Houses in Littlebourne and Bekesbourne, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, England - Two in a village riverside Location and one on a fruit farm, all within 10 minutes from Canterbury
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.
Details for holiday cottage Ellens Cottage (3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
1 kingsize, 1 double and a twin bedroom with a family bathroom and a separate shower room both on the landing
Well equipped kitchen with all facilities including electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer, washer/drier and iron and ironing board
A cot and highchair can be supplied upon request at no extra charge.
The garden has a very sunny aspect and there is a garden table, chairs, sunshade and a bbq
There is internet access in the house
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
1 holidaymaker review
We stayed in the Ellens' cottage for three nights in June 2015, the party consisted of my parents, two children (9 and 11) and me. The cottage is a beautiful 3 bedrooms house, it is kept in impecable order, with everything, that you may possibly need, provided. The garden is large and well kept, it is a quiet, secluded space, we really enjoyed sitting on the patio with a glass of wine and the bbq. The location is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic break. There is a fantastic zoo across the fields and we saw elephants roaming the fields every night! Canterbury is only 3 miles down the road with great pubs, restaurants and a Waitrose! There is also a Hop Farm just down the road and you can book tours too. The hosts are incredibly efficient and professional, all my queries have been answered promptly and the booking was as smooth as a 5 star hotel! Thank you again for letting us stay in this wonderful cottage!
Activity and Interests
Good sandy beaches can be found at Sandwich Bay and Broadstairs, which are about 20 minutes away by car. Whitstable is an interesting fishing village famous for its oysters and is about 30 minutes away by car. Good restaurants can be found in and around Canterbury and Whitstable is excellent for fresh fish. We have a full list of recommended places to eat and visit in our houses.
London Gatwick and London Stansted airports are approx 1 1/2 hours away with London Heathrow about 2 hours. London City airport is approx 1 1/2 hours.
Train from Dover or London (Victoria, Waterloo or Charing Cross) to Canterbury East or Canterbury West Station.
Channel Tunnel at Folkestone 20 minutes, and Eurostar Ashford International Station 40 minutes.
Leeds Castle, Maidstone 50 minutes.
Dover, 20 minutes.
Sandwich, 20 minutes.
Canterbury, 10 minutes.
Howletts Zoo Park, 5 minutes.
Local small shop and Post Office in Littlebourne with a choice of several pubs in nearby villages. More shopping choice in the village of Bridge which is 5 minutes by car.
Supermarkets in Canterbury and door to door deliveries can be arranged.
Excellent permanent Farmers Market in Canterbury and good rural shopping area in Bekesbourne
- 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.
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.
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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