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Monique Bonney

Member since: 2012
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Cosy Cottages Overlooking Village Green, Great Country Walks And Cycling - Candy Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms)

7 Reviews
People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Sittingbourne - E7620

Cottages in Rodmersham Green, Nr Sittingbourne, Kent, England; Village Pub Adjacent And Village Shop & Cafe 5 Doors Away, Faversham 6 Miles, Leeds Castle 9 Miles

These charming self catering holiday cottages are situated in the heart of the Kent village of Rodmersham Green, opposite the village pond, the village green and open countryside. The cottages were built in 1860 as farm workers cottages, Old Post Cottage later became the post office and village shop. Full of traditional features they are the perfect base for exploring Kent throughout the year. Both these luxury cottages have recently been refurbished. Each cottage has two bedrooms and are beautifully decorated, providing a calm and peaceful ambience, with a cosy sitting room and separate dining room. Old Post Cottage and Candy Cottage are both 4* rated and have been awarded Green Tourism GOLD award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

Details for holiday cottage Candy Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Candy Cottage is a mid terraced cottage, over looking the village green. It was originally a farm workers cottage built around 1860. The sitting room looks out across the village green, as does the main bedroom. The sitting room has a large comfy leather sofa and chair. The dining room has a quaint pine dresser and round dining table and 4 chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a door leading out to the fully enclosed and lockable rear garden. The main bedroom has a double bed, built in wardrobe, tallboy set of drawers and 2 bedside tables with lamps. The second bedroom has a 3ft single bed, wardrobe and bedside table and light. One small dog accepted in this cottage.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Monique Bonney (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Monique Bonney

We have lived in Rodmersham for many years and know the area well. We enjoy walking up on the North Kent Downs and cycling along the No.1 cycle route and round the local villages. We care about the local environment and community and encourage our guests to explore the local area. We use flowers from our garden to decorate the cottages and provide seasonal home grown fruit and vegetables when available. We bake our own bread. We have sought to create cosy and comfortable self catering cottages that support local businesses and have a low impact on the surrounding environment. We have children and know what is required when travelling with them. We love the fact that you can drive to the coast in 25 minutes or stay put and soak up the country air. The best of both worlds.

Monique Bonney purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Monique Bonney chose Kent

We love the position of these cottages, overlooking the village green, adjacent to the pub and a few doors from the village shop/cafe. Rural life without being too remote, pop into the village cafe for coffee or into the village pub for a drink and dinner. Opposite the cottages is a footpath that takes you into beautiful fruit orchards. When we bought these cottages they were in desperate need of modernising and had been knocked into 1 dwelling. We completely renovated them including some major structural work, insulated them, replumbed and rewired them. Today they have all the modern facilities you would expect with a dose of 1860's charm!

What makes this cottage unique

We hire out bicycles to explore the area. Both the No.1 cycle route and the North Kent Downs are about 1 mile from the cottages. The cottages are a short drive (5/10 mins) from Sittingbourne, 15 mins from the historic town of Faversham and 25 mins from the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. You can look out of window at rural village life but in a short drive/cycle be town. There are plenty of good village pubs to explore, Leeds Castle is a short drive (15/20 mins). If you fancy curling up on the sofa you can surf the internet using our high speed broadband Wifi, watch a DVD or read one of our local interest books. For something really different you could take a Thames Barge sailing trip. We can provide stair gates, highchairs and a cot on request.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Candy Cottage

"Beautiful cottage, situated in an amazing area, very well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated." Mr T & his carer, London



"this was the perfect place for us to stay whilst visiting relatives who live in Bredgar/Sittingbourne. The cottage felt homely instantly, was well equipped & tastefully decorated. We will come again soon & would recommend." The B family, Bristol



Old Post Cottage

Enjoyed the stay! The place is well kept and is a charming cottage. We would definitely like to come back!!

The T family, London



What an absolute pleasure to stay here. Top class and most comfortable. Fresh Peonies what luxury. Home from home. Definitely stay here again, thank you.

The P family, Worcester



We have enjoyed our stay immensely. This is clearly a cottage that has been thought about and is a well kept, comfortable nest! It is a comfortable, clean, classy retreat tucked away in a friendly place. Thank you for the happy memories.

H family, Liverpool
Dec 2012
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Reviews

4.6
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

Candy Cottage Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews
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Candy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A slice of heaven, a little oasis of calm and comfort in a lovely tranquil village

This cottage has been fitted out to a very high standard and has everything that you need for a relaxing break

Monique is on hand to help with anything that is needed by her guests

All in all, Candy Cottage is a pure delight

My stay was for 4 weeks whilst working in the area, and provided me with a true "home from home"

Highly recommended, and pet/child friendly too

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
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5

Lovely cottage for Countryside break

  • 5 of 5

Spent two days in the cottage and had a fantastic time. The cottage was perfect for what we was looking for. Clean, cosy, quiet, and set in a beautiful location. Great for anyone looking for a relaxing weekend away. The cottage had everything we needed and was even supplied with a welcome pack of groceries. A family friendly cottage, great for those that like walks in the country. Would recommend to friends and looking forward to staying again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
4

Delightful cottage. Met our needs perfectly.

  • 4 of 5

Was the listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc? Yes.

Was the property clean and well-maintained? Yes.

Did the owner provide good customer service? We were grateful for the groceries waiting for us in the frig and kitchen upon our arrival. The only hitch was that the owner didn't email us the access instructions until the day prior to our arrival, and we were already on the airplane from Toronto, and so it was a struggle to gain entry initially. I would suggest that the ownersdirect checklist reinforce the need to issue access instructions a week before checkin date.

Would you recommend this property to your friends or relatives? Yes

What nearby activities, attractions and restaurants did you like or dislike? The team room next door. Sittingbourne downtown only 10 minutes away by car. Easy access to Canterbury, Dover, and the surrounding country-side lanes.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage stay!

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean, well-equipped, quiet and ideally situated in the village. That the owner supplied milk, butter, juice and bread was a wonderfully thoughtful extra touch!

I will definitely return to this cozy cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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5

Cosy, family-friendly cottage in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Candy Cottage. Monique provided cot, high chair, stair gate and even toys, so our little ones (aged 2 and 10 months) were kept safe and entertained! The cottage is gorgeous - and impeccably clean, and has plenty to do nearby (Leeds Castle, the coast, country walks, Canterbury etc). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a great holiday in Candy Cottage and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Thirsk, North Yorks
4

Christmas Break

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I (plus dog) enjoyed a wonderful few days in Candy Cottage. We had an horrendous journey down but the wonderful welcome pack of goodies made us feel at home straight away.

The cottage was small but well equipped and spotlessly clean - there was everything we needed to ensure we had a magical Christmas. I was able to cook two Christmas dinners for the family without difficulty and the high hair and cot came in very useful for my granddaughter. The stair gate was also appreciated.

The village was very pretty with the green on the doorstep and a choice of walks from the doorstep.

The cottage fitted the description perfectly and the local information pack was very detailed for those with more time to explore. The staircase was a little narrow and may cause those with mobility difficulties some problems.

I would definitely recommend the property to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you had a lovely Christmas in Candy Cottage.
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Location

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sittingbourne
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Sittingbourne
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M2/M20
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Whitstable
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can hire out bicycles (additional cost - see our website). We can provide maps and routes for walking and cycling. In addition owner can provide decorative wreath making course, using natural garden materials.

Ask for details on special packages including hawking/birds of prey experiences. We can arrange full day or half day experiences where you get fly some amazing birds a professional falconer. We can also arrange Thames Barge sailing trips. If you are celebrating something special we can help arrange something really unique.

Coast/Beach:

20-25 minute (15 mile) drive to the coast/Whitstable.

Travel:

Sittingbourne train station is approx 2.5 miles away.

Sittingbourne train station is served by mainline services including the High-speed service to Ebbsfleet (Eurostar station) (approx 40 minutes), Stratford (for the Westfield shopping centre and Olympic park complex) (approx 50 minutes) & London (St Pancreas) (approx 60 minutes). Other mainline services go to/from London Victoria (approx 70 minutes) and London Bridge/Cannon Street in peak hours (approx 60 min). The Port of Dover is c.32 miles

Distances:

7 miles to Faversham

9 miles to Leeds Castle

12 miles to Maidstone

17 miles to Canterbury

Further Details:

Village has a pub, village shop & cafe, cricket club and squash club. Nearby supermarkets include Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons. Ocado, Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys all deliver groceries via their internet services. Fab butcher in the neighbouring village can deliver locally produced meat, game, fruit, veg and cheese.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sittingbourne, Kent

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
16 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£390
 
 
Half Term 2016
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
Winter 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£390
 
 
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£670
 
 
Late Winter 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£400
£1,600
 
 
Spring 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
£530
£2,120
 
 
Early Summer 2017
26 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
£580
£2,320
 
 
High Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
£2,800
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
£530
£2,120
 
 
Early Winter 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£95
£430
£1,720
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£680
 
 
Winter 2018
5 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£110
£430
£1,720
 
 
Spring 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£550
£2,200
 
 
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£600
£2,400
 
 
High Summer 2018
20 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
£2,880
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Min 2 night stay

30% deposit to be paid on booking (unless booking less than 8 weeks in advance) + £100 security/damage deposit

Shorter breaks available out of peak periods / short notice

We take credit/debit card payments

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday/Monday but this can be flexible depending on availability outside of summer holidays/peak periods.

Notes on prices:
A damage deposit of £100 is required for each cottage. See our website for full terms and conditions.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sittingbourne in South East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have central heating and a heated towel rail in the bathroom. The bath has a shower attachment and glass screen. Stair gates, high chairs and travel cots are available in both cottages. Outside: Fully enclosed and lockable garden with table and chairs, bicycle anchor point

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