Honeywood Lodge

Canterbury


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A rare and magical find for families, Honeywood offers a relaxing retreat, with indoor heated pool complex and games room. Once a breakout place for the owners three sons, now an exclusive holiday home.

The lodge is wonderfully private, with the several decked verandas offering tree lined, far reaching country views across the gardens, you could easily forget you are only five minutes from the city of Canterbury. Fully opening bi-folding doors bring the outdoors in to the pool complex. With the owners rarely in residence, the manicured gardens and football play area, will also be yours to explore.

In addition to the games area, and pool the upper floors host two of the three bedrooms. There are two double beds and a twin bedroom. A nicely equipped kitchenette awaits with all the essentials to feed a brood.

Honeywood Lodge is a wonderfully surprising holiday let, so much included in your unforgettable stay. Ideal for families looking to get away from it all, but still close to the action.

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About the House

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Honeywood Lodge: sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms (maximum 6 adults), 3 shower-rooms (1 is located by the pool area), open plan kitchen/dining room/sitting room. 

Ground Floor
Entry leads into a hallway / games area - Fun sized air hockey table and table football. Doors open onto a decked verandah.
Swimming pool lobby and entry with shower room, separate wc. Pool towels provided. 
Pool complex offers a heated swimming pool, with a selection of furniture. Bifold opening doors that open onto a beautiful decked verandah with views of the gardens. Yet very private!
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) with double bed, 1 zed bed (sleeping 1 child under 12) wardrobes chest of drawers.  Sliding patio doors to balcony.
Shower room with washing machine. 

First Floor
Bright open living area with sofa and armchairs, dining table and chairs for six. Kitchenette complete with electric oven and hob, toaster, kettle, microwave, slimline dishwasher. All the essentials to cook family meals. Bedrooms 1 & 2 both double rooms are on this floor with wardrobes, and drawers. Shower room and WC with washing machine.
The kitchen area is open plan, with an under counter fridge with freezer box, electric oven and four ring electric hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. All the essentials for self-catering stay. 
Bedrooms 1 (sleeps 2) double bed with wardrobes, 1 zed bed (sleeping 1 child under 12) chest of drawers
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) twin beds with wardrobes, chest of drawers

Outside
Large landscaped gardens across 2 acres with gravel walkway around the grounds, a playing field with goals, and a paved patio area with garden furniture and swing seat
Parking on site for three to four cars off road on a private drive. 
  • Facilities

    Child Friendly
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    5 Miles To The Beach
    0.6 Miles To The Pub
    2 Miles To The Shops
    Freeview
    Games Room
    Garden
    Highchair
    Iron & Board
    Linen
    Microwave
    Parking - Off Street
    Private Swimming Pool
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Stair Gates
    Towels
    Town & City
    Washing Machine
    12Mbps Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    LInen and towels provided
    Travel Cot and Highchair available on request
    Pool towels provided
    WiFi
    Some steps to entry, living area on the upper floor. 
    Games room on the ground floor
    Please note this property accepts a maximum of 6 adults.
    A pool engineer must attend the site between 8-10am on a Friday for pool treatment.
    There is CCTV in the grounds of the property for guest and owner security. 
    The owner's home is adjacent to the property.
    There is no 4G network available inside the house, mobile signal can be obtained at the end of the driveway.
    Please note check in is 4pm and check out is 10am.
    Indoor heated swimming pool (5m x 9m)
    Pool area is locked and should remain locked when not in use. Maximum of 8 people at any time and children must not be left unattended. The depth of the pool is 5 feet at both ends and is accessible via steps, and is heated between 25- 28 degrees maximum.
    Safety: please ensure children are supervised at all times around the pool and the pool complex is locked when not in use.

     
  • House Rules

    A pool engineer must be allowed to attend the site between 8-10am on a Friday for pool treatment.
    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 stag parties are not permitted.
    Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Please note parties and loud music are not permitted.
    In Winter please refrain from using the decked terraces as these are slippery.

In the Area


Honeywood Lodge is located on the edge of Canterbury, between the City and nearby seaside town of Whitstable. If you can pull yourself away from this amazing destination property, Canterbury city centre is less than a five minute drive away and offers a variety of historical sights for the grown ups and kids alike. Stroll the vintage streets in Whitstable or enjoy an ice-cream along the seafront. In the summer enjoy paddle boarding, water skiing and a whole lot more down at quayside!

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Reviews

5/5

We had a lovely family stay. Lovely home, great pool and fantastic location!

Anonymous | 12 May 2024

5/5

Really nice house with a great pool and great location!

Heather, Luke, Jack & Laura | 06 May 2024

5/5

Had an amazing stay and everything was brilliant. Would stay again!

The Long Family | 29 April 2024

5/5

Great home, great location. Clean, tidy and cosy. The pool was the highlight and was used a lot by the kids. Would recommend to others to stay here!

The Stewart Family | 13 April 2024

Great stay at Honeywood loged 4.8/5

Really pleasant stay at Honeywood lodge, the house is well located, the swimming pool is great and it's very easy to deal with the Bloom Stays team!

Jeremie Veisse | 09 April 2024

5/5

Lovely stay in this charming house for the long weekend, and we enjoyed every moment of it! Thank you for a very relaxing stay, excellent pool and we will return soon

Anonymous | 06 April 2024

5/5

Fantastic short stay at Honeywood Lodge. We visited Howletts Safari, Canterbury Cathedral, Wingham Wildlife Park and some shopping. The pool was amazing, we had so much fun as well as good food and movie nights. Thank you so much for all the added extras in the kitchen, a home from home

Blizzard Family | 25 March 2024

Lovely stay at Honeywood Lodge 4.3/5

We had a lovely stay at Honeywood Lodge. It is close to London and ideal for small families with kids as the accommodation is not too big but with the huge benefit of a private indoor pool. The property was clean, well appointed and easy to access. There were one or two hitches like the microwave not working and the mattresses could be more comfy but overall a brilliant stay.

Guest | 07 January 2024

Peace and Space but heating controls difficult to master. Bloom’s provided excellent support. 4.8/5

Wandering around the private grounds, playing football and swimming whenever we liked were standouts. Location ideal for visiting Kent’s attractions. Bloom’s help outside hours was perfect, thank you.

Guest | 16 July 2023

Honeywood Lodge - great pool; lodge needs tlc 3.5/5

We stayed at the end of May 2023. The pool was great and we all had an amazing time using these private facilities, along with the games room. The grounds were stunning and it was really relaxing and peaceful, listening to the birds all day. However, we were disappointed to find the ball hoop game still broken from July 2022 (as noted in the guest comments book.) The blinds throughout were dirty, stained and ill-fitting; the dining chairs had bits all over them and we had to clean them and the table before we could eat. The carpets didn’t appear to have been hoovered either. The bedrooms upstairs had a terrible smell - kind of like wet dog! We febrezed then all week but the smell was still there. The tap water and shower water also smelt, so we drank bottled water all week. Lots of cracks, debts and marks all over walls. The pool was its saving grace, as was the punting down the river (Canterbury Punting Co.) which we’d highly recommend. Lots of choice for gluten free eating if you research first too - our son is coeliac so this was really helpful indeed. All in all, a wonderful holiday but the accommodation needs some tlc.

Anton Squire | 03 June 2023

Great family break. 4.8/5

I spent a lovely week at Honeywood Lodge in April with my wife, two children and my parents. The property is a great place to visit with children of all ages thanks to the pool, games room and substantial grounds. The pool is a great size and my children (aged 6 and 3 at the time) were happy to play in there for over an hour at a time without getting cold. The games room had table-football, air hockey and a basket ball game. The outside grounds were great for a ramble and there was a large field with football goals. The property is very warm despite a couple of slightly draughty windows - we actually turned the heating down during our stay even though the weather was very windy. The bedrooms are all a good size and the beds were comfortable enough for us (if you’re a bit fussy about your mattress you’ll probably want to bring a topper). If you’re a light sleeper you might want to bring ear-plugs as there were birds nesting on/close to the roof which were sometimes a bit active after 10.30pm and the first floor has creaky floorboards that might wake those sleeping on the ground floor. Shower rooms were very spacious. Elderly visitors will be comfortable on both the ground and first floor bedrooms as there are toilets on both floors. The kitchen amenities have been updated since the photos were taken. There is now a four burner hob and full sized oven. There is also a second larger fridge on the ground floor…knowing this ahead of the trip would have changed our meal planning. I would strongly consider coming back for another visit which I rarely say as I usually want to visit new places. I’m sure the decking on the ground-floor bedroom and pool would have been lovely to use during the summer. Very jealous of the owners of this great property. Thank you.

John Adam | 15 April 2023

Wonderful weekend break 4.7/5

We had a wonderful stay at Honeywood Lodge with our young family. Everything was accommodated for and my children loved the use of the fantastic private indoor pool. We were incredibly lucky with the weather which allowed us to enjoy the large garden to its full extent. A great property that we have already recommended and cannot wait to book our next stay!

Sophia Arthur | 24 March 2022

5/5

Surprise 70th birthday here with family & grandchildren. Pool and games room great! Enjoyed seeing Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable.

Chris & Roy | 14 March 2022

5/5

A Stay with a difference due to storm Eunice! No power for 4 days, so we couldn't enjoy it as much as we would of liked. Loved the games area. Great house, lovely surroundings. Our son wont forget his 21st birthday surprise celebration stay. James, Nicky & the team thank you for the good communication, and helpfulness.

Sharon, Simon & Joshua | 19 February 2022

5/5

Very enjoyable stay for a 40th birthday. The pool and games room proves a great success. Lovely surrounding countryside and would certainly recommend a stay here.

L. Done | 07 January 2022

5/5

Fabulous time here, thank you - the pool has been our saviour from the rubbish weather (although New Years Day was the warmest on record & beautifully sunny at the seaside!)

Sarah, Leighton | 27 December 2021

5/5

Have had a lovely time in the pool and roaming the grounds! Thank you so much for providing little extras for when we first arrived and a little flexibility on check out time. We may be back if you'll have us! Very comfy beds too 🙂

Anonymous | 20 December 2021

5/5

A relaxing week, cold but lots of sunshine. Trips to Canterbury , Whitstable and the nearby forest. Pool was popular. Only point to make is a lack of dishwasher & washing machine which was difficult.

Hewett Family | 26 November 2021

Perfect 4.7/5

Lovely stay, lovely company Pool and house were a great stay cation, good proximity to canterbury and surrounding seaside

Louise Tucker | 28 September 2021

Wonderful swimming pool and location 4.7/5

We had a wonderful short break in Honeywood Lodge. The pool is amazing!!! The grounds were beautiful and we loved our walks. The games area was a great touch and the lodge would suit couples and families offering different entertainment for all. Such a small thing to mention but was disappointed with bedding was not ironed in the two upstairs bedrooms and looked untidy upon arrival. When you are paying for a top quality place to stay you expect everything to be clean and tidy. This would not stop me from staying again as we loved the pool so much.

Guest | 23 September 2021

A lovely stay at Honeywood Lodge - great family trip to Canterbury 4.5/5

A lovely family holiday home with great facilities and in a great location. Really private / secluded and had the whole of the grounds to ourselves. In terms of feedback - the blinds in the upstairs bedrooms were in a bad state and became a bit of an issue when trying to get the room dark enough for young children to sleep in, the gaps in the blinds meant that light poured in from 5am. We also struggled slightly with the pool temperature - it was manageable for adults but the kids were unable to stay in there for more than 15 minutes because it was too cold. We followed all instructions and kept the covers on over night and when not in use but it didn't seem to warm it up enough. Other than that, we had a lovely stay.

Holly Dale | 23 July 2021

Wonderful stay! 5/5

We loved our time at Honeywood Lodge. Kitted out with everything we needed (including multiple fans during the mini-heatwave), we had a wonderful stay. The lodge was incredibly clean and the pool area was a wonderful added bonus. Can’t wait to visit again in future.

Alex Clarke | 22 June 2021

Lovely Family Stay 4.7/5

We had such a lovely break as we stayed at the beautiful Honeywood Lodge in Canterbury! The place has a beautiful green space, but also a game room and can accommodate 6 people. The bedrooms were so nicely decorated and we enjoyed the space for the day. We really enjoyed having a private pool for the day and we made the most of it. Honeywood Lodge is such a beautiful location in a quiet spot of Canterbury. We loved being in the garden. The rooms in the loft were spacious and light. The bed was super comfy and the living room space is also big enough to relax with your family. Thanks to Bloom Stays for making sure we were happy with the house. Really good customer service!

Cecile B | 04 June 2021

Lovely Lodge, great location, very comfortable 5/5

We had a months stay at Honeywood Lodge while we were working in Canterbury. Great location, the Lodge was very comfortable with everything we needed. Beds were extremely comfy and the accommodation was well presented and clean. The hosts have been very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend a stay here for a quiet getaway.

Deborah Hodgkinson | 29 March 2021

Great family holiday 5/5

We enjoyed a great family holiday at Honeywood Lodge. The accommodation was as to be expected from images provided & all was spotlessly clean on arrival. Location was excellent for visiting many of Kent’s attractions. It was also quiet & tranquil, whilst being close enough to access Canterbury’s conveniences within a few mins drive. Heated pool was a huge hit with the kids. Kept them busy for hours allowing adults lots of time for coffee, croissants & books! Nikki @ Bloomstays dealt with a couple of minor issues (wheelie bin full on arrival & low shower temp) pleasantly & efficiently. We would have no hesitation in booking with Bloomstays again in the future.

Daniel Urinov | 21 October 2020

A Fantastic Play to Stay! 5/5

Our family spent 7 nights at Honeywood Lodge and just wished we could stay longer! Everything from initial enquiry to arrival was first class and the communication was brilliant throughout! The property is simply amazing in a wonderful location and the pool was the firm family favourite! The kids spent hours each day splashing and having fun in the pool, which was safe, clean and much bigger than expected. We visited the City a couple of times as well as the local pub and with shops nearby, we had everything we needed. Just wished we had more than 7 nights! Hope to stay again and will certainly recommend to friends.

Stephen Maguire | 04 September 2020

5/5

Lovely family holiday, thank you Bloom Stays for everything, sad to leave!

Maguire Family | 28 August 2020

Superb accommodation and pool within beautiful grounds 4.8/5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay! The house and pool have all the amenities you would expect and the lovely and peaceful landscaped grounds are an added bonus. Nicky and Rowena from Bloomstays were very helpful from the start of the booking process until the end of our stay.

Jonathan Hauser | 19 August 2020

5/5

Thank you so much for enhancing our stay and for making this the greatest holiday. We have had the most wonderful week ever and departing will make us very sad!

Hauser Family | 18 August 2020

5/5

Beautiful place, enjoyed our stay, loved the pool so much. Would love to come back.

Edwards Family | 30 July 2020

5/5

LOVED THE POOL! Exceed expectations, great games room too. Really cosy for a weekend away.

Joanna & Friends | 25 November 2019

5/5

This place is wonderful, loved it. The garden is my favourite part, very peaceful.

Halima | 13 August 2019

5/5

Absolutely amazing! We came here as a family to celebrate Eid, and we've all decided to make this trip an annual thing. Pool is the best feature about the property, and also the beautiful grounds. Thank you all so much for your lovely services.

Zeynab & Family | 05 August 2019

5/5

We had an absolutely great time! We loved the massive garden and indoor (greatly sized) swimming pool... we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a great location!

Alex, Josh & Family | 05 July 2019

5/5

Absolutely loved the pool, spent almost all our time there... kids already planning the next trip! Thank you!

The Dents | 10 March 2019

5/5

Had a lovely time, thoroughly enjoyed the pool every day. One small issue with lights but it was resolved quickly. Great for a short break, and we had a very sunny and dry week!

Farah, Colin & Family | 15 February 2019

5/5

We had a brilliant time, such a warm and cosy place and we were pleasantly surprised with the Christmas decorations. We had some slight issues with the heating (it was very warm!). We loved the pool facilities especially, it was perfect temperature and great size. All in all we had an incredible stay.

Sami, Laurence & Family | 29 December 2018

5/5

Lovely stay with amazing facilities, especially the pool! Lovely place with beautiful grounds. Thank you.

Seamark Family | 17 December 2018

5/5

Very nice weekend, facilities are amazing! We had a small problem with the water however was fixed very quickly! We loved it so much that when we get home we are rebooking for next year!

Joe, Chloe & Family | 20 November 2018

5/5

We would like to thank you for an enjoyable stay in your lovely house, especially the pool and we enjoyed the vast grounds. We hope to return in the near future.

Brian & Veronica | 28 October 2018

5/5

What can we say, it has been an absolute pleasure to stay here, everywhere was spotless and very nice, will be coming again soon.

Bryan, Janet & Family | 17 October 2018

5/5

We fell in love with your house, we had the most amazing weekend. The whole house was spotless and felt very warm and friendly. We really hope to book again in the near future. Thank you so much.

Rachel, James and Anna | 16 September 2018

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