A glorious Georgian home, plentiful of character and charm, Craythornes offers the ideal place for families, friends and couples to come together for a memorable stay on the Kent coast.
This beautiful, Grade II listed home is brimming with character, from original wooden floorboards and beams, to large brick and inglenook fireplaces, mixed with curious, hand-picked artwork and fabulous antiques. With plenty of space to all be together yet with nooks and crannies to explore alone should it be privacy you seek. At the heart of the house, steeped in history, an open plan kitchen, with breakfast table and sofa seating, provides a beautiful social space against the backdrop of the oversized inglenook with roaring wood burner, with a door leading out to the garden. Memorable meals together can be had around the large dining table, seating up to 18. Whilst a few unwind in the sitting room in front of the impressive open brick fire, others may enjoy a competitive game of pool or retreat to the cinema room to watch a classic movie on the large projector screen. But for those sunny days, the beautifully unique thatched orangery with views over the garden offers the most peaceful of settings to sit with a good book or to listen to a record playing on the vintage vinyl player. Come evening, retreat to one of the five spacious bedrooms, with additional single beds in three of the bedrooms ideal for families.
Set in a large, lawn garden, with heated swimming pool at the heart, Craythornes has something to entertain all. With table tennis table for the more active of the group, and garden games for competitive afternoons in the sun, with the fenced, heated swimming pool sure to be the favourite place to be, with sunbeds to fully unwind and pool towels provided. With large pond, inhabited with impressive Koi Carp, children whilst needing to be supervised will have fun feeding the fish, and have plenty of space around the garden to run free. Meals alfresco are easily enjoyed at the large outside dining table, should they be cooked upon the gas BBQ, or a chef organised to cook a hassle free and sumptuous feast.
Ideally situated just minutes walk from New Romney's quaint high street, where you will find a choice of cafes, restaurants, pubs and a small selection of shops to sample. If you can bear to leave the grounds and character of Craythornes to explore, there is plenty to do and see nearby, with the sands of St Mary’s Bay and pebbles of Littlestone Beach a 5 minute drive away.
Craythornes: sleeps 18 (up to 12 adults) in 5 bedrooms
Ground Floor Kitchen with Rangemaster, American Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Coffee machine, microwave and breakfast table Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer Separate WC Dining room with seating for up to 18 and large open fireplace Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and wood burner, three sofas, smart TV and pool table Thatched orangery with views over the garden
First Floor Master bedroom (sleeps 4) in Super-King bed, and 2 single children’s beds upon request, with ensuite bath and overhead shower Bedroom 2 (sleeps 4) in Super-King bed, and 2 single children’s beds upon request Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) in Double bed Bathroom with bath and overhead shower Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) in Twin beds Bedroom 5 (sleeps 4) in Double bed and two single beds Bathroom with bath and overhead shower Separate W/C Gym
Second Floor Cinema room with projector screen with two large armchairs, and double sofa bed sleeping 2 Separate WC
Outside Large lawn garden with dining table and chairs seating up to 18, and Gas BBQ Fenced, heated private pool, open 9am-6pm from May-September Table tennis table & Garden games Unfenced pond located within 10 metres of the house, children must be supervised at all times.
Services Wi-Fi Central heating Pool towels provided
Towels and Linen provided, including pool towels Heated pool open between May-September, 9am-6pm Wifi Central heating Gas BBQ The friendly owners live on-site in a self contained annexe £30 per pet per week (or part of) Private parking space for 6 cars on a driveway
We hope you have a wonderful stay in Craythornes 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 check out 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. 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. Please note hen and stag parties are not permitted. Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to our neighbours.
In the Area
Should you be able to draw yourself away from Craythornes, there is plenty to see and do for couples, friends and families. Within a short walk of New Romney’s quaint high street, here you’ll find a small choice of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Situated a 5 minute drive from the stones of Littlestone Beach or the golden sands at St Mary’s Bay, should a day at the beach be calling. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is a must, to explore this area by train, with the station a short walk away. Whilst for those who wish to explore further afield, the Dungeness nature reserve lies within a 10 minute drive, with the cobbled streets of Rye just 10 minutes further.
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I would like to thank you for all your very helpful emails and advice re my family visit to Craythornes. We all had a great time there for the long weekend and made full use of all that was on offer. Your service was amazing and I would definitely use your company again and also recommend it to everyone.
K Bucknall | 30 August 2023
Making a life time memory of an Holiday at Craythornes 5/5
We were amazed with the warm welcome extended by the host of this property. We stayed in this property for couple of nights, it was an stay with our friends and family which will be remembered life time. The property was clean and bedding linens were fresh.
Had plenty of rooms to explore along with few hidden gems with in the property.
We had a request with hosts to extends our checkout time by couple of hours which was pleasantly accepted.
Given the chance we will be staying again in this property. We simply loved the location, cleanliness and everything about the property.