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Grade II Listed c1720 with oak beams, cosy inglenooks & old world charm

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 bedrooms, 10 people

Brabourne Cottage is believed to date from c1720. Located in the conservation village of Brabourne and across the village green from The Kent Life, Kent Pub of the Year The cottage is close to the North Downs area of outstanding natural beauty. This grade II listed cottage is ideal for walks, pubs, cycling and exploring Kent and the coast. France via the Channel Tunnel (15 minute drive) and London via the high speed rail link (35 minutes from Ashford International) are within easy reach. The Cottage is dog friendly with oak floors and tiled kitchen. With an open inglenook fire and 2 log burning stoves as well as oil fired central heating the cottage is ideal for any season. If you are after a cosy country break in a unique cottage with all mod cons and lots to do and explore then look no further. The Cottage is available for a two day minimum hire .

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About The Owner

Hi,we are Clive and Gina we are the owners of Brabourne cottage. We fell in love with grade 2 listed, Brabourne Cottage, which is packed with original features. We always wanted to live in a village with a green and a good pub in walking distance. We hit the jackpot with the Five Bells Inn opposite and the Tiger 1 mile up the road!

We hope you enjoy the peace and tranquility of the ancient conservation village of Brabourne as much as we do. There are fantastic walks, pubs and the coast and channel tunnel are within 15 minutes drive from the cottage.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2015

Why The Owner chose East Brabourne

Lovely quiet rural location with great dog walks, cycling and pubs. Despite this the Cottage is only 15 minutes from the M20 and 20 Mins from Ashford International Station or the Channel Tunnel for London or France. Also 15 minutes from the nearest beach Hythe (pebbles), and 30 mins from st Marys Bay and Camber Sands (Sandy beaches) by car.

What makes this cottage unique

Cosy, historic cottage with open fires and beams but with all mod cons. Rural but without total isolation and a 30 second walk to the pub! Oil fired central heating and open fires means its cosy for any season. Brand new bathrooms fitted throughout the cottage in 2013. Brand new country style kitchen fitted in 2014 with American Fridge/freezer, electric range cooker and intergrated dishwasher. Brabourne Cottage is dog friendly with wood and tiled floors throughout the ground floor.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in East Brabourne in Brabourne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite shower room to bedroom 1. Family bathroom with Victorian style roll top bath and separate large shower enclosure shared by bedroom 2,3 and 4. Ground floor cloakroom and large shower. Cottage has 1 bath and 3 showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 En suite shower and toilet with Double bed. Bedroom 2 Double Bed, Bedroom 3 double bed (steep staircase to character beamed room on 2nd floor in attic conversion). Bedroom 4 double bed. Bedroom 5, 2 single beds ( Access through bedroom 2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Outside: Private secluded garden and space at rear for 2 cars to be parked. Table and chairs for 6-8 with umbrella in summer. Utility Room: N/A Cleaning / Towels / Linen All towels and Linen included and replaced weekly. Property will be cleaned at the end of each week. Other: Dining Room round table seats 8-10. Entrance hallway with Inglenook contaning log burning stove. Small conservatory overlooking garden.


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Grade II Listed c1720 with oak beams, cosy inglenooks & old world charm
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
Brighton, UK

Lovely stay at this beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

I booked here for a weekends get away with my husband and some friends to celebrate his 40th Birthday and we had such a lovely time.

The cottage is beautiful and we were not disappointed in the slightest.

It is decorated immaculately and has everything you need in terms of bedding, towels and kitchen utensils.

We loved this property so much that we even looked at some dates in the future to book again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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Fantastic place, very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Lovely location, immaculate house, warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 10 of us (adults) and dog. We were welcomed on the Friday evening by Mina with a helpful tour. The 5 Bells opposite is a great pub, as is the Tiger Inn, which we walked to on the Saturday in glorious sunshine. There are many excellent walks, with itineraries helpfully contained in the house file.

The house was extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished and well equipped. A great and memorable weekend family break in an idyllic location. Clive was very helpful in answering all questions prior to the visit.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in an ideal location for a large group getaway of all ages (including the dogs!)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the early May bank holiday weekend on our annual family getaway with parents, grandparents, children and dogs. The cottage is excellent and finished to a very high standard with all the amenities you would need, including a hair dryer. The 5 Bells pub opposite is welcoming and friendly with a varied range of food and drink. Overall a lovely weekend and I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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A wonderful, comfortable stay in the cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, staying at the lovely cottage which was very comfortable, clean, well furnished, each room had its character and charm. Its very spacious, there was 6 of us, but easily 10 can stay. It had everything, didn't need to bring, sugar, teabags, toiletries. The cottage is just by yellow fields, and greenery, and a lovely pub across the cottage. If you like walking there are many routes to choose from. We had nice weather too, no rain :).

The owner, was really helpful and made us feel welcome, answered any questions we had.

I would go there again for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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A beautiful cottage in an idyllic place. Would highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful break! Cottage is well equipped for families. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
7.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Hythe Beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Rambling - In the cottage information file the owners provide a series of laminated satellite maps with written directions for country lane, byway and footpath rambling routes. The cards can be taken with you on your ramble and then returned to the file for other guests to enjoy. Routes range in distance from 1.5 miles to 30 miles approx

Cycling - In the cottage information file the owners provide a series of laminated satellite maps with written directions for country lane and byway cycling routes. The cards can be taken with you on your ride and then returned to the file for other guests to enjoy. Cycle routes range in distance from 4.25 miles to 30 miles approx.

If Rambling or Cycling are your thing bring your gear/bikes etc. This part of Kent is heaven for these activities. From quiet flat country lanes to coastal routes to challenging hilly routes across the North Downs there will be a route to satisfy all abilities or borrow the OS maps and make up your own!


Hythe Beach 7.5 miles approx 15 mins by car, pebbles. St Marys Bay and Camber Sands sandy beaches approx 25 mins by Car.


Nearest International Airport London Gatwick (1 hour 15 mins drive), Ashford International Station (20 Mins drive), Channel Tunnel (15 Mins drive).

Directions; By Car; leave M20 at Junction 10 and follow sign for Smeeth/Hythe on A20, Just after Blue and White Cafe take left turn to Smeeth. At end of road turn left 100M to Woolpack Inn Pub, turn right and take 2nd left Canterbury Road. Brabourne Cottage is approx 1 mile opposite the 5 Bells Inn Pub.


Approx - Wye 4 miles, Hythe 7 miles, Ashford 6 miles, Canterbury 11 miles, Rye 20 miles. Channel Tunnel 12 Miles (15 Mins by car), Lydd airport 30 Mins, Gatwick 1 hr 15 mins, Heathrow Approx 2 hours.

Further Details:

Narest Shop the Spar in Brabourne Lees (small Supermarket), 5 Mins drive. Tesco at Junction 10 of M20 approx 15 mins drive, this is also the nearest fuel station. Great food at 5 Bells Inn opposite cottage (, The Tiger Inn Stowting, The Black Horse in Monks Horton and Timberbatts in Bodsham. Also great seafood restaurant at Folkestone Harbour called Rocksalt. Great pubs and restaurants in Wye and Canterbury too. A huge selection of things to do will be listed in the cottage information file.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in East Brabourne, South East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
summer 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking form and contract sent in advance (unless within 6 weeks). 1/3 of total deposit up to 6 weeks in advance of letting date. Less than 6 weeks, full balance by bank transfer only. £250 House keeping deposit/booking fully refundable one week after let subject to terms and conditions. Joining instructions will be sent in advance. Where possible, owner will be available for questions throughout your stay.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day in 4pm/out 10am weekly bookings but could be flexible by arrangement with the owners. Short stay (long weekends) Thu/Fri-Sun/Mon, Check in 4pm Thu/Fri, Check out 10 am Sun/Mon, again flexible by arrangement with owners.

Notes on prices:
Usually 7 nights minimum stay at £1250 off peak and £1500 to £1750 at peak times. Long weekends are available (2, 3 or 4 nights) by separate arrangement with the owners at £250-400/night. Please call Clive on +44 (0) 7801337752 or email Clive on to discuss your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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