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Country house near Canterbury, shared use of tennis court & pool, dog friendly.

Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Nov-2016
Spacious 3 bed period house in Lower Hardres, Nr Canterbury - peaceful, beautiful local walks, family pub within walking distance

PRICING - stays of under a week are charged as a percentage of the weekly rate: 3 nights is 65% (minimum stay), 4 nights is 75%, and 5 or 6 nights is 90%. Please email us for a quote and any special offers & we will respond quickly!

Stable West forms part of a converted Edwardian stable block and is situated in a rural yet convenient location, on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty only 2 miles from the edge of Canterbury. It has a large double bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the ground floor, and a further double and single bedroom with shared bathroom on the first floor. The reception rooms comprise a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, a large attractive sitting room with wood burning stove and Sky Sports, and a light and airy conservatory. This leads out to an enclosed private garden with a terrace for eating out. The house has its own parking area next to the front door, and is surrounded by the owners' large garden and wild flower meadow. Use of tennis court and swimming pool by arrangement with the owners.

Please note that we have (friendly) dogs living next door who may come and visit! As well as Canterbury there are many other places of interest within easy reach, such as Howletts Zoo Park (10 minutes by car), Dover Castle (25 minutes) and Sissinghurst Gardens (40 mins). There is also a wide variety of beaches and seaside resorts between 20 and 40 minutes away. Canterbury is less than an hour from London by train, and we are 20 minutes from the Channel Tunnel if you fancy a day trip to France. There are many lovely walks straight from the house, and the Granville pub is a10 minute walk away, serving delicious food and also great for a pint of the local beer.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have lived at Heppington for the last 18 years, and our four children have grown up here, enjoying the space and the lovely surroundings. Stable West is part of a large stable block converted into three self-contained houses, and our home is one of these. We feel that Heppington combines the best of both worlds - set in beautiful unspoilt countryside yet within easy reach of Canterbury, London and France.

Speaks English

10 Reviews

5
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property. Spacious and well appointed. Thoughtful owners. We have been staying in cottages for decades and this one of our absolute favourites.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A great family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

First rate property; well appointed with well fitted kitchen; comfy lounge; super conservatory; large bed rooms with great beds; safe and enjoyable pool; tennis court and plenty of open space for 10 y old boy and 8 y girl, who could enjoy safe freedom; discreet, caring owners, who made us feel welcome to share their property. Good base for exploring Kent. Very happy to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

An ABSOLUTE must !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an absolutely fabulous stay at Stable West. This beautiful cottage has so much to offer and suited all of us PERFECTLY. Our ages ranged from 11-74 yrs and there was something for everyone. The children loved the tennis court and basket ball hoop (unfortunately too cold to use the pool) and we all enjoyed relaxing, eating out and just taking in the most beautiful scenery.

We will definitely be back and highly recommend! Thank you for having us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great choice for a family break

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Stable West. Excellent location, lovely property and very friendly hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Rural Kentish Idyll

  • 5 of 5

We had a really lovely stay here at Stable West. There are many things to see and do in the surrounding area, but you could spend a whole holiday just relaxing in the house and gardens. The house itself was really beautiful inside and out, and spotlessly maintained. The gardens were very pretty too, extensive and well laid out. In fact, the whole property is a large chunk of rural eye candy - something pleasant catches the eye in whichever direction you look!

We really appreciated being able to bring our dog. There is a very secure private garden attached to the house, in which we were able to let him loose in (and he has a reputation for escaping from other places). The grounds are very large, and offer lots of nice walks including woodland, fruit field and meadow, always with stunning countryside views.

We loved the swimming pool too.

There is a good pub ten minutes walk away, or other nice pubs/restaurants a short drive away. Our tip is to stock up on good Kentish provisions at the nearby farm shop (or others nearby) and get cooking back at the house or on the BBQ.

We were also surpised how easy and quick it was to get to Canterbury and Dover. A very convenient location.

We are already missing being there, and hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Deeply satisfying

  • 5 of 5

We were entranced from the moment that we arrived at the property. The photographs in the listing do not do justice to the building, in particular how solid, and spacious it actually is. The fixtures, fittings and decorations whilst in keeping with the age and history of the property provided a comfortable experience. The main bedroom contains a huge bed with acres of space to spare, while the ensuite was more than adequate for our needs. Very clean throughout, there were all the facilities and equipment we required for our 2 week stay. It felt like we were at home.

Lovely views from the conservatory. Lots of walks are available locally and the WIFI proved fast enough to meet the needs of teenage children unwilling to take advantage of those opportunities for exercise. However both the tennis court and the swimming pool were enjoyed by all the family.

Everything was well maintained and equipped, reflecting our hosts attention to detail and commitment to meeting the needs of their clients. Charlie in particular was very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£850
 
 
Christmas / New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Late Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£800
 
 
Early Spring
11 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£900
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£210
£975
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
£900
 
 
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£615
for 3 nights
From
£205
£950
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are flexible on arrival and departure days.
The price includes bed linen and towels, wi-fi, electricity, central heating and logs for woodburning stove.
Pets welcome by prior arrangement.

Pricing notes:
2 or 3 nights = 65% of weekly rate
4 nights = 75% of weekly rate
5 nights = 85% of weekly rate
6 nights = 90% of weekly rate

Please contact owner for a quote on your specific dates

Changeover Day:
Flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

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

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and fixed shower over bath, wc and basin. Downstairs cloakroom / utility room with wc. Upstairs bathroom with bath, wc and basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, The two singles can be joined to make a large double
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 very spacious on ground floor with super king-size bed, TV and en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed or 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with single bed.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: Private enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Shared use of owners' swimming pool (30' x 15') and tennis court by arrangement. The property sits within owners' extensive grounds and wild flower meadow. Depending on the time of year there are sheep, cattle, ponies and hens all within the grounds. Fresh eggs can be enjoyed! Utility Room: Utility room / cloakroom with wc, sink and clothes washer dryer machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and changed weekly. Cleaning during stay by arrangement. Other: Superb conservatory with oak beams and two sets of double doors leading to garden. Wonderful view.

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