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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in the heart of the Kent countryside Oak cottage provides a beautiful and relaxing environment. It's open plan living room with quaint exposed brick and beams has a southerly aspect and looks out over the beautiful formal gardens at Landews. Where better to enjoy a Pimms and Lemonade or soak up the sun!
Upstairs two well appointed bedrooms both have exposed oak beams and stunning views. In the main bedroom the floor to ceiling panoramic window provides stunning views across open countryside and the swimming lake as far as the Swale. The second bedroom is accessed from the main bedroom, it also have feature exposed beams, fabulous views and it can be arranged as a twin or double room.
Downstairs the open plan living comprises:- the lounge, with two comfortable sofas and solid wood floor, opening in to the feature gally dining area and the functional modern kitchen.
To the west of the cottage you have stable type door giving access to a patio with beautiful scented Wisteria above (seasonal), on which to watch the sun go down. On the patio is a charcoal BBQ.
Located in one of the most beautiful, unspoilt and peaceful areas of mid Kent, Oak cottage provides an ideal base for anyone visiting Kent or London. The fields, woodlands and wildlife of the Landews Meadow Estate provide the most beautiful location, with the benefit of your own swimming lake. From the cottage you can walk for miles in woodland carpeted with bluebells (in April and May), to enjoy the countryside, or just sit and enjoy the tranquility of the private gardens and lake.
Challock is centrally located between Ashford, Canturbury and Faversham and from this position in the heart of the county you are within easy reach of all of Kent's attractions. Leeds Castle is described as the loveliest castle in the world and it is hard to disagree on a sunny summers day, it also has lots for the kids to do, adventure playground, maze and falconry, Dover and Heaver Castles are also within easy reach for a day trip, Canterbury Cathedral or the charming Cinque port towns provide fresh sea air and fish markets, or you can visit any of the many clean sandy beaches around the coast. One of our favorite days out is a trip on the miniature steam railway the RH&D railway which runs a scheduled service from Hythe to Dungeness, being pulled across the romney marsh by a scale steam locomotive is a great experience for little kids (and big kids).
The village of Challock has two pubs, one serving excellent food,also the barn shop in the village provides fresh Kent produce 6 days a week. In the village of Challock and on your doorstep other activities include, horse riding, cycling, gliding (the gliders fly right over the cottages providing a fantastic view of Kent) and the Beech Court Gardens & Tea rooms. For a trip to London, Ashford International station is only 6 miles away and the high speed link will have you in to St Pancras in 38 minutes, bookable in advance for as little as £19 per person.
You could not wish for a more beautiful centrally located base to either put your feet up and enjoy the tranquility or visit all that the Garden of England has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||New Romney 25 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 65 km, Nearest railway: Charing 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Two large comfortable sofas in the lounge provide an ideal place to relax. The second bedroom is accessed via the main bedroom and can be arranged as two singles or one double bed. The kitchen has a combined oven, microwave and grill plus double induction hob. Fully stocked with every utensil and crockery you will want for nothing if planning to do your own cooking.
|Further details outdoors|
Oak cottage has two beautiful terraces with patio table and chairs, one South facing and the other facing West and covered with Wisteria. The natural swimming lake (Not swimming pool) is shared with guests from Hop cottage but provides ample space with grassed areas around and loungers.
Included within your booking are all linen , towels.
About this location
The Kent region
Known as the Garden of England this area is famous for growing Hops and apples. The Estate was originally a hop farm. Attractions in Kent include the beautiful castle of Leeds, Hever and Dover. Some fantastic beeches are accessed along the coast between Rye and Hythe. The quaint Cinque Port towns provide an enjoyable day out by the sea and the historic Dock yards at Chatham are great for old and young alike. The world famous cathedral at Canterbury and punting on the river Stour are not to be missed.
Challock provides two pubs, one serving excellent food 7 days a week and a barn shop providing local Kent produce. The towns of Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham are within easy reach by car. Challock is a rural community with horse ridding, walking and cycling in some of Kent's most beautiful countryside including the amazing Kings wood. Also available in the village is the Kent Gliding club where you can book a passenger ride to soar high above your accommodation and see all across Kent on a clear day. The Beech Court Tea Rooms and gardens are also worth a visit.
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4 Nov 2014
"Great place to stay"
This is a great place to stay, Nigel the owner is very welcoming and encourages any children who stay to help feed the animals on the small holding.There are horses, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens and c… More
8 Sep 2014
Stayed in Oak cottage August bank holiday week and have to say it was very relaxing, Wendy & Nigel were there to meet us nad were very friendly and welcoming. Oak cottage is perfect to just chill and relax in.
It is also very convenient to Ashford International (into London) plus Canterbury and the coast.
There are lots of lovely drives and walks nearby.
A very enjoyable and relaxing week.
29 Aug 2014
Oak Cottage is a beautiful and comfortable holiday rental in a picturesque village in the Kent countryside. Well positioned to explore the surrounding areas but a car is a must, Canterbury, Dover and … More
Thank you for your kind review, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay in Oak cottage. As you found we do enjoy a very central location for sight seeing in Kent so it is great that you got to see so man of the sights. Rural broad band is not the best if you are used to high speeds but we are looking at a new system via a satellite transmitter that should improve the situation dramatically in the future. Glad the plants have taken and thanks for choosing to stay in Oak Cottage, Wendy and Nigel
16 Apr 2014
"Fantastic spot - and so friendly"
We stayed at Oak cottage for a few days and it really is a lovely place, down a quiet lane, in beautiful countryside. Nigel and Wendy who run it were really friendly and helpful, thank you very much!
26 Mar 2014
"Charme british assuré. Accueil très sympathique"
Nous avons adoré notre séjour. Nous sommes restés quelques jours avec nos 3 enfants. l'accueil est chaleureux, le cadre charmant et très reposant. So british !!! Nous sommes allés à Londres en train, c'est très facile ! Nous avons aussi profité du charme de la campagne anglaise. Repos et dépaysement garantis. Nous recommandons cette adresse et espérons pouvoir y retourner très prochainement.
Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les courses faites par le propriétaire avant notre arrivée au magasin local. L'accueil est irréprochable et très soigné.
20 Feb 2014
"Great base for exploring North Downs and East Kent"
We had a lovely time. Our hosts were really friendly; arranging to get food in advance from the local barn shop was great. Both for convenience and quality.
As it was February, and rather damp, I look forward to going back at a time when we can maybe enjoy some good weather and sit outside with a glass of wine on an evening. The cottage is secluded and peaceful, with great views.
14 Jan 2014
"Lovely, idilic, and friendly."
Great service, even had fresh eggs from the hens and ducks. The house was beautiful great facilities main bedroom overlooked the lakes.
24 Oct 2013
"Excellent. Can't be faulted"
My partner and I have stayed in many hotels and decided instead to opt for a holiday rental instead. Having had a bad experience recently with a cottage we rented we are anxious about our experience o… More
13 Sep 2013
"Perfect Position great access to south east U.K."
We stayed in Oak cottage for a whole month, 2 adults, 3 children we all enjoyed the stay and would definitely stay here again, it is perfectly positioned between Canterbury & Ashford. you could be in … More
7 May 2013
I had been planning a surprise weekend away for my husbands 30th birthday and came across this beautiful cottage! Myself and husband arrived on the Friday and was delighted with the small 2 bed cottage. It has everything you need for a relaxing weekend away, stunning gardens surround the properties and provide a gorgeous view from the bedrooms. The surprise for my husband was that our friends joined us for another 2 nights in the bigger cottage next door. This cottage was equally as lovely and had the added bonus of a secluded garden where we had a few bbq's and played table tennis and bowls! We all enjoyed a long walk through the fields and woodland areas which surrounded the cottages. Nigel and Wendy we're very welcoming and made our stay very comfortable. Not one of our party wanted to leave! We will definitely be returning for another stay! :)
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