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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The Kennels: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, open plan sitting room with dining area and kitchen, large enclosed garden.
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
Communal parking area with space for 2 cars
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).
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. Its 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 youre 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