Holiday Cottage in Folkestone, Kent
from £770 pwSleeps 12
This elegant large holiday accommodation near to the Kent coast, set in undulating countryside, encompasses an entire wing of a country manor.
Beautifully furnished with a blend of the traditional and the contemporary that marries perfectly within the architectural backdrop of a period house.
With attention to detail the owners have carefully created a home from home, ensuring all the creature comforts you could possibly need to have a memorable stay.. Including a number of televisions to the reception and bedrooms, down to dvds, books and extras to entertain everyone even on the rainiest of days.
You will be forgiven for spending hours cuddled up around the open fire, upon comfy sofas with a tipple in hand and reading your favourite novel. In the summer try out your outdoor culinary skills on the bbq, take time out on the private patio that overlooks beautifully manicured gardens and share a moment of a life time with friends and loved ones.
If you can be pulled away from the home, you will find little between you and the depths of countryside, including wonderful walks in the surrounding area and several English Heritage sites and gardens just waiting to be explored. Howeverwhilst rural you are certainly not remote with nearby Alkham just down the road and several superb pubs all within a 30 minute stroll.
This perfect Kent self-catering holiday home offers flexible accommodation with five bedrooms and three bathrooms making the home absolutely ideal for larger groups of family and friends be it for a special weekend gathering or a long summer time vacation.
If you would like some guidance from our team on this property or help in finding the ideal holiday property please call our team on 01227 464958 or email.
Hockley House: sleeps 12 people, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 reception room, patio and gardens, parking on the drive, shared grounds, BBQ
Kitchen: electric oven, extractor fan, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven. Table seating 12
Sitting room: seating, original working fireplace, TV / DVD player with a selection of DVD's
Dining area, oak table seats 12 people.
Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer
Double room (sleeps 2), king size bed
En-suite shower room: large shower cubicle
2x twin bedded rooms (sleeps 4)
Master bedroom (sleeps 3): king size oak bed and a further single bed, ideal for a small family.
Jack and Jill bathroom: shared with another room on this floor, bath and shower
Twin room (sleeps 2), 2x single beds, also a single truckle bed to make this a triple.Outside
Hockley House is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Kent. Nestling between the busy towns of Dover and Folkestone in Kent sits the Alkham Valley, recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty and with an abundance of things to do on your doorstep you will never be short things to keep you busy.
The gardens at Kearsney Abbey are a must see. Free to enter you could visit for a whole day and still not discover all there is to do. The abbey is laid out as informal parkland around two ornamental lakes through which the River Dour flows.
This is a very popular spot with both locals and tourists alike, especially in the summer months. The vast lawn areas are a perfect spot for picnics whilst the lower lake is ideal for model boating. An abundance of wildlife including ducks and swans live on the lakes and keep the children entertained for hours. There is a play area for the children making this an ideal venue for family outings. The onsite coffee shop offers reasonably priced sandwiches and light lunches as well as the inevitable ice cream. This place is truly well worth a visit.
Further along the coast is St Margaret's at Cliffe and St Margaret's Bay which has been aptly named First Light Coast and Country. As the sun rises you can bask in the first light of the day in the midst of the White Cliffs. Surrounded by spectacular countryside throughout the year this area offers such a range of activities for the holidaymaker. You can walk for miles along the deserted coastline and get inspiring views of the Heritage Coast, the Channel and also the coast of Northern France. Further inland there are the Kent Downs which are valued for their chalk grassland and wildlife.
For sporting activities there is much to offer, horse riding, cycling, swimming, water sports and golf are all available locally. In summer the beach and rock pools are perfect for children, with safe swimming in the bay. St Margaret's Bay has been for a long time a good location for surfers, kayakers and canoeists.
If you enjoy fishing then St Margaret's Bay is a good location for catching sea bass, mackerel, dogfish and sole. With your binoculars you may also see seals, guillemots, little egrets and maybe occasional dolphin and basking shark!
The village of St Margaret's has many local amenities including a village shop, Tea rooms and three lovely pubs which all offer great food and fine ales. The Coastguard Pub on the beach is a short walk away and is an award winning pub with food made from fresh local ingredients.
The Pines Garden Museum in St Margaret's is well worth a visit and includes six acres of organically managed gardens. The 12th Century local church is also interesting with rounded arches and doorways. Further afield there is the historic Dover Castle and Walmer Castle both good locations for days out.
If France beckons then why not take a ferry from Dover or the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone for a day trip, it's so close so don't forget to bring your passports!
Inland a short drive away is the historic City of Canterbury with its cobbled streets and magnificent Cathedral, many hours can be spent exploring and enjoying everything that this Medieval City has to offer.
For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.
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