Cottage in Canterbury, Kent, England - Situated Between Canterbury And Sandwich, Bus Stop Near And Organic Farm Shop On Doorstep
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
We have been here 30 years. We moved here to be away from the town, and to enjoy a more relaxed way of life. Having said that, we didn't want to be too far away from shops, motorways etc, so think we have the perfect spot! We are ideally situated to explore Kent, and many of our guests do a day trip to France as we are only 25 minutes away from the Ferry port of Dover and Eurotunnel. In fact, one of our guests went to Paris for the day, going on Eurostar from Ashford! We have many fine farm shops locally, some with excellent restaurants selling their own produce. There is so much history in this corner of Kent, with a wealth of castles to visit. The White cliffs at Dover are iconic, and Leeds Castle is stunning. If gardens are your interest, Sissinghurst is amazing. The shops are good too!
What makes this Cottage unique
Although we are on a main road, the house and cottages are set well back, and enjoy a peaceful setting, where you can hear the birds singing. We have jays, both species of woodpeckers, and many more interesting birds visiting the gardens. We are ideally placed to visit all the attractions in Kent, and also to take advantage of day trips to France, and to Paris via Eurostar. We are within easy walking distance of a suberb small animal park - Wingham Wildlife Park. You can often hear the lions roaring, and the monkeys chattering in the mornings (don't worry, they haven't had any escapees!) We offer an oasis to return to after a busy day sightseeing. We have a bus stop within 50 yards to take you to Canterbury, Sandwich, Deal without having to worry about parking the car. We also provide an Nespresso coffee machine.
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Great place to stay
Owner couldn’t meet us so we got key from keysafe and found basket of tea, coffee, biscuits and bread plus milk in the fridge. Lovely renovation of old stables with great patio area onto garden. Great place and everything we needed. Thanks
Property ID spot on!
Comfortable and easy living....Splendid sunny all day patio area for relaxing/eating; great gardens with wonderful birdsong. Owners very friendly and helpful. Wonderful farm shop less than 3 minutes walking distance.
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you see you again sometime!
Delightful country cottage
Wonderful location. Plenty of nearby attractions to visit. Owners very friendly and helpful if you have any queries. Attention to detail in the accommodation is very good, a great walk-in shower and a lovely welcome hamper. The garden is well kept and nice to sit in the garden and enjoy the sun. Plenty of car parking. Nice and quiet. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Hello David, so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make sure that our guests thoroughly enjoy their stay, and to put into the cottages everything they might need for their break away. We hope to see you again sometime.
To be recommended
Very welcoming - nice touch with the flowers and card. Helpful but left to enjoy our holiday. Very clean and well maintained and equipped. Loved the fact that we didn't need to used the car to get around. The local pub was appreciated as were the bought in meals. Would certainly stay again if in the area.
Thank you for leaving such positive feedback.
Many of our guests find the closeness of the bus stop an easy way to get to Canterbury and beyond without the pain of finding parking.
So pleased you both enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again.
Stunningly rebuilt stable block
Ask me anything, and my reply would be that everything was excellent. Can't think of anything that could be changed to improve our stay.
Well Ian, thank you so much for your kind words.
We work hard to make sure that the cottages more than live up to their photo's and description. We want guests to be at home, and ask, in our visitor's book in the cottage, for any suggestions to improve the cottages. That's why we put flasks in for days out, and road maps of the UK for those touring the country!
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you and Caroline again.
Very helpfull owners and perfect in every way ...the garden and landscaping with your own patio is the icing on the cake ..6 stars
Well! Thank you, we try to make our guests' stay as enjoyable as we can. We all invest a lot of hope for our holidays, and we are constantly updating and adding things to make it as good as it can be. We hope to see you both again,.
We are no more than 20 minutes away from a beach, and have the coastal resorts of Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Margate, Deal, Dover, Whitstable and Herne Bay close by.
Although a car is useful to get around, we have a bus stop within 50 yards of the cottage. The nearest railway station is 4 miles away in Sandwich, and Canterbury is 20 minutes away by bus or car. The ports of Ramsgate and Dover are 20 minutes away, and Eurotunnel is 25-30 minutes away, depending on traffic. Kent International airport is 20 minutes away, and Gatwick is 1 hour 20 minutes. Canterbury West station has a fast train to London taking 55 minutes, Eurostar to Paris from Ashford.
Local villages Wingham and Ash are 3 minutes away. Sandwich is 10 minutes away. Canterbury, Dover, Deal and Ramsgate are 20 minutes away. Whitstable is 30 minutes. We are rich in castles in this area, with Dover and Leeds castles being spectacular! Sissinghurst garden is just over an hour, and Churchill's home, Chartwell about the same. We have Howletts Zoo 10 minutes away, with a smaller (but just as interesting) Wingham Wildlife Park a 10 minute walk away. The Turner Gallery is at Margate.
Wingham Country Market. Our local farm shop, with an extensive variety of organic produce, from household cleaning products to their own-grown fruit and veg, and fresh bread – 2/3 minutes walk. There are other excellent farm shops locally, and all major supermarkets within 20 mins drive. Sandwich (5 mins away) has a very good Co-op. There are good restaurants in Sandwich, Canterbury and Deal. Rocksalt in Folkestone is run by Mark Sargeant, Gordon Ramsay's erstwhile head chef. There is a branch of Lloyds bank in Wingham, a few minutes away in the car, and all major banks in Canterbury. Just up the road is a coarse fishing park, with several lakes.