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Rural Cottage With Beautiful Views Of The North Downs - Willow Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Willow Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Nestled at the foot of the North Downs on the outskirts of Maidstone, our six acre smallholding offers you the chance to relax, to enjoy life at a slower pace, while you admire the stunning views from your private patio, wander around the allotment or take a stroll along the Pilgrim’s Way.

For those seeking a little more activity, however, both children and adults are welcome to help out with the animals and with chickens, geese, ducks, pigs and sheep there’s plenty to do. Bubble and Squeak, our alpacas, love being fed and Harold, our turkey, is always keen to make new friends.

About the property


Nestled at the foot of the North Downs on the outskirts of Maidstone in a small village called Harrietsham, our six acre smallholding offers you the chance to relax, to enjoy life at a slower pace, while you admire the stunning views from your private patio, the cottages are light and airy with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, open plan kitchen lounge area with everything you need for a comfortable stay, there is a charming and pretty double bedroom decorated in a country cottage design and separate bathroom. Willow cottage has a cosy second bedroom with bunk beds for extra guests.

Property Manager
laurain wallace
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About laurain wallace

We like the country life with all our animals, which do make us laugh a lot with their silly ways, and I feel so lucky to get up every morning and have the views of the North downs. It's nice to have friends and guest enjoy it as much as myself and my partner Mick.

laurain wallace purchased this cottage in 1970

Why laurain wallace chose Maidstone

My partners parents bought the property, to get out of London. They fancied a bit of the good life. I moved here about 7 years ago after meeting Mick on a building site in 2000, at first I found it rather remote from the town life, but to be honest we are very central for many thing, Dover, London, beautiful coast lines, Canterbury and even a pizza delivery service which we never had when I first moved here.

What makes this cottage unique

The fantastic views of the North downs from the cottages and the abundant wildlife you can watch from the comfort of your patio area or take a stroll up the garden and feed the chickens,ducks and geese, Bubble and Squeak our Alpacas love a piece of apple.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for making our stay a most enjoyable and memorable time.Cottage-absolutely beautiful,surroundings excellent and your friendliness great. Laurie and Shirley. Telscombe cliff

We have had a superb holiday,wish we came for a week. Absolutely beautiful! the cottage is smashing, the area is great. Superb facilities for disabled. We will definitely come again soon!. Thank you.

Steve,Chris and joe. Harlow essex.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this immaculate cottage. We will be back!

love the animals and your hospitality. We will recommend you certainly.

Thanks again Chris Emma and reuben. Ipswich Suffolk

Perfect hosts perfect place,one complaint, the time went too quick!. Will definitely be back. ozzy loved it
Sep 2012
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Booking Notes:
To book a cottage please telephone or e-mail for details

Changeover Day:
bookings saturday to saturday. Arrival 3 o'clock departure 10 o'clock

Notes on prices:
All prices include booking fee, bedlinen, towels and cleaning materials


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Maidstone in Maidstone District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • wet room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Disable access
  • wetroom for disable access
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom has large zip and link, can be made into two singles if required.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: We supply crisp fresh bed linen and towels, toilet rolls, bathroom cleaning fluids and cloths, washing up liquid, tea-towels, cleaning fluids, scourers and dish cloths. rotary line and pegs. free wi-fi Welcome pack for your arrival. 4 STAR gold award. Outside: small patio area to front of properties with wrought iron table and chairs. large shared garden. BBQ and seating. with Alpacas,chickens,Ducks and geese at end of garden.


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Willow Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews
NSW Australia

Very welcoming home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very impressed very warm welcome and wonderful relaxing atmosphere, everything you need would definitely come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your daughter stay and so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, Mick and I would love for you to stay again, thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy.
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Beautiful little cottage in serine small farm setting.

  • 5 of 5

The property was a great size for small family, with own kitchen, large bathroom and great little lounge room... beautiful relaxed setting. We stayed with my partner and son in the last week of a four week holiday, we walked to the train station (about 15-20min) to get into Maidstone. Lovely relaxing stay, able to cook our own food, place to kick the football and loved the quiet setting. Thanks Lauriane for being a lovely host!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you all and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a nice wind down before your very long flight.
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Evrything we could have hoped for

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful base from which to explore Kent and London. Immaculately kept cottage in a lovely, peaceful area...a pefect place to return to after busy days out in London. Our hostess, Laurain, was so welcoming and we arrived to all we needed for a nice cup of tea and coffee. Train and bus close enough so we didn't need a car at all. We were enchanted by the place and can't wait to book in again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Williow Cottage for 3 weeks, heavily pregnant and alone with my 2 year old son to be nearby to family whilst visiting from the country we live, so was a little apprehensive but upon arrival I was greeted by the very warm and friendly owners and felt instantly reassured. The farm is very safe and perfect for children. The cottage itself was spotless, spacious and had everything I could have possibly needed. The owner had added to very sweet finishing touches and it's clear that a lot of thought had gone into decorating the property.

Opening the doors each morning so such lovely views of the horse and alpacas and green fields would always bring a smile to my face.

The 2 farm dogs were particularly friendly and my son and I fell in love with them.

The owner was always on site and was there instantly if I needed anything (for example a paddling pool on a very warm day!)

Lots to do nearby (with a car or taxi).

My only regret is having so many visitors whilst I was there as they all want to book and I'm worried that there won't be any availability next year!

We will definitely be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having you and your son to stay and so nice to meet all your family, we look so forward to seeing you Jax's and your small addition next year.
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comfy and contemporary 5 Star country value!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at the farm with Lauraine and Mick. The cottage was clean and comfy and had everything we needed for a great stay. The walks to the downs were great. You can also walk to Harrietsham village with pub/shop and other great pubs and eating places are just a short drive away. Maisie our rottie loved the alpacas, chickens, turkeys, sheep and pigs. Highly recommended 5 star country break. Kev and Rebecca, Kent

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a wonderful review. If we could rate guests, yourselves and Maisie would be 5 star.
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Most enjoyable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Avery warm welcome from Laurain, extremely clean and well appointed cottage with little to nothing missing, remembering naturally that the cottage is self catering. The animals on the small holding are a delight, extremely friendly and obviously happy with their surroundings and conditions. I would certainly recommend this establishment to others.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review, so pleased you enjoyed your cottage and the animals.
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Roebuck pub
Nearest Ferry
39 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Leeds castle
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Car: not necessary


channel tunnel 30 miles

Dover 39 miles

Gatwick 47 miles

Local station approx 2 miles


Maidstone 15 minutes

Leeds castle 5 minutes

Canterbury 37 minutes

Whitstable 44 minutes

Rochester 27 minutes

London 1hr 15 mins

Further Details:

small village pub/shop/post office and Indian restaurant


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