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Cottage With Private Terrace, Garden Views Set In A Pretty Courtyard

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Shatterling, Canterbury, Kent, England - A Quiet Retreat, Organic Farm Shop 3 Minutes Walk Away. Ideally Situated To Reach All Parts Of Kent

From the moment you step inside this cottage, a feeling of cosiness envelops you. The hand-made English Oak door leads into the Living Room. A solid oak floor gives the feeling of warmth, and the mix of antique and new furniture compliments this. A modern sofa with plenty of cushions was chosen for chosen for it's comfort. With the paintwork done in Farrow and Ball, the door and window furniture hand made in England, the attention to detail has been meticulous. The windows have been glazed with the nearest thing to handmade you can get! Free Wi-Fi, helpful and friendly owners on hand.

More Details

Anne Jolin
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

About Anne Jolin

We have lived here for 30 years, and Rob has done all the building work himself. Nothing had been done to the house or the outbuildings for years, and it's been a labour of love to restore it. Originally a Market Garden, over the years the land was sold off, and when we came it only had an acre left.The house was built in 1703, and rumour has it that the original barn was burnt down during the Peasant's Revolt. The Roman road which led from Richborough (where the Romans first landed in Britain), runs directly in front of the house. The cottages are set in a pretty courtyard. We are on-site to give you as much (or as little!) help as you need to make sure your stay with us is memorable. We always welcome our guests personally, and will do all we can to make sure you enjoy your holiday.

Anne Jolin purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Anne Jolin chose Canterbury City

We always knew we wanted a house in the country, set back from the road with a big garden, but couldn't afford one! So we bought a wreck and Rob worked his magic and it turned from an ugly ducking into a swan!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had originally looked at staying in the stables, but when we went to book, only the Gardners cottage was free. It was perfect for us. It has a lovely cosy feel, but with plenty of room. Very clean, every modern convenience and we loved getting to grips with the coffee machine and grinder! Just the thing to set us up for the day. Anne has the knack of thinking of everything you may need...even to the reading glasses in the draw! Would recommend and location for us was excellent to visit all the sites around. We look forward to a return."

Anne has the knack of thinking of everything. Kirsty & Tim

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Gardener's Cottage, even though it was only February. The cottage was lovely, very well equipped and immaculately clean, and well placed for visits to Canterbury and Sandwich. We found our hosts to be very friendly without being at all intrusive, and would certainly recommend the cottages for anyone wishing to spend time in this lovely part of Kent."

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Peter and Candace

"A beautiful cottage in a quiet location, perfect for exploring Kent. The cottage is furnished to a high standard with all mod-cons - nice comfy bed, A large shower and fully equiped kitchen. A welcome pack and fresh flowers are an added bonus. There is also a lovely garden. We had a enjoyable stay and would highly recommend this cottage."

Perfect for exploring Kent. GP
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wingham in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is a vision in White! Colourful glass tiles give a warm feeling to the clean, bright room, and the enormous walk-in shower is a delight to use. Brilliantly-coloured thick, fluffy towels and a mirror with in-built lights.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom area has a beautiful English hand-crafted white wrought iron bed , and has side tables to match. Pure wool rugs to warm your feet and luxurious bed linen, along with silk cushions and throws make this a haven to relax in. Overlooking garden.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Because it is an old building, it has one step down into the kitchen and the bathroom. The bedroom has a sloping roof, so if you sleep on the left, you may have to duck! Outside: Part of a large garden of nearly an acre, you have a private terrace and views of the garden. We supply comfortable garden furniture, and parasol, for you to sit and relax. We have a host of visiting birds, including jays, both types of woodpecker and a beautiful mulberry tree just by the cottage. With stables beyond, and a wildlife park just down the road, you can hear horses, lions, monkeys etc! Utility Room: A larger freezer, ironing board and iron, tumble dryer and space for suitcases is provided in The Old Bakehouse opposite the cottage, along with spare toiletries, hot water bottles, picnic basket and rug. Back copies of Kent Life for your information. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. There are no hidden extras. We clean through and change linen and towels weekly.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Cosy little cottage

  • 5 of 5

I booked a week away at The Gardeners Cottage to celebrate and Anniversary with my boyfriend and we loved it. It was perfect for us, just far enough away from the centre to allow some afternoons just to relax and chill out but close enough to get into Canterbury with ease.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sherie, for taking the time to give a review. Many guests prefer not being in the centre of Canterbury, and enjoy the peace of the garden. So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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