A lovely shared garden is what separates our newly renovated cottage from the river! It is tucked away and right on the River Stour, you will find it quiet and calming. Free allocated parking is just outside the cottage. Being within the city walls, shops and restaurants are within easy strolling distance. The cottage has been tastefully furnished, has new comfortable beds and high quality linen and towels. Perfect for 2 couples or young families. Be the first to come and enjoy our gem!
A cosy 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom cottage decorated in an eclectic original style. We use this cottage as a guest house for our friends and family and make it available to available to airbnb guests when it is not in use. It is very close to the Cathedral and the High St yet in a quiet and tranquil residential area. It can sleep a maximum of 4 in a king size bed and double bed. Fully equipped kitchen.
1 x kingsize bed bedroom with bedside tables. wardrobe, chest of drawers, roman blackout blind, hairdryer.
1 x double bed bedroom with bedside tables, wardrobe, roman blackout blind.
1 x bathroom with separate shower and bath.
All linen, bedding, towels supplied.
This is a small cottage so there is a small staircase that links the ground and first floor. I mention this as elderly people or those that have difficulty with stairs may find it a little steep.
Cloakroom with WC and sink, washing machine, iron and ironing board.
Kitchen and dining area is fully equipped with plates, glasses etc, dishwasher and all the usual appliances.
Baby highchair can be provided.
We supply the basics such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, fruit so you have these on arrival.
Double sofa, two chairs.
TV, HD freeview, lots of books and games.
There is a shared garden that backs on to the river with dining table and benches and a swing set for children.
If you would like an interim clean carried out during your stay, please let us know and we can arrange. This is charged at £30 per clean.
There is plenty to do in the historic city of Canterbury itself. The following are just some of the attractions which are all within an easy 5 minute walk from the cottage:
Beaney Art Museum and Library
The Heritage Museum (also home of Bagpuss and Rupert the Bear for kids)
The Marlowe Theatre
Punting Tours - our favourite, very relaxing and interesting way to see the city
And look at these websites for day trips from Canterbury:
There is parking for a car outside the cottage.
The high speed rail train from London St Pancras takes 52 minutes and comes into Canterbury West Station (look at the Southeasternrailway website for train times etc which is a 10min walk away.
The Cathedral and the High St is a 5min walk
Whitstable is a 15min drive
Broadstairs is a 30min drive
Dover ferry/tunnel is a 20 minute drive so easy access to France.
Gatwick is a 60 minute drive.
A rare self-contained gem in the centre of Canterbury.
Entire cottage, allocated parking spot and shared garden with the neighbouring cottage.
There is is an outdoor table and chairs on the decking next to the river for the use of guests of No 2 Cottage.
The neighbouring cottage No 3 has it's own outdoor table and just outside the cottage. This is for guests staying at No 3 cottage.
You are welcome to use either if the other cottage is free. If both cottages are in use, we ask that you accommodate and respect each other while using the garden.
Depends on situation.
We have a minimum stay of 2 nights.
The staircase between the ground floor and first floor is a little steep. It may not be suitable for those older or that have difficulty with stairs.
Unfortunately for various reasons we can't accommodate dogs at the moment.
We have hosted visitors from the UK and overseas and welcome both.
Families with children in schools including the Senior Kings School, Canterbury and Kent College, Canterbury have stayed at our cottage while settling in their children and also while taking them out of boarding to study for exams.
We have hosted families settling in their children to the University of Kent and Christchurch University also.
We have hosted families that have come for King's Week.
Graduations are also popular reasons for guests to stay. We have had many families from the University of Kent and Christchurch University stay and celebrate this event.
We hope you enjoy staying at our lovely river cottage and treat it with respect.
Should you notice that something is not working please notify us upon arrival.
If you wish to smoke we ask that you do so outside the cottage. Ashtrays are provided on the table outside in the garden.
If you want to invite people over, if there are more than two (in addition to those guests staying) please agree it with me beforehand.
Please do not light candles or the fire.
If you require additional towels, please let me know and we will provide. We prefer that you do not launder these yourselves.
Please don't flush wipes or napkins down the loos.
Look after the keys you are given. If they are lost, we will be changing the locks. A charge for this will be payable, not just for replacement keys.
BEFORE YOU GO:
Please make sure that the cottage is left in good order.
Please do not leave any perishable food in the fridge, cupboards or kitchen work surfaces and throw away any rubbish in the bins outside.
Please empty the dishwasher and ensure that all dishes and cups are washed and put away. We will charge an extra GBP10 if this is not done.
Switch off everything you've turned on.
Turn off the external light when you are not using it.
Please respect our neighbours.
We have provided slippers and request that you do not wear shoes in the cottage.