Ripple, near Deal
Think thatched chocolate box cottage overlooking rolling Kent countryside and then think pink! Raspberry Cottage in Ripple (where else?) dates from 1564 and has beams, a log fire and tons of character thanks to a contemporary make over with quirky decor, carefully curated furniture and a stunning recently built kitchen and shower room extension.
There are two double bedrooms with one having an additional single sofa bed, a cosy lounge with open fireplace plus a separate dining room with large pine table perfect for a candlelit supper for two or a slap up family meal.
A special surprise awaits in one of the two shower rooms…a bespoke glass image of the legendary Audrey Hepburn to keep you company. Combined with silver monkeys and pink roses on the wallpaper upstairs, and an eye-popping pink overcoat outside Raspberry Cottage is absolutely, utterly and gorgeously unique!
Naturally there’s all the usual stuff like plenty of quality kitchen equipment, Smart TV, board games and a great selection of vintage books too if you get bored with the views. Oh and don’t forget to say Hi to Winston, the cottage’s very own custom made teddy. He’s super-friendly.
Now what to do when you aren't having a cosy evening by the fire, well a minutes' walk will take you to the nearby and friendly, country pub, serving traditional fare and with a garden for meals outside and come daytime Solley's Ice Cream Parlour and Farm is a few minutes walk the other way. Days out are plentiful, with the award winning creative seaside town of Deal a 10 minute drive way - brimming with interesting independent shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes to explore, a pebble beach and pier, whilst historic Dover castle and Betteshanger Park (fantastic for kids!) are a short drive away.
So think pink and have yourself a holiday to remember at Raspberry Cottage. And don’t forget to let Winston know you are coming…he’ll put the kettle on.
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Raspberry Cottage: sleeps 4+1 in 2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, off road parking for 2 cars, garden (not fully enclosed) field views, close to the beach and countryside.
Entry is via the rear into the kitchen.
Kitchen is fully equipped including electric hob and oven, dishwasher, toaster and kettle, microwave. Tall fridge / freezer.
Shower room 1 - shower cubicle, wc and hand basin, underfloor heating
Shower room 2 - shower cubicle, wc and hand basin, underfloor heating
Dining room with farmhouse table for five. Beautiful vintage dresser.
Sitting room with sofa seating for five guests plus a chair, coffee table, Smart screen TV, log burner (set for use - please source more firewood if required) Books, board games in the cupboards for families to enjoy.
Accessed via the dining room.
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) Spacious room with King sized bed, wardrobe, side tables.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2+1) Double room plus a single day bed for a child (please request this to be made up)
Shutters on the windows in the bedrooms (almost black out!)
Patio area with garden table, chairs. Uninterrupted views out over the countryside - note the garden is not enclosed.
BBQ supplied (coal - but please bring your own charcoal)
The gardens extend into a lawned lengthy enclosed area perfect for families to enjoy and a second table and chair seating set.
Electrical heating throughout and underfloor heating in the kitchen and shower rooms.
There’s a great pub 100 metres down the road and loads to do around and about. The award winning seaside town of Deal is ten minutes drive away with its pier, beach, castle and oodles of pubs and restaurants and there’s Betteshanger Country Park too…great for the kids. An absolute must is a trip to Solleys Farm…just five minutes walk away down the lane with amazing home made ice cream and farm tractor trips. What will your favourite flavour be? Mine’s chocolate chip. The famous White Cliffs of Dover are perfect for a walk and a whiff of sea air. You will NEVER be bored in this neck of the woods…guaranteed!