The Old Schoolroom

Waltham


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Originally the village schoolroom, this beautifully converted early Victorian property in the centre of the village offers comfortable, cosy accommodation for 4 people as well as your four legged family member. Enjoy a cold winters day curled up by the fire after a long countryside walk, or lap up the sun in the garden whilst enjoying an alfresco breakfast.

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About the House

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The Old Schoolroom: sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open plan sitting room/dining room, gardens.

Ground Floor
Step directly into the kitchen area, oak floor.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
Kitchen is well equipped with cottage style units with sink, fridge/freezer, microwave, a four ring electric hob and oven beneath, dishwasher, washing machine, Nespresso coffee machine.
Dining Area with table seating 4, Bluetooth music system, CD player and radio
Sitting Area with French doors leading to the garden, a wood burning stove, comfortable seating for 4, TV with Freeview and a DVD player

Wooden staircase leading to:

First Floor
Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) King size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and hooks for hanging clothes (single beds available on request).  2 skylight windows with built-in black-out blinds.
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) King size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and hooks for hanging clothes (single beds available on request). There is also a sofa bed for an additional child.  1 skylight with a built in black-out blind.
Bathroom with bath and shower over and a fixed shower screen, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail

Outside
A small enclosed gravelled garden with garden furniture and barbeque overlooking an orchard.
Private parking in drive in front of the house with space for 2 cars

  • Facilities

    BBQ - Coal
    Board Games
    Child Friendly
    Christmas Decorations
    Coffee Machine
    Cot
    Country
    Dishwasher
    12 miles Miles To The Beach
    1 mile Miles To The Pub
    4 miles Miles To The Shops
    DVD Player
    Fire
    Freeview
    Hairdryer
    Highchair
    Linen
    Microwave
    Open Fire
    Pet Friendly
    Smoke Detectors
    Stair Gates
    Starter Logs Provided
    Towels
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Washing Machine
    Wi-Fi
    Woodburning Stove
  • Things You Need to Know

    Towels and linen provided
    Central heating and wood burning stove
    1 well behaved dog accepted. Please bring your own pet accessories (bowls & blankets) and ensure pets do not go into bedrooms or on furniture. Never leave pets alone in the property. Please clear all evidence of pets from gardens etc. before leaving. The owners have 4 dachsunds and live next door, so visiting dogs must be friendly.  Please note additional pet fees of £30 per pet per week (or part of) apply. 

     
  • 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 note check out is 10am. 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 be respectful to neighbours Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am.

In the Area


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Waltham is located only a few minutes drive from the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury, yet is surrounded by stunning unspoilt peaceful countryside, perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors, from walking on the Kent Downs to mountain biking in nearby Denge Woods and horse riding at the village stables. The excellent country pub, The Tiger at Stowting is a 15 minute drive away, and well worth it!

With Canterbury so close to hand it is worth spending some time visiting the world famous Cathedral and exploring this beautiful vibrant city. With great shopping, superb independent cafes and restaurants and museums such as The Roman Pavement and the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, you may need more than one visit. Venture a little further afield to the coast and the traditional seaside towns of Hythe and Sandgate, offer independent shops, antique shops, a miniature steam railway and a lovely esplanade for breathing in the salty sea air.

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Extras and Experiences

Reviews

We lived The Old Schoolroom 5/5

The Old Schooolroom is a comfortable, cosy place to stay. Full of character and great memorabilia, it is fun to go through the old books and annuals on the shelves. Well equipped, nicely decorated and warm, you feel at home very quickly. The owners live next door and are friendly, welcoming and very helpful if you need assistance. Highly recommended.

Deryck Marley | 09 October 2022

Lovely place!! 4.8/5

We had a wonderful week in the Old Schoolroom. Quietly located, with a cozy cottage garden. From the house you can make beautiful walks. Nice pubs nearby. Centrally located for Kent trips. The owners were on vacation but very friendly contact by mail. We felt welcome. Even the first breakfast was provided with delicious local products. Recommended. MP

Guest | 11 July 2022

A comfortable stay in a tranquil location 4.7/5

We stayed in the Old School Room in May 2022 and found it to be well equipped and extremely comfortable. Waltham is a very small village in a quiet country location so a car is absolutely necessary then its pretty easy to get to most parts of Kent within 1 hours travelling. Jane and Hugh are caring hosts who made sure we had all we needed during our stay. Jane has added school related items to the decor which harks back to when it actually was a school room - a nice touch we thought. The mobile signal in Waltham (as in a lot of rural Kent) is poor to non existent but the provided WiFi is good. There's a small private garden for guests with table, chairs and a BBQ (although we never used it). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to go back one day. David & Pauline Rust

David Rust | 22 May 2022

5/5

The Old Schoolroom was the perfect accommodation for our first holiday with our little daughter. The tranquil surroundings, the generous and wonderful furniture and decorated rooms,the complete equipment and above all the lovely and always helpful hosts. We've enjoyed every bit. Thank you especially for the great welcome food package which made us feel at home from the first minute.

Nicole, Michele, Alma and Kai | 16 August 2022

5/5

The Old Schoolroom was perfect accommodation for our holiday with our little daughter. The tranquil surroundings, the generous and wonderful furniture and decorated rooms, the equipment and lovely friendly hosts - we've enjoyed every bit. Thank you especially for the welcome pack which made us feel at home.

Nicole, Michele, Alma and Kai | 16 August 2022

5/5

Very peaceful, lovely walks to Crundale, around Belmont House and gardens, Wye (New Flying Horse), The Pig, Dover and walk around Canterbury.

The Ritchies | 22 July 2022

5/5

What a beautiful cottage, thank you for this wonderful stay we had a lovely time. Maybe we will see you next time!

The Pieters | 02 July 2022

5/5

Thank you very much Jane for such a warmly welcome in such a beautiful home. We had a comfortable stay in Kent and a lovely wedding (friends) thanks to you and your family. We will forever be grateful.

Emiliana | 18 June 2022

5/5

Thanks to Jane and Hugh for a very comfortable stay. We had a really enjoyable week exploring Kent.

David and Pauline | 21 May 2022

5/5

Once again a fabulous stay in a wonderful part of the world. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.

Susan and Guy | 22 April 2022

5/5

Very comfy base for much sightseeing. Welcome pack much appreciated.

Theresa and Colin | 08 April 2022

5/5

THe perfect home away from home for visiting friends and family over Christmas. Super comfy and cosy. Thank you.

The Robins | 07 January 2022

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