About the home
Capel House and Primrose Cottage are only 40 yards apart. Between the 2 properties there are 11 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 kitchens. Capel House is capable of seating 20 people, while Primrose Cottage has capacity for 7 people at table.
- Striking original features combine with eclectic contemporary design for ultimate comfort and relaxation for all the family to enjoy
- An exceptionally beautiful location, with stunning views of the North Downs – sheep and horses grazing the surrounding pasture and pheasants strutting through the House's formal gardens, free of all hectic traffic noise
- Within easy reach from London by car or High Speed rail link
- Perfect central location for exploring the whole of Kent – just 10 minutes from the cathedral city of Canterbury
- Meandering woodland footpaths through the Farm's ancient woodland afford soothing afternoon strolls to the nearby pre-Doomsday Compasses Inn
- Resplendent dining room and al fresco terrace are perfect for entertainment.
- Capel House can also be booked in conjunction with nearby Primrose Cottage (together providing luxury accommodation for a party of up to 19 guests).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 19, 11 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Whitstable, 15km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 4km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||11 Bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms, 3 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (11), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 21, Lounge seating for 21|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
With its formal gardens, secret paths and al fresco dining terrace, Capel Farm is perfect for entertaining. Relax up on the hill with a good book, or indulge in a glass of Pimm's in the gazebo.
-Style: Original period features marry with contemporary chic design. The expansive sunlit rooms with views of the formal gardens and pasture provide a fresh and airy atmosphere, while the impressive inglenook fireplaces and prodigious 5-oven Aga lend the House its air of traditional comfort. And with its sweeping Chalon kitchen and dining table (capable of seating up to 20), Capel House is perfect for large-scale entertainment.
-Bedrooms and bathrooms: Gaze down at the rose garden from the crisp sheets of the Old Master Bedroom's king-size antique four-poster bed, or lie back in the adjoining en-suite's traditional freestanding bath enjoying the night sky and a glass of sparkling wine at the end of a long day.
Just opposite the family bathroom, with its soothing whirlpool bath, is the Library Bedroom, with a full king-size and lovely views over the terraced garden. With its French-style king-size bed, regal en suite and Eastern aspect, The White Room is a real highlight upstairs, allowing for a gentle, sun-kissed start to the day. Along from the White Room are two similarly attractive twin rooms, boasting original beams, an ornamental fireplace and even a priest hole. Additionally, on the top floor there is a single as well as a further en-suit single – a real 'room with a view' overlooking the whole Capel estate.
-For relaxation: Balmy afternoons are best spent in the gazebo with a good book and a glass of something cold. And as the evening draws in, the cinema room's 50-inch high definition television with full surround sound makes for a great movie watching experience. Enjoy a game of fußball on the vintage 1950s Bonzini table, or escape the hubbub of the main house and curl up by the fire for a quick catnap.
-Practicalities: 2 dishwashers, electric 5-oven Aga, full utility room facilities.
Arrival time from 4.00pm onwards.
Departure time at 10.00am.
Please note a refundable damages deposit of £650 is required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your departure. All-male groups by prior arrangement.
The South East England / Kent region
Kent is known the 'Garden of England' for the quality of its homegrown produce. Voted one of travel guide Frommers' Top 12 places to visit in the world in 2011, thanks to our miles of unspoiled coastline and off the beaten track destinations, Kent makes for the perfect rural retreat.
Explore the historic cathedral city of Canterbury, with its theaters, art galleries and great restaurants. Whitstable offers a great day out for families. Under 30 minutes drive from Petham by car, Whitstable boasts beautiful beaches, vintage shopping and the famous Wheelers Oyster Bar, where you can feast on local seafood, fresh off the boats. Chartwell, Winston Churchill's home, and Leeds Castle are also within easy reach, as is Margate, with its impressive Turner Contemporary art gallery. Golfing enthusiasts will love Kent's award winning courses at Sandwich and North Foreland.
The local station, Chartham, is on the High Speed Rail Link to London. With a direct link to Stratford International, we are perfectly positioned to visit the London 2012 Olympics. Kent also has great transport links to mainland Europe, making it a perfect starting point for a visit to England or abroad.
The Canterbury / Petham area
The area has much to offer with thriving local villages and historic pubs. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are some wonderful footpaths to explore, while for riding enthusiasts there are 3 nearby equestrian centres and lots of unspoiled bridleways.
Further afield is the historic city of Canterbury, with its quirky vintage shops, art galleries and diverse mix of restaurants and cafes. At the end of a busy day, enjoy ethereal evensong echoing through the ancient cathedral, performed every weekday at 5.30pm, see www.canterbury-cathedral.org/events/services for details. Or go for a punt along the River Stour, past the city's mediaeval walls and gatehouses - find out more at www.canterburypunting.co.uk.
Find out more about what Canterbury has to offer at www.canterbury.co.uk
How to get there
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Activities near Canterbury
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 21|
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|January - March 2013||4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 2950||£ 700||£ 700||3 Nights|
|Easter Holiday 2013||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 3750||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May 2013||12 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 3250||£ 780||£ 780||3 Nights|
|May Half Term 2013||24 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 3750||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2013||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 3250||£ 780||£ 780||3 Nights|
|July - August 2013||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 4350||-||-||1 Week|
|September 2013||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 3250||£ 780||£ 780||3 Nights|
|October - December 2013||1 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||£ 2950||£ 700||£ 700||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2013 / New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 4350||-||-||1 Week|
|January - March 2014||4 Jan 14||29 Mar 14||£ 2950||£ 700||£ 700||3 Nights|
|Easter Holiday 2014||29 Mar 14||13 Apr 14||£ 3750||-||-||1 Week|
|April - May 2014||13 Apr 14||23 May 14||£ 3250||£ 780||£ 780||3 Nights|
|May Half Term 2014||23 May 14||1 Jun 14||£ 3750||-||-||1 Week|
|June 2014||1 Jun 14||1 Jul 14||£ 3250||£ 700||£ 700||3 Nights|
|July - August 2014||1 Jul 14||1 Sep 14||£ 4350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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