Orions Cottage

Chilham, Kent
  • 4
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

Step back in time and stay in this Grade II listed period holiday cottage with its slanted walls and wonky stairs in the Medieval village of Chilham.

  • In the medieval village of Chilham, often used for film sets
  • Inglenook fireplace with basket of logs on arrival
  • Ideal for visiting Canterbury, historic river trips and ghost walks

About Orions Cottage

Gorgeous period holiday cottage in the heart of one of the most beautiful villages in Kent. Orions Cottage is Grade II listed and has a wealth of traditional features including oak beams and working fireplace in the sitting room - perfect for cosy weekend breaks in the winter. The village of Chilham is quite charming with old English pubs and even a privately owned castle. With the historic City of Canterbury just a short drive away the whole area is steeped in history with plenty for the holidaymakers to do. Orions Cottage is a truly special self catering holiday cottage.


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"A lovely stay at this little cottage, Chilham is a beautiful place to stay, we had a burning log fire every night so cosy. Will visit again in Spring or Summer next year."

November 2017

"Clean, accessible and homely."

March 2015 - S. Hercod

"What a quaint cottage - a real antidote to London life - we enjoyed country walks, beers and good food - will be sorry to leave!"

September 2014

"What a find! - booked this cottage as wanted to visit Canterbury, but never expected this! -what an amazingly beautiful village and cute cottage..would love to revisit and stay longer and just enjoy reading by the fire with candles..both pubs wonderful and villages very welcoming and friendly - thank you."

September 2014

"What a lovely spot -the village is quite unique and the cottage so quaint and well situated - we are really relaxed and had a lovely stay - thank you!"

September 2014

"Lovely place, cosy cottage - we spent a wonderful week at Orions cottage -loved Sissinghurst and Canterbury."

August 2014

"What a lovely cottage and village in which to spend out visit to Kent - delightful surroundings and excellent village pub. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area and places to visit. Our two Scottish Terriers have loved every minute . Owner and housekeeper very helpful."

August 2014

"What a dream - we enjoyed hosting our family and friends in this picturesque place - we got married in St Mary's and everything was perfect ! We hope to be back soon for a longer stay."

July 2014

"Wonderful, great cottage and amazing village to base ourselves - if we are ever back in this part of the UK , we will definitely be looking at staying again."

July 2014

"We had a lovely weekend. Beautiful cottage . Great food at the White Horse Pub, enjoyed it all very much."

June 2014

"We have had a wonderful wedding weekend here - married at St Marys church. Orions Cottage was such a wonderful place to stay during our time here. Cant wait to come back."

May 2014

"Such a lovely happy stay in this beautiful cottage . Two very happy and well rested people are heading back to London , thank you so much !"

March 2014

"A truly beautiful cottage in an ideal setting."

March 2014

"What a lovely village we have found and a pretty cosy cottage."

February 2014

"Two days was not enough for us in this beautiful lovely cottage . Cracking cottage - we will spread the word!"

February 2014

"What a lovely time we have in this wonderful cosy cottage especially having a real fire in the evenings. Chilham is an amazing village, one of the prettiest we have visited."

January 2014

"Amazing place to stay. Wonderful village, central location, good facilities."

July 2014 - R. Coates

"Lovely cottage in a very pretty village."

February 2014


February 2014

"Well what a fabulous little cottage ! - we have had a great time, and a very special Christmas here at Chilham - the scenery is simply gorgeous - thank you to the owners for the festive decorations which made us enjoy our Christmas away form home even more. We hope to visit again in the future - thank you."

December 2013

"Coming a long way, we suddenly found ourselves stepping back into a scene that seemed engrossed in the past. Once inside Orions Cottage, below a clear night that showed us the corresponding constellation, we found the heart and sweetness of the cottage that has been the home of many. Browsing through the titles of the library on the shelves, we found a beautiful and lovely collection of classic writing for the sensible pilgrim. Thank you for an unforgettable week."

November 2013

"A very relaxing few days in your beautiful cosy cottage - Good walking right outside the door !"

October 2013

"A lovely cottage in a terrific location - many thanks for a pleasant stay."

October 2013

"A lovely short break for our wedding - we used the cottage for the base for our ceremony - the gorgeous nooks and crannies of the cottage provided much inspiration for our photographer ,whilst the bride got ready."

September 2013

"Had a wonderful week in Orions Cottage - sad to leave, but do so with lovely memories."

August 2013

"We had a lovely relaxing stay at Orions Cottage and would certainly re visit."

August 2013

"We had a wonderful stay - the cottage is beautiful and very comfortable. Chilham is a fantastic village . All in all a fantastic week in Kent - we will defiantly be back."

August 2013

"We loved the house, Chilham and the surroundings - thank you for a lovely stay."

August 2013

"Thank you for everything and we hope we will shall not make it too long before we come over again."

August 2013

"Had a great 2 weeks pretending that we lived in the square! Doves cooing woke us gently in the morning, better than any alarm clock! Goodbye Chilham, you will always hold a place in our hearts."

July 2013

"An excellent cottage - everything works! Beds were good and the garden peaceful - first rate !"

July 2013

"Fabulous, calm and peaceful - 2 days that flew by in a frenzy of calm - we had a lovely time in a beautiful cottage - Thank you!"

June 2013

"Thank you so much for the splendid time - travel in your picturesque cottage - enjoyed cream tea next door and even with the rain showers, the surrounding landscape was an absolute pleasure to walk in and look at."

May 2013

"Comfy cottage and great location."

May 2013

"Nice cottage, great location - visited all 3 eating establishments in the village and all good and different."

May 2013

"We had a great holiday in your lovely cottage and beautiful Kent in springtime."

April 2013

"We had a lovely week in this very cosy cottage and didn't need to bring anything as everything we needed was on hand - lovely setting and thank you for a lovely stay."

14 April 2013

"What a fantastic cottage - we felt like we had stepped back in time - facilities very good and beds incredibly comfortable and we enjoyed every moment we spent here. The village is picturesque and locals very friendly. We would like to return and explore further."

12 April 2013

"We loved the cottage - it was nice warm, cosy and comfortable - we made a log fire every night which was very special for us - Chilham is a lovely village to spend a few days and we had a super holiday"

17 February 2013

"We had a really lovely relaxing time - yes cosy ..There are great walks right from the front door - thank you it was great.."

30 March 2013

"We had a good time - thanks for the cosy cottage"

January 2013

What makes this area
So special...

Chilham is a delightful medieval village with lots going on. There's a tea room, post office and gift shop not forgetting The White Horse with it's delicious menu and warm welcome. The train at nearby Ashford will take you to London in 37 minutes. Chapel Down Vineyard is well worth a visit if time allows.

Property details

Orions Cottage: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

Ground Floor

Sitting room: tudor beams, sofas, open fireplace (the owner will provide a basket of logs in the winter), TV and DVD player.

Kitchen: microwave, electric cooker, gas hob, extractor fan and fridge; dining table within the kitchen.

First Floor

Master bedroom, double oak bed

Double bedroom, double bed

Family bathroom, bath with hand-held shower, towels provided


Fully enclosed courtyard garden.

On street parking

What you need to know

This is a rustic cottage, so care will need to be taken on the stairs. 

Please be advised dogs must not be left unattended in the property at any time. 

Welcome logs are left for all guests between Oct and March.

Cot on request no Highchair

Central heating

No Wi-Fi available 

On street parking 

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