Dargate, Nr Canterbury
The Old Post Office is a charming Grade II Listed holiday home with a wealth of period features, full of rustic charm with a contemporary feel. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside then this is the place for you! Dating back to the 16th Century in parts, the house was formerly the village post office up until 1990 when it was adapted to form part of the main house. Recently it has been transformed into a beautiful holiday home offering comfortable relaxing bedrooms, and ample room for couples and small families. Enjoy the bubbling hot tub and mature gardens with views of the surrounding orchards whilst outside.
Why not enjoy some locally made cheese from Cheesemakers of Canterbury which can be purchased from their local premises only a 15 minute walk from the cottage. Or enjoy a glass of wine and bite to eat at the nearby pub - The Dove at Dargate - voted 'Best Pub of 2019' by Shepherd Neame (the local brewery which purchased the pub in 1884). You can also take a walk to the nearby Victory Woods, or Blean Woods. Further afield you can take in the delights of the Cathedral City of Canterbury, historic town of Faversham or the seaside town of Whitstable, all within easy reach and offering great Kentish experiences.
Situated in a Conservation Area with a history of the farmland being used to produce fruit trees, the immediate land around the house has been replanted with fruit trees which can be seen from the house and gardens. Prior to this the land was farmed for hops, and used by the local brewery, Shepherd Neame.
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Old Post Office: sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs WC.
Entrance via back door
Entrance area with seating and coat hanging space, access to utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and sink.
Kitchen - Farmhouse style kitchen with electric range cooker, integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, sink overlooking the gardens, microwave, coffee machine.
Sitting Room - Double aspect room with comfortable seating for 8/10, gas effect woodburning stove, Smart TV
Dining Room - Large dining table seating 8/10, stairs to first floor
The Green Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, hanging space
The Pink Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, hanging space. En-suite shower room with WC, wash hand basin and shower
Family Bathroom with sumptuous freestanding bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail
Landscaped gardens with an abundance of mature trees, large lawned areas ideal for children to play, hot tub overlooking the gardens and orchards surrounding the gardens.
Parking area for 4 cars
Gas central heating
Dargate is a small village located between Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury, situated within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are walks galore on your doorstep, as well as 2 local pubs within walking distance. The Dove is a renowned for it's culinary delights along with The Red Lion in Hernehill - both highly recommended!
The historic city of Canterbury is only 6 miles away with the magnificent Cathedral, an abundance of eateries and for those who like to shop and good selection of high street stores and boutique shops. The coastal town of Whitstable is within easy reach and offers deightful coastal walks, wonderful choice of pubs and restaurants some serving fresh fish and oysters from the sea, and a wonderful choice of boutique shops.
Set in the North Downs of Kent, there are beautiful walks and cycling straight from the house. The Kent coast can be reached within 10 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs. If you are a keen golfer there is a choice of good courses nearby, including the prestigious Royal St Georges in Sandwich being only 30 minutes by car, and Boughton Golf Club being 10 minutes away.
Countryside and seaside escape ! 5/5
Fabulous stay for my little family. We enjoyed the spacious living and were delighted to have the hot tub for our smaller group. The pub The Dove is literally on foot five minutes away which meant we didnt have to cook every night. The views are really special and you are very much in the countryside but within a short five minutes drive to the main roads to get to the beaches and even back to Canterbury in less than 10 minutes.
Press Stay Press Stay | 05 March 2023