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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Old Post Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

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.


About the property

E7620

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).

We run Green Cottages Kitchen; Baking and Cookery workshops in my own kitchen (not the cottages). Workshops include bread making; Sourdoughs etc. We have several different scheduled workshops. If guests request a specific date I will try to accommodate with a minimum of 2 participants.

More Details

Owner
Monique Bonney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

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.

We run Green Cottages Kitchen; Baking and Cookery workshops in my own kitchen (not the cottages). Workshops include bread making; Sourdoughs etc. We have several different scheduled workshops. If guests request a specific date I will try to accommodate with a minimum of 2 participants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cosy cottage, quiet location & good pub just opposite.
Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Dover
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sittingbourne
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Sittingbourne
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M2/M20
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Fruiterers Arms
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Whitstable
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.

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

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.

We run Green Cottages Kitchen; Baking and Cookery workshops in my own kitchen (not the cottages). Workshops include bread making; Sourdoughs etc. We have several different scheduled workshops. If guests request a specific date I will try to accommodate with a minimum of 2 participants.


Amenities

Swale District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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 considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • An extra guest only permitted to stay if the single fold out bed is hired before arrival
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Ful size 3ft wide bunk beds + travel cot
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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:
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

Reviews

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Old Post Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

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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