Peper (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2/3)
- french, spanish
About Henrietta Kelly
David and Henrietta have been living at Hardacre House for 3 years. They were married 4 years ago and have decided to move full time to "The Garden of England". They running courses for foreign adults and younger students who want to improve their English in the main house and offer 2 self catering cottages which are adjacent to the main house. David has lived in Kent and London most of his life and loves gardening, playing tennis, walking and biking. Henrietta has lived in France and Chile and also loves an active outdoor life much the same as David! They both love travelling and have visited Egypt, Morocco, Tanzania, India and many lovely places in Europe including France, Italy and Spain. We both speak French and Henrietta speaks Spanish too. They very much enjoy the theatre and there is a great one in Canterbury called "The Marlowe Theatre". When they have time and at the end of the day they enjoy having a good read but usually fall asleep with the book. They both enjoy good food but most of all using their local products. They are eager to have a good kitchen garden which they are both working on. They would love to share their beautiful garden which is in a very tranquil spot and an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are beautiful walks along many footpaths around the village and they are close to the sea side with a good choice of different types of beaches. They are also very close to Canterbury with its stunning cathedral and walled city and many other interesting historical sites including two "Cinques Port" towns of Sandwich and Dover, and Richborough Castle. There are the various golf courses in and around Sandwich, with Margate and Ramsgate also close at hand. They would very much enjoy to welcome you to their home and share some of the secrets of Hidden Kent which they can reveal to our guests when they come and visit.
Henrietta Kelly purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Henrietta Kelly chose Preston
These cottages are independent and have their own private gardens.
What makes this Cottage unique
There are also bikes here if you would like to borrow them. Very flat and great biking country! In the spring time beautiful walks in the blue bell woods and also very close to the beaches.
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A beautiful and peaceful setting, easy access to all coastal areas. The accomodation had good facilities, everything we needed, and a warm welcome from the owners and dog (thanks for the eggs, bread and butter!). We hope for a return stay soon.
Many thanks. Hope you will have better
The cottage was well equipped, it had everything we needed.
We have stayed here 4 years in a row and just love it. The cottage is just right for a couple. It is warm and cozy with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
We cooked breakfast each morning and ate out 5 evenings, and ate in 2 (M and S meal for two).
East Kent is fantastic for cycling around with so many route choices from the village. Henrietta suggested a route following Norman churches which was a great day.
A super place to stay and visit.
Thank you Duncan. Hope we will see you again sometime in the future.
Have a Happy Easter
Pretty, comfortable, well presented little cottage in a very quiet location.
I was looking for a quiet place for a retreat, and this was ideal. Well equipped, modern, clean and nicely presented. I was fortunate with lovely weather and enjoyed the cottage's own, well kept private garden.
Thank you Henrietta for the welcome goodies - so kind.
The location is ideal to explore the beautiful Kent countryside and its villages as well as the coast. Preston has a lovely garden centre which was a pleasure to visit.
Pretty sure I will be back. Thank you.
Many thanks Debbie
We stayed in Peper and this an the ideal property if you want to experience life in rural East Kent and also find a little bit of peace and quiet. You are right in the middle of the countryside but the village of Preston has everything you need, pub, shop, church and garden centre, with very good cafe, all within a short walk of the property. The village is also on the bus route into Canterbury. The accommodation has everything that you need and is very comfortable. There is even a small garden area where we were able to enjoy the afternoon sun. Henrietta and David couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming and we were very grateful for the essentials in the fridge awaiting our arrival, including the locally made apple juice. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay and hope to return. Thank you Henrietta and David.
Many thanks. Do hope you had a safe journey home. And hope we might see you again one day.
Best wishes Henrietta
A sublime week away in a beautiful secluded location, everything you could wish for.
Such a lovely week away. Henrietta made us so welcome, the cottage is set in a peaceful setting, the village shop is only five minutes walk away and there is a good pub in the village in less than ten minutes walking distance away.
The walled secluded garden is lovely and we really appreciated the sun beds. We also appreciated the welcome pack when we arrived.
The location is perfect for visiting Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Whitstable.
We will definitely be returning again
Tracey and Andre Meehan
Everything we wanted.
The property was cosy and comfortable. It was a great starting point for cyling around East Kent. Henrietta greeted us and gave us some suggestions on the best places to go at this time of year. Another fabulous holiday.
Many thanks. Do hope you got home alright?
The sun has now come out here you just missed it. But hope we will see you again here some day.
Broadstairs, Margate, Westgate on Sea and Ramsgate are all less than 30 minutes by car, as are Whitstable, Deal and St Margaret's Bay. Botany Bay, near Broadstairs, is a Blue Flag beach.
Access to the A2/M2 is 15 minutes away. A railway station at Adisham, 5 miles away, connects to London, Canterbury and Dover. The Channel Tunnel and the Dover ferry port are only 30 minutes away by car. There is a regular bus service from Preston to Canterbury/Margate and bike hire is available, but your own transport is desirable to make the best of the area.
Hardacre House is approximately 9 miles from the ancient cathedral city of Canterbury and 5 miles from the charming medieval town of Sandwich, set in a tranquil backwater of East Kent. Good beaches are no more than 30 minutes away, as are the delightful seaside towns of Broadstairs and Deal. Margate (with the new Turner Contemporary art gallery) and Ramsgate are similarly close, as is fashionable Whitstable with its renowned seafood and speciality restaurants. Preston has a pub, a village shop, a butcher’s serving local produce, a prestigious garden centre and a riding stable offering equine pastimes and lessons for young and old alike. The 13th Century church of St Mildred’s is within walking distance. The picturesque and historic village of Wingham, two miles away, has a supermarket, newsagent, post office, banks, a bakery, a farm shop, petrol station and several pubs/restaurants. There is a chemist 3 miles away in Ash, which also has tennis courts and there are playing fields next door to Hardacre House. Canterbury has a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs. There are many activities in the area. The national wildlife and nature reserve of the lower Stour valley and wetlands provides excellent walking and birdwatching, and Wingham Wildlife Park is close. There are several cycle routes and we are situated directly on National Cycle Route 1 (which connects Dover with the Shetland Islands!). Canterbury has extensive sports facilities, a golf course and Leisure Centre while Sandwich has the world-famous St George’s Golf Club, regular host to the Open. Howletts Zoo and Wildlife Park is 5 miles away at Bekesbourne. The National Fruit Collection is at Brogdale, near Faversham. Nearby Goodnestone Park, with its connection to Jane Austen, has well-known ornamental gardens. Sissinghurst and Great Dixter gardens; Dover, Walmer, Hever and Leeds castles are all within reach.