The Kennels

Norton, Nr Faversham





The Kennels is set in a courtyard setting overlooking an ornamental fountain. The building used to house dogs belonging to the farm, and has been sympathetically converted to provide a spacious two bedroom single storey holiday home. With an open play layout it is ideal for families and friends to enjoy and socialise. Snuggle up by the fire on a cosy winters day after a long countryside walk to the pub, or enjoy the sun trapped garden outside in warmer climes. The large garden is walled and completely enclosed, so your four legged friends are safe to roam and enjoy the outside too.

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About the House





The Kennels: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, open plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen, large enclosed garden.

Single Storey

Entrance hall with coat hanging space

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) king size bed, bedside drawers and built in wardrobes, window overlooking the gardens
Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC and wash hand basin 
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) with twin beds (king size bed available on request), bedside tables, built in wardrobes, small dressing table
Reception room with sitting area to one end with comfortable seating for 4, woodburning stove.  Dining table for 4.  Kitchen with large upright fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, Dolce Gusto coffee machine.
Electric heating throughout

Fully enclosed walled garden laid to lawn.
Comfortable seating for 4
Coal BBQ
Communal parking area with space for 2 cars
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    12 Miles To The Beach
    1.4 Miles To The Pub
    4 Miles To The Shops
    Ground Floor Bedroom
    Iron & Board
    Open Fire
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Romantic Breaks
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Starter Logs Provided
    Tumble Dryer
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Electric central heating and wood burning stove
    Only well behaved dogs or cats allowed.  Dog bowls provided. Please ensure pets do not go into bedrooms or on furniture. Please note additional pet fees of £30 per pet per week (or part of) apply. Please ensure all dog waste is removed from the garden before your departure.
    Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please note loud music is not permitted due to neighbouring properties.
    Please note this property is close to the M2 motorway, so road noise may be heard.

  • 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 quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
    Dogs are not permitted upstairs or on furniture at any time.

In the Area

Located in the small hamlet of Norton, close to Faversham nestled in the rolling North Kent Downs, an area designated as being of outstanding natural beauty, with countless lovely walks, cycle routes and country pubs. Elmley Nature Reserve is within easy reach and offers a wonderful landscape to explore the spectacular landscape (11 miles). Faversham is only 4 miles away and is famous for local ciders, butchers and fine food destinations such as the renowned farm shop Macknade. Also host to a yearly hop festival and home of Shepherd Neame, the country’s oldest brewer.

A visit to Leeds Castle, whose epitaph is ‘the most beautiful castle in the world’ is highly recommended (9 miles) along with a trip to the seaside with Whitstable being 12 miles away. Meander through the small coastal town and enjoy the local oysters. The Cathedral City of Canterbury (12 miles) with its historic cathedral, beautiful medieval streets and shopping . Getting around is easy by road and rail - the nearest station is Faversham, with direct trains running to and from London Victoria. Also within easy reach of Dover Ferry Terminal and less than 30 minutes from Ashford International (Eurostar).

What about the extra bits to complete your break away?

Extras and Experiences


Great Accommodation 5/5

Great stay for us and our dogs ( very secure and peace of mind garden) property deceptively spacious and peaceful. Don’t be put off by proximity of the road.

Dean Birch | 16 April 2024

Beautiful, well equipped property and garden 5/5

Very attractive, comfortable, well equipped home. Wonderful walled, lawned garden for dogs and humans to enjoy. Well situated for pretty villages and Faversham.

Rebecca Lloyd-Evans | 15 March 2024

The Kennels review 4.7/5

Beautiful property presented in immaculate condition with all the mod cons for a very comfortable stay. The walled garden was a lovely place to hang out for some fresh country air, even on a chilly October day.

Tim Martin | 23 October 2023

Beautiful stay 4.5/5

Very modern, beautifully furnished home. A lot of space. We absolutely loved it! Also nice and helpfull neighbours. The noise of the high way is present in the garden, but not in the house.

Guest | 30 July 2023

Beautiful retreat 4/5

We booked a week stay whilst having some home improvements and the Kennels was just what we were looking for! The beds were very comfortable, the garden was gorgeous and the roses smelt amazing. Good location from Faversham too, as it’s not too far. Neighbours are absolutely lovely! My only slightly negative feedback - the hot water is insanely hot, there are stickers to warn you, but I was super worried about my 4 year old scolding himself accidentally. The other was there were a lot of ants in the property! We kept the place free of food but it didn’t help. I’m also sure if I had mentioned both these things at the time of the stay Bloom/Julie would have rectified. Thanks so much again, a great home from home stay.

Laura Hinton | 24 June 2023

Beautiful property 4.7/5

Lovely property. Well thought out hosting and nice touches (like milk, coffee, board games & Netflix). We were super comfortable, quiet and relaxing. Directions made it easy to find, although could have done with the directions being sent in all comms to avoid them being missed. If the garden furniture was moved to the top right hand side of the garden it would get the sun through to late in the evening. Coffee machine was a little tricky to figure out, and could have done with some instructions. Thanks so much for the stay

Roberta Hardwick | 12 June 2023

Great for reactive dogs 4.3/5

We struggle to find cottages with secure outside space where our dog can't see traffic, people or livestock just over the fence. The Kennels is ideal with the walled garden. Location for us was perfect as we used to live locally and were visiting family and friends. I'd love to be able to see out the living room windows but it's a trade off. It's a great area for walks and Faversham has wonderful ancient pubs. A blind and some non stick pans would have improved things further.

Louise Muddle | 10 March 2023

Great stay 4.3/5

The pictures don't do the property justice it's possibly one of the best we've stayed at. We stayed in January in a cold spell and property was comfortable even with one radiator not working in the lounge the log burner was nice bed comfortable and the shower powerful. The only negatives were motorway noise and no welcome pack of any description but would definitely stay there again

Steven Tillett | 17 January 2023

Lovely property, good location 4.5/5

Very comfortable, glad to have log fire and easy reach good walks, country parks and Isle of Sheppey.

Guest | 31 December 2022

The Kennels House n.4 4.8/5

We had a very pleasant stay at The Kennels. House, location and customer service were just perfect. With the heat in July, a fan would have been nice in the rooms 😉

Guest | 22 July 2022

Amazing place 4.5/5

Absolutely beautiful place. Huge garden. The pictures don't do it justice!!! 10/10. The only issue was location. Its quite remote. You a reach things by car easily, but a walk to the pub or a dog walk from the property isn't feasible. However I wouldn't hesitate to return as its such a wonderful stay.

Kelly Williams | 26 June 2022

Gorgeous comfortable stay 4.7/5

This house is a great location for seeing nice bits of Kent. It’s got a massive open plan living room /kitchen area with a lovely high ceiling and wood burning stove and a big garden all perfect if you have kids. The kitchen is nice and big too, lots of room if you’re cooking. It feels very luxurious and comfortable, a real treat to stay in.

Guest | 17 April 2022

Wonderful break at The Kennels 5/5

Beautiful contemporary conversion, very comfortable accommodation and a large pretty walled garden, perfect for dogs. The owner and Bloom were very welcoming and helpful. Had a fantastic time and would highly recommended.

Maria Spencer | 05 April 2022

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