We have a 5 star rating on Airbnb, Trip Advisor and HomeAway (vrbo).

Victoria March 22

Enjoyed a fantastic stay at Jo’s accommodation in Kent countryside. Well equipped, lovely furnishing and thoughtful touches including breakfast. Highly recommend!

Ray February 22

We have just come back from a fabulous stay at the old Engineer. It had everything we needed for a quiet restful break. Everything in the accommodation was of the highest stand from the sheets to the crockery. Jo was a fabulous host. We would highly recommend this retreat.

Shandri February 22

The Old Engineer is perfect if your looking for a peaceful escape. The space is very well appointed and the bed cosy.

Olivia December 21

I had a superb 2-night stay at The Old Engineer! The space was extremely clean, beautifully decorated, peaceful, private and stocked up with everything you could possibly need. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I’ve slept in (it took a few “forceful” attempts to get my partner out of my bed in the morning!) and there were some really nice touches: loaf of bread, selection of teas, freshly ground coffee, games, our own private garden and toiletries in the drawer in case you’ve forgotten anything. Great location – we did a few walks and visited the local pub down the road which was so warm (literally – there was a lovely fire going) and friendly. Jo was on hand to answer any questions if needed, but happily left us to it and so it really felt like home away from home. A tranquil escape from the city life – we will definitely be back soon. Thanks Jo!

Joshelyn December 21

Great cosy place to stay, extremely peaceful and quiet. Everything is within reach it is like en-suite all the amenities this place has are soo well thought of and made me feel so welcome! The book that has all the information for the b&b and the area was so helpful. Highly recommend it.

Matt November 21

Jo is a friendly lady, and will welcome you warmly. My stay was perfect, the area is beautiful, bed was super comfy and you are provided with all the essentials you need. Really enjoyed my stay.

Christel October 21

Our stay at the old engineer was the best air B and B stay we ever had. Super clean, excellent communication and food recommendation. Jo has clearly thought of everything for the guests comfort and well being. It’s private, spacious and beautifully appointed. It’s a peaceful haven that we intend to go back regularly to.

Susie October 21

I had a lovely relaxing stay. The space is absolutely perfect with everything you need. I would highly recommend staying here if you want some quiet time in the countryside with easy access to local amenities.

Pru September 21

The style of The Old Engineer much appreciated (crockery, furnishings etc), and excellent condition of accommodation and facilities. Bed supremely comfortable, good sized bathroom. Attention to detail from Jo excellent. Thankyou.

Sian September 21

Lovely place to stay— perfect accommodation, beautiful garden—much care taken in every aspect. Great recommendations on eateries & gardens to visit. Very enjoyable weekend!

Alistair and Christine September 21

Decorated to a high standard with quality fixtures and fittings, very well equipped and a good use of space. A lovely location and good base for exploring the area. Would certainly recommend.

Vaidotas September 21

Great cosy and modern place to rest.. very quiet area.. highly recommended 👌

Siobhan August 21

The word “idyllic” is the only one that fits. A beautifully and intelligently designed rural hideaway with absolutely everything you could need provided. Jo is fantastic to communicate with and has thought of so many lovely little touches. Can’t wait to go back.

Charlie August 21

Great service and amazing accommodation, would definitely recommend!

Anna August 21

We loved our stay at The Old Engineer. The room was beautifully designed, immaculate and comfortable. Friendly hosts and a beautiful, sunny garden area to sit in – who could ask for more?

Helen August 21

Perfect place to stay, exactly as described. Lovely touches such as bread milk and fresh flowers.

Jessica August 21

This is such a lovely place to stay. It’s very clean, modern but also has a cosy feel. Jo has been very thoughtful with supplying toiletries, milk, fresh bread and more which really add to the experience and are lovely touches. I would 100% recommend staying here, it’s truly a gem.

Ashleigh July 21

Jo’s place is very clean and is well stocked with all the things you might need.

Jordan July 21

Very good host and was very nice accommodation

Curtis July 21

Perfect stay this weekend. Couldn’t of asked for anything else. Amazing!

Jacqueline July 21

I have just returned from a two night stay at The Old Engineer. A beautiful idyllic hideaway that is a haven of peace and tranquillity. The accommodation is very well appointed, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. A thoughtful host, that left posies of fresh flowers from the garden. Forgotten bathroom essentials left in a draw, and a loaf of bread, with good selection of teas for breakfast. A super host indeed. Highly recommended.

Helen July 21

Great place, immaculate! Jo has really thought of everything, and some lovely extra touches too, like the fresh flowers, and the ‘in case you forget anything’ toiletries. We had a great time, well recommended!

Rachel July 21

The Old Engineer is a beautiful place to stay. Inside looked just as it does in the pictures, the colour scheme and furnishings were very nice. Everything we needed was there. The bed was really comfy, the hideaway kitchen was really clever with everything you need, the breakfast provisions left for us were really welcomed and we had some lovely scrambled egg on toast., the bathroom was well equipped with some super soft towels and a window with a view.Check in was easy, outside the room was a nice seating area looking out onto the veggie patch with chickens at the end! We visited some National Trust gardens whilst we were there and enjoyed the break. We highly recommend The Old Engineer. Thanks Jo!

Jo June 21

Jo’s place was perfect, beautiful garden, immaculate inside and so comfortable. Jo has thought of everything. And it’s very private and jo makes sure she leaves you alone- much to my annoyance as I wanted to grill her about her stunning house and garden! We highly recommend staying here- such a pretty peaceful area.

Felicity June 21

The studio is as beautifully appointed as the photos show. It is a very calm space inside, with a secluded sitting area outside surrounded by greenery and herbs. Jo was so very helpful before and during our trip and she provided some delicious jams, eggs from her chickens, lovely bread, butter as well as freshly ground coffee and a selection of teas. There are several local walk sheets provided which was helpful and a couple of pubs within walking distance. We would thoroughly recommend staying here.

Paul June 21

What wonderful little guest house! We had a great time staying here. Jo is a lovely host who was welcoming and very helpful with any queries we had.

Geoff June 21

Just returned from a lovely stay at The Old Engineer. Cosy, comfortable and clean accommodation in a picturesque location. Perfectly placed for visiting the numerous National Trust properties in the area and exploring the beautiful Kent countryside and coast. Jo is the perfect host, allowing you your own space whilst on hand if needed. Would definitely return.

Alicia June 21

Beautiful location, lovely decor, everything you need and more, peaceful, well equipped, seriously comfy bed and lovely local produce, couldn’t fault it, would definitely stay again!

Sasha May 21

We had a great visit – everything we could want – thoughtfully fitted out. Great host. All very restful, just what we wanted.

Stuart May 21

We really enjoyed our stay at Jo’s airbnb. The accommodation was brilliantly designed, with very thoughtful touches. Jo has thought of everything you could need! It is in a nice quiet location but is also close to lots of places to visit in Tunbridge Wells/Maidstone. We visited Bewl Water and Dunorlan Park which were both lovely. We’d definitely stay again! Thanks again Jo

Kaya June 21

We had a wonderful weekend at Jo’s place. The space was perfect for us and the kitchenette was ideal. Super comfy bed and the small touches of some food and fresh eggs from the chickens in the garden really made it special. The area is beautiful – Jo provided loads of tips and ideas for places to go and nice walks nearby. Highly recommended!

Janet April 2021

“A fantastic welcoming and homely space,and lovely to be able to sit outside in the evening with your favourite tipple.”

Wendy April 2021

I am happily writing a review for the Old Engineer accommodation which I booked as a pre-wedding night stay for my son and then as a Wedding night stay for my son and his new wife.
I cannot speak highly enough of Jo the host,  the accommodation, setting and overall ambiance.
The night before the Wedding my son and his ‘step in’ best man stayed and Jo set it up as twin beds.  On the Wedding day itself, Jo very kindly changed the accommodation to the super king size bed and decorated it with the congratulations bits and pieces I had bought and was willing to do myself, but did not have to as, thankfully, Jo offered and did a fabulous job. That for me was a little bit of going that extra mile and I was very appreciative as my day at my son’s wedding was full enough. 
I would recommend this accommodation without hesitation. Jo is a wonderful, happy, kind and enthusiastic host which shines through in all that is offered.  At a time when things have been very challenging, especially for a once postponed wedding, to have found this little gem in the Kent countryside for my son and his new wife, made me and them very happy at the beginning of their married lives together. 

Vanessa April 2021

A perfect home from home. The plan to spend the day shopping didn’t happen because the peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings made this the perfect hideaway from every day life. If you want disappear from the world you will not be found here. The accommodation was spotless and clean with everything you need and the personal touches in the kitchenette of a welcome package added to a perfect couple of days.

Alan April 2021

A superbly designed space with everything you could wish for!

Victoria Oct 2020

This is a wonderful, high spec, spotless little gem in a wonderful location. There are lots of great things to do nearby (all detailed by the host). The bed is one of the comfiest I have ever stayed in and the decor was great. Lots of wonderful, thoughtful little touches. We will be returning.

Stephen Oct 2020

Wonderfully relaxing and peaceful weekend get away. Lots of little touches added to the wholesome feel of the property. We stayed during a pretty blustery storm which made the place feel even cosier. Although just off the main roads, only a 10min drive to main shops and local bars are close as well. Great weekend all round.

Sarah Oct 2020

Chose this mainly for handy location (close to friends & family) plus it looked stylish & well equipped. What a great place to stay! Jo the host has thought of everything, we arrived to find beautiful garden flowers & fresh eggs. Kitchenette really useful – with milk, bread, butter, jam etc. The guest house is spotless in a lovely quiet location. Will definitely be back!

Amber August 2020

Wonderful place to stay, good location, lovely amenities, perfect host. Couldn’t have been better. Thank you Jo

Sally July 2020

We had a wonderful holiday in Jo’s place which is comfortable, clean, very relaxing, peaceful and private. Great location for exploring this beautiful part of Kent, and Jo’s guide has some excellent suggestions.

Linda February 2020

I loved my four nights in Jo’s clean, contemporary and comfortable space. The thoughtful additions such as good coffee and freshly laid eggs were lovely. Great shower and comfy bed ticked my ‘essential ‘ boxes as well. The patio and garden would be well used in summer I expect.

Rob February 2020

An excellent property with lots of thoughtful little touches 😀. Great hosts with easy communication and lots of information available in the property to make your stay comfortable. We will definitely be returning

Christina December 2019

Beautiful place, will definitely love to stay there again! Every detail was superb. Many thanks

Simon November 2019

Great host, superb amenities, quiet, clean, lovely ambience and easy.

Louise November 2019

Amazing place, amazing quality and stylish. Such a comfortable bed. Your hospitality was 5 Star and we’ll be back! x