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Wonderful Views from this delightful one bedroom cottage.

Bedrooms 1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom detached cottage in rural setting with views across the fields.

Riverside Cottage is a quiet little haven for two, only a stone's throw from the East Stour river. Beautifully furnished and overlooking farmland, this is a lovely spot for a relaxing break with great country walks from the doorstep and a good pub, the Farrier's Arms just a minute's walk from the front door. The village shop for all your essentials is about a mile down the road . The cathedral city of Canterbury is only 30 minutes drive with a wonderful array of museums, restaurants and cafes to choose from. For an adventure hop on the train at Eurotunnel which is just down the road and in 35 minutes you will be in Northern France with its pretty villages and beautiful beaches. The quaint seaside town of Hythe is only a 20 minute drive with lovely pebble beaches and boats to hire on the Royal Militray Canal and the famous Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is just five miles away. There really is so much on offer you will be spoilt for choice! Shop: 1 mile Pub: 200 yards Coast: 8.5 miles

Tony Blakley
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Tony Blakley

Vivien & Tony welcome you to Riverside. We have live here for 25 years - watching our three children grow up and fly the nest!

We are a retired couple enjoying our time together in the heart of Kent. Riverside Cottage has been a dream to develop as we enjoy meeting people and making their stay an enjoyable one.

Tony Blakley purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Tony Blakley chose Mersham

This stunning self-catering holiday cottage is a short drive from the historic City of Canterbury (around 25 mins) which boasts a wealth of visitor attractions. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Beckett was famously murdered in the Cathedral and thousands of Pilgrims play homage each year. The ancient ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church all form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby are the remains of a Norman Castle built on 1080 by the Normans and the large stone keep was largely constructed in the reign of Henry1 (1100-1135) all are reminders of the City's history, heritage & culture. Other attractions include, The King's mile, St Dunstan's, West Gate Towers, Northgate and The Canterbury Tales. You can take one of the River Tours and absorb the City with a boat trip along the River Stour taking in the architecture and scenic views. There are museums, walking trails or guided walks to help you enjoy the narrow winding lanes. Canterbury is best explored by foot. Canterbury is a place steeped in tradition and is also a modern and vibrant city with welcoming bars, pubs, nightclubs, fine restaurants, and a High Street with independent and high street names. Canterbury Golf Course is 1 mile distance from the City Centre and was designed by Henry Colt ain 1927 at the same time as designing Wentworth. There are two famous “links” courses at nearby Sandwich, Royal St Georges (home to The Open Championship in 2011) and Princes (Open Golf qualifying course).

What makes this cottage unique

The evening can be spent watching the sunset from the lounge or if warm enough - from the sun loungers on the private patio. With panoramic views across the fields - almost as far as Ashford in the distance. And if you are lucky to spend the Autumn at Riverside you will be amazed at the fields full of Pumpkins or Rape seed oil plants.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mersham in Mersham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • A large on-suite bathroom with large walk in shower with plenty of room to share! Dressing area seating area for makeup in front of window for maximum light. Heated towel rail. Large floor to ceiling mirrored cupboard for clothes storage. Large vanity sink unit with storage under.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • A cosy bedroom with bedside cabinets incorporating storage, bedside lights, wall art, and large mirrored wardrobe with ample space for two. Wall radiator with thermostat. Twin sockets with internet expander.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A peaceful village location with a 16th century pub within walking distance with a wide range of beers and wines in a friendly historic pub setting. Country walks around the fields to local Swanton Mill. A local shop serving all needs as required within a short walk away.


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Wonderful Views from this delightful one bedroom cottage.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great Long Weekend in Kent

  • 5 of 5

Great stay in an exceptional cottage. Tim, Viv and Lilly (the cat) made us extremely welcome and the cottage itself was immaculate with everything required to make it a perfect long weekend stay. We will certainly be looking to use this the next time we visit Kent as it is perfectly placed to not only visit our family but also explore the countryside/attractions of both Kent and Sussex.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for leaving the cottage in such good clean order. Regards Tony & Vivien
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Nice Quiet Hideaway In Rural Location But Close To Motorway

  • 4 of 5

Excellent holiday rental for 2 in a great location for exporing Kent and East Sussex, just minutes away from Junction 10 of the M20 and amenities of Ashford.

Beautiful views across fields from the private patio area. Very quiet as you might expect. Occasionally moaned at by the owner's lovely cat but we liked it as it was like being at home!

The rental had almost everything you could require for a break. The only negative for us was the smallish double bed, as we are used to a King size back at home, but that's just our preference.

Situated close to the M20, we found ourselves on the White Cliffs at Dover in half an hour, and Hastings in 45 minutes, so found the location to be quite convenient.

As the weather was hot, we just ate on the patio each evening after buying dinner from Tesco's 5 minutes drive away.

We would recommend this to anyone wishing to explore Kent as the central location makes it very easy to reach all areas of the county very easily.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fell in love with the cottage straight away , from the location and view.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully decorated and fresh. It was well equipped with everything household need for your stay.

The owners were very welcoming , they were around if needed but we had privacy.

We would definitely use again as it was perfect base for visiting family in Ashford , and it was no problem for them to visit us to.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a great review. Much appreciated. Regards Tony & Vivien
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Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A modern, clean, spacious abode.

Easy to find, lovingly furnished, restful.

Great pub in walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments, were are very pleased you both enjoyed your stay at Riverside cottage, and thank you for leaving the cottage in a clean and tidy condition. We hope you will come and visit us again one day soon. Kind Regards Tony & Vivien
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Sehr gemütliches kleines Häuschen

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten einen sehr angenehmen und schönen Aufenthalt in Ashford. Die Räume waren gemütlich, sauber und ordentlich und die Küche hatte alles was man braucht. Die Katze des Nachbarn der übrigens auch sehr freundlich ist, hat auch oft vorbeigeschaut und war sehr zutraulich.

Für Leute die London besuchen wollten und gleichzeitig schnell ans Meer kommen möchten (so wie wir) ein perfektes kleines nett eingerichtetes und gemütliches Häuschen.

Tony und Viv konnten wir leider nicht kennenlernen aber wir bedanken uns für die schöne Zeit die wir in England verbringen durften.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Farriers Arms
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Great Chart
Nearest Train
6.4 Miles
Ashford International
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Farriers Arms
Nearest Beach
9.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Riverside Cottage is set deep in the heart of the Kent but is only 10 minutes from Ashford International station with its high speed javelin trains to London (St Pancras in 37 minutes) and Eurostar trains to Paris and Brussels. It is also just 10 minutes from both J9 and J10 of the M20. The channel tunnel is only 20 mins away and you take your car to France for food and wine.

Rolling farmland spreads down to Romney Marsh and the sea. This is a wonderful area to walk, run or ride bicycles. Wildlife abounds including deer in the woods, nightingales in spring, bats and owls in the evenings.

The area has a stark beauty of its own, and also has unique wildlife, which is visible at the Nature reserves at Rye Harbour and Dungeness. The area around Littlestone is steeped in history which includes Dover Castle: Discover its labyrinth of secret wartime tunnels built deep in the White Cliffs of Dover. Kent Battle of Britain Museum: The most important collection of battle of britain artefacts on show in the country. It has its own unique steam railway the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which runs along the coast. This narrow gauge miniature railway is a great attraction for visitors. The coast provides the best sandy beaches in the South East of the country, with shallow water allowing safe access for children.

Mersham is often referred to as one of Kent’s best kept secrets. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 20 minutes drive to Hythe and Camber Sands. The historic town of Rye is just 30 minutes away. Littlestone has easy access to all amenities, with many excellent restaurants in New Romney and Hythe for eating out.

Riverside is a private ground floor one bedroom cottage, lovely village setting with village shop ,great pubs and pub food a short walk away (The Farriers Arms (built in 1600) has its own micro-brewery - try the '1606' bitter!). Access to the main river and garden is by arrangement with the owner's permission - Individuals must possess a rod licence.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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