Adisham, Nr Canterbury
This charming Grade II listed holiday home – formerly two 17th century cottages owned by Jane Austen’s family – sits within the conservation area close to the church and opposite the green, which used to be a pond with ducking stool for witches!
The house sleeps 7 adults, plus 2 children. There is a very well-equipped kitchen and an elegant dining room, plus a music room and large sitting room divided into two areas. The bedrooms are all on the first floor and are accessed via two staircases, one in the kitchen and the other in the sitting room - located at either end of the cottage, with each staircase leading into a double bedroom. A hallway then leads onto further bedrooms and the upstairs bathroom. There is also a large shower room on the ground floor. Outside, there is a newly designed cottage garden with lawns, wooded area, flower bed, ancient apple tree with a tree house and a securely covered well. A fine oak pavilion covered with scented climbing plants provides shelter for outdoor dining. The large cottage garden and orchard provide ample space for relaxation, with many walking and cycling routes nearby. Local farmers’ markets sell the great variety of ingredients that Kent is famous for. With an abundance of family activities nearby including vineyards, safari parks, horse riding and beaches only a short drive away, your stay at Pond Cottage will be one to remember!
Only a short walk from the village train station with direct trains to London, Canterbury and the coast, the cottage features beamed ceilings, cosy log-burning stoves and beautiful furnishings and is an ideal place for families and friends to relax and be together.
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Pond Cottage: sleeps 9 (this property is only suitable for a maximum of 7 adults) in 5 bedrooms. Sitting room, music room, kitchen, dining room, beautiful cottage gardens.
Entrance via the back door leading into:
Utility Room with tiled floor, butler sink, storage cupboards, a washing machine and dryer plus a freezer
Through hallway to:
Sitting Room with two sofas with an armchair around an inglenook fireplace with log burner and a Smart TV. The further end of the sitting room is perfect for reading and has 2 further armchairs, bureau, chest of drawers and side tables. Door to staircase leading into Bedroom 4 and the first floor.
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Music Room with a piano, elegant sofa and antique woodburning stove with locked door to the street and views into bijoux front garden. Door to spacious shower.
Shower room with tiled floor, a large shower cubicle, heated towel rail, WC and hand basin
Dining Room with original herringbone brick floor and round dining table with eight chairs and an antique dresser
Kitchen with a quarry tiled floor and original inglenook fireplace housing a feature stove (non-functioning). There is an electric range oven with a 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, and 2 undercounter fridges. There is also an oval dining table with dining chairs and a cd player with a radio. Door to staircase and first floor. Turning wooden slightly steep staircase leads into Bedroom 1 and then Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 1 the gold room. There is a 19th century French double bed, teasmaid, chest of drawers, dressing table, bedside cabinets, chairs and inglenook hanging cupboard.
Bedroom 2 the olive green room. There is an antique king size bed, chest of drawers, dressing tables and chairs. Please note that the floor in this bedroom is not level. Small shuttered and glazed internal window to Bedroom 4.
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Bathroom with a large antique rolltop enamelled bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail
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Bedroom 3 the cream room. Single bed and bedside table with lamp, dressing table, built-in open wardrobe and built-in cupboards
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Bedroom 4 the grasshopper green room. With open mezzanine with bannister rail and staircase leading down to the door into the sitting room. Queen-sized double bed, built-in wardrobes, side tables and chest of drawers. Door leading into...
Bedroom 5 the turquoise room. Perfect for children as it has full sized bunk beds (3ft), chest of drawers and chairs and leads off bedroom 4, so suits parents wishing to be close to the children.
There is a large garden wrapping round the property with cottage style flower beds and an old apple tree with a tree house. Underneath the oak pergola is a patio area with garden furniture for enjoying meals al fresco, a barbecue and a bench seat on the lawn to the front. The garden is fully fenced and secure.
Parking for 2 cars.
Adisham is a small village set within the beautiful Garden of England. There is a wealth of surrounding countryside, along with pretty villages, pubs and numerous walks and cycling routes to discover on your doorstep.
Bring your bicycles and enjoy a ride to the nearby The Independent Pedaler cafe at Bridge, where you can have a delicious brunch. Head to Gibson's Farm Shop - just a 5 minute drive - for some treats and a wide range of excellent local produce, they also have a cafe. If wine is more to your taste take a tour of Simpsons Vineyard at Barham and finish off with tasting some of their award winning wines. To experience some true culture and some great shopping, the city of Canterbury, a UNESCO world heritage site is only 8 miles away and you can spend the day strolling around the mediaeval streets and visiting the Cathedral and museums. The ancient market town of Sandwich is well worth a trip and the wild beach at Sandwich Bay which is home to an RSPB Observatory, along with the nearby Howletts Wild Animal Park and Wingham Wildlife Park. Fun for all the family!
Very enjoyable stay 4.5/5
We had a very enjoyable stay at Pond cottage, with our two dogs. Lovely garden, great facilities, ideal for us. Only point would be to make 5 bar gate more secure for smaller dogs.
Guest | 25 May 2023
Quiet English Village Charm. 4.2/5
Lovely old cottage charm in a very quiet village. Perfect for that hideaway holiday, but youll definitely need a car to get around, buy supplies, visit pubs etc.
Rex Gardner | 29 July 2022
Gorgeous cottage in lovely village 4.7/5
Totally charming cottage with a beautiful garden to relax in. Lovely quiet village, lots of walks. Well equipped kitchen, just overall a lovely place to come and rest and spend time with loved ones. Cosy fireplaces and plenty of wood to get a great fire going. Helpful owner and clear instructions for everything.
Tsara Smith | 07 June 2022
What a fantastic location and property for a picture perfect Christmas (sadly no snow!). Lovely, charming and loved family cottages with loads of space and different rooms to occupy. Well appointed facilities and contact so easy getting in and settled. Roaring fire kept us toasty and the dog loved the local walks.
Marcus & Family | 23 December 2022
We had a fabulous stay in a story book location. Thanks Mark and the lovely Bloom team for being so accommodating.
Rex, Prue and Family from Australia | 29 July 2022
Beautifully kept garden and cottage. Had a wonderful time, catching up after Covid and making new friends.
John, Sophie, Esme, Thea, Pauline & Anna | 15 July 2022
Thank you this was a wonderful stay in the UK. The house is so lovely, so warmly and a place to feel at home. The little details like the towels for the dog and the informatory signs, the user manual for the house and the helpful information for sightseeing and eating were fantastic. Our favourite places in the house were the kitchen and the pavilion in this extraordinary British garden. Thank you.
Adrian, Myrjam and family from Germany | 05 July 2022
We had a lovely weekend. The cottage is truly beautiful.
Anonymous | 05 May 2022
We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage over the weekend. It's a very special place that's full of charm and character. Thank you for your helpful guide and for sharing your holiday home. Thanks again, and we'd definitely look to stay there again next time we're in the area.
Allison | 21 November 2021
Thank you so much for a beautiful weekend stay! Such a lovely space for an overdue catchup. Cosy dinners and games night and morning coffee in the gorgeous gardens. Would recommend the George & Dragon in Fordwich for a good pub walk loop.
Amber | 06 November 2021
"Pond Cottage is everything we had hoped and so much more! All that we need is here and we immediately felt at home and rested in this beautiful place."
Anonymous | 06 August 2021
Pond Cottage is everything we had hoped and so much more! All that we need is here and we immediately felt at home and rested in this beautiful place.
Anonymous | 06 August 2021
"We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at Pond Cottage last week. The cottage was very homely and everyone enjoyed the garden when the sun came out. We all felt more relaxed after our week in Kent."
Anonymous | 30 July 2021
We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at Pond Cottage last week. The cottage was very homely and everyone enjoyed the garden when the sun came out. We all felt more relaxed after our week in Kent
Anonymous | 30 July 2021
I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful cottage. It was a wonderful place to stay. It felt like home, and having come from Sydney, this meant a lot.
Anonymous | 25 June 2021
"I just wanted to thank you again for your wonderful cottage. It was a wonderful place to stay. It felt like home, and having come from Sydney, this meant a lot."
Anonymous | 21 June 2021