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Charming 2 bed 'Hidden Gem' of a cottage, with parking, in heart of Canterbury

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A beautifully presented and fully equipped Victorian cottage with parking.

An idyllic and quintessential English cottage set in a quiet cul-de-sac of just 10 cottages less than 5 minutes' walk from Canterbury's historic and vibrant city centre. The property which boasts both front and back gardens, Canterbury Cathedral views, 2 bedrooms, stunning decor and all mod cons sleeps up to 6 people is one of the very few cottages in the middle of Canterbury which is also pet friendly.


Owner
Chris Perkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Chris Perkins

Deb and I (Chris) both teachers bought the cottage with the view of it becoming our first holiday let. Our first guest, Mr. Sinclair arrived 7 September, 2015. We bought the cottage after our son attended Kent University and we fell in love with the city. The cottage's location is perfect and even negates the need to permanently have a car at your disposal, even though there is designated parking outside the cottage.

We are still discovering all that Canterbury and the surrounding area has to offer and every time we venture out, there is something new to thrill and enjoy.

Our cottage welcomes considerate pet owners as we too have two Westies who have enjoyed time there as we prepared the cottage for guests.

Chris Perkins purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Chris Perkins chose Kent

Charm, comfort and location, coupled with all mod cons and its own parking space - what more could you want?

What makes this cottage unique

Being able to walk into Canterbury city in less than three minutes yet enjoy a quiet and tranquil location. One of the very few pet friendly cottages within the heart of Canterbury and now with its own designated parking space outside the property. Has to be a win win!

Location

Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Two Sawyers
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Canterbury Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Canterbury East
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
M2
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Broadstairs
Car: not necessary

Augustine's Cottage is set in a quiet row of just 10 quintessential English cottages providing a very quiet location yet within sight and a 3 minute walk of the historic and vibrant city centre of Canterbury.

The cottage is positioned centrally between the 3 UNESCO World Heritage sights of St. Augustine's Abbey, St . Martin's Church, the oldest functioning church in Britain and, of course, Canterbury Cathedral itself.

Despite its city centre location, the peace and tranquility of countryside and beach are both within a short bus, car or cycle ride.

Canterbury and its surroundings has so much to offer that it will cater for the needs of even the most discerning traveller.

Augustine's Cottage is equipped with everything to make your holiday as comfortable, enjoyable and memorable as possible. It comes with Sky TV, Wii, bluetooth sound bar, blueray and dvd player, wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, beautiful roll top bath, and, unusually for Canterbury, large front and back gardens and much, much more.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Canterbury in City of Canterbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A wonderful location in a delightful cottage. So much to see and do. A must do for all discerning travelers!

Reviews

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Charming 2 bed 'Hidden Gem' of a cottage, with parking, in heart of Canterbury
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews
5

Well equiped comfortable thoughtfully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for Canterbury attractions. Included parking in prime location. Really comfortable for 4adults. Outdoor area a bonus. Well equipped and thoughtful hamper for late arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A home rather than a house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was extremely clean, comfortable and well thought out, with everything needed available. It was exactly as in the photos, but even better in real life. The owners, whom we didn't meet, obviously want to give people the best experience possible and there were lots of personal touches to prove it. Once we had been in there for a day it seemed like a home, rather than just a house - more like staying in a friend's or relation's house while they were away (with the consequent need to treat it with care as well as enjoy it - it is an old house after all). The back bedroom has a double bed, while the front bedroom has two single beds, fine for my wife and me, along with two children 18 - 21 years old who don't mind sharing a room. Although there is technically space for six, I think it would be best for four people. Extremely handy for the city centre as everything is within walking distance for anyone. The parking is very good too, although if you arrive in a big car, it is easier to go to the end of Ivy Lane and turn the car, then come back 30 yards into St. Pauls Terrace

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely feedback, future guests really value reading these comments before they make a commitment to stay at our cottage. Also thank you for the way you looked after our home- even replenishing some of the sundries such as coffee. You and your family were excellent guests- thank you.
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5

Perfect location, very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, with everything needed

Very well located, a few minutes away from the centre of Canterbury

Exactly as everyone else has written

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

City centre sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

What a find! Where else would you find a bolt hole minutes from the wonderful city of Canterbury, with every amenity you could wish for, including two pretty gardens perfectly designed as chill-out areas and your own parking space? Had the most relaxing time here and the owner's have thought of everything. Would thoroughly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location Location Location !!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is ideal if you are looking for a nice quiet place to stay just a few minutes walk away from all the shops, bars and restaurants that Canterbury has to offer.

A short drive away was Howletts wildlife park, well worth a visit !

You can just chill around the property as if it was your own.

One thing I would mention is that the stairs are a little steep and probably would not suit elderly people.

Apart from that it was a great place to stay.

Try it for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Lovely clean cottage with all the necessary facilities. Thought has gone into presentation and the location is fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Canterbury, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
MID HIGH
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£291
for 3 nights
£680
 
 
LOW
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£244
for 3 nights
£570
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£446
for 4 nights
£780
 
 
LOW
6 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£244
for 3 nights
£570
 
 
MID
11 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
LOW
18 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£244
for 3 nights
£570
 
 
EASTER
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£389
for 4 nights
£680
 
 
MID
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
MID HIGH
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£389
for 4 nights
£680
 
 
HIGH
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£406
for 4 nights
£710
 
 
MID
8 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
MID HIGH
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£389
for 4 nights
£680
 
 
LOW
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£249
for 3 nights
£580
 
 
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£446
for 4 nights
£780
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Damage Deposit £250

Please note that prices for this property are worked out on a percentage of the weekly price. So 3 nights = 70% of weekly price; 4 nights = 75%; 5 nights = 85% and 6 or 7 nights = 100% pf the weekly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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