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Unique property located in the heart of Canterbury - Arthouse@The Old Fire Station

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Nov-2016
Three unique properties,sleeps up to 16 people tucked away in a private location

The Old Fire Station is a unique property like no other to be found in the Canterbury area and is located less than 5 minutes walk from the City Centre It comprises of 2 separate properties. 'Arthouse' is a Grade II listed former Victorian Fire Station and 'Cedar House', a Modern Malibu inspired Scandinavian designed Cedar clad house with a courtyard garden wraps around the house to give it a very private feel. Free secure parking and WI-FI are provided. Local shops are less than 5 minutes walk away.

And lastly Firemans Cottage, our new addition. A cosy victorian 2 Bedroom Cottage full of character and own private garden.

The trendy fishing village of Whitstable is only 15 minutes drive away, famed for its oysters and sea food or the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs and stunning Botany Bay (England's best kept secret) only 30 minutes drive. Closer to Canterbury are ancient woodlands, 2 fantastic wildlife parks and plenty of idyllic country villages and pubs serving local fayre. Further afield, the medieval hilltop village of Rye, Camber sands and Dover castle and rail links to London.

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Details for holiday home Arthouse@The Old Fire Station, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Arthouse is a Grade II listed former Victorian Fire Station located in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Canterbury. The property comprises of 2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Living Room with double sofa bed, Dining Room, Kitchen and secure parking for one car. Canterbury City centre is only 5 minutes walk away.

As well as the historic attractions of Canterbury, there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. The trendy fishing village of Whitstable is only 10 min drive away, famed for its oysters and sea food or the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs and stunning Botany Bay beach(England's best kept secret) only 20 min drive. Closer to Canterbury are ancient woodlands, 2 fantastic wildlife parks and plenty of idyllic country villages and pubs serving local Fayre. Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustines Abbey are both UNESCO world heritage sites along with the Westgate Towers, the medieval entrance to the city which is over six centuries old

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family run business who have been renting out holiday homes for the past 8 years in Canterbury, where we live. My wife and I have travelled all over the world and have stated in many holiday rentals, giving us a great insight into the needs of any holiday makers.We take great pride in our properties and hope that you will enjoy staying with us.

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Speaks English, German, Spanish

16 Reviews

4.8
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy our stay at the Old firestation, great location and everything you could need for a stay. It was really comfy and warm. Adelle and Sebastian were easy to contact, helpful and very welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding - tasteful accommodation, ideal location and fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Arthouse for our extended family visiting for our wedding. They were coming for the whole week and as a large group it had been tricky to find suitable accommodation in a central location for a reasonable price. From the beginning of our contact with the Sebastian and Adelle we were very impressed. They were approachable, friendly and accommodating. The property itself is very bright, airy and surprisingly quiet even though it's located on a busy road. Our family found it very comfortable and spacious and given they were unfamiliar with Canterbury the location was absolutely perfect! We also live just around the corner so that was a great added bonus for us.

We would highly recommend the Arthouse to anyone visiting Canterbury, whether you're a group of friends or a family.

Many thanks Sebastian and Adelle for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quirky, clean and spotless

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Canterbury, 10-15 minute walk into town, easy access for train/bus.

Property was great, quirky loved the mix of old and new, lovely touch of providing tea/ coffee and ofcourse the love heart sweeties.

Met with Adelle, she was lovely, spoke with Sebastian over the phone he too was a nice guy.

In Canterbury a gentle punt along the river stour is a must, as is a visit to the catherdal. Nearby, Whitsable for the oyster festival is well worth a visit, we had fun crab fishing at the harbour, St Margarets Bay near Dover and a walk along the famous white cliffs of Dover. Take a fast train into London, it only takes 50 minutes into the heart of London.

There are some fantastic places to eat - Ancient Raj (indian), the dolphin and the cherry tree(pub grub) and cafe boho and the best place for a pimms was the bishops finger....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a great apartment and fit our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Adele as we arrived and she took us through the apartment and answered all questions. She was most helpful. The apartment was bright, clean and roomy. It was just what we were looking for to use as a good base for our day trips throughout Kent.

We'd be happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent base to explore Canterbury

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious well-equipped house which is a short walk to the many delights of Canterbury, with its wide range of pubs and restaurants. Having its own parking space on the property meant we could happily forget about the car during our stay.

The owners had thoughtfully provided some essential provisions, greeted us on arrival and waved us goodbye.

I would recommend this property and would expect to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location -lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was great - well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was perfect for a family of five. The proximity to the city centre is fab too, easily walkable, even with small children.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

This is a truly unique property as there is no other like it in Canterbury. I caught glimpses of Cedar House through the opened gates of the old fire station which we also bought at the same time. It was always a wish of mine to own an unusual property should ever the opportunity arose, which happened when the property came onto the market for sale. I came just to look but ended up buying it as it was such an amazing unique chance to own such an individual property.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Gatwick at 65 Miles Nearest Barpub : Monument/ Eight bells at 0.25 Miles Nearest Ferry : Dover at 20 Miles Nearest Golf : Canterbury Golf course at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Canterbury West at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : A2 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Refectory at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Whitstable at 5 Miles Car: not necessary

There are loads of great activities and sights to see around Canterbury. There are a number of great castle to visit, namely Dover, Bodiam, Leeds and Hever castle. There are some fantastic wildlife parks including, Howletts, Port Lymphne and Wildwood. There are some great bicycle rides and walks to be had in our surrounding ancient woods and some excellent villages to visit including the port cinque town of Rye. A day at the Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs is not too be missed as well as gorging yourself on excellent seafood and sunsets in the charming fishing village of Whitstable. Canterbury Cathedral is the main tourist attraction of the area and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£275
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£160
Fri,Sat
£555
 
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£835
for 4 nights
From
£200
£885
 
 
Late Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£235
for 2 nights
From
£100
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£555
 
 
Late Winter
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Late winter
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£275
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£595
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
Spring
18 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£315
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£655
 
 
Spring
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£675
for 7 nights
£675
 
 
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£315
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£715
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£815
for 7 nights
£815
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£315
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£785
 
 
Autumn
24 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£285
for 2 nights
From
£125
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£655
 
 
Autumn
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£335
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£715
 
 
Early winter
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£275
for 2 nights
From
£120
From
£160
Fri,Sat
£575
 
 
Christmas/ New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£855
for 7 nights
£855
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£355
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£180
Fri,Sat
£885
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Booking fee £35

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Well Located for the city centre, tucked away in a peaceful and quiet location. Free secure parking and part of an old Victorian Fire Station. All three properties can be rented individually, as a pair or altogether as 'The Old Fire station', sleeping up to ,4,6, 10, 12 or 16 people.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, wc and wash hand basin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Sofa bed located in the living room
  • The master bedroom comes with a double bed, en-suite shower room and is packed with Original features. A flat screen tv and books are also available

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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