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Luxurious Graded 5 Star With Gold Award Barn Conversion



Updated: 02-Oct-2016
Barn in Waltham, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, England - The Granary Is Located In A Beautiful Valley Next To A Nature Reserve And Farmland

The Granary is a luxurious self catering holiday cottage for 4 in a haven of peace and tranquillity. Situated outside the village of Waltham near Canterbury, 17th. century Yockletts Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over looking Yockletts Bank nature reserve with its wonderful orchids, wildlife and footpaths. The farm itself is mainly laid to arable, once being hop gardens, with the remains of an old twin kiln coast of years gone by. We graze cattle on the gently sloping fields, with plenty of easily accessible footpaths all around so you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views in Kent. It is also a wonderful area to cycle or horse ride. Canterbury is 5 miles away, Ashford about 10 miles and the Channel Tunnel rail link is about 15 minutes drive. There are a number of excellent pubs within easy reach, all offering good food and beer. There is also a post office and general store with newsagent in Stelling Minnis village.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mark and Jo Izard own and run an arable farm with a small herd of beef cattle. Located in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty near to the city of Canterbury in Kent. The Granary is located on the farm next to the farmhouse. The main working part of the farm is located 1/2 mile away. Jo has 18 years of running a hospitality facility in the City of London before giving it up to manage The Granary. We have been awarded in April 2015 5 stars for the last 7 years from Visit Britain, Quality in Tourism and for the third year running received a Gold Award as well.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"First class accommodation in a beautiful setting everything you could possibly need has been thought of. Jo and Mark are lovely. We want to come back!!"

LB & CD Farnham

"We have stayed in many cottages in the past 25 years, this one is 'SIMPLY THE BEST!'

J & AW Manchester
Oct 2012
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Great accomodation

  • 5 of 5

The Granary is a lovely, well-appointed barn conversion of the highest quality. It deserves the five star gold award as equipped with everything you need and really comfortable, warm and clean. A real find and in a beautiful area near bluebell woods with great walks. Jo is a very amenable and helpful host, providing us with a hamper of food on the first day.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nerys, thank you so much for your review of The Granary. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. You certainly had a lovely week with the weather too. Thank you. Jo
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed cottage, immaculately clean with everything you might want for a short break or a longer holiday. Jo's professional yet warm approach ensures her guests receive just the right amount of personal attention (and generous welcome hamper) without intrusion. Fantastic walks available from the front door, with historic Canterbury and a range of coastal towns all within an easy drive. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


There are a number of good beaches towards Hythe only 25mins drive away where there have been regular sightings of a dolphin! Excellent fresh fish is also available.


Channel Tunnel rail link is only 15 min drive away. The Port of Dover is 25 mins drive. Gatwick airport is 1hour10min drive. Heathrow 1hr30min drive.


Canterbury is a 15 min drive. The village of Stelling Minnis is a 5 min drive where there is a pub, grocers and post office.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
17 Sep 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
22 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 33% payable on booking.
Balance payable one month before occupancy.

Payments to be made through bank transfer or personal cheque. A refundable security deposit of £100 cash payable on arrival.

Arrival time from 3pm and departure by 10am.

Holiday lets are Saturday-Saturday unless short breaks.

Changeover Day:
Holiday lets are Saturday-Saturday unless short breaks.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks in low season only

3 nights : From £295
4 nights : From £345

5 nights : From £395

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 02-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • barn


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


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 has an extra large shower cubicle, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. The ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 has a large bath with shower and tempered glass shower screen, toilet, basin and heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one is a twin bedded room with vaulted ceiling Leather sofa and Laura Ashley furnishing through out. All the furniture is solid oak. Bedroom two is a double bedded room with a king size bed and Laura Ashley furnishings. Safe deposit box.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: There is a lovely patio with table and chairs plus BBQ and a small garden. Also a large paddock for playing ball games or picnic in. Views from the cottage are of the nature reserve and beautiful valley. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included in the price.

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