“We booked Virginia’s cottage for 3 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. She is a wonderful host and was very clear and thorough in communication. The cottage is beautifully furnished and has all the amenities to make your stay worthwhile. The mattress in the main bedroom is quite large and is super comfy. The ensuite and wet areas have excellent water pressure. The second bedroom is well sized too. Location is beautiful with lots of spaces around for a walk. Tunbridge Wells is only a couple of minutes away. We will definitely return when the weather turns warmer”
Deepak, London 1-4 April, 2022. (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“A cosy cottage with everything you might need. High spec throughout. Excellent private forest to wander in. Giny and Andrew were friendly and responsive hosts. Highly recommend”.
Graeme, London April 1-3 2022. (airbnb) BOND’SC COTTAGE BARN
“Flying Horse Cottage is a wonderful, relaxing, warm, clean, well provided for, excellently located, refreshingly rural and comfortable accommodation. We enjoyed our stay here and can recommend it highly to anyone wanting to stay in the area. The hosts are thoughtful, discreet and excellent communicators. 5 stars all round”.
Jerome and Tracey, Scotland. 24-31 March, 2022 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Loved the decor. Great Shower. Comfy bed. Very peaceful with views over garden and countryside. Very well equipped”.
Margaret. 4-6 March, 2022. (booking.com) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Everything about this cottage was excellent, loved the quietness, and the fabulous views. We didn’t want to leave”.
Diane. 11-15 March, 2022 (booking.com) BOND’ S COTTAGE BARN
“The house looks even better in real life! My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. We woke up to nature and birds singing every single day. It was just perfect 🙂 I would definitely stay there again”
Stine, 23-27 February, 2022 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“The barn cottage had everything I needed for a 4 week stay and the Internet was good enough to work from home using zoom/teams. The surrounding area is beautiful. Would recommend!”
Millie, Brighton 29 January-26 February, 2022 (airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Just right for a short break. Very comfortable accommodation, beautiful views and lots to do”.
Jill and Danny, Hampshire 3-6 February, 2022 (visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“This is our second time at Flying Horse Cottage and it was just as relaxing as the first. We only live locally but it’s the perfect bolt hole to have a relaxing stay for grown ups. Nice places to eat only a short drive away and we even opted to get Chinese from a lovely place in Crowborough (Li’s) which was only 10 mins away. The log burner is a real treat for the winter months and we love the walk in shower and massive bed in the master bedroom. A lovely end to 2021”.
Kano and Fotini, London 30 Dec 2021 -3 Jan 2022 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Nice small hideaway with functional space and well equipped. The underfloor heating is lovely. Very close to the road and so traffic is noticeable but quiet at night. Pity that the internet was not great”.
Owner response “Thank you for your review. I would like to clarify that the internet connection was working throughout your stay, rather that you needed help from us to log in to your Netflix account on the Smart TV”
Ruth, 30 Dec 2021 – Jan 3 2022 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“We are a family of 4. We had a short break and really enjoyed the area and the property. It had everything you needed and a lovely welcome pack. Great views and a nearby walk.”
Catherine and family, London December 27-30, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Great stay – lovely cottage. Would stay again”.
Melissa and family, Edinburgh. December 24-27, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“The Barn is a lovely place with everything you need for a short or long stay. Was perfect for a week stay where I needed to be in range of supermarket and takeaway deliveries. Highly recommend as a base or as a refuge”.
Zak, Tunbridge Wells. December 3-12, 2021. (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“We’ve stayed twice and it was lovely, very comfy, warm, and well equipped. Our party comprised my husband and I, and my 80 year old mother and it was ideal for her with everything on one level and both rooms ensuite. Giny is a welcoming host and we loved having access to the bird hide. I hope we’ll stay again”.
Jenny, Karl and Fiona, Yorkshire. December 10-13, 2021 (google maps review) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Great country retreat, very relaxing place to stay, would highly recommend”.
Ellie Jae, Kent. November 21-28, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“One of the nicest places I have found on AirBnb. Ginny is a lovely and gracious host and the barn has everything one could want for a comfortable and peaceful stay. Situated a little outside nearby villages but still close by, nestled among lovely walks- it really is heaven. Thank you!”
Victoria, Hong-Kong 14-20 November, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“Great place, comfy and relaxing.”
Sean, Taverham. November 8-12, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“Giny was extremely helpful! was a absolutely lovely stay that my husband and I had. we had found the barn that was not far from our venue were we had our wedding. was a lovely mini-moon”.
Maria, 28-30 October, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“We had a lovely, relaxing stay in the cottage. The cottage had everything that we needed. It was very peaceful and close to Tunbridge Wells. We saw Deer in the fields close by. There were a lot of places and things to do in the surrounding area. We will hopefully be back to stay.”
Helen 25-28 October, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Everything you needed was there beautiful views and a great location. lots of information and brilliant host”
Todd, 22-24 October 2021, (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“A comfortable well equipped cottage with beautiful views (and sunrises) and a great base to explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside and historic attractions (and Tunbridge Wells too of course). Good water pressure, decent wifi, multi channel TV and friendly and helpful hosts. There’s some lovely outdoor areas to relax in the warmer months too and having a gorgeous RSPB nature reserve just a few minutes walk away was an unexpected bonus.”
Nigel, 15-18 October, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“A lovely private and secluded space, high quality equipment and linen. Perfect shower, comfortable bed, brilliant informative house manual, we loved it. Giny and Andrew are very friendly and professional, we will want to return when time permits. Highly recommended!”
Simon and Jasmine, 9-11 October, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“Great place, everything you need for a getaway to the countryside for a weekend”.
Jordan, London. October 1-3, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“What a beautiful spot. Very clean and modern accommodation with outstanding views in the morning. Virginia was very helpful and there is lots of local information inside. On the way, pop to fullers farm shop to pick up delicious breads milk and eggs. Great stay thank you”.
Adam 24-26 September,2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“Immaculately clean and beautifully presented accommodation, quiet, lovely views and lots to visit in the area. A pot of sweet peas to greet us was a lovely touch”.
Adele. 18-23 September,2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“Lovely stay – enjoyed being on the edge of woods with sheep for company! many thanks! A lovely place to come and soak up the views especially after a busy day visiting here and there”
Kathy and Sue. 12-16 September, 2021 (Visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Lovely location, peaceful and relaxing. The barn has all mod cons and was perfect for a great two weeks away”.
Simon and Lynda. August 28-September 10, 2021 BOND’S BARN
“We really enjoyed our family staycation in this peaceful countryside retreat. We spotted deer from the decking, a nuthatch and a red spotted woodpecker on the feeders. Our favourite resident was the young jay who kept visiting up close and vying for attention. Lovely part of the UK with plenty to see and do locally”
Gray/Bailey family, August 21-28, 2021 (Visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“A Hidden gem. Lovely location, stunning views. We will hopefully return”
The Hawkins Family. 13-20 August, 2021 (visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“We had a lovely relaxing time despite the rain on the first couple of days, the perfect excuse to light the fire!. We really enjoyed the scenery and spotting the occasional deer in the fields”.
Adam, Yin and Ma. August 7-12 2021 (Visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Giny’s place is the perfect base for exploring Sussex and Kent: we had a wonderful week in the cosy barn. It is carefully equipped with everything you could need, an incredibly comfy bed, a well-designed kitchen, and beautiful decor throughout. The underfloor heating was very effective and we loved listening to the birds in the trees outside as we had our breakfast. Broadwater Warren nature reserve is just opposite which is perfect for a short walk, and Tunbridge Wells is 5 minutes away. 30- 40 mins away, you can reach lots of other attractions, such as Chartwell, Knole, Battle and Sissinghurst. Giny was quick to respond to our messages and really friendly – we will be recommending the barn to our friends and family!”
Joseph and Laura, 31st July – 6th August, 2021 (Airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“A relaxing time at this lovely cottage, especially watching the birds feedin. Well equipped, well appointed. Would like to return under less stressful travelling constraints”.
Rosemary, Leicester and Linda, California. USA. 31st July- 3rd August. (visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“The cottage is immaculately maintained and in a beautiful spot – close enough to amenities to have what you need but still feel away from it all. We felt instantly relaxed and at home. You will be delightfully distracted by the bird life coming and going at the feeders by the patio.”
Alison and Manfred, London. July 27-31, 2021. (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Enjoyed the views and local wildlife. Cottage had everything we needed for our mini-break. Lots to do in the area. So peaceful and relaxing. Thank you.”
Karen, Chris, Rob and Marie, Oxfordshire. 23-27 July, 2021 (visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“A lovely place with a cottagey feel. We really enjoyed our stay here. Virginia was helpful and great with responding to messages. The only thing that slightly disappointed me on arrival was that the garden in the pictures out of the window is not the garden that comes with the property, it is actually a picnic bench at the back of the property on stones which we still enjoyed sitting out in but would have preferred to know this before arriving. There is also a sitting area on the decking at the front of the property too which was nice to sit out on. Thank you for a restful and relaxing break!”
Chloe, Lancashire. 15-18 July, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“Secluded yet close to town. Good for birdwatchers like us. Really nice big comfy bed”
Nigel and Roberta, London July 13-17, 2021. (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Thank you for a very relaxing stay to complement the wedding!”
Antony and Crissy, Northumberland. July 9-12, 2021 (visitor’s book) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“lovely cottage! Great view, very relaxing thanks. We loved the hiking opportunities around and felt very much at home in both cottages! Looking forward to a next time”.
Anina and Claus, Germany and Portugal. July 8-12, 2021 (visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Fabulous views. Birds drawn to the garden by the feeders included a nuthatch and a woodpecker, and it lifted your heart to hear the skylarks singing. Giny was a perfect host”
Janet and Martin, Somerset. July 1-8, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Our first time in the area, we enjoyed exploring and we would thoroughly recommend Coco Retro in Tunbridge Wells. A very relaxing few days with my daughter”.
Kay and Ellie, Cambridge and London 28 June – 2nd July, 2021. (Visitor’s book) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“We were so lucky to find your cottage haven for our stay. “
Guy and Lin, Winslow, Bucks.24-27 June, 2021 (Visitor’s book) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“A Lovely cottage with wonderful and peaceful views. Great places to visit nearby especially Hever Castle and Gardens. Many thanks to Giny and Andrew for being so helpful. Very much appreciated. Celebrating our belated Golden Wedding anniversary in such a peaceful cottage”.
Graham and Patricia, Nottingham. 19-26 June, 2021 (visitors book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“The Barn is a lovely place with everything you could want. Especially welcome was the tea and coffee and a bottle of olive oil; just little things that make life so much easier when you check in after a long journey. We had a bit of trouble finding the entrance and had to phone Giny but it soon became apparent where we’d gone wrong! The place was exceptionally clean and we would recommend it to anyone wanting a base for exploring the surrounding area”.
Paul and Kath, Lancashire. 20-24 June, 2021 (Airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Great location! Far enough out that you have that country feel and still only a short drive from the town. Accommodation is neat, modern and comfortable”.
Sam 18-20 June, 2021. (airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Seen deer, pheasants courting, siskins, blue tits; heard owls, ducks and woodpeckers – all very soon after our arrival. What a welcome to such an idyllic bolthole.”
Hilary and Keith, 11-14 June 2021 (Visitor’s book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“A really nice cottage, situated a stones throw from Tunbridge Wells Pantiles. The accommodation was superb, spotlessly clean and had everything needed for a weekend break. Seeing the herd of deer in the woodland below was an additional bonus.”
Graham, Kent 11-13 June, 2021 (Airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“A lovely quality cottage in a beautiful setting. Many thanks for the preserves. Greatly enjoyed our stay, thank you”.
Di and Caroline, Sussex 6-9 June 2021 (visitors book) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Bond’s Barn is perfect for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle. The barn is beautifully furnished with all you could need. The private garden is lovely. You can just sit and listen to the birds. Giny is an excellent host. We would highly recommend this holiday home in an ideal location. Thank you”.
Paul and Carol, 6-9 June, 2021. (Airbnb) BOND’S BARN
“This is a gorgeous spot. We felt so relaxed so quickly. Glorious views, beautiful, spacious & light space. Enjoyed a lovely meal at the George Inn in Frant & a great brunch in Tunbridge Wells. From the deck we saw deer, pheasants & a baby bunny! Hope to be back”.
Eleanor and Roanna, London. 3-6 June,2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Beautiful Cottage. Wonderful setting. Will return again soon”.
Debbie, Paul and Pat, Kent 29 May – l June, 2021 (visitor’s Book)
“Absolutely loved the stay! Had an amazing chilled weekend away, pubs near by. Great location, nice and quiet. Lovely barn with everything you need, super clean and everything was great. Ginny and her husband are lovely. Will 100% be coming back.”
Paige and Kyle, Littlehampton 28-30 May, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Don’t think twice about booking, you won’t regret it. The cottage was clean and has everything you need for a comfortable getaway. The views are gorgeous and we were lucky enough to be visited by the local pheasants, bunnies and saw sheep and deer in the surrounding fields. Giny was an amazing host, very quick communication throughout our stay. They have really thought about the cottage and finished it to a high standard. We slept so well and felt very relaxed. Tunbridge Wells Town is very close so getting food is very convenient. We can’t wait to book again”
Kano and Fotini and family, London (airbnb) 18-23 May, 2021 FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Lovely converted barn with everything you need, small but perfectly formed. Cosy with underfloor heating which worked very well. Beautiful views. Private area to one side which gets the afternoon/evening sun although we weren’t lucky enough to use it as rained most of the time. Be careful as you exit the drive as quite blind and also if you are approaching from the NW side (cottage on left) you cannot see the sign for the barn as it is facing the opposite way. Easy to get into Tunbridge Wells and loads of places to visit in that area, including the owners’ private bird hide. Great place to unwind”.
Barry and Linda, Burgess Hill. 16-18 May, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Beautiful and well appointed cottage, you can lose track of time watching the birds in the garden and surrounding fields! Thoughtful touches such as teas, jams and flowers, very comfortable beds and sofas. In the countryside but very close to Tunbridge Wells. Overall we had a fab stay!”
Katherine and Rob, 10-17 May, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“Really enjoyed our stay at Bond’s Barn. Extremely comfortable and perfect location from which to walk and explore”
Mara Lee and Jeff, London May 15-17, 2021 (visitor’s book/airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“We had a lovely time, thank you!”
Rebecca and Jonathan, London 29 April – 4 May 2021 (Visitor’s book) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“We had a lovely stay at Flying Horse Cottage. The house is warm, comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A special bonus is the RSPB reserve over the road which is a haven of peace and quiet and a lovely place to walk and watch birds”.
Rachel and Keith, Hexham April 16-30, 2021 (Airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
“thank you for a lovely stay. The views are beautiful, the cottage was really comfortable and spotlessly clean and we loved the RSPB reserve”
Tessa and James, London 22-26 April 2021 (Visitors book/airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“We had a lovely time – the perfect break from London stress. The check in was extremely easy and smooth, while the space itself was very clean, comfortable and classy – with everything you would need. The barn is very well situated – right next to a lovely wildlife reserve, an excellent farm shop, and not too far from Sissinghurst too. We would very much recommend!”
Nick and Kate, London April 16-18, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“We can strongly recommend Bond’s Cottage Barn. Giny is an excellent host, who was very prompt with her responses to emails. She was there to meet us when we arrived and after that we had complete privacy. The barn has been tastefully decorated and we had everything that we needed during our stay including being able to cook each night. The barn has a pretty garden with two areas where you can enjoy a meal or drink outdoors. We can recommend a walk through the nearby RSPB reserve to The Neville Crest and Gun pub where we enjoyed a lovely lunch. Fuller’s farm shop which is just up the road is also worth a visit. We loved our time in this cottage and if you decide to book it you will not be disappointed”.
Helen and Dave, Surrey April 12-16, 2021 (airbnb) BOND’S COTTAGE BARN
“Woodpecker still here. Love the hide and the RSPB reserve. Beautiful cottage”.
Karl, Jenny and Fiona. Yorkshire April 12-15, 2021 (airbnb) FLYING HORSE COTTAGE
Flying Horse Cottage and Bond’s Cottage Barn closed to visitors from December 18, 2020 – April 12, 2021 due to lockdown