This was where the furnace was lit in order to dry the hops in the Kiln above, (see:- 'How an Oast works'). Now we have a large wood burning fireplace where you can sit and relax. Double doors lead out to the side garden and the 'dell' an area devoted to unusual plants.
Part of this area was used to store the filled hop sacks before being shipped off to market. Breakfast and Dinner is taken on one very large table and the bench seat originally came from Headcorn Railway Station (graffiti is still there)