|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Our two cottages (Hop and Oak) are part of one block and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups. The two cottages together provide a total of 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 1 conservatory, 2 kitchens, and exclusive use of the gardens and swimming lake. Larger booking benefit from a discount off the single cottage rental prices and provide your group with ample space for enjoying each others company but with separate cottages so families or individuals still have some privacy.
We provide a larger table in the conservatory of Hop cottage that can seat up to 10 people together when both cottages are booked together.
Located within the private Landews estate we have two well appointed picturesque country cottages with fantastic high quality fittings and facilities. Set in the beautiful village of Challock in central Kent, our location provides an ideal base for enjoying Kent's attractions and countryside. Also conveniently located for day trips to London (via the high speed train from Ashford to St Pancras in 38 minutes) or to France via Le Shuttle or the Ferries.
Surrounded by open fields and woodland which are alive with wildlife (you will see more pheasants, rabbits, woodpeckers and partridge than you will cars).
Hop cottage has its own private garden with large lawns and country cottage flower beds, a gas BBQ and patio table and chairs provide idyllic al fresco dining. From the private garden guests can access the natural swimming lake to enjoy a fresh water dip surrounded by reeds, bull rushes and water lillies with the swallows and dragon flies in the air above, and our family of moor hens for company. With many bridleways and footpaths to explore you can unwind and relax in one of the most idyllic unspoilt spots in Kent.
Hop cottage is named after the estates heritage as a former Hop farm and has wooden cladding outside and a Kent peg tile roof.
Oak cottage is constructed from the timbers of an old Oak framed barn. Oak cottage has two private terraces and access to the swimming lake and communal grounds.
The Landews Estate provides an ideal location for a lazy or an active holiday, relax around the lake on loungers, or explore all that the 'Garden of England' has to offer. Brogdale Farm which is home of the national fruit collection is only 5 miles away. On your doorstep at Landews you can go walking, bird watching, mountain biking, horse riding, gliding or walk to Beech Court Gardens and Tea Rooms.
All of Kents other attractions are within easy reach from our central location, one of our favorites is the RH&D Light Railway, a miniature steam railway that runs across Romney marsh from Hythe to Dungeness, great fun for little kids and big kids. Alternatively, Port Lympne and Howlett's Wild Animal Parks provide a great day out for the whole family. No visit to Kent would be complete without a day in Canterbury visiting the Cathedral or doing the ghost tour and a trip to Leeds Castle.
A walk along the White cliffs of Dover followed by a trip to Dover castle provide an excellent day out with two of Kent's iconic landmarks.
However you spend your days what better way to end it than enjoying a BBQ beside the natural swimming lake or having a relaxing dip where all you can hear is bird song.
The cottage provides all the charm of a past era combined with spacious modern facilities in what we believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Nigel and Wendy grew up in Kent and have always had an interest in travel and tourism. Having traveled extensively we know what makes a property and a holiday special and we have tried to provide that in our properties. Wendy has an eye for detail and cleanliness so you can be assured the cottages are well maintained and clean.
Nigel and Wendy Griffiths purchased this cottage in 2012
We moved back to Kent in 2012 after 20 years away and after viewing many properties we fell in love with Landews the moment we saw it. Properties in locations like this come up very rarely so we had to fight off two existing buyers and complete in 1 month to secure this as our home.
Landews enjoys a beautiful rural location, surrounded by fields and woodlands. It was built as an ECO property in 1978 mainly over 1 floor so it maintains a very low key cottage feel from all angles. The village of Challock is pretty with very friendly locals, a lovely green and two good pubs. It's central location allow you to get anywhere in Kent in around half an hour.
Prices include Bed linen and Towels.
We do not charge for after stay clean, but a cost will be levied if the property is left in an unacceptable state after the rental.
We rented both cottages as we had a large group. The surroundings are very picturesque. The cottages are well kept, well equipped and clean. We found the owners very friendly, approachable and it was nice to know they were nearby. All in all a very nice break for us over Christmas.
This place was beautiful, quite quirky and so private and away from everything. We wanted accommodation where the whole family could be together for a few nights. So there we were – ages 6 months to 94 and it was wonderful. We only travelled half an hour to get there but it didn’t matter – we were lucky with the weather, swam in the lake and barbecued and played games in the garden. The two cottages had everything we needed and apart from one drive out to go and look at the animals and have a cream tea at Badgers Hill Farm, we stayed put and relaxed. The hen and cockerel wandered into the garden to see us every day, and the horses came up to the garden fence to be petted. Being relatively local we had no need to dash around visting places! We had a Tesco delivery on the evening we arrived, and the newsagents and the Barn Shop were within walking distance for any bits we had forgotten. It was a shame that Nigel and Wendy were away on holiday themselves so we didn't get to thank them personally, (we had met them when we popped down to look before we originally booked) but we were well looked after by Tina and Ian.
We would really recommend the cottages.
Hired both cottages to use for a friends catch up, great location perfect to go out site seeing locally. Nigel and Wendy were great hosts and provided us with information and made us feel welcome.
A slight issue with the water, however was quickly resolved- facilitates were great and the surroundings even better!
Thank you for a great weekend!
Lovely property. Spacious. Gorgeous surroundings and well located for good pubs. Ameneties and activities/town a short drive away for adults and kids. Ashford canterbury etc. Hop farm not far.
Lovely owners. Very helpful and responsive to any questions/emails. Would recommend for adults or with kids. We had such a great time. So homely.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Landew Meadow Cottages. Our party was a large one with small children so the two properties perfectly catered to our needs; separate areas as well as plenty of space in the main cottage for everyone.
We made the most of the beautiful situation of the farm, the well equipped facilities; wii, badminton, outdoor furniture, swimming lake, walks on the Downs, chicken & duck eggs were all tried and tested!
It was perfect for our needs, we would highly recommend and most certainly be back.
We stayed here with friends (8 adults and 4 young children) over the new year period. The accommodation itself is lovely, well appointed and was spotlessly clean upon our arrival.
It is very well situated, easily accessible and yet gives the feeling of remoteness. Easy trips to Whitstable, Canterbury and Leeds Castle.
The owners were attentive and made us feel very welcome.
Challock is centrally located between Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham and is one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas of mid Kent. The village is surrounded on all sides by woodland with 'Kings Wood' to the East and Longbeech wood to the west. Chaucer's famous Pilgrims Way and the North Downs Way are just to the south of the village and can be accessed on foot with the adventurous being able to follow this to Canterbury. The village of Wye with it's chalk crown and the 'Devils Kneading Trough' are 4 miles away. Eastwell Manor is just one of a number of first class restaurants offering fine dining on your doorstep.
Challock's location in the heart of Kent provides an ideal base for exploring all of the Garden of England's attractions, including Leeds castle ' The loveliest castle in the world' , Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, The Hop Farm family park, The historic Dock Yards Chatham, the cinque port towns, Port Lympne or Howlett's Wild Animal Parks , The rare breeds centre, Hever castle or the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
There is plenty for all the family to do an see within a very short drive, The UK's oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame in Faversham provides brewery tours with tastings, or the Designer outlet village in Ashford provides a shoppers paradise.
The village of Challock has two pubs, one serving excellent food 7 days a week, the other being a very traditional ale house, the barn shop is stocked with fine local produce, a horse riding school, the Kent Gliding club and the Beech Court Gardens & Tea rooms, plus it holds an annual goose fair on the green in September. Charing race course is only a few miles away with regular point to point meetings