Holiday Cottage in Godmersham, Kent
from £350 pw
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Holiday Cottage in Godmersham, Kent
from £350 pwSleeps 4
Charming holiday cottage located in the depths of the rustic Kent countryside. Cottage with a view over the glorious North Downs, perfect for walking holidays and family activity holidays. This quaint converted barn in Kent is the perfect combination of chic modern living and hearty rural country life. This English country cottage is just a short drive from the delightful city of Canterbury, making it a fantastic base to explore the sights and sounds of the beautiful county of Kent. With modern furnishings and views to die for, this Kent holiday cottage is straight out of a fairy story, due to its hideaway hillside location and various intriguing trails, fantastic for the children and ideal for a relaxing getaway.
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Home Farm Cottage (sleeps 2)
A quaint cottage within the grounds shared with the main house, 1 reception room, 2 bedrooms (shared landing) 1 bathroom, enclosed garden area with table and chairs with parasol to seat 4, plus children's play equipment is available on arrangement, parking available in the grounds for several cars.
Entry opens into a cosy sitting / dining room,
Sitting / Dining room, sofa and relaxer chair to seat 4, pine fold away table to seat 4, wall-mounted Panasonic flat screen TV with DVD player.
Kitchen, fridge, fitted freezer compartment, electric oven and hob with extractor fan, washing machine, kettle, and toaster.
Family bathroom, newly fitted with bath, shower over, white basin with storage underneath, and wc.
Bed Configuration (rooms accessed directly via a staircase with the two rooms interconnecting)
1 x Master bedroom, (sleeps 2) is galleried, with windows all around, queen sized double, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe.
1 x Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) connected by a do to the master bedroom, with twin beds, chest of drawers, table football, plus doors to balcony with steps leading down to the side of the garden.
Central heating throughout
Some Internet access available, via dongle
This wonderful barn conversion lays nestled in the heart of the pretty hamlet of Godmersham, boasting stunning Kentish countryside views and superb trails and walks. Being a mere 8 miles from the historical and vibrant city of Canterbury and less than 3 miles from the stunning Chilham Castle, this cottage is the ideal base to absorb and discover the culture of rural Kent. The village of Godmersham is found on the Great Stour River, where it cuts through the infamous North Downs, one of Kent's many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With the villages of Chartham and Wye also being in close proximity, there are an abundance of sights and activities to experience.
Godmersham Park House is possibly Godmersham's most well-known asset, having previously been owned by Edward Knight, the brother of the illustrious novelist Jane Austen. Austen spent many a time in the mansion between 1794 and 1813 and possibly based "Persuasion" and "Mansfield Park" on her experiences of local Kentish society. "Pride and Prejudice" is also said to portray characters and scenes from Godmersham Village. Although the house is not open to the public, there are wonderful walks through the grounds to enjoy.
Chilham is one of the most picturesque villages in Kent. Regularly used for filming with its picture perfect medieval square most recently it was used as the village in "Emma" in 2009, "Miss Marple" in 2006 and "A Canterbury Tale" in 1944, which was filmed along the Pilgrim's Way. Even the famous David Suchet has paid a visit to the village in the form of "Poirot" in 1995, which was filmed in the main square, and along the approach to Chilham Castle. Ian Fleming also mentions the village in his James Bond novel "Moonraker". There are a couple of pubs in the village and for the energetic a very pretty walk to the village through the Kent countryside, from the holiday cottage.
If you're after something for the children, then this is the perfect base. For swimming and leisure activities, there are large leisure centres both at Faversham and Ashford, which are about 20 minutes drive away. For the more daring, why not take a dip in the sea? 20 mins drive away is the blue flag beach of Whitstable, famous for the "Tankerton Slopes". As the name suggests, the grass slopes down towards the beach where prettily coloured beach huts perch on the edge of the beach and the path which leads right along the coast, to neighbouring towns. Howletts Wild Animal Park is also a mere ten minute drive from Godmersham, the famous home of the zoo founded by John Aspinall and with a large colony of gorillas.
The renowned city of Canterbury is less than a 15 minute drive away and is a must-see in terms of attractions and sights. The architectural beauty of Canterbury Cathedral, which dates back to 597 AD, is a wonder to behold and would be the highlight of any holiday or break. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Beckett was brutally murdered on the steps of the alter in the Cathedral and thousands of Pilgrims pay homage each year. Other attractions include, The King's mile, St Dunstan's, West Gate Towers, Northgate and The Canterbury Tales. If you're feeling weary and wish to experience the sights without tiring your feet, you can take one of the River Tours and absorb the City by boat along the River Stour. There are museums, walking trails or guided walks to help you enjoy the narrow winding cobbled lanes. Canterbury is steeped in tradition but is also a modern and chic city with welcoming bars, pubs, nightclubs, fine restaurants, and a High Street with independent and high street stores.
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Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely and stylish cottage and the fine weather made it even better. Next time we are in \Kent again we will come and stay with you.
Tjerk and Erika from Holland.
We've had a very enjoyable holiday at Home Farm Cottage. It's in an excellent location for many trips out and contained everything we needed. Thank you Liz and Sam for your hospitality. We all had great time.
Andy, Jules and Luke from Bath.
We've had a very pleasant stay here. We love the countryside around, the cottage is very comfortable. Thank you very much for your warm and very helpful welcome.
Hoping to come again some day. Giles, Stephanie and Camille, France.
Website was easy to use. Everyone I spoke to were very helpful.
The cottage was great. All in all a great weekend. Thank you
Great place! Relaxing, comfortable cottage wiht lots of attention to detail in decor and equipment. Fantastic cycling in Kent...350 miles of beautiful lanes should be available on the NHS!
We enjoyed a lovely week here. The cottage was very comfortable, the location beautiful with lots of local attractions, and the owners went out of their way to make us welcome. Would definitely recommend to others.
Rachel Wheeler, June 2011
Friday change over during high season. Parking available in front of the property. £75.00 refundable security deposit. Children welcome. Cot and highchair available on request. Internet available (access can be intermittent due to the rural location of the cottage) - password can be provided upon arrival. Running machine and weights available on request.
Electronic gates and code required to home.
Mulberry Cottages for themselves and for holidaymakers in this property whose agents they are give notice that:
(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended holidaymakers.
(ii) all descriptions (including photographs), dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but any intending holidaymakers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact.
(iii) no person in the employment of Mulberry Cottages has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.