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Cosy semi detached house in quiet village of Bridge, 3 miles from Canterbury

Overview

Property

Updated: 14-Aug-2016
House in Bridge, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, England - Quiet Country Village Setting, Easy Access To Canterbury By Bus, Bicycle Or Car

This semi-detached house with garden and ample street parking is an ideal base for exploring Canterbury and the Kent area. Bridge is located at the edge of the Elham Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house is 120 yards, on a level walk to the main village street, where there is a Post Office, Pharmacy, Grocery, Recreation Ground, & 3 Pubs (slipper distance). The house is available all year. In Canterbury there are many attractions including the Cathedral, New Marlowe Theatre, County Cricket Ground, swimming pool, leisure centre and popular shopping area. There is outlet shopping at Ashford (20 miles). The castles of Kent are all within easy visiting distance at Leeds, Dover, Rochester etc. Howletts Wild Life Park is just 3 miles away and the sandy beaches of the Thanet Coast (18 miles). The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (16 miles) and Dover (15 miles) are within easy reach for a day trip to the Continent and there are Country Walks from the door in Bridge.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tina lived in Bridge from 1952 and No. 13 has been in the family since it was built in the 1960's. We have spent many happy times there, together with family and friends. in the house, the village and surroundings. We would like others to enjoy it too and so have been renting the property out as a holiday let for more than fifteen years. Although we all

live away from Bridge now, the house is well cared for and

is prepared for our visitors by our great friend Ann.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Feedback received by email (see also reviews of the property for more feedback):

Thanks for use of your house while waiting for our new house. Everyone has been very helpful.

By the way it's a lovely house and our boys have settled in very well.

G G now of Canterbury
Apr 2012
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14 Reviews

4.9
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Teenage Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous week here in a much loved family home.

The house is fully equipped to manage 3 wifi dependent teenagers and husband. There was cupboards with toys and games for all ages that we took to the local pub to play whilst waiting for enjoyable meals.

We attended Sunday service at the Cathedral, went on a historical tour on the waterways. Lots of shopping( daughter). We visited Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate and Ramsgate. All easy journeys. We met friends at Dover Castle, the rare breed farm at Ashford (plus the shopping outlet) and got back in time for tea. We also completed a beautiful 5 mile walk taking in Canterburys surrounding wheat fields and fruit farms.

The house is ideally situated, an easy 15 minute drive from Canterbury centre. A quiet Suberb, with the home overlooking a village green. I can whole heartedly recommend staying here so much so, we intend to stay again later this year. Big thank-you Tina.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Julie you packed a lot into your family's week in Bridge. By the way I have now added a small fishing net and bucket to our equipment at the house, so you'll have to come back and try pond dipping in our Nailbourne chalk stream.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a pleasant comfortable and homely house that was enjoyed by all 7 of us! We enjoyed our visit of the area, beaches, and beautiful Canterbury. We hope that we will have the privilege to visit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joanne, I am glad your extended family fitted into our house and that you found so many local attractions to explore. Look forward to seeing you again. Tina
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5

Perfect accomodation & dedicated lessor !

  • 5 of 5

The accomodation is so well furnished that it was indeed convenient for our whole familiy (2 parents, 5 children). We especially loved the cozy fireplace-styled heating in the living room. 2 toilets. Great conservatory ("winter-garden") with all-around bright view & all-around curtains. Nice garden. Quiet Environment.

Regarding accomodation & furnishings as well as tips & information for environment & activities, everything is managed/furnished/explained perfectly. The tip to reach London via Bexley station (park&ride) is great!

Tina is distinctly solicitous and quickly organized the postal dispatch to Germany of a Laptop we (indeed!) forgot in Green court. We would be delighted to stay here again - absolute recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a perfect holiday in a perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

We, a family of 5 from the Netherlands were looking for a cottage in Kent. And Green Court, Bridge was just perfect! Clean, warm and spacious. And the location was just spot-on. We visited Canterbury, the P&R is just around the corner and made a long walk at the white cliffs of Dover. Even London isn't far away, an hours drive to Bexley station, with ample parking, and then by train to the city centre.We visited Leeds Castle, a great day out. And every time we came back to "our" cosy cottage, it felt like coming home! Many thanks from all of us, we would be delighted to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you found such a variety of places to explore from our base in Bridge, several of our guests have found the mix of days out at the seaside,exploring both Kent and London, shopping in Canterbury and breathing deeply in the countryside just the right mix for a family holiday, too. It's wonderful that you could well be returning at another time. Thanks from all my family.
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Comfy, convenient, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This clean, well-kept, lovely house is a real home-away-from-home. Located on a quiet road within two minutes walking distance from a shop, a butcher, excellent pubs, and the other amenities of Bridge, it is an ideal base for exploring the area around Canterbury. We have stayed here twice and will be delighted to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just the Job

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house to use as a base for visits to and from our young grandchildren in Canterbury, as the property description indicated it was suitable and the location looked good. We were not disappointed. The accommodation met our needs perfectly. It was clean, warm, spacious, well-equipped and most comfortable. We enjoyed staying in a property where everything worked.

The quiet village of Bridge is a good location for exploring the surrounding area, whether on foot, by bike, by car or public transport and it even has a small supermarket.

The owner was very helpful and we intend to stay at Green Court again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for that, I am pleased you found our accommodation met all your requirements, including space for entertaining your grandchildren! I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Tina
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

To the north there is the picturesque town of Whitstable (17miles), known worldwide for its oysters.

The sandy beaches of the Thanet Coast are approximately 18 miles away. Within half an hours drive you can find the beaches of Herne Bay, Broadstairs, Margate with the new Turner Contemporary exhibition, Folkestone and Hythe among others.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Kent International Airport (18 miles).

The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone (16 miles) and Ferry port at Dover (15 miles) are within easy reach for a day trip to France or beyond!

The village of Bridge is served by a bus service to Caterbury and surrounding area (check local timetables). There is a rail station at Bekesbourne (3mls), on the Dover-Canterbury-London line.

A Car is not essential but recommended in order to enjoy the area more fully.

Distances:

The property is just three miles East of the city of Canterbury. There is a large outlet shopping centre at Ashford (20 miles). The castles of Kent are all within easy visiting distance at Leeds, Dover and Rochester. Howletts Wild Life Park is just 3 miles away.

Further Details:

Ideal situation for anyone who wants a quiet self-catering holiday, there are food outlets available in the village, the village pubs also serve food. This is an ideal base to visit the many attractions in Kent.

Nearest supermarkets are ASDA, Morrisons, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and M&S food (Canterbury) or Tesco (Whitstable or Dover).

Bridge Shop is just 100m away and stocks a good range of food, newspapers and other essentials.

Cash point (ATM) is 100m away (charges fee).

White Horse, Red Lion and Plough & Harrow pubs in Bridge all serve food and within easy walking distance.

Bridge has a large recreation ground with a play area for children.

Pharmacist, post office, doctors, butcher and hairdressers are all in Bridge village.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are travelling to us via the East side of the M25 then from Sunday 30th November you will need to pay for the Dartford Crossing. This can no longer be done using cash at the time of crossing. The crossing charge depends on your vehicle and account type. Charges apply between 6am and 10pm. You must pay by midnight on the day after you cross. https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge

Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes on prices
Internet access is limited to browsing and streaming as our package is not sufficient to allow streaming or downloading. If the broadband is overused, you may be charged the cost of having to extend the limit for the calendar month so that future guests can enjoy this advertised facility. The land line telephone can be made available on request. Guests are responsible for the cost of calls, settled after the visit. All heating and lighting included in price. Linen is included in the price, towels are available at an extra £20 cost for a family of four. Please do just contact the owner if you have any questions.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred, short breaks accepted, please contact the owner to discuss your requirements.

The property will be available from 4pm on the first day of your booking, 10am departure. Other arrangements can be agreed with the owner if appropriate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The position is perfect for family holidays. There is a variety of entertainment available locally and in Canterbury for all the family with lots of opportunities to explore the village and further beyond. The house is perfectly located for days out, dining, enjoying local real ales, walking along the many local footpaths, cycling and close to Canterbury by car, on foot or using the regular bus service. Set close to the village High Street of Bridge with a variety of shops, along with a large play area in the village recreation ground makes staying in the village a pleasure.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Refurbished for 2014, shower room with toilet and washbasin. Separate second toilet. The wash basin is in the shower room.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5+2 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, dressing table & toy cupboard, built-in wardrobes containing bedding for downstairs sofabed, as well as space for storage. Bedroom 2 has twin beds dressing table and wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has a single bed & dressing table

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The house is an ideal base for walks with many public footpaths in the surrounding area and maps and literature on walks available in the house. One dog welcome, you must inform the owner at the time of booking if you are bringing a dog. Children are welcome, there is not a cot available but there is room for one in the double bedroom. Visit our website www.canterburycottages.com for more information on the accommodation and surrounding area. Outside: Large front garden. Back Garden is enclosed and has private patio with table, chairs and sun umbrella. Excellent views of the flower garden at rear of property. Utility Room: Side porch/boot room with large space to hang coats, rucsacs etc and to store footwear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels included in price, towels are available at an extra £20 cost for a family of 4. Clean linen will be provided at the start of each let, a 2nd set is provided for stays of 2 weeks or longer. Beds will be made up for your arrival. Other: Conservatory with cane suite, sofa and 2 chairs and convector heater. Opens onto secluded patio and enclosed flower garden. Garden furniture: table + sun umbrella and 4 chairs

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