Nightingale Cottage

Petham, Kent
  • 3 + 2
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

Impressive double french doors allow you to take in the views from this newly converted barn. Ideal place to stay if you want enjoy everything the great Kentish outdoors has to offer.

  • Luxury retreat
  • A short drive to the vibrant City of Canterbury
  • Plenty of rural walks on your doorstep

About Nightingale Cottage

Rural Kent holiday cottage near Canterbury in a beautiful countryside setting. This spacious cottage has been furnished to a very high standard with fabulous views of the rolling countryside. The cottage is full of character and boasts double French doors from the lounge inviting you to take in the fantastic views, perfect for summer holidays or short breaks. With miles of country walks on your doorstep and Canterbury only 3 miles away you are ideally situated for a break in Kent. Also ideal for families holidaying together as it has a larger converted barn next door, Bacchus Barn, that can accommodate a further 6 people, please ask for more details. Enjoy cross-country bike riding for those of a sporty inclination or take a picnic to the surrounding, or badger watch in one of the surrounding butterfly glades.

10% discount on stays up to the 22nd April


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"I would just like to say thank you so much for allowing us to stay in nightingale cottage this past week. It was idyllic! I am very sad to leave. Thanks also for the thoughtful welcome pack. The green tea and walnuts were very relevant for us and much appreciated. Best wishes . Annett"

Annett - August 2016

"New Property - Reviews Coming Soon!"

Mulberry Cottages

"Lovely location, relaxing cottage."

March 2015 - L. De Longh

"Would just like to say thank you for everything this weekend. We had a wonderful time staying at your cottage and will sure to be back sometime..."

January 2015 - Dominic

"Just want to send a huge thank you for a wonderful stay. We hope to be back very soon!"

Linedon Family

"Everything was fine! We had a great time here. Thanks!"


"Everything was fine! We had a great time here! Thanks"

August 2013

"We had a really lovely and relaxing time. Thanks for everything, we didn't want to come back to London! Hope to visit again."

April 2013

"Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage, we will hopefully be back in the Spring!"

Katherine and John

"We had a most enjoyable holiday and are very impressed with your cottage. We admire the high standard of decor and furnishings. The cottage is in a lovely tranquil location and an ideal base to visit Kent's many varied attractions."

Lloyd,Lola,Lewis and Tom.

"Property was very stylish but also comfortable. Nice touches included welcome tray of wine, biscuits, snacks. Gorgeous views and enjoyed taking walks in the owners surrounding fields."

Ms Carter- May 2012

"Our stay was fantastic. The cottage was lovely and the owner was extremely accommodating. The location was beautiful and very close to Canterbury. We couldn't have had a better time, and only wished we would have stayed longer!"

Miss H.L., Sept 2011

"We had a lovely three night break in this newly converted barn. Very spacious with a homely feel. Lots of places around to visit and Cantebury just three miles away. Would recommend and we hope to come back some time."

The Rayner Family, Aug 2011

"Wonderful cottage and location! The views & walks from the cottage were just beautiful & it's such a tranquil place, but with easy access to Canterbury. The owners were friendly & so helpful. Thank you Richard & Annie.We returned home relaxed & refreshed, & would love to stay here again ."

Norma & Ray Bass

"We had a great time. The cottage was great and we had everything we needed. The owners (also German speaking) were very friendly and made us feel at home. Although the owners are living on the same property privacy was granted. If you're lucky you'll have fresh eggs for breakfast."

Fam. Van Dartel - Netherlands, August 2011

"We enjoyed our stay at Nightingale Cottage so much, thank you! The rural location was perfect and the cottage provided us with everything we needed; most importantly comfort!"

Mr F.R.L., July 2011

"Both your brochure & website are excellent & made it very easy to look for late availability. Website is quick to use & provides really good info & photographs. High standard just like the property we rented."

Mrs N.B., July 2011

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nightingale Cottage. Petham was the perfect setting for our holiday and we really enjoyed the peace and quiet. It was just what we needed. We also had a fabulous day out in Canterbury (which was incredibly lively in comparison)! We look forward to returning one day soon."

Mrs T.C., June 2011

What makes this area
So special...

Looking for a local tipple, just a 20 minute walk away is the gastro pub called the Granville. Feeling really energetic? Canterbury is just 3 miles away!

Property details

Nightingale Cottage: sleeps 3 + 2, in 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 open plan reception room and diner / kitchen

One of three barns

Ground Floor

Open plan living area, dining space, large table seats 8, sofa seating, arm chair and sofa bed to seat 5 (sleeps 1), TV table, flat screen TV, DVD.

Kitchen area, microwave oven, halogen hob, microwave and fridge with separate freezer.

Family bathroom, bath, overhead shower

Separate communal utility area is equipped with washing machine, iron and ironing board

Master bedroom (sleeps 2), king size bed

Single room (sleeps 1 + 1 - 1 adult and 1 child only), single bed, plus a mattress for a child to the floor.


Terrace seating for 6 with views, parasol, BBQ ( no coal provided) and sunbeds.

A large gravelled area providing secure parking for three cars.

What you need to know

Booster seat available

Welcome basket provided

Coal BBQ provided (No Coal)

Central heating throughout


Cot and Highchair available 

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