Holiday Cottage in Cranbrook, Kent
from £810 pw
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Holiday Cottage in Cranbrook, Kent
from £810 pwSleeps 6
Squirrel Cottage is a perfect 'chocolate box' cottage, which has been imaginatively refurbished to provide luxurious and up to date holiday accommodation without sacrificing the inherent beauty of this Grade 2 English Heritage building.This stunning Kent holiday accommodation would make an unforgettable base for your rural vacation in England. The beauty of this historical Kentish village will take your breath away and provides three traditional English pubs, a quaint Post Office, butchers and an art gallery.
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Squirrel Cottage is arranged on two floors. The cottage is detached and situated in it's own gardens with off road parking inside the white wooden swing gates and on the gravelled drive. The main door leads straight into the pretty kitchen with a terracotta tiled floor. The fitted oak cupboards have been locally hand crafted and topped with a pale granite work surface, complimenting the exposed brick and beams. It includes butler's sink, and Aga range oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and traditional dresser displaying the crockery. Table and seating for 4. A door leads through to a cloakroom with hanging space, washing machine, tumble dryer, and WC.
From the kitchen you step down into a hall space with flagstone floor, leaded light windows and a traditional very low ceiling. There is a an exposed brick fireplace with a wood burner in this room, stairs leading up, a door to the library and lounge area, and a door to the dining room.
The large dark wood table in the dining room seats 8 and has a matching side cupboard. There are wall lights, beams on the walls and a very old oak floor. This room has a large homely open fireplace and, despite being in such an old low ceilinged cottage, is a surprisingly light double aspect room.
The library area (off the main hallway) provides a cosy seating area and book shelves with a selection of books and DVDs. An Italian travertine floor, with under floor heating, leads through to the exciting new lounge area, with a vaulted beamed ceiling, a corner leather sofa and two armchairs, TV, oak occasional tables, a standard lamp and glass doors that wrap around three sides of the room. The main wall opens with two fully retractable concertina doors giving the impression that the whole room is now open to the garden. There is a small, lit patio area immediately outside this room.
Steep, winding cottage stairs lead to the first floor with another large hallway with more beams on the walls and ceiling, oak floor, an exposed brick chimney and a leaded light window. There is a stunning integral stained glass window. The three bedrooms lead off this hallway.
Door to main bedroom, which has a king size double bed, raised on an oak platform with blue lights inset into the platform. A wardrobe and chest of drawers provide ample storage. This room has three small cottage windows. A main feature of the room is the copper bath which is very deep and has central taps and is also situated on the raised platform, next to the bed. Round the corner in this bedroom is a generous shower, fully tiled with walk in shower, wash hand basin and toilet. A separate door from this shower area leads back to the main upstairs hallway.
Second bedroom has a double bed, with bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe and chest of draws. This room is cosy but surprisingly light with 4 small windows and spot lights. There is an en-suite bathroom with ball and claw bath, with central taps and shower attachment, a hand basin and WC. Fluffy cotton towels have been provided by the owner.
Bedroom three has a double bed, bedside tables and lamps. It has an integral stained glass window showing 24 panes of British birds.
Outside there is an enchanting sunny garden with lawned area, table and chairs, benches, a floodlit ornamental pond, a wisteria covered walkway and many quite areas to sit in the peaceful environment and listen to the birds or watch the squirrels. Around the garden are Dickensian style streetlights. A gardener manages the garden and although she is normally at the cottage during changeover time it is possible that she may be present on an occasion during your stay.
Smarden boasts a Post Office, a butchers and an art gallery. The Post Office carries a range of grocery, stationery and confectionary items while the butcher also offers fruit, vegetables, bakery and dairy goods. The art gallery holds a different exhibition each month. Smarden's new local village hall holds a variety of local drama and music events and residents in this friendly Kentish village warmly welcome visitors to join in. You will regularly see cricket being played on the village green, there are tennis courts, a safely enclosed children's playground and horses are frequently ridden through the village. On Wednesday evenings you can hear the bell ringers practicing in St Michael's church, which is a popular choice for local weddings. This thriving traditional Kent village has three traditional English pubs so there is plenty of choice of good food on an evening out without using the car.If you do fancy venturing further afield Leeds and Bodiam Castles, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Great Dixter Gardens, Godinton House Gardens, Biddenden Vineyard, Headcorn Air Museum, The Kent & East Sussex Steam Train, several woodland walks and the Kino Digital Cinema are all within easy reach of Smarden. This picturesque holiday cottage is also only a 15 minute drive from Maidstone - the county town of Kent. For those wanting to really soak up some of England's history a 3 minute drive to the station means you can catch a direct train to London Charing Cross and be in the Capital in just over an hour.
Refundable security deposit of £200 is payable. Short breaks available. Friday changeover day.
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(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.