|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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 ensuite bathroom 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. Through the gate you access the natural swimming lake
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.
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
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.
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.
The House is perfect, the location is delightful, we felt comfortable and at home, thank you, we will be back.
Great cottage! Our group (8 friends) stayed over new years and we felt very welcomed (champagne glasses were even provided). We love the cottage and are talking about coming again in summer so we can swim in the lake. The cottage has loads of space for social activities and is very comfortable. Despite the fog when we visited, the views and area surrounding the cottage is beautiful and the pub is not too far to walk to either. The location is convenient for being close enough to places like Canterbury- where we went for a day trip but once at the cottage, it feels like you're in the middle of nowhere which is great for that time away feeling. The property itself was clean with towels provided. The layout works very well with a spacious sitting room (including sofa bed), a well designed kitchen, a dining area and a conservatory which was great as a second social space. Fantastic place which we'd all definitely recommend!
Whilst we enjoyed our holiday in Kent and admittedly the cottage was in a beautiful location it was sadly lacking in lots of ways. Luxurious should not be used to describe it, and the equipment is not high quality! It states in the description that the bathrooms had recently been refurbished, the smaller one with the bath had not been and the shower head was broken. The en suite was newer but the roller blind was broken, the net curtain dirty and the shower head needed de scaling. My. Mother who is 90 needed the walk in shower and having arrived on Wednesday did not have any hot water until the Saturday because of a fault with the boiler, not the owners fault I know but never the less not good. The crockery etc in the kitchen needed an up date and we did not use the BBQ as it was dirty when we arrived. I could go on! I was loathe to send you this review as I realise that the renting of the cottages is part of the owners livelihood but I feel that having paid a substantial amount for the week it needed to be said as other clients will look at the description and will form the same impression of it as we did and will be equally disappointed. Regards, Karen Brooks.
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.
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 .
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.
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...
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