|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Your booking will be backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee when you complete your reservation online and finalise payment on HomeAway.Learn more
2 kingsize en suite doubles and 2 twin bedrooms. A landing bathroom with large shower and bath.
A large kitchen with all the facilites required including electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and separate freezer.
A dining room. A large sitting room with french windows to small garden and views of the river. All downstairs rooms have french windows to the garden with a walkway over the river (fenced off) A hallway with separate toilet.
There is also a utility room with a washer 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, sunshade and a bbq
There is internet access in the house
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.
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
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.
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.
A family holiday at half-term is always great fun,this year the hurricane winds gave us a power cut which the grand-children thought was fantastic as they could play "spookey games"in the fantastic Oast House.
The accommodation is first class ,plenty of room with 4 big bedrooms,2 with en-suite facilities and 2 twin rooms,the front twin room was really atmospheric when the wind blew around the oast,Downstairs there was plenty of space,big kitchen although there was nowhere to sit and chat whilst food was prepared without dragging chairs in from the dining room.
The kitchen was very well fitted out and easy to use and keep tidy.
Outside,the decking was a great hit with the younger ones and we all enjoyed watching the ducks and seeing very fleeting glimpses of the kingfisher.
The welcome pack was well thought out and so useful to be able to have a cup of tea and a scone after a long journey.
Littlebourne village has a very good village stores and The Anchor pub is well worth a visit,there are plenty of good local pubs for eating out and Canterbury has so much to offer besides the Cathedral.
Only one very trivial complaint,the decking is very slippery when damp and we all nearly came a cropper!
All in all a great house for a family holiday in a beautiful part of England.