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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 26 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Shalom House can accommodate 8 and is ideal for a family holiday, or for a group of friends to get away together.

5 minutes drive (or a 20 minute amble along the tree lined, wooded, disused railway track), from the historic town of Tenterden, with its broad high street, fascinating little shops, plentiful eating houses and well equipped sports centre with swimming pool. Tenterden also boasts a famous steam train that will transport you to Northiam (where you can laze your time away in a boat on the river) or to Bodium, with its famous castle.

St Michaels has all the essential shops and facilities within walking distance of Shalom House, including a General Stores, a Post Office, a hairdresser, a pub, a Fish and Chip shop, and Chinese and Bangladeshi restaurants. There is also an excellent hardware store and butcher/greengrocer, as well as a handy petrol station.

Shalom House is a 5 minutes walk away from beautiful open countryside with plenty of footpaths to explore the stunning scenery

There is so much to do and to see in the area, including golf courses, historic manors, and fascinating castles such as Bodium, Scotney and Leeds. Kent is renowned for its beautiful gardens such as Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and Pashley Manor as well as vineyards and museums, like the Ellen Terry museum.

The coast is only 20 minutes away, as is the fascinating cobbled town of Rye.

Facilities and Accommodation.

Gas central heating, with additional gas fire in the lounge, and extra electric fires if needed.

Pets may be allowed by arrangement, but please talk to us about it first.

The owner lives in the Oasis Annex so would generally be available to offer information and guidance on how to make the most of your holiday, and may be seen tending the garden!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Winchelsea 26 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 88 km, Nearest railway: Headcorn 13 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Kitchen. This is large, and well-equipped with a dual electric oven and gas hob, combination microwave and washing machine and dish washer. There is table that can sit 4 – 6 people.

Breakfast room. This adjoins the kitchen and the conservatory, and is a cosy room with a TV, two reclining leather arm chairs and a round table that seats 8.

Conservatory. This is spacious and furnished with comfortable chairs and a dining table that can seat 10 people for meals.

Lounge. This contains 2 sofas and other comfortable seating. There is television, DVD player. music centre, and electronic piano. There is a small library and a comprehensive information pack.

There is also a selection of toys and games.

Toilet. There is a downstairs toilet.

There are good facilities for hanging out washing but use of a drier can be arranged if necessary.

Bedroom 1 has twin zip and link beds which, when joined together form a super-king sized bed. It has an en-suite shower and toilet.

Bedroom 2 has a Queen-sized double bed and en-suite shower and toilet.

Bedroom 3 has twin beds and shares a family bathroom with bedroom 4

Bedroom 4 has a single bed and an optional guest bed, and shares the family bathroom with bedroom 3.

Family bathroom has a bath, shower and toilet.

There is a cot available, as well as a high chair, toys, puzzles and books.

Further details outdoors

The garden is secluded and peaceful, with a small adventure play corner, with swings, monkey ladder, trapeze, slide, sand pit and large paddling pool (by arrangement.)

A safe water feature and small garden pond is home to dozens of fish.

An all weather table tennis table is for use in the garden, as well as a badminton net and racquets, and various other garden games.

There are plenty of recliners and a pergola with table and chairs for outside eating, as well as a barbecue.

If you need to be alone, then escape to the lovely summer house/chapel which offers a haven of peace and seclusion.

Further details

The garden is shared with the owner of the house, who lives in an attached annex.

There is a well-stocked library. Shalom House is sometimes used as a Christian Retreat centre, and a section of the books in the library reflect this fact, as does the summer house/chapel in the garden.

There is comprehensive information about surrounding attractions.

Guests are asked to arrive after 4.30pm and before 10.30pm, and to leave before 10.30 am on day of departure. This is to enable the owner to thoroughly clean the house between guests.

Shalom is a strictly non-smoking area.

Prices range from £610 - £1010

A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required at the time of booking, and the remainder must be paid no later than 2 weeks before date of arrival.

Extracts from the visitors' book

"Lovely house and exactly what we were looking for….we had a great weekend" A. L. (London)

"The house was better than we could imagine, all our needs were catered for(spacious kitchen, enough bathrooms, and large garden) All in all, it's a brilliant house with a lovely peaceful atmosphere where we really felt 'at home". C.F. (Derbyshire)

"A special break in a really lovely tranquil place - everything we needed. Thank you , Hazel, for your warm welcome, little gifts and the use of your beautify home." D.P (Dartford)

"Thank you for such a warm welcome and sharing your lovely home Great base for our walking holiday and such a lovely garden!" I.H. (Hereford)

"A very special week, made more enjoyable by staying in such a comfortable home All our needs were thoughtfully catered for." Janette (Norwich)

"We have had a great family weekend, made even better by such pleasant surroundings Thank you so much for everything." Mel (Bognor)

"Shalom House was the perfect place for us and had everything and more (piano, playground and toys!) S. P. (Newbury)

"We've had a lovely week, staying in very comfortable accommodation…Thank you for a grand holiday. The house is lovely home to home comfort." Rees (Leics)

"We've had a very happy christmas week staying in this lovely home. It had everything we needed, including cooking Christmas lunch for 12 - and all of us sat very comfortably in the conservatory! The welcome gifts and Christmas decorations were much appreciated. Thank you." Tamsin (Austria)

"Thanks for a lovely and friendly stay to see in the New Year 2013. A very friendly welcome and comfortable and spacious surroundings. Thanks, Hazel - and a Happy New Year!" C. C. (Ealing)

The South East England region

Kent is described as the Garden of England, with its beautiful rolling countryside, and fertile fruit orchards. It often misses the extremes of weather seen in the rest of the country. It is full of historic interest, being about 25 minutes from Hastings, the town of the famous battle of 1066, 45 minutes from Canterbury, the ancient centre of so many significant ecclesiastical happenings . Some of the surrounding villages can be traced back many centuries and display their 'chocolate box' appearance with thatched cottages, windmills, ponds, winding country lanes and ancient architecture. The fascinating town of Rye with its cobbled streets is only 20 minutes away.

There are numerous National Trust properties in the area, (including Sissinghurst Castle), and other fascinating castles and gardens (such as Bodium, Scotney and Leeds Castles, Pashley Manor Gardens etc. There are wineries, vineyards, sports centres, steam railways, golf courses, and museums as well as unusual eating places and friendly pubs serving excellent food.

Tenterden

Shalom House is only a 5 minutes drive away (or a 20 minute amble along the tree lined, wooded, disused railway track), from the historic town of Tenterden, with its broad high street, fascinating little shops, plentiful eating houses and well equipped sports centre with swimming pool. Tenterden also boasts a famous steam train that will transport you to Northiam (where you can laze your time away in a boat on the river) or to Bodium, with its famous castle.

St Michaels has all the essential shops and facilities within walking distance of Shalom House, including a General Stores, a Post Office, a hairdresser, a pub, a Fish and Chip shop, and Chinese and Bangladeshi restaurants. There is also an excellent hardware store and butcher/greengrocer, as well as a handy petrol station.

Shalom House is a 5 minutes walk away from beautiful open countryside with plenty of footpaths to explore the stunning scenery

A car is not essential as St Michaels is on a bus route which goes into Tenterden, Headcorn, Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone. However, full advantage of the huge variety of places of interest could not be taken without independent transport.

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6 May 2014

5/5

"A perfect place to explore... or just stay at home"

We spent 3 nights at Shalom House over the May bank holiday.The house is extremely well equipped and deceptively large; plenty of space for a group of 8, including 4 small children. The kitchen and co… More

10 Sep 2013

5/5

"Excellent holiday home for a family holiday"

The house is very comfortable, cosy and provides a great number of places where you would just like to sit and relax - be it in the garden or inside. The kitchen is well equipped. We liked the quiet, … More

9 Sep 2013

5/5

"Peaceful, quiet and well equipped house with beautiful garden."

We stayed in this property for a group retreat. We especially appreciated the garden and choice of patios. The kitchen is very well equipped and the whole house is presented very well - 4 toilets and… More

2 Aug 2013

5/5

"Very enjoyable stay"

A lovely property with a lovely play area for the children and a large garden. Added luxury of four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and wonderfully situated in a very beautiful part of Kent. Highly re… More

2 Jul 2013

5/5

"Fabulous stay in a lovely home"

My family had a special weekend stay in this lovely home.Hazel a perfect host who made sure our every need was catered for along with a smile and home made goodies.The photo's do not fully do thi… More

16 Jun 2013

4/5

"Very comfortable, peaceful and well-equipped holiday home"

Hazel was very accommodating to deal with and welcomed us with a chocolate cake, milk, tea & coffee, bread, etc.The home was very well equipped in all respects and very comfortable. Despite the genera… More

22 May 2013

5/5

"Lovely, welcoming, spacious, well equiped, clean & tidy place to stay."

We stayed at Shalom House for a long week end with family. There were 6 adults and a baby and there was plenty of room without getting on top of each other. 2 en-suites and 1 family bathroom meant there were never any queue's in the mornings either!!! The house is lovely and spacious with everything you could ever need to make your stay as comfy as possible. It was just like staying at home. The garden is beautiful - it was just a shame the weather wasn't that good so we couldn't enjoy it more but it was lovely breakfasting in the conservatory overlooking it all. Hazel, the owner, is also very friendly and helpful and her freshly baked bread and cake were a very welcome "welcome". I would definitely recommend.

9 Apr 2013

4/5

"Was a friendly, warm place to stay"

The property has a number of different seating areas and large kitchen. The garden is lovely with play equipment for children. The owner was helpful and has maintained the place to a good standard.

11 Mar 2013

5/5

"fantastic holiday home"

My family, including a 4 year old, stayed here the last week in February.Hazel, the lady who owns this beautiful house, seems to have thought of everything to make her guests stay as comfortable and r… More

26 Jan 2013

5/5

"Lovely family home with lots of space"

We stayed at Shalom House over Christmas and it was the ideal home from home for us. The house is very well equipped (everything we needed to cook Christmas lunch for 14!) with a big kitchen, relaxing living room and comfortable bedrooms. The conservatory at the back of the house overlooks the pretty garden and gave us the perfect extra dining area! Hazel (the owner) was very friendly and helpful & had even put up Christmas decorations for us! Overall the house was better than we expected and we would highly recommend it.

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Calendar last updated:25 Jul 2014

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