|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Pope´s Cottage dates back to the early 19th century and is a typical traditional cottage with white weatherboard cladding and a Kent peg-tiled roof, and has been lovingly restored and expanded over the years, keeping the cottage charm, but bringing the house into the 21st Century. Both the kitchen and the upstairs bathroom have been entirely renovated in 2013 to a very high standard. All the sofas, beds, mattresses, furniture, etc date from 2014, except for of course the antiques.
Our freestanding detached cottage is located in the heart of the Woodchurch Conservation Area, directly on The Green, which is one the larger and nicer village cricket greens in Kent. You enter directly on to the Green by stepping through the original 19th C wooden gate in the garden.
In the garden we have a summer house with a table football, exercise bikes, and a sauna, which can be used by our guests.
Ground floor; character sitting room with beams and large inglenook with woodburner, 2 comfy sofas, and chair; large very well equiped kitchen with separate dining area, seating 6 (table extending to 8) with access to the garden; shower room with wash basin and toilet
First floor; 3 double bedrooms of which two with each a king sized double and one with two single beds (all with new mattrasses); family bathroom with bath, power shower over bath, wash basin and toilet
Outside: large front and back garden with comfortable new garden furniture, barbecue. In the garden you will also find a summer house with a table football, exercise bike, exercise bench, yoga matt and ball, and a sauna, which can be used by our guests.
Secure off road parking for up to 3 cars (right in front of cottage)
Both the kitchen and the upstairs bathroom have been entirely renovated in 2013 to a very high standard. All the sofa´s, beds, matrasses, furniture, etc are newly furnished, except of course the antiques.
We speak english - Nous parlons francais - wir sprechen Deutsch - wij spreken nederlands
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We are an international family having lived in many countries over the years, but always love going back to good old England with all its charm and love spending time in Pope´s Cottage ourselves.
Anna-Marie K purchased this cottage in 2013
The location is extremely convenient in the hart of Kent, the Garden of England, close to London and the Channel Tunnel. The cottage itself has lots of charm, but also all the modcons, and is very well equipped, as we like to use it ourselves.
Pope´s Cottage is located directly on The Green in one of the nicest villages of Kent
We enjoyed the location of this cosy well equipped cottage. The wood burner made it homely and the large opened plan kitchen fantastic for a young family. Went to local animal farm with children which they loved because of all the activities. Ahford was good for shopping & visited Canterbury.
However, when we arrived we found some bedroom lights not working and also in the rooms downstairs. There were old kleenex and sweet wrappers from previous rentals under the beds, and crumbs on the sofas and nuts under the coffee table of the sitting room downstairs. The cleaning had obviously not been thorough, a bit unpleasant for us.
Sadly there was no heating in the garden house to get to the sauna, so the children coudn't play there. The sauna was good though, but it was very chilly when you got out.
Lastly and the worst for us, was the main bathroom only light didn't work after 48hrs. Therefore, very inconvenient for bathing the children in the evening (especially in short winter's days) and also to use the toilet at night. We rang the number given to us on our booking form for local help (in case of difficulties & problems) to have the neon light bulb replaced and kept on only receiving texts, The person told us to look in a coded locked cupboard on the landing for the replacement neon light and do it ourselves. Well it didn't work and we texted back saying a electrician needed to repair the problem. We didn't hear anything for 36hrs and suddenly were texted by the "so called back up helper"that an electrican would sort it out on the friday morning, the day before our departure. The electrican never came !!
What a shame.
We did enjoy our holiday in a lovely place, BUT the back up help in case of problems and cleaning in some parts was abysmal.
Hopefully the local help to solve problems with the property needs to be seriously reviewed in the future.
We would recommend the area and this property ( when the back up helpers are changed and much more efficient) so that you can enjoy your stay to the full.
Loved staying at Popes Cottage. It was perfect. We needed for nothing.
So enjoyed Woodchrch. Beautiful area.
The cottage was so well equipped. Beautiful kitchen for preparing our meals. Family so enjoyed the game room. Enjoyed evening walks on The Green.
Loved our stay.
Pope's Cottage was perfect for our family with young children and a grandparent -- a spacious well equipped kitchen, comfortable adult beds and two singles that were fine for the kids -- you can walk out of the garden gate on to the village green, with swings. The pub had very good beer (we didn't try the food), we were shown round the village's working windmill. Nearby are fine places to visit from the sea to the high weald. It really is a lovely place, highly recommended.
The house was stunning. Everything we could possibly have wanted from a holiday cottage. The kitchen was stocked with everything a family of 6 could want (except for a potato masher!). The beds were comfortable, the garden beautiful.
My only complaint is the hot water in the taps was too hot. My 6 year old scolded himself whilst washing his hands. Perhaps changing the setting on the boiler would fix this?!
If we ever have the opportunity we will be back! So relaxing.
We spent a whole week in Pope's cottage in Woodchurch and we are very happy with our stay. It is a very nice cottage with all what is needed in it. There is a nice garden, with flowers and you feel happy and at home when you are in Pope's cottage. You have direct access to the Green. You can stay in the garden or in the cottage and enjoy from the sun and the quitness. You can also discover the castles and the gardens of the Kent. The owners are very kind and ready to help you having the best possible stay.
We spent a very nice week at Pope's cottage, in the small village, Woodchurch. It is a pleasant cottage with all what's needed in it. There is a nice garden and it is next to the Green. The owners are very kind and fully dedicated to help you having the best possible stay. It is a very convenient and pleasant way to discover the Kent and its numerous Castles and gardens. You can also simply relax and stay at Pope's cottage, enjoying quitness and flowers. It is so charming !
Pope´s Cottage is situated in the pretty village of Woodchurch which is perhaps one of the most popular in the area with its picturesque village cricket green, parish church and inns. There are village shops and a doctor’s surgery with wider facilities in the surrounding area. The historic town of Tenterden with its busy shopping High Street offers supermarkets, schools and leisure amenities. The thriving market town of Ashford provides further retail opportunities, access to the M20 motorway and the International Station (Eurostar) along with 37 minute high speed trains to London St. Pancras.
Woodchurch is a large, social village, with much to offer. It has a fine Grade 1 Listed church and there is the well maintained village green in the heart of the village with a play area for children. The impressive white smock windmill in the village has been fully restored and is opened to the public on Sunday afternoons and bank holidays, throughout the summer. The Rare Breeds Centre just outside the village is well known and holds many family functions throughout the year. A lottery grant was awarded to the village to fund the restoration of a timber frame barn and this is now the Woodchurch Museum.
The village became firmly established in the 13th century with the erection of a large church (All Saints) made of Kentish ragstone. Although it was extensively restored between 1840 and 1850, it still boasts a 13th-century chancel and a famous brass of the 14th century, depicting a floriated cross design. It has an unusual four-faced clock and a spire which is 18 inches out of the vertical at the top.
Woodchurch has a wealth of listed buildings concentrated mainly around the Green and the church; there are still a dozen early Wealden Hall houses in the parish. Two notable examples situated on the eastern edge of the Green are Henden Place and brick clad Place Farm .
Most of these houses on the north-eastern side of the Green exhibit common building themes that can be found frequently in the Weald including Kent peg-tiled roofs, simple weatherboard-clad elevations and the use of timber framing.
The Green - The most important and locally appreciated open space within Woodchurch is the communal land known as the Green. From its central position it is possible to look beyond the houses in a wide range of styles to the open countryside, especially to the south. These views are of gently wooded hills and fields - of particular beauty is the view towards the south-east. Views from the Green are best glimpsed through the open spaces on either side of Drayson House. The Green is flanked by listed buildings and others of architectural interest, and allows good views of these. These groups of buildings frame this open space. The Green is used regularly throughout the year for team sports or just walking and is rarely deserted.
Village Setting - The parish of Woodchurch extends 6 miles north to south and 4 miles east to west, one of Kent’s largest. There are few buildings to interrupt the views from the approach roads with a sharp transition from countryside to the village when arriving by the main roads. The village is a closely knit settlement on land which gently slopes to the south. To the north lies undulating scenery of hedged and pastured land with substantial woodlands. To the south-west, the flat expanse of Shirley Moor leads to Romney Marsh. The low wooded hills overlooking Appledore and the Marsh are to the south-east. In terms of landscape, the typical pattern of small fields and bushy hedgerows that characterise the Low Weald is evident around Woodchurch. The surrounding area is designated as a ‘Kent Special Landscape Area’. The village has a feeling of openness. From a distance, the settlement is seen to be situated on a wooded slope with the skyline being dominated by two buildings – its church and its windmill.
|Refundable damage deposit||$308|
Maximum number of people staying in the house overnight is 6. This is a strict no smoking property.