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

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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.

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

Speaks English

16 Reviews

4.8
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

Walnut Creek CA
5

Just as I remember

  • 5 of 5

After not visiting the place of my birth in 10 years I decided it was time. The house was in a perfect spot in Canterbury, very close to everything. I arrived earlier than anticipated on the day and decided to check the location out before I went to see my parents in Chartham. Chris had just finished preparing the house and invited me in, gave me a tour and handed me the keys. There was a welcome basket of bread, milk, wine and various sundries which was really appreciated, even though there was a Waitrose supermarket just up the road, but again appreciated after a 10 hour flight and 2 hour drive. The house was clean, comfortable and cozy. Added to that was the fact that parking was included which was a complete bonus staying in Canterbury with its narrow streets and very limited parking, just remember if you're traveling from the States that smaller vehicles are king in the UK with its old roads, streets and limited parking!

Will certainly be back in the UK much sooner than the long hiatus I took and would definitely consider this house again if I wanted to base myself in Canterbury. It was a pleasure meeting you both that day of check in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thanks for making the stay very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that your return to your homeland was a most pleasant one. We wish you well and would look forward to welcoming you back to Augustines Cottage when you next return to Canterbury. Best wishes, Chris. & Deb
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5

Perfect location, clean, quirky home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my sister and I rented this this lovely little home just outside the walls of Canterbury. I couldn't ask for a better location- we were literally minutes away from everything, yet the home is on a quiet street which was a welcome refuge. This is a period home, so you will find the layout a bit less than perfectly convenient- for example, both bedrooms are on the first floor (for fellow Americans, that means up a very narrow staircase) but the only bathroom facilities on that floor are accessible by only 1 bedroom. So if you are in the second bedroom you will navigate the narrow stairs plus one more awkwardly placed stair just outside your door to use the toilet at night. The kitchen is in 2 rooms, in order to accommodate modern appliances, but this didn't prove a problem at all.. We were extremely happy with our stay. The place was immaculate, the beds WONDERFUL, and our host left a truly thoughtful gift basket, with literally enough food for both a dinner and a breakfast. It was too cool during our stay to use the outdoor facilities, but they would be a definite plus during warmer weather. The lounge and dining rooms were large enough for all of our needs. We appreciated being able to park our rental car safely off-street. I book places to stay primarily based on 2 things- location and cleanliness, and this home scored a 10 on both. Canterbury is a wonderful, ancient town with much to explore, an you won't find a better, more affordable base than this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An extremely comfortable house with all of the amenities that you need.

  • 5 of 5

Its proximity to the city centre, safety and all the amenities that we could ask for made it a very pleasurable trip. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything that we would have in our own home. The owners were very accommodating and made sure that we felt welcome. I would most certainly recommend the cottage for anyone visiting Canterbury.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. Perhaps we can welcome you back to Augustine's Cottage, Canterbury some time in the future? Kind regards, Chris. & Deb
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5

Perfect for exploring Canterbury.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage with all mod cons and lovely bathroom. The location could not be better for exploring Canterbury. Owners were very helpful and parking was provided for one car, which was excellent.

WiFi is good and nice TV, kitchen equipment is all modern.

Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

A stones throw away from the town centre but perfectly quiet and peaceful.

Beautifully decorated cottage, full of character and charm, with every thing that you could need, truly everything is there, it is so well equipped and really appreciated all the 'boutique' touches which made the stay really special.

Perfect for young children too, again everything that you need.

One to keep front of mind for repeat visits and recommends

Perfect location, perfect cottage, perfect break.

Thanks Chris and Debs!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful, quiet house in Canterbury

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time staying in this property - definitely a hidden gem! The place is gorgeously decorated, has a fabulous backyard, and is tucked away from the busy main streets. Chris was helpful and attentive, we really appreciated it! Would definitely stay here again - a perfect holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Two Sawyers at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Canterbury Golf Club at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Canterbury East at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M2 at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Broadstairs at 25 Kilometres 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, an unusually for Canterbury, large front and back gardens and much, much more.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
LOW
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£231
for 3 nights
£540
 
 
CHRISTMAS
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£557
for 5 nights
£780
 
 
LOW
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
£535
 
 
MID
11 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
£615
 
 
LOW
19 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
£535
 
 
EASTER
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£281
for 3 nights
£655
 
 
MID
22 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£264
for 3 nights
£615
 
 
MID HIGH
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£281
for 3 nights
£655
 
 
HIGH
27 May 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£311
for 3 nights
£725
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable 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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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • city centre

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

Floor Area

  • 85 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • A wonderful location in a delightful cottage. So much to see and do. A must do for all discerning travelers!

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