A delightful, and deceptively spacious, converted railway carriage set in a quiet garden location, and yet within easy reach of the exciting City of Canterbury. The perfect retreat for couples, and pet friendly too.
Plumcot Halt is named after the fruit tree in the garden the Plumcot Tree which produces a delicious hybrid half plum half apricot fruit and the Halt is of course the reference to the railway carriage which creates a delightful romantic retreat for couples.The carriage is deceptively spacious inside with a cosy open plan living and sleeping space a cosy wood burner a separate kitchen and a bathroom which even has both a roll top bath and a shower cubicle. The owners have decorated the carriage in gorgeous Romany style primary colours to create a cheerful atmosphere and outside is a small enclosed garden with bistro table and chairs under the Plumcot tree.Plumcot has its own little private wildflower and orchard garden that in spring is rich with bluebells tulips and daffodils and species such as primroses aconites snakeshead fritillaries and cowslips that nestle under the blossom of two apple trees a Pear tree and of course the plumcot tree. The main garden of the house through which visitors must walk is a much treasured plantsman’s garden that contains a number of rare and unusual plants from around the world where the emphasis is on foliage scent and a long flowering season. It contains a number of magnolias peonies lilacs and sweet smelling roses and is arranged in an informal style to encourage wildlife and insects.Located on the outskirts of the city the property is a 20 minute walk into the city centre and in the other direction a few minutes takes you into the open countryside great for hiking and dog walking. Add to this a private parking space and the great location and Plumcot Halt provides everything you could want for a short break or week long holiday in Canterbury.
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Plumcot Halt: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Parking on the driveway for one car
Steps up to the carriage
Open plan living space: King size bed, small wardrobe, chest of drawers, two seater sofa and armchair, wood burner and electric radiator, Smart TV, bookcase
Kitchen: breakfast bar, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment
Bathroom: roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and basin
Rear garden with bistro garden table and chairs, bike rack
Separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Located on the outskirts of the city, the property is a 20 minute walk into the city centre and in the other direction, a few minutes takes you into the open countryside, great for hiking and dog walking. Add to this a private parking space, and the great location and Plumcot Halt provides everything you could want for a short break or week long holiday in Canterbury. There are several seaside towns nearby - Whitstable, Herne Bay, Folkestone and Sandgate are all within easy reach by car or public transport.
Not for disabled people 4.7/5
Plumcott was not suitable for me due to being disabled. That was my fault and no reflection on Plumcott. Hosts were brilliant.
Chris Olsen | 02 March 2022
Cosy place with a character, idyllic garden with beautiful flowers and scents, lovely & kind hosts
+ The place has a character and everything you'd need - for a converted and extended wagon it's impressively fitted with all necessary appliances and even a laundry room. It's beautifully decorated, clean and bright, with some colours and artwork. Loved our morning coffees in the beautiful garden (seriously impressive garden) with sunshine and birds singing. Hosts are very kind and welcoming, there for a chat and to give local's advice, but with flowers and trees in between you have the privacy when you want it. Their dogs are very friendly and well behaved, wouldn't even come to our garden unless invited. It has a parking space for guests, but is also a short walk to the centre. Really enjoyed our stay here, it definitely added to our whole experience of Kent. Totally recommend it.
Anonymous | 16 April 2022
Had a brilliant time, lovely cottage, great host & a great area - well definitely be returning!
Jo, Alex & Zeus | 13 August 2021
Lovely, cosy accommodation with everything that is needed for a self-contained holiday. Very helpful host, always on hand for advise or a chat. Canterbury has so much to offer & make sure to visit Cafe Turquoise for a coffee & croissant.Walmer Castle is worth a visit too!
Nick & Julie | 07 August 2021
This is an amazing place to stay in, thank you for everything.
Roy & Pam | 02 August 2021
Peter & Marian | 12 July 2021
A warm welcome on arrival, lovely stay. Highly recommend Hever Castle (if prepared to travel) and Dover. Had a lovely meal at Coastguard Pub at St Margaret Bay.
Lynn & David | 03 July 2021
Lovely stay. We have enjoyed this lovely, quirky place.
Mary & Jeremy | 28 June 2021
What a treasure this accommodation is & so thoughtfully designed & well equipped. Plenty of great places to visit - Whitstable, Deal, Dover (castle), Here Bay, Reculver, Romney, Hythe& Dymchurch Railway to name but a few. We had a lovely stay - our first to Canterbury. Thank you!
Clare & Andy (& Dylan the dog) | 20 June 2021
A very Warm welcome from Michael & Theresa & the friendly dogs - Thank you. An amazing & spotless retreat. Beautiful!
Gavin & Vanessa | 13 June 2021
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very unusual accommodation, thank you. Also, thank you to Michael & Theresa for your very warm welcome.
Lyn & Pete | 22 May 2021