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Luxurious Graded 5 Star With Gold Award Barn Conversion Near Canterbury

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn in Waltham, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, England - The Granary Is Located In A Beautiful Valley Next To A Nature Reserve And Farmland

The Granary is a luxurious self catering holiday cottage for 4 in a haven of peace and tranquillity. Situated outside the village of Waltham near Canterbury, 17th. century Yockletts Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over looking Yockletts Bank nature reserve with its wonderful orchids, wildlife and footpaths. The farm itself is mainly laid to arable, once being hop gardens, with the remains of an old twin kiln coast of years gone by. We graze cattle on the gently sloping fields, with plenty of easily accessible footpaths all around so you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views in Kent. It is also a wonderful area to cycle or horse ride. Canterbury is 5 miles away, Ashford about 10 miles and the Channel Tunnel rail link is about 15 minutes drive. There are a number of excellent pubs within easy reach, all offering good food and beer. There is also a post office and general store with newsagent in Stelling Minnis village.


Owner
Jo Izard
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Jo Izard

Mark and Jo Izard own and run an arable farm with a small herd of beef cattle. Located in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty near to the city of Canterbury in Kent. The Granary is located on the farm next to the farmhouse. The main working part of the farm is located 1/2 mile away. Jo has 18 years of running a hospitality facility in the City of London before giving it up to manage The Granary. We have been awarded in April 2015 5 stars for the last 7 years from Visit Britain, Quality in Tourism and for the third year running received a Gold Award as well.

Why Jo Izard chose Kent

Relax in a beautiful cottage with wonderful views. Enjoy great walks on the door step or go just five miles into the City of Canterbury with its cosmopolitan selection of restaurants and bars and site seeing galore. Shop till you drop or visit some of Britains greatest historical buildings.

What makes this barn unique

Five star luxury in a home from home. All you should need for your holiday has been thought for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"First class accommodation in a beautiful setting everything you could possibly need has been thought of. Jo and Mark are lovely. We want to come back!!"



LB & CD Farnham



"We have stayed in many cottages in the past 25 years, this one is 'SIMPLY THE BEST!'



J & AW Manchester
Oct 2012
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Map

Coast/Beach:

There are a number of good beaches towards Hythe only 25mins drive away where there have been regular sightings of a dolphin! Excellent fresh fish is also available.

Travel:

Channel Tunnel rail link is only 15 min drive away. The Port of Dover is 25 mins drive. Gatwick airport is 1hour10min drive. Heathrow 1hr30min drive.

Distances:

Canterbury is a 15 min drive. The village of Stelling Minnis is a 5 min drive where there is a pub, grocers and post office.

Amenities

Canterbury Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • The ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 has an extra large shower cubicle, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Shaver socket. The ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 has a large bath with shower and tempered glass shower screen, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Shaver Socket.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one is a twin bedded room with vaulted ceiling Leather sofa and Laura Ashley furnishing through out. All the furniture is solid oak. Shower room ensuite. Bedroom two is a double bedded room with a king size bed and Laura Ashley furnishings. Safe deposit box. Bathroom with shower ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: There is a lovely patio with table and chairs plus BBQ and a small garden. Also a large paddock for playing ball games or picnic in. Views from the cottage are of the nature reserve and beautiful valley. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are included in the price.

Reviews

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(5 traveler reviews)

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Luxurious Graded 5 Star With Gold Award Barn Conversion Near Canterbury
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Great Holiday !

  • 5 of 5

We visited The Granary this January and had a wonderful time. Beautifully decorated and immaculate throughout I could not find a fault. The owners made us feel most welcome and went to the effort of recommended a number of good local pubs and restaurants as well as things to do in the nearby Canterbury. Tucked down a peaceful and quiet lane it was the perfect little getaway but only 15 minutes from the town which had plenty to see and do. We will definitely be coming back !

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Looking forward to welcoming you back again.
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5

One of our best experiences

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautifully maintained and very comfortable. A very enjoyable stay and hope to book again soon !

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Carole, so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Granary.
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5

Fantastic stay in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

A very warm welcome from superb hosts. Lovely, well-kept property which was very comfrtable. Very good access to Canterbury and the surrounding area. We had a fantastic holiday and would recommend this property to all.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Granary.
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Shropshire
5

Great accomodation

  • 5 of 5

The Granary is a lovely, well-appointed barn conversion of the highest quality. It deserves the five star gold award as equipped with everything you need and really comfortable, warm and clean. A real find and in a beautiful area near bluebell woods with great walks. Jo is a very amenable and helpful host, providing us with a hamper of food on the first day.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nerys, thank you so much for your review of The Granary. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. You certainly had a lovely week with the weather too. Thank you. Jo
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Maidenhead
5

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed cottage, immaculately clean with everything you might want for a short break or a longer holiday. Jo's professional yet warm approach ensures her guests receive just the right amount of personal attention (and generous welcome hamper) without intrusion. Fantastic walks available from the front door, with historic Canterbury and a range of coastal towns all within an easy drive. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.89

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 33% payable on booking.
Balance payable one month before occupancy.

Payments to be made through bank transfer or personal cheque. A refundable security deposit of £100 cash payable on arrival.

Arrival time from 3pm and departure by 10am.

Holiday lets are Saturday-Saturday unless short breaks.

Changeover Day:
Holiday lets are Saturday-Saturday unless short breaks.


Notes on prices:
Short Breaks in low season only

3 nights : From £295
4 nights : From £345

5 nights : From £395

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.