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A Spacious, 1 Bed Modern And Peaceful City Apartment. Sleeps 4 (+ 1 Child)

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Canterbury, Kent, England - Spacious City Apartment, In A Peaceful Location, Yet Within A Short Stroll To City Centre

This superbly presented, high quality ,spacious self-catering city apartment is the perfect alternative to hotel accommodation, benefiting from a peaceful location, yet within a short stroll of the city centre. An imposing two story building is home to this modern city apartment. Elms Court provides high quality accommodation for those on holiday or attending a corporate event in the elm tree lined hotel district of Canterbury City. The immaculate bathroom and kitchen will impress those who visit and couples will delight in staying in this spacious, romantic one bedroom apartment, which comfortably accommodates two further guests on the large sofa-bed. With a parking space in the grounds of Elms Court, start your well-deserved break, be it a family holiday with the children or a few friends taking time out, and explore the city by foot. A visit to Canterbury is not complete without exploring the labyrinth of cobbled streets and marvelling at the magnificent cathedral. Take time to enjoy a trip to the theatre or a summer boat trip along the Stour River - just some of the many things to see and do during your memorable stay in Canterbury. Elms Court sleeps 4, Upper ground level apartment, 1 double bedroom + sofa bed, 1 reception room, 1 bathroom, (with underfloor heating throughout) off street designated parking, place to keep bicycles. Entry into the apartment building up a grand staircase into the lobby.

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2017


We are a young couple with 2 young children & we live in Canterbury. I have lived here from university age & my husband has lived here all his life. This is a great city to live in & we are so lucky to have access to Europe & London on our doorstep.

PAUL STEER purchased this apartment in 2014

Why PAUL STEER chose Canterbury

The inspiration for buying the apartment was based on a lovely weekend we had in Oxford in a similar high quality apartment. We aimed to provide something similar in our vibrant home town of Canterbury and offer people a similar experience to the one we enjoyed. We looked at many apartments, but chose this property based on the desirable location…quiet, close proximity to amenities & city centre, parking and quality of finish. In fact all that we would look for. Canterbury itself has much to offer for families and couples alike. Whether exploring the history or the numerous restaurants & bars in this cosmopolitan city.

What makes this apartment unique

Benefits to this property over others is the close proximity to the centre with a parking space, but at the same time being in a quiet, safe location far enough away from the noise and congestion of a more centrally located property.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Canterbury in City of Canterbury

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom, with bath and overhead shower. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Large double bedroom (sleeps 2), 1 double bed, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers & 2 bedside tables. Able to fit a cot or put me up bed in the room for a child or baby. Hair dryer is kept in bedside cabinet. Underfloor heating. Sleeps 4 +1 child
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Cot & high chair available on request. Outside: There are communal gardens for clients to use. Utility Room: Utility equipment is kept in the apartment cupboard. This includes iron, ironing board, clothes airer, torch, hoover, mop, bucket, broom, dustpan & brush. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided & the apartment is cleaned on a weekly basis. Towels & linen are changed weekly.


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A Spacious, 1 Bed Modern And Peaceful City Apartment. Sleeps 4 (+ 1 Child)
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews

Good value and location

  • 4 of 5

I’m giving this a 4 as I wasn’t keen on the shower. Because the plexiglass shower door panel is so short, you can only have the water pressure on extremely low otherwise you will have water all over the bathroom. The showerhead could definitely use a good cleaning to remove the mineral build-up. The flat was in a convenient location for the Canterbury East rail station and the bus station, was a 10-15 min. walk to the town centre, and was good value for money. I had wonderful communication with management and was even provided with a fan as requested. It was fairly quiet except for the tenant upstairs who vacuumed at 12:30 am one night. It’s wonderful to stay in a place like this with the use of a kitchen and washer/dryer rather than being in a hotel room where it feels like you’re in a box. You also get so much more value for your money. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we are always looking to improve the property to provide a high standard of accommodation.. We completely agree about the shower head & a new one has been fitted. Unfortunately the curve in the bath design prevents the screen from being any longer. We are glad you enjoyed your stay & may see you again in the future.
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"A home from home"

  • 5 of 5

A lovely apartment in a great location only a short walk from the city. The welcome basket of goodies & milk in the fridge was much appreciated especially as we arrived late at night. The bed was comfy & the owners had provided everything we needed to make it feel like a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Canterbury is a lovely, friendly city.

  • 4 of 5

Clean apartment, comfortable bed. Owner provided a non-slip bath mat when told that my husband and I felt unsafe getting into and out of the bath. Strange experience towards the end of our stay...I locked only the top lock on the apartment door in the morning. On our return in the afternoon, the bottom lock was also locked yet we supposedly had the only keys.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & we are always happy to provide aids to make our guests stay easier if they have mobility issues. To put your mind at rest, our cleaner came a day early by mistake. They realised their mistake & left immediately , locking both locks as we always ask them to do. Kind Regards Hayley & Paul
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  • 2 of 5

The apartment is well appointed, clean but in need of some maintenance especially in the bathroom area. We also had to clean the washing machine before use as the rubber seal was slimy & black & smelled offensive. Our short 5 day holiday was married by scaffolding being erected for 3 of those days outside every window of the apartment with the guys at window height so no privacy & noisy. Far from the peaceful haven advertised. The owners did not inform us at all that there would be building work during our stay which is disappointing as I would have stayed elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really lovely

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment very close to town with car parking space. Flat is lovely inside with everything you need. My husband is disabled so going in via the back entrance and up the lift was ideal.

We loved doing the Great Stour Way walk which was 6 miles round trip all accessible by disabled scooter walking by the river. Canterbury town is lovely and very accessible for disabled visitor. We loved our time away thank you

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent property ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We spent over 3 months at this well appointed and located property (Nov 16 to a March 17) and had a great time . Owners are very helpful and some minor issues were sorted immediately they arose. We would stay there again without question.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Whitstable is a popular seaside town and shingle beach. Good range of local shops, restaurants & a small harbour from which a local shellfishing fleet operates. The Neptune pub sits virtually on the beach, & is a nice spot for a pint & lunch. There is a cycle path between Whitstable & Canterbury called the crab and winkle way. Tankerton beach has timber groynes and sand at low tide. The grassy slopes that lead down from Marine Parade enhance the rural character of the beach. Great for families.


Nearest Airport - Gatwick.

Nearest train stations - Canterbury East (about a 15 minute walk) & Canterbury West (25 minute walk) - High speed train to London departs from here.

Nearest port - Dover (20 minute drive)

Euro Tunnel - Folkstone (30 minute drive)

Euro Star - Ashford (30 minute)

Bus station - 10 minute walk

Bus stop - 2 minute walk

It is not essential to have a car as is within walking distance to town.


10 minute walk to Canterbury City Centre

20 minute drive to Whitstable & Tankerton

30 minute drive to Ashford

20 minute drive to Dover & Deal

30 minute drive to Folkstone

35 minute drive to Broadstairs

Bluewater (shopping centre) - 40 minute drive

Further Details:

Tesco extra - 5 minute walk

Sainsbury's local - 5 minute walk

Waitrose supermarket - 5 minute walk

Banks - in city centre

A fantastic choice of restaurants in the city centre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Canterbury, South East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
30 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 7
16 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 10
4 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 11
10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 8
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 5
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 6
16 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit taken at time of booking.
Remaining balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible with the changeover day, arrival time is after 3pm & departure time is 10am. However I can discuss this with you at time of booking if you need to arrive or depart at different times.

Notes on prices:
Please contact me to discuss availability and special offers and also for short or longer breaks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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