Sadly we have to report that the Hoppers was severely flooded on Sunday 9th February 2020, along with homes and businesses in Five Oak Green - as a result of Storm Ciara.
As of April 2020, there has been progress made to repair the damage from the flooding. As can be seen from the photos above, the flooring and plaster has been removed and dehumidifiers used to dry out the building. There have also been specialist air bags installed in two of the rooms to promote drying. We hope that soon the building will be ready for actual repairs to take place.
On 11th May 2020 we were pleased to see the start of the reinstatement works. This may take some time to complete but progress is being made to restore this lovely building for future visitors.
If you feel stirred to help financially in any way, please do donate using the following Just Giving site:
The building has stood for 400 years in the village of Five Oak Green near Tonbridge, set among the hop gardens of Kent.
Originally it was a row of farm cottages and is now comfortably furnished to provide a haven for those seeking a time away from the stresses and strains of 21st Century living. It's intriguing history goes back to the 16th Century.
Hoppers consists of two houses connected by a kitchen/dining room. The old main house has twelve beds.
The newer cottage has six beds. The ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users.