One bedroom detached cottage in rural setting with views across the fields.
About Tony Blakley
Vivien & Tony welcome you to Riverside. We have live here for 25 years - watching our three children grow up and fly the nest! We are a retired couple enjoying our time together in the heart of Kent. Riverside Cottage has been a dream to develop as we enjoy meeting people and making their stay an enjoyable one.
Tony Blakley purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Tony Blakley chose Mersham
This stunning self-catering holiday cottage is a short drive from the historic City of Canterbury (around 25 mins) which boasts a wealth of visitor attractions. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Beckett was famously murdered in the Cathedral and thousands of Pilgrims play homage each year. The ancient ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church all form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby are the remains of a Norman Castle built on 1080 by the Normans and the large stone keep was largely constructed in the reign of Henry1 (1100-1135) all are reminders of the City's history, heritage & culture. Other attractions include, The King's mile, St Dunstan's, West Gate Towers, Northgate and The Canterbury Tales. You can take one of the River Tours and absorb the City with a boat trip along the River Stour taking in the architecture and scenic views. There are museums, walking trails or guided walks to help you enjoy the narrow winding lanes. Canterbury is best explored by foot. Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition and is also a modern and vibrant city with welcoming bars, pubs, nightclubs, fine restaurants, and a High Street with independent and high street names. Canterbury Golf Course is 1 mile distance from the City Centre and was designed by Henry Colt ain 1927 at the same time as designing Wentworth. There are two famous “links” courses at nearby Sandwich, Royal St Georges (home to The Open Championship in 2011) and Princes (Open Golf qualifying course).
What makes this Cottage unique
The evening can be spent watching the sunset from the lounge or if warm enough - from the sun loungers on the private patio. With panoramic views across the fields - almost as far as Ashford in the distance. And if you are lucky to spend the Autumn at Riverside you will be amazed at the fields full of Pumpkins or Rape seed oil plants.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Weekend getaway from London
We had a lovely little weekend away for our Anniversary/Valentine's & really enjoyed the escape into the country from London (even if it was only an hrs drive away). It was so peaceful & lovely to hear the animals in the next door farm & enjoy the sunset.
What a beautiful little cottage it is too & very comfortable & especially for the price! It's got everything you'd require & all you need to bring is yourself, toiletries & supplies. It was very easy to find with all the instructions & information I received prior to the trip & it was nice that the owners kept in touch.
Local pub & shop is a short walk away & large Tesco a 10 mins drive, perfect!
Can image it it be even better in the summer, which is when we are planning to return.
Many thanks Toni for a lovely review. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Tony & Vivien
On arrival at property could not get past 2 parked vehicle with luggage. A very large campervan was parked right up to bedroom window and blocked any views and privacy. The overall holiday was OK and cottage was very clean and cosy. Had everything you needed for an enjoyable holiday except for the campervan being parked right in front of the bedroom window and blocking the drive and entry of the cottage.
We had a lovely stay at this cottage, clean, comfy, nicely decorated.
Nice and quiet location, with pub and corner shop within walking distance.
Super small cottage to stay for two
WE enjoyed staying at the cottage very much. The pictures just give an impression of the loving interior, but it really is as shown. Everything is in top condition. for minor problems you got an instant answer or result from Tony an Vivien. We will surely come back again.
Many thanks for your great review.
Tony & Vivien
Everything was perfect, location and village were a great base for our trip, there was nothing lacking in the cottage, great pub just up the road....
Many thanks for your review, we hope you had a good trip home.
Tony & Vivien
Beautiful, calm get away
A wonderful, self contained retreat from the world! Really lovely, calming style of interior, beautiful garden and a working gas bbq. We had an amazing stay and will definitely be returning.
Many thanks for your review
Tony & Viven
Riverside Cottage is set deep in the heart of the Kent but is only 10 minutes from Ashford International station with its high speed javelin trains to London (St Pancras in 37 minutes) and Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels. It is also just 10 minutes from both J9 and J10 of the M20. The channel tunnel is only 20 mins away and you take your car to France for food and wine.
Rolling farmland spreads down to Romney Marsh and the sea. This is a wonderful area to walk, run or ride bicycles. Wildlife abounds including deer in the woods, nightingales in spring, bats and owls in the evenings.
The area has a stark beauty of its own, and also has unique wildlife, which is visible at the Nature reserves at Rye Harbour and Dungeness. The area around Littlestone is steeped in history which includes Dover Castle: Discover its labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels built deep in the White Cliffs of Dover. Kent Battle of Britain Museum: The most important collection of battle of britain artefacts on show in the country. It has its own unique steam railway the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which runs along the coast. This narrow gauge miniature railway is a great attraction for visitors. The coast provides the best sandy beaches in the South East of the country, with shallow water allowing safe access for children.
Mersham is often referred to as one of Kent’s best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 20 minutes drive to Hythe and Camber Sands. The historic town of Rye is just 30 minutes away. Littlestone has easy access to all amenities, with many excellent restaurants in New Romney and Hythe for eating out.
Riverside is a private ground floor one bedroom cottage, lovely village setting with village shop ,great pubs and pub food a short walk away (The Farriers Arms (built in 1600) has its own micro-brewery - try the '1606' bitter!). Access to the main river and garden is by arrangement with the owner's permission - Individuals must possess a rod licence.