The Granary – Home 229421 Barn
- 3 bedrooms
- 6 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Granary – Home 229421
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 6
- min stay varies
Barn / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6
- 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) with a guest bed (suitable for a child), 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
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) with a guest bed (suitable for a child), 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.
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 recent works to the property included a high standard of thermal insulation throughout and the storage heaters are more than adequate to heat the property in the winter. There is plenty of hot water for taking a bath or shower. 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.
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.External clothes drying.There is parking for two cars and the garden is mainly enclosed.
Location description from owner
The England region
Known as the Garden of England Kent has attractive rolling countryside and many historic towns and villages.There are extensive shopping centres including Bluewater ( 45 mins by car) which with Westfield at Stratford ( 45 mins.direct access by train ) are Europes 2 largest indoor shopping malls.
The continent is readily accessable and can be reached by day trips to Bologne and Calais.
The cottage is close to the fine medieval city of Canterbury with its Cathedral being the centre of the Anglican Church. Canterbury is a historic, cultural and educational centre with three theatres ( one open air) and two Universities. There are river trips in punts through the centre of Canterbury. With its wealth of historic buildings and traditional narrow streets the city has a new pedestrianised shopping centre and many restaurants and eateries to cater for all tastes..
The Marlowe is a brand new theatre opened in Oct. 2011 and offers the best in touring theatre productions and you can enjoy west end musicals, drama with opera and ballet, classical music, stand up comedy, music gigs,childrens shows and pantomines. The annual Canterbury Festival runs for two weeks from mid to late October and it attracts top performers and events.
The Beaney Institute, in the main street, re-opened in Sept. 2012 and offers state of the art exhibition galleries and a brand new library and a varied programme of events and activities for all ages.
The Howletts Wild Animal Park nearby at Littlebourne (5 minutes away) and its sister Park at Port Lympne (35 minutes) are well worth visiting. The latter has a Safari Ride experience through the Park.
Both Parks have an outstanding record in preserving endangered species and are well known in Europe for their captive breeding success. The parks have sucessfully returned black rhinos and western lowland gorillas to the wild. Howletts has UK's largest African elephant herd. On the recreational side for adults and children there is the Treetops Challenge and for young children there is the animal adventure challenge.
Very closeby Wingham Wildlife Park offers an interesting day out for younger children along with Wildwood housing mainly native British animals at Herne (20 minutes away.)
There are many seaside towns within easy distance, each with different characters. Whitstable is renowned for its oysters and its historic buildings whilst Margate's regeneration is centred around the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery located at the very spot from which Turner used to paint. Sandwich, Faversham and Dover offer contrasting histories with fascinating old streets and historic buildings not least the very impressive Dover Castle and the World War II tunnels. There are other local castles at Deal, Walmer, Richborough, Chilham and further afield Leeds Castle near Maidstone offers a good day out for families with its extensive grounds and attractions.
For those interested in the natural environment Stodmarsh Nature Reserve is closeby with the WhiteCliffs Countryside and Langdon Cliffs near Dover and the extensive Romney Marsh providing contrasting and evocative landscapes to explore.
There are boat trips from Dover and Ramsgate out to the Goodwin Sands, including seal watching, or around the harbour area; steam railways to explore from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway (The World's smallest public railway) to the Rolvenden and Bodiam lines; there are numerous golf courses, horse riding facilities and sports centres in the area though the nearest Ice Skating rink is at Gillingham.
- 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
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- High chair available
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- 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.
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- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 3 hours 3 minutes
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- Calendar updated::
- 28 Apr 2017
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Languages spoken: English
This Barn has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 21 Nov 2012. Located in Canterbury, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £375 to £872.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Apr 2017.
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– based on 24 reviews
- Very Good
“Quiet and peaceful”
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”
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”
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”
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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