"It's kind of jaw-dropping. Six bedrooms, three receptions, four washrooms and a tots' lounge in the new wing (toys and games on tap) that's the size of a small church hall. Everything's on a grand scale - in fact, the walk-in shower could host the entire party. All rooms are flooded with dappled light and boast elegant cornices, shiny chandeliers, marble fireplaces, fabulously creaky shutters and super-comfy everything else". - Gurgle Magazine (November, 2017)
Escape from it all to this magical 300 year old family home, in Ospringe, Faversham. Whether enjoying the grounds in the summer sunshine or sitting in front of a roaring log fire, character features abound in this home, located just eleven miles from Canterbury. Historic architecture and expansive living spaces, including an emperor sized master bedroom, all set within the pristine gardens, ensure a welcoming self-catering break for friends and family anytime of the year.
Choose from six individually designed bedrooms, each with unique charm and character, all across the first floor. The wing houses two double rooms and a large family bathroom, and the main part of the house, with its southern exposures, offers three more rooms and a shower room. Those wanting a bit of space will enjoy the ground floor self-contained bedroom / den and bathroom hidden away from the main part of the house and even has its own front door!
This fairy tale home provides endless space for a gathering, with more than three receptions rooms, including the striking dining room that flows effortlessly into the beautifully designed kitchen. Perfect for that special dining occasion.
"Van 21 t/m 28 april 2018 hebben wij een geweldige vakantie gehad in dit prachtige huis. Ons gezelschap bestond uit 8 volwassenen en 6 kinderen. Het huis is erg praktisch en in alles wat je nodig hebt is ruim voorzien."April 2018
"We had a fabulous birthday weekend in this beautiful house! Thank you for all your help in organising it - take away tips etc. Our two year old niece loved the toys and the slide!"June 2017, Sean Richardson and Family
"What a fabulous weekend in a stunning house. I've spent the entire time twirling around like a princess, wonderful!"June 2017, Scarlett Bishop for Gurgle magazine
"Thank you! We had an amazing weekend.The house is beautiful; special birthday made more so by the house!"June 2017, Hawkins Family
"What an amazing house! We loved it and will be back, thank you!"June 2017, The Clang Get-Together
"A house that has a perfect balance of communal space yet room for all. We had a lovely weekend, especially in the garden. Thank you for the hospitality and the hamper, we'd definitely recommend"May 2017, The Higher, Marshall, Smith and Ellis Families
"What an amazing house. We've had a fabulous weekend and lots of fun. Thanks for the welcome hamper too, what a lovely touch"May 2017, Phillipa Hall and Zoe Sharp
"I had the most amazing hen do here in this beautiful house. Love the gorgeous sense of space, the pretty light and magical walled garden. Love and thanks xx"April 2017, Rosie Burkett
"We had a blast! Great house and surrounding for us and our five small kids. Luxury hamper, thank you so much!"April 2017, Van de Bugaard and Klapperburg Families
"A super house for a three generation Easter celebration. Great Garden for Easter Egg hunts and hours of play for the younger ones. Thanks for the hamper and bacon and eggs for breakfast"April 2017, Storey Family
"Beautiful house, thank you for accommodating us, we don't want to leave! You're the only people to have a shower that can fit 13 people in it!"March 2017, Nicky's Hen Party
"Thank you so much for a fab stay!The house is gorgeous and we had a lovely time! Thank you for the hamper!!"Febraury 2017, Rachel's Hen Party.
"Amazing stay with wonderful friends in this beautiful house! We hope to visit again someday, thank you!"December 2016 - Nina & Chris G
"Thank you for a wonderful weekend in your lovely house. Everything was perfect and the hamper was a nice touch, thank you again."November 2016 - Christina and Friends
"We all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the hamper (thank you!) The house was lovely and warm when we arrived which was welcome. The children enjoyed all the toys and space to play in."November 2016 - Nanny Sue, Grandad Derek & Families
"Thank you for our amazing weekend in your wonderful house; it rang out with much laughter and friendship. A 70th birthday to be remembered!"November 2016 - Walton Family and Friends.
"A charming country home with many dreams to be had. We enjoyed our stay and hope to be back!"October 2016 - Kirsty, Angus, Ali, Rodger and Families.
"Such a beautiful house! We had an amazing time. Thank you for the hamper!! We will definitely be back!"October 2016 - Charlotte's Hen
"Thank you for the hamper. Beautiful house, fantastic fun. We have had such a wonderful weekend, the house is stunning! We would love to come back for more, Thank you"October 2016 - Rhi and Angie's 40th Birthday
"We had a lovely weekend, thank you for the eggs and bacon!"September 2016 - Marianne, Alex and Family.
"We had the most amazing weekend, thank you! This house is magical. thank you for sharing it with us for the weekend."July 2016 - Aaron Oak and Friends
"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your beautiful house. Sad to leave!! ... And would have liked to stay long enough to read all the books!"July 2016 - Kollasch and Saville Families
"We had such a fun filled time in your beautiful house, thank you."June 2016 - Jen's Hens
"Thank you for having us! Beautiful house and gardens, we had a ball!"12th June - Livi's Chicken Party
"What a fantastic house to celebrate a wonderful weekend with all my dear friends and parents."3rd - 5th June 2016 - Caroline Aston and Friends
"We stayed in the Oaks over the weekend of 2/3rd July for my sister in laws wedding. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing box of treats you left for the little ones, they bubbles were a huge success, and Innocent fruit smoothie tubes are now a firm favorite. I have to admit, we are the kinder eggs... The first birthday cake was such a thoughtful touch also. Thank you again, we had the most wonderful week. Best Wishes, Katie"Katie - 29th June to 6th July 2016
"Wonderful, spectacular, amazing!"May 2016 - The Rovers
"We had a wonderful time, the toddlers loved it, brilliant place to stay."April 2016 - Crouch End Baby Group
"The most perfect house for my special celebrations."April 2016 - Daisy's party
"Lovely house and garden. had lots of fun here, Thank you"April 2016 - Dharmesh's party
"A brilliant place to stay with friends and children/babies. We loved it!"March 2016 - Falmouth Art College
"Amazing house and garden, we've loved our stay here!"March 2016 - Butler party
"Wonderful, Spectacular, Amazing!"May 2016 - Scatty Rovers
"We had a wonderful time, the toddlers loved it, brilliant place to stay."April 2016 - Crouch End Baby Group
"The most perfect house for my special celebrations."April 2016 - Daisy's Hen Party
"Lovely house and garden. Had lots of fun here, thank you!"April 2016 - Dharmesh's 1st Birthday Get Away Party
"A Brilliant place to stay with friends and children/babies. We loved it!"March 2016 - Falmouth Art Cottage Friends
"Amazing house and garden, we've loved our stay here!"March 2016 - Thomas Butler & Group
"Wow! A Stunning house perfect for our girls weekend. Thank you for the hamper and supplies. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay, thank you."March 2016 - Jessica and group of 13 others
"A Lovely house, we had a fantastic time"February 2016 - Taylors
"Great house, really relaxing weekend with the family, thank you"February 2016- Jones Family
"Lovely weekend, special celebrations - thank you"February 2016 - The Wilson Family
"Lovely house for a birthday celebration - thank you!"January 2016 - Edwards Family
"How stunning is your home?! Thanks for making this a holiday rather than just a family visit"Bender-Burns family
"Great house, amazing Christmas, great family gathering. Thank you, a great home."December 2015 - William Wheeler
"Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home! We loved it - I think you will be seeing us again! Love the 12 of us"December 2015 - Finella's Christmas Weekend
"AMAZING - the house is absolutely stunning. Everyone had a lovely time. Great place with lovely company. I did not want to leave and I cannot wait to tell everyone back home about the whole weekend and show them lots of photos of the wonderful house."November 2015 - Gemma's Hen Weekend
"Fabulous house for a reunion and party weekend! Excellent time and wonderful surroundings!"November 2015 - Liz's Hen Weekend
"WOW - what a house! Stunning! Fantastic weekend with fantastic friends. House and Garden = PERFECT."November 2015 - Burgess, Callaghan, Stansfield & The Goulding Families
"Had the most amazing time at this beautiful house. The sun shone and we loved it all!"June 2015 - Alex Bright
"Amaze!!!!"June 2015 - Faye Hodges
"The house is beautiful. The gardens are even more so. We've had a lovely weekend, thank you."June 2015 - Rebecca Stew
"Lovely house, amazing setting! Had an excellent weekend, thank you!"June 2015 - Stacey Carter
"The cottage was brilliant, great size and fab gardens."April 2015 - Ms R. Boulter
Situated in the quiet village of Ospringe near Faversham, beautifully positioned within easy access to both North and East Kent. The historic market town of Faversham is a short drive away or a reasonable walk. The Cathedral City of Canterbury is an easy drive, as is Whitstable famous for its oysters, working fishing harbour and lively arts and music scene.
The Oaks: sleeps (12 + 2) in 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3/4 reception rooms, open fire, ample parking, extensive grounds.
Entry into the grand hall.
Hall / TV large reception room, sofa seating for 8 to 10 guests. Large screen TV, selection of children's toys, board games.
Boot room / Cloakroom, - access through to independent Den.
Bedroom 1 is the Den - (sleeps 2) with two sofas, one is the double sofa bed topped with a feather-bed mattress topper. TV
Shower room - located just between the Den and Boot room.
Bespoke kitchen, beautifully fitted with range cooker, rustic island, large American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all the essentials for your stay. The washing machine is located upstairs. Double doors open to the dining room.
Dining room, a large grand entertainment space with a full length antique mahogany table and spare table that will accommodate all 14 guests, decorative fireplace.
Drawing room, grand double aspect windows, an open fire, seating for 10/12. Board games and a SONOS speaker system.Half way up the grand staircase to the Wing.
Double bedroom (sleeps 2) fitted cupboards.
Family room (sleeps 2 +1) double bed + camp bed (better suited to children)
Family bathroom, freestanding tub and separate shower.
Emperor Master double Bedroom, (sleeps 2) Super King-size double bed, ensuite bathroom with claw footed tub, shower handheld.
Shower room, walk in shower.
Twin room (sleeps 2+1) two single beds, plus a pull out bed.
Double / Twin room (sleeps 2) King size double bed, can be made up as a twin on request and topped with a feather-bed mattress topper.
Extended private gardens
Tables and chair seating for guests.A super gas fired Weber BBQ
Central heating throughout
If you are planning on using fireworks, PLEASE request permission before your arrival - adjacent to the property are horses/animals which need to be sheltered in the event of fireworks taking place.
A welcome basket of essentials upon arrival.
Note: There is an occupied guest apartment with shared access to the driveway, garden is exclusive private use to The Oaks guests only. Please also note there is no microwave.