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Large rural retreat in the Garden of England

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

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Reviews (8)
Richard G.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
We had a wonderful week in the cottage. It was the...
We had a wonderful week in the cottage. It was the perfect size for 2 families of 4 and offered relaxation and peace due to its location in the rural Kent countryside, yet was close to many amenities. The cottage was clean and well presented on arrival, with some lovely small touches made by the owners. If anything the photos do not do the property justice, as we found the property more spacious than expected. Communication with the owners was excellent and it felt as if they really cared about your stay and that everything went well. Overall we loved it, just wish it was for 2 weeks and not the 1!
Written June 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

jillian g.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
there is a need to understand that you are in a ve...
there is a need to understand that you are in a very old property, we thought it was excellent.. Lots of room, good host.
Written June 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

m jain
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
1.0 of 5 stars
When we arrived we had to wait as the cottage was ...
When we arrived we had to wait as the cottage was not ready to check in. The cottage was not cleaned up properly especially the kitchen, some of the appliances, cooking utensils, flooring, rugs, one of the bathtubs and so on. Prior to submitting this review we shared our disappointment with the owner and received an apology . The cottage came with a hut and we had to walk through the field, pass a part of the car park to use the toilet which was very inconvenient. The owner did accept for not making it clearer when we made enquires prior to booking the cottage. We had a message from the owner thanking us for leaving the cottage spotless!. The owner suggested we could stay 2 nights for free at the end of summer which we did not accept. If you intend to stay at the cottage please double check prior to booking as we do not wish others to have experiences similar to us.
Written June 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Jeff W.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
We stayed at the cottage for a week in August. By ...
We stayed at the cottage for a week in August. By the end we had six adults (including 4 visiting from Switzerland) and two young children. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. It gave my fellow travellers (read: the in-laws) a genuine rural english living experience. They even got the hang of using the Rayburn! There are four main bedrooms, one of which comfortably accommodated my two young children. The fifth bedroom is in a very cosy and pretty hut ... in the middle of a field with ponies. Quite an experience for those willing to try it. There are two living rooms but, to be honest, around the large dining room table was where most of our evening chats took place. On side of the house there are two bathrooms, one with a modern shower, plus a further shower/WC outside when times are desperate. In the vast gardens there was a lot to explore and plenty for my kids to play with, including a sandpit and swings. There were a few quirks. We found the kitchen lacked some of the equipment we needed like a peeler (now contributed) and the roofs/doorways are quite low in two of the bedrooms, leading to some head bangs. Then the pot-holed driveway to get to the house is not for those who get car (or sea) sick easily. But as long as you accept these as endearing quirks of a rural, lived-in cottage with a history of its own, and then you'll love it. As we were arriving on Sunday evening we pre-ordered a food delivery from a large supermarket (ok, Waitrose) a few days before and were happily surprised to find it all unpacked and put away in the fridge/cupboards when we arrived. For us though, one of the best things was the location. Only 15 mins from the M20 we used it as a base for day trips to Camber Sands beach, Rye, Canterbury, Leeds Castle and the White Cliffs of Dover; each around 30 mins drive from the cottage
Written June 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Eli (elliott) S.
by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
5.0 of 5 stars
Had a wonderful time. Glorious sunshine did contri...
Had a wonderful time. Glorious sunshine did contribute to that. The property is secluded and very conducive to winding down from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful and even gave the kids pony rides! Although she was on site, she respected our privacy, but at the same time was there when we needed anything. The garden had plenty of space and different corners to explore and enjoy for adults and kids alike. We enjoyed beautiful quiet beaches, only a 15min drive away. There is plenty to do in the area without having to travel far. Only downside is the fact that there is a bit of a "trek" from the master bedroom to the bathroom. Other than that, no complaints and would definitely come back.
Written June 20, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
1.0 of 5 stars
Very disappointing!
When we arrived we had to wait as the cottage was not ready to check in. The cottage was not cleaned up properly especially the kitchen, some of the appliances, cooking utensils, flooring, rugs, one of the bathtubs and so on. Prior to submitting this review we shared our disappointment with the owner and received an apology . The cottage came with a hut and we had to walk through the field, pass a part of the car park to use the toilet which was very inconvenient. The owner did accept for not making it clearer when we made enquires prior to booking the cottage. We had a message from the owner thanking us for leaving the cottage spotless!. The owner suggested we could stay 2 nights for free at the end of summer which we did not accept. If you intend to stay at the cottage please double check prior to booking as we do not wish others to have experiences similar to us.
Visited May 2017
Written July 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
very nice
there is a need to understand that you are in a very old property, we thought it was excellent.. Lots of room, good host.
Visited May 2017
Written June 5, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

by a verified reviewer on Vrbo.com
4.0 of 5 stars
Relaxation in wonderful country cottage
We had a wonderful week in the cottage. It was the perfect size for 2 families of 4 and offered relaxation and peace due to its location in the rural Kent countryside, yet was close to many amenities. The cottage was clean and well presented on arrival, with some lovely small touches made by the owners. If anything the photos do not do the property justice, as we found the property more spacious than expected. Communication with the owners was excellent and it felt as if they really cared about your stay and that everything went well. Overall we loved it, just wish it was for 2 weeks and not the 1!
Visited August 2016
Written August 16, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Skiing available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableSkiing available

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Check in / out timings
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Cancellation policy

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Large rural retreat in the Garden of England

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