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Stunning, contemporary home with spa facilities

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning, contemporary home with spa facilities and exceptional views

Unique to 'The View' are the fabulous spa facilities. There is a heated indoor pool with french doors opening onto the front terrace....a perfect spot to sunbathe and enjoy the exceptional view. There is also an outbuilding with a sauna and chill out area. The room is clad in wood with leather sofas and a wood burner. We also have a table tennis table here that can be erected as necessary - please ask if you would like to use this facility during our stay.

The hot tub is situated outside, next to the sauna room and has a patio with outdoor seating. To compliment the spa facilities, we can arrange for treatments to be carried out in the comfort of the house ranging from a manicure to a full body massage. Please ask for details.

Set in a stunning rural location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the stunning Elham Valley and taking full advantage of the exceptional location, the house is built on a curve to form the arc of a circle in relation to adjoining countryside.The house is flooded with light and also enjoys exceptional views to the north and south which, for a property so conveniently situated to Canterbury and the M20, is a rare attribute.

Your every comfort is catered for at The View with crisp cotton bedding, fluffy white towels & bathrobes and designer toiletries. there is a fabulous Danish wood bruner, wooden floors, an indoor pool and outside hot tub. Sauna coming soon.

The View is approached along a quiet country lane and through a driveway leading to the house. On entering the house, one is immediately aware of the stunning location with views through the floor to ceiling windows which run in front of the main staircase. To the left, the principal living accommodation is divided into two distinct areas: a dining space to the rear and a sitting room to the front. The southern wall is fully glazed and has fabulous views down the valley. A feature woodburning stove compliments the contemporary interior which has an 'alpine' feel. The modern kitchen is accessed off the dining space and has a door to the hall. To the right of the hall is a gallery, off which are situated 3 bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, and the other 2 sharing a bathroom. At the end of the gallery a door leads into the indoor swimming pool which, again, enjoys superb westerly views.

The staircase rises to a galleried landing over the hall, giving access to another 2 bedrooms - both with en suite bathrooms. Both these bedrooms have large picture windows with stunning valley views.

The Elham Valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Landscape Area. Elham is an unspoilt village with a good community and local facilities, including a good choice of pubs and a restaurant. Canterbury and Folkestone offer a broader range of amenities. The nearest station is at Sandling (5.5 miles) and the High Speed service to London St Pancras is accessible at Ashford International and Canterbury West (journey times of 37 minutes and 58 minutes respectively). The property is well placed to access both the M20 and the A2/M2.

The Arc stands on a hillside location and has good areas of level lawn to each side. The garden has been landscaped to blend with the surrounding countryside, with a variety of shrub and herbaceous beds. The prominent feature for this iconic building is its natural setting, with the bank behind being naturally planted and with the eye being drawn to the amazing valley views.

More Details

Owner
JM
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

What makes this house unique

The architecture is very unusual and has been described as 'The James Bond house'! It is built in the shape of an arc so no one wall is straight. There are floor to ceiling windows the the front of the property which ensures fabulous views.

Unique to 'The View' is the fabulous spa facilities. There is a heated indoor pool with french doors opening onto the front terrace....a perfect spot to sunbathe and enjoy the exceptional view. There is also an outbuilding with a sauna and chill out area. The room is clad in wood with leather sofas and a wood burner. WE also have a table tennis table here that can be erected as necessary - please ask if you would like to use this facility during our stay.

The hot tub is situated outside, next to the sauna room and has a patio with out door seating. To compliment the spa facilities, we can arrange for treatments to be carried out in the comfort of the house ranging from a manicure to a full body massage. please ask for details.

Amenities

Folkestone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • No 30th birthday parties and only quiet celebrations
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be a supering if required
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , en suite (can be 2 single beds on request)
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , shared bathroom with bedroom 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en suite. (Can be 2 singles on request)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

A wonderful property which came up to all of our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The weather was excellent and the property came into its own with wonderful views and complete solitude. We could not think of a better place for our family's celebratory weekend break or a safer location for our three young grandchildren aged up to 4yo . The pool and hot tub were brilliant and the property was extremely comfortable and well equipped. All in all we could not fault the property and would recommend it to anybody who wanted an amazing holiday in this beautiful part of Kent.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. Sorry we didn't get to meet you...we had jetted off to find sunshine but really should have stayed in the uk! We work hard to ensure that our guests have the kind of experience from their stay as we would like ourselves so it's great that you appreciated the facilities. We also love the house - especially when the sun is shining! Thank you for being such great guests and we would love to welcome you back another time.
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Great family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing family getaway for my dad's 70th birthday. The house is amazing and very well-equipped. Great pool, hot tub and games room to keep us entertained. Also great for the kids and 1 baby. Garden area is lovely and we had great weather so made use of the bbq. The beds and all bedroom was nice and comfy. Maybe a little hot in the summer but with doors and windows open its nice.

Unfortunately for us, on our last morning something happened to the pool and we couldn't use it but we were leaving that day anyway.

All in all great getaway! Thanks Jill.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing house that will not disappoint

  • 5 of 5

The house is in very good condition and nicely decorated. The kitchen and house in general is really well stocked and so many of the basic items you would have in your own home and more were there. The living area and bedrooms are of a very generous size so the place is perfect for hosting decent sized groups (we had 8 sleeping but did dinner for about 20 people). Beds are really comfy and the place was immaculately clean.

Views of the valley are stunning. Unfortunately weather was not the best so we did not make use of the walks that are on offer but the house with the pool and games room has so much to keep you entertained it didn't spoil things in the least.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent...you must stay here

  • 5 of 5

We hired this house for a week to celebrate my birthday and all I can say is wow. The house is spacious, homely and has all you will ever need for a very enjoyable stay, oh and not forgetting the amazing views. Jill provides an outstanding service and is very accommodating and always ensured all our requirements were met. I’d fully recommend a stay at the View.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked 'The View' for my daughters Hen Weekend and it was absolutely incredible. This is an amazing place to stay, such a beautiful home. The views are spectacular. We made full use of the swimming pool and hot tub and walked into the village for a pub lunch. I cannot recommend the 'The View' enough.

Jill the owner was fantastic and even left us a welcome package.

We will most definitely be returning!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place with great views

  • 5 of 5

House is exactly like the pictures, amazing!

Had a fanatastic weekend in this property, and totally recommend for a peaceful getaway from city life.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $39.49
Refundable damage deposit $658.15

The View is not a party venue.
No guests under 28 (unless children accompanied by adults)
No 30th Birthdays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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