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TWO CHARACTER COUNTRY COTTAGES ON A PRIVATE ESTATE WITH SWIMMING LAKE

Nigel and Wendy Griffiths

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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TWO CHARACTER COUNTRY COTTAGES ON A PRIVATE ESTATE WITH SWIMMING LAKE

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Charing - Landews Meadow Cottages

Spacious 3 bed and romantic 2 bed cottage with exposed beams and panoramic views

Located within the private Landews estate we have two well appointed picturesque country cottages with fantastic high quality fittings and facilities. Set in the beautiful village of Challock in central Kent, our location provides an ideal base for enjoying Kent's attractions and countryside. Also conveniently located for day trips to London (via the high speed train from Ashford to St Pancras in 38 minutes) or to France via Le Shuttle or the Ferries.

Surrounded by open fields and woodland which are alive with wildlife (you will see more pheasants, rabbits, woodpeckers and partridge than you will cars).

Hop cottage has its own private garden with large lawns and country cottage flower beds, a gas BBQ and patio table and chairs provide idyllic al fresco dining. From the private garden guests can access the natural swimming lake to enjoy a fresh water dip surrounded by reeds, bull rushes and water lillies with the swallows and dragon flies in the air above, and our family of moor hens for company. With many bridleways and footpaths to explore you can unwind and relax in one of the most idyllic unspoilt spots in Kent.

Hop cottage is named after the estates heritage as a former Hop farm and has wooden cladding outside and a Kent peg tile roof.

Oak cottage is constructed from the timbers of an old Oak framed barn. Oak cottage has two private terraces and access to the swimming lake and communal grounds.

The Landews Estate provides an ideal location for a lazy or an active holiday, relax around the lake on loungers, or explore all that the 'Garden of England' has to offer. Brogdale Farm which is home of the national fruit collection is only 5 miles away. On your doorstep at Landews you can go walking, bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding, gliding or walk to Beech Court Gardens and Tea Rooms.

All of Kents other attractions are within easy reach from our central location, one of our favorites is the RH&D Light Railway, a miniature steam railway that runs across Romney marsh from Hythe to Dungeness, great fun for little kids and big kids. Alternatively, Port Lympne and Howlett's Wild Animal Parks provide a great day out for the whole family. No visit to Kent would be complete without a day in Canterbury visiting the Cathedral or doing the ghost tour and a trip to Leeds Castle.

A walk along the White cliffs of Dover followed by a trip to Dover castle provide an excellent day out with two of Kent's iconic landmarks.

However you spend your days what better way to end it than enjoying a BBQ beside the natural swimming lake or having a relaxing dip where all you can hear is bird song.

The cottage provides all the charm of a past era combined with spacious modern facilities in what we believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the world.

We look forward to welcoming you.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Hop Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

This spacious traditional Kentish cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large lounge, dining room, kitchen and conservatory. All very tastefully decorated in country cottage style it provides generous and comfortable accommodation for your stay. The kitchen and bathrooms have all recently been refitted to a high standard, the kitchen is well stocked with utensils and equipment that includes Cooker, 4 ring hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Two of the three bedrooms can be arranged as doubles or twins and a high chair and cot are available if needed. The large conservatory enjoys fantastic views across the private garden and out in to open fields and woodland, the wild birds are encouraged to the feeder in the apple tree and our chickens pay regular visits to say hello. The garden is secure on all sides and provides a BBQ, patio table and chairs for up to 8 people,plus table tennis, swingball, football and boule. Through the gate you access the natural swimming
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Nigel and Wendy Griffiths (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks English

About Nigel and Wendy Griffiths

Nigel and Wendy grew up in Kent and have always had an interest in travel and tourism. Having traveled extensively we know what makes a property and a holiday special and we have tried to provide that in our properties. Wendy has an eye for detail and cleanliness so you can be assured the cottages are well maintained and clean.

Nigel and Wendy Griffiths purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nigel and Wendy Griffiths chose Charing

We moved back to Kent in 2012 after 20 years away and after viewing many properties we fell in love with Landews the moment we saw it. Properties in locations like this come up very rarely so we had to fight off two existing buyers and complete in 1 month to secure this as our home.

What makes this cottage unique

Landews enjoys a beautiful rural location, surrounded by fields and woodlands. It was built as an ECO property in 1978 mainly over 1 floor so it maintains a very low key cottage feel from all angles. The village of Challock is pretty with very friendly locals, a lovely green and two good pubs. It's central location allow you to get anywhere in Kent in around half an hour.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The House is perfect, the location is delightful, we felt comfortable and at home, thank you, we will be back.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Hop Cottage
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 24 reviews
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Hop Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030522
+44 -(0) 7813092856
Charing Kent
5

Beautiful cottages in the lovely, quiet area.

  • 5 out of 5
Beautiful cottage in the lovely, quiet area, very close to Charing Railway St, and not far away from Canterbury with its famous Cathedral.
We have recently stayed at Landews Meadow with our friends. Owner Nigel gave us very warm and welcoming reception. We stayed in both cottages, so both of them are very clean and well maintained. There is nearby a fantastic local shop with all kind of local organic meat, veggies, honey, local ale and cider etc. We made an order there prior to arrival and Nigel was so kind to brought all our ordered stuff to the house. Also owners can offer you organic free range eggs and poultry. We had absolutely lovely time in this countryside.
What you can see in this listing is what you are going to get.

Highly recommend!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hop Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030522
+44 -(0) 7813092856
Charing Kent
5

so relaxed!!!

  • 5 out of 5
we ( 3 adults, 2 teenagers) stayed at hop cottage for a 4nt stay. what a lovely place/ area to stay. the cottage has 3 bedrooms, dining area, kitchen, two bathrooms and a siiting room with entertainment equipment. but as we were out all day, kids couldnt use the wii or dvd player. kitchen was perfect, felt like home. bedrooms were big enough and beds were comfy. shower was always hot but could have had more pressure but that's a well known british problem. the house was very clean and lovley decorated and furnished. a home from home!!!! we can highly recommend hop cottage but you def need a car to get there. if u want peace and quiet combined with comfort.....that' s the place to go!
canterbury, leeds castle or dover are not far away. all brand superstores for your grocery shopping are in ashford within 20 min drive.
next time we would like to come back in summer time so we can use the swimming lake.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hop Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030522
+44 -(0) 7813092856
Charing Kent
5

Excellent accommodation, great location.

  • 5 out of 5
Our family really enjoyed our short stay at Hop cottage even though the weather did it's best to dampen our spirits. We were met on arrival by Nigel who gave us a brief tour of the cottage and explained how various things worked. Nigel also offered to give us a tour of the estate and we took him up on this kind offer. It was great for us townies to get up close to the animals and the children particularly liked collecting the chicken eggs. The cottage is very spacious and there was plenty of room for our party of eight. The cottage itself was very clean and everything worked as expected, no problems at all. The third bedroom is quite small with little room for storage but that was a minor concern given the overall quality of the accommodation.
I'm a bit of a technophobe but was told by the younger members of the group that the Wi-Fi worked fine. Everything we needed for our stay was provided and it's obvious that a lot of thought has gone into making the cottage very comfortable. It was very nice to have the Wii provided as this helped to keep us entertained when the rain put paid to our sightseeing.
We have stayed in many cottages and lodges over the years and Hop cottage is definitely one of the best. We have already recommended the cottage to family and friends and would like to return ourselves sometime and with hopefully better weather make more use of the garden, table tennis, barbecue and swimming lake.
We wish Nigel and Wendy continued success with their holiday lettings and would say that this is a great place to stay and very good value for money.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hop Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030522
+44 -(0) 7813092856
Charing Kent
5

very nice property

  • 5 out of 5
very friendly hosts - complet kitchen with every thing we needed, even a large grill is there - beautiful surrounding with garden, swimmig pound. Best choise for us. We stay for 5 days for a golf trip - about twenty nice golf clubs within a 40 min. drive.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hop Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030522
+44 -(0) 7813092856
Charing Kent
4

wonderful location

  • 4 out of 5
a nice cottage in wonderful surroundings and a good location. It is advertised as having wi-fi internet but the best connection is in the master bedroom downstairs it is awful. The hall and master bedroom are cold. Bear in mind that the kitchen is very small
  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Oak cottage (posted here as Hop cottage in error) We are very sorry to hear you had an issue with the wifi, I have just tested it with my machine and I am receiving 4 bars in the lounge. The cottage has central heating with radiators in all rooms, including the hall and main bedroom with thermostats on all radiators, you did not advise us of any issues with the heating whilst you were here.
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Hop Cottage
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1030522
+44 -(0) 7813092856
Charing Kent
5

Hop Cottage - a really great find.

  • 5 out of 5
Spent a really relaxing weekend catching up with friends at Hop Cottage and would recommend it without hesitation.
Despite terrible weather we had a lovely time enjoying the warmth and comfort of the cottage which is clean, spacious and well equipped. Particularly liked all the bathroom facilities which were useful with lots of us staying. Nigel and Wendy made booking easy and provided the clearest and most comprehensive travel instructions I have ever received, so no chance of getting lost! I was also met on arrival and shown round personally which is always nice.
The cottage is set in really stunning surroundings and it was such a pleasure to sit in the conservatory and look out at the view. There's even an amazing view from the kitchen sink! Just sorry it was the wrong time of year to enjoy a dip in the beautiful swimming pond or to enjoy the lovely garden and BBQ facilities. There are also chickens and ducks on site so plentiful fresh and delicious eggs for sale.
We didn't venture far on account of the rain but did manage a walk down to the Halfway House in Challock for Sunday lunch which was very nice. The Barn Shop in the village is well stocked and we noticed that fish and chips are sold from a van there on Friday evenings which could be useful.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay. I would definitely love to visit again and highly recommend Hop Cottage to others.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Challock village
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ashford, Faversham or Broughton
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Charing
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M20 Jun 9
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Challock Village
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Sea salter
Car: recommended

Challock is centrally located between Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham and is one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas of mid Kent. The village is surrounded on all sides by woodland with 'Kings Wood' to the East and Longbeech wood to the west. Chaucer's famous Pilgrims Way and the North Downs Way are just to the south of the village and can be accessed on foot with the adventurous being able to follow this to Canterbury. The village of Wye with it's chalk crown and the 'Devils Kneading Trough' are 4 miles away. Eastwell Manor is just one of a number of first class restaurants offering fine dining on your doorstep.

Challock's location in the heart of Kent provides an ideal base for exploring all of the Garden of England's attractions, including Leeds castle ' The loveliest castle in the world' , Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, The Hop Farm family park, The historic Dock Yards Chatham, the cinque port towns, Port Lympne or Howlett's Wild Animal Parks , The rare breeds centre, Hever castle or the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

There is plenty for all the family to do an see within a very short drive, The UK's oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame in Faversham provides brewery tours with tastings, or the Designer outlet village in Ashford provides a shoppers paradise.

The village of Challock has two pubs, one serving excellent food 7 days a week, the other being a very traditional ale house, the barn shop is stocked with fine local produce, a horse riding school, the Kent Gliding club and the Beech Court Gardens & Tea rooms, plus it holds an annual goose fair on the green in September. Charing race course is only a few miles away with regular point to point meetings

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Rates & Availability

From £70 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Charing, Kent

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Off Peak
26 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£85
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
£1,650
 
 
Christmas and New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
£720
for 5 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
£2,200
 
 
Off Peak
4 Jan 2015 - 3 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
£1,650
 
 
Easter
4 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
£2,000
 
 
Off Peak
19 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
£1,650
 
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 11 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
From
£100
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
£2,200
 
 
Summer
12 Jul 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
5 night minimum stay
£720
for 5 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
£3,000
 
 
Off Peak
31 Aug 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
£1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£800
£3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Notes 25% of rates shown payable at time of booking. Breakages deposit of £150 payable and refunded after stay.

Price includes :- Towels and bed linen for each guest. We do not charge separately for cleaning, but request that guests leave the property as they find it. If you not to do this then you can elect to pay for a clean.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charing in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    En Suite to main bed - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet Only - Toilet
  • The ensuite to the main bedroom has recently been refurbished to a high standard with a modern walk in shower that is fully tiled. Plus sink and toilet The family bathroom has a full sized bath, toilet and sink. There is also a separate w/c off the hall.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available if required, not permanently in room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , can be arranged as 2 x single if required
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The main Bedroom looks out across the cottage garden and fields beyond, it has a stylish and modern fully tiled en suite walk in shower room, the beds in the main bedroom can either be arranged as Double or as two singles if required and a cot is available if required. Bedroom two looks out across the vegetable gardens, the beds in bedroom two can be arranged as a large double or as two singles. This bedrooms shares the family bathroom with bedroom 3. The third bedroom has a double bed There is a sofa bed is in the large lounge with bed linen available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property is set in a private estate, surrounded by fields and woodland, the estate has a natural swimming lake (not an out door pool) which is available for guests to use. There are bridleways and rights of way for walkers on both sides of the estate so you can explore on foot or bike and join up with the North Downs way. Hop cottage is all on one floor so is suitable for the elderly or infirm who cannot manage stairs. it is not adapted for wheelchair use.
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