About the property
- Cottage1800 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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 two single beds - 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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Chris Lambert
I am a stage manager for UK West End and touring productions, with a passion for property, music and the arts. Whilst I already successfully rent out two London properties, I wanted to create a place that would be perfect for country holidays in Kent, the "Garden of England", yet be accessible to the coast. I live in Chislehurst in south east London with my partner Phil (an actor's agent) and our gorgeous ginger tom, Noel.
Chris Lambert purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Chris Lambert chose Woodchurch
When we first walked through the door of Old School House the positive energy of this 400 year old house struck us straightaway. Although it was in need of full refurbishment inside, the gardens were still beautiful, having been planted for year-round interest. The same gardener still maintains the grounds today.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a find...simply stunning!
We loved everything about The Old School House! It has the most beautiful gardens (even in winter) and is situated in the friendly little village of Woodchurch, which is very pretty and even has an 1820s smock mill (windmill), as well as a handy convenience store, a fab butcher right next door and two pubs. There are some great walks from the village, but it was only a short drive to the medieval town of Rye which is most picturesque, Dungeness with its two lighthouses and unique landscape and Camber Sands plus a whole lot more.
The house itself is a true delight. Chris has refurbished it to a very high standard and has thought of absolutely everything (including a stylish Christmas tree) for his guests. From the generous welcome pack, to the fabulous wine glases to the comfy beds...everything was of a very high standard. We loved the interior design and it was easy to feel right at home in front of the cosy fire. In fact, I could be heard saying "I wish it was our home" more than once haha. Chris is very attentive and informative, and responds to any queries without delay.
We definitely recommend The Old School House and will make a plan to pop back sometime. Thank you Chris, we really appreciate your attentìon to detail....it was a truly delightful stay.
I am so pleased that your New Year stay here was a success. Your kind words are very much appreciated and I would be delighted to welcome you back anytime. Happy New Year!
What a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is clean, chic, comfortable and individual. The beds are ultra-comfy. The kitchen is well equipped. The gardens are exquisite. There's two pubs over the road. It's a great base from which to explore this part of Kent.
We had a great holiday thank you and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay.
Gorgeous house, stunning garden, everything you need!
The house is gorgeous, cozy, beautifully clean with everything you need. Perfect for a weekend away. The garden is stunning - beautiful flowers, birdsong and the church bells. Chris was super helpful and left a lovely welcome hamper! Thanks so much Chris for a wonderful stay - we’ll definitely be back!
Stunning period cottage
A stunning home. Beautifully presented and well equipped. Perfect location with nearby pubs and shop. Beautiful gardens. Highly recommended.
Quintessential English cottage in a lovely friendly village.
Lovely house, clean and beautifully presented. Very well stocked kitchen enabling meals to be prepared without having to buy all the larder staples! Chris is a very kind and patient host; we had a great stay and would happily visit again. Thank you
This is a glorious house in a beautiful tranquil setting, the house was warm, comfortable and had a lovely energy. The beds and bed linen were top notch, we had a lovely stay and would definitely return. We stay in many cottages and this was among the best we have experienced.
I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and were warm and cozy despite the remnants of the Beast From The East weather front.
It's terrific that you picked up on the lovely energy of the cottage. It's why we fell for it in the first place.
Hope to see you again!
Woodchurch village is where the local astronomical society hold meetings. We are a dark village - ideal for stargazing (binoculars supplied).