A lovely self-catering, pet friendly, English holiday cottage, in the heart of the historic Chilham village, near the Cathedral City of Canterbury, Kent.
The medieval village of Chilham has a long history, traces of which date back to the Neolithic period.
The focal points of the village are undoubtedly the castle (it's wonderful gardens attributed to Capability Brown are open on special occasions) and the Church (with views over the surrounding valleys).
The heart of the village is Chilham Square, which has been the set for a number of films including an episode of the 2005 ITV series Agatha Christie - Marple “The Moving Finger” and the 2009 BBC series “Emma”, in which The Smithy was turned into a shop,
Amongst the Tudor buildings surrounding the Square sits The Smithy a charming grade II listed cottage with all the facilities and equipment you would wish to have when on holiday.
A welcoming open log fire and oak beam features make the cottage an attractive and a cosy place to come to after a long day out walking and exploring the beautiful Kent countryside.
On the ground floor is the entrance to the living room which has views of The Square, oak beams ceiling and other features with a brick open log fireplace. The solid oak floor makes it ideal for pets, as for the tiled floor in the separate kitchen / dining room that offers all the equipment a modern kitchen should have. A stable door opens onto small, enclosed private patio/garden.
The open staircase leads to the upper floor where the landing opens onto a very well appointed bathroom with bath and shower and an attractive double bedroom, this last one overlooking the patio / garden and countryside views.
Bed linen, personal towels are provided for your stay.
Free parking is available in The Square directly outside the cottage.
A welcome tray will be ready for your arrival.
The standard cottage hire week is Saturday to Saturday.
No more than 3 people will be accepted to stay in the cottage at the same time, the third person will be charged at a fixed rate of £20 per week or part week.
One well behaved pet is acceptable with prior notification at an additional cost of £25 per week or part week.
A refundable £50 security deposit is required.
There is a £26.40 booking fee payable.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 80 km, Nearest railway: Chilham 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, 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||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Chilham is situated in the heart of Kent, which is known as the ‘Garden of England’ for its attractive countryside and gardens, and for its historic towns and villages. The varied coastline it is also very distinctive from the White Cliffs of Dover to the pebble beaches of Whitstable.
Visitors can enjoy long walks in the beautiful countryside, or a day out visiting one of its castles & gardens or enjoy shopping in one of its centres. Definitely worth a visit are: Ashford outlet just next to the Eurostar train station, Bluewater shopping Mall one of the largest in Europe (45 mins by car off the A2) or catch a Eurostar train into Stratford (east London in only 25min) and visit the new Westfield just next to the Olympic Park.
The continent is readily accessible by travelling with Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes.
Chilham is on the North Downs National Trail and ancient Pilgrim's Way to Canterbury in a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".
Walking distance to the beautiful, peaceful countryside: the Kent Downs, woodland, lakes and orchards. Excellent walks from the cottage to Kings Wood (1,500 acres) where King Henry VIII hunted deer and to Godmersham Park (visited by Jane Austin). Numerous other walks nearby in the Stour Valley and Crundale Downs.
In the village there are two pubs, a train station (short walk away and with direct trains to London, Ashford, Canterbury and Ramsgate), bus stop (services to Canterbury and Ashford), and a Post Office. Groceries, fruit and vegetables can be purchased from nearby farm shops. Plenty of parking spaces in the nearby free car park (3 min. walk). The Cathedral city of Canterbury is 6mls. Easy access to many of Kent's attractions, its gardens, castles, coast, nature reserves and historic old towns e.g. Sissinghurst Gardens, Leeds and Dover Castles, Chatham historical dockyard, Whitstable, Faversham, Sandwich, Romney Marsh, Walmer, and Rye.