A marriage of two worlds in this spacious and ultra surprising period house. Enhanced with a touch of magic being architecturally designed added to that some flair in the styling all set within an otherwise quaint period picturesque cottage.
Exquisite and inviting, spacious and rural, this luxury self catering house offers the perfect spot for friends and families. With soft swaying vineyards, roaring fires, outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts and not for those who like to keep fit there is also a gym. You will find miles of green space to enjoy when the sun shines high in the sky; this estate promises holidays filled with wondrous fun and rejuvenation. The home that has it all .... it oozes class and romance, it will come as no surprise that many magical gatherings are held here!
The Vineyard: sleeps 10 plus a sofa bed sleeping 2, and an optional daybed sleeping 1 in the second master bedroom. Four en-suites, guest WC, four reception spaces, private 5 seater hot tub, shared use of tennis court, gym, pool bar / entertaining room (seasonally)
Ground Floor Kitchen/Dining room with doors opening onto the terrace with lovely views. Hot tub is nearby. Dining space for 12 guests (more by arrangement). Two extra spaces at the kitchen bar counter top. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, five ring gas hob, electric double oven, Nespresso machine (Vertuo), microwave, toaster, kettle, hot Quooker tap. Fully stocked with glassware and crockery for 12+ guests. Drawing Room/Music room with seating for 8/10 guests, inglenook fireplace with log burner (logs and kindling supplied). A lovely piano and garden access to the side terrace. Snug/hallway style lounge - a quiet space with seating for 6, stereo system and log burning stove. Cinema/TV room - (sleeps 2 on sofa bed) tucked away is a cool darker room with sofa bed, pouffes and floor cushion seating for 4/6. Netflix, Sky Sports, BT Sport and much more on an all singing, all dancing 65 inch screen! Downstairs cloakroom with WC (beside Cinema room) Utility room with washer and tumble dryer. Hallway with coat hooks. Perfect places to clean up muddy paws, a pet crate is supplied.
First Floor Master bedroom (sleeps 2) high beamed ceilings. Super king bed, open bathroom with copper bath, walk in shower, separate WC.. Built in wardrobes and a large screen Smart TV. Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) King size double bed, (one request can be a twin - 2' 3" singles) en-suite shower room, large screen TV. Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) King size bed, hidden en-suite with bath and walk in shower. Click/clack sofa bed ideal for children (sleeps 1, available on request).
Second Floor Eaves Bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, wardrobe. Eaves Bedroom (sleeps 2) double bed, hanging space only, snug space with en-suite shower room (to be shared with other eaves bedroom)
Outside Patio area offers seating for 8 with a dining table Fire pit Hot tub (5 seater) all year around Climbing frame, swings and full sized treehouse on the lawn, sandpit and toys for kids Further dining table for 6/8
Shared Facilities The pavilion area (gated) with a swimming pool not open in the winter. (28 degrees summer time) Casual seating, various sunbeds. BBQ area (coal). Enclosed high walls with a Grecian style. Entertainment / bar area by the pool (with Grecian entrance) with themed rustic bar stocked with glasses for Spring to Autumn fun. Six to eight tables with a collection of chairs - not suitable for dining as no washup facilities. A sofa area, log-burner and Smart TV. Darts-boards. Garden shower wet room/butler sink with WC (chemical loo). Tennis courts including rackets and a tennis ball dispenser Gym with bike, training equipment and TV.
Services Wi-Fi via Starlink some intermittence can occur in the country Underfloor heating Several log burners in the main house. Some central heating radiators.
Things to Note The entertaining bar area by the pool is heated by the log burner only (hence seasonal use only) For large groups dining in winter you can brave the pool house with log burner but it may be chilly. Note the pool house closes and is locked at 11pm. Pool also closed and treated at 11pm. There are other cottages on the estate that share the driveway access and shared the extended grounds and facilities. Pets to be kept on the leads at all times due to other residents sharing gardens. Sound monitor is in force. No unauthorised parties - please do not bring confetti, fireworks, or move furniture without approval.
Added Extras All log fires prepared ready to start - £75 including unlimited logs for your stay. Can also be lit for your arrival. Party planning service available from Beyond the Table - including tablescaping and balloons and dressing. Catering options available on request from £60 per person for three course meal. Cocktail making course from Wildbox available from £45 per person. Local produce used Many more entertainment ideas on request via Bloom Stays. Towels and Linen provided Wifi - satellite speed to be tested. BBQ - coal by the pool house The estate manager lives on the estate away from the property. On site managing the pool / tub etc. Pets permitted - please note additional fees of £30 per pet. Most areas enclosed but please be aware of livestock further into the farm. Chickens and sheep are kept in a distant paddock accessible on the grounds. Private gated driveway parking for up to 5 cars. 2 cots and 2 highchairs available on request.
Towels and Linen provided Wifi - satellite speed to be tested Central heating throughout a mix of underfloor and radiators Coal BBQ (coals not provided) Heated swimming pool available from Easter to end September only. Pool closes at 11pm and reopens at 7am. Pool house / Bar area is available all year around but only best suited in the summer only. This facility is closed (locked up) by the groundsmen by 11pm. The estate manager lives on the estate away from the property - they will check in and out guests and support in emergencies. Pets permitted - fee of £30 per pet. Two permitted. Pets must remain on leads at all times. Chickens and sheep are kept in a distant paddock accessible on the grounds. Private gated driveway parking for up to 5 cars. Additional guests permitted on a request basis only, charges apply. - Two 1 bed lodges are available to let in addition. There are other cottages on the estate that share the driveway access and shared the extended grounds and facilities. Sound monitor is in situ. No unauthorised parties - please do not bring confetti, fireworks, or move furniture without approval.
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 check out 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 unless agreed in writing. For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property. Stag parties are not permitted unless agreed in writing. Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am and guests are asked to move indoors. Noise policy in place. Please be respectful to our neighbours. No Chinese lanterns. No Fireworks. If bringing pets please take note of our pet policy. No pets upstairs, or on furnishings, mess to be cleared away. Maximum 2 dogs. Charges apply. Throws are in place on furnishing for protection please leave in place. Please refrain from moving furniture unless agreed with the house manager on arrival.
In the Area
Perfectly located in a wonderful country spot yet so close to the coast of Hythe, Sandgate and the trendy Folkestone harbour and in the other direction the bustling Cathedral city of Canterbury. (equally 15 mins away approximately).
Folkestone is a super up and coming trendy seaside town. The harbour is where all the action can be found including the Harbour Arm with street food, yummy cocktails from Wildbox bars, Macknade eatery / food court and of course, like you might expect, a host of fish and chip shops, fresh seafood stalls, proper English pubs and little shops for trinkets for the little ones. If you venture just away from the harbour you can discover the old town including Steep Street and The Bayle with vintage shops, art galleries, and Steep street cafe for the best cakes and coffees! Explore this vibrant town whilst still a secret.
Seaside activities can be enjoyed in both Dover and Folkestone. Paddleboarding, kayaking and water games can be booked before and on a day out.
Shopping is best found in Canterbury, with it's cobbled streets, an abundance of restaurants and cafes, and a mix of branded shops and boutiques it will give you the retail buzz you may be looking for. Canterbury also homes Chimera, an indoor climbing wall, as well as Escape Rooms - ideal on those less than sunny days.
High speed trains from London go into Canterbury West (buses connections and or taxi services). There is a further train station at Canterbury East. Petham is approximately 15 minutes drive from Canterbury.
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