Dargate, Nr Faversham
Cute converted former stable block set in a rural location surrounded by beautiful countryside yet a short drive to Whitstable's seaside. The stables offer lovely cosy accommodation for 2, with views across the colourful cottage garden, and orchards beyond. The orchards are shared use with the neighbouring holiday cottage and the perfect place to take your four legged friend for a walk, and to enjoy the surroundings. There is a courtyard garden outside to enjoy a spot of lunch in the sunshine - why not enjoy some locally made cheese from Cheesemakers orf 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).
Further afield you can take in the delights of the Cathedral City of Canterbury, history Faversham or the seaside town of Whitstable, all offering great Kentish experiences.
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Plum Pudding Stables: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom, open plan kitchen/diner/sitting room, shower room.
Entrance to hallway
Shower room with walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin
Open plan sitting room with french doors to the garden, dining table for 2, fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, electric hob and oven.
Cottage stairs to:
Master Bedroom - sleeps 2 in double bed, light and bright double aspect room with views across the orchards.
Bistro table and chairs with seating for 4 people.
Dargate is a small village located on the outskirts of Faversham, within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are walks galore on your doorstep, as well as 2 local pubs within walking distance.
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.
Set in the North Downs of Kent, there are beautiful walks and cycling straight from the house. The Kent coast can be reached within 20 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 Royal St Georges in Sandwich being only 30 minutes by car.
Cold Bathroom only a small towel rail no radiator or underfloor heating FREEZING Black mould on all the windows frames.
Martin Dickinson | 06 March 2023
We stayed one week at Plum Pudding Stables with our dog and we enjoyed it very much. Although the house is located near a road, this did not bother us. The location was perfect for trips to Whitstable, Faversham and Canterbury (max 15 min drive). Dinner at The Dove was also very lovely! (5 min walk). There is also a very nice walk in the Blean woods (5 km) that starts near The Dove. Information about the walk can be found on an information board outside The Dove. As the weather was really good (sunny and temperatures of around 25 degrees) we enjoyed the garden a lot: reading a book underneath the beautiful Robinia tree, barbecuing in the porch, breakfast outside with a view to the lovely cottage garden. The fenced orchard was perfect for our beagle to run around and chase rabbits. The kitchen is well equipped (no dishwasher), the bathroom is large and has a nice rain shower. The stairs to the bedroom are smaller and steeper than we are used to, but that is the charm of this lovely cottage. The breakfast box we ordered was filled with excellent products, we enjoyed it very much! The welcome cheese plate was also delicious.
Natalie Jutte | 09 August 2022
A great week! 4.8/5
Everything very good - lovely cheese plate to welcome us. A dishwasher was mentioned, not that we needed one!! The garden is fabulous and our retriever loved running in his own private field!!! We had a great week, seeing what a lovely area Faversham and surrounded ares is. Great coastal towns to visit.
Marion Witcomb | 22 June 2022
A beautiful and peaceful place 5/5
We had a lovely relaxing stay at Plum Pudding Stable.The property is in a quiet rural location with a beautiful garden to the front. Unfortunately we didn't have the greatest weather during our stay so were unable to make use of the outdoor furniture. It was a perfect base for lots of day trips in the surrounding area and also has a fantastic pub only 5 mins walk away. Comfortably furnished with everything you need for a home away from home. The only minor problem was the flaky WiFi throughout our stay, however the owner did come out in the pouring rain after we'd arrived to help fix it (and we didn't go on holiday to stay glued to our devices so no complaints). All in all a fabulous place to base yourself if you want to discover beautiful Kent. Highly recommend.
Veronica Hinchliffe | 03 October 2021
Cosy cottage, everything and more! 5/5
We enjoyed a lovely stay at Plum Pudding, a very clean and comfortable property. It had everything we needed for a week stay with our 4 month old puppy! A lovely location, just a 10 minute drive into Whitstable tucked away in the countryside. For other dog owners, be aware that there isn't a secure garden to let your dog off but there is a paddock which is secure just next to the property, so night time toilets mean taking the dogs on a lead. We would definitely come back to Plum Pudding, we highly recommend.
Florence Cage | 28 September 2021
A perfect little hideaway 5/5
We went here as a break to work away from home after lockdown ended. Amazing standard of finish - from the huge bathroom to the bells and whistles kitchen. Our hots had left as wonderful welcome cheese platter and brought some fresh milk and orange juice. We took our dog Jack - and he and we - which meant he got loved the "orchard walk" just outside the front door, and we went there 4 or 5 times day because it was on our doorstep. There's a pub just round the corner and we also visited the hosts cheese shop up the road on their farm. Great for Whitstable, Margate and all the surrounds. Faversham also had some great shops and farm shops to get great local, fresh produce.
Guest | 14 September 2021
Great place to stay in Kent 4.7/5
Cottage is well equipped and comfortable. I couldnt get comfy on the sofa hence slightly marked that down. We wanted to see Whitstable, Canterbury area so good location. Special mention to the pub in Dargate -The Dove. Superb food and only five mins walk.
Tim Wheeler | 07 September 2021