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Unique property located in the heart of Canterbury - 'Firemans Cottage'@The Old Fire Station

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights



'Firemans Cottage'@The Old Fire Station

Fireman's cottage is a cosy two bedroom property which forms part of the Old Fire Station Canterbury, where horse drawn fire engines were stationed in the Victorian Era. Full of history and character this delightfully restored property will make your stay in Canterbury a memorable one.

It comes with two double bedrooms, Large reception and dining room with strip wood floors, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with bath/ shower and a Private Garden.

Canterbury City centre is 5/10 minutes walk away, the nearest shop 5 minutes walk away and mainline Canterbury west station, 5/10 minutes walk away with a fast train to Central London leaving twice an hour.

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About the property

The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station is a unique property like no other to be found in the Canterbury area and is located less than 5 minutes walk from the City Centre It comprises of 2 separate properties. 'Arthouse' is a Grade II listed former Victorian Fire Station and 'Cedar House', a Modern Malibu inspired Scandinavian designed Cedar clad house with a courtyard garden wraps around the house to give it a very private feel. Free secure parking and WI-FI are provided. Local shops are less than 5 minutes walk away.

And lastly Firemans Cottage, our new addition. A cosy victorian 2 Bedroom Cottage full of character and own private garden.

The trendy fishing village of Whitstable is only 15 minutes drive away, famed for its oysters and sea food or the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs and stunning Botany Bay (England's best kept secret) only 30 minutes drive. Closer to Canterbury are ancient woodlands, 2 fantastic wildlife parks and plenty of idyllic country villages and pubs serving local fayre. Further afield, the medieval hilltop village of Rye, Camber sands and Dover castle and rail links to London.

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Property Manager
sebastian stephens
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 November, 2017

About sebastian stephens

We are a family run business who have been renting out holiday homes for the past 8 years in Canterbury, where we live. My wife and I have travelled all over the world and have stated in many holiday rentals, giving us a great insight into the needs of any holiday makers.We take great pride in our properties and hope that you will enjoy staying with us.

sebastian stephens purchased this cottage in 2013

Why sebastian stephens chose Canterbury

This is a truly unique property as there is no other like it in Canterbury.

I caught glimpses of Cedar House through the opened gates of the old fire station which we also bought at the same time. It was always a wish of mine to own an unusual property should ever the opportunity arose, which happened when the property came onto the market for sale. I came just to look but ended up buying it as it was such an amazing unique chance to own such an individual property.

What makes this cottage unique

Well Located for the city centre, tucked away in a peaceful and quiet location.

Free secure parking and part of an old Victorian Fire Station. All three properties can be rented individually, as a pair or altogether as 'The Old Fire station', sleeping up to ,4,6, 10, 12 or 16 people.

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Accommodation and facilities for 'Firemans Cottage'@The Old Fire Stationin Canterbury in City of Canterbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(4 traveller reviews)

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'Firemans Cottage'@The Old Fire Station
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

As visitors from Holland: excellent!

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable, the best beds, a nice and sunny garden, a beautiful real English cottage, close to the centre of Canterbury.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay if.you are working at the Marlowe!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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Cosy appartment for 2 adults and 2 kids

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Firemans Cottage. The property was clean and well equipped. Everything was as described, however the second bedroom is very small and there is just space for the bed. So it would be recommened for a couple with 2 little kids only rather than 4 adults.

All pubs, restaurants etc are in walking distance, so very convenient for a short stay/trip as well.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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gemütliche Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Kleine aber sehr gemütliche Ferienwohnung die sehr zentral ligt. Uns hatt sie sehr gut gefallen

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Monument/ Eight bells
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Canterbury Golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Canterbury West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Refectory
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

There are loads of great activities and sights to see around Canterbury. There are a number of great castle to visit, namely Dover, Bodiam, Leeds and Hever castle. There are some fantastic wildlife parks including, Howletts, Port Lymphne and Wildwood. There are some great bicycle rides and walks to be had in our surrounding ancient woods and some excellent villages to visit including the port cinque town of Rye. A day at the Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs is not too be missed as well as gorging yourself on excellent seafood and sunsets in the charming fishing village of Whitstable. Canterbury Cathedral is the main tourist attraction of the area and is a UNESCO world heritage site.


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