Here is a selection of comments made by guests who have stayed at the Oast.


The Reed family, France

9 February 2018 

Just a little note to say what a wonderful time we had at the charming Oast house over the weekend. It was the perfect spot for us to get together to celebrate my mum's birthday.  The house has such a lovely feel to it and the views are just incredible!  It seems strange to be back in the very cold and rainy south of France and missing those glorious sunny days we were lucky enough to enjoy in Sussex. We would love to return some day.

The Healey family, Essex

11 November 2017


We have just arrived home after a truly magical weekend at Hare Farm.


The whole family are in raptures about the Oast House, the views, the sheep,  well just everything.   Congratulations to your family for restoring such a wonderful old building and converting it into to such a beautiful venue – the standard is the highest I think I have every come across for self-catering accommodation.


Gary from the Red Lion did a sterling job of the catering and we have made sure he knows how appreciative we all are.


The Smye family, Essex

7 July 2017


A wonderful weekend and thank you so much. There were many thoughtful touches - flowers, herbs etc etc. Too many to list but we felt instantly comfortable and "at home".


The Rogers family, Hampshire

15 Oct 2016

Just a note to say what a wonderful stay we had at The Oast.  It was an absolutely perfect base for our family wedding in Hurst Green.

Apart from the accommodation being beautiful and the views and tranquillity being thoroughly appreciated, it was an ideal venue for us to entertain the bride, her brothers, sister-in-law and father.  I loved cooking in the kitchen and we had a memorable evening with the wood burner blazing - great fun!

The wedding was fabulous - a very special service in the church at Salehurst followed by a reception for 170 at Philly's family home which was fantastic.  

Now we are home with a bit of a thud - hard to imagine that just three days ago we were breakfasting outside in the warm sunshine at The Oast.  Annie and Stuart were brilliant and we had a really wonderful time - what a beautiful part of the world.

The Drakes, Surrey

13 May 2016

We had a lovely time thank you celebrating my 60th birthday.  All our friends and family that joined us were equally as bowled over by the beautiful Oast House and surrounding countryside.  The weather was glorious and overall the week was fantastic.

The Cockshoot family, Buckinghamshire

26 April 2016

Just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic weekend, celebrating my mother in law's birthday. The Oasthouse is beautiful, views spectacular and very peaceful.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The space was perfect for the family to spread out and also socialise. 

Gary's meal on Saturday was delicious and the perfect way to mark an occasion. 

Our daughter loved seeing the lambs and Stuart let us bottle feed some of them Saturday evening. We were dolled up ready to party, so must have looked ridiculous. Thank you for speaking to Stuart so quickly regarding the TV and BBQ. Despite the cold, we managed to have a bbq Friday evening, British style - wrapped up in fleeces! 

The Coke family, London 

20 October 2015

We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend, thank you, and it really was a such a lovely venue to enjoy Dad's 70th with the family. The Oast is absolutely stunning, beautifully finished and had everything we needed.  Annie was also very helpful and welcoming on arrival.

The Butcher family, East Sussex 

8th October 2015 


It was a fantastic week and it was enhanced by the lovely oast and its wonderful setting. All our guests loved it and we had a week of sunshine which made it a very memorable occasion! We would certainly like to return in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends. 


The King family and Australian visitors, Kent 

25th September 2015


Thank you, we had a magnificent time. The weather was glorious and it was lovely just to sit on the patio looking at the glorious scenery. We made use of the bbq which was great. The Australians were totally amazed with the oast and the countryside. You have done a fantastic job on the oast, it really is stunning. 


The Buckley family, Reigate

7 May 2015

We had a lovely weekend thank you very much. The Oast is in such a beautiful setting and the lambs provided very amusing entertainment! It was exactly what we wanted, everything we needed was there and my mum had a very enjoyable 70th. 

The Lancaster family, Kent

23 Apr 2015

Just wanted to say we all had a wonderful time at the weekend staying in the Oast.  What a beautiful place and setting - just magic.  The grandchildren loved all the lambs.  Gary from the pub cooked for us on Saturday evening and that was really good.  Great food and very relaxing not having to worry about washing up!

The Smith family, London

16 Sep 2014


We had a lovely time. The house and hut are absolutely gorgeous and we really enjoyed being able to sit on the patio looking at the beautiful view. We also enjoyed sitting by a fire outside the hut watching the moon come up on Friday night. We were so lucky with the weather. It was a super place for us to get together with our friends to celebrate my son's 21st birthday.


Jane and Morris dancer friends, Surrey

7 Oct 2014


We had a lovely time in the house, our base for the Tenterden Folk Festival. It certainly beats the usual B&B's we stay in, and it was a real treat to be able to cook a meal and all sit down together to eat as we did Friday. The Red Lion was also a good call, thanks for the recommendation.


The Bartlett family, London

8 Aug 2014


We had an absolutely wonderful time & hope to return again. The Oast house was beautiful & location stunning....being surrounded by sheep was also quite therapeutic (in an unexpected way!) & relaxing. It was also a perfect place for young children (the black out blinds in the twin bedrooms were great, the toys & paddling pool much appreciated by them & us!!). They also loved meeting the gorgeous puppies :-) & playing at the shepherds hut which is equally lovely & a real treat to be able to use as well as the Oast house. We spent several very happy summer days just playing & enjoying the house & hut. 


The Boeken family, London

25 Aug 2013


We had a very special holiday at the Oast.  We travel a lot in the UK & Europe and it is by far the best rental we have ever had the pleasure to stay in.  The setting is absolutely stunning and I took so many photographs just of the surroundings.  It has the perfect balance of modernity with a nod to it's heritage.  We wanted for nothing in terms of everyday living equipment and that makes a huge difference to the quality of the stay, in my opinion.  It truly is a home from home and I have no doubt that we will return - possibly with friends in tow next time!  My sons loved it too - not just the outdoor space but the adventure of sleeping in a tower.


The Bellwood family, Sevenoaks, Kent

11 Aug 2013


We all had a great time at the Oast (and out and about). What fantastic weather (I was BBQ'd out!) . Being woken up by grandchildren at dawn did not seem so bad when looking out the window to see the sheep and wonderful views over the valley and hills - so all lovely. 


Charlotte Wise and friends, Berkshire

16 Apr 2013


We had an incredible weekend at the Oast House - we absolutely loved it! There were a lot of "wows" as we explored all the beautiful aspects of the building. Also the views and the lambs were stunning and really added to our stay. I have a lovely picture of me holding a lamb as Annie said to get in the pen and pick one up. Such a highlight for me as I love sheep! Well I do hope we will be visiting Hare Farm again in the not so distant future. Once again well done on making such a beautiful building a wonderful warm and homely place to stay.


The Fine and Presman Clans, London

06 Apr 2012


Wow - what a wonderful week. We arrived at the end of lambing so our five kids fell in love with teh sheep, farm and everything around them. Stuart and Annie were amazing with the kids, letting them feed and help with the lambs. The house has a great dose of comfort and luxury. Big enough for the two families. Thanks.


Jeremy Lightfoot and friends, London

30 Mar 2012


Just to say thank you for a lovely stay. The property was stunning and the setting delightful.


Sarah-Jane and husband, Surrey

14 Mar 2012


I just wanted to take the opportunity to all at Hare Farm (especially Annie) for such a fantastic weekend's stay in the shepherd's hut. We had a fabulous time, we just didnt want to leave. The weather was glorious, the hut was so cosy and being there at lambing time was magical! we cannot wait to come back and are already looking at when we can come back. We loved it so much we stayed another night!


Well done on such a fantastic place, you certainly thought of everything!


Jenny Kleiser and 8 friends, London

01 Mar 2012


We used the Oast for a girlie weekend, and it couldn't have worked out better. The cottage is beautifully decorated, and incredibly comfortable, with all the facilities you need. The location is absolutely stunning, with great walks on your doorstep, but not so isolated that there isn't a lovely pub just ten minutes walk away! I would highly recommend the Oast to anyone.


The Hennessy and Misto families

19 Feb 2012


We had a great stay in your lovely oast house. Very impressed with the quality of the accommodation and the attention to detail. Hoping to return...thank you.


Sarah Macadam

05 Jan 2012


We spent New Year 2011/12 at Hare Farm. It was beautiful, peaceful and perfect for our break with family and friends. The house is very well designed, styled and equipped and all bedrooms are a good size. The surrounding views are lovely and the kids loved stomping round the farm and fields in wellies.


Fiona, John and assorted friends, London

10 Nov 2011


What a fantastic place for a 50th birthday bash ! Relaxing, comfortable, spacious and stylish accommodation with absolutely stunning views. We all loved it. Thank you so much Stuart and Annie for making us all so welcome - we'll be back !


Annika, family and friends, London

01 Nov 2011


The Oast house was the perfect venue for a relaxing weekend away for our two families of five. The generous open plan space easily housed the kids play, even when the weather failed us, and we enjoyed use of the well equipped kitchen. Everything has been finished off beautifully and the bathrooms in particular are top quality. The views from the house are stunning, and it was lovely to walk in the fields right from the front door.


Ann-Marie and extended family, Kent

31 Oct 2011


Just a quick note to say that we all had a fabulous weekend at the Oast – the property is stunning! My sister’s reaction was “it’s absolutely amazing!” (And the cake made her cry – a lovely touch, and totally unexpected – thank you.) 


The whole family had nothing but praise for the Oast, and were talking about booking again!


Neil and Arlette, family and friends, London

22 Sep 2011


Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay over the weekend. The house was certainly the best we've ever rented in all aspects and we will definitely consider returning soon. It's really nice to see someone creating a really good place to stay - quite often these places feel like they're just trying to to milk the rental market without paying much attention to the standard of service/ accommodation they provide.

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