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Very Large Canadian Cedar Log Home With South West Views Over Lovely Kentish Val

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fireplace


About the property

House in Faversham, Kent, England - Ideally Situated For Ramblers And Bird-watchers, One Mile From The Market Town Of Faversham

Sleeps up to 15 in 6 spacious bedrooms, 4 en-suites, large family bathroom. Huge open-plan kitchen with Aga, open fireplace and wood burner in the split-level living room, vaulted ceilings and gallery. Oak dining table seats 12. Garden room and veranda with views over the Syndale Valley. Shaded wooded garden with apple trees and pond attracting birds and other wildlife. Ideal for families and friends wishing to spend time together in relaxing and luxurious surroundings. Approximately one hour to Central London on the Javelin train. 35 minutes to Dover for ferries to France, 40 minute drive from the Channel Tunnel.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About The Owner

Sally and I started building our dream home in 2006. We have lived there for the last 9 years, enjoying all its delights - cooking on the Aga, sitting in front of the open fire and watching the wildlife and the gorgeous views from the terrace. Now we have decided to see some more of the world before we retire, so plan to spend time on a barge on the French canals.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Kent

Syndale Lodge is set in beautiful old park land with ancient oaks and horse chestnut trees all around. The views over the Syndale Valley show hop gardens and cherry orchards as well as spectacular sunsets. All this and only a mile from Faversham, medieval market town

What makes this house unique

The beauty of the countryside but only a mile from a charming medieval market town of Faversham. Under an hour to London on 'the bullet' train to St Pancras. Close to Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone, as well as The Channel Tunnel

Guestbook comments from the owner

rented the whole place for a long weekend to visit the Rochester xmas market with 4 other couples cant say enough about the place ..excellent host and a great place ,modern and with wifi !!! sky TV log fires ..10/10

When we arrived we were thrilled to see such beautifully designed and constructed cedar lodges in a wonderful setting.

I can't recommend this place enough, the property is set in a gorgeous swath of the Kent countryside, The whole family are very welcoming and friendly and are happy to point you towards some local gems. The rooms are pristine with some very nice welcoming touches
Oct 2012
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Swale District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, basin, wc, bidet En-suite to bedroom 2: shower, basin, wc En-suite to bedroom 3: shower, basin, wc Large bathroom to bedrooms 4 & 5: bath, walk-in shower, double basin, wc En-suite to bedroom 6: bath, shower, wc
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 'Narnia' - lovely, spacious room with en suite and balcony
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 15 in 6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed plus single bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds (can be made into double) Bedroom 4 with double bed Bedroom 5 with double bed in gallery area plus 2 single beds below Bedroom 6 kingsize bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: Health Club next door. Temporary membership available. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, large drying area, counter top with Belfast sink. Separate wc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included, changed weekly. Cleaner 4 times a week (except weekends and over Christmas and New Year) Other: There is an optional 6th bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony. Price £40-50 per night Garden room overlooking the Syndale Valley opening out to veranda with comfortable loungers.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Very Large Canadian Cedar Log Home With South West Views Over Lovely Kentish Val
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Large, beautiful house in relaxing environment

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Sally and David's house for a very relaxing, long weekend with 15 adults and 1 small child. It's a beautifully furnished house that easily accommodates for a large group of people, it felt like a home away from home. We enjoyed the lovely bed linen, fresh flowers and the large bowl of fruit that was kindly provided. We prepared dinner on the Aga for all of us, a pure delight for every foodie! Communication with the owners was very smooth. We discovered the area and had a great stay, highly recommended! Thanks again for having us!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently with a group of friends + lots of small children. A fantastic home with plenty of space, beautiful views and a wonderful veranda. Looking forward to staying again in future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very spacious and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

We had a large family gathering at the house for a few days in July, we loved sitting out on the verandah at the back on the big wooden chairs overlooking the valley. Inside the house is very comfortable with lots of space to sit and eat, interesting decor in all the rooms and bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. Beds are comfortable with nice linen. The fresh flowers everywhere and a welcome bowl of fruit were nice touches. The only minor inconvenience is the rather variable water pressure when more than one person is running water. We had some nice walks from the house and also went to Whitstable for seafood and a swim and into Faversham where we ate a good lunch at the Italian restaurant by the creek. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly and responded quickly to any queries.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Easter Break

  • 3 of 5

Three families shared the property (12 people). The size and number of bathrooms was perfect for our stay. The property had some lovely touches with a well equipped kitchen. The owners were very accommodating and left a substantial colourful bowl of fruit, freshly cut flowers and chocolate easter eggs for the children. The views were peaceful and watching the sheep whilst enjoying a cup of tea was a morning treat. However, unfortunately the property was a little let down by lack of simple maintenance, light bulbs not working, some of the chairs could do with mending, the sofas had seen better days and everywhere generally needed a good dust and hoover. Despite having 5 bathrooms, the combi boiler couldn't cope with more than one shower on at a time

Having said this the bathrooms were clean and the bed linen was fresh. Overall we had a lovely break. Thank you Sally and David.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate constructive feedback and do our best to ensure that our guests have a lovely experience when they stay at Syndale Lodge. You can see from our other reviews that people really appreciate this. Our 2 cleaners, Lyn and Robert, pride themselves on keeping the house clean and tidy. There are sometimes issues with water pressure as we away from the town, but our 2 combi-boilers can usually cope. If not, there is never more than a short wait for a shower. We value comfort, relaxation and enjoyment and our house reflects this. If you need everything to be brand new this may not be right for you, but if you want a peaceful, relaxing and happy stay in beautiful surroundings and a house full of character, then please come along!
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Excellent for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. Everyone lived the lodge and the set up.

Communication with the owners was faultless.

Catering: an amazing Aga, a well stocked pantry, inc as many teas and coffees as you can think of. A bar/hotel is about 100 yards away should you need it.

Accommodation: brilliant, it's all open plan, living-wise, focuses around two fires, one open and one burner, and the bedrooms are a good mix of doubles and singles. Narnia is a quirky extra that really says everything about the design and style of the lodge!

Extras: the fires made a cold February weekend lovely and warm, and the views from the windows of sheep wandering about was lovely. Plenty of pots, pans and glassware.

Check all the cupboards and storage places; board games, books and games consoles are tucked away everywhere, as is a lifetimes worth of CDs!

Would highly recommend as a getaway that isn't in he back of beyond!

Thanks again Sally and Dave for a wonderful, stress free stay.


  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely lodge. Has everything you need...

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was beautiful, spacious and very well equipped for a self-catering weekend. We were able to cook all our meals in the lodge (for 11 people). The kitchen was huge and very well stocked (but if there is anything you've forgotten - despite its rural setting - there's a Sainsburys only a three minute drive away).

Before our arrival, the hosts Sally and David were extremely helpful in providing information about the lodge. It is in a beautiful location and perfect for country walks (take your wellies!)

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Judds Folly Hotel
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Judds Folly Hotel
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended


8 miles to Whitstable famous for seafood and especially oysters

1 mile to Faversham Creek and the famous bird sanctuary at Oare

In the heart of hop country


Gatwick. 60 miles to Dover 26 miles and to Folkestone 29 miles


Faversham 1 mile. Canterbury 8 miles, Whitstable 8 miles

Further Details:

One mile from the historic market town of Faversham, famous for Shepherd Neame brewery, Britain's oldest. The town has many pubs, shops, banks, three supermarkets and a variety of quality restaurants. Faversham is renowned for its creek which has a working boatyard that is home to many beautiful Thames sailing barges. The lodge is situated in the heart of the Kent countryside and there are numerous spectacular walks that can begin from the front door. Half a mile away lies Oare marsh, a haven for wildlife that attracts bird watchers from across the country. Slightly further afield and on the coast is Whitstable which is world famous for its Oysters. It also offers a large selection of seafood restaurants and boutique shops.


Rates & Availability

Swale District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
half term
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest
half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Saturday but flexible.

Notes on prices:
3 day stays are priced at 75% of weekly rate.
There is a £20 daily winter fuel supplement Nov-February inclusive.
Large 6th bedroom with en-suite and balcony available for £50 per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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