Comfortable & cheerful 4 bed period home with peaceful garden. Free on street parking. Short walk to Canterbury's beautiful & historic city centre, with the cathedral, great shopping & dining, popular Marlowe theatre and swish new Curzon cinema!
This listing is for our single room. We also have a further single room, a double room and (occasionally) a king size room. Beds are very comfortable!
We have separate listings for the other rooms.
Although we're flexible about exact length, we are not looking for bookings much longer than 2 weeks.
We are in Wincheap which has it's own independent high street but is a short walk to the city walls and central Canterbury with all its beauty, history and culture. You are also walking/cycling/short drive from the Kent countryside. The rest of East Kent is easily accessible. We are also 30 minutes from Dover and Ashford International railway station.
London St Pancras is under an hour away by high speed train.
There is free on-street parking and wifi.
There is one shared bathroom and a peaceful garden. We've got a pretty good shower!
You are welcome to use the kitchen and living/dining rooms. We have freesat & BBC iplayer etc on TV which you are welcome to watch. We provide help yourself breakfast.
We are likely to be at home some of the time but please do feel at home! We're happy to chat about local amenities etc. if we are around.
I've lived in a few places but have chosen to settle in Canterbury as it has a beautiful green historic centre, small enough that everywhere is within walking distance. It has the benefits of being a city with interesting independent shops and cafes and plenty of cultural opportunities. Yet we are just a short drive from the country and 20 minutes from the sea! For the energetic we have the wonderful crab and winkle traffic free cycle route from Canterbury to the sea at trendy Whitstable, famous for fine dining including local beer and oysters! Finally if the big city calls, then a day trip to London is easily feasible.
We are within easy reach of both train stations and the bus station.
We speak English, French and Arabic.
In addition to the listed amenities we can provide hair dryer/iron & ironing board and hot water bottles - though the house is pretty cosy. There is also a free standing additional radiator in this room. Anything else you need or have forgotten - just ask!
Please note that this bedroom is next to the bathroom. Most guests have not mentioned this as a problem but note one reviewer remarked on this, so I am letting you know. We will of course do our best to use the bathroom quietly!
No pets I'm afraid. Just one guest as this is a single room. You must be over 18 to book as a guest. The house is non smoking but you are welcome to smoke in the garden. The neighbourhood is quiet and we host multiple guests including those here to work and we just ask that guests respect this and try not to make too much noise late at night. Please also leave the kitchen and bathroom as you find them in consideration of other guests.
We have an old fashioned water tank which heats up at certain times - normally 7.30-10am and 5-8pm though we can override these. Please discuss your water requirements with us if they fall outside these times.
Please note that all extensions to bookings need to be requested via this site not in person even if you are already here and using the room. We comply with Airbnb conditions and do not agree extensions in person without booking through the website, and therefore Airbnb guest fees do need to be paid on extensions.
We are flexible and will try to oblige with short term requests, made through this site, to stay on longer if we do not have any other bookings or our own plans for the room eg family visitors.
I live in Canterbury with my husband. I initially enjoyed hosting visiting actors who come to do plays at the Marlowe theatre and so decided to branch out to Airbnb. I've been hosting since January 2015 and really enjoy hosting the range of visitors who come to Canterbury for all sorts of reasons. I'm easy going, happy to help and just hope you have a great stay.