About the property
- Cottage1722 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Beautiful 3 bedroom property with inglenook fireplace and heated outdoor pool.
Plantagenet Cottage is unique, charming and hidden away on the outskirts of a picturesque Kentish village.
The cottage views overlook the Eastwell Manor Country Estate which is all located within the stunning Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty.
**NEW - from April 2018 we are able to offer our guests use of the Champney's Spa facilities at Eastwell Manor - including Indoor & Outdoor Pools, 9 Hole Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Gym, Workout Classes etc. Please ask us about it if you'd be interested **
The cottage dates back to the 16th century when originally built as a one-room dwelling by Richard Plantagenet, a natural son of King Richard III [the one they found under the car park in Leicester], so our Richard was, in theory, the last in the bloodline of the Plantagenet Kings of England. It's a fascinating story and you will find plenty of information about this in the cottage.
We sleep 6 people [possible 7th/child] across 3 luxurious bedrooms - in fact the entire detached property has been recently refurbished to a very high standard providing all modern amenities and comfort whilst maintaining the cottage's rustic charm and historical value.
The large living area has 2 comfortable sofas, a 40" plasma smart TV with Netflix, Amazon / iPlayer etc. It also has a large inglenook fireplace - lovely cozy log fires in colder climes. months.
The dining area has a table seated for 6 people below a vaulted ceiling with a gothic arch looking out to the garden.
There is also an office space with network ports and printer and USB charging from most rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances in a handmade wooden finish. And a bathroom with bath, shower & toilet - and it has a cubby hole [with parquet worktop] inside a recently exposed old fireplace.
The garden wraps around the property and has a park like feel with lots of well established trees & shrubs. Lots of space for kids to play .. we even have 'Teletubby' mounds! There is a BBQ and outside seating areas.
A definite highlight in warmer months is the outdoor heated swimming pool which is in a walled area in a sunny corner of the garden. POOL OPEN BETWEEN APRIL TO SEPTEMBER - exact date is weather dependant.
Our cottage really is a delightful spot that we think has a lovely relaxed feeling and good atmosphere.
TIM & MAITE
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About TIM & MAITE
We are a small family from North London with two daughters. We like cooking and eating delicious food, sunshine, music, gardening, and being outdoors. It's great doing those things at our cottage when guests are not enjoying doing it there themselves !
TIM & MAITE purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why TIM & MAITE chose Ashford District
We fell in love with the plot - its secluded away from the main road and you wouldn't even know its there, plus the amazing history with Richard Plantagenet.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful property, a very enjoyable stay!
The cottage was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean, it really felt like a home from home. Every need was catered for and the beds/duvets were very comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend and would certainly stay there again. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds and on a sunny day you could just sit round the swimming pool - perfect!!
Only a 20 minute drive to Canterbury (which is beautiful!)
Thanks for the lovely review Nicole - we're pleased you discovered the wonderful nearby city of Canterbury and that you had great weather to enjoy the pool this late in the season. I find the garden possibly at its most beautiful in October with all the variety of colours as the leaves turn. One of the beauties of The Garden of England :-) Please do come back another time, you'd be most welcome.
So much charm and endless details
I am a Luxury travel agent. That, in itself, sums up my expectations when I rent a home. This cottage delivered beyond expectations.
It is lovely, out of a fairy tail, and everything is thought of in details. All the way down to foreign plug converters.
Being 15 mns from the Eurostar Ashford stop made it a perfect stop in our European Journey.
Tim and Maïté are very responsive and full of resources.
We will certainly be back in the summer to enjoy the pool !
I rented this cottage for myself a 6 friends for a christmassy/birthday weekend. It blew us all away, it was perfect from the immaculate rooms, the incredible fireplace to the additional surprise Christmas tree. Its the most perfect hideaway, in a wonderful central location. I cant recommend this cottage enough - and we will be back again and again. I think our friends and I have found our new weekend get away!!
Lovely serene getaway
Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage! Everything was ready available and clearly thought through to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
We luckily thought to bring along a light and extension cord for the BBQ outside as this would have made our dinner plans rather challenging, but we had an exceptional time and will certainly be paying a visit again soon!
Thanks for your review Elena and your lovely note in the guestbook. We're glad you were able to enjoy the BBQ in November ! But sad that you didn't find the switch for the outside lights and the outdoor plug sockets next to the BBQ ! Thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes :-)
Lovely place for a weekend away
Lovely property! Well placed for walks and and pub lunches. House has everything you need for a great weekend away.
plantagenet cottage hoiliday
the cottage was absolutely beautiful, with a huge wrap around garden. it had everything in it that we could have wanted. well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels provided and also we were left a welcome hamper of milk, bread and butter etc which was greatly appreciated after a long journey. even our two teenage granddaughters loved everything about the place and we all know how difficult they can be to please. despite the bad weather we were in the fantastic pool everyday. would definitely recomend this place!