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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"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. 



Central heating throughout


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. 

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