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Pretty period cottage, idyllic central location to explore Kent

Bedrooms 1
Space 210 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Perfect cottage retreat in Charing.

Forge cottage is a fully refurbished circa 1800 cottage perfect for short or long stays. Sleeps 2 + 2.

Maintaining many original features, the holiday cottage is decorated to a high finish with exposed beams throughout. With a beautiful Shaker style kitchen and modern bathroom, it has been sympathetically furnished to create a perfect balance between comfort and modern style.

Entrance through front door;

Into a spacious open plan lounge/diner with original beams

modern fused with the old

Comfy settee, which opens into a double bed.

Coffee tables and lamps

Open fireplace Log burner

Dining table & chairs

Freeview TV

Selection of books & games

Door through to a fully equipt modern fitted galley kitchen:

Electric oven with ceramic hob

washing machine


Microwave, kettle & toaster

Shaker style fitted cupboards

Access via back door, pathway to front of the property

Original Curved open staircase leading to the first floor landing:

Main bedroom;

Double bed


Bedside tables & lamps

Original cast iron fireplace

Comfy armchair

Window to front

Room for one cot on request.


Fully fitted Bathroom

Free standing hand basin


Chrome Radiator

Tiled floor

Shower over bath

Front garden with private parking for 1 car

House Rules ;

One dog by prior arrangement

No smoking

No parties or events

Check-in time after 3pm.

Departure time by 10am

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About The Owner

I am really passionate about our beautiful county of Kent and love sharing the pretty quintessential English houses and cottages with our holiday guests, as well as the diverse choice of things to enjoy here.

I live, work and love it here, and believe you will too.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Why The Owner chose Charing

Forge is ideal for couples, room for a baby too, walkers and dog lovers are very welcome. A comfortable, "home from home"cottage which creates a lovely balance of old and new with everything you need for a relaxing stay.

Situated directly across from some of the most beautiful Kent countryside, enjoy the space and freedom just minutes from your door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear little cottage, well equipped and delightfully decorated, love the warm, red colour.

We were mainly visiting old friends in Canterbury- good and attractive road from here to there which was a bonus. Many Thanks!
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Charing in Ashford District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 210 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect the neighbours & keep noise levels to a minimum.
  • This cottage is our home & we ask that you leave it as you found it.
  • We welcome dogs , please keep them off the beds & prefer you bring a dog bed if possible.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower over bath Fully tiled Heated Chrome Towel rail Full sized Hand Basin, mirror over WC
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Please specify if you need the cot
  • Spacious master bedroom, comfortable double bed and large statement headboard.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
A complimentary welcome pack is waiting for you on arrival. An online grocery order can be arranged in advance for your arrival, see our Hospitality app for details. For anything more bespoke please enquire through email.


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Pretty period cottage, idyllic central location to explore Kent
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Very Good for Couples

  • 4 of 5

We needed a dog friendly place close to Dover for the week-end and although this was a little further away than we'd have liked it was a good location with dog walks from the door and a useful village shop.

Bedroom & bathroom probably best features.The kitchen small but reasonably equipped, food prep not helped in our case by have a food loving Labrador lying in the middle of the floor.

Would go again

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed the cottage and village shop. Yes the area is great for dog walking, and kitchens too! Regards Sue
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Cosy and well laid out

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, thank you Sue.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stairs without handrails

  • 2 of 5

Very cute cottage, ideally situated in lovely village.

Somewhat musty. Prior warning about lack of handrails on stairs would certainly have lad to a rethink on this property for an elderly couple.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear this cottage wasn't for you. Forge Cottage is ideally situated for trips all over Kent from its rural location in the village of Charing. Cute, cosy and circa 1800, it has many of its original features, beams, open fires and an open, curved staircase.. Regards Sue
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Charming cottage for two

  • 4 of 5

Charming cottage for two in Charing. Well equipped and very cosy. Needed instructions to work the hotplates though. Very good restaurants in Charing (Chinese) and Lenham (Seafood).

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed the charm and comfort of Forge Cottage and found the hob instructions. We are lucky to have so many great restaurants in the immediate area to choose from. Regards Sue
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Charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this well presented and equipped cottage, full of character. The generous welcome provisions were much appreciated. Loved the red colour of some of the furnishings and decor, which made the cottage feel cosy. It did smell slightly damp on first entering, but perhaps due to having been empty for a while or not having had the heating on during the summer.. We did struggle a little also with working out how to make the hob work and the microwave, but the owner responded quickly to our email for help and we found a useful link on youTube! My only other niggle was that I didn't find the bed very comfortable, but I do have a back problem and rarely sleep well - my husband said it was fine for him. These were minor problems and overall we were very pleased with this find. It proved very convenient for our daily trips into Canterbury to visit old friends, along the attractive and quiet A252/A28.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, and got to see old friends. Kind Regards Sue
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Very good in every respect

  • 5 of 5

Ideal Base for our visit to Kent

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased it was to your liking. I agree, it is ideally situated to see a lot of what Kent has to offer. Regards Sue
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Swan Hotel
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Nearest Golf
9.2 Miles
Sutton Valance
Nearest Train
0.48 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8.9 Miles
Ashford M20
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Car: recommended

The village stands on the ancient road called the Pilgrims' way, near the source of the Len.

It is an ancient place, known at "Domesday" as Cheringes. The earliest market being held here is recorded in the year 1285.

As with many Kent villages Charing boasts a choice of great walks from beginners to hardened walkers of all levels. Nestled at the edge of the Kent Downs an area of outstanding natural beauty, AONB, it's the perfect area to explore.

Besides walking there are many attractions for adults & children to enjoy such as Port Lympne Reserve, where all kinds of primates are bred through their conservation program and returned successfully back in the wild. Take their Safari trail to meet them all, including Lemurs, Ocelots , Red Panda, Giraffes and much more.

Canterbury Cathedral, home of the Church of England and city center, so much to do for everyone. The Park & Ride will save time and effort trying to park if travelling by car.

Maidstone for the Museum, Carriage Museum, Kent Life Heritage Museum, lots of activities in Lockmeadow Leisure complex and restaurants to choose from.

Ashford International Train station is only 15 mins by train from Charing and then on to London for A night on the Town.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45
Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Manager'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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