Limitless flexibility is on offer in this quiet corner of Kent. Once a group of dilapidated farm buildings, renovated Roseyard now sleeps 22 between 3 beautifully appointed buildings. In addition to the incredible restoration there are some seriously exciting features to make this a stay to remember.
Top of the list has to be the pool house, once a brooder house, now home to a 9 metre spa pool. Splash around, relax in the integrated jacuzzi or burn some energy against the swim jet. Then sit back on one of the many sofas or catch some sun on the terrace. With two spa like changing rooms and a compact gym, you may never want to leave this tropical oasis.
Inside, Roseyard is the perfect mix of the historic and 21st century comfort, there are sumptuous bedrooms with 400 thread count cotton sheets, modern bathrooms stocked with Ren bath products, luxurious towels and dressing gowns.
Deep in the gorgeous Kent countryside, Roseyard is found in Eastry’s whisper-quiet greenery, just five miles from the genteel Kent beaches of Deal and Sandwich, the air is clear, the atmosphere serene and life unhurried.
Enjoy a full acre of gardens and grounds to yourself. The walled garden is fully enclosed making it a safe space for dogs and younger children. Perfect for family races and garden games whilst the gas BBQ is fired up for an al fresco lunch on the terrace. Kids will also love the swings and playhouse found in the paddock area.
A highlight has to be the pool house, there whenever the mood takes you. Beat the swim jets, relax in the massage jets, swim the nine-metre pool, play with the techno lights. Break a sweat in the compact, yet well equipped gym then sit back and relax in the generous lounging area with TV and kitchenette.
An important feature of Roseyard is the presence of vintage farm items in the grounds, such as the fifty-rung haystack ladders, troughs, a plough and old chicken feeders planted with pretty flowers. It’s not all ancient history though, 2 electric car charging ports will keep you moving.
With 5 separate living areas, there’s a space for everyone to relax! Once derelict farm buildings are now comfortable, modern spaces where family and friends can be together, be entertained and be chilled in a contemporary atmosphere of total serenity.
The brick barn, underneath a double height ceiling with the ancient bones on full display, has a large sitting area with projector screen for those all important movie afternoons. The mezzanine is a sophisticated space with log-burner and triple-aspect views around the grounds.
The Cartlodge sitting area is a cosier affair and The Stables has a brilliant playroom fully equipped with comfy sofas, toys and a HUGE blackboard wall.
Need wifi? Tune in to broadband that buzzes around the place at up to 50Mb/s. What about telly? Three 50-inch smart TVs and a projector screen should be enough to get together, delve into the DVDs or binge on a Netflix series.
Ever wanted to get 22 friends and family around a single dining table? This is your chance. Beneath the huge chicken feeder lights and the timber trusses, you’ll eat like kings and queens on local meat and fruit, washed down with a Kent-cultivated Barnsole Red Reserve.
If you want to cook, the wall combi ovens, five-ring gas hob and range cooker should bring out the Masterchef in you. But if you’d rather put your feet up and quaff Prosecco, we can put you in touch with people willing to wear whites and whistle up something fabulous. Smile, head out to the terrace, sit in the sunshine and lick your lips.
The area comes peppered with great pubby eateries. The Duke William at Ickham draws its menus from local coast and country. Near Deal in Kingsdown, there’s simple pub fair at the Zetland Arms which is situated right on the beach perfect for summer days. While the Duck Inn at Pett Bottom offers 28-day-aged ribeye steak, slow roast pork belly and more.
Restaurants include the Fordwich Arms and The Sportsman, each holders of a prized Michelin star. There’s Indian on offer at Namaste in Sandwich, Thai classics at My Thai, or you can pork out at The Pig at Bridge, on Chargrilled Brogdale pork tomahawk or slow-roast Tamworth ham hock.
With 11 bedrooms, nine of which are en-suite, Roseyard sleeps 22 across three buildings. That’s a lot of family and friends, plus a dog or two. Here’s how it gets configured.
The Stable houses Pippin, a superking that converts to twins thanks to the magic of zip-and-link. There’s an en-suite with bath and separate shower and space for a cot or z-bed. Nip straight out to the garden from here. Over in The Cartlodge is Avon, sleeping two in a zip-and-link superking with en-suite and space for a cot. Bonica is a ground-floor kingsize which shares the family bathroom with Aspall, which is another superking zip-and-link with space for a cot or z-bed.
In the Brick Barn, Kanzi is an en-suite kingsize with cot space. Pearl comes with a kingsize bed, en-suite and room for a cot, while en-suite Coxes is a double with direct garden access. Bramley is a superking with en-suite, direct garden access and space for a baby. Upstairs, Kent and Imogen are en-suite superkings with zip-and-link option and space for a cot. Finally, Howgate offers a superking bed with en-suite and cot space.
Holidays for kids are as embedded in their childhood as losing their first tooth or choosing their first pet. From the journey along twisting roads to the ritual bagging of bedrooms, they’ll forge memories that shape their lives. Best make them memorable.
Stay at Roseyard and you’ll drive here past rolling hills, apple orchards and vineyards. On arrival, kids will immediately notice the one-acre of grounds. Room for cartwheels, picnics, hide-and-seek or just watching the dog chase its tail.
Out there too, is a great play area complete with swings and playhouse. But the crowning glory must be the pool house with the nine-metre swimming pool. Get their trunks on and watch them splash the days away, whilst you sit back and relax on the sofas.
Inside, there’s a bunch of books to read, board games to battle it out on, DVDs to devour, Freeview TV on 50-inch tellies and a projector, and a playroom with toys. A large blackboard wall keeps the curious and the creative quiet for hours. And if screens still win the day, the wifi whizzes around the place at 50Mb/s.