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Historic Royal Kent cottage surrounded by large gardens & private swimming pool

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3 bedroom property with inglenook fireplace and heated outdoor pool.

Plantagenet Cottage is unique, charming and hidden away on the outskirts of a picturesque Kentish village.

The cottage views overlook the Eastwell Manor Country Estate which is all located within the stunning Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty.

**NEW - from April 2018 we are able to offer our guests use of the Champney's Spa facilities at Eastwell Manor - including Indoor & Outdoor Pools, 9 Hole Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Gym, Workout Classes etc. Please ask us about it if you'd be interested **

The cottage dates back to the 16th century when originally built as a one-room dwelling by Richard Plantagenet, a natural son of King Richard III [the one they found under the car park in Leicester], so our Richard was, in theory, the last in the bloodline of the Plantagenet Kings of England. It's a fascinating story and you will find plenty of information about this in the cottage.

We sleep 6 people [possible 7th/child] across 3 luxurious bedrooms - in fact the entire detached property has been recently refurbished to a very high standard providing all modern amenities and comfort whilst maintaining the cottage's rustic charm and historical value.

The large living area has 2 comfortable sofas, a 40" plasma smart TV with Netflix, Amazon / iPlayer etc. It also has a large inglenook fireplace - lovely cozy log fires in colder climes. months.

The dining area has a table seated for 6 people below a vaulted ceiling with a gothic arch looking out to the garden.

There is also an office space with network ports and printer and USB charging from most rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances in a handmade wooden finish. And a bathroom with bath, shower & toilet - and it has a cubby hole [with parquet worktop] inside a recently exposed old fireplace.

The garden wraps around the property and has a park like feel with lots of well established trees & shrubs. Lots of space for kids to play .. we even have 'Teletubby' mounds! There is a BBQ and outside seating areas.

A definite highlight in warmer months is the outdoor heated swimming pool which is in a walled area in a sunny corner of the garden. POOL OPEN BETWEEN APRIL TO SEPTEMBER - exact date is weather dependant.

Our cottage really is a delightful spot that we think has a lovely relaxed feeling and good atmosphere.

More Details

Member since: 2016
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018


We are a small family from North London with two daughters. We like cooking and eating delicious food, sunshine, music, gardening, and being outdoors. It's great doing those things at our cottage when guests are not enjoying doing it there themselves !

TIM & MAITE purchased this cottage in 1999

Why TIM & MAITE chose Ashford

We fell in love with the plot - its secluded away from the main road and you wouldn't even know its there, plus the amazing history with Richard Plantagenet.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Ashford around the Ashford District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 (The Wardrobe Room) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Superking OR 2 Singles
    Bedroom 3 (Richard's Room) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Kingsize
    Bedroom 2 (The Green Room) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Superking OR 2 SIngles. HD TV with Netflix / BBCiplayer
  • All our bedrooms have fine white cotton linens, comfortable mattresses and pillows and we provide bath towels and beach towels for the pool. They are carpeted and cozy, with both black-out and diffusion blinds. The Green Room and Richards Room have the nicest views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Royal Kent cottage surrounded by large gardens & private swimming pool
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful property, a very enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, it really felt like a home from home. Every need was catered for and the beds/duvets were very comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend and would certainly stay there again. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds and on a sunny day you could just sit round the swimming pool - perfect!!

Only a 20 minute drive to Canterbury (which is beautiful!)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Nicole - we're pleased you discovered the wonderful nearby city of Canterbury and that you had great weather to enjoy the pool this late in the season. I find the garden possibly at its most beautiful in October with all the variety of colours as the leaves turn. One of the beauties of The Garden of England :-) Please do come back another time, you'd be most welcome.
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Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cottage was lovely to stay in and we thoroughly loved the pool

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, interesting house and beautiful quiet shaded garden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family group (generation range grandparents to 2-year old granddaughter, plus family dog) for 6 nights. The beautiful summer weather meant that we were able to fully use the wonderful large garden including the pool and barbecue. It is a quiet and peaceful location. The beds are very comfortable and the large living/dining space was ideal for family meals and so on. Amongst the local trips we made were Whitstable, nearby walks on the Kentish Downs, the pub in Wye, and the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway. A great short break and a location that suited us ideally.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal place to enjoy and relax in the Garden of England

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed the stay at Plantagenet Cottage: the very well equipped house, the pool, the garden, the space to play outside. We all had a great time to relax and enjoy our vacation time.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nice house in a beautiful garden - a lovely quiet getaway for our short break.

Anne and David

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anne - thanks for your nice review and for the very kind private message. We are glad you and David thought our cottage was lovely and that you particularly loved the garden! Oh, and please thank your two dogs too for leaving 'Thank You Woof Woofs' :-) And no bother about leaving 4 stars instead of 5 - in some ways our 5 star track record has sadly been broken . . . but knowing you guys thought we were 5 star really is good enough for us.
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So much charm and endless details

  • 5 of 5

I am a Luxury travel agent. That, in itself, sums up my expectations when I rent a home. This cottage delivered beyond expectations.

It is lovely, out of a fairy tail, and everything is thought of in details. All the way down to foreign plug converters.

Being 15 mns from the Eurostar Ashford stop made it a perfect stop in our European Journey.

Tim and Maïté are very responsive and full of resources.

We will certainly be back in the summer to enjoy the pool !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Ashford,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term Oct 18
20 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas NY 18
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half Term Feb 19
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 19
6 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half Term MAy 19
25 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 19
20 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning £55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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