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Large modern family home in the charming Kent village of Charing.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 bathroom, rural village setting

Open and spacious, with large garden offering ample accommodation for 9 people. Ashford 6 miles, Canterbury 12 miles. This property is available to families or large groups during July and August.

11 Ellen Close is a detached house in a quiet cul de sac of Charing near Ashford. The house has two double bedrooms, both with ensuite, one family bathroom, two large single rooms (with space for an extra bed in each) and one standard size single room, making it ideal for 7 people but with plenty of room for up to 9. The house also has a fitted kitchen/diner, a sitting room with piano, a large hallway, downstairs cloakroom, family lounge and utility room. Outside there is off road parking for four cars and a large garden with outdoor furniture, patio, air conditioned/ heated summer house and table tennis table in the double garage. In front of the house is a large green. Set in beautiful countryside, yet just a short drive to the Kent coast, 11 Ellen Close is ideal for a family holiday. Amenities: Gas central heating, Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 4 cars, 2 on a private driveway and 2 under the shelter of a car port. Double garage with bike storage and table tennis table. Private rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and BBQ. Dogs allowed. No smoking. Charing village 3 minutes walk – two convenience stores, post office, tea-rooms, two children's playgrounds, playing fields, tennis courts, pharmacy and medical centre, library, train station.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 March, 2018

About The Owner

Mike and Ginny have been living in Charing for 8 years with their three teenage children. They started married life in London but moved out to Kent in 2008. Mike grew up in Middlesbrough in the North East of England and is a freelance documentary producer/director. Ginny is from Buckinghamshire and is a French teacher.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Charing

Charing is perfectly located for so many things - beaches, castles, shopping, history, countryside, day trips to London and France. You can get to any of the beautiful Kent beaches within 45 minutes - from the north coast at Whitstable round to the east at Broadstairs, Deal and St Margaret's Bay to the southern shores of Camber. Leeds Castle is only 10 minutes in the car from here and is a favourite place for family outings. Apart from exploring the stunning beauty of the castle and grounds there are so many activities for children to enjoy - a huge maze, two playgrounds, birds of prey shows, Go-Ape! and segways, not to mention hot air ballooning. Still within an hour's drive, are the stunning castles of Dover, Bodium, Scotney, Reculver and Hever. There is excellent shopping too with the Designer Outlet in Ashford, all the major shops in Canterbury and Maidstone, Bluewater only 40 minutes by car, or Westfield - one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe - only 25 minutes on the High Speed train from Ashford International station. The surrounding countryside is fabulous, perfect for dog walks or ambling out for a pub lunch. From the front door you can head straight up to the hills of the North Downs experiencing the beautiful views of the Weald of Kent stretching as far as the English Channel. In Charing you are only 20 minutes by car to the Eurotunnel terminal so day trips to France are as easy as they are to London. The High speed takes 37 minutes from Ashford to St Pancras, or you can take the slower train directly from Charing station ( 2 minutes walk) to London Victoria.

What makes this house unique

This house has a fantastic location, spacious rooms, and modern facilities. It is situated in a quiet village cul de sac in a friendly safe neighbourhood with the charms of old medieval Charing only a few minutes' walk from the door. With plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms and reception rooms it is ideal for family life. The private garden with its large patio and lawn is a welcome spot to enjoy BBQs and meals outside during the summer, and with the summer house you can still enjoy the outdoors under shelter if necessary. The large green outside the front of the house is perfect for outdoor sports, whilst the path around it is a safe place for children to cycle, roller blade or skateboard. With so much parking facility in the car port and driveway, the garage itself is used to house the ping pong table, so hours of fun can be spent there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Charing in Ashford District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • One separate toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(2 traveller reviews)

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Large modern family home in the charming Kent village of Charing.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

very spacious, modern and well equipped. Plenty of room to relax.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property with lots of space for adults and kids to stay and not get in each others way. Big rooms both upstairs and down with plenty of wash rooms. Ample parking for cars . WiFi for those who can't live without it. Very well equipped for almost everything. 7 of us stayed here with ease. Definitely worth a stay , you won't be disappointed. 👍

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect home in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our Stay at Ellen Close. The house was amazing, every comfort you need is provided and lots of little extras which made the stay even more fun. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and relaxed and knew we had picked the perfect place to stay. Ginny the owner was so helpful and welcoming and this made our visit stress free. The Village of Charing is very pretty with some beautiful old buildings and made a lovely base for exploring Kent. Leeds Castle is very close by and well worth a visit. Loved our stay and hope to go back one day.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Gatwick Airport and London City Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Bowl Inn
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Great Chart Golf Club and Ashford Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Jasmine Chinese Restaurant, Spice of Bengal Indian
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Hythe and Whitstable
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
Pet Fee £20
Damage Deposit £200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.