The Old School House is a Grade II listed cottage located in Woodchurch, a delightful village near Tenterden. Recently renovated, the cottage, which once was the village school house, is spacious, well-appointed and peaceful. So pretty, you almost expect Miss Marple to be there!
Built in the 17th century, the beautiful, beamed house (no low beams) has two double bedrooms, both with king sized beds, plus a large attic room with one small double bed and one single bed - ideal for children and adults alike. All the beds have high quality, new mattresses for a great sleep. A cot and z bed are also available.
There is a bathroom, with drencher shower and traditional bath, on the first floor. A shower room with fixed and hand-held shower, plus loo, is on the ground floor.
The bright, fully equipped kitchen has a gas and electric range cooker, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine & large fridge/freezer.
The dining room, overlooking the front garden and with an inglenook fireplace, can seat up to eight.
The lounge is spacious with two sofas and an armchair, wood-burning stove (firewood supplied), wide-screen TV with Netflix and Freeview, CD player, hi-fi (with Bluetooth). A range of traditional games are also available.
The house has fibre optic broadband.
One of the delights of this house is the large and pretty cottage garden, where outside dining on its large table is recommended. There are lounge chairs and two steamer chairs for those lazy summer afternoons listening to the birdsong and the church bells.
If you ever want to leave the house and garden, there are plentiful local and nearby amenities. Next door to the house is a farm shop selling locally produced meat, milk and vegetables. Two village pubs, The Six Bells and the Bonny Cravat, are a couple of minutes walk away, both offering entertainment and serving food (The Bonny Cravat's Sunday roasts come highly recommended). The house is opposite the village green, which has a children's playground and also is where you can often watch cricket on summer weekends.
Woodchurch also houses the Rare Breeds Centre where rare British breeds of farm animals can be seen up close - great for an all-day children's activity.
A post office, newsagents, model shop, heritage Windmill and the Woodchurch museum are all local to the property.
In the car, you are 10 minutes from historic Tenterden with its great shops, restaurants, bars and terrific heritage railway. Take the steam train to Bodium castle and picnic in the grounds, or book the very popular lunch or dinner Pullman services.
Visit the Chapel Down vineyard in Tenterden. Tours offer a delicious tasting!
Only 20 minutes away by car is Rye with wonderful antique shops, architecture and restaurants. Or Camber Sands offers miles of golden sandy beeches.
There is private parking for up to four cars.
Pets are considered. If you wish to bring a pet please give full details of this in your initial reservation enquiry or request. We will do our very best to accommodate them.