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The Granary

Barn | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The detached Granary has recently been sympathetically renovated and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Granary lies in the grounds of a medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with a chalk stream and former watercress beds. It has its own private garden. The Granary offers quiet country style living and is under 15 minutes drive from Canterbury and 20 minutes from the nearest beach.

On the first floor is a twin bedroom with a guest bed, a single bedroom and a bathroom. On the ground floor is a double bedroom,a fully tiled shower room and an open plan living room which offers a leather sofa seating area and pine wood dining area with a well equipped and integrated kitchen. The predominant flooring material is limestone with some exposed oak to the walls.

Additional accommodation is available in the Old Alms House ( Home No: 1687951 ) adjacent within the grounds so that larger groups of up to 16 can stay if both properties were booked together.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandwich Bay ( 20 minutes) 14.8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kent International Airport, Manston 17.2 km, Nearest railway: Bekesbourne, near Canterbury ( 8 minutes) 6 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 DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The recent works to the property included a high standard of thermal insulation throughout and the storage heaters are more than adequate to heat the property in the winter. There is plenty of hot water for taking a bath or shower. There is a good standard to both the bathroom and a generous walk in shower downstairs. Linen and towels are provided. All bedrooms have 3 drawer pine wardrobes, 3 doors type to double bedroom and 2 door type to the twin and single bedrooms. French windows to the siting area open onto a sunny patio in the garden.

The ground floor only could be used for anybody with restricted mobility who has difficulty with stairs, as all the facilities are conveniently available on this floor.

Further details outdoors

The mainly sunny garden is largely laid to lawn has a paved patio which also enjoys the sun. It has a log seat in the garden as well as a designer table with 5 chairs and a large parasol.

External clothes drying.

It has parking for two cars and is enclosed.

Further details

No winter heating charge.

Arrival time after 3pm on start day and departure time before 10am on day of leaving.

Cot and high chair are available.

Short breaks are available outside the high season.

It is regretted that no pets or smokers are allowed at the property.

Guests cancelling up to four weeks before start of the holiday will receive a refund of 50% of the payment.

In the event of cancellation whenever possible an alternative date will be offered at a discount as a gesture of goodwill.

The South East England region

Known as the Garden of England Kent has attractive rolling countryside and many historic towns and villages.There are extensive shopping centres including Bluewater ( 45 mins by car) which with Westfield at Stratford ( 45 access by train ) are Europes 2 largest indoor shopping malls.

The continent is readily accessable and can be reached by day trips to Bologne and Calais.


The cottage is close to the fine medieval city of Canterbury with its Cathedral being the centre of the Anglican Church. Canterbury is a historic, cultural and educational centre with three theatres ( one open air) and two Universities. There are river trips in punts through the centre of Canterbury. With its wealth of historic buildings and traditional narrow streets the city has a new pedestrianised shopping centre and many restaurants and eateries to cater for all tastes..

The Marlowe is a brand new theatre opened in Oct. 2011 and offers the best in touring theatre productions and you can enjoy west end musicals, drama with opera and ballet, classical music, stand up comedy, music gigs,childrens shows and pantomines. The annual Canterbury Festival runs for two weeks from mid to late October and it attracts top performers and events.

The Beaney Institute, in the main street, re-opened in Sept. 2012 and offers state of the art exhibition galleries and a brand new library and a varied programme of events and activities for all ages.

The Howletts Wild Animal Park nearby at Littlebourne (5 minutes away) and its sister Park at Port Lympne (35 minutes) are well worth visiting. The latter has a Safari Ride experience through the Park.

Both Parks have an outstanding record in preserving endangered species and are well known in Europe for their captive breeding success. The parks have sucessfully returned black rhinos and western lowland gorillas to the wild. Howletts has UK's largest African elephant herd. On the recreational side for adults and children there is the Treetops Challenge and for young children there is the animal adventure challenge.

Very closeby Wingham Wildlife Park offers an interesting day out for younger children along with Wildwood housing mainly native British animals at Herne (20 minutes away.)

There are many seaside towns within easy distance, each with different characters. Whitstable is renowned for its oysters and its historic buildings whilst Margate's regeneration is centred around the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery located at the very spot from which Turner used to paint. Sandwich, Faversham and Dover offer contrasting histories with fascinating old streets and historic buildings not least the very impressive Dover Castle and the World War II tunnels. There are other local castles at Deal, Walmer, Richborough, Chilham and further afield Leeds Castle near Maidstone offers a good day out for families with its extensive grounds and attractions.

For those interested in the natural environment Stodmarsh Nature Reserve is closeby with the WhiteCliffs Countryside and Langdon Cliffs near Dover and the extensive Romney Marsh providing contrasting and evocative landscapes to explore.

There are boat trips from Dover and Ramsgate out to the Goodwin Sands, including seal watching, or around the harbour area; steam railways to explore from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway (The World's smallest public railway) to the Rolvenden and Bodiam lines; there are numerous golf courses, horse riding facilities and sports centres in the area though the nearest Ice Skating rink is at Gillingham.

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Review 1-9 of 9

3 Aug 2014


"Very clean and pretty holiday let!"

We loved this holiday let because it was very clean compared to other cottages we have rented. For the first time, we didn't have to clean anything in the kitchen upon arrival. Everything was in … More

1 Jun 2014


"A little slice of Kent at its best"

We stayed for 3 nights. 2 guests in total. The welcome and support from the owner was excellent as was communication leading up to the stay - trustworthy/reliable/friendly. The Granary is very well ki… More

12 May 2014


"Perfect holiday place in perfect location"

We felt so lucky to find this lovely house for a weekend break in kent with our young children,. Spotlessly clean, modern, welll equipped. In a countryside location, 10-15mins from kent. We had such a… More

22 Dec 2013


"Une semaine de relaxation en famille"

Ce fut une réelle bonne surprise que ce joli cottage, propre, bien aménagé et confortable. Nos enfants de pas tout à fait 4 et 6 ans ont adoré. La campagne alentour est très agréable, et si l&… More

2 Nov 2013


"Clean, modern barn conversion in idyllic surroundings"

We would thoroughly recommend this barn conversion. It combines character and an idyllic location with all mod cons - including wifi which is something of a necessity for my tech-mad family (though personally I enjoyed the walks through country lanes to local coffee shops!) It was warm, comfortable and extremely well-equipped with a large garden and outdoor eating area which would be lovely at a warmer time of year. The owner was very accommodating and charming (even when a flight delay meant we were arriving late at night). It's a great central base for exploring Kent - within 10 minutes drive of Canterbury and pretty near all the coastal towns (like Whitstable, Margate and Dover too). Lots of nearby attractions and, if you wanted, it would be very easy to get to France either by ferry or train.

23 Sep 2013


"A great place for a quiet relaxing stay."

We used The Granary while visiting family. Although there were only 2 of us there was plenty of space for 6 people. Everything was new and lovely to have matching china, cutlery etc. Everything had b… More

5 Jun 2013


"A very good place to rent!"

We had a lovely stay here. It was clean, easy to live in. Very well equipped for self catering. Peaceful. Would stay there again.… More

12 May 2013


"Lovely property in immaculate condition. Very kiddie friendly. Great for families."

We spent a great week at The Granary in April. It's a lovely house in immaculate condition as recently renovated. We have 3 young children and found it very child friendly and easy to use. It has… More

15 Apr 2013


"Excellent facilities for a relaxing family break with lots to do nearby"

Just spent a very relaxing week at the Granary which is a lovely clean holiday cottage with excellent facilities in the quiet village of Wingham. Lots to do in Canterbury with the cathedral and museums and the lovely Marlowe theatre. Also near coast - Whitstable, Ramsgate, Margate, Herne Bay and Dover with its splendid castle. Animal park on the doorstep and another only half an hour away, both well worth a visit. Owner local and very helpful would certainly recommend him and his property to all. Good food locally too try the Evenhill in Littlebourne for some tasty meals.
Thank you very much.

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