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Very Large Canadian Cedar Log Home With South West Views Over Lovely Kentish Val

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House in Faversham, Kent, England - Ideally Situated For Ramblers And Bird-watchers, One Mile From The Market Town Of Faversham

Sleeps up to 15 in 6 spacious bedrooms, 4 en-suites, large family bathroom. Huge open-plan kitchen with Aga, open fireplace and wood burner in the split-level living room, vaulted ceilings and gallery. Oak dining table seats 12. Garden room and veranda with views over the Syndale Valley. Shaded wooded garden with apple trees and pond attracting birds and other wildlife. Ideal for families and friends wishing to spend time together in relaxing and luxurious surroundings. Approximately one hour to Central London on the Javelin train. 35 minutes to Dover for ferries to France, 40 minute drive from the Channel Tunnel.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

About The Owner

Sally and I started building our dream home in 2006. We have lived there for the last 9 years, enjoying all its delights - cooking on the Aga, sitting in front of the open fire and watching the wildlife and the gorgeous views from the terrace. Now we have decided to see some more of the world before we retire, so plan to spend time on a barge on the French canals.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Faversham

Syndale Lodge is set in beautiful old park land with ancient oaks and horse chestnut trees all around. The views over the Syndale Valley show hop gardens and cherry orchards as well as spectacular sunsets. All this and only a mile from Faversham, medieval market town

What makes this house unique

The beauty of the countryside but only a mile from a charming medieval market town of Faversham. Under an hour to London on 'the bullet' train to St Pancras. Close to Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone, as well as The Channel Tunnel

Guestbook comments from the owner

rented the whole place for a long weekend to visit the Rochester xmas market with 4 other couples cant say enough about the place ..excellent host and a great place ,modern and with wifi !!! sky TV log fires ..10/10

When we arrived we were thrilled to see such beautifully designed and constructed cedar lodges in a wonderful setting.

I can't recommend this place enough, the property is set in a gorgeous swath of the Kent countryside, The whole family are very welcoming and friendly and are happy to point you towards some local gems. The rooms are pristine with some very nice welcoming touches
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Faversham in Kent

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, basin, wc, bidet En-suite to bedroom 2: shower, basin, wc En-suite to bedroom 3: shower, basin, wc Large bathroom to bedrooms 4 & 5: bath, walk-in shower, double basin, wc En-suite to bedroom 6: bath, shower, wc
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 'Narnia' - lovely, spacious room with en suite and balcony
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 in 6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed plus single bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be made into double) Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with double bed in gallery area plus 2 single beds below Bedroom 6 kingsize bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Health Club next door. Temporary membership available. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, large drying area, counter top with Belfast sink. Separate wc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included, changed weekly. Cleaner 4 times a week (except weekends and over Christmas and New Year) Other: There is an optional 6th bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony. Price £40-50 per night Garden room overlooking the Syndale Valley opening out to veranda with comfortable loungers.


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Very Large Canadian Cedar Log Home With South West Views Over Lovely Kentish Val
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews

Excellent memories for my birthday.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect!I took a large group of family and friends to stay in this large, interesting and high-end house. The property was really interesting, comfortable, homely, clean... with fantastic special features, such as fireplaces and an Aga. The natural light in the property was beautiful, as were the views. Syndale Lodge is well equipped with great space and facilties. Sally and David are very easy going and were so helpful- leaving fresh flowers as a huge display of fruit for us. Faversham is an absolute delight with interesting little shops, a Saturday Market and good eateries. Nearby Whitstable is also full of character and a few of us partook in their Parkrun. I would highly recommend this home, it was beyond my expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautifull home in a tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

I have fallen in love with this venue!! The owners are so kind and accommodating wlecomingin your with smiles and any assistance you may need. The house has a bright and open feel, each room is unique and decorated tastefully with stunning valley views. I would highly recommend this venue and have already booked to stay again. Many thanks, Amber

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning unique holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We booked the house for a large group of 15 friends and it couldn't have worked out any more perfectly. Sally and David were beyond welcoming, even picking us up from the station on arrival. The house is wonderful, with so many thoughtful and beautiful touches, from the fresh flowers in every room to the art on the walls. The rooms are all very spacious and most of them have en suites. There were multiple communal areas and a great dining table. The garden overlooks rolling hills and countryside which was delightful to look out on to as we lounged on the grass or in the specially ordered hot tub!

I will most detinitely be returning to this magical house, we really didn't want to leave come Sunday morning! Thank you David and Sally!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay, can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We recently booked Syndale Lodge for a 3 night hen weekend. We were looking for somewhere we could relax and have a girls weekend and the Lodge didn't disappoint. We were met by Sally who was very welcoming and gave us a tour of the lodge and contact details, as well as local information and taxi numbers (very useful). The kitchen, dining area and lounge are very spacious and the kitchen extremely well equipped. The rooms are all lovely, each with their own unique feel (I enjoyed staying in 'Narnia' - the room is accessed through a 'wardrobe' - would be great fun for kids! ). The veranda and sun room were lovely for sitting and chatting or relaxing and the views were fantastic. There were thoughtful touches everywhere, including fresh flowers, a huge bowl of fruit and shelves of books, making the place feel homely. There were 10 of us staying and we all had plenty of space (plus no problems with the boiler/showers), we found the place to be very clean and tidy. The lodge felt very peaceful and tucked away, but Canterbury was only a short drive (15-20 mins) for shopping and exploring, tesco superstore about 7 min drive for stocking up. We also found one or two pubs close by! We are very keen to come back individually with our families (and hopefully at some point for a relaxing girls' weekend!). A massive thank you to Sally and David for letting us stay in their beautiful lodge.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large property in lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a wonderful week in this property with our family. It accommodated our large group of 9 adults and 3 children well. The property is in a beautiful location and within easy reach of plenty of places to visit plus only half an hour drive to the beach. We will definitely visit this area again. A lovely touch was the flowers and fruit bowl waiting for us on our arrival. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of crockery and glasses. Our only negative comment would be that the property and garden was not really safe for our children which were all under three. The garden was not secure and needed a gate at the side of the property and as the house is over different levels with three sets of stairs off the main living room, stair gates would have been useful. The Aga was great, but was another hazard with toddlers because it was hot to touch at all times. Babies and older children would be fine.

Dover Castle, Whitsable, Herne Bay and Camber Sands are all worth a visit. Wingham Wildlife Park is a great place to take the children.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Large, beautiful house in relaxing environment

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Sally and David's house for a very relaxing, long weekend with 15 adults and 1 small child. It's a beautifully furnished house that easily accommodates for a large group of people, it felt like a home away from home. We enjoyed the lovely bed linen, fresh flowers and the large bowl of fruit that was kindly provided. We prepared dinner on the Aga for all of us, a pure delight for every foodie! Communication with the owners was very smooth. We discovered the area and had a great stay, highly recommended! Thanks again for having us!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Judds Folly Hotel
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Judds Folly Hotel
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended


8 miles to Whitstable famous for seafood and especially oysters

1 mile to Faversham Creek and the famous bird sanctuary at Oare

In the heart of hop country


Gatwick. 60 miles to Dover 26 miles and to Folkestone 29 miles


Faversham 1 mile. Canterbury 8 miles, Whitstable 8 miles

Further Details:

One mile from the historic market town of Faversham, famous for Shepherd Neame brewery, Britain's oldest. The town has many pubs, shops, banks, three supermarkets and a variety of quality restaurants. Faversham is renowned for its creek which has a working boatyard that is home to many beautiful Thames sailing barges. The lodge is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside and there are numerous spectacular walks that can begin from the front door. Half a mile away lies Oare marsh, a haven for wildlife that attracts bird watchers from across the country. Slightly further afield and on the coast is Whitstable which is world famous for its Oysters. It also offers a large selection of seafood restaurants and boutique shops.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Faversham, South East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer hols
25 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Half term
19 Oct 2018 - 29 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Saturday but flexible.

Notes on prices:
3 day stays are priced at 75% of weekly rate.
There is a £20 daily winter fuel supplement Nov-February inclusive.
Large 6th bedroom with en-suite and balcony available for £50 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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