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Listed 17th Century Cottage in Pretty Kentish Village Near Tenterden

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Chris Lambert
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Woodchurch in Ashford District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs are not permitted on furniture or in the bedrooms. Please bring any blankets or bowls etc that you may need for your dog. Thank you.
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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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What a find...simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annette, 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!
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5

Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Old School House. Chris was wonderful and extremely responsive to questions in advance of our stay. Cottage was clean and very comfortable. And we would definitely recommend and stay again.

Pat and Chris

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cosy and homely cottage

  • 5 of 5

An idyllic spot for a family reunion. There is everything you need in the village shop is right ourtide and very handy. The meat is exceptional and all very reasonable. Two pubs are very close and the birdsong and church clock chimes provided additional charm!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house, thoughtfully equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Old School House. The house itself was very characterful, and the owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making their guests stay as comfortable as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant cottage and very helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved our family weekend in this really nice cottage and it's beautiful garden. Chris the owner was very attentionate and helpful. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Well, what a wonderful weekend. There were only two of us but the property still felt cozy. Wonderfully furnished and so much kitchen equipment I was in food heaven. Having the fire in the lounge was just the icing on the cake and many a cozy hour was spent there reading and enjoying the open fire. It was just perfect. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sall, you are most welcome. It was a pleasure to have you both stay.
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Location

Car: recommended

Woodchurch village is where the local astronomical society hold meetings. We are a dark village - ideal for stargazing (binoculars supplied).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Woodchurch, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
5 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£440
for 3 nights
From
£130
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
15 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£500
for 3 nights
From
£150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£437
for 3 nights
From
£129
From
£195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
6 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£425
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Winter 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£425
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£575
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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