Saltwood, nr Hythe
Escape to the idyllic countryside and enjoy a peaceful retreat at our charming Saltwood cottage, Bunny Cottage. Nestled in a quaint village, surrounded by glorious countryside, yet moments from the sea, easily allowing you to explore both. A wonderful choice for both couples and families looking for a breakaway in this beautiful part of Kent.
Step inside and be greeted by the warm glow of the fireplace, inviting you to curl up with a good book, with hand-picked pieces of furniture and artwork paired together for a welcoming and homely feel. The cottage boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for whipping up a delicious meal with local ingredients, and a dining area, open plan to the sitting room, for cosy meals in together, with doors leading outside to the small but perfectly formed, enclosed garden.
Hidden behind an unassuming door, ideal for families with young children, stairs lead up to two generously sized bedrooms finished in calming tones, with white bed linen and plump pillows offering you a peaceful sanctuary for a restful night's sleep. Beautifully finished, the spacious bathroom enjoys both a shower, and a bathtub for you to unwind after a day of exploring.
A bijou, but perfectly formed, enclosed garden offers the ideal space for enjoying evening meals al fresco or simply soaking up the fresh coastal air. And with the nearby Brockhill Country Park and beaches just a short walk away, there's no shortage of opportunities to explore and enjoy the great outdoors.
Take a stroll through the nearby countryside and discover the breathtaking natural beauty of the area, with the glorious Brockhill Country Park a 10 minute walk away, or head to the nearby beaches to soak up the sun and breathe in the salty sea air. And for foodies, the Michelin-starred Hide and Fox restaurant is just a short walk away, offering a delectable culinary experience, whilst if a more low key meal out or drink is what you fancy the village pub is a minutes’ walk away. Equally charming, the coastal town of Hythe sits a few minutes drive away, or a 15 minute walk downhill, where you can delight in the independent restaurants, shops and cafes dotted along its historic high street, with a picturesque canal and long stretch of pebble beach both offering a beautiful backdrop for a stroll.
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Bunny Cottage: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Sitting room with sofa and armchair seating 4, and decorative electric wood burner
Dining room, open plan to sitting area, with dining table & chairs for 4, and patio doors leading to enclosed garden
Kitchen with washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer, electric oven and hob, and Tassimo coffee machine, with breakfast area with stools seating 2
Master bedroom (sleeping 2) in King size bed
Bedroom 2 (sleeping 2) in Twin beds
Bathroom with separate shower and bath with overhead shower
Enclosed garden with dining table, bench and chairs seating 4
Saltwood is a charming village that offers a perfect mix of countryside and coastal living. If you're a nature lover, you'll love exploring the surrounding picturesque countryside on foot, with glorious Brockhill Country Park a short walk away, whilst the seaside town of Hythe is nearby should you be seeking the coast. For those looking for a traditional pub experience, you won't have to go far - the village pub is just a minutes’ walk away, where you enjoy a bite to eat or a drink after a day of exploring, and soak up the friendly village atmosphere, whilst for foodies out there, the Michelin-starred Hide and Fox restaurant is just a short walk away, offering a delectable culinary experience, with a tasting menu that showcases the best of local and seasonal produce.
If you're craving some time by the sea, the seaside town of Hythe is just a few minutes' drive away or a 15 minute walk downhill. Here, you can explore the charming high street, which is filled with independent shops, restaurants, and cafes. Separating the sea from the quaint high street, the Royal Military Canal awaits, with a peaceful pathway along its banks and boats to explore on water some Spring-Summer. And when you are ready for the sounds of the waves, a beautiful walk from the high street, over the canal, leads you along a tree lined walk along to the seafront. Whether you want to sit on the pebbles, stroll or cycle along the promenade, stretching as far as vibrant Folkestone, or sit in one of the beachfront cafes with lunch in hand, the choice is yours. Animal lovers will also enjoy a visit to the nearby Port Lympne Reserve Park, where you can get up close and personal with exotic animals and take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Lovely Cottage 4.3/5
Sadly our stay was very brief due to a family bereavement. Only issue was awkward access for vehicles.
Gill Humphreys | 21 April 2023