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Cosy Cottages Overlooking Village Green, Great Country Walks And Cycling - Candy Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms)

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Candy Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms)

Candy Cottage is a mid terraced cottage, over looking the village green. It was originally a farm workers cottage built around 1860. The sitting room looks out across the village green, as does the main bedroom. The sitting room has a large comfy leather sofa and chair. The dining room has a quaint pine dresser and round dining table and 4 chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a door leading out to the fully enclosed and lockable rear garden. The main bedroom has a double bed, built in wardrobe, tallboy set of drawers and 2 bedside tables with lamps. The second bedroom has a 3ft single bed, wardrobe and bedside table and light. One small dog accepted in this cottage.


About the property

E7620

These charming self catering holiday cottages are situated in the heart of the Kent village of Rodmersham Green, opposite the village pond, the village green and open countryside. The cottages were built in 1860 as farm workers cottages, Old Post Cottage later became the post office and village shop. Full of traditional features they are the perfect base for exploring Kent throughout the year. Both these luxury cottages have recently been refurbished. Each cottage has two bedrooms and are beautifully decorated, providing a calm and peaceful ambience, with a cosy sitting room and separate dining room. Old Post Cottage and Candy Cottage are both 4* rated and have been awarded Green Tourism GOLD award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

We run Green Cottages Kitchen; Baking and Cookery workshops in my own kitchen (not the cottages). Workshops include bread making; Sourdoughs etc. We have several different scheduled workshops. If guests request a specific date I will try to accommodate with a minimum of 2 participants.

More Details

Owner
Monique Bonney
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

About Monique Bonney

We have lived in Rodmersham for many years and know the area well. We enjoy walking up on the North Kent Downs and cycling along the No.1 cycle route and round the local villages. We care about the local environment and community and encourage our guests to explore the local area. We use flowers from our garden to decorate the cottages and provide seasonal home grown fruit and vegetables when available. We bake our own bread. We have sought to create cosy and comfortable self catering cottages that support local businesses and have a low impact on the surrounding environment. We have children and know what is required when travelling with them. We love the fact that you can drive to the coast in 25 minutes or stay put and soak up the country air. The best of both worlds.

Monique Bonney purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Monique Bonney chose Swale District

We love the position of these cottages, overlooking the village green, adjacent to the pub and a few doors from the village shop/cafe. Rural life without being too remote, pop into the village cafe for coffee or into the village pub for a drink and dinner. Opposite the cottages is a footpath that takes you into beautiful fruit orchards. When we bought these cottages they were in desperate need of modernising and had been knocked into 1 dwelling. We completely renovated them including some major structural work, insulated them, replumbed and rewired them. Today they have all the modern facilities you would expect with a dose of 1860's charm!

What makes this cottage unique

We hire out bicycles to explore the area. Both the No.1 cycle route and the North Kent Downs are about 1 mile from the cottages. The cottages are a short drive (5/10 mins) from Sittingbourne, 15 mins from the historic town of Faversham and 25 mins from the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. You can look out of window at rural village life but in a short drive/cycle be town. There are plenty of good village pubs to explore, Leeds Castle is a short drive (15/20 mins). If you fancy curling up on the sofa you can surf the internet using our high speed broadband Wifi, watch a DVD or read one of our local interest books. For something really different you could take a Thames Barge sailing trip. We can provide stair gates, highchairs and a cot on request.

We run Green Cottages Kitchen; Baking and Cookery workshops in my own kitchen (not the cottages). Workshops include bread making; Sourdoughs etc. We have several different scheduled workshops. If guests request a specific date I will try to accommodate with a minimum of 2 participants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed with our 2 month old baby and had everything we needed. Monique was lovely and made sure everything was ok a couple days before. The cottage was a great choice and we will be returning when visiting the area again.
Jun 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sittingbourne
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Sittingbourne
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M2/M20
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Whitstable
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can hire out bicycles (additional cost - see our website). We can provide maps and routes for walking and cycling. In addition owner can provide decorative wreath making course, using natural garden materials.

Ask for details on special packages including hawking/birds of prey experiences. We can arrange full day or half day experiences where you get fly some amazing birds a professional falconer. We can also arrange Thames Barge sailing trips. If you are celebrating something special we can help arrange something really unique.

Coast/Beach:

20-25 minute (15 mile) drive to the coast/Whitstable.

Travel:

Sittingbourne train station is approx 2.5 miles away.

Sittingbourne train station is served by mainline services including the High-speed service to Ebbsfleet (Eurostar station) (approx 40 minutes), Stratford (for the Westfield shopping centre and Olympic park complex) (approx 50 minutes) & London (St Pancreas) (approx 60 minutes). Other mainline services go to/from London Victoria (approx 70 minutes) and London Bridge/Cannon Street in peak hours (approx 60 min). The Port of Dover is c.32 miles

Distances:

7 miles to Faversham

9 miles to Leeds Castle

12 miles to Maidstone

17 miles to Canterbury

Further Details:

Village has a pub, village shop & cafe, cricket club and squash club. Nearby supermarkets include Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons. Ocado, Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys all deliver groceries via their internet services. Fab butcher in the neighbouring village can deliver locally produced meat, game, fruit, veg and cheese.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Min 2 night stay

30% deposit to be paid on booking (unless booking less than 8 weeks in advance) + £100 security/damage deposit

Shorter breaks available out of peak periods / short notice

We take credit/debit card payments

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday/Monday but this can be flexible depending on availability outside of summer holidays/peak periods.

Notes on prices:
A damage deposit of £100 is required for each cottage. See our website for full terms and conditions.

We run Green Cottages Kitchen; Baking and Cookery workshops in my own kitchen (not the cottages). Workshops include bread making; Sourdoughs etc. We have several different scheduled workshops. If guests request a specific date I will try to accommodate with a minimum of 2 participants.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Swale District in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Breadmaking and Cookery Workshops available. See our website for details. Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have central heating and a heated towel rail in the bathroom. The bath has a shower attachment and glass screen. Stair gates, high chairs and travel cots are available in both cottages. Outside: Fully enclosed and lockable garden with table and chairs, bicycle anchor point

Reviews

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Candy Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 15 reviews
5

Cody, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, owners made us very welcome. Plenty of things to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Minnesota, USA
5

Cozy, clean and comfortable country stay.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights and toured southern U.K. traveling with my husband and mother-in-law. Worked out perfectly for us! Wish we could have stayed for the baking class - maybe next time!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Kent.
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5

An idyllic mini-break

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely break in this gorgeous cottage. It is so well equipped and had everything we needed. The small touches were beautiful - fresh flowers, a loaf of freshly baked bread. The cottage is well situated for countryside walks and the seaside.

We had a lovely day in Whitstable as well as taking a couple of beautiful walks. The cottage had lots of DVDs and books for all tastes, as well as lots of useful local information. The beds (and the bath!) were very comfortable and the garden was completely enclosed which was helpful as we took our terrier. All the equipment in the kitchen was modern, clean and up-to-date. Thank you for a lovely break!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Candy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A slice of heaven, a little oasis of calm and comfort in a lovely tranquil village

This cottage has been fitted out to a very high standard and has everything that you need for a relaxing break

Monique is on hand to help with anything that is needed by her guests

All in all, Candy Cottage is a pure delight

My stay was for 4 weeks whilst working in the area, and provided me with a true "home from home"

Highly recommended, and pet/child friendly too

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Lovely cottage for Countryside break

  • 5 of 5

Spent two days in the cottage and had a fantastic time. The cottage was perfect for what we was looking for. Clean, cosy, quiet, and set in a beautiful location. Great for anyone looking for a relaxing weekend away. The cottage had everything we needed and was even supplied with a welcome pack of groceries. A family friendly cottage, great for those that like walks in the country. Would recommend to friends and looking forward to staying again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
4

Delightful cottage. Met our needs perfectly.

  • 4 of 5

Was the listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc? Yes.

Was the property clean and well-maintained? Yes.

Did the owner provide good customer service? We were grateful for the groceries waiting for us in the frig and kitchen upon our arrival. The only hitch was that the owner didn't email us the access instructions until the day prior to our arrival, and we were already on the airplane from Toronto, and so it was a struggle to gain entry initially. I would suggest that the ownersdirect checklist reinforce the need to issue access instructions a week before checkin date.

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives? Yes

What nearby activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike? The team room next door. Sittingbourne downtown only 10 minutes away by car. Easy access to Canterbury, Dover, and the surrounding country-side lanes.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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