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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Park House is a fantastically modern and unique holiday home. Fabulous position being completely private and set in nearly 2 acres of garden. 5 mins walk from lovely village pub, 1 minute walk to beautiful village church, 10 mins drive to historic city of Canterbury and 20 mins to the beaches in Whitstable and Thanet and great walks from the doorstep. Park House is ideal for family/friend gatherings or for celebrations such as Christenings.
Together with the decked area this make a super outside entertaining area complete with bar! Accessed from the drawing room is a veranda with plenty of space for tables and chairs for outdoor entertaining. Immediately to the rear of the house is a further area of decking accessed from the kitchen and dining room. The garden itself is predominantly lawn bordered on all sides with a lovely mature walnut tree to one corner of the garden along with sycamore, conifers and Holly to name a few.
Although secluded on the edge of the village excessive outside noise will disturb neighbours.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dover 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick 114 km, Nearest railway: Bekesbourne 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Kent region
To the north there is the picturesque town of Whitstable (17miles), known worldwide for its oysters.
The sandy beaches of the Thanet Coast are approximately 18 miles away. Within half an hours drive you can find the beaches of Herne Bay, Broadstairs, Margate with the new Turner Contemporary exhibition, Folkestone and Hythe among others.
The property is just five miles East of the city of Canterbury. There is a large outlet shopping centre at Ashford (20 miles). The castles of Kent are all within easy visiting distance at Leeds, Dover and Rochester. Howletts Wild Life Park is just 3 miles away.
This is an ideal base to visit the many attractions in Kent including Canterbury with its many tourist attractions such as the historic and beautiful cathedral. Canterbury has a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs.
These sleepy villages are also situated on the North Downs Way
"The North Downs Way National Trail offers walkers 153 miles (246 Km) of spectacular scenery, picturesque villages and glorious rolling countryside, passing through the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You don't have to walk the Trail in one go to enjoy the best it has to offer. There are a number of circular walks based on the Trail for everyone to enjoy".
The national wildlife and nature reserve of the lower Stour valley and wetlands provides excellent walking and birdwatching, and Wingham Wildlife Park is close. There are several cycle routes and we are situated directly on National Cycle Route 1 (which connects Dover with the Shetland Islands!). Canterbury has extensive sports facilities, a golf course and Leisure Centre while Sandwich has the world-famous St George's Golf Club, regular host to the Open. Howletts Zoo and Wildlife Park is 5 miles away at Bekesbourne. The National Fruit Collection is at Brogdale, near Faversham. Nearby Goodnestone Park, with its connection to Jane Austen, has well-known ornamental gardens. Sissinghurst and Great Dixter gardens; Dover, Walmer, Hever and Leeds castles are all within reach.
Park House is situated in the historic and pretty village of Barham in the Elham Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Barham has a village shop and popular, atmospheric village pub serving great food. Canterbury (6 miles) offers a wide range of specialist shopping, leisure facilities as well as numerous tourist attractions. Park House dates back to the mid-20th Century, the house has been extended and remodelled over recent years creating a fantastically modern and unique holiday home.
Canterbury's skyline is dominated by the stunning Cathedral, the oldest in England. But the cathedral is only part of the story; the ancient ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church form Canterbury's UNESCO World Heritage Site while other ancient ruins such as the Castle are reminders of the city's history, heritage and culture.
Although Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition it is also a modern and vibrant city. Luxury hotels, fine restaurants serving food from across the globe, pulsating nightclubs and welcoming pubs combine to give a complete experience. For those who have a yearning for retail, Canterbury's array of shop windows beckon with a kaleidoscope of colours, inviting you to sample what's on offer. Many of the high street names are here as well as a delightful range of independent retailers. The King's Mile has an atmosphere all of its own while the city's St Dunstan's, West Gate Towers and Northgate areas have a range of specialist and individual outlets.
Travelling on foot is always a good way to explore the city. Walking trails or guided walks will help you make the most of your time here and to enjoy the winding lanes and streets, all with their own unique identity. Alternatively you may wish to relax and absorb the wonder of the city with a boat trip along the River Stour. You will be able to appreciate Canterbury's finest and historical architecture set against outstanding, scenic views. The crystal clear waters offer a home to ducks, swans, fish and other wildlife while the river banks have an array of bending willow trees and wild flowers.
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5 Jan 2015
This place is fantastic. I can't recommend it highly enough. Loads of space, beautifully decorated and set in a lovely, peaceful village with a lovely little pub just a few minutes walk away. Won… More
28 Oct 2014
This house is a true gem! Situated just outside of Canterbury in the most gorgeous village is this lovely home. I couldn't recommend it enough, we were blown away with all the really thoughtful, … More
We are really very pleased hat you loved your weekend at Park House. You were a lovely group and it was a pleasure to have hosted such a successful hen weekend. Good luck with the wedding!
28 Aug 2014
"Can't think of a better way to spend the Bank Holiday Weekend"
Some friends and I spent the August Bank Holiday at Park House and we are already planning our next visit. We were met on arrival by Jill and her son who were very friendly and helpful and gave us a v… More
Thank you so much-you were fantastic guests! See you soon.
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