Holiday Cottage in Capel Le Ferne, Kent
from £1,092 pwSleeps 10
Arguably the closest house in Britain to France and the rest of the world!
Abbots Cliff House offers a new level of wow factor; with one of the most incredible views to behold, regal grandeur and sheer decadence from a modern day renovation retaining all the original period features and high ceilings, magnificent stair case, light filled rooms with floor to ceiling windows.
On arrival guests are welcomed through into a grand hallway, which provides a taste of what is yet to come in all aspects of this luxurious stately villa. The ample rooms and stunning aspect make the house ideal for a special occasion and gatherings.
The property has a state of the art kitchen with breakfast table; stunning views beyond the decked patio through bi-folding doors that brings the outdoors in.
The Master suite is where you will find possibly the best seat in the house, although there are many with the most amazing views to France.
Should you be able to pull yourself away from the house that has it all, with only the white picket fencing between you and glorious cliff walks leading down to the sandy beach, you will be forgiven for stopping by at the local English pub for an afternoon glass of wine or Sunday lunch.
Abbots Cliff House is a superb family sized home with ample space, it offers that extra touch of class, perfect for those who enjoy staggering hill top heights and feel truly on top of the world!
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Abbots Cliff House sleeps 10 over two stories, 4 king sized bedrooms with en-suite, 1 double room, 1 reception room, grand hall, 1 family bathroom, plus a cloakroom, driveway parking for 6/8 cars plus plenty more on arrangement, dramatic cliff edge sea views, BBQ, decked patio, lawn and seating for 10 guests.
Entry into the house up a number of steps and into a grand hallway.
Sitting room: sofas and chair seats with additional seating for 10 guests, TV / DVD player, Satellite television, gallery windows all round, French doors to garden with small patio and table plus 2 chairs. Open fire.
Dining area: part of the sitting room, table to seat 8 guests (further two available on request).
Kitchen and breakfast room: seats 6, state of the art kitchen, fridge and freezer, electric hob, electric oven, extractor, dishwasher and wall mounted TV with Freeview. Bi-fold doors that open fully to patio with sofa seating for 10 guests and BBQ.
Utility room: connected to the kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Double bedroom (sleeps 2), ensuite with shower cubicle. With exterior door to the patio.
2 x double bedroom (sleeps 2 each), king size beds, both en-suite one with large wet room with shower, the other shower cubicle
Master bedroom (sleeps 2) king size double bed, small TV, ensuite bathroom with walk in shower. Private decked balcony with dramatic sea views.
Double room (sleeps 2)
Family bathroom, with bath and with handheld mixer shower
Central heating throughout
Abbots Cliff House is situated on the most dramatic of cliff top locations in Capel-Le-Ferne, making it arguably the closest house to France!
The area is one of most beautiful parts in Kent offering something for everyone should you be after a seaside holiday or country escape. The house is sandwiched between Dover and Folkestone with an abundance of things to do on your doorstep - you will never be short things to keep you busy including the Saxon Shore Way.
The house is conveniently located besides a breath-taking walking trail which runs across the cliff side (with railings) in both directions leading to Dover or Folkestone. A short walk you will be lead to the local pub for some English Fayre and local store and for the adventurous you take the journey on foot down to The Warren and sandy bay with the Old Town and Creative quarter not much further away.
Popular eateries include Sandbanks at East Cliff by the Warren, with an outstanding Sunday carvery and mouth-watering deserts to choose from. Whilst the Creative quarter by the harbour is now home to the award winning restaurant Rock Salt (owner and chef who was previously Gordon Ramsey's top supporting chef) and a choice of other independent cafes and restaurants. Those who love a little bit of the seaside can also pick up the catch of the day from the Fish market at the quayside.
For history enthusiasts you will find the house is next door to the battle of Britain memorial centre, http://www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/the-memorial/.
It would also not be unusual to see a Spitfire fly overhead, especially impressive whilst laying in the sun on the decked patio - like having your own private air show on for you! Folkestone is often home to the airshow and you can enjoy an unrivalled view from the cliff top at Abbotts Cliff House.
Towards Dover why not enjoy a day out at the gardens at Kearsney Abbey, 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. Dover is also home to the English Heritage property Dover Castle, a place to spend the whole day exploring The Keep and The Secret War Time Tunnels.
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 Gardens in St Margaret's are well worth a visit and include 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 Deal 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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