Spacious 3 bed country cottage near Canterbury & Lower Hardres, beautiful countryside walks, family gastropub nearby.
Charlie & Lucy Markes
About Charlie & Lucy Markes
We have lived at Heppington for the last 20 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.
Why Charlie & Lucy Markes chose Canterbury
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The best holiday home we have stayed in!
A warm and friendly welcome is waiting for you when you stay at Stable West. Surrounded by beautiful countryside but within easy reach of Canterbury and the many attractions in East Kent. The beautiful gardens and views over the fields as well as the comfortable accommodation made it a very relaxing place to get back to after a day out.
Great accommodation in a fantastic setting
The cottage is one of the best we have stayed in, very comfortable, clean with everything you could need, the lovely grounds were just wonderful, we did not want to leave
homely,spacious and good location.
Would love to stay there in the summer.good location,plenty of space for a family group staying. Felt at home straight away and was easy to keep clean. Very well equipped kitchen.supermarket close by for supplies. Allowed our family dog to stay as well. However couldn't afford to stay a week there.
Charming cottage in tranquil setting while convenient to town - big windows and high ceilings
We had a very pleasant and relaxing week at Stable West - it felt like staying in someone's home, not in a sterile corporate rental or hotel room. There are lots of lovely decorative touches through out the house, with interesting china, wall hangings and pictures in most rooms and the halls. The kitchen was well equipped and functional, though we did not cook much. The living room, with its cathedral ceiling and several couches was a perfect hangout spot. (We were there in winter, so the sun room was underutilized.) It was super quiet - no airplanes or road noises to be heard. The occupant of the upstairs bedroom told us he could hear our snoring at night in the first floor bedroom . . . Oh well - we slept soundly anyway! The cows outside provided good entertainment as we watched their head-butting antics. Everything was very clean and the layout of the house makes it feel quite spacious - good distance between bedrooms and living areas. The kitchen and bathrooms were well-supplied, from dish soap and paper towels to bath soap and toilet paper. The house information book was full of very helpful information, such as where to find grocery stores and how to operate things. The Granville pub, which is located very nearby, is a bonus indeed for those not wanting to cook in. One note of caution - the upstairs bathroom has a fairly low ceiling over the tub - I could just barely stand up to use the hand-held shower attachment; a person over 5'8" would not be able to stand. Regarding access - we were able to navigate the driveway and entrance into our parking spot in our mid-size SUV, but a larger car, such as Range Rover, might have difficulty making the turn into the parking area. All in all you can experience the best of two worlds - peaceful country living while just about a 10 minute drive from town and the grocery store. Lots of golf courses within an hour's drive and of course sightseeing as well.
We highly recommend staying at Charlie and Lucy‘s place. Charlie was very helpful and welcoming. We appreciate all his help. Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Lucy.
The accommodation is large, very comfortable and offers everything one could need regardless of the length of the stay. If we ever travel back to the area, this place would be our first choice.
Wonderfully Relaxing Holiday
Having enjoyed a super holiday at Stable West last year we decided to book it again this summer & have just returned home from what was another fantastic week.
As always Charlie was a very accommodating host. On our day of arrival he kindly overseen the delivery of our pre-ordered grocery shop (which arrived before we did) & had perishables already packed away in the fridge.
The accommodation is spotlessly clean & well maintained. Meals can be enjoyed in kitchen, conservatory, or either of the two pretty patio areas. There are books, DVDs & games not to mention the beautiful pool where we enjoyed relaxing. The surrounding area is beautiful & there are two pubs which serve good food within easy walking distance. We also enjoyed visiting the Cathedral in Canterbury. There is lots to do around & about but we were so happy to have the opportunity to relax in such beautiful accommodation that we didn’t head too far!
For dog lovers like us we enjoyed the company of Charlie’s two labradors who were very friendly.
All in all this is a first rate venue & we hope to be back again.