the luscious garden with a manicured lawn and climbing trees. An en suite water closet with a basin and heated towel rail ensures you have everything you need.

The third roundel, which can be found on the first floor enjoying views over the surrounding greenscapes, continues Great Budds Oast's lavish mix of earthy walls and vibrant blush and emerald furnishings. From the deliciously cosy king size bed to the en suite shower, toilet, and heated towel rails, you'll want for nothing during your stay.

Beautiful, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams craft a truly spellbinding aesthetic in bedroom four, which boasts a zip and link bed that can be used as two singles or a heavenly super king oasis. A sleek, vintage dressing table and stunning window-style mirror draw the eye around the room, while vintage artwork adorns the neutral-toned walls. Curl up under the blush pink blankets and gaze out of the window at the billowing trees beyond - slow mornings are a blissful must at Great Budds Oast.

Bedroom five features traditional exposed beams and sumptuous earth tones across the king size bed, crafting a deliciously peaceful space in which to drift off. Bedrooms four and five share a fabulous jack and jill bathroom, which boasts the same neutral tones with splashes of emerald green throughout. This space enjoys a striking combination of traditional features and modern accents, from the sleek, black, walk-in shower to the wooden detailing that winds its way around the room.

Outside space

Surrounded by Kent's exquisite countryside, Great Budds Oast promises a myriad of outside spaces to enjoy. The outdoor heated swimming pool (heated between the months of May until the end of September) promises many magical moments, whether you want to linger on one of the oh-so-comfy loungers, sip cocktails in the wicker seating area, or bathe in the refreshing waters as you take in your verdant surrounds. A large wooden table with ten chairs enjoys a serenely peaceful setting, with a Weber charcoal BBQ and firepit adding a spark to your al fresco moments. You'll also find a giant chessboard, tennis court, croquet lawn, and table tennis, offering an endless array of activities with which to pepper your stay.

Please note, some pathways at Great Budds Oast are historic and uneven in places, so do take care and be mindful of your footing.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Great Budds Oast. A travel cot, highchair, and stairgate are available on request.


Up to two dogs are welcome at Great Budds Oast. Dog bowls and towels are available on request, and there is an outdoor hot and cold shower for those all-important post-walk washes.


There is a gravel driveway for up to five cars.

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In the Area

Tucked away between the two charming towns of Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, Great Budds Oast enjoys a rather special rural locale. Just a four-minute drive from the retreat you'll find The Plough at Ightham, where a delectable gastro-pub menu awaits. The idyllic village of Shipbourne boasts a beautiful blend of russet and green, with the red-bricked houses standing out against the verdurous hues of the countryside. Here you'll discover The Chaser Inn, a twenty-minute walk across beautiful open fields and rural scenery. With the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural beauty unfurling around you, you'll find a stirring selection of walks and cycle routes at your fingertips, home to jaw-dropping views and dreamy pubs where you can rest and refuel. The White Hart in Sevenoaks offers nourishing fare, sip-worthy tipples, and a soul-stirring pub garden, while the Kentish Rifleman has a wonderfully traditional exterior alongside a flickering fire and cosy atmosphere.

When it comes to sightseeing, Kent enjoys a rather impressive collection of historic sites, from sprawling garden estates to magnificent castles that tower over the ancient fields. History-lovers will adore the likes of Ightham Mote, Chartwell House, and Hever Castle, while the green-fingered amongst you will delight at the vibrant sights found at Knole Park and Emmetts Garden. A visit to Balfour Estate or Chapel Down Vineyard will reward you with wine, vines, and spectacular views, with guided tours and wine tastings offering a fascinating insight into this ancient art. With a plethora of walks on your doorstep, historic sites such as Hever Castle, Penshurt and the National Trust's Ightham Mote just moments away - you'll never tire of wonderful things to see and do…

Nestled in the idyllic Kent countryside, uncover our dreamy abode with a heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court for endlessly magical moments...

At a glance

From £2,138 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 10 + cot | 5 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Big and Beautiful

Celebratory stays

Downstairs bedroom

Family friendly

For Larger Parties

Games Room

Multi Generational Holidays

Tennis court access

Travel cot and highchair

Dog friendly

Swimming Pool


Country Houses

Lower Occupancy Rate

Within 3 hours of London

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Great Budds Oast :

We had the most wonderful stay at Great Budds Oast, what a perfect couples/family getaway! We were tucked away in the countryside, yet only a short drive to the nearest village - which is great for shopping and exploring! We would definitely recommend The Kentish Rifleman for a bite to eat and a good walk through Blean Woods...don't forget to pack your wellies!

Hugely generous charming hosts. Wonderful, really special location and grounds.

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