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Rural Cottage With Beautiful Views Of The North Downs - Willow Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Cottages in Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent, England - Rural Location 2 Minutes Walk To North Down 5 Minute Drive To Leeds Castle

Nestled at the foot of the North Downs on the outskirts of Maidstone, our six acre smallholding offers you the chance to relax, to enjoy life at a slower pace, while you admire the stunning views from your private patio, wander around the allotment or take a stroll along the Pilgrim’s Way. For those seeking a little more activity, however, both children and adults are welcome to help out with the animals and with chickens, geese, ducks, pigs and sheep there’s plenty to do. Bubble and Squeak, our alpacas, love being fed and Harold, our turkey, is always keen to make new friends.

Details for holiday cottage Willow Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Nestled at the foot of the North Downs on the outskirts of Maidstone, our six acre smallholding offers you the chance to relax, to enjoy life at a slower pace, while you admire the stunning views from your private patio, wander around the allotment or take a stroll along the Pilgrim’s Way.

For those seeking a little more activity, however, both children and adults are welcome to help out with the animals and with chickens, geese, ducks, pigs and sheep there’s plenty to do. Bubble and Squeak, our alpacas, love being fed and Harold, our turkey, is always keen to make new friends.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We like the country life with all our animals, which do make us laugh a lot with their silly ways, and I feel so lucky to get up every morning and have the views of the North downs. It's nice to have friends and guest enjoy it has much as myself and my partner Mick.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making our stay a most enjoyable and memorable time.Cottage-absolutely beautiful,surroundings excellent and your friendliness great. Laurie and Shirley. Telscombe cliff



We have had a superb holiday,wish we came for a week. Absolutely beautiful! the cottage is smashing, the area is great. Superb facilities for disabled. We will definitely come again soon!. Thank you.

Steve,Chris and joe. Harlow essex.



Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this immaculate cottage. We will be back!

love the animals and your hospitality. We will recommend you certainly.

Thanks again Chris Emma and reuben. Ipswich Suffolk



Perfect hosts perfect place,one complaint, the time went too quick!. Will definitely be back. ozzy loved it
Sep 2012
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9 Reviews

4.6
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Williow Cottage for 3 weeks, heavily pregnant and alone with my 2 year old son to be nearby to family whilst visiting from the country we live, so was a little apprehensive but upon arrival I was greeted by the very warm and friendly owners and felt instantly reassured. The farm is very safe and perfect for children. The cottage itself was spotless, spacious and had everything I could have possibly needed. The owner had added to very sweet finishing touches and it's clear that a lot of thought had gone into decorating the property.

Opening the doors each morning so such lovely views of the horse and alpacas and green fields would always bring a smile to my face.

The 2 farm dogs were particularly friendly and my son and I fell in love with them.

The owner was always on site and was there instantly if I needed anything (for example a paddling pool on a very warm day!)

Lots to do nearby (with a car or taxi).

My only regret is having so many visitors whilst I was there as they all want to book and I'm worried that there won't be any availability next year!

We will definitely be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having you and your son to stay and so nice to meet all your family, we look so forward to seeing you Jax's and your small addition next year.
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comfy and contemporary 5 Star country value!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the farm with Lauraine and Mick. The cottage was clean and comfy and had everything we needed for a great stay. The walks to the downs were great. You can also walk to Harrietsham village with pub/shop and other great pubs and eating places are just a short drive away. Maisie our rottie loved the alpacas, chickens, turkeys, sheep and pigs. Highly recommended 5 star country break. Kev and Rebecca, Kent

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review. If we could rate guests, yourselves and Maisie would be 5 star.
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5

Most enjoyable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Avery warm welcome from Laurain, extremely clean and well appointed cottage with little to nothing missing, remembering naturally that the cottage is self catering. The animals on the small holding are a delight, extremely friendly and obviously happy with their surroundings and conditions. I would certainly recommend this establishment to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, so pleased you enjoyed your cottage and the animals.
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5

Absolutely superb!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely immaculate, spotlessly clean, and looking as though it had just been decorated, and is very comfortable and well-appointed. It's on a smallholding, and looks out over fields, but there's a patio area in front, with table and chairs, and very attractive small flower beds. The owners, Laurain and Mick, are lovely people, VERY friendly and helpful (Laurain even gave us ingredients for a bean salad we were making for our son's wedding, which was taking place locally, to save us from having to fight our way through heavy traffic, which was due to Operation Stack). There are animals to visit on site, the star being Harold the turkey. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave at the end of our stay! We would thoroughly recommend this for a holiday stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are both always pleased when guests enjoy their stay with us and we also make new friends.
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Lovely peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Easter break at Willow Cottage with our 2 sons. Lauraine was so welcoming and left us a nice welcome pack plus lovely fresh eggs during our stay. The cottage is small but perfectly furnished, lovely bedding and comfortable beds. Short walk to village which has a nice pub and a station. We will definitely return.

Thanks very much

Jo, Rob, Billy and Freddy

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wow what a setting!

  • 5 of 5

Willow became our home for a month and we couldn't have chosen better. The property was clean, comfortable and well equipped, and felt surprisingly spacious considering there was 4 of us and our retriever.

Laurain was so helpful and kind, but gave us privacy at all times.

The surroundings and countryside are amazing.

Thanks for making a potentially stressful time into an enjoyable one.

Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

My partners parents bought the property, to get out of London. They fancied a bit of the good life. I moved here about 7 years ago after meeting Mick on a building site in 2000, at first I found it rather remote from the town life, but to be honest we are very central for many thing, Dover, London, beautiful coast lines, Canterbury and even a pizza delivery service which we never had when I first moved here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : gatwick at 47 Miles Nearest Barpub : Roebuck pub at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : dover at 39 Miles Nearest Golf : Leeds castle at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Harrietsham at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : M20 at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : sheerness at 24 Miles Car: not necessary

Travel:

channel tunnel 30 miles

Dover 39 miles

Gatwick 47 miles

Local station approx 2 miles

Distances:

Maidstone 15 minutes

Leeds castle 5 minutes

Canterbury 37 minutes

Whitstable 44 minutes

Rochester 27 minutes

London 1hr 15 mins

Further Details:

small village pub/shop/post office and Indian restaurant

Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£410
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£410
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book a cottage please telephone or e-mail for details

Changeover Day:
bookings saturday to saturday. Arrival 3 o'clock departure 10 o'clock

Notes on prices:
All prices include booking fee, bedlinen, towels and cleaning materials

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

From the Owner

Views of the North downs when you sit on your patio, take a stroll up the garden and feed the varies birds and animals.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking

Bathrooms

  • wet room - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Disable access
  • wetroom for disable access

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Master bedroom has large zip and link, can be made into two singles if required.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We supply crisp fresh bed linen and towels, toilet rolls, bathroom cleaning fluids and cloths, washing up liquid, tea-towels, cleaning fluids, scourers and dish cloths. rotary line and pegs. free wi-fi Welcome pack for your arrival. 4 STAR gold award. Outside: small patio area to front of properties with wrought iron table and chairs. large shared garden. BBQ and seating. with Alpacas,chickens,Ducks and geese at end of garden.

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