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Unique property located in the heart of Canterbury - Arthouse@The Old Fire Station

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Canterbury House Rental Photos and Description

Three unique properties,sleeps up to 16 people tucked away in a private location

The Old Fire Station is a unique property like no other to be found in the Canterbury area and is located less than 5 minutes walk from the City Centre It comprises of 2 separate properties. 'Arthouse' is a Grade II listed former Victorian Fire Station and 'Cedar House', a Modern Malibu inspired Scandinavian designed Cedar clad house with a courtyard garden wraps around the house to give it a very private feel. Free secure parking and WI-FI are provided. Local shops are less than 5 minutes walk away.

And lastly Firemans Cottage, our new addition. A cosy victorian 2 Bedroom Cottage full of character and own private garden.

The trendy fishing village of Whitstable is only 15 minutes drive away, famed for its oysters and sea food or the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs and stunning Botany Bay (England's best kept secret) only 30 minutes drive. Closer to Canterbury are ancient woodlands, 2 fantastic wildlife parks and plenty of idyllic country villages and pubs serving local fayre. Further afield, the medieval hilltop village of Rye, Camber sands and Dover castle and rail links to London.

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Details for Arthouse@The Old Fire Station 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Arthouse is a Grade II listed former Victorian Fire Station located in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Canterbury. The property comprises of 2 Double Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Living Room with double sofa bed, Dining Room, Kitchen and secure parking for one car. Canterbury City centre is only 5 minutes walk away.

As well as the historic attractions of Canterbury, there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. The trendy fishing village of Whitstable is only 10 min drive away, famed for its oysters and sea food or the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs and stunning Botany Bay beach(England's best kept secret) only 20 min drive. Closer to Canterbury are ancient woodlands, 2 fantastic wildlife parks and plenty of idyllic country villages and pubs serving local Fayre. Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustines Abbey are both UNESCO world heritage sites along with the Westgate Towers, the medieval entrance to the city which is over six centuries old

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
sebastian stephens
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2016
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About sebastian stephens

We are a family run business who have been renting out holiday homes for the past 8 years in Canterbury, where we live. My wife and I have travelled all over the world and have stated in many holiday rentals, giving us a great insight into the needs of any holiday makers.We take great pride in our properties and hope that you will enjoy staying with us.

sebastian stephens purchased this house in 2013

Why sebastian stephens chose Kent

This is a truly unique property as there is no other like it in Canterbury.

I caught glimpses of Cedar House through the opened gates of the old fire station which we also bought at the same time. It was always a wish of mine to own an unusual property should ever the opportunity arose, which happened when the property came onto the market for sale. I came just to look but ended up buying it as it was such an amazing unique chance to own such an individual property.

What makes this house unique

Well Located for the city centre, tucked away in a peaceful and quiet location.

Free secure parking and part of an old Victorian Fire Station. All three properties can be rented individually, as a pair or altogether as 'The Old Fire station', sleeping up to ,4,6, 10, 12 or 16 people.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Arthouse@The Old Fire Station
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
5

Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy our stay at the Old firestation, great location and everything you could need for a stay. It was really comfy and warm. Adelle and Sebastian were easy to contact, helpful and very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Outstanding - tasteful accommodation, ideal location and fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Arthouse for our extended family visiting for our wedding. They were coming for the whole week and as a large group it had been tricky to find suitable accommodation in a central location for a reasonable price. From the beginning of our contact with the Sebastian and Adelle we were very impressed. They were approachable, friendly and accommodating. The property itself is very bright, airy and surprisingly quiet even though it's located on a busy road. Our family found it very comfortable and spacious and given they were unfamiliar with Canterbury the location was absolutely perfect! We also live just around the corner so that was a great added bonus for us.

We would highly recommend the Arthouse to anyone visiting Canterbury, whether you're a group of friends or a family.

Many thanks Sebastian and Adelle for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Quirky, clean and spotless

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location in Canterbury, 10-15 minute walk into town, easy access for train/bus.

Property was great, quirky loved the mix of old and new, lovely touch of providing tea/ coffee and ofcourse the love heart sweeties.

Met with Adelle, she was lovely, spoke with Sebastian over the phone he too was a nice guy.

In Canterbury a gentle punt along the river stour is a must, as is a visit to the catherdal. Nearby, Whitsable for the oyster festival is well worth a visit, we had fun crab fishing at the harbour, St Margarets Bay near Dover and a walk along the famous white cliffs of Dover. Take a fast train into London, it only takes 50 minutes into the heart of London.

There are some fantastic places to eat - Ancient Raj (indian), the dolphin and the cherry tree(pub grub) and cafe boho and the best place for a pimms was the bishops finger....

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

This was a great apartment and fit our needs perfectly!

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Adele as we arrived and she took us through the apartment and answered all questions. She was most helpful. The apartment was bright, clean and roomy. It was just what we were looking for to use as a good base for our day trips throughout Kent.

We'd be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Excellent base to explore Canterbury

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious well-equipped house which is a short walk to the many delights of Canterbury, with its wide range of pubs and restaurants. Having its own parking space on the property meant we could happily forget about the car during our stay.

The owners had thoughtfully provided some essential provisions, greeted us on arrival and waved us goodbye.

I would recommend this property and would expect to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Great location -lovely house

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was great - well equipped, clean and comfortable. It was perfect for a family of five. The proximity to the city centre is fab too, easily walkable, even with small children.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Monument/ Eight bells
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Canterbury Golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Canterbury West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
A2
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Refectory
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Whitstable
Car: not necessary

There are loads of great activities and sights to see around Canterbury. There are a number of great castle to visit, namely Dover, Bodiam, Leeds and Hever castle. There are some fantastic wildlife parks including, Howletts, Port Lymphne and Wildwood. There are some great bicycle rides and walks to be had in our surrounding ancient woods and some excellent villages to visit including the port cinque town of Rye. A day at the Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs is not too be missed as well as gorging yourself on excellent seafood and sunsets in the charming fishing village of Whitstable. Canterbury Cathedral is the main tourist attraction of the area and is a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Rates & Availability

Canterbury House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Winter
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$151
From
$201
Fri,Sat
$655
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$982
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$252
$1,070
 
 
Late Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$126
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$655
 
 
Late Winter
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$680
 
 
Late winter
Feb 19 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$151
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$705
 
 
Easter
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$856
 
 
Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$176
From
$252
Fri,Sat
$780
 
 
Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$806
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$176
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$856
 
 
Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$982
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$176
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$944
 
 
Autumn
Sep 24 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$157
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$780
 
 
Autumn
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$856
 
 
Early winter
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$151
From
$201
Fri,Sat
$680
 
 
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,032
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$201
From
$227
Fri,Sat
$1,070
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $189
Booking fee $44

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Canterbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ensuite bathroom with shower, wc and wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed located in the living room
  • The master bedroom comes with a double bed, en-suite shower room and is packed with Original features. A flat screen tv and books are also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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