Honey Cottage

Goodnestone, Kent
  • 5
  • 3
  • Pet Friendly

A charming family home built in the Jacobean style with quirky and interesting interiors. Warm and welcoming in the most lovely countryside.

  • Encompassed by open farmland, miles of walking paths and pubs
  • Inglenook fireplace with cosy logburner
  • Close to Goodnestone Park and daytrips to France

About Honey Cottage

Located in a perfect tranquil location for a relaxing holiday, with a pretty enclosed garden with the most beautiful far reaching country views, situated within the picturesque village of Goodnestone, near Canterbury, Kent.

This beautifully decorated traditional family home blends in perfectly with the neighbouring period cottages, with its Jacobean styling and pretty mullioned church windows. The home is well equipped for an effortless week away and includes an inviting log burner to enjoy in the cooler weeks of the year while relaxing with the ample supply of DVD's and Games .

The cottage can be found in the heart of the village, tucked out of the way in an area of outstanding natural beauty, walking distance to Goodnestone Park Gardens, with its connections with Jane Austen and open to the public during the warmer months of the year.

A walker's and cyclist's paradise can be found just on the door step. For the more adventurous, numerous trails lead on for miles and for those looking to take it easy, why not make the easy five-minute walk to 'The Street' and stop in at the local traditional pub, quite the haven!

This lovely home is suitable anytime of year, ideal for friends and family bookings looking for a base to explore Kent or an idyllic getaway in a quiet village setting.

Honey cottage has an abundance of visiting birds to the garden and vicinity, including Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Yellow Hammer, Linnet, Song Thrush, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch and Buzzard, as well as the more common garden birds.


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"A very, very well equipped kitchen, very useful for making birthday cupcakes. We had a lovely stay and really enjoyed the peaceful environment and quiet surroundings."

The Keyworth family, January 2018

"A picture book snug and cosy place to stay for Christmas. Honey Cottage welcomed us back to another wonderful stay. Thank you so much - and for the delicious welcome goodies."

Phil, Gwen and family, December 2017

"A really cosy and delightful home from home."

The Poultons family, December 2017

"Such a lovely place to stay. Thank you so much!!!"

Dave and Nancy, December 2017

"Lovely cottage, lovely walks, great pubs. Everything needed is here. Bit chilly when we arrived but it is November. Unfortunately garden not dog proof as proven by our fat cavalier 4 times! Nonetheless a really great place to stay."

The Collins family, November 2017

"Lovely well equipped holiday home. Enjoyed it."

The Andersons family, October 2017

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in such a beautiful cottage! Everything is perfect....except having to leave to go home!!"

The Rogers family, September 2017

"Had a lovely break with fantastic weather. Really nice cottage. Recommend Griffin Inn for food. Nice walks with dogs."

The Trehearne family, August 2017

"Lovely stay at this lovely cottage. Great location to explore this lovely area of England. Loved Westgate and Sandwich."

The Henry family, August 2017

"Had a lovely stay. Cottage is beautiful with some lovely touches. Really would like to think we will return - would like more time to do the cottage justice. Would certainly recommend to anyone (and will). Thanks."

The Roffey family, August 2017

"A wonderful stay. Very well equipped and cleaned cottage. Even on the very few rainy days in this environment we enjoyed our holiday very much, making jam, baking cakes and cooking."

The Spyker family, July 2017

"A fantastic stay in a very well equipped cottage. We will be recommending to friends and family."

The Griffiths family, July 2017

"Beautiful and well equipped cottage. We had just the relaxing break we were looking for. Peaceful location. Loved the local pub and ideal dog walks. Thank you for all the homely touches and welcome pack - much appreciated."

Julie, June 2017

"Thank you for a comfortable week in your lovely cottage in such beautiful countryside. Very well equipped and very clean - makes a holiday much more relaxing even in 30 degrees heat all week!! Wonderful - thank you (and to the neighbours who put the bin out)."

The Ludgates, June 2017

"We enjoyed our stay at Honey Cottage very much. The cottage is really nice and well equipped. The kids had fun feeding the birds. Thank you."

Barbara, June 2017

"Wonderful location. Really enjoyed our stay and will be returning."

Mary, May 2017

"It was a wonderful stay at Honey Cottage. We were really surprised by the lovely well equipped and warm decorated house. Also very clean. Thank you."

Pauwels, April 2017

"We have had a wonderful stay here at Goodnestone. Gorgeous house with all we needed to make it a home from home. Loved the walks in the area. Great location to get to so many interesting places. Loved the bird details - kept on popping up...complemented the real ones!!"

Peter, April 2017

"A perfect cottage to rest, retreat and recover in! Walks and cycling on the doorstep, good local food nearby and a lovely comfortable, very well equipped house in a quiet setting. We have greatly enjoyed feeding the birds and watching them - simple pleasures! Thank you."

The Oakes family, April 2017

"Wonderful holiday cottage. Fantastically well equipped with stunning décor in a lovely location. Our whole family loved it! Particularly good for a coffee-loving avid reader! Would love to return."

The Smith family, April 2017

"Really lovely house with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We have had a quiet and relaxing stay."

John, March 2017

"Best holiday rental we have stayed in. The house is very nicely decorated with eye for detail. The kitchen very well equipped (like at home). The surroundings are beautiful. The cottage was super clean. It didn't feel like a holiday rental but like a real home away from home. Thank you."

The Cordemans, March 2017

"What a fantastic cottage. We hadn't even finished our stay and had looked on line for future availability. We can't wait to return. So much to do in the area. The house is beautiful, clean and homely, Marcus and Stephen do such a fantastic job. Lovely views especially with the snow we've had. Thank you Beth and Marek, see you again soon."

The Dyers, February 2017

"Had a truly wonderful stay. The cottage is beautiful a real home from home, couldn't have asked for more. We've stayed in three other areas and this is by far the best one. If we're ever this way again, I can guarantee we will contact you to arrange a stay. Definitely will recommend the cottage to others!!"

Cassandra, February 2017

"Wonderful stay. Thank you so much for all the personal touches. The Christmas decorations were lovely, I think you have thought of everything! We will definitely stay on our next visit."

Retamal family, December 2016

"Wonderful cottage in a beautiful little village, everything we could hope for and most definitely the English experience we were looking for!! Only regret is that we didn't have longer to just sit back and enjoy it. Couldn't believe how well stocked the kitchen was! If only everywhere we had stayed had been so well equipped, we wouldn't have to buy the pieces we had to leave behind! Thanks so much for the welcome pack, loved the wine and the honey and biscuits are coming home with us to enjoy and reminisce on our time spent at Honey Cottage."

The Stantons family, October 2016


The Eagers, September 2016

"Your cottage is amazing. So well-equipped there is an item for everything. Rooms were lovely we felt right at home. We will be back."

The Ashtons, August 2016

"Lovely clean and well equipped cottage. Had a lovely stay - thanks"

August 2016 - The Jenkins Family

"We had a wonderful stay. The house is amazing and so clean and tidy. My kids don't want to leave! We look forward to coming back in the winter!"

July 2016 - The Heal family

"What a beautiful home away from home! We really enjoyed our stay. Special thanks to Marcus and Stephen. We found everything perfectly clean and cosy."

July 2016 - Isabella, Harper and Sara

"We've really enjoyed staying here. The cottage is very well equipped and delightfully clean. Lots of thanks for the welcome goodies and the wii games that have kept the children well entertained."

July 2016. Natalie, Helena, Lewis and Serge.

"Great cottage, great location. All needs catered for. William slept well in the cot. Would highly recommend and hopefully we will return. Thank you."

July 2016 - Peter, Jenny, Hannah and William

"Lovely - again!"

June 2016 - Sue

"What a beautiful cottage, how lucky you are to be in such a wonderful part of the world only to be equaled by North Wales. Your kind and thoughtful gifts were very much appreciated. The neighbours were very kind and chatty making us feel like locals. Thank you very much for the loan of your house."

June 2016 - Mark, David, Alen and Carolyne

"Really well equipped cottage. Seem to have thought of everything to make your stay relaxing and comfortable. Treats on arrival a nice touch too. Nice location for getting out and about, if only the weather had been as good as the cottage!"

May 2016 - Chris, Karen, Ellie and Tom

"We had a great stay in this stunning cottage. Absolutely fantastic! We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you so much for the warm welcome! Beautiful, cosy, comfortable and cleaned to perfection. Thank you so much."

April 2016 - The Veghels.

"A last minute booking for a sad family occasion. Has been made easier by staying in this beautiful, very clean cottage. Thank you."

April 2016 - Louis and Diane.

"Perfect!! We had a very lovely stay."

March 2016 - The Cokers

"Lovely short break, great accommodation near many great attractions. The cottage was perfect for our family and we would highly recommend to friends and family."

March 2015 - The Deers

"Fabulous week in top accommodation! Weather not kind to us but house more than made up for it, although it snowed back home! Only suggestion is: can you teach/show all other rental people how it's done! I agree with all previous comments ******* definitely 7 stars. Will definitely recommend."

February 2016- Sue and David

"Superbly appointed and equipped, excellent condition, wonderful location - let us know when you want to sell!"

Nov 2015 - Paul and Sue

"A very cosy house, good walks for the dogs, a great base to get together, thank you."

Nov 2015 - Racher family

"What a pleasure and delight. Beautiful cottage and so well equipped. Immaculate housekeeping. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you."

November 2015 - Helen, Ian, Christine and Malcolm.

"We would highly recommend this cottage due to its peaceful location and it is very well equipped. Everything you could possibly want for a great holiday."

November 2015 - The Rule Family

"Wonderful stay, fab cottage. Very well equipped and great attention to detail. Loved it - thank you very much."

October 2015 - Sharon, Mark, Shirley, Dave and Ruby the dog

"What a find - a cottage that is even nicer than it looks in the photos! You've really made this the most fantastic, welcoming holiday cottage. We were all so relaxed here from the moment we arrived. And you truly have thought of everything with all your lovely finishing touches. A true gem. Thank you -we look forward to come back again."

October 2015 - Craig, Emma-Lou, Saul and Tommy the dog

"A gift of a holiday, so comfortable. Your skills in generous hospitality are very evident even without your physical presence! Loved the log-burner, weather just turning chilly. A treat to cook with Le Creuset or equivalent and drink out of mugs made by local potter."

October 2015 - John and Mandy Taylor

"Thank you for a delightful stay. The welcome and facilities were very thoughtful, with wonderful weather, grandparents, grandson and dogs had a lovely holiday."

Sep 2015 - John Smith

"Had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage - a real home from home. Beautifully presented and superbly equipped, we will be recommending you to our friends and family. Thank you for the delicious wine, biscuits and honey and for providing a cot and high chair. The photo book guide to Honey Cottage was very useful too, what a great idea!"

Sep 2015 George, Dayna, Theo and Heidi

"It was a lovely week. The house is absolutely brilliant. A peaceful village with a very nice pub. The area is also very nice and for walking with our dog. Thanks!!!"

August 2015, Kelly, Erwin, Piet & Mel and Dex the dog

"This has been the prefect week! The cottage is lovely, the walks have been amazing, the weather has been wonderful, the people extremely friendly. We shall be back!"

August 2015, Sue, Matt & Liz Temperley

"We have stayed in many cottages all over the UK but Honey Cottage is by far the most elegant and stylish – everything is of such good quality too. The added extras such as the toiletries and welcome pack of wine, honey and biscuits were such a nice little touch. We love your high standards! We wish we could match them! Thank you."

July 2015, Amanda, Phil and PaulLisa, Damian, Robyn & Scarett with Chester the dog

"Cottage was beautiful and a proper home away from home. Lovely village and great local pub. Many thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable break."

July 2015, Amanda, Phil and Paul

"Your cottage is simply beautiful and great thought has been used to make a very functional and unique home. The books are a great touch and I loved the garden – the kitchen is well laid out and quality cutlery and spices etc. It is a dream house and we all felt at home – the beauty is matched by the rustic charm – my daughter chose this cottage for our family and friends – we will certainly recommend this place. Thank you, warmest wishes ***** stars."

July 2015, C Niarnatali

"The house was amazing, Thank you for being so thoughtful. I loved the heart accents found throughout the house. It’s my first time in England as well as staying in a cottage and I want to say thank you for putting so much thought & love into the place. Wish I was staying longer. We will visit again."

July 2015, A. Singh

"Thank you for a wonderful stay! It kicked off my wedding week with a bang!"

July 2015, D. Sharma

"Absolutely in love with this place, wish I was staying longer."

July 2015, S. Cole

"It has been a very enjoyable stay at Honey Cottage – home from home with more than adequate kitchen facilities. You could not ask for more. We had a great time exploring Deal & Leeds Caste. Wonderful seafood at Whitstable with great friends and a wonderful day at Digger Land. Hope everyone enjoys their stay as much as we did. Thank you."

May 2015, McDonalds Family

"Enjoyed our stay in your lovely house, thank you!"

May 2015, Colin and Shirley Street

"WOW!! Beautiful little cottage, we had a great time. Nice and relaxed. Local pub is very friendly. Felt really homely. Lovely walks with our little dog - she loved it too. Thank you! Xxx."

June 2015 - Miss S. Carlton

"It has been a very pleasurable stay at Honey Cottage. Home from home with more than adequate kitchen facilities. You could not ask for more. We had a great time exploring Deal and Leeds Castle. Wonderful seafood at Whitstable with great friends and a wonderful day at Diggerland. Hope everyone enjoys their stay as much as we did. Thank you."

May 2015 - Mr S. Wingfields

"Enjoyed our stay in your lovely house. Thank you."

May 2015 - Mr and Mrs Street

"The judge of a good holiday home is could you see yourself living there? Yes ..... Thank you for an enjoyable stay."

May 2015 - M. Klik

"Wonderful stay! We love the house, the beautiful detail and quality. We had fun exploring Canterbury, Whitstable and loved the farm shop! Thank you!!"

April 2015 - C. Moore

"An exquisite home in a beautiful area of the country! A real pleasure to stay here, surrounded by such style and care. Thank you so much!"

April 2015 - Hazil


March 2015 - Sarah and Friends

"The House is beautiful and it was a pleasure to be the first people to stay in it. I love the wallpapers! How lovely to stay in such a lovely and well cared for house! It has been a pleasure to come here. Thank you so much!"

February 2015 - Felicity, Benedict and Keira

"Lovely to be the first guests here - its a little intimidating with it all so new and shiny!! So comfortable and you seem to have thought of everything."

February 2015 - The Coopers and Laxtons

What makes this area
So special...

From Warblers to Yellowhammers, there's an abundance of visiting birds. Various walks on your doorstep including The Pilgrims Way. Good pubs in Wingham and Canterbury's down the road.

Property details

Honey Cottage: sleeps 5, in a semi-detached traditional country home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 reception room, kitchen and breakfast room, log burner, central heating. Easy parking for 2 cars in the grounds, enclosed garden, pet friendly.

Ground Floor

Rear entry into the kitchen:

Kitchen, beautifully fitted with dishwasher, double oven, grill and hob, extractor, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave, digital radio with iPod cradle and Nespresso coffee machine. All the requirements and more to meet your culinary needs. Kitchen table and chairs to seat 5 guests.

Sitting room, log burner, sofa and chairs seating for up to 5 guests. TV, Blu-Ray DVD, Nintendo Wii

Cloakroom / Guests WC

First Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king size double bed, hanging space, en-suite shower room.

Twin room (sleeps 2) two single beds, hanging space

Single room (sleeps 1) single bed, hanging space.

Family bathroom, bath with shower over


French doors from the kitchen to enclosed garden and patio, with beautiful country views.

Table and chair plus bench; seating for 7 guests.

Cart lodge parking for one car plus adjacent parking space for additional car. More free parking available a short walk away.

What you need to know

Pets welcome, only small pets please

Travel cot and highchair available.

Cart lodge parking for one car plus adjacent parking space for additional car. More free parking available a short walk away. 


Central heating throughout


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