Channel View

Folkestone


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Embrace the vibrancy of coastal sunsets, the scent of wild fauna across the hills and the tranquillity and peace in this trendy, hotel inspired chalet set high up on the hills overlooking the sea of Dover to Folkestone.
With uninterrupted views across the channel take some well-deserved ‘me-time’ with a solo break or whisk your beloved away for a romantic getaway (with room for your loyal pooch too).?

Welcome the day with breakfast on the terrace enjoying watching the world slowly waking up. Just a short walk (20 mins) down to the beach, fill your days with seaside air, and great places to eat and drink. For some romantic inspiration, stargazing in summer will be a dream, whilst in winter months there's nothing better than winter walks in wellies with your dog by your side, also enjoying the hot tub whilst watching the roaming pot belly pig and pony from the comfort of steaming hot water. Many may just wish to curl up on the comfy sofas with the complimentary fizz in hand awaiting your evening meal delivery or rustle up a simple meal using the air fryer / microwave. A hotel inspired service with a smile is on hand to collect your tray of evening plates and glassware which is readily returned for you in the morning. Now that's good service! Have afternoon tea arranged for a loved one, may you'd like balloons on arrival or a present laid out ready on the terrace.

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About the House

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Channel View: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom and 1 shower / wet room. Private parking for two cars. Large porch covered balcony with dramatic sea views. Lots of delivery services for meals. Friendly Pot belly pig and Shetland pony and chickens on site. The owner welcomes up to 3 small dogs or 2 larger. Blankets, dog towels, water bowls and pet treats are included in your welcome pack. 

Two storey chalet
Communal entrance way.
Private locked guest accommodation

Ground Floor
Wet room, shower, with WC and sink
Bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, bedside tables, Smart TV, hanging space, vanity tables and chair. French doors to the side patio leading to the paddock garden. 

Under the stairs kitchenette area (note no oven, or sink) is a microwave, air-fryer (recipes provided) fridge with freezer box, wash bowl, crockery, glassware, cutlery, boiled egg maker, panini toaster, kettle and toaster. Owners offer a complimentary overnight refresh and replace kitchen items service.
 
Upper Floor
Huge full length upper pitched sitting room. Country views from one end and sea-view from the other. Sofa seating for four, dining table and four chairs. Bluetooth speaker, electric candles. Lots to admire. 
Balcony is accessible from the sitting room by French doors with comfortable seating to relax and enjoy the views of Folkestone and the sea beyond. External tall dining table. Stunning views, breathtaking sunsets! 

Outside
Paddock garden, lawned and fully enclosed beside the animal paddock (pig and pony and chickens live there) Suitable for pets. Table and chair seating.

Parking is onsite for two cars on the driveway. 
Access to the walks along the downs, turnstile just down the road, access to trails in both directions. Walk to Valiant Sailor (nearest pub) or down the hill to the beach at The Warren. 
Please note private use of the hot tub is available in the evenings only (some flexibility on request)

  • Facilities

    Bluetooth Speaker
    Board Games
    Christmas Decorations
    Coastal
    Country
    1 Mile To The Beach
    1.5 Miles To The Pub
    2 Miles To The Shops
    Enclosed Garden
    Garden
    Hot Tub
    Linen
    Microwave
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Sea Views
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Towels
    Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and linen, dressing gowns and slippers are provided
    Please note private use of the hot tub is available in the evenings only (some flexibility on request)
    Complimentary bottle of bubbles, choccies as well as tea, coffee, sugar and milk. 
    WiFi
    Central heating
    Pets allowed at a fee of £30 per week per pet - 2 larger or 3 smaller. Pets welcome pack included with your stay. Basket, water bowl, pet towels and blankets, treats on arrival
    The owners have a pet pig and pony and hens that live along side the paddock garden. Very friendly! 
    Private parking space for up to two cars off road in front of the property.
    Please note: this property does not have a kitchen / sink facilities. Delivery services provide a huge selection. Air fryer and microwave are provided. The owner offers a complimentary overnight wash and return service for glassware / plates.
    The owner lives next door. Access is via a shared entrance, with a private entrance to Channel View off this.
    Access is via a shared communal entry, guests have own secure front door and garden access via the bedroom French doors. 
    A mobile phone transmission mast is situated in the neighbouring field, whilst it is visible outside from the chalet and terrace areas you cannot see it. 4G is however excellent! 


     
  • House Rules

    We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

    Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time. The owners have provided ashtrays externally for use.
    Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property. Battery variety are provided.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.
    Petting the animals in the side paddock is at your own risk.

In the Area


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Lazy days will drift by as lovebirds enjoy gentle jaunts to the coast or country rambles, so rare is it to find the two entwined in one location while four-legged friends bound alongside with joyous abandon in the enclosed paddock garden. The coast path is a twenty minute walk away and possibly one of the most spectacular viewings spots on the coast. The Warren is an all year pet friendly beach and cockles and winkles and crabbing catching can be enjoyed before your journey back home. Folkestone is home to the Sunny Sands, a small but lovely light sandy beach, with arches that go back to Victorian times. The beach can be enjoyed at varying points to see the tides as they draw right up to the arches and reach back out far into the bay. The harbour offers a choice of eateries, cafes and ice cream shop as well as the renowned Rocksalt wine bar and restaurant (bookings are a must!) The new Harbour arm is a walk back in time to see and experience life in war time when the troops were collected by ships to sail into battle. The entire Dover to Folkestone coast is packed with war time history. Today the arm is full of trendy street stall cafes, wine bars and entertainment. The old high street and the creative quarter welcomes you to some trendy shops and art galleries. With so much in Folkestone to enjoy you will have a jam packed weekend and for those looking to see more the neighbouring town of Hythe has the miniature railway, the military canal with romantic boat hire and Port Lympne animal reserve park. In the winter months you can watch the weather change from the inside Channel View, and get great views of the storms and windy seas! Channel View really is an all year round place to stay.

Folkestone is located by the Eurotunnel in Cheriton and also the Dover docks - both within 15 minutes drive from Channel View. London is less than 1.5 hours drive away and trains go in to Ashford International directly then taxi or into Folkestone Central.

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Extras and Experiences

Reviews

nice and cozy place plus very friendly host 5/5

I had a wonderful experience at this place! The cozy atmosphere made me feel right at home, and the host was incredibly friendly and accommodating. They even allowed us to check out late, which was a huge help. The highlight of the stay was definitely the jacuzzi - it was fantastic! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable and relaxing getaway.

Mohammadamin Barekatain | 07 May 2023

The perfect getaway 5/5

Amazing views of Folkestone and the Channel to the front, with sweeping countryside to the rear - this is the perfect spot for an idyllic getaway. Sonia and Lee have thought of everything and there is so many amazing little touches that make this such a comfortable, peaceful and easy place to stay. We felt so welcome and would recommend to anyone.

Ally Gale | 03 April 2023

A wonderfully appointed, chic, costal hideaway with breath-taking views and fabulous hosts. 5/5

Channel View is nothing short of perfect for a coastal get away that balances a rural and secluded retreat with a chic and modern living space. Super well appointed, every little detail has been thought of to make the stay exactly what you want to it, be that a cosy hideaway through to a fun and comfortable base for some local coastal exporting. We only booked to stay for a night to getaway and it delivered everything we needed and then some. The chilled Prosecco on arrival, the perfect temperature of the hot tub, the stylish décor, the breath-taking views and the incredibly welcoming hosts made the trip utterly incredible. Some online reviews made me nervous that people had ended up being on holiday with the hosts but actually while engaging and informative, friendly and communicative Sonia and Lee really respect your privacy and space 100%. They make you feel like they always on hand if you need anything but equally you are left to enjoy your escape in peace if you choose to. I booked this trip as a little last minutes surprise for my fiancé as we love the sea, rural landscapes and to relax in a nice environment. Channel View and Sonia and Lee delivered this to the highest available standards and it was well beyond what I could have wished for. Next time we need to escape, we will be back here in a heartbeat and hopefully for a few days rather than just the 1 !

Steve Hodges | 16 January 2023

One night escape 5/5

Fantastic hosts, lovely accommodation, would highly recommend perfect escape with a fantastic view

Sonny Kennard | 07 January 2023

Nothing short of perfect 4.8/5

Had the best stay here. Starting with a message from the hosts to check what sort of goodies we’d like on arrival, everything we needed was taken care of. The place was absolutely gorgeous and furnished beautifully, with stunning views over the channel. My partner was blown away for her surprise weekend away. The hot tub and getting to say hello to the hosts pet pot bellied pig and Shetland pony was the icing on the cake. Would definitely come back again 🙂

Adam Bennell | 12 December 2022

IDYLLIC 5/5

Wonderful location, wonderful hosts, wonderful amenities, wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need.

Maureen Tibbitts | 13 September 2022

Lovely Getaway 5/5

We stayed at Channel View with two dogs for 2 nights. Had a great welcome, everything was thought about for us and the dogs. The homeowners are very friendly and makes you feel at home. The place is immaculate & the views are breathtaking, if I could attach a picture of the sunset I would.

Daniella Venema | 16 September 2021

Do yourself a favour and book Channel View 5/5

Our hosts were the most lovely and attentive hosts ever, they were so helpful and the place was absolutely stunning, perfect for our week getaway! the grounds were beautiful with a spectacular garden and hot tub (which was the perfect end to some great days) I’ve already talked about booking again for next year as we had such a good time! If you’re unsure about where to go for your holiday/staycation do yourself a favour and let it be here you’ll have the nicest time, and book at least 2 nights in the hot tub too I promise you’ll want more than 1!

Amelia Terry | 26 June 2021

Amazing stay! 5/5

Had such an amazing stay at Channel View booked through Bloom Stays. Everything was perfect, the view and the accommodation itself! The hosts were lovely and very helpful with tips on what to do around the area. All in all, we had a perfect getaway.

Ara Makinde | 15 June 2021

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Thank you so much for this hidden treasure. The views are incredible and the house is cosy and smug. We have loved every moment here, from the wine on arrival, the bubbles in the tub and warmth and kindness from you both - helping us make the most of our time here.

We are already certain we will be coming back. Thank you!

Anonymous | 26 January 2023

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Thank you Sonia & Lee, we had a lovely weekend. Channel View is beautiful, we will definitely be back.

Chloe & Danny | 20 January 2023

5/5

"Channel View is nothing short of perfect for a coastal get away that balances a rural and secluded retreat with a chic and modern living space. Super well appointed, every little detail has been thought of to make the stay exactly what you want to it, be that a cosy hideaway through to a fun and comfortable base for some local coastal exporting. We only booked to stay for a night to getaway and it delivered everything we needed and then some. The chilled Prosecco on arrival, the perfect temperature of the hot tub, the stylish décor, the breath-taking views and the incredibly welcoming hosts made the trip utterly incredible.

Some online reviews made me nervous that people had ended up being on holiday with the hosts but actually while engaging and informative, friendly and communicative Sonia and Lee really respect your privacy and space 100%. They make you feel like they always on hand if you need anything but equally you are left to enjoy your escape in peace if you choose to.

I booked this trip as a little last minutes surprise for my fiancé as we love the sea, rural landscapes and to relax in a nice environment. Channel View and Sonia and Lee delivered this to the highest available standards and it was well beyond what I could have wished for. Next time we need to escape, we will be back here in a heartbeat and hopefully for a few days rather than just the 1 !"

All with heartfelt thank.
Steve.

Steve & Sam | 14 January 2023

5/5

Thanks for the amazing stay. A beautiful place, even (especially?) in the dark & during a storm.
Loved meeting Nelly & Star and the horses across the road. Surprisingly little Buddy the dog loved meeting them as well and he was wagging his tale frantically.
Went to folkestone, Dungeness & Hastings/St Leonards which were all fantastic K & P!

K & P | 22 November 2022

5/5

Wonderful one night stay. Wished we could stay longer-hot tub was amazing!
Sonia and Lee where fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Many thanks xx

Dawn & Jason | 11 November 2022

5/5

We came here for our 10th anniversary & couldn't have been more perfect! Sonia & Lee have been so accommodating & we haven't wanted for anything! Hot tub is amazing & love all the artwork, place is so clean & beautifully decorated.....We cannot wait to come back!

Thank you so much for a lovely break!

Beth & James | 30 October 2022

5/5

Dear Sonia & Lee. We had a great break, lovely accommodation with lovely views. Everything that we needed was here and waiting for us when we arrived. We loved Star & Nelly and all of the dogs...you are both lovely as well!! Thank you so much, S & A xx

Sue & Allan | 07 October 2022

5/5

Thank byou Sonia and Lee! We had a wonderful stay, thanks for all the thoughtful additions.

Rye and Amelia | 25 September 2022

5/5

Thank you so much for such a beautiful stay and for being such lovely hosts. Channel View is beautiful and all the little intricate details with my birthday cupcakes, prosecco, the hot tub and the fairy lights. It has been such a peaceful weekend for us both and something we both needed! We had a lovely game of Boules and played some golf. We had a lovely time. Thank you.

Nick & Chanat | 18 September 2022

5/5

Thank you Sonia & Lee! We had a wonderful stay. Thanks for all the thoughtful additions - We hope you are feeling fresher than us today (after a trip to the Champagne bar) It was a lovely to meet you both. Have chocolates for breakfast! x

Rye & Amelia | 16 September 2022

5/5

Channel View proves that you don't need to fly away to another country to find idyllic oasis. Our two night mini-moon really has made our wedding weekend even more memorable. With breath-taking views of the channel on one side, and views of the rolling North Downs on the other, its hard to believe we are a 20 minute drive away from our home. The house is decorated beautifully and with the hot tub, this stay really has felt like luxury. But most of all its the warmth and friendliness of Sonia & Lee that's made this gorgeous space feel like home. Thank you for having us and we have already planned to come back every anniversary! So see you all again next year!

Craig & Bella | 21 May 2022

5/5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Channel View. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. The views are beautiful and so are all of your animals. Thanks again!!

Lauren & Ariez | 14 May 2022

5/5

Thanks for having us at such short notice! We've had a lovely stay & appreciate you guys being so welcoming. 10/10 and would recommend for a second date! lol

Alice & Will | 08 May 2022

5/5

Sonia & Lee, you two are the nicest hosts we've ever come across, thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us and thank you for your hospitality. We cant wait to come back!

Tia & TJ | 27 April 2022

5/5

Dear Sonia & Lee, this place is just perfect! Its like a little spot of secret heaven. You are honestly the best hosts we have come across and as mentioned many times before in this book, you have thought about every detail and we've had everything we could possible need.
You've been so welcoming and also made us feel like we've got all the privacy in the world! Its a hard balance to get but you've got it just right but you've got it just right!
Thank you for such a beautiful stay. We've already said we'd like to return in the warmer weather!

Harry & Clemmn | 09 April 2022

5/5

Thank you so much for the amazing stay. Very welcoming and friendly. Love the homely atmosphere and mood lightening. Fantastic views.

Dwayne & Loren | 25 March 2022

5/5

Sonia & Lee, Thank you both SO much for a wonderful stay. Your property is beautiful and you both made the stay so special. Thank you for all of your help and for making us feel so welcome and relaxed. We will definitely be visiting again later this year. Thank you for all of your the lovely suggestions too and cannot say thank you enough! Hope to see you both soon!

Priya & Tj | 18 March 2022

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