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Pope's Cottage

Holiday Cottage in Woodchurch, Kent

from £555 pwSleeps 6

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Pope's Cottage Summary

Enjoy a taste of laid back country living in this family cottage in the quintessential English village of Woodchurch, Kent.

Pope's Cottage is a detached early 19thCentury home that has been beautifully modernised, with the owners having taken care to complement many of the cottage's original features whilst creating a contemporary feel throughout the home.

Imagine family gatherings around summer barbecues or large family meals in the spacious country kitchen.For those looking to de-stress with a spot of activity and adventure this is the cottage for you.Walk through your private gate and straight out onto the village green, you can take a stroll to the grocery shop or go for that after dinner tipple at a choice of traditional pubs along the lanes or, a little more adventurous,take an enthusiastic jaunt across the countryside.What's more you can work up an appetite with a dayswimming at nearby Camber sands or Winchelsea Bay, near the historic fishing town of Rye, or in your own private garden mini gym! For a more relaxing time catch up on some much needed "me time" in the garden Sauna!

The village is charmingly peppered with period properties of all shapes and sizes and is graced with a working Windmill standing tall overlooking The Green, a beautiful focus of the village in this sought after location for families.

With so much to see and do in the local area, from castles, stately homes, garden, beaches, a plethora of historical sites and wonderful options for shopping, you would be forgiven for venturing beyond the village for the afternoon. France and beyond may be calling, and with the cottage being within 30 minutes of the tunnel, it would be a crime for you to forget your passport!

After your busy day out, retreat to the focal point of the house and unwind in front of the inglenook fireplace; snuggle up with a good book and a glass of wine.


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Pope's Cottage Holiday Accommodation

Pope's Cottage: sleeps 6, in 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen / breakfast room, 2 bathrooms, large lawned garden and patio, BBQ and driveway parking for several cars and easy on street parking if needed.

Entry up a side path, and one step into the hall way.

Ground Floor

Sitting room, two sofas seat 6, Inglenook fireplace and log burner, large flat screen TV, DVD player, free view television.

Kitchen and breakfast room, dishwasher, built in twin oven, induction hob, large fridge / freezer, microwave, toaster, Senseo coffee machine (and cafetiere), kettle, digital radio docking station.

Dining area, breakfast table with six chairs, TV with built-in DVD player.

Washing machine and tumble dryer just off the kitchen.

Shower room, with shower cubicle

First Floor

2 x double bedrooms (sleeps 2 each) king size double beds

Twin room (sleeps 2)  two single beds

Family Bathroom, bath with overhead power shower

Outside

Patio with table and chairs to seat 6, BBQ and gated access to side lawn to The Green.

Exercise room with Gym equipment and Sauna.

Services

Central heating throughout

Wi-Fi 

Local Information about Woodchurch, Kent

Pope's Cottage is situated to the rear of The Green , central to the village of Woodchurch. A small village close to the Cinque Port Town of Tenterden. Just a hop and skip from the private garden gate, and across The Green and you will find a selection of village stores and traditional pubs.

The Six Bells is a traditional family pub and offers a superb choice of meals, drinks and some fantastic entertainment; from Quiz nights to live music.

Another of the traditional pubs, The Bonny Cravat, is associated to the local Faversham Brewery of Shepherd Neame, the oldest working brewery in England. A cosy local pub which offers a wonderful Sunday lunch and log burning cosy fire.http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/ashford/bonny-cravat/

The White Windmill stands proud over Woodchurch one of only twelve standing in their full glory in Kent today. Tours are available daily from 1pm - 6pm.http://www.woodchurchwindmill.co.uk/

The village is home to its own Museum that is housed in an 18th century oak-framed barn and 17th century cart shed, on a rural site not far from the village centre. The collection is very varied, from wagons to tiny coins, dating from the Stone Age to present day, but all with a connection to the parish of Woodchurch.http://www.woodchurchmuseum.com/

For those who love their animals a visit with the family to The Rare Breeds Centre is a must at. A fantastic family day out where you get not only to admire but also get to hold the cutest of creatures, favourites of ours are the bunnies! Entry is from £6 a day making the day out a reasonable one plus the tinniest of visitors will adore the soft play centre.http://www.rarebreeds.org.uk/

Tenterden is 4 miles away and here you will find a parade of vintage shops and a bustling lively town atmosphere and a wonderful mix of high street favourites along with independent boutiques and restaurants , as well as Waitrose and Tesco

Tenterden is home to the Kent and East Sussex railway,http://www.kesr.org.uk/where you can step back in time and take a gentle journey enjoying the best of countryside views described as the "Jewel of Kent". 10 miles of beautiful views with the last stop at Bodiam castle. Entry to the castle is £3 a day.

A little further afield is Rye, and the best place to get your bearings for exploring Rye is at the Heritage Centre on Strand Quay where 700 years of the town's eventful past is brought to life through a sound and light show centred on a beautifully crafted model town. Historic audio walking tours and working Old Pier Amusement machines are also available.

Climb the hill in Rye town centre and visit the church which crowns the town and climb to the top of its tower. There you will have panoramic views of the red-roofed town with its secret gardens, its three converging rivers, the sheep-dotted Romney Marsh and the sea in the distance. Rye is the sort of place that you thought existed only in your imagination.

The town still has a busy fishing fleet and fresh fish can be bought direct from the fishermen at Fishmarket Quay. For those wishing to eat out, Rye has a wide variety of pubs, inns and excellent restaurants, many of these in historic buildings. What could be more perfect in cool weather than enjoying a lunch or afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations - the famous Mermaid Inn for example.

Rye is renowned for its annual Rye Arts Festival - judged one of the best in the country - but also has many but also has many other interesting events throughout the year such as Rye Bonfire Night in November and a Scallop Festival in February, also highly-rated nationally.

There is much to see and do in the surrounding area. Just three miles from Rye is her sister Antient Town of Winchelsea. So important to the realm had been Old Winchelsea that when it was devastated by the worst of 13thcentury storms, King Edward I saw to it that a New Winchelsea was built more safely on its present hill - England's first "planned town." Its many charms include a number of impressive cellars from the medieval wine trade and glorious gardens open to the public on certain days of the year.

A visit to Camber Castle can be highly recommended. Lying between Rye and Winchelsea, this was one of Henry VIII's defence forts but was made obsolete by the sea's desertion; it is now an English Heritage site. And there is a great deal to see, do and learn at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - "Wild Rye."

For sporting activities there are several local golf clubs, a water sports centre, kite surfing, fishing and tennis - all a short drive away. Of course the sandy beaches of Camber and pebbles of Winchelsea Beach will keep children busy for hours and during the winter these are lovely places to walk and enjoy the fresh sea air. Other nearby attractions include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, and the Kent and Sussex Railway - both of them premier steam railways, enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Also a short drive away is the Chapel Down Vineyard - home to England's premium wine producer and well worth a visit. With tours and wine tasting available it is a lovely destination for a full day out.

For the garden enthusiast Kent and East Sussex have many wonderful gardens to visit and many an hour can be spent discovering these and enjoying home made tea and cakes in their tea rooms. Hole Park in Rolvenden, Great Dixter in Northiam and the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in Sissinghurst are just three examples.

Not far from Rye is another of the famous Cinque Ports: Hastings. Today, Hastings Old Town is a charming mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways, known locally as 'twittens'. Hastings is also home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. At low tide the remains of the Dutch East Indiaman 'Amsterdam' wrecked in 1749 can be seen, and as in Rye, in the 18thCentury smugglers stored contraband goods in hidey holes throughout Hastings Old Town. Popular family attractions in the Old Town are the Blue Reef Aquarium, Fishermen's Museum and Shipwreck Museum.

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

A further way to get an overview of what Rye has to offer is to visit the church which crowns the town and climb to the top of its tower. There you will have panoramic views of the red-roofed town with its secret gardens, its three converging rivers, the sheep-dotted Romney Marsh and the sea in the distance. Rye is the sort of place that you thought existed only in your imagination.

The town still has a busy fishing fleet and fresh fish can be bought direct from the fishermen at Fishmarket Quay. For those wishing to eat out, Rye has a wide variety of pubs, inns and excellent restaurants, many of these in historic buildings. What could be more perfect in cool weather than enjoying a lunch or afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations - the famous Mermaid Inn for example.

Rye is renowned for its annual Rye Arts Festival - judged one of the best in the country - but also has many but also has many other interesting events throughout the year such as Rye Bonfire Night in November and a Scallop Festival in February, also highly-rated nationally.

There is much to see and do in the surrounding area. Just three miles from Rye is her sister Antient Town of Winchelsea. So important to the realm had been Old Winchelsea that when it was devastated by the worst of 13thcentury storms, King Edward I saw to it that a New Winchelsea was built more safely on its present hill - England's first "planned town." Its many charms include a number of impressive cellars from the medieval wine trade and glorious gardens open to the public on certain days of the year.

A visit to Camber Castle can be highly recommended. Lying between Rye and Winchelsea, this was one of Henry VIII's defence forts but was made obsolete by the sea's desertion; it is now an English Heritage site. And there is a great deal to see, do and learn at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - "Wild Rye."

For sporting activities there are several local golf clubs, a water sports centre, kite surfing, fishing and tennis - all a short drive away. Of course the sandy beaches of Camber and pebbles of Winchelsea Beach will keep children busy for hours and during the winter these are lovely places to walk and enjoy the fresh sea air. Other nearby attractions include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, and the Kent and Sussex Railway - both of them premier steam railways, enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Also a short drive away is the Chapel Down Vineyard - home to England's premium wine producer and well worth a visit. With tours and wine tasting available it is a lovely destination for a full day out.

For the garden enthusiast Kent and East Sussex have many wonderful gardens to visit and many an hour can be spent discovering these and enjoying homemade tea and cakes in their tea rooms. Hole Park in Rolvenden, Great Dixter in Northiam and the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in Sissinghurst are just three examples.

Not far from Rye is another of the famous Cinque Ports: Hastings. Today, Hastings Old Town is a charming mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways, known locally as 'twittens'. Hastings is also home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. At low tide the remains of the Dutch East Indiaman 'Amsterdam' wrecked in 1749 can be seen, and as in Rye, in the 18thCentury smugglers stored contraband goods in hidey holes throughout Hastings Old Town. Popular family attractions in the Old Town are the Blue Reef Aquarium, Fishermen's Museum and Shipwreck Museum.

On the other hand Ashford, with all its facilities, including the Mcarthurglen Ashord Designer Outlet Centre, with 80 brands to choose from, and fast train access to Central London (direct to St Pancras Station in 34 minutes) is only 15 minutes away.

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


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