£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Granary – Home 229421 Barn

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Barn / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


The small detached Granary has recently been sympathetically renovated and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Granary lies in the grounds of a medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with a chalk stream and former watercress beds. It has its own private garden. The Granary offers quiet country style living and is under 15 minutes drive from Canterbury and 20 minutes from the nearest beach.On the first floor is a twin bedroom (with pocket sprung mattresses) a single bedroom and a bathroom. On the ground floor is a double bedroom again with a pocket sprung mattress, fully tiled shower room and an open plan living room which offers a leather sofa seating area and pine wood dining area with a well equipped and integrated kitchen. The predominant flooring material is limestone with some exposed oak to the walls. Additional accommodation is available in the Old Alms House ( Home No: 1687951 ) adjacent within the grounds so that larger groups of up to 15 adults can stay if both properties were booked together.

Further details

No winter heating charge.Arrival time after 3pm on start day and departure time by 10am on day of leaving.Cot and high chair are available but please let me know in advance if they are required.Short breaks are available outside the high season with a minimum of 3 nights.It is regretted that no pets or smokers are allowed at the property.Guests cancelling up to four weeks before start of the holiday will receive a refund of 50% of the payment.In the event of cancellation whenever possible an alternative date will be offered at a discount as a gesture of goodwill.

Further details indoors

The password for the wi-fi is on the front of the router which is on the kitchen worktop.There is a high standard of thermal insulation throughout and the storage heaters are more than adequate to heat the property in the winter.There is a master switch on the wall to each storage heater and this is normally kept switched on during the heating season but if not this switch would be need to be on overnight prior to the heater being operational. Settings to adjust the heat output including a boost facility are to be found under a flap to the top of the heater. The hot water is controlled using an immersion heater situated in a cupboard to the single bedroom. The first switch on the wall to the right is permanently on but a second switch behind with a neon indicator will act as a boost when extra hot water is required. At least thirty minutes should be allowed prior to the requirement. On no account should be the adjacent time switches be touched. There is a good standard to both the bathroom and a generous walk in shower downstairs. Linen and towels are provided. All bedrooms have 3 drawer pine wardrobes, 3 doors type to double bedroom and 2 door type to the twin and single bedrooms. French windows to the siting area open onto a sunny patio in the garden.The ground floor only could be used for anybody with restricted mobility who has difficulty with stairs, as all the facilities are conveniently available on this floor.There is a small freezer within the under stair cupboard to the Living area which also contains cleaning materials including a vacuum cleaner.

Further details outdoors

The mainly sunny garden is largely laid to lawn has a paved patio which also enjoys the sun. It has a log seat in the garden as well as a table with 5 chairs and a large parasol .Keys to the garden shed and the french windows are hanging up in the front hall.There is external clothes drying, parking for two cars and the garden is mainly enclosed.

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

Bed & bathroom

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


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

I live only a short a short distance from the Granary and I will normally meet guests at the property with the key when they arrive to explain the workings of the household. I would point out local amenities and try to help where I can. On the day you leave I will come at just before 10am to inspect the property. On the rare occasion that I am unable to meet guests


Check in time: 15:00, 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).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


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

No refund if cancelled less than 4 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

James B.
Average reply time:
2 hours 14 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
18 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Nov 2012. Located in Canterbury, it has 42 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £424 to £859.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
42 reviews

Very Good

“The Granery”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2018

Although we had a truely wonderful time, we were a little disappointed with the size of the lounge/kitchen area. Photo’s on the site make it look much bigger than it was. Perfect really for 2/3 people max, unsure where we’d have sat on the sofas if 5 of us had gone. Hasn’t put us off as the 3 of us are returning in April.

“Beautiful place to stay”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2018

The granary had everything you need for a self catering holiday and is in a lovely peaceful location. It was lovely to have outside space to relax in after days out exploring the many castles in the area. It is really well placed for visiting Canterbury, Dover, Hastings etc. I would definitely recommend the Granary for a family holiday destination.

“Quiet and rural, the perfect getaway”

Reviewed 1 Nov 2017

A lovely clean, modern detached former granary . Really warm and cosy and close to historical sites such as Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Dover. Lovely quiet position but very convenient for Canterbury. James is a lovely guy and he also owns the medieval property next to the granary. Check that out too. Would highly recommend staying hear and will definitely be going back in the future

“Quiet and peaceful”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2016

A lovely cottage that met all expectations. It was well presented and maintained. The cottage was well situated for Canterbury and the Kent coast. There were several very nice local pubs if you fancy eating out. We visited in November so it was a bit cold the heating was good but if I had one negative comment it would be that the French doors of the lounge area were very draughty.

Owner's reply: Dear Sue, Thank you for your review which I received via Trip Advisor yesterday I am always heartened to receive constructive and positive reviews such as yours. Thanks for your comments regarding the French doors as I was unaware of any problem regarding draughts as I had not had comments previously. This morning I checked the doors and all the draught stripping was in place and the doors fitted tightly to the frame apart from the bottom of the leading door which has moved perhaps 1 or 2mm. away from the frame It was exceptionally windy the weekend you stayed (storm Angus) but nevertheless I shall get the carpenter in to check the problem and hopefully solve it. Kind regards, James Bamford.

“Great location and charming host”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2016

We arrived late at our location late at night on a very wet evening, and were met by the owner James who was very friendly and showed us around his lovely property. He was very interested in our visit and our desire to walk around the local area. The Granary is a lovely property situated in the country idyll of Wingham Well. It had every amenity needed to enjoy your stay. We would love to stay again.

“Clean, modern barn conversion in idyllic surroundings”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

We would thoroughly recommend this barn conversion. It combines character and an idyllic location with all mod cons - including wifi which is something of a necessity for my tech-mad family (though personally I enjoyed the walks through country lanes to local coffee shops!) It was warm, comfortable and extremely well-equipped with a large garden and outdoor eating area which would be lovely at a warmer time of year. The owner was very accommodating and charming (even when a flight delay meant we were arriving late at night). It's a great central base for exploring Kent - within 10 minutes drive of Canterbury and pretty near all the coastal towns (like Whitstable, Margate and Dover too). Lots of nearby attractions and, if you wanted, it would be very easy to get to France either by ferry or train.

“Excellent facilities for a relaxing family break with lots to do nearby”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2013

Just spent a very relaxing week at the Granary which is a lovely clean holiday cottage with excellent facilities in the quiet village of Wingham. Lots to do in Canterbury with the cathedral and museums and the lovely Marlowe theatre. Also near coast - Whitstable, Ramsgate, Margate, Herne Bay and Dover with its splendid castle. Animal park on the doorstep and another only half an hour away, both well worth a visit. Owner local and very helpful would certainly recommend him and his property to all. Good food locally too try the Evenhill in Littlebourne for some tasty meals. Thank you very much.

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