The Homestead

Waltham, Nr Canterbury





A large modern house set provides wonderful views of the surrounding paddocks and countryside with roaming horses and wildlife around.

This unique country getaway offers an exclusive stay perfect for a group of friends for a celebration and for families looking for a retreat with the children and pets who are also welcome to stay.

Flexible accommodation is available across two floors with a combination of twins and doubles plus a large family dormitory style room at the very top.

The owners welcome you to meet their friendly horses and enjoy the stable yard community which makes this accommodation so very different with the working stable yard across from the property within the estate. Should you be keen to don on the riding hat and look to enjoy a hack arrangements can be made at a nearby school please ask us for more details. For larger groups please see The Chestnuts sleeping 25.

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About the House





The Homestead: sleeps 17 in 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, terrace with outside furniture, BBQ, pets permitted, parking off road.

Ground Floor
Hallway, with sitting room and kitchen leading off.
Sitting room, snug seating for 17 guests, sofas, TV, DVD player. Log burner.
Kitchen/breakfast room, dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven, extractor, TV, dining table and 16 seats. Log burner.
Downstairs cloakroom with WC and utility area.

First Floor
Master bedroom (sleeps 3), double bed and a single bed, double aspect windows, balcony and en-suite shower room.
Family room (sleeps 4), double bed and 2 x single beds and en-suite shower room.
Twin room (sleeps 2)
Double room (sleeps 2)
Family bathroom, bath (jacuzzi) and separate shower.

Second Floor
Attic family bedroom (sleeps 6) two double beds and two single beds. Wardrobe. En-suite bathroom with shower over.

Terrace with furniture to seat 16 plus guests, Coal BBQ (please provide your own coal).
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    14 Miles To The Beach
    1.1 Miles To The Pub
    7 Miles To The Shops
    DVD Player
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Iron & Board
    Large Holiday Homes
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Washing Machine
    8Mbps Wi-Fi
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Wi- Fi
    Central heating
    Logs provided
    Hairdryers provided
    Coal BBQ/firepit (coals not provided)
    2 cots available on request.  
    This property is unable to accept stag groups.
    Pets are welcome. Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
    The owners have horses at the stables situated on site that can be petted, but riding on the site is unfortunately not available. Introductions can be made to the horses by arrangement with the owners. There is a riding school less than a mile away.  Livery options are available from £75 per week including stables and a paddock. Food can be arranged at an additional cost. Please ask for more details from the Booking Team.
    Please note check in is 4.30pm and check out is 9.30am.
    The garden is not enclosed, electric fencing around horses in the paddock, children and dogs to be supervised. 
  • House Rules

    We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

    Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
    Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
    Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
    For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
    Please note stag parties are not permitted.
    Please be respectful to neighbours. Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In the Area

Step outside this modern house and immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside, located in the small village of Waltham, with a choice of picturesque walks surrounding you, and an array of countryside pubs a short drive away. Ideally situated for exploring this wonderful part of Kent, if you can draw yourself away from the beautiful countryside, with the historic city of Canterbury a 20 minute drive away and the coast at quaint Hythe and vibrant Folkestone within a half an hour by car.

What about the extra bits to complete your break away?

Extras and Experiences


Not the best experience and we won’t be returning 2.5/5

The house was in need of attention, the blinds were broken, the sofas old and uncomfortable. We were told we could bring our dog only to be told he had to be on a lead at all times even though there was a garden. This meant we had to keep all the doors closed. We walked our 4 year old twins to see the horses to be told they’d better keep away from the fences as they are all electrified.

Amanda Foo Ryland | 11 July 2023

Perfect House 4.5/5

Recently stayed at The Homestead for my sisters hen weekend with some family and friends. The house was perfect for our murder mystery dinner evening with the large table seating 16 people and spacious kitchen. Beautiful grounds over looking fields and woodland. Bedrooms were clean and comfortable. Only a short 10-15 drive into the centre of Canterbury. Would definitely recommend and stay again with family.

Nikita Brotherwood | 04 November 2022

Bday Getaway with the Girls 5/5

Stayed here as a group of 8 ladies for a birthday weekend. Everyone had such a lovely time, the house and grounds are beautiful, lovely views from the rooms, kitchen is perfect for hosting dinner and Martin is a wonderful and charming host. A pleasure to visit Canterbury and stay in such a lovely location and home.

Guest | 03 October 2022


Had a wonderful Christmas holiday in this lovely house. All our comforts and it was wonderful. Thank you Paula & Martin - Happy New Year!

The Millers? Botley | 24 December 2021


Thank you for letting us use your beautiful house. I have had the best weekend of my life with my gorgeous family & friends and a big surprise when I got here. I wish I could live in a home like this. Thank you Jackie!

Jackie White | 17 December 2021


What a lovely house and a great place to spend time with family for birthday/Christmas celebrations. Thank you Martin & Paula! We would recommend The Granville for a good place to eat. Also, we had a roast dinner delivered by Old Weavers House, which was fab.

Jackie Salmon | 05 December 2021

Everything we needed for a group holiday 5/5

We were very happy with the house. We had everything that we needed and it was perfect for a group of friends to stay in and have their own space. Lovely spacious property. To be honest we were happy with everything. If we had anything to say that wasn’t positive is that the property was tricky to find as there is no sign on the road!! Otherwise we loved it.

Katie Martin | 09 October 2021

A beautiful setting 4.7/5

Beautiful roomy house in lovely surroundings. Plenty of space for a large group. A little more crockery, cutlery & dishesetc would be helpful for such a large group. Hard to find had to ring owner who said we needed to turn by ‘Cobwebs’ sign (not on directions)

Michael Collins | 06 October 2021

What a wonderful house 5/5

The house was absolutely perfect for our weekend getaway! It is very large with large socialising space and so is perfect for larger groups. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a large American fridge which is perfect for the number of guests the house can accomodate. We couldn't have asked for better hosts who were more than happy to cater for our every need. The house was immaculately clean and we were incredibly comfortable throughout our stay. We would love to come back again!

Esi Armah-tetteh | 27 July 2021

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