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Cosy Cottages Overlooking Village Green, Great Country Walks And Cycling - Old Post Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cottages in Rodmersham Green, Nr Sittingbourne, Kent, England; Village Pub Adjacent And Village Shop & Cafe 5 Doors Away, Faversham 6 Miles, Leeds Castle 9 Miles

These charming self catering holiday cottages are situated in the heart of the Kent village of Rodmersham Green, opposite the village pond, the village green and open countryside. The cottages were built in 1860 as farm workers cottages, Old Post Cottage later became the post office and village shop. Full of traditional features they are the perfect base for exploring Kent throughout the year. Both these luxury cottages have recently been refurbished. Each cottage has two bedrooms and are beautifully decorated, providing a calm and peaceful ambience, with a cosy sitting room and separate dining room. Old Post Cottage and Candy Cottage are both 4* rated and have been awarded Green Tourism GOLD award by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

Details for Old Post Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Old Post Cottage is an end of terrace cottage, over looking the village green. It was originally a farm workers cottage built around 1860, latterly used as the post office and shop. The sitting room looks out across the village green, as does the main bedroom. The sitting room has a large comfy sofa and love chair. The dining room has a side board and extending dining table and 4 chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a door leading out to the fully enclosed and lockable rear garden. The main bedroom has a double bed, 2 bedside tables with lights, wardrobe and chest of draws. The second bedroom has 3ft wide pine bunk beds, side table and shelf for top bunk with light and a wardrobe. One small well behaved dog accepted in this cottage.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Monique Bonney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2016
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About Monique Bonney

We have lived in Rodmersham for many years and know the area well. We enjoy walking up on the North Kent Downs and cycling along the No.1 cycle route and round the local villages. We care about the local environment and community and encourage our guests to explore the local area. We use flowers from our garden to decorate the cottages and provide seasonal home grown fruit and vegetables when available. We bake our own bread. We have sought to create cosy and comfortable self catering cottages that support local businesses and have a low impact on the surrounding environment. We have children and know what is required when travelling with them. We love the fact that you can drive to the coast in 25 minutes or stay put and soak up the country air. The best of both worlds.

Monique Bonney purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Monique Bonney chose Kent

We love the position of these cottages, overlooking the village green, adjacent to the pub and a few doors from the village shop/cafe. Rural life without being too remote, pop into the village cafe for coffee or into the village pub for a drink and dinner. Opposite the cottages is a footpath that takes you into beautiful fruit orchards. When we bought these cottages they were in desperate need of modernising and had been knocked into 1 dwelling. We completely renovated them including some major structural work, insulated them, replumbed and rewired them. Today they have all the modern facilities you would expect with a dose of 1860's charm!

What makes this cottage unique

We hire out bicycles to explore the area. Both the No.1 cycle route and the North Kent Downs are about 1 mile from the cottages. The cottages are a short drive (5/10 mins) from Sittingbourne, 15 mins from the historic town of Faversham and 25 mins from the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury. You can look out of window at rural village life but in a short drive/cycle be town. There are plenty of good village pubs to explore, Leeds Castle is a short drive (15/20 mins). If you fancy curling up on the sofa you can surf the internet using our high speed broadband Wifi, watch a DVD or read one of our local interest books. For something really different you could take a Thames Barge sailing trip. We can provide stair gates, highchairs and a cot on request.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have. Had a good week in this lovely cottage. It has given us the opportunity to visit family and friends in Kent. Thank you for all the 'extras' that we have enjoyed. We would love to come again and see more of this part of the beautiful county of Kent. May God blessing you and all who stay here.
Nov 2014
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Old Post Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Quaint quiet cottage was a good base for exploring Kent

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Old Post Cottage, with days to rest and stay close around the wee village, and, other days to go exploring the Kent countryside. Everything we need was provided and the 'basket of goodies' when we arrived was most welcome.

Thanks again. Monique.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to host you. Happy travels.
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Comfortably equipped cottage in beautifull country

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is very good equipped.Description is accurate.Kitchen has all needed. Sofas are very comfortable.Cottage is clean.Contry side is very beautifull with many fruits,which can be bought from farmer's shops.Nearly situated restaurant and pub fruiters is with very good food on reasonable prices.Leeds castle can be reached.Entrance fee of castle is quite high(24 L.).I want to rent this cottage again and will reccomend to a frends.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful village, lovely cottage, great location to explore Kent.

Lovely history to the cottage and lots of local history books on the bookshelves as well as photo's etc which we really loved. Really nice to see the renovation and cottages as they were before their rescue!

Every attention paid to environment and eco friendly features.

Cottage very well equiped and well laid out with great attention to detail, like somewhere to put walking shoes - great!

Very friendly and helpful owner. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay.
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We can hire out bicycles (additional cost - see our website). We can provide maps and routes for walking and cycling. In addition owner can provide decorative wreath making course, using natural garden materials.

Ask for details on special packages including hawking/birds of prey experiences. We can arrange full day or half day experiences where you get fly some amazing birds a professional falconer. We can also arrange Thames Barge sailing trips. If you are celebrating something special we can help arrange something really unique.


20-25 minute (15 mile) drive to the coast/Whitstable.


Sittingbourne train station is approx 2.5 miles away.

Sittingbourne train station is served by mainline services including the High-speed service to Ebbsfleet (Eurostar station) (approx 40 minutes), Stratford (for the Westfield shopping centre and Olympic park complex) (approx 50 minutes) & London (St Pancreas) (approx 60 minutes). Other mainline services go to/from London Victoria (approx 70 minutes) and London Bridge/Cannon Street in peak hours (approx 60 min). The Port of Dover is c.32 miles


7 miles to Faversham

9 miles to Leeds Castle

12 miles to Maidstone

17 miles to Canterbury

Further Details:

Village has a pub, village shop & cafe, cricket club and squash club. Nearby supermarkets include Sainsburys, Asda and Morrisons. Ocado, Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys all deliver groceries via their internet services. Fab butcher in the neighbouring village can deliver locally produced meat, game, fruit, veg and cheese.


Rates & Availability

Sittingbourne Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jul 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Summer 2017
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 30 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Jul 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Summer 2018
Jul 20 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $127

Booking Notes:
Min 2 night stay

30% deposit to be paid on booking (unless booking less than 8 weeks in advance) + £100 security/damage deposit

Shorter breaks available out of peak periods / short notice

We take credit/debit card payments

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Friday/Monday but this can be flexible depending on availability outside of summer holidays/peak periods.

Notes on prices:
A damage deposit of £100 is required for each cottage. See our website for full terms and conditions.

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Sittingbourne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Ful size 3ft wide bunk beds + travel cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both cottages have central heating and a heated towel rail in the bathroom. The bath has a shower attachment and glass screen. Stair gates, high chairs and travel cots are available in both cottages. Outside: Fully enclosed and lockable garden with table and chairs, bicycle anchor point

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