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1 Forstal House

Holiday Cottage in Worth, Kent

from £640 pwSleeps 6 + 2

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1 Forstal House Summary

The stress and strains of daily life will be a distant memory from the moment you arrive into the adorable village of Worth near Sandwich - you will certainly not be disappointedwhen you stepinside the quaint exposed brick façade of this period semi-detached cottage. The home has been lovingly restored and retains much of the original charm including solidoakbeams and twoInglenook fire places- superb for toasty evenings throughout winter with loved ones.

Stunning oak floors sweep through to an open plan, state of art kitchen and breakfast room, superb for a family gathering that can be enjoyed by the Inglenook fire or out in the sun filled garden room - a perfect place to enjoy the fragrant scent of mint and lavender coming in from the pretty garden for that spring or summer vacation.

The spacious and inviting home brings together a blend of country style living and the present day contemporary that includes beautifully fitted bathrooms and the attic room is offered as an extra bedroom anda space where the younger people or adults can chill out.

The centre ofWorthisa conservation area, within a mile of Sandwich,there is an interesting variety of historic homes: a thatched cottage, Cape Dutch houses and old cottages like Forstal House, built of local bricks with the Queens Closure feature and lime mortar. There aretwo delightful English pubsvery close by,which serve foodand athere is awonderfulduckpond overlooked by the imposing church, remember to bring the breadwith you to feed the ducks!

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.

1 Forstal House Holiday Accommodation

Summary: sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Ground Floor

Guest WC

Sitting room: sofa and chair seats 6 guests plus bean bags for 2 children. Log burner in a large inglenook, large flat screen TV

Kitchen and open plan breakfast room: dishwasher, washing machine, range oven and hob, extractor, coffee machine and microwave

Dining area: four stools at the breakfast bar and dining table with six chairs, (+ fold up chairs in the cupboard), Inglenook fireplace with log burning stove

Sun room / Conservatory - dining seating 6, lounge seats 4

First Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2 in super king bed) with en-suite bathroom, bath with over shower and walk in shower cubicle

Twin room (sleeps 2) in 2 x 3ft beds, access from this room to the loft room

King size bedroom (sleeps 2)

Attic (accessed via ladder from twin room)

Loft room (sleeps 2 older children) on sofa bed, TV, DVD and games

Family bathroom, bath with overhead shower

Enclosed garden with cottage flowers, herb garden and vegetable patch. Bench seating outside and covered well & coal BBQ (Coal provided) 

Local Information about Worth, Kent

1 Forstal House is located in the quaint and pretty village of Worth,very close tothe Historic town of Sandwich in Kent.

Worth offers two of its very own highly regarded English pubs and eateries, one you can see from the bedroom window! A walk around the village is a delight and a stroll to the nearby pond overlooked by the church is a must.

The Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory has been established for over fifty years as a ringing station and it offers interesting walks, talks and exhibitions. They welcome visitors and there is always a cup of tea or coffee on offer at the shop inside. They are welcoming the new RSPB Lydden Valley Nature Reserve, which is adjacent, it is an exciting project, a wetland reserve that will come to fruition in the near future.

Fowlmead is adjacent to the RSPB reserve and it has been developed on the site of the old Betteshanger Colliery, they have a wonderful adventure playground for the children, 200 acres of off road tracks and two miles of tarred cycle tracks. Bikes are available for hire and there is a cafe on site.

Sandwich is within an easy walk, less than a mile away - ever so enchanting with winding period streets and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. Sandwich is one of the Cinque Ports and was once surrounded by sea on three sides. Over many years the river silted up and the large ships were replaced by the smaller boats found on the river today.

There is much history in the area, with several castles dotted along the coastline, from the Tudor Rose, which is Deal Castle to the stunning fortifications at Dover Castle on the of The White Cliffs, via Walmer Castle with its connections to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and The Iron Duke, The Duke of Wellington.

The historic city of Canterbury is only 12 miles inland, the city is best explored by foot and visitors who take the time to walk the maze of intriguing side streets will find a wonderful variety of shops, pubs and cafes. Of course the City is dominated by the wonderful cathedral which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must for any visit to Canterbury.

Sandwich is a delightful place to explore with a uniquely unhurried atmosphere and easily explored by foot. For those wishing to eat out Sandwich is filled with a variety of pubs, inns and restaurants and many of these are in historic buildings. What could be more perfect than enjoying afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations.It is possible to book seal watching trips from the Quay, near the old toll bridge.

There is much to do in the surrounding area, for sporting activities there are some excellent Golf Clubs, including the championship course at Royal St Georges on the edge of the town, Princes Golf course, a links course right on the sea and Royal Cinque Ports, at nearby Deal. Tennis and fishing are also all with an easy drive. Of course the beaches of Sandwich Bay and Pegwell Bay will keep children busy for hours and during the winter these are lovely places to walk and enjoy the fresh sea air.

Thanet has eight Blue Flag beaches and Broadstairs and Whitstable are particularly worth visiting. The gardens at Broadstairs aresuch a peaceful place to sit and watch the sea and enjoy the sunshine in the sunny South East. Whitstable has wonderful sea food stalls and on market day, lots of interesting craft stalls.

Deal has a very pretty and lively sea front, cascading flowers adorn the welcoming pubs and restaurants. There is a cafe at the end of the pier, a good place for a coffee. A wander along the seafront will discover small fishing boats, drawn up onto the beach with winches and fresh fish may be purchased or one can book fishing trips. A little further along the seafront by the castle there is a lovely promenade area, places to sit and watch the walkers and cyclists.

For the garden enthusiast Kent has many wonderful gardens to visit and many an hour can be spent discovering these and enjoying homemade tea and cakes in their tea rooms. Gardens include Goodnestone Park Gardens, Walmer Castle, The Secret Gardens in Sandwich,Quex Parkand The Pines Gardens in St Margaret's Bay.

For those wishing to make a day trip to France, this part of Kent offers both the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone and the ferry service form Dover which will transport you to France in less than an hour - just don't forget to pack your passport!

For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.

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