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5 star luxury in the Garden of England - The Old Tannery (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


The Old Tannery (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6)

One master kingsize en suite bedroom with its own dressing room which is ideal for a cot. A king size en suite double. 1 twin bedroom. A landing bathroom.

A large kitchen with all facilities required including electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer. A dining room. A large sitting room with French windows looking out over the patio garden and river. A hallway with separate toilet.

There is also a utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier, iron and ironing board.

A cot and highchair are supplied at no extra cost upon request.

The garden has a table, chairs and a bbq

There is internet access in the house

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About the property


Both the Oast and Tannery have secluded private patio gardens overlooking a small stream on one side with a traditional village green on the other side. The Old Tannery was a former working tannery in the 17th century and has attractive beamed ceilings in the bedrooms. The Oast was originally built to dry hops used to brew beer. The Oast has an interesting wooden walkway out over the river. Ellens Cottage is on our fruit farm between Littlebourne and Bekesbourne with a large private garden mainly lawn and trees, with views accross the fields. A welcome pack is provided with basic requirements to start you off on your holiday. Local places of interest include Canterbury Cathedral, Howletts Zoo Park, Dover Castle, Royal St George's Golf Club, the cinque ports of Sandwich and Deal, and the seaside towns of Whitstable and Faversham. The Channel Tunnel is 20 minutes drive away.

Rosie Mount
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

Why Rosie Mount chose Kent

The Oast and Tannery are two grade 2 listed historical buildings that had not been used for years but were part of our fruit farm so in 2005 we started a mammoth renovation job and created two beautiful holiday houses for visitors to Kent to enjoy. We have had visitors from all over the world and we love meeting so many different people

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Booking Notes:
Visit our website (see below) for full details of prices and how to book. A deposit of £200 per house is requested at the time of booking. This is retained until after your stay and refunded to you as long as the house is left clean and tidy with no damages. Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to your stay.

Changeover Day:
Fridays at Ellens and Saturdays at the Oast and Tannery according to availability.
We only do short breaks from October to the end of March (apart from Easter, christmas/new year and half term holidays) All other times are booked by the week.

Notes on prices:
Weekly prices range from £650 - £2100 according to the season and which house you choose.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Britisches Landhaus-Feeling pur

  • 5 of 5

Für unseren ersten Aufenthalt in Südengland hatten wir uns "The old Tannery" in der Nähe von Canterbury ausgesucht. Wir wurden nicht enttäuscht. Schon der Kontakt mit der Vermieterin, Rosie, vermittelte das Gefühl von echter englischer Gastfreundschaft.

Vor Ort fanden wir dann ein wundervolles Haus vor, das voll und ganz unserer Erwartung erfüllte. Drei Schlafzimmer mit bequemen Betten und mit drei Bädern, davon zwei ensuite, sorgten für eine erholsame Nachtruhe. In der gemütlichen, gut ausgestatteten Küche haben wir mit Vergnügen die Mahlzeiten zubereitetet, die wir aufgrund des herrlichen Wetters auf der Terrasse im verwunschenen Garten genießen konnten.

"The old Tannery" war für uns der ideale Ausgangspunkt für die Besichtigung der Gärten und Schlösser im Südosten Englands. Besonders praktisch empfanden wir, dass die Bushaltestelle für den Bus nach Canterbury nur wenige Schritte vom Haus entfernt liegt. Wir haben dies genutzt, um die Umgebung einmal ohne Auto zu erkunden.

Wir können "The old Tannery" uneingeschränkt weiter empfehlen. Sie eignet sich besonders gut für für Freunde oder eine größere Familie, zumal das Nachbarhaus dazu gemietet werden kann.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Canterbury in South East England

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: All three houses are centrally heated and the Oast and Tannery have gas fired wood burning stoves in the sitting rooms. They all have separate dining rooms. Children are welcome, the river is safely fenced off at the Oast and Tannery and the village green at the front is always a popular place for a game of cricket or football. At Ellens there is a large lawned area and there are some lovely walks on the footpaths through the farm. There is ample private parking at all three houses. Outside: The patio gardens have been attractively planted and both overlook the quiet chalk stream where there are plenty of birds and ducks to spot. Garden table and chairs are supplied as well as BBQs. Ellens has a large garden suitable for families with children and there are many walks on the farm, some with glimpses of the animals at Howletts Wildlife Park

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