Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Cranbrook - Gertie's Cottage
2 bedrooms, lounge, open plan kitchen/dining, sleeps 3/4, ideal romantic getaway
QUOTABLE RATES: If you require 5 or 6 nights - check weekly (7 night) rates which are lower due to a longer stay.
Gertie's Cottage is a pretty weatherboarded cottage just 50 metres from the heart of Cranbrook. A cosy warm holiday home with a log burner, newly installed double glazed timber windows and a charming enclosed garden with lawn and patio looking out over the historic Union Mill. Beautifully furnished in a relaxed New England country style, the cottage is very well equipped with all bed linen and towels included. The lounge boasts a new log burning stove, 26' Sony HD flat screen, Blu-ray/DVD player, SKY HD, broadband with WiFi access. The bright open plan kitchen/dining room has a view out to the garden and windmill, plus a utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer leading out to garden, modern ground floor bathroom with shower and views to windmill. Wooden flooring throughout. Upstairs you will find 2 lovely beamed bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the second smaller room with a high quality single guest bed, with slide out second single bed. A folding style cot is available on request. See stories and photos of the area and Gertie's on our Facebook page - click on the link at the bottom of the Facilities section.
ADDITIONAL FACILITIES: iPod/iPhone dock, electric fan, 2 compact folding stools for taking on outings, large umbrella.
FOOD SHOPPING & LOCAL PARKING: There is a very good Co-op supermarket which has a car park and is open 8am – 10pm Monday to Fridays, 8am – 9pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday.
There is an excellent good range of local independent food shops – butchers, bakers, greengrocers (Vegetare on the High Street is a very nice Healthfood shop), delicatessens and nearby farm shops.
See the Cranbrook website for more information on local shopping: www.cranbrook.org
FREE CAR PARKING just 50 metres from the cottage plus two other free car parks in the town.
LOCAL INFORMATION: Things to do and places to visit...
In the cottage there are lots of leaflets about where to visit and what to do plus a map book of Sussex and various other booklets about the area and local attractions and places to visit.
Cranbrook Tourist Information Centre is located next to the church on Stone Street and you will find them very helpful if you have particular requirements.
Official Cranbrook websites - www.cranbrook.org and www.cranbrookpeople.co.uk - provide lots of useful information.
More local area info: www.tenterdentown.co.uk , www.goudhurst.co.uk and www.biddendenkent.co.uk - all very beautiful places to visit.
SWIMMING POOL - Wealden Sports Centre: www.fusion-lifestyle.com/centres/The_Weald_Sports_Centre.
If you want to go to London, Staplehurst Station is just 9.5km away and the train to London takes about an hour. Try www.mytrainticket.co.uk for cheap tickets if you book in advance.
PLEASE ASK: if you have any specific interests that you would like me to research.
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Tricia Petri-Clark
Tricia, originally from East Sussex in South East England, spent some years living in The Netherlands, but now lives on the Isle of Skye on the West coast of Scotland. Together with her Dutch husband, she owns and runs Gertie's Cottage in the picturesque small market town of Cranbrook in Kent, together with two holiday homes on the Isle of Skye - Alavik Lodge & Cottage (see HomeAway property number 1004372).
Tricia Petri-Clark purchased this cottage in 2011
Why Tricia Petri-Clark chose Cranbrook
We fell in love with this pretty, weatherboarded, early 19th century house the minute we saw it. Gertie's Cottage is cosy, warm and welcoming. When we stay, we love to stroll around the town, browse in the shops, drink coffee at one of several great cafes (sitting alfresco when the weather is fine) or have lunch at the local Inn. We named the cottage 'Gertie's' after my mum, who was a wonderful warm, loving person and always made everyone feel really welcome so it just seemed like the perfect name!
What makes this cottage unique
Gertie's has a lovely view over the Union Windmill from the back windows and the lovely little garden. The new log burner and exposed brickwork add to the charm of the cottage which is ideally positioned just a couple of minutes walk to local shops and facilities. It is also perfectly located to get to many local gardens, castles, visitor attractions, woodland and lake walks, etc.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Gertie’s cottage was an ideal place for my “sabbatical” as it accommodated two people very comfortably in a well set-up, modern house without much housework. We enjoyed shopping in the village and other nearby villages, as well as visiting the special features of the Kent countryside such as beautiful Sissinghurst Castle, Canterbury and places where our relatives lived many years ago before emigrating to Australia. Cranbrook Museum was especially interesting as was the Art Exhibition and provided an idea of the long local history of the town and many of the buildings and institutions. We also appreciated it being only just over one hour from London.