Holiday Cottage in Ickham, Kent
from £2,990 pw
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Holiday Cottage in Ickham, Kent
from £2,990 pwSleeps 18
Stunning barn conversion located within the most idyllic Kent village yet within easy distance of the historic City of Canterbury and a short distance from the coast. Recently awarded the acclaimed four star gold award for excellence. Stylishly furnished with wonderfully spacious open plan rooms, this luxury barn is quite literally breath-taking with huge rooms, floor to ceiling windows and beamed vaulted ceilings throughout. This Kent holiday house is the ideal place to base your stay whether for a long weekend or longer summer holiday with family and friends. There is plenty of space for everyone with 2 separate snug areas grouped around a double sided woodburning stove, a board game area and tranquil reading area surrounded by bookshelves covered with an array of books, this is definitely a place you would want to visit time and time again. There is a den area at the top of the house and is ideally suited to teenagers with comfortable bean bags, flatscreen 3D TV and DVD blueray player thoughtfully provided by the owner.
A blogger recently stayed at The Treasury with her friends and family and has documented her stay, click here to take a look at what they got up to and a sneaky peak of all the hidden gems you can find at The Treasury.
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A heavy oak door greets you at The Treasury and takes you into the amazing beamed entrance hall. Bookcases adorn one wall and a stylish chaise lounge with reading lamp invites you to kick off your shoes and relax with a book as soon as you arrive. A comfortable sofa, chair and coffee table laden with board games and books offer you another area to relax. To the left of this snug area and down one step is the beautifully designed lounge with soft cream carpets, cream leather corner sofas grouped around a coffee table and stylish artwork adorning the walls as well as the beamed vaulted ceiling, this room really is very special. A 3D T.V and Blu-ray player are also provided for your use. A mini grand piano to one corner and a large inglenook fireplace complete the scene perfectly.
Stairs lead from the lounge into a mezzanine family room. Four beds, 1 of which is a kingsize double and the further 3 singles, two of which are zip link beds that can be made up as singles or doubles have been dressed in crisp cotton bed linen with colourful throws and cushions sleeping 5 comfortably. Two sets of drawers offer plenty of storage during your stay.
A further mezzanine bedroom to the other end of the lounge has a similar bed configuration.
The family bathroom leading from the hallway is luxuriously finished with full height tiling and under floor heating and has a double ended bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. A heated towel rail ensures that your towel is always warm when you step out of the shower.
The state of the art kitchen has been equipped with every conceivable appliance including five ring range style cooker, American fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven. The kitchen has floor to ceiling windows that flood the room with sunlight and has been beautifully finished with cream granite work surfaces and teak coloured units. There is a breakfast bar seating 4.
A seating area to the left of the kitchen has two large comfortable sofas and surrounds a fully working woodburning stove. A grandfather clock adds a touch of timeless elegance to the room.
A separate seating area on the other side of the stove has 2 elegant brown leather chairs and coffee table, the perfect place to snuggle around the fire with a cup of cocoa on a colder day.
The dining room has 2 large wooden tables that comfortably seat 18 people. Fully retractable doors open the whole length of the room. Stylish chandeliers hang from the heavily beamed apex ceiling and elegant mirrors hang from the walls and reflect the tranquil garden.
A small staircase leads from the dining hall into a hallway with fitted wardrobes and drawers serving three further bedrooms. The enormous master bedroom has a stunning king-size double bed and has been dressed with luxury cotton bed linen. Bedside tables and lamps add to the romantic feel of the room and the large windows that surround the room and overlook the pretty garden give the feeling of yet more space. Furthermore you are also provided with a 3D TV and Blu-ray player. There are also 2 further daybeds in the master bedroom making the room ideal for a whole family. The luxury en-suite bathroom has a double ended bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin. Fluffy cotton towels have been provided for use during your stay.
There is one twin room and one double bedroom also on this floor, both have been dressed with pretty bed linen and have bedside tables and lamps.
A fully tiled shower room complete with shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin is also on this floor.
A double flight of steps take you to the den. Bean bags surround a flatscreen 3D TV with Blu-ray player and Freesat, the perfect place for children to enjoy their own space away from the adults, or maybe the other way round!!
2 x cots and 2 x highchairs available and all bed linen and towels provided.
Outside there is a fully enclosed garden with large patio area. A table, chairs, parasol and sunloungers have been provided for your enjoyment as well as a BBQ. There is parking for two cars on the driveway and plenty of extra parking on the road outside The Treasury.
This stunning large self-catering holiday cottage is a short drive from the historic City of Canterbury which boasts a wealth of visitor attractions. The skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral dating back to 597AD the oldest in Britain. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Beckett was famously murdered in the Cathedral and thousands of Pilgrims play homage each year. The ancient ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church all form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby are the remains of a Norman Castle built on 1080 by the Normans and the large stone keep was largely constructed in the reign of Henry1 (1100-1135) all are reminders of the City's history, heritage & culture. Other attractions include, The King's mile, St Dunstan's, West Gate Towers, Northgate and The Canterbury Tales. You can take one of the River Tours and absorb the City with a boat trip along the River Stour taking in the architecture and scenic views. There are museums, walking trails or guided walks to help you enjoy the narrow winding lanes. Canterbury is best explored by foot. Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition and is also a modern and vibrant city with welcoming bars, pubs, nightclubs, fine restaurants, and a High Street with independent and high street names. Kent County Cricket ground is 1 mile distance from the holiday apartment and holds it's annual Cricket Festival every August. Canterbury Golf Course is 1 mile distance from the City Centre and was designed by Henry Colt ain 1927 at the same time as designing Wentworth. There are two famous "links" courses at nearby Sandwich, Royal St Georges (home to The Open Championship in 2011) and Princes (Open Golf qualifying course).
For those looking for a relaxing break away, why not try the Tor Spa Retreat. Described as "An extraordinary Ayurvedic Oasis" it is the perfect place to relax and unwind and what's more, it is located no more than a two minute walk from Treasury Barn. The village also boasts on eo fthe most renowned pubs in the area, with a village atmosphere and good pub grub.
If you travel a little further out, you can visit nearby Herne Bay & Whitstable both magical seaside towns where brightly coloured beach huts line the water's edge. Whitstable has a range of attractions from the Oyster festival held every July, charming cafes, pubs, famous seafood restaurants on the sea front, quaint shops, art galleries, jet skiing and other water sports all serving to provide an unspoilt charm.
Howletts, The Wild Animal Park, at Bekesbourne, on the outskirts of Canterbury, offers a great family day out, The 90 acre site of Howletts Wild Animal Park offers the chance for visitors to enjoy beautiful ancient parkland that is a year-round family attraction.
Access to the Channel Tunnel is at junction 12 of M20 and it can be reached in half an hour from this holiday cottage in Kent - crossings take 35 minutes, hereby you can enjoy more than just Kent when you come to stay in this luxurious and large holiday barn. Bookings can be made via the link on our website.
Further afield this large holiday cottage in Kent is well placed for visits to Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens, the naval dockyards at Chatham or a visit to the wonderful medieval castles dotted right along the Kent and Sussex coast (we have more castles in Kent than any other county!).
For further ideas please look at our 'things to do' section of the website.
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The house is uber spacious, quirky and almost theatrical in its interior design. But, most importantly, it lends itself very well to family fun as well as parents needing to relax and party. With three bedrooms up one end of the house and another two large family rooms down the other end, the snorers can be separated while the early risers contained
Emma Parlons, May bank holiday
We had an absolutely fantastic time - the house was amazing.
Walking into the Treasury I was shocked by the beauty of the house, we came up for a birthday and have had the best time that we will remember forever. All we can say is this is our dream house and if we could stay forever WE WOULD!
The Dents, Holmes, Crawleys + friends
Your house was perfect for our stay and provided everything we needed for a memorable hockey world cup!
Wales Ladies, Master Hockey World cup Over 50’s
We all had a fantastic time, love the layout. Everything we needed was available if not more. Will stay again!
Dawn and co
Thanks!! Your home is beautifully finished and thought out! We (all 16 of us) had an amazing chilled out and fun weekend - full of great memories. Will definitely recommend it to our family and friends.
Amazing weekend for my 30th birthday in a beautiful cottage, I'll remember forever. Thanks a lot for this great experience. Would love to come back and will definitely recommend it.
Thank you so much for a great time in an amazing place. Everyone had a great time. Your house has an amazing ambience.
Thank you for welcoming us into your home. This is the single loveliest place I have ever stayed. Many thanks.
A wow house! Love it, when you sell it let us know! Thanks so much.
Thank you for an AMAZING weekend - you have a beautiful house and it provides everything you could need/want (and more)!
Danielle- April 2012
Having just returned from an amazing stay at Treasury Barn I am astounded at the beauty of the property! Staying with a large group of friends, we enjoyed the stylish and spacious open plan rooms and won numerous games against my sister on the snooker table, before snuggling down in front of the wood-burner with a lovely glass of wine. Truly an amazing place to stay, will definitely be visiting again!
Joanna Dales 16-3-12
A refundable security deposit of £750 is payable in case of any breakages/damage. 2 Cots and highchairs available upon request. Please note Friday changeover day.
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.