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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Fox's Crossing Cottage, a real home from home, nestles in a quiet hamlet between the coastal towns of Dover and Folkestone in White Cliffs Country. In a delightful and picturesque spot surrounded by fields, countryside and hills, it's also just a short drive to the clifftop - enjoy a delicious breakfast, Kentish cream tea or ice cream outside the Clifftop Cafe with its magnificent view over the English Channel to France. 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 5.3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||900 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kent International Airport 36 km, Nearest railway: Dover Priory 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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 looks out onto the pretty cottage style garden, and has all the standard quality appliances and electrical items, plus extras including food processor (which also makes great bread), 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 a unique corner bar with fridge and sink, and ample glasses. Luxuriously soft, high quality leather settees and dining chairs. Two leather bar stools make for a very convivial area! Aquarium to gaze into! The unique, central fireplace has an eco-friendly, carbon neutral double ended log fire (woodstove) for cosy warmth on cooler evenings. The flatscreen TV is 46" and has 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, with a heavenly memory foam mattress in the blue bedroom, 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 aim to welcome all our guests on arrival to help you settle in and hand over keys. Welcome Basket provided for you with our compliments, which usually includes newly laid eggs from our farmshop, freshly baked bread and some home-made jam. We hope to make lots of Damson Jam this year, with damsons harvested from our own trees.
We are also proprietors of St Cuby Holiday Let, Broadstairs, winner of the prestigious Visit Britain 5 Star Award for 2009 and 5 Star Gold Award for 2010/2011, currently let to a long term tenant.
|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, and also enjoy icecreams, snacks and meals in the marvellous Clifftop Café with panoramic views.
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.
Home-made preserves available to purchase, and vegetables in summer from our organic kitchen garden.
The South East England region
Kent, the Garden of England, is England's oldest county, with breathtaking scenery. 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 do 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 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. Our favourite eating places are:
The Allotment, Dover - in the Good Food Guide for the second year.
Tiger Inn, Stowting - a wonderful old pub with fabulous food and excellent service.
Cullins Yard, Dover - restaurant near the marina with excellent food at reasonable prices.
Rock Salt, Folkestone - by the harbour. Fabulous food, run by one of Gordon Ramsay's ex-chefs, bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
Dover Marina Hotel - heard good reports. On the seafront with tables outside, ideal for a lazy lunch or drinks while watching the boats. Sandgate Hotel, Sandgate - excellent all round. Fabulous food, stunning location by the sea with chairs and tables outside.
You can dine al fresco and watch the sunset over the sea, or barbecue in the garden (the award-winning local farmers' market is reknowned 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.
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. 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 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.
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18 Aug 2014
"What a fantastic find!!"
Where can I begin - what a fantastic stay from start to end. We were given such a warm welcome by Kath and she kindly showed us around the cottage and even had a card and champagne as was my Dad'… More
Heartfelt thanks for your wonderful review! We are thrilled that we were able to make your holiday truly special, and for your Dad, too. It means the world to us to know that all the hard work in maintaining our high standards is appreciated, and that you felt right at home. As you say, there is a huge amount of things to do around the area, so we hope we will see you all again next year, as I know you mentioned that you couldn't do it all in 2 weeks. Although you made some trips to the nearby Continent, there's still so much more Kentish charm and history to experience in this beautiful area of countryside and clifftops within the Garden of England.
9 Aug 2014
"Quaint and very comfortable"
Travelling with 4 other retired adults from Australia, we really appreciated this holiday house. We stayed for 3 nights and found it to be very comfortable and convenient. Beds were comfortable. Kitch… More
22 Jul 2014
"Great Family Cottage"
This is was a great family cottage. Best part of it was the back garden, a hidden little gem to enjoy in the sun!… More
Very many thanks for taking the time to submit your review and we hope to see you again in the near future. There is so much to do in the Garden of England and White Cliffs Country, apart from just walking in this beautiful area, taking boat trips and visiting gardens and castles, so we hope you will come back and stay for longer next time!
20 Jun 2014
"A truly beautiful and well-equipped getaway house for the perfect countryside holiday!"
From the beginning while trying to make arrangements for the staycation, Kath was extremely polite and helpful with the process, and with providing information to ensure that our stay was a memorable … More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It means the world to us to know that you had a fabulous break at Fox's Crossing, especially as you had travelled such a long way to be there. There's no better reward for our hard work at maintaining the high standards of accommodation and facilities than having happy, satisfied guests, which makes us very proud. We do hope we shall see you all again one day.
17 Jun 2014
"Good, comfortable, clean place to stay"
The cottage is well located in terms of being close to the coast but not on it. You get a sense of being in the country but you are 5 to 10 minutes drive from a major shopping area. The cottage itself… More
Thank you very much for taking time to submit a review for us - it is very much appreciated. We are delighted to have been able to accommodate you and your friends at short notice, and that you enjoyed your stay, which was a special occasion. If ever you need to stay again for another reunion, you are more than welcome!
23 May 2014
"Highly recommended.. we wanted for nothing.. perfect"
Fabulous place with a beautiful garden and surroundings. Beautiful kitchen..very high spec. We used all 3 bedrooms and the room with the bunk beds are fine for an adult to use. Everywhere was lovely… More
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and very much appreciate your lovely comments. We hope we will see you again at Fox's Crossing, as there's so much more to see and do in this beautiful area.
8 May 2014
"Is holiday bungalow has the "wow" factor"
One of the most fabulous holiday bungalows we have stayed in. We rent a cottage every year but this one will take some beating .I had my 96 year old mother with us on holiday and the bungalow was very… More
6 May 2014
"Fabulous Easter break"
This is a great B&B a short drive from London to the beautiful area of white cliffs. We stayed with our dog who loved the garden for space to run around and for being shady as well. The BBQ was fabulo… More
Thank you very much for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay - you are always welcome! Whilst we do occasionally do B&B, Fox's Crossing is usually let as a self catering cottage - and we just need to clarify that the BBQ is a gas one! Fox's Crossing has been completely re-decorated for 2014, in order to continue to maintain our high standards of accommodation which is located so conveniently for all that Kent has to offer.
4 May 2014
"A fabulous bungalow with a wow factor"
We stayed at Fox's crossing for a week with my disabled 96year old mum. The bungalow was perfect for her to get about. It is one of the best places we have stayed in. The kitchen cupboards were f… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review! We're delighted that you all had a lovely break at Fox's Crossing and look forward to seeing you all again next year. We love what we do and work hard to provide and maintain high quality accommodation, facilities and garden, so that guests should want for nothing. Together with the fact that Fox's Crossing is located in a beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and convenient for many tourist attractions, guests can have a wonderful relaxing break here whilst taking in all the sights this fantastic coastal area of the Garden of England has to offer.
19 Apr 2014
"A lovely property well positioned for the Kent Downs and Coast areas"
Fox's Crossing is excellently set up for families with great accommodation and facilities whatever the weather. Its got everything you could want and more.
The location is a great base for exploring the local area by car, on foot or by bicycle.
Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you all again. We invest considerable time and resources to maintain the high standards of accommodation and gardens - it means so much to us to know that our guests appreciate our hard work and have had a wonderful holiday here!
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