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Spacious Country House Nr Canterbury with fabulous views outside hot tub & sauna

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House Nr Canterbury, Kent, England - large private garden, hot tub & sauna

Park House is situated in the historic and pretty village of Barham in the Elham Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Barham has a village shop and popular, atmospheric village pub serving great food. Canterbury (6 miles) offers a wide range of specialist shopping, leisure facilities as well as numerous tourist attractions. Park House dates back to the mid-20th Century, the house has been extended and remodelled over recent years creating a fantastically modern and unique holiday home. Park House has an excellent outside entertaining area with garden furniture, sun loungers, full size sauna and outside hot tub - perfect for those star gazing evenings.


Property Manager
JM
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About JM

Andrew & Jill McElroy. We live in England with 8 children (most are now grown up) and our pet Labrador and Labradoodle. Andy runs a small pharmaceutical business. Jill ran a small hotel in the past and so takes a lead in the running of our holiday letting business.

JM purchased this house in 2014

Why JM chose Canterbury City

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What makes this house unique

Park House is in a great location where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. We are nestled in the countryside but still very close to transport links and amenities. So much can be found in this area including great country walks, beaches, historical sites and shopping to name but a few. Canterbury is also on the high speed train line so day trips to London are quick and easy...taking only 57 minutes!

Park House itself is quite special. Secluded and spacious with fabulous gardens all ready for that game of croquet and glass of Pimms!It is warm, clean, contemporary and very comfortable. There is an outside hot tub and large sauna adjacent.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Barham in Kent

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom (with bath) to bedroom 1 En-suite bathroom (shower unit) to bedroom 2 Family bathroom with bath and separate shower Downstairs toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , zip & link so can convert to Supering size bed + double sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , + double sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , or 2 singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Twin beds or King size double bed (zip and link) + sofa bed Bedroom 2 King size double bed + sofa bed Bedroom 3 Double bed Bedroom 4 Double bed Bedroom 5 Double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Outside entertaining area with summer house and outside hot tub. Outside: Park House is approached by a gravel driveway leading up to the front of the house providing plenty of parking. To both sides of the driveway are areas of lawn with hedging on all sides giving excellent levels of privacy. A five bar wooden gate leads through to the rear garden, and garage which has a garden room attached one side. Together with the decked area this make a super outside entertaining area complete with brand HOT TUB! Accessed from the drawing room is a veranda with plenty of space for tables and chairs for outdoor entertaining. Immediately to the rear of the house is a further area of decking accessed from the kitchen and dining room. The garden itself is predominantly lawn bordered on all sides with a lovely mature walnut tree to one corner of the garden along with sycamore, conifers and Holly to name a few. To the furthest corner is the well-stocked vegetable patch with greenhouse. Utility Room: Small chest freezer. Washing mashing. Tumble dryer. Clothes airer. Shoe/boot rack. Coat hanging. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Property is cleaned prior to each new guest. All linen, towels ant bathrobes included.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

5

Stunning house, grounds and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend at this property for my friend's hen do. The photos just don't do the house and gardens justice - it really exceeded all of our expectations! Efficiency of Communication with Jill the owner was exceptional. We would love to come back one day!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house, well equipped, warm and given the fact there were 12 of us every one could shower and bath with hot water constantly available. We made full use of the hot tub and brought in a chef to cook a meal which we could all enjoy sitting comfortably at the dining table which seated us all. Well positioned for Canterbury which we went too a couple of times during our stay. I have nothing but positives to say about the house we thoroughly enjoyed being there. Jill and John helped us settle in and overall we'd love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful stunning home.

  • 4 of 5

What a magnificent, stunning property, with just about everything you could possibly need..... from a beautiful homemade cake and wine upon arrival - to the very relaxing hot tub being all ready and sauna

(didn't take long to warm up) with robes in every room cosy blankets, and candles in numerous ornate holders dotted around the decking area, made it look very pretty by night. As a treat we hired a chief to come in and had a very enjoyable evening experience. Love to return one day. Many thanks Jill & John

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb House in a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of nine - family and friends for a reunion. We chose Park House as a base for exploring a part of England none of us had visited before. We were not disappointed. The house is located on the edge of a lovely village, Barham, just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Canterbury. With a separate TV room, comfortable lounge, large dining room and a kitchen equipped for the most professional of chefs, it offered us plenty of room to spread out. The good sized five bedrooms had the most comfortable beds and beautiful garden views. We were blessed with wonderful weather throughout our stay and enjoyed BBQ dinners on the patio. The hot tub was a great favourite in the evening!

Things to Do:

A visit to Canterbury Cathedral is a must. If you are disabled with a Blue Badge, it is possible to pre-arrange parking within the Cathedral precincts with the Cathedral Visitor centre.

Punting along the River Stour

Whitstable fish market

For walkers, there are numerous country trails starting from the house.

The Duke of Cumberland pub is only a short walk from the house

The village shop & post office is within walking distance for basic supplies and is run by very friendly people.

We can highly recommend Park House. Thank you Jill & Andy, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect luxurious and relaxed weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning we knew our extended family gathering would be fantastic! Easy communications meant that on arrival everyone single one of us had been perfectly catered for.

The highlights were the hot tub sauna combo and the fab spacious entertaining space which meant there was plenty of room for our mixed age party.

Extra special treats were the lovely fluffy bathrobes, luxury toiletries and iced wine and vintage tea/cake on arrival.

We feel we could recommend this wonderful retreat to absolutely everyone! We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay at Park House

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house to stay in with friends.The house is beautiful and has a great layout to socialise. Jill was very helpful in the run-up to the stay and the property was very clean on arrival. I'd like to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Isobel -glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you again. Jill, Andy and the team at Park House
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
early summer
26 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£875
Fri
£3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£900
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£875
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Xmas
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 2 nights
From
£600
From
£800
Fri,Sat
£2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 5 nights
From
£900
£5,000
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,600
for 3 nights
From
£1,200
£4,000
 
 
summer 18
20 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 2 nights
From
£800
From
£950
Fri,Sat
£4,000
£12,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,400
for 2 nights
From
£700
From
£900
Fri,Sat
£3,000
£10,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Reservations are secured with a 33% deposit with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to your stay.

We welcome 2-3 night weekend breaks. Please enquire for prices.

Please enquire via email or phone.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday for weekly stays or Friday for 2/3 day weekend stays but can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
We accept 2 night weekend stays (Fri/Sat/Sun).
Fri/Sat from £1500
Fri/Sat/Sun from £1800

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