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Charming 2 bed 'Hidden Gem' of a cottage, with parking, in heart of Canterbury

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

A beautifully presented and fully equipped Victorian cottage with parking.

An idyllic and quintessential English cottage set in a quiet cul-de-sac of just 10 cottages less than 5 minutes' walk from Canterbury's historic and vibrant city centre. The property which boasts both front and back gardens, Canterbury Cathedral views, 2 bedrooms, stunning decor and all mod cons sleeps up to 6 people is one of the very few cottages in the middle of Canterbury which is also pet friendly.

Chris Perkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Chris Perkins

Deb and I (Chris) both teachers bought the cottage with the view of it becoming our first holiday let. Our first guest, Mr. Sinclair arrived 7 September, 2015. We bought the cottage after our son attended Kent University and we fell in love with the city. The cottage's location is perfect and even negates the need to permanently have a car at your disposal, even though there is designated parking outside the cottage.

We are still discovering all that Canterbury and the surrounding area has to offer and every time we venture out, there is something new to thrill and enjoy.

Our cottage welcomes considerate pet owners as we too have two Westies who have enjoyed time there as we prepared the cottage for guests.

Chris Perkins purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Chris Perkins chose Kent

Charm, comfort and location, coupled with all mod cons and its own parking space - what more could you want?

What makes this cottage unique

Being able to walk into Canterbury city in less than three minutes yet enjoy a quiet and tranquil location. One of the very few pet friendly cottages within the heart of Canterbury and now with its own designated parking space outside the property. Has to be a win win!


Canterbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A wonderful location in a delightful cottage. So much to see and do. A must do for all discerning travelers!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Charming 2 bed 'Hidden Gem' of a cottage, with parking, in heart of Canterbury
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is definitely a 'hidden gem' the cottage was exactly as described lots of little touches to make you feel at home. The location is perfect only minutes away from the centre and the added bonus of a car parking space was very welcome. If you want to go to Canterbury then you must stay here!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, cosy cottage with everything you need for a happy stay.

  • 4 of 5

Had a good time and would definitely go again in the future. Loved the cottage .

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, cozy, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect. Only a few minutes walk to the center of town. A huge plus. The house was very clean and comfortable. The owners were very kind and helpful making sure we had everything we needed for our stay over Christmas - we loved that when we arrived, near dark, that the living room was lite up with a decorated Christmas tree and fireplace mantel garland. There was a lovely welcome package of wine and food items. Free Parking in front on the property was so helpful. We truly enjoyed this charming home and highly recommend it if you are looking for accommodation in Canterbury. Living in a home where you have a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, dining room and 2 bedrooms is so much nicer than staying in a one room hotel. We really felt like we were living as one of the locals because we felt so at home. Thank you Debbie and Chris. Much happiness in the new year.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek CA

Just as I remember

  • 5 of 5

After not visiting the place of my birth in 10 years I decided it was time. The house was in a perfect spot in Canterbury, very close to everything. I arrived earlier than anticipated on the day and decided to check the location out before I went to see my parents in Chartham. Chris had just finished preparing the house and invited me in, gave me a tour and handed me the keys. There was a welcome basket of bread, milk, wine and various sundries which was really appreciated, even though there was a Waitrose supermarket just up the road, but again appreciated after a 10 hour flight and 2 hour drive. The house was clean, comfortable and cozy. Added to that was the fact that parking was included which was a complete bonus staying in Canterbury with its narrow streets and very limited parking, just remember if you're traveling from the States that smaller vehicles are king in the UK with its old roads, streets and limited parking!

Will certainly be back in the UK much sooner than the long hiatus I took and would definitely consider this house again if I wanted to base myself in Canterbury. It was a pleasure meeting you both that day of check in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and thanks for making the stay very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that your return to your homeland was a most pleasant one. We wish you well and would look forward to welcoming you back to Augustines Cottage when you next return to Canterbury. Best wishes, Chris. & Deb
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Perfect rental. Charming with everything we needed to make a very pleasant 5 night stay.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, comfortable flat. Chris and Debra went out of their way to make it very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a lovely time. You are most welcome.
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Perfect location, clean, quirky home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my sister and I rented this this lovely little home just outside the walls of Canterbury. I couldn't ask for a better location- we were literally minutes away from everything, yet the home is on a quiet street which was a welcome refuge. This is a period home, so you will find the layout a bit less than perfectly convenient- for example, both bedrooms are on the first floor (for fellow Americans, that means up a very narrow staircase) but the only bathroom facilities on that floor are accessible by only 1 bedroom. So if you are in the second bedroom you will navigate the narrow stairs plus one more awkwardly placed stair just outside your door to use the toilet at night. The kitchen is in 2 rooms, in order to accommodate modern appliances, but this didn't prove a problem at all.. We were extremely happy with our stay. The place was immaculate, the beds WONDERFUL, and our host left a truly thoughtful gift basket, with literally enough food for both a dinner and a breakfast. It was too cool during our stay to use the outdoor facilities, but they would be a definite plus during warmer weather. The lounge and dining rooms were large enough for all of our needs. We appreciated being able to park our rental car safely off-street. I book places to stay primarily based on 2 things- location and cleanliness, and this home scored a 10 on both. Canterbury is a wonderful, ancient town with much to explore, an you won't find a better, more affordable base than this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Two Sawyers
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Canterbury Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Canterbury East
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Augustine's Cottage is set in a quiet row of just 10 quintessential English cottages providing a very quiet location yet within sight and a 3 minute walk of the historic and vibrant city centre of Canterbury.

The cottage is positioned centrally between the 3 UNESCO World Heritage sights of St. Augustine's Abbey, St . Martin's Church, the oldest functioning church in Britain and, of course, Canterbury Cathedral itself.

Despite its city centre location, the peace and tranquility of countryside and beach are both within a short bus, car or cycle ride.

Canterbury and its surroundings has so much to offer that it will cater for the needs of even the most discerning traveller.

Augustine's Cottage is equipped with everything to make your holiday as comfortable, enjoyable and memorable as possible. It comes with Sky TV, Wii, bluetooth sound bar, blueray and dvd player, wifi, washing machine, dishwasher, beautiful roll top bath, and, unusually for Canterbury, large front and back gardens and much, much more.


Rates & Availability

Canterbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 14 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 11 2018 - Feb 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 18 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Sep 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 20 2018 - Oct 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Oct 27 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $323.4
Pet Fee $12.94

Please note that prices for this property are worked out on a percentage of the weekly price. So 3 nights = 70% of weekly price; 4 nights = 75%; 5 nights = 85% and 6 or 7 nights = 100% pf the weekly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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