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Nigel and Wendy Griffiths

Member since: 2012
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Speaks English

Two character country cottages on a private estate with Swimming Lake - Hop Cottage

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

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Challock - 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.

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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

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Nigel and Wendy Griffiths (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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 Ashford

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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Hop Cottage
average rating of 4.7 based on 32 reviews

Definitely recommend Landews meadow cottages

  • 4 of 5

Great location lovely comfortable spacious home really enjoyed it. Also found Nigel and Wendy friendly and very helpfully with local advice, as we had car breakdown they arranged a garage etc. We would definitely go back thanks again.

Wayne bradford

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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the perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

the cottage is very spacious with all the comforts of home,no need here for ear plugs ,it was so tranquil and so well hidden from the main road,will definitely booking again next time with more freinds .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Wonderful restful stay in rural Kent

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in a pastoral setting in this hop cottage with domestic ducks, geese, hens ranging freely. Though old, the cottage has a lovely sun room and well equipped kitchen and the owners are very accommodating. The cottages are situated at the end of a long country lane overlooking the Kentish Downs and even have their own lake, but I only saw geese swimming in it. Close to some lovely historic villages,( great for walking), Dover, Canterbury and lots of fantastic meals in country pubs.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Excellent gateway from routine life

  • 4 of 5

We had a very great stay at hop cottage. The cottage itself is so big & spacious , and surrounding is just beautiful. You can just sit down peacefully for hours watchin the scenic beauty around it. I went along with my family which had my 18 months nephew and he too enjoyed to his fullest. Wendy Nigel and everyone over there were so helpful and nice . Was not willing to leave and place but had no choice but definately this place is always gonna be my choice whenever I want a break from my routine buzy life...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Comfortable cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The property was as described. It was comfortable and spotlessly clean. Nigel and Wendy were helpful and welcoming. We would recommend the property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Lovely spacious cottage set in fabulous scenery

  • 5 of 5

Hop cottage is a charming, well appointed cottage set in lovely grounds.

The 3 bedrooms are all of ample size, with the master being really sumptuous and large. The kitchen and dining area are really well equipped and have plenty of space for all residents. The conservatory was lovely and would have been fabulous to use as garden access, had weather permitted, and the living room was fabulous and had so much space and seating.

All in all a lovely cottage which we will be coming back to. We need to come in warmer weather to be able to use the swimming lake!

A lovely service of groceries from the Local Farm shop is provided, as well as free range eggs to purchase from the owners.

Thanks for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Challock village
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ashford, Faversham or Broughton
Nearest Train
3 Miles
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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Challock, Kent

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
10 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 16
4 Sep 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 16
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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.

Payments accepted in GBP, Euros or US Dollars if required

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Challock in Kent

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
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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