Bonnington Cottage

Goodnestone, Kent
  • 4
  • 2
  • Pet Friendly

Set within a hamlet of cottages dating from the medieval times, this quintessentially English cottage with pretty garden offers a relaxing and peaceful retreat.

  • Chocolate box cottage
  • Peaceful rural setting
  • Close to Canterbury and the coast

About Bonnington Cottage

"The cottage was a lovely space; ideal for couples or a small family. It was welcoming, comfortable, well-furnished and makes an ideal base for exploring Kent. We loved how quiet and peaceful it was at the cottage." - The Globe Trotter (July, 2018)

Bonnington Cottage started life as a 15th century granary and was converted to a farmhouse in the Victorian era. After much love and attention, it has been transformed into a beautiful holiday home with a chocolate box exterior and elegant country style interior.

Perfect for relaxing breaks all year, the pretty cottage garden can be enjoyed in the summer, and in colder months the warm and snug sitting room has a cosy wood burner.

The modern kitchen is well equipped for self catering. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one master bedroom with kingsize bed and one twin room, so ideal for small families or two couples.

Bonnington Cottage sits within the Goodnestone Park country estate owned by Lord and Lady Fitzwalter. Guests can visit the beautiful gardens once favoured by Jane Austen whose brother married into the Fitzwalter family. The gardens are open to the public from April to September each year.

Within walking distance is the pretty village of Goodnestone. The local pub The Fitzwalter Arms, offers good food, a warm welcome to dogs, and their owners!

The cottage is located on a quiet country lane and surrounded by lovely walks. Further afield is the historic City of Canterbury with its Cathedral, museums, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. And just a short drive away is the lovely East Kent coastline with the historic towns of Sandwich, Deal and Walmer all worth a visit.


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What makes this area
So special...

The heritage City of Canterbury is a short 20 minutes drive away, the nearest coastline is just 30 minutes away with a wealth of castles to visit, and sandy beaches.

Property details

Bonnington Cottage

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms
1 King bedroom and 1 twin bedroom
Parking for two cars in lane alongside cottage
Enclosed garden

Ground Floor

Sitting room with Smart TV and wood burner (no logs provided), sofa and chairs for 4 guests

Kitchen with dining table and chairs, induction hob and oven, dishwasher and larder fridge

Cloakroom with WC

First Floor

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), Kingsize bed, built in wardrobes, free standing mirror

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), two single beds, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers

Bathroom, with bath and overhead shower, basin and WC


Enclosed cottage garden with garden furniture

What you need to know

1 Dog welcome, please keep on a lead at all times outside of the garden. The cottage is surrounded by breeding pheasants, livestock and horses. 

There is parking for two cars alongside the house.

This property has a very steep staircase and stone floors and so is not suitable for children under 5 including babies.

Central Heating

No BBQ provided

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