A Summer let for 2: S.C.1 bed flat in character house. Charming village of Harbledown 15 mins. walk from Canterbury centre. Lge dble bedroom, en suite. Lge sitting/dining room with fridge, kettle, microwave. We provide breakfast essentials and we collect and return washing up late morning.
We want this self contained space to be comfortable for you so we are limiting it to two people, although we could easily accommodate a baby if you bring a cot with you. We can also set up a small futon in the room for a young child. This is a summer time let but there is central heating and a wood burning stove available for any unusually cold spells.
You have your own entrance into a large sitting room and dining area, with desk, wifi and television with Sky HD. There is a connecting door which is kept locked on our side, except when we come and replenish breakfast provisions and collect and return dishes from washing up
Upstairs in this charming converted Coach House is a large double bedroom with an en suite shower room. A a high beamed ceiling adds character, even a view of the cathedral!
There is an outside courtyard and garden with a covered small pond. There is also a table tennis table which you are free to set up and use.
There is ample on-road parking outside of the house.
(Use of wood burning stove, garden with protected pond, and table tennis table must be at your own risk and need extra care if you bring a small child.)
In the dining area, there is a fridge, microwave oven, kettle, muesli, fruit juices, fresh milk, teas and coffees provided along with a wide variety of breakfast choices including yogurts, preserves, cheese, ham, rolls, croissants topped up every day. We will provide fresh tableware each day as there is no kitchen sink. The garden around the house and courtyard has shared access between guests and ourselves.
Chris and myself live in a separate but attached part of the house and will be there to greet you. We will respect your privacy but are available to give you as much information as we can and answer any queries that you may have.
We are happy to learn from our guests so that we can offer a good service so let us know of any improvements we can make.
It is not child friendly accommodation because the stairs have no guard and there is a pond in the garden, albeit covered, but we are happy to have babies without extra charge. If toddlers or older children come, there is space for a futon in the bedroom but responsibility for their safety must lie with the parents. We can accept no responsibility for accidents.
We have lived in this house and village for 40 years and never tire of exploring the wider area and things going on locally.
This is a non-smoking house and we prefer not to have pets in the part that we are letting out. We assume there will be mutual respect between ourselves and our guests and we want to enjoy sharing our house, which took us many years to convert and make into a comfortable home.
I worked in the University of Kent Counselling Service, now retired, and am now writing about counselling instead. My husband, Chris and I enjoy travelling and walking in beautiful places, especially in the French Pyrenees. I think airbnb is a great idea and gives people a chance to experience staying in homes rather than hotels and gives hosts a chance to meet people from far and wide. I enjoy singing in a world music choir; creative writing, listening to poetry and being part of a writing group here in Canterbury called S@ve As. We took many years renovating this old Coach House and it is a pleasure to host people here in this beautiful medieval village of Harbledown on the outskirts of Canterbury in this 'Garden of England' county.