About the home
Fox's Crossing Cottage, a real home from home, nestles in a quiet hamlet between the coastal towns of Dover and Folkestone. In a delightful and picturesque spot with fields, countryside and hills, it's also just a short drive to the clifftop - enjoy breakfast or an icecream outside the Clifftop Cafe with its magnificent view over the English Channel to France. The cottage is within easy reach of award winning beaches, amenities, attractions such as Dover Castle, the cathedral city of Canterbury, and Eurostar, it's also just a short walk to a family friendly pub/restaurant. With 2 double bedrooms and one with adult size bunk beds, it's ideal for everyone, with loads to do and see, and history to discover in and around this famous Cinque Port. Perfect for exploring the Kent countryside and coastline, and day tripping to France and Belgium.
You can buy freshly baked bread from the nearby farm shop, which also has an excellent butcher's who make their own White Cliffs sausages (not to be missed!) - they can arrange BBQ packs in the summer, and local cider tasting. There are many excellent restaurants, some with a distinctly continental feel, with fresh locally caught seafood on the menu and delicious Romney Marsh lamb amongst others. For cooking at home, the kitchen at the cottage is extremely well equipped, and the pretty enclosed cottage garden has automatic lighting and a gas barbecue for al fresco dining. In the spacious living/dining room there is a unique central woodburning stove for gorgeous cosy warmth when it's cold. The bathroom has a choice of invigorating power shower with body jets, or you can relax and unwind in the luxury of a double sized jacuzzi bath.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Dover, 5.3km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 900m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Recently refurbished to a very high quality standard in a contemporary, relaxing and warm style. Most rooms have glorious views over the garden, hills or countryside. The entrance porch has ample room for coats, shoes/boots, ideal for walkers. Secure cycle storage. Single storey.
Also provided for you is a picnic set, flask and coolbox, together with binoculars, magazines, games, CDs, and books. Highchair and cot provided free of charge. PLEASE NOTE THIS PROPERTY HAS BUNK BEDS AND THEREFORE MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 5 - HOWEVER IT IS SUITABLE FOR BABIES AS THERE ARE TWO COTS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE.
The fully fitted and extremely well equipped kitchen has all the standard quality appliances and electrical items, plus extras including food processor, coffee maker, juicer and smoothie maker - and hopefully everything for the chef in the family! Two ovens (one is combination oven/microwave/grill). Breakfast bar with bar stools.
The lounge has its own corner bar with fridge/freezer and sink, and ample glasses. Luxuriously soft, high quality leather settees and dining chairs. Two leather bar stools. The unique, central fireplace has an eco-friendly, carbon neutral double ended log fire for cosy warmth on cooler evenings. The flatscreen TV is 46" Sky+HD, with blu ray DVD and home cinema system including surround sound.
The double bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage, wardrobe space and light. All beds have comfort mattresses, and high quality egyptian cotton sheets for a truly luxurious and restful night's sleep. All bedrooms have washbasins with mirror over for added convenience, full length and dressing table mirrors, hairdryers and televisions.
The family bathroom has a power shower with body jets, over a double sized corner jacuzzi bath for an indulgent spa experience - bliss!
All rooms have individually controlled heating.
We welcome all our guests on arrival to help you settle in and hand over keys. Welcome Basket provided for you with our compliments.
Further details outdoors:
Patio, deck and sun lounging furniture. Large family sized gas barbecue. Automatic garden lighting provided by solar lights and deck/patio lights from dusk to dawn. Well planted, pretty lawned cottage style garden ideal for families and adults to dine al fresco. The garden, which faces south east, is also fully enclosed, so completely escape-proof to dogs and children!
Spectacular location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views over hills, fields and woodland. Just 2 minutes away by car is the clifftop, from where you can vividly see France on a clear day and night.
Although only 1 mile from the A20, there is very little traffic noise, as there are hills in between. We are approximately 75 metres from the B2011, which is very quiet, as most traffic uses the A20.
Ideal for all year round - a crisp and crunchy Autumn or Winter break, returning to the wonderful warming log fire, or enjoy the beauty of the Garden of England's Spring and Summer countryside and coastline.
Complimentary welcome basket provided for your arrival.
Please bring your own beach towels, thank you.
Strictly no smoking at the property EXCEPT outside only. An additional charge of £10 will be made if cigarette butts are left behind. Smoking within the property will set off the fire alarm and all false fire alarm call outs will be charged for.
We can supply a substantial basket of logs, complete with kindling wood, firelighters and full fire lighting instructions, for £14.50 upon request, for a really toasty stay in the colder months.
Home-made preserves available to purchase, and vegetables in summer from our organic kitchen garden.
£30 per week winter heating charge from beginning of October to end of April.
1st May to 30th September £20 per week utilities charge.
Refundable breakages deposit of £150 required, to be refunded within 1 week of your departure (subject to a satisfactory property inspection).
One third, or £100 whichever is greater, of total rental due within 1 week of booking with the balance payable no later than 6 weeks before arrival. If paying by cheque, please allow at least a week for postage and cheque clearance by the 8 week due date.
Payment required in full if booking within 8 weeks of arrival.
Towels and bedlinen included in the rate, together with welcome basket.
Please bring your own towels for short breaks as they are not included in the short break price.
Highchair and travel cot/playpen available at no extra charge.
Late arrivals must be pre-agreed please.
Lets are usually Saturday to Saturday, and flexible out of main high season.
Late departures will incur a charge.
The South East England / Kent region
Kent is England's oldest county, and known as the Garden of England. Our coast has recently been voted amongst the top 12 destinations in the world by a leading Travel Company, for its "colourful beach huts and bustling seaside towns". amongst other attractions. With a mild climate, it is a beautiful county of countryside and woodland, village and vineyard, orchards and oasthouses. It also has miles and miles of spectacular and diverse coastline to explore, including the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, an iconic emblem of our shores. The beach at nearby St Margaret's is the closest point to France, and the South Foreland Lighthouse is the first place in the country to see the sunrise every day in the very south east corner of England. Children will love the beaches, boat trips and countryside. There are several castles to visit not least the outstanding Dover Castle, the Key to England, which has many interesting events for youngsters and adults throughout the year. There is also Leeds Castle, set in 500 acres of parkland with numerous family events throughout the year including a dazzling fireworks extravaganza in November, and Deal and Walmer Castles packed with history. The nearby seaside town of Deal is quaint and very charming, and there is also medieval Canterbury to visit with its famous Cathedral, and fascinating Historic Chatham Dockyard, where the flagship of the Royal Navy fleet, Nelson's HMS Victory, was built. The Thanet coastline has many sandy beaches, and visit Whitstable, famous for oysters. The market town of Sandwich is not far away with its well known Royal St George's Golf Course, and further round the coast southbound is pretty Rye with charming little streets and shops. If you sigh wistfully at the sight and sound of steam trains, look no further than the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway - Kent's mainline in miniature - children will love it, too There are countryside tours, cycle routes including the Crab and Winkle Way, and James Bond movie trails to go on, plus plentiful walks, rambles, nature reserves, stunning gardens including famous Sissinghurst, and beautiful coastal path routes to explore by foot or cycle, all within easy reach. There's loads of history to discover - from Romans to World War II. Or why not take a trip to France? You can be in Calais in 35 minutes from Eurotunnel Folkestone or Paris in 2 and a half hours on the Eurostar.
The Dover / Church Hougham area
The famous Cinque Port of Dover has long been regarded as the "gateway to England", but it is so much more than that. From its fine promenade and pier, to its spectacular castle on the clifftop dominating the skyline and keeping watch over the town, there is loads to see and do for both adults and families. For history buffs, the fascinating Battle of Britain Museum is only a short drive away, and a recent introduction is the exciting FLY WITH A SPITFIRE experience over the White Cliffs and Battle of Britain Memorial. (www.flywithaspitfire.com).Dover Castle, known as the key to England, is a must to explore for all ages - you can tour the Secret Wartime Tunnels and see the Command Centre where Sir Winston Churchill viewed the Battle of Britain. Try a boat trip to the famous Goodwin Sands where many a sailor was lost - now you can see wonderful seals basking. If you don't fancy being in or on the water, perhaps you may like to do some fishing and catch your dinner - sea angling is allowed all around the coast, and you could be eating freshly caught sea bass, mackerel, Dover sole or even turbot. Nearby Folkestone is a bustling fishing port and you can savour the catch of the day fresh from the fishing boats, or buy your freshly dressed crab from local fishmongers' shops. For eating out, there are many restaurants to choose from, some with a distinctly continental feel, from tapas to seafood to greek style meze. Try Rock Salt in Folkestone, run by one of Gordon Ramsay's ex-chefs - highly recommended, or the Allotment Restaurant in Dover, recommended in the Good Food Guilde. You can dine al fresco and watch the sunset over the sea, or barbecue in the garden (the award-winning local farmers' market is reknown for the quality of its meat). For fabulous freshly caught seafood try Sue's stall on Dover promenade, or Griggs fishmongers in Hythe. Children will love the beaches and amusements, and the Coastal park in Folkestone, which also has a free adventure playground, is the largest in the south east. There's live music at two restaurants throughout the summer, and fireworks displays in Broadstairs. Each season offers its own beauty in the surrounding countryside and coastline, from wild Spring flowers of bluebells and wood anemones, to swathes of buttercups in summer, while Autumn is abundant with hedgerow berries and fabulous colours. Winter is also beautiful, and after a bracing walk you can relax, get cosy and snuggle up next to the warm wood burning stove - heavenly! For ramblers, you are truly spoilt for choice with the stunning North Downs Way, Saxon Shore Way and numerous coastal paths to explore. Why not discover James Bond country and walk the Goldfinger or Moonraker trail - it's rumoured that the name "007" was inspired by the number of a local bus. For a more relaxing pastime why not go rock pooling and fossil hunting - its not just children who can spend endless time searching for shy sea creatures! There are also numerous birds to spot, or even the occasional dolphin. There are beautiful nature reserves to explore - Samphire Hoe, created from the spoils of the Channel Tunnel, now a habitat rich in wild flowers and birds. But you also only need to step outside your door, to be in outstanding natural beauty. Foxes do, indeed, cross. Visit www.whitecliffscountry.org.uk
How to get there
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From West of London, take M25 Junction 6 (M26) then M20, A20, then take B2011 exit. At roundabout take 1st exit onto B2011, then take turning for Plough Hill 1 mile on left by Plough Pub.
From North of London, take M25 Junction 3 (M20) then proceed as above.
Trains run from London Charing Cross regularly to Dover Priory. Fox's Crossing is a short taxi ride from the station and taxis are always available.
Nearest airport is Kent International Airport at Manston, 36km. Gatwick airport is 123km and hire cars can be obtained there in advance.
Dover Ferry Port operates regular ferries to and from Calais.
Direct international train services connect Ashford (34km) with Paris, Brussels and Lille.
The Channel Tunnel terminus at Folkestone is 15 minutes away allowing journeys to Calais in just 35 minutes.
Please contact www.stagecoachbus.com or www.traveline.org.uk.
Activities near Dover
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
22 Apr 2013
Traveling with small children is a bit more time consuming and less relaxing than traveling with only adults. With that said, this home provided a home away from home. A place we could go after a day of sight seeing and the kids could run, have their own rooms to sleep, and Mama could have some relaxation after the kids bedtime! Great location; only a few minutes from down town Dover and many sights and attraction! There is Wifi - though it only works in the family room area. Friendly hosts!
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We do aim to make Fox's Crossing a truly relaxing home to come back to after sightseeing the many attractions in our wonderful county - or for just unwinding in, with every comfort. We have already contacted our computer man to see if he can sort out the Wifi so that it works in all rooms, and hope it didn't inconvenience you. Hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Keith and Kath
02 Apr 2013
We had a short mid week break to visit family and friends in Dover and Folkestone and therefore this cottage was ideally situated. It is warm and comfortable, especially after such cold and windy conditions at East Cliffe, Langdon Cliffs and St.Margaret's Bay, but a must visit for me everytime I'm down at the Kent coast. We enjoyed spotting the variety of birds that visited the garden. The cottage is quiet, well equiped and feels like home from home, a very enjoyable few days. We would highly recommend and will definitely stay again when next visiting Kent.
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review - we are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Fox's Crossing Cottage. We strive to make it as comfortable as possible - we want our guests to have everything they need to properly relax and enjoy the cottage, from the lovely jacuzzi bath to the spacious, well equipped kitchen - and of course the beautiful surrounding area. We hope we will see you and your family here again at Fox's Crossing, you are always welcome.
12 Mar 2013
We were at Fox's Crossing for a short break, and didn't want to leave. The cottage is lovely, the fireplace is especially a plus, the countryside is beautiful, and the owners were friendly and very responsive. It's a great place to go for comfort and quiet. Highly recommend it!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review which is very much appreciated - we continually strive to keep Fox's Crossing up to a very high standard for guests' comfort and relaxation. We look forward to seeing you both again at Fox's Crossing, hopefully in the not too distant future.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Nov to Late Dec||10 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 495||£ 90||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 725||£ 150||£ 175||3 Nights|
|Early Jan to Mid March||5 Jan 13||16 Mar 13||£ 455||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Mid March to Late May||16 Mar 13||25 May 13||£ 575||£ 85||£ 95||3 Nights|
|Late May to Late June||25 May 13||29 Jun 13||£ 625||£ 95||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Late June to Early Sept||29 Jun 13||7 Sep 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|Early Sept to Late Sept||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 625||-||-||1 Week|
|Late Sept to Late Oct||28 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 575||£ 95||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Early Nov to Late Dec||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 455||£ 75||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Christmas and New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 725||£ 150||£ 175||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payment by credit/debit cards and Paypal (1.6% charge). We also accept cheques and BACS (bank transfer) which are free unless from abroad. All charges to be paid by the holidaymaker.
Short breaks are available (excluding end June to beginning of September) - the cottage is popular for week long breaks, so short breaks are charged as follows:
3 nights - see nightly rate.
4 nights - 75% of the weekly rate
5 nights - 85% of the weekly rate
6 nights - 95% of the weekly rate
All short break prices are exclusive of towels - please bring your own towels on short breaks, thank you.
We are also proprietors of St Cuby holiday apartment in Broadstairs - awarded the prestigious Five Star Gold award by Visit Britain in November 2009 and again in 2010, currently let to a long term tenant.
Bookings for short breaks can only be made 4 weeks or less prior to arrival for April, May, June, September and October. For January, February, March, November and December (excluding Christmas and New Year) bookings can be made further ahead.
Accommodation is normally available for check in at 2pm and to be vacated by NO LATER THAN 10am on the day of departure. Later arrivals must be pre-arranged with us.
Lets are usually Saturday to Saturday but we are flexible.
Smoking is strictly forbidden except OUTSIDE only. An additional charge of £10 will be made if you do not dispose of cigarette butts. Smoking within the property will set off the fire alarm and all false fire alarm call outs will be charged for.
There is no extra charge for dogs. However, if you fail to clear up after your dog before you leave, we will deduct £30 from your security deposit.
Children very welcome - cot and high chair provided free of charge.
Towels, tea towels and bed linen all included for minimum stays of one week - see above re short breaks.
A supply of barbecue gas is provided.
We can supply a substantial basket of logs, complete with kindling wood, firelighters and full fire lighting instructions, for £14.50 upon request.Enquire now
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