|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Living/dining room 5. 0m x 3. 3m with full-height timbered roof.
Galley kitchen 4.2m x 1.7m.
Main bedroom 4.0m x 2.7m, double bed and en-suite shower room with shaver point.
Second bedroom 2.9m x 2.4m with full-size bunk beds.
Family shower room with shaver point.
Gravelled courtyard garden and lawn.
We are very proud to tell you that we have just been awarded 3 Star Gold rating from VisitEngland. You can find us on their website.
Come and enjoy a relaxing time in the cosy cottages in the garden of England. Both the cottages are fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, four-ring hob, microwave, butler sink, iron/board, dryer rack, vacuum cleaner, TV/DVD player, WiFi/broadband internet access. Luxury bed linen and towels are provided.
Enjoy a glass of wine relaxing in the private garden with sun loungers, picnic table, parasol and barbecue. Bicycles are available to borrow at your own risk. One very well behaved pet is allowed. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property.
The cottages are located at the edge of a village which has a
small well stocked shop and excellent butcher. There is also a friendly local pub. All these walking distance.
The cottages are in the grounds of Hardacre House which was built in the first part of the fifteenth century. Its most famous occupant was John Twyne, the last headmaster of St Augustine’s Abbey school and the first of Kings School in Canterbury after the Dissolution in 1541. He was Alderman, Mayor and MP of Canterbury and even spent time in the Tower of London when he offended King Henry VIII! He married Allice Peper of Hampshire in 1525 and they spent many years in Preston.
David and Henrietta have been living at Hardacre House for 3 years. They were married 4 years ago and have decided to move full time to "The Garden of England".
They running courses for foreign adults and younger students who want to improve their English in the main house and offer 2 self catering cottages which are adjacent to the main house.
David has lived in Kent and London most of his life and loves gardening, playing tennis, walking and biking. Henrietta has lived in France and Chile and also loves an active outdoor life much the same as David! They both love travelling and have visited Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, India and many lovely places in Europe including France, Italy and Spain. We both speak French and Henrietta speaks Spanish too.
They very much enjoy the theatre and there is a great one in Canterbury called "The Marlowe Theatre". When they have time and at the end of the day they enjoy having a good read but usually fall asleep with the book.
They both enjoy good food but most of all using their local products. They are eager to have a good kitchen garden which they are both working on.
They would love to share their beautiful garden which is in a very tranquil spot and an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are beautiful walks along many footpaths around the village and they are close to the sea side with a good choice of different types of beaches. They are also very close to Canterbury with its stunning cathedral and walled city and many other interesting historical sites including two "Cinques Port" towns of Sandwich and Dover, and Richborough Castle. There are the various golf courses in and around Sandwich, with Margate and Ramsgate also close at hand.
They would very much enjoy to welcome you to their home and share some of the secrets of Hidden Kent which they can reveal to our guests when they come and visit.
Henrietta Kelly purchased this cottage in 2015
These cottages are independent and have their own private gardens.
There are also bikes here if you would like to borrow them. Very flat and great biking country!
In the spring time beautiful walks in the blue bell woods and also very close to the beaches.
Please note minimum stay the first 2 nights are charge full rate and then the following nights are charged at 10% of this.
Longer term bookings are available, as is B&B in the main house. Please enquire for details.
A 5% discount is available if both units are booked together.
Changeover day is usually Saturday. Please do not arrive before 4.00pm, and depart by 10.00am. However, special flexibility is possible by prior arrangement.
Very light, perfect for catching the winter sun. Lovely rural location with plenty of sights to see and things to do nearby.
Très belle découverte de l'Angleterre grâce à ce séjour dans un endroit accueillant et confortable: le cottage est charmant et fonctionnel ( on y trouve tout ce dont on a besoin pour cuisiner et se détendre) et les propriétaires sont TRES sympathiques! Henrietta dispose en plus de talents de pédagogues auxquels vous pouvez faire appel pour découvrir ou entretenir votre anglais. Nos enfants ont adoré ! Preston est un charmant petit village d'où partent de nombreux sentiers et bien localisé afin de découvrir le Kent qui regorge de richesses architecturales ou naturelles. Nous n'avons qu'une envie: y retourner !
A modern holiday house with the old twist. Modern bathrooms and further all that you need. Good location for day trips to Canterbury or even London.
! Charming, safe and Nice for the kids, peacefull and at the same time close to Canterbury. We had a great stay!
The cottage was situated in an ideal location allowing easy access to Kents attractions. Accommodation was comfortable and the owners very friendly and helpful. Plenty of good pubs locally. Would recommend the property and would return to explore more of Kent.
This cottage provides a wonderful peaceful environment to relax and recharge yet is situated in an area with much to see.
Great care has been taken to provide all you could need in a holiday let and Henrietta left a very thoughtful and generous welcome food pack which was much appreciated. Highly recommended.