Hockley House

Alkham, Nr Folkestone





This elegant large holiday accommodation near the Kent coast is set in undulating countryside encompassing an entire wing of a country manor. Beautifully finished with a blend of antique and contemporary furnishings complementing this period property.

The owners of this superb cottage have spent time carefully creating a home from home, ensuring all the creature comforts you could possibly ask for are in place for a memorable stay. The living room has a selection of DVDs, books and extras to entertain all the family. Spend hours cuddled up around the open fire on the sumptuous sofas with a book in hand and your favourite tipple beside you.

In the summer try out your culinary skills on the BBQ, or enjoy the sun in the hot tub or on the private patio overlooking the beautifully kept private garden, sharing the moment with friends and loved ones.

If you can pull yourself away from this immaculate home you will find yourself in the depths of the Kent countryside with wonderful walks and several English Heritage sites and gardens just waiting to be explored. However whilst rural you are certainly not remote. Nearby Alkham is a short distance away where you will find a superb pub awaiting your patronage.

This perfect Kent self-catering holiday home offers flexible accommodation with five bedrooms and three bathrooms making the home absolutely ideal for larger groups of family and friends be it for a special weekend gathering or a long summer time vacation.

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About the House





Hockley House: sleeps 12 people, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 reception room, patio and gardens, parking on the drive, BBQ
Ground Floor
Kitchen: electric oven, extractor fan, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven, Nespresso coffee maker. Table seating 12
Sitting room: seating, original working fireplace, TV / DVD player with a selection of DVD’s
Dining area, oak table seats 12 people.
Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer
First Floor
Double room (sleeps 2), king size bed, en-suite shower room: large shower cubicle and WC
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2)
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2)
Shower room with WC.

Second Floor
Master bedroom (sleeps 3): king size oak bed and a further single bed, ideal for a small family.
Jack and Jill bathroom: shared with another room on this floor, bath and shower and WC
Twin room (sleeps 2), 2x single beds, also a single trundle bed to make this a triple.
Comfortable sitting area overlooking the courtyard garden area
Hot tub
Garden bench
Coal BBQ
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    3 Miles To The Beach
    2 Miles To The Pub
    4 Miles To The Shops
    Enclosed Garden
    Hot Tub
    Iron & Board
    Large Holiday Homes
    Parking - Off Street
    Smoke Detectors
    Tumble Dryer
    Washing Machine
  • Things You Need to Know

    Please note this property is more suitable for family groups and groups of adults under 25 are not permitted. Noise must be kept to a minimum.
    A luxury welcome hamper awaits your arrival; including a bottle of wine/fizz, chocolates, juices, biscuits, tea and milk (subject to availability). 
    Please note the Wi-Fi may be intermittent due to the rural location of the property.
    No pets permitted.
    Please note confetti is not permitted.
    Please note the property is attached, however Hockley House has private access and garden areas.
    Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
    Log burner starter kits may only be available November to end of April
  • 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.
    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 quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Please observe the hot tub guidelines on arrival.
    Confetti and blue tack is not permitted in any of the rooms. Charges will apply if this is used.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In the Area

Perfectly located within a few minutes of the White Cliffs of Dover, the Battle of Britain Museum and Dover Castle and yet in the depths of a hidden valley offering total peace and quiet. The World Heritage Site of Canterbury and St Augustine’s Abbey is 30 minutes away and if you have the time bring your passport and pop over to France for the day - it takes less than an hour! If you can tear yourselves away from this lovely property there are great local pubs to visit including The Marquis at Alkham which is approximately 1.5 miles away.

What about the extra bits to complete your break away?

Extras and Experiences


Another lovely stay 4.2/5

We had another lovely stay at Hockley house, our second new year visit. Hot tub great addition. Owner kind and gave a friendly warm welcome. Beautiful location, great for country walks. Thanks for a great stay!

Charlotte Killick | 03 January 2024

We had a fantastic stay at hockley house 5/5

The property is really well maintained and clean with all the facilities you need for self catering and bbq. The rooms and property is really spacious and cosy. The owner was really kind and accommodated my request for a later checkout so I had extra time to settle my toddler and morning sickness. Had a fantastic and memorable gender reveal with friends and family. Thank you Hockley house team x

Smriti Lohani | 02 July 2023

Family holliday 5/5

We had an excellent holliday in a beautiful house in a marvelous environment. Our children enjoyed the hottub very much after walking and cycling. We also visited some sights in the environment.

Lambertus Verwijmeren | 07 May 2023

A wonderful Christmas family stay 4.8/5

We had a wonderful Christmas stay with the family, it was everything we hoped for and will treasure the memories made.

Stephanie May | 28 December 2022

Hockley House Review 4.8/5

Excellent for a party of 12 friends who enjoy walking, good food, countryside and beaches. House comfortable with lots of space and great for dining in. Hot tub also provides great relaxation.

Julie Stead | 22 November 2022

Great weekend 4.8/5

We had a great weekend at Hockley House with our children and grandchildren celebrating my 80th birthday.

Guest | 08 September 2022

Suited us perfectly 5/5

The house was perfect for our family get together - grandparents plus two sons & daughter in laws and six grandchildren. We particularly liked the outdoor seating area in its tranquil setting - and the hot tub was a hit ! Having a large table in the kitchen as well as the living room was great. Well equipped. Owner was so kind and hospitable. We were fortunate with the weather so stayed mainly local but we found the house convenient for our trip to Dover Castle, the lovely walk from the National Trust centre to the South Foreland Lighthouse ( kites on loan were a great idea ) and the Battle of Britain Memorial.

Valerie Ghinn | 27 August 2022

Perfect break 4.8/5

We loved Hockley House, perfect break with the added bonus of gorgeous weather and a hot tub! We are definitely going to book Hockley again 🙂

Cheryl Parker | 11 July 2022

Hockley House 5/5

We had a lovely weekend at Hockley House, it was a great venue to get together with a group of friends and family members for a special celebration. The house is beautifully kept, the bedrooms are extremely comfortable and luxurious, and the outside space is just fantastic for a social get together. Would highly recommend!

Guest | 27 June 2022

Weekend away for the bride to be 4.7/5

A great staycation at Hockley house. Perfect size for 8 of us and only 10 min drive to Folkestone harbour which had great food a drink outlets. The house itself is a bit dated with some updates needed e.g paint touch ups and some of the bathrooms had a slow flusher. The guidelines in the handbook seem slightly out of date too as there was no chemical dispenser in the hot tub. I enquired about this and the contact email came back quickly to say it was old and no longer valid. Overall it’s a gorgeous house for a nice retreat and although some updates needed I would go back as the kitchen and dining areas were great and very cozy.

Gemma Davison | 06 June 2022

Beautiful house and amazing customer service 5/5

This was a great find, the house is beautiful inside and out. The hot tub was a great addition. The house itself was the perfect size for 12 of us to stay, it had everything we needed. The beds were very comfy. All tucked away in a beautiful area. The owner was very welcoming, and came to see us once we had settled in. She also helped us book a table at a restaurant which was extremely helpful as there were so many of us to accommodate.

Kelly Vincent | 12 April 2022

The Perfect Place... 5/5

Hockley House was absolutely perfect! We stayed on a very relaxed girls holiday and could not have wished for a better accommodation. The house is absolutely stunning and huge, a kitchen stocked with all the right pots and pans for us to host delish dinners, a lounge & dinning room which was so cosy and welcoming and then each bedroom was beautiful (no one felt they had the short straw as all of the rooms were different but gorgeous) I would 100% recommend anyone to stay here whether its with family or friends - the location was also only a 10 min drive to folkestone but you felt like you were in the middle of nowhere - a real escape! Will definitely be returning for a family retreat soon!

Emily Ravenscroft | 05 July 2021


Thank you for a relaxing stay it was just what we needed after our house flooded a week ago! The house is very comfortable and well equpped.

Julie, Lizzie & Friends | 30 December 2020


Brilliantly comfortable and well equipped house - and some lovely surrounding walks. We enjoyed (despite the rain!) Folkestone Harbour, Leas playground, White Cliffs walk. The only useful addition would be a boot scraper/remover by the front door. We got very muddy! Lovely to return here after wet and windy adventures. PS We loved our evening dips in the hot tub too.

Goddard Family | 30 October 2020


What a lovely place for our little break away from London. Was very much needed and appreciated! We're buying the same sheets! Thank you so much.

The Verities | 25 October 2020


Our stay was total perfection! Thank you to the host for looking after us so well and getting the first sorted which was so cosy. The Hide and Fox was well worth a visit, and Hythe too. Thank you!

Jess and Friends | 11 October 2020


This felt like a property family home for us rather than a holiday home. Had a relaxing week, the host made us feel very welcome. Would love to return one day. Thanks very much.

Long Family | 01 October 2020


Fantastic stay with my work family for my birthday, fab house! Thank you.

Rachel and Friends | 14 September 2020

Fabulous Birthday weekend away! 5/5

We visited Hockley house to celebrate my birthday weekend. 11 of us went and it was a fab weekend! Everything was immaculate, and it's a beautiful venue. The Hot tub is a great touch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Fab hosts!

Charlie Baker | 08 September 2020


We had such a lovely time during our stay, the host was so welcoming and the house was spotless, the surroundings beautiful. Thank you so much for having us!

Kim and Friends | 07 September 2020


Had a good time, very relaxing. Hot tub was lovely and seating area around it. House very clean and very well equipped. Host was extremely helpful. Cliff Top Cafe, Old Dover Road worth a visit - beautiful views and lovely cake. Childrens play area at The Leas in Folkestone was amazing. Overall a great week away, thank you.

Jordan Family | 04 September 2020


What a weekend - BBQ's all weekend, great to escape isolation! Hosts were very helpful and the house was wonderfully clean.

Patel Family | 31 August 2020


Just right for our 3 generational family holiday, lovely house and environs, great hospitality, sea and beaches nearby, we didn't need to go far. Thanks for a memorable holiday.

Churlows | 28 August 2020


Fab house and loads of room for all of us. Beds and pillows comfy, we loved the hot tub - used every day! Lots to do and see in the area, went on a boat trip in Sandwich to see seals, Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone. Loved our holiday and a great stay. Thanks.

Waspe Family | 20 August 2020


Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful house and for arranging the very hot weather! The location is great for visiting what Kent has to offer. We recommend Dover Castle, Chatham Dockyard, Ramsgate Tunnels, a boat trip to explore the White Cliffs of Dover and finishing off with a walk over the cliffs. Thanks again for a lovely time.

White, Stamp and Draper families | 14 August 2020


We had a lovely holiday which was much needed, beautiful house, thank you!

Wilson Family | 01 August 2020


A beautiful home, the house had everything we needed, location was fab, lots to do! Hot tub was AMAZING!

Pandya Family | 31 July 2020


Amazing house, location and weekend! Lovely house with everything we needed and great places to walk in the surrounding area. Wonderful kind host who made sure we felt so welcome and comfortable. Loved the hot tub and seating area outside. Thank you so much.

The 30th Birthday Girls | 26 July 2020


What a beautiful cottage, thank you for allowing us all to stay and enjoy/celebrate Sophie's hen party. It was so lovely and homely.

Sophie's Hen Party | 15 March 2020


What a glorious place to spend time with family. Clean, well equipped, we'll be back!

Baker Family | 09 March 2020


Lovely house! Had a great time, the cottage was absolutely spotless, Thank you.

The Londoners | 28 February 2020


Thank you for making our stay so fun and comfortable, we will be back. Happy New Year!

Family and Friends | 28 December 2019


We had a very nice time in a beautiful decorated Christmas house. Thank you so much for your hospitality you make our stey even more memorable.

Family from Belgium | 21 December 2019

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