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Luxurious Graded 5 Star With Gold Award Barn Conversion Near Canterbury

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Jo Izard
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Jo Izard

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.

Why Jo Izard chose Kent

Relax in a beautiful cottage with wonderful views. Enjoy great walks on the door step or go just five miles into the City of Canterbury with its cosmopolitan selection of restaurants and bars and site seeing galore. Shop till you drop or visit some of Britains greatest historical buildings.

What makes this barn unique

Five star luxury in a home from home. All you should need for your holiday has been thought for you.

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Canterbury in South East England

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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. Shaver socket. The ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 has a large bath with shower and tempered glass shower screen, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Shaver Socket.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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. Shower room ensuite. Bedroom two is a double bedded room with a king size bed and Laura Ashley furnishings. Safe deposit box. Bathroom with shower ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

5

Great Holiday !

  • 5 of 5

We visited The Granary this January and had a wonderful time. Beautifully decorated and immaculate throughout I could not find a fault. The owners made us feel most welcome and went to the effort of recommended a number of good local pubs and restaurants as well as things to do in the nearby Canterbury. Tucked down a peaceful and quiet lane it was the perfect little getaway but only 15 minutes from the town which had plenty to see and do. We will definitely be coming back !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back again.
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5

One of our best experiences

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully maintained and very comfortable. A very enjoyable stay and hope to book again soon !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Carole, so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Granary.
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5

Fantastic stay in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

A very warm welcome from superb hosts. Lovely, well-kept property which was very comfrtable. Very good access to Canterbury and the surrounding area. We had a fantastic holiday and would recommend this property to all.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Granary.
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Shropshire
5

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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Maidenhead
5

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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
Rate 6
16 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Rate 7
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
Rate 8
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£470
 
 
Rate 9
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£660
for 7 nights
£660
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
 

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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