The Old Post Office

Dargate, Nr Canterbury





The Old Post Office is a charming Grade II Listed holiday home with a wealth of period features, full of rustic charm with a contemporary feel. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside then this is the place for you! Dating back to the 16th Century in parts, the house was formerly the village post office up until 1990 when it was adapted to form part of the main house. Recently it has been transformed into a beautiful holiday home offering comfortable relaxing bedrooms, and ample room for groups of friends and families alike with plenty of socialising spaces. Enjoy the bubbling hot tub and mature gardens with views of the surrounding orchards whilst outside.

There are two patio spaces to enjoy your morning coffee or a lazy lunch whilst the children play in the large garden. Why not enjoy a glass of wine and bite to eat at the nearby pub - The Dove at Dargate - voted 'Best Pub of 2019' by Shepherd Neame, or visit the the renowned Michelin star restaurant The Sportmans in Seasalter, only 5 minutes drive away or enjoy a beautiful walk through orchards to The Red Lion pub in Hernehill (25 minutes).

Further afield you can take in the delights of the Cathedral City of Canterbury, historic town of Faversham or the seaside town of Whitstable, all within easy reach and offering great Kentish experiences. ?You can also take a walk to the nearby Victory Woods, or Blean Woods. Situated in a Conservation Area, the immediate land around the house has been replanted with fruit trees which can be seen from the house and gardens.

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About the House





The Old Post Office: sleeps 10 (max 8 adults) in 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs WC, large gardens with countryside views, hot tub.

Ground Floor
Entrance area with seating and coat hanging space
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and fridge
Downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin
Farmhouse style kitchen overlooking the gardens with electric range cooker, integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (standard) door to patio and gardens beyond
Sitting Room - beautifully light and airy double aspect room with comfortable seating for 8/10, gas effect woodburning stove, Smart TV, door to patio and gardens beyond
Dining Room - great for sociable dining and can comfortably seat 8/10, garden views to the front of the house, stairs to first floor

First Floor
The Green Room (sleeps 2) king size bed plus a single trundle bed (available on request sleeps 1 child only), bedside tables, chest of drawers, hanging space
The Pink Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, hanging space
En-suite with WC, wash hand basin and shower, heated towel rail
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) double bed, desk and chair, shelves, hanging space, views to the garden and orchards beyond
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) twin beds plus a single trundle bed (available on request sleeps 1 child only), hanging space
Family Bathroom with sumptuous freestanding bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail
Please note trundle beds are only available for groups of 9/10.

The landscaped gardens offer a great space for children to play, and adults to relax.  With an abundance of mature trees, large lawned areas overlooking the surrounding orchards, and large hot tub.
Parking area for 4 cars
Coal BBQ available April - October
  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Bluetooth Speaker
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    4 Miles To The Beach
    0.2 Miles To The Pub
    4 Miles To The Shops
    Enclosed Garden
    EV Charger
    Hot Tub
    Iron & Board
    Large Holiday Homes
    Parking - Off Street
    Pet Friendly
    Smart TV
    Smoke Detectors
    Stair Gates
    Tumble Dryer
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    37Mb Wi-Fi
  • Things You Need to Know

    Please note for the comfort of all guests this property allows a maximum of 8 adults due to the bed configurations. Two additional single trundle beds are available for children only on request (additional £50 fee applies).
    Towels and linen are provided (including hot tub towels)
    Coal BBQ (please bring your own charcoal)
    EV charger
    Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please note if using the hot tub outside of these hours to be respectful to our neighbours in relation to noise and note loud music is not permitted.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.
    3 dogs are permitted, please keep off all furniture and downstairs at all times. Please note additional pet fees of £30 per pet per week (or part of) apply
    Bedroom 4 (twin room) has low head height as well as the entrance hall.  All other rooms have high ceilings.
    Check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
  • 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.
    Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.
    Parties and loud music are not permitted.
    Dogs are to be kept off all furniture and downstairs at all times. Please ensure all dog waste is removed from the garden and disposed of in the bins provided. A charge of £50 will apply if not adhered to.

    Hot Tub
    Please ensure you shower before using the hot tub to ensure the water remains clean and the chemical balance of the water is not upset. Should the hot tub require changing during your stay a charge of £150 will be applicable.
    Please note if using the hot tub outside of the hours stated above please be respectful to our neighbours in relation to noise.
    Please note the maintenance team will attend on occasions to check the hot tub but will aim not to disturb your stay.

In the Area

Dargate is a small village located between Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury, situated within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are walks galore on your doorstep, as well as 2 local pubs within walking distance. The Dove is a renowned for it's culinary delights along with The Red Lion in Hernehill - both highly recommended!

The historic city of Canterbury is only 6 miles away with the magnificent Cathedral, an abundance of eateries and for those who like to shop and good selection of high street stores and boutique shops. The coastal town of Whitstable is within easy reach and offers deightful coastal walks, wonderful choice of pubs and restaurants some serving fresh fish and oysters from the sea, and a wonderful choice of boutique shops.

Set in the North Downs of Kent, there are beautiful walks and cycling straight from the house. The Kent coast can be reached within 10 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs. If you are a keen golfer there is a choice of good courses nearby, including the prestigious Royal St Georges in Sandwich being only 30 minutes by car, and Boughton Golf Club being 10 minutes away.

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Extras and Experiences



Thank you for an amazing stay at The Old Post Office! We had such a lovely week. Beautiful house, great walks, peaceful surroundings - what more could anyone want! Thank you.

Jeanette and Family | 13 April 2024

Lovely cottage 4.7/5

Great place to stay with family. Good and responsive host, good local area. The dove was a short walk, good food but only open a few days a week. So you have to drive everywhere but then it is only 15 mins to many great places

George Hutchinson | 09 April 2024


Thanks for such a great time at The Old Post Office, the house is beautiful and made our Easter weekend!

Hutchinson Family | 01 April 2024

A hidden gem! 5/5

We loved our stay at the Old Post Office. The house is spacious and beautifully decorated with all amenities you need. The hot tub is a great treat too. We will definitely be back!

Nicky Affleck | 27 March 2024


What a perfect place for our little get together with good friends! Such a beautiful house and great location. We have all fallen in love with The Old Post Office. Huge thanks to Jamie for his speedy assistance. Thanks so much!

Kirsty, Emma, Nicole, Katy, Leigh, Julia and Sharon | 15 March 2024


Dear Jamie and the team at Bloom Stays. Thank you for a wonderful break away at the charming Old Post Office. What a gorgeous, cosy cottage everything was wonderful and in fantastic condition. A wonderful country spot with views and The Dove was amazing! We popped into Canterbury and Whitstable and braved the hot tub! Thank you again for a fabulous stay.

Andy, Debbie, Beky & Matt | 21 January 2024

The Old Post Office Dargate 5/5

Absolutely lovely stay at The Old post office in Dargate. The kitchen was so well equipped cooking a meal with my family was a pleasure. It was Christmas time and it was decorated beautifully with a real Christmas tree in the lounge. It was well equipped we honestly didn’t need to take anything! The welcome back was very welcoming and had some lovely bits in. So well maintained. We are just so positive about our stay!! We couldn’t have asked for anything else. Thank You for making our New Year break so memorable!

Sandra Thomson | 03 January 2024


Thank you for providing such a delightful and cosy home away from home for our big 30 celebrations! It really was the perfect place for our whole family and we really didn't want to leave!! Looking forward to coming back soon.

Christie, Chris & Family | 03 December 2023


Wow, such an amazing place and home! We have loved every minute of our stay. Thank you!

Jo and Family | 26 August 2023


We really had a good time at the Old Post Office. A lovely quiet place, we had a wonderful stay. Thanks for the tip to walk to the Red Lion, it was really nice and we enjoyed the blackberries on the route. We hope to come back sometime.

Patricia and Joan | 30 July 2023

Perfect stay for a family weekend 5/5

A perfect stay this weekend with family, beautiful decor and so well equipped! The setting is delightful, and a great location. The owner was very responsive to messages - can’t fault anything!

Graham Turner | 25 July 2023


Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful property and even managing to organise the fantastic weather we have had all week. Reggie apologises for the barking and chasing any birds that came anywhere near the garden, we have had a word and when we book this property again he might not be coming with us! Many thanks.

Graham and Racheal | 05 July 2023

Beautiful cottage and gardens 5/5

Beautiful scenic stay in a luxurious feeling cottage. Elegantly put together rooms; comfortable and practical furniture and soft furnishings. Quality towels, extras for the hot tub plus great outdoor furniture. Really well thought through property and such a lovely stay. I would highly recommend!

Olivia Thomas | 13 June 2023

Lovely Family Stay 5/5

Beautiful property that catered for all ages. Lovely local walks and pubs. We had a great time and enjoyed the hot tub!

Graham Eveleigh | 01 June 2023


We had a lovely stay at The Old Post Office, house and garden are great, the area is beautiful.... Great stay.

The Eveleighs | 29 May 2023

Lovely Cottage and very welcoming 4.3/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the old post office Everything was spotlessy clean . The Garden was lovely and secure for our 2 dogs and views over the newly planted orchard are delightful The Hot tub is a great asset ,but we did not use it The Dove Inn a few moments walk down the road was a real delight and the walks from the door were very picturesque and enjoyable The issue with one shower was fixed very quickly after we called so could not ask for more The stairs were a bit of an issue for us at times as steep and the turn is tight But as they say not getting any younger We really did enjoy our stay and would definitely stay again, if in this area and would recommend to friends and family

Adrian Fielding | 20 May 2023


Thank you for a lovely stay at The Old Pot Office! The house was perfect for our family and Jamie was really helpful and kind - making sure all our needs where taken care of. We hope to be back before long!!

B Reed | 06 April 2023


Thank you for allowing our family into your wonderful house, it was a pleasure to stay here. Thank you for the hot tub - it was beautiful to sit in and enjoy the views and sunset.

Williams, Every, Theoff Families | 02 April 2023

Chilled weekend 4.8/5

Excellent communication with hosts throughout. Comfortable beds and deluxe bedding. List of rules sent via email/text/several times felt a bit intense, but I understand why they are there. Checkout time at 10 felt a bit early, either have a later checkout or earlier check in. No oil/salt/pepper/basic sauce etc, however we did get a welcome load of bread/tea/coffee. Hot tub towels provided. Lovely old building. No issues.

Hannah Porter | 25 March 2023


Thank you for providing such a lovely house! We had a wonderful New Year here and had everything we could need for a cosy and relaxing stay. (The hot tub was pretty great too!) The Hughes

Chris and Family | 06 January 2023


Thank you for providing such a lovely house! We had a wonderful New Year here and had everything we could need for a cosy and relaxing stay. (The hot tub was pretty great too!).

The Huges | 03 January 2023

Girls Christmas Break 5/5

We enjoyed a perfect weekend at The Old Post Office for our annual Christmas “office party”. The customer care was over and above & the house certainly didn’t disappoint. We even had snow so we felt like we were in a fairytale! We had a lovely stroll up to The Dove for Christmas lunch which took only minutes and was delicious. The only downside to the freezing temperatures was that, unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy the hot tub (we weren’t that brave) so that’ll have to wait until next time 😉

Layla Peters | 13 December 2022


Thank you for a lovely stay! Lovely house in a great location, the perfect place to celebrate our sons birthday.

Harris Family | 05 November 2022


A lovely house and surroundings to spend a week celebrating an 80th birthday. Three generations had a wonderful time. Canterbury, Faversham and the seaside are all so close. The weather was so warm which was a huge bonus. Thank you!

James & Family | 29 October 2022


An absolutely incredible home to celebrate my sisters wedding and spend time with our new, expanded family. Perfection! Thank you.

The Smiths | 24 September 2022


We booked "The Old Post Office" for work however despite long working hours we felt so comfortable and relaxed staying here. We have all come away wanting to bring our families here for a holiday! Thank you so much for providing such a comfortable stay.

Sam, Louise & Pete | 17 September 2022

Beautiful Cottage 5/5

This property was stunning and definitely worth staying at. Myself and my colleagues chose this property to be close to our work location in Faversham. The cottage dining room was perfect for setting up a basic office and we had everything we needed for a comfortable working environment with plenty of places to relax after a long day! I would definitely recommend this property and we all left hoping we could come back for a holiday in the future!

Samantha Barnett | 16 September 2022


Thank you for having us. The perfect space to escape busy lives and unwind in the peaceful gardens. Exceptional attention to detail. We love the house.

Anonymous | 10 September 2022


Perfect house in a perfect setting! Loved the hot tub and the spacious garden! Enjoyed a delicious meal at The Dove just a 5 minute walk away. Thank you!

The Allen Family | 21 August 2022

Very relaxing 5/5

The Old Post Office was a lovely base for us to explore the area from. Great house, roomy and very well equipped.

Kelly Cheesman | 15 August 2022

Generally excellent! 4.8/5

Very relaxing. Lovely garden. We had a great time.....................................................

Jill Wakefield | 07 August 2022

Beautiful stay, in a beautiful house 5/5

Our party of 9 (ages 2-46!) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The amazing garden and games cupboard kept our small people entertained, and the hot tub and outdoor seating was perfect for the older, less energetic amongst us. We enjoyed beach days at Whitstable & Tankerton, visits to the local castles, Bowling, walks at RSVP Blean Woods, The Lobster Shack and plenty of ice creams!! The house is well equipped and Jamie was right on hand to help with any issues or queries.

Libby Sheldon | 06 August 2022


We had a lovely week at The Old Post Office. A family of four and a two year old Labradoodle Archie! The house is perfect for relaxing and "working from holiday home". The hot tub was great as was the garden and Archie loved the field. We went to The Sportsman (great), Victory Wood, spent one afternoon in Faversham and an evening in Whitstable in the sun - all great. A great week.

The Boultous | 22 July 2022


Thank you for such a lovely venue for a long weekend. Everything we needed was here. Lovely big garden for the children and dog, such beautiful countryside with proximity to toe sea as well. Thank you!

Steve & Family | 20 June 2022


Lovely house in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely relaxing week here. No suggestions ....... all wonderful!

Claire & Family | 03 June 2022


I stayed at The Old Post Office with a group of friends for the weekend, and we had an amazing time. The garden is peaceful and large, and the hot tub was a great bonus. Inside, the house is spacious and clean, and all the rooms were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed and the dining room was great for evening meals. The property is also in a great location being a short drive from both Whitstable and Canterbury. The hosts were very kind and helpful and great at communicating. I'd definitely like to stay here again in the future and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing stay!

Ruairi and friends | 23 May 2022


We've had a relaxing weekend celebrating a family birthday and have all enjoyed the peaceful location, beautiful house and amazing views - almost forgot the hot tub which was a great hit! The host was so accommodating especially as our original booking cancelled our weekend away a few hours before arrival. All in all it's been a perfect break and I'm sure we'll be back!

Caroline and Family | 16 May 2022


What a wonderful place to hang out with friends and family for a few days. Full of lovely little touches that make it a relaxing and enjoyable time. We found our walk up to Victory Woods and the new EV charger was a great touch. We look forward to staying again!!

The Gage's and friends | 19 April 2022


Such a lovely stay with family, plenty of space for 4 adults and 4 children. Loved the big dining table to feast on! We enjoyed the hot tub too. Nice walk in the nearby Victory Woods.

Sophie, Barry, Gemma, Mark & Kids | 11 April 2022


Had a fantastic weekend with friends, we were Lucky enough to have amazing weather which meant we were able to sit in the garden and use the hot tub. The house is lovely, it was very clean, very comfortable, beautifully decorated. It was only up the road from us too, we went on holiday 25 minutes from home! Highly recommend. Will be back. Thank you Also there’s a great pub five minutes walk away, we had a lovely lunch there, the Dove at Dargate.

Fiona and Friends | 28 February 2022


Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. The house was a well needed place for rest and relaxation. We spent some lovely days at the beach and Canterbury - perfect location for both. The girls loved the hot tub too! Jamie was a brilliant host. We hope to come again!

Nathalie & Family | 18 February 2022


Beautiful place, with amazing night sky views! Everything was very organised and clean, feels very warm and homely, self check in was super easy too. The hot tub is a great addition. Would definitely recommend & visit again!

Dimitris & Friends | 07 February 2022


We have spent a very enjoyable weekend in this beautiful house. We have had a carefree, relaxed and comfortable weekend to celebrate a birthday. Lovely secluded location, the hot tub was a plus. Very clean and a good time has been had by all.

Andy | 31 January 2022

Review 4.5/5

The property is lovely and in a great location. We did however have trouble with the hot water running out which was a bit of an annoyance. However the property manager sorted the issue out very quickly. The ceilings are also very low though and we had a few sore heads by the end of the trip, however I would recommend this to my family and friends (the not so tall ones) 🙂

Jade Huysmans | 20 January 2022


Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We've had a wonderful weekend exploring local beaches and great walks. The hot tub was a particular treat! And thanks to Jamie for the friendly and attentive hosting - beats staying in a hotel any day!

Toby and friends | 03 January 2022

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