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.