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Pretty Self Contained Holiday Let for up to 4 People in Rural Setting in Kent.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A modern self contained holiday let in rural setting (rated 4* 2015 visit UK)

A self contained annex that's located in the grounds behind the owners family house, its peaceful and provides privacy and the use of its own small fenced gravelled courtyard.

Surrounded by farmland and yet only 800 meters from the local Pub, and 2 miles to the nearest Village of Staplehurst or Headcorn.

The annexe has Wifi (sometimes in bad weather this signal is low) and two Tv's with free sat and DVD. The open plan loft room upstairs has space to sleep up to 4 people together in open plan. Plenty of cupboards and draws for clothes storage, TV, PS3 & 1 controller, small sofa, dressing table with hair dryer, bookcase (with books, DVDs and CD's). The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, pans cutlery, fridge and small freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. The lounge has dining table and 4 chairs, sofa, Rocking Chair, coffee tables, 26' wall mounted TV/DVD player with free sat.

The Bathroom is downstairs with shower, basin, toilet, laundry cupboard with automatic washing machine and clothes airer.

The Annex is in a Rural location and has no shops within walking distance, just one pub. A car in my opinion is essential.

Extras:


A travel cot & High Chair are available on request. Please request when booking.

Pets are welcome at the property and there is a charge for this - dogs £40 per week. Please inform the owner of this when booking. Thos is at the owners discretion.
The deposit for the annexe is normally £100 but if pets are in the property this may change.

Change over days are flexible but you must check this with the owner. Months of July and August will be week only bookings, change over days Friday/Saturday.

A welcome pack is included with all 7 night bookings.
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome in the annex and there is a small courtyard. Please do not allow children to go into owners main garden as there is a pond and other hazards. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    In summer months I will consider small animals that won't be left in annex on their own but a £100 deposit will be taken and returned after a depart clean. We ask you to keep pets in the kitchen (if they have wet feet, there is a baby gate to stop pets going upstairs) until they are clean and dry. This is to preserve the carpets in the annexe. Any signs of scratching, soiling or damage will result in the deposit being used for repairs. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 4 twin/ single

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  • The loft room can accommodate 4 single beds at its max,It is an open plan space, it has a built in wardrobe with hanging and shelf space. Two bedside tables, a dressing table with mirror, hair dryer and hair straighteners. The beds will be fully made up with including pillows, duvet and fitted sheet. One hand and one shower towel will be provided for each occupant. The Annex is able to accommodate up to 4 people but when its at full capacity it does mean all of the beds are in one large open plan loft room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Large modern bathroom with electric shower, toilet, basin, and heater. Bathroom cabinet with mirror. Laundry cupboard with washing machine, clothes airer, iron and ironing board....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outside the there is a small graveled courtyard that's fenced off giving it privacy. There is a table and 4 chairs and BBQ. Stunning sunset farm views. The Annex is heated with electric heaters in the loft room, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The annex will be clean on arrival but if extra cleans are required during your stay this can be arranged at an extra charge. One set of bedding is provided but if you require more please request before your stay. There is a selection of books, DVD's and games are in the annex for your entertainment. We have a family cat that will be in and around our gardens. There is a travel cot , small buggy. highchair, and bouncy chair available on request....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of different books available for use while staying in the annex....moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board games, cards, general games ...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free view on both TV's...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is a small Radio/Cd player up in the loft room....moreless

  • Television:

    Built in DVD player and DVDs provided for adult and child viewing...moreless

  • Toys:

    Games/ cards, books...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of adult and child dvd's....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Lounge diner with table and 4 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Annex has many electric heaters that are operated via switch so renters can use them when needed....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding provided for a weekly stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    3 seater leather sofa and rocking chair with dining table with 4 chairs...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking is directly in front of owners house in private drive and a short walk down gravel drive leads to the annex....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    One hand and one shower towel is provided per guest....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    There is a drying rack or you can have use of owners washing line. Tumble Dryer is available at an additional £3 a load....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    The annex has wifi but as we are rural sometimes the signal can be weak....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    A cafetiere is in annexe...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All normal kitchen utensils, tin opener, oven spoons and utensils, bottle opener, peeler, pots, pans etc...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    small freezer box on top of fridge...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen with cutlery and crockery for 4 People. ...moreless

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    very small gravel courtyard with table and chairs and amazing farmland open views at the back of the annex. (see photos)...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rate 3
Apr 4 - May 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$121
Fri, Sat, Sun
$620
Rate 4
May 9 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$115
Fri, Sat, Sun
$607
Rate 5
Jul 4 - Sep 11, 2017
7 night min stay

$697
Rate 6
Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2017
3 night min stay
$115
Fri, Sat, Sun
$607
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2018
4 night min stay
$160
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$722
Rate 1
Jan 9 - Mar 2, 2018
3 night min stay
$115
Fri, Sat, Sun
$607
Rate 2
Mar 3 - Jun 29, 2018
3 night min stay
$121
Fri, Sat, Sun
$620
Rate 3
Jun 30 - Sep 7, 2018
7 night min stay

$697

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $51.13
  • Payment Bank Transfere $12.78
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $127.82

Notes:

A deposit of £100 is required for all bookings. This is a booking/damage deposit. If you cancel the booking once paid deposit the £100 will be lost. This also acts as a damage deposit. After departure the annexe will be cleaned and an inventory will be checked for any damage/breakages. Please inform the owner if there are any damage/Breakage issues when you arrive and before you depart. There will be a charge of £40 for any pets per week. Bookings in July and August are only bookable for weeks no 3 day bookings and arrival and departure days are fridays. Check in is 2pm and check out at 10am.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gatwick
800 Metres
Nearest Barpub
The Hawkenbury Inn
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dover
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Leeds Castle Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Headcorn/Staplehurst
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M20
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Hawkenbury Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Gillingham
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hastings

Car: Necessary

Hawkenbury is a small hamlet between the villages of Staplehurst and Headcorn sitting 8 miles south of Maidstone, Kent. London and all of its attractions are 55 minutes by train. Many castles within easy reach by car, Leeds Castle (10 min), Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens (15 min) and Scotney (30 min). There are several Zoos, Drusillas, Howletts and Port Lymne all within an hours drive. The seaside town of Hastings is a 45 min, Battle, Rye, Eastbourne, Camber Sands being only an hour away. Fantastic indoor shopping at Bluewater Shopping Center (45 min) and Lakeside (55 min), Royal Tunbridge Wells, (40 min) Canterbury, (50 min) Tenterden, (20 min) all lovely towns to visit. There are many family attractions accessible, The Hop Farm (25 min) Bewl Water (20min) The Rare Breeds Center (20 min) Wear em Out indoor play center (15 min). There are two multiplex cinemas, bowling complexes & leisure centers in Maidstone & T.Wells. Annex is in a rural location so car is advised.

Golf: Staplehurst Golf Club is less than 1 mile away. There is several good courses in the near by area. Leeds castle is 15 minutes, Marriott Hotel Golf course 15 minutes, Headcorn golf club 2 miles, The Ridge Golf and country club 10 minutes. All pay and play courses.

Ski: A Ski and sports center and indoor ice rink is within a 30 minutes drive private lessons available.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

Why the Owner Chose Headcorn, Kent, UK:
This Annex is set behind my family home. Hawkenbury is a lovely quiet Hamlet village that is in the middle of the Kent countryside. There are two lovely villages with mainline train stations to London only 2 miles away. We are close to London (55 minutes by train) close to, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Bluewater shopping centre, Zoos, Leeds, Scotney, Hever Castles, Many National trust properties and for sightseeing this area is perfect. Many people come here to explore the garden of england and we now have an electric bike hire centre less than half a mile away so that you can hire bikes and visit the local villages and vineyards. We also get a lot of Geocachers that love to explore the area with approximately 3 Geo's less than a mile away, cyclists and tourists. The Annex is very private but still close enough to not feel completely cut off. In the evenings you can enjoy the peace of the countryside, from June onwards the calfs and cows actually put their head over the annex hedge to say hello .

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Private, Self contained, peaceful, pretty and modern. Rated 4* by Visit England. This annex is not let to anyone I am very careful to only let it to people I know will look after it enabling every stay to be as pleasant as the next. Pets are allowed but there is a £40 fee per week.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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Photos

  • California Annexe

    California Annexe

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Owners garden. This is the view from the front of annex.

    Owners garden. This is the view from the front of annex.

  • Farm out the back of the annex

    Farm out the back of the annex

  • The friendly cows in the field behind the annex.

    The friendly cows in the field behind the annex.

  • Frosty sunrise at the front of California cottage

    Frosty sunrise at the front of California cottage

  • The River Thames, London Eye, Big Ben only 1 hour by train.

    The River Thames, London Eye, Big Ben only 1 hour by train.

  • Scotney Castle only 8 miles by car  from the annex.

    Scotney Castle only 8 miles by car from the annex.

  • Two amazing zoo's within an hours drive from the annex.

    Two amazing zoo's within an hours drive from the annex.

  • Rye 40 minutes by car.

    Rye 40 minutes by car.

  • 3 Vineyards to visit from 2 to 7 miles away. Chapel down, Biddenden, Hush Heath.

    3 Vineyards to visit from 2 to 7 miles away. Chapel down, Biddenden, Hush Heath.

  • Lounge/Dining room

    Lounge/Dining room

  • Upstairs loft room

    Upstairs loft room

  • Loft Room

    Loft Room

  • Gravel courtyard and View from the back of the annex.

    Gravel courtyard and View from the back of the annex.

  • View out of the front window of Annex The Westeria.

    View out of the front window of Annex The Westeria.

  • Views from the rear of Annex

    Views from the rear of Annex

  • Beautiful sunset behind the Annexe

    Beautiful sunset behind the Annexe

  • Leeds Castle once home of King Henry VIII only 5 miles from Annex

    Leeds Castle once home of King Henry VIII only 5 miles from Annex

  • Sissinghurst Castle Gardens only 5 miles.

    Sissinghurst Castle Gardens only 5 miles.

  • Groombridge place, enjoy the 17 century mote house and gardens,  25 minutes.

    Groombridge place, enjoy the 17 century mote house and gardens, 25 minutes.

  • A beautiful sandy beach, Camber Sands, 45 mins by car.

    A beautiful sandy beach, Camber Sands, 45 mins by car.

  • California Annex 4* Visit England 2014 certificate.

    California Annex 4* Visit England 2014 certificate.

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