House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
- 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 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitstable 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 110 km, Nearest railway: Chartham 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 19|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
-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 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: dishwasher, electric 5-oven Aga, full utility room facilities.
|Further details outdoors||
Ensconced within its own gated gardens, Capel House is set apart from the rest of the Capel estate. Perfect for BBQs, the House's al fresco dining terrace leads up to a stunning formal garden, which offers wonderful views over the entire valley - relax up on the hill with a good book, or indulge in a glass of Pimm's in the gazebo.
Ample private parking is provided..
Sustainable chestnut coppiced logs from Capel Wood
Arrival time from 4.00pm onwards.
Departure time at 10.00am.
The South East England 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 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