Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Relax in this fresh and modern country cottage, in the heart of beautiful Kent.
Only 36 minutes from Ashford International Station to London St Pancras!
Newly renovated for 2012, the property provides stylish, comfortable and flexible accommodation in the best-kept village of Woodchurch. With generous living area, fenced garden, 3 /4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms , the cottage is equally suitable for families and groups, including a fully accessible downstairs bedroom and shower room.
Woodchurch is a quintessentially English village which brings together easy city access and beautiful rural scenery. The village has a cricket green, playground, successful farm shop and a choice of country pubs serving delicious meals all year round. You can walk from the door of the cottage to the village life museum, the windmill, and out across the countryside. Within a short drive are countless castles, steam trains, historic Rye and the beautiful beach at Camber Sands.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber Sands 25 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 100 km, Nearest railway: Ashford International 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
Large bright living room with oak floors and open plan kitchen accessed by a single-glazed door from the garden. Oak dining table and chairs with settings and seating for 8. Comfortable seating, large flatscreen TV with DVD player, family games, highchair and ipod docking station. Kitchen includes gas hob, electric oven, built-in fridge, microwave, etc...
Double doors to snug with comfortable seating, large flatscreen TV with DVD player, ipod station. This room can be set up as a comfortable 4th bedroom. There is a small single with pull-out twin that can be linked to form a king size double bed. We consider this room to be suitable for someone with impaired mobility.
Single door from snug to shower room with large accessible shower, WC, sink, shaver point, and utility area (large fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer). Additional door to hallway.
Single door from living room to hallway with front door and staircase to:
Bedroom 1 - with super king size double that can be separated into two standard twins.
Bedroom 2 - with double bed.
Bedroom 3 - with single bed and pull-out twin (both with good quality mattresses).
Shower room - with luxury shower, WC, sink.
Bathroom - with large double ended bath, shower, WC, vanity unit, shaver point.
Additional items for children:
Traditional cot (including sheets), highchair, plastic cutlery & crockery and stair-gates all available.
There are a selection of toys, games, DVDs and books for guests to use.
Please note beach towels are not included.
|Further details outdoors||
Beautiful enclosed paved / gravel garden with oak picnic bench and built-in BBQ.
Small shed available for two adult bicycles.
Parking for 1 car inside gates.
Further parking available on quiet residential street beyond.
Flexible short breaks available - just email your specific requirements!
Refundable breakages deposit of £200 required with final balance, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
25% of rental fee due with completed booking form to secure booking.
Strictly no smoking.
The South East England region
Castles, cathedrals, countryside and coast - is there anything that Kent doesn’t have? Well, no actually. From Dover’s white cliffs to the cathedrals of Rochester and Canterbury, there’s so much to see and do in the Garden of England. You can shop on cobbled streets, explore maritime history along coastal paths, tuck into fresher than fresh fish and admire brightly-coloured orchards, beautiful countryside and mighty castles. What are you waiting for?
History and Heritage
With castles and historic houses everywhere, it’s hard to know where to start when exploring Kent’s heritage. Make a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral before visiting England’s second-oldest cathedral at Rochester which is also home to a well-preserved Norman castle. And on the subject of castles, King Henry II’s Dover Castle is a must-see.
Arts and Culture
The Turner Contemporary in Margate celebrates the much-loved painter’s association with the town by showcasing an impressive collection of historical and contemporary art. Folkestone’s Creative Quarter is a hive of arty activity with galleries galore and budding painters busy in studios. And why not take a boat along the river from Maidstone to the Museum of Kent Life, a fantastic open-air historical experience.
Must See Attractions
If you like castles and cathedrals then you’re in luck. Kent is blessed with the best in military might at Hever, Dover, Rochester and Leeds, whereas the cathedrals at Rochester and Canterbury are simply awe-inspiring. And for something a little different, Dungeness has the fascinating and slightly odd combination of nuclear power stations, fishermen’s huts, and the largest expanse of shingle in Europe.
18 Cherry Orchard is situated in the heart of the picturesque Kent village of Woodchurch. The property is located across the road from the 13th century Kentish Ragstone Church (restored in 1840s); a short walk from The Village Life Museum; and within sight (and 10minutes walk) of the windmill that overlooks the village. The windmill was once one of a pair, known as the Twins, and is open to the public on summer Sunday afternoons. By the path to the windmill, and a stone’s throw from the house, is a choice of two pubs, both with good food, gardens, and welcoming atmospheres.
The village cricket green is well used and includes a fantastic children’s playground and fitness area. Next to the church is a very successful Farm Shop stocking delicious local produce. The village also boasts a Post Office, a Local Shop and The Rare Breeds Centre – a great day out for families with young children.
Woodchurch is well placed to explore the surrounding countryside with castles, historic houses, vineyards and steam railways. There is a selection of golf courses and game fisheries; horse-riding opportunities, cycle trails and walks; and scenic drives to the historic local towns of Tenterden, Rye and Canterbury. The International Eurostar station at Ashford makes day trips to London, The Olympics and France all possible! But don’t forget to stop off at the Designer Outlet Centre enroute.
The nearest town is Tenterden, with a heritage trail that includes the huge array of ancient buildings and historic churches. The High Street is packed with independent and unique shops and restaurants. There is a leisure complex with swimming pool (and slides) and large children’s playground. And for a real historic adventure take the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway through the Rother Valley to explore Bodiam Castle and return by Canal Boat. The beach at Camber Sands is a favourite for families and is a short drive away across the fascinating Romney Marshes, steeped in modern and ancient history.