Doghouse Farm

Petham, Nr Canterbury


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A marriage of two worlds in this spacious and ultra surprising period cottage. Enhanced with a touch of magic being architecturally designed added to that some flair in the styling all set within an otherwise quaint period picturesque cottage.
Exquisite and inviting, spacious and rural, this luxury self catering former farmstead offers the perfect spot for long family holidays and reunions. With soft swaying vineyards, roaring fires, outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts and not for those who like to keep fit there is also a gym. You will find miles of green space to enjoy when the sun shines high in the sky; this estate promises holidays filled with wondrous fun and rejuvenation. The home that has it all .... it oozes class and romance, it will come as no surprise that many magical gatherings are held here including weddings!

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About the House

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Doghouse Farm: sleeping 16 (max 12 adults plus a few more children can be accommodated on airbeds and a remaining click clac single sofa bed on request). Swimming pool (Easter to end September), tennis court, gym, pool bar / entertaining room (seasonal) and hot tub.

In total 5 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms.

The Farmhouse: 5 bedrooms sleeping 10 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2, and a daybed sleeping 1 in the second master bedroom. Four en-suites, guest WC, four reception spaces.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Dining room with doors opening onto the terrace with lovely views. Hot tub is nearby. Dining space for 8-12 guests (at a squeeze). Two extra spaces at the kitchen bar counter top.
Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, five ring gas hob, electric double oven, Nespresso machine (Vertuo), microwave, toaster, kettle, hot Quooker tap. Fully stocked with glassware and crockery for 14+ guests.
Drawing Room/Music room with seating for 8/10 guests, inglenook fireplace with log burner (logs and kindling supplied), desk area with Mac computer. A lovely piano and garden access to the side terrace.
Snug/hallway style lounge - a quiet space with seating for 6, stereo system, record player/vinyls and log burning stove.
Cinema/TV room - tucked away is a cool darker room with sofa bed, pouffes and floor cushion seating for 4/6. Netflix, Sky Sports, BT Sport and much more on an all singing, all dancing 65 inch screen!
Downstairs cloakroom with WC
Utility room with washer and tumble dryer. Hallway with coat hooks. Perfect places to clean up muddy paws, a pet crate is supplied.

First Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) high beamed ceilings. Super king bed, open bathroom with copper bath, walk in shower, separate WC.. Built in wardrobes and a large screen Smart TV.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) King size double bed, en-suite shower room, large screen TV.
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) King size bed, hidden en-suite with bath and walk in shower. Click/clack sofa bed ideal for children (sleeps 1, available on request).

Second Floor
Eaves Bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, wardrobe.
Eaves Bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, hanging space only, snug space with en-suite shower room (to be shared with other eaves bedroom)

Outside Space by the Main House

Patio area by the main house offers seating for 8 with a dining table
Fire pit
Hot tub (5 seater) all year around
Climbing frame, swings and full sized treehouse on the lawn, sandpit and toys for kids
Further dining table for 6/8


Ground Floor has dining spaces for 4/6 on the terrace
Lawned areas, a bridge over the brook which is gated for children safety
Swimming pool pavilion area (gated) with heated swimming pool (approx 28 degrees weather depending). Casual seating, various sunbeds. BBQ area (coal). Enclosed high walls with a Grecian style.
Entertainment area by the pool (with Grecian entrance) with themed rustic bar stocked with glasses for Spring to Autumn fun. Six to eight tables with a collection of chairs - not suitable for dining as no washup facilities. A sofa area, log-burner and Smart TV. Darts-boards. Garden shower wet room/butler sink with WC (chemical loo).
Pool towels supplied
Tennis courts including rackets and a tennis ball dispenser
Gym with bike, training equipment and TV. (Disclaimer to be signed to use any equipment at your own risk)

Day airbeds are optional for (1 or 2 children)

Outside Space by the Main House

Patio area by the main house offers seating for 8 with a dining table
Fire pit
Hot tub (5 seater) all year around
Climbing frame, swings and full sized treehouse on the lawn, sandpit and toys for kids
Further dining table for 6/8

Services
Wi-Fi
Underfloor heating across all units of accommodation.
Several log burners in the main house.
Some central heating radiators.

Things to Note
The entertaining pool area is heated by the log burner only (hence seasonal use only)
For large groups dining in winter you can brave the pool house with log burner but it may be chilly. Note the pool house closes and is locked at 11pm. Pool also closed and treated at 11pm.

Added Extras
All log fires prepared ready to start - £75 including unlimited logs for your stay. Can also be lit for your arrival.
Party planning service available from Beyond the Table - including tablescaping and balloons and dressing.
Catering options available on request from £40 per person for three course meal.
Cocktail making course from Wildbox available from £35 per person. Local produce used
Children's party organiser - 2 hours of entertainment on site. Some superb themed ideas.
Many more entertainment ideas on request via Bloom Stays.

Towels and Linen provided
Wifi - satellite speed to be tested.
Central heating throughout a mix of underfloor and radiators.
BBQ - coal by the pool house
The estate manager lives on the estate away from the property. On site managing the pool / tub etc.
Pets permitted - please note additional fees of £30 per pet. Most areas enclosed but please be aware of livestock further into the farm.
Chickens and sheep are kept in a distant paddock accessible on the grounds.
Private gated driveway parking for up to 10 cars.
2 cots and 2 highchairs available on request.
Lots of options for tailoring your stay with Bloom Stays

  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    11 miles Miles To The Beach
    3 miles Miles To The Pub
    2 miles Miles To The Shops
    Enclosed Garden
    Garden
    Hairdryer
    Highchair
    Linen
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Towels
    Tumble Dryer
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    70 Mb Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and Linen provided
    Wifi - satellite speed to be tested
    Central heating throughout a mix of underfloor and radiators 
    BBQ - coal by the pool house (coals not provided) 
    Heated swimming pool available from Easter to end September only. Pool closes at 11pm and reopens at 7am. 
    Pool house / Bar area is available all year around but only best suited in the summer only. This facility is closed (locked up) by the groundsmen by 11pm. 
    The estate manager lives on the estate away from the property - they will check in and out guests and support in emergencies. 
    Pets permitted - fee of £30 per pet. Two permitted. Note some areas are reasonably enclosed, however pets must not be left loose.
    Chickens and sheep are kept in a distant paddock accessible on the grounds. 
    Private gated driveway parking for up to 10 cars. 
    2 cots and 2 highchairs available on request.
    Additional guests permitted on a request basis only, charges may apply. 









     
  • 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 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 unless agreed in writing.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
    Stag parties are not permitted unless agreed in writing.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am and guests are asked to move indoors. Noise policy in place.
    Please be respectful to our neighbours.
    No Chinese lanterns.
    No Fireworks.
    If bringing pets please take note of our pet policy. No pets upstairs, or on furnishings, mess to be cleared away. Maximum 2 dogs. Charges apply.
    Throws are in place on furnishing for protection please leave in place.
    Please refrain from moving furniture unless agreed with the house manager on arrival.

In the Area


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Perfectly located in a wonderful country spot yet so close to the coast of Hythe, Sandgate and the trendy Folkestone harbour and in the other direction the bustling Cathedral city of Canterbury. (equally 15 mins away approximately).
Folkestone is a super up and coming trendy seaside town. The harbour is where all the action can be found including the Harbour Arm with street food, yummy cocktails from Wildbox bars, Macknade eatery / food court and of course, like you might expect, a host of fish and chip shops, fresh seafood stalls, proper English pubs and little shops for trinkets for the little ones. If you venture just away from the harbour you can discover the old town including Steep Street and The Bayle with vintage shops, art galleries, and Steep street cafe for the best cakes and coffees! Explore this vibrant town whilst still a secret.

Seaside activities can be enjoyed in both Dover and Folkestone. Paddleboarding, kayaking and water games can be booked before and on a day out.

Shopping is best found in Canterbury, with it's cobbled streets, an abundance of restaurants and cafes, and a mix of branded shops and boutiques it will give you the retail buzz you may be looking for. Canterbury also homes Chimera, an indoor climbing wall, as well as Escape Rooms - ideal on those less than sunny days.

High speed trains from London go into Canterbury West (buses connections and or taxi services). There is a further train station at Canterbury East. Petham is approximately 15 minutes drive from Canterbury.

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