Capel Le Ferne Nr Folkestone
This is the perfect romantic getaway with a fabulous hot tub! This quirky lodge has been sympathetically renovated to provide a bespoke luxury getaway for couples. The lodge has an interesting design and features, with handmade bespoke timberwork and bold decorations, all with a theme connected to birds from the surrounding countryside. The lodge oozes style and luxury.
For the perfect escape from busy life Bird Hide is set in a wonderfully rural location, yet within 3 miles of the wonderful coastal town of Folkestone. Enjoy lazy summer days on the beach, walking the nearby White Cliffs of Dover or bring your wellies for a blustery countryside walk and take a stroll to the nearby country pubs. And to relax those tired legs afterwards enjoy a luxurious bubbling hot tub with your own sound system and soothing lighting. Let the stresses of day to day life drift away whilst enjoying a glass of something cold. At the end of a busy day sink into a luxurious king size bed in the sumptuous bedroom - we can promise you won't want to leave!
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The Bird Hide: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom, sitting room, shower, WC, hot tub and outside seating area
Sitting Room with comfortable seating for 3, coffee table, Smart TV
Kitchen equipped with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, small fridge and freezer, Nespresso coffee machine. Bespoke hand made dining table with seating for 4
Bedroom (sleeps 2) king size bed, bedside tables, en-suite shower
Separate WC and wash hand basin
Luxury hot tub with lights and sound, seating for 3
Bistro table and chairs for 4
Parking for 1 vehicle
The nearest seaside town is Folkestone, home to Sunny Sands which has a small but lovely light sandy beach, with arches that go back to Victorian times. The beach can be enjoyed at varying points to see the tides as they draw right up to the arches and reach back out far into the bay. The Old Town offers a choice of eateries, cafes and ice cream shops as well as the renowned Rocksalt restaurant (bookings are a must!)
Until the turn of the millennium Folkestone Harbour Arm was a key transport hub linking Folkestone and mainland Europe. Following the re-opening to the public in 2014 it has become established as a favourite food, drink and entertainment destination. The former railway station and ferry terminal have been wonderfully restored to reflect the heritage of the site, including its role as an embarkation point for millions of soldiers in WW1. The Harbour Arm offers unrivalled views of the fishing harbour and the wider coastline, including the famous White Cliffs, and has wonderful spaces to enjoy the fresh sea air. You can walk from Folkestone along the coast to Sandgate, and Hythe beyond, and take in the quaint seaside towns which offer antique shops, cafes, eateries and much more.
With so much in Folkestone and surrounds to enjoy you will have a busy time exploring. The neighbouring town of Hythe also has the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway, the military canal with romantic boat hires and Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve.
Folkestone is located by the Eurotunnel in Cheriton and also the Dover docks - both within 15 minutes drive. London is less than 1.5 hours drive away and trains go in to Ashford International directly, with connections to Folkestone Central.
On the face of it is very nice, but in reality is lacking 3.8/5
When looking at the pictures, this stay looks very nice. It has been decorated very well, the bed is really terrific and the view from the kitchen of the birds feeding is lovely. But the hut has been designed very strangely. The shower and toilet are extremely small, with the sink so tiny as to be almost unusable. There is a dangerous step from the bedroom into the kitchen and no light switch at the door to see it. The main picture window overlooks the main house car park so pretty boring and no privacy. The house is generally quite dark. The hot-tub is a 'lounger' style so is difficult to get into if you have any mobility issues. All in all, my personal view is that whilst this is an interesting stay it is over priced for what it is.
Stephen Wilson | 20 May 2022
Cosy and Relaxing 5/5
Beautiful, Cosy and Welcoming stay. loved the bird theme. Very Clean with everything you need for self catering, they even left some complimentary Jam, butter milk and orange juice. A great place to relax in the hot tub watching the birds in the day and stargazing by night. lovely places to eat near by, recommend the Pullman. thank you for a lovely stay.
Robert Miller | 29 January 2022
The place was a great stay for my girlfriend and myself, which had everything we needed. The hosts were more than helpful with any requests and the hot tub was fantastic.
Adam Parry-jones | 19 September 2021
Thank you so much for such a beautiful stay and the goodies when we arrived. We've absolutely loved it and will be coming back soon.
The whole experience has been amazing. The views and the peace and quiet has been lovely and the hot tub.
Eldem & Katie | 22 August 2022
What a lovely surprise to see the Prosecco and chocolates and biscuits! As well as all the lovely breakfast items. Thank you so much for a lovely weekend away to remember.
Favourite memory - finding the light controls on the hot tub, watching the birds in the morning and seeing a magnificent sunset down the road over the valley of fields.
Zoe & Liam | 15 August 2022
Thank you for creating such an invigorating and revitalising hideaway. It has helped to recharge. Just wish we could move in permanently!
Favourite memory - Waking up to hear the cacophony of birdsong and spending the morning just watching the wildlife attracted to the garden.
Luke and Billy | 31 July 2022
Thank you for an amazing weekend! Such a beautiful cottage with such a peaceful atmosphere.
Favourite memory - Sunday evening in the hot tub watching the birds.
Dan and Jane | 21 May 2022
Thank you for the superb bed as well as treats to welcome us.
Favourite memory - sitting in the hot tub watching the birds.
Folkestone was good for a visit, lots to see and enjoyed a stop at the Lift Cafe with good vegetarian options.
Steve and Anna | 10 May 2022
Thank you for having us and for the Easter treats.
Favourite memory - bird watching from the kitchen and hot tub.
Liam and Jane | 15 April 2022
Thank you for the added extras for when we arrived. The space you have here is stunning! We may be back!!
Emma & Tim | 08 April 2022
Thank you so much for having us for our anniversary trip. The Place is amazing and beautiful!
Winnie & Lei | 23 March 2022
Thank you for a lovely stay. Its the perfect space to enjoy each others company & the prosecco & chocolate were yummy. Thank you! Loved relaxing in the hot tub under the stars.
Cheri & Lee | 22 March 2022
Thank you so much for your hospitality. The Bird Hide is the perfect place to relax and unwind, and your welcome gifts were a lovely extra. We will definitely be back 🙂
Lisa & Steven | 16 March 2022
Thank you for all the little treats. What a lovely little escape this is. We loved watching the birds while in the hot tub - bliss!
Chris & Jenny | 04 March 2022
We needed a break and The Bird Hide was perfect, the attention to detail was fantastic and the owner was always readily available to help. My favourite memory of the stay was listening to classic FM while watching the birds. We would recommend visiting Canterbury Cathedral, The White Cliffs of Dover & The Battle of Britain Memorial.
Gary & Teri | 25 February 2022
Thank you for the welcome presents and the fantastic little cottage. We spent New Years Eve in the hot tub and visited Rock Salt in Folkestone and walked The White Cliffs.
Shyam & Maneet | 31 December 2021
Thank you for a wonderful weekend! Your warm welcome and eye for detail is quite exceptional! We surely enjoyed our stay!
Martina & Dan | 30 October 2021
Thank you for hosting us in your adorable little cottage. We enjoyed our time here, especially the thoughtful touches and the warm welcome. Folkestone is beautiful!
Leanne | 26 October 2021
Thank you for all the little things. My favourite memory, was making my birthday special and enjoying the hot tub. Thank you, The Bird Hide was beautiful!
Jade & Aran | 22 October 2021
Thank you so much for the stay. The Bird Hide is amazing! Love the decor, birds singing and the location. Thanks for all the amazing small bits and prosecco.
The whole break was really nice and we spent time together sitting in the harbour, eating mussels and truffle chips...so good and the hot tub was amazing. Thank you Ross, Lorriane, Poppy & Chilli!
Christian & Robyn | 08 October 2021
Thank you so much for this lovely get away place! We loved every moment of our stay from the bubbles, the treats, the decor, to the nature watching & hot tub! This place is so wonderful. Thank you for letting us stay here!
Chris & Adam | 28 August 2021
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage! We loved the treats the owner put out for us and the decor of the place is gorgeous...Thanks alot!
Jack & Milly | 16 August 2021