£218 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Smugglers Rest – Home 1432223 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


A sizeable property with 4 bedrooms (3 x double, 1 x twin) and a bathroom on the 1st floor. On the ground floor is a large kitchen, cloakroom, lounge/diner, a second bathroom and a separate wc. All bedding and towels supplied. There is a colour TV, dvd, video, books & games. The property is equipped with electric cooker, freezer, microwave, iron, washing machine, fridge, dining table/chairs, central heating, barbecue etc and all rooms are of a good size with ample storage facilities. There is a good size lawned garden. All bedding, towels etc supplied and all utilities included in price. Cot and highchair can be supplied if arranged in advance. A welcome pack is provided. Free Wi-Fi is available but download speeds are not great despite now being fibre-optic.

Slippery Sam's dates from around 1450 and is a Grade II listed building. It is named after Samuel Jackson, a notorious smuggler who once lived here. The property is located on the old Roman road Stone Street around 4 miles out of Canterbury in a fairly rural setting.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room, 1 Toilet Only


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Owners live across the courtyard. Happy to chat or help with directions, recommendations etc but also happy to respect your privacy (basically we take our cue from you)


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Ian W.
Average reply time:
1 hour 49 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 May 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Mar 2014. Located in Canterbury, it has 11 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £682 to £831.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 May 2020.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
11 reviews

Very Good

“I wish I could've booked three weeks!!”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2019

This was a great place for eight to stay, very close to many attractions and with excellent facilities. The owner and his wife are lovely people and were very friendly and helpful. It was wonderful watching bats and listening to owls in the back garden as dusk drew on with the kids looking for hedgehogs in the bushes. I really would like to make a return visit.

Owner's reply: Thanks guys - you're very kind. It was a pleasure to have you here and you're welcome back anytime - even if you did give us a fright on arrival!!

“Brilliant holiday location”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2019

Perfect base for 2 families,totalling 8 people with beautiful garden, well equipped home, close to everywhere we needed to be

Owner's reply: You're very kind - it was a pleasure to have you stay

“Very Interesting break”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2017

We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We knew the property was quite old when we booked - it was lovely. Only had one problem - the front door internal bolt, very difficult to lock. Othe… More

Owner's reply: Thanks David - nice to have met you and the family. I'll check out the bolt.

“Convenient for exploring Kent - reasonable price.”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2017

Smuggler's Rest and Moonrakers worked really well for us on our trip to Kent. We decided to rent the whole property quite late on but Ian was very accommodating. He and his wife were friendly an… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review - a pleasure to have you stay


Reviewed 19 Sep 2016

Fantastic stay, wonderful reception from Ian, lovely welcome bottle of wine..crisps..biscuits & milk! Cottage spotless with huge surroundings, very home from home, would highly recommend to everyo… More

Owner's reply: Your kind comments much appreciated - sorry the Kent weather rather let you down for the wedding

“Very good accomodation”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

Smugglers rest is a very nice accomodation. There is a big garden which was nice for the children. The reception was very welcoming and relaxed.

Owner's reply: You're very kind - it was a pleasure to meet you. The weather was of course a help but then it's always lovely in Kent!

“Comfortable, friendly with all you could need”

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Stayed for a week around my daughters wedding. Ian and his wife were friendly and helpful especially with service for taxis and hairdressers! The cottage is very comfortable and has all you could nee… More

Owner's reply: Many thanks for the review and I'm glad all went well for the wedding - even the weather in the end!

“Value for money for those who do not expect a lot of luxuof.”

Reviewed 11 May 2015

For a decent price you get 4 large bedrooms, a large living/dining area and a reasonably sized kitchen. Three toilets to suit al the guests (we were a party of 6). The garden is also big enough for playing kids as well as resting parents. On the downsite: the interior is outdated, there is only 1 small shower (plus on the first Floor a bath, but without a shower), no dvd-player and no dishwasher.

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review which is basically factual. We wouldn't claim the place is luxurious and furnishings tend to be dictated by the fact that the place is a very old, listed building. We are unable to get a dishwasher in due to plumbing issues (and that's what men are for on holiday!) but have added a DVD player to the existing satellite TV, video and internet.


Reviewed 31 Mar 2015

I had gone through much stress in finding a suitable property to host a birthday weekend for my partner. First of all, in regards to communication Ian was brilliant in responding quickly and was alway… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for the kind comments and for leaving the place in good nick - both greatly appreciated, We look forward to welcoming you back for another 'occasion' possibly with better weather!

“Lovely Cottage”

Reviewed 9 Feb 2015

Very clean and beautiful cottage... Nice and calm place for short vacation. We was impressed by the service provided by the owner of this cottage. Very helpful and lovely person to talk. We really enj… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind comments - trust the Channel crossing was quiet.

Review 1-10 of 11


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Ian (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Ian (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ian (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ian the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Ian (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ian (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Ian (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ian (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Ian (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Ian (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ian (the owner) a message.

If Ian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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