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Family accommodation with ground floor access

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage in Canterbury, Kent, England - Walking distance to City Centre

Close enough to walk into Canterbury City centre, 300 year old Sylvan Cottage has a purpose built private extension to the rear of the property, overlooking a secure garden and fields. Families and those with limited mobility always find their needs well catered for here. There are good facilities and equipment for children of all ages. Guests always enjoy the 'inside/out' experience of the large glazed lounge, dining area and garden.

Jacqui Bray
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The location was perfect for our daughter's wedding nearby. The accommodation is very well thought out, and we enjoyed watching the wildlife in the lovely garden, whilst we were eating supper. K family May '14

We really appreciated the attention to detail such as night lights and pedestals for the children. G family Oct 2013

Wonderful stay over New Year - great facilities, cosy lounge - loved the log burner. P&V Jan 2014
Mar 2014
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Canterbury Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
  • Wide access ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 - wc, basin and walk-in shower. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 - wc, basin and roll top bath. Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 3 - wc, vanity unit and large shower/bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - ground floor room with queen double or twin beds and underfloor heating. Bedroom 2 with large double bed. Bedroom 3 with queen double or twin beds and 1/2 single beds in separate part of same room - great for young children.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: BT Infinity WiFi is installed, making it easy to communicate world-wide 24/7. The cottage extension is a separate area of the main house and has its own private access. Smoking is not permitted on site. Pets are not allowed. There is plenty of parking, including wheelchair access. Outside: Large secure and secluded garden and patio area, mostly for guest use - occasionally used by owners. Garden tables and chairs, with play area for children. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and property service are provided at each change-over. Maid service available as an optional extra.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Family accommodation with ground floor access
average rating of 4.826087 based on 24 reviews

Pristine accommodations, great location, helpful host, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely old home from the outside. Inside newly renovated in contemporary style. Lovely dining and living room combination with glass roof and sliding doors onto a garden patio. Well stocked kitchen. Wonderful amenities. Each bedroom has its own private, luxurious bath with everything you need. Accomodates children very well. We hope to visit here again. Convenient to downtown Canterbury either by car or footpath.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you found the location of our accommodation convenient for your family occasion Blaise. We are fortunate that we are able to provide parking for our guests, which is often not possible in the City itself. Many of our guests enjoy being able to walk to the nearby supermarket, or to the bus stops at the County Cricket ground or the hospital. Thanks for staying with us. Jacqui
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Very impressed!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The rooms were all comfortably furnished and the kitchen well-equipped. The only downside was that the bedroom windows could not be left open at night when it was hot, because of the incessant noise from traffic on the nearby roads. Also, grab rails in the baths would have been helpful for our somewhat aged bodies!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay Bruce. Our ground floor access room is always praised by wheelchair guests, who find it very comfortable. We also have extra mobility aids like grab rails, which can be added to rooms - maybe you missed the the part of your rental agreement requesting information about special needs? One of downsides of living near a City is always the morning and evening rush hour traffic. Unfortunately your particular chosen bedroom is closer to road, and the weather was unusually hot. Other guests have often remarked about how peaceful (apart from the woodpeckers and pheasants) the other two bedrooms and the large living area overlooking the garden are. Thanks for staying with us. Jacqui
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The Ideal Canterbury Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Sylvan Cottage was the perfect getaway for our family of 5 (can accommodate 8 if required). Thank you Jacqui and Chris for a most memorable stay. We will treasure many fond memories shared at Sylvan Cottage.

My family was visiting relatives in a nearby village also very close to the heart of Canterbury. We stayed in the B&B the first night whilst waiting for the self-contained guesthouse (attached) to become available. Both were excellent!

The continental/cooked breakfast on the first morning was first class. The accommodation in the B&B is well suited to a short stay given these are private rooms within the main house.

The self-contained accommodation surpassed our expectations. There is plenty of living space, which provides much light and ventilation through large sliding doors and a conservatory overlooking a spacious back garden.

The kitchen was extremely well fitted out with dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave, several coffee plungers, etc.

The house has a standard size TV in the main lounge room and we had no problems accessing the wifi. Our kids enjoyed the selection of board games on offer.

We loved sitting on the outdoor patio being able to enjoy the serenity of the location and the large garden, which was well maintained. We were a short drive to the heart of Canterbury and even closer to the Kent County Cricket Ground.

The bedrooms were well appointed with lovely views of the garden. We were provided with fresh linen through regular intervals and we found the accommodation in excellent condition. The three bathrooms were very luxurious.

We would highly recommend this accommodation to couples and families with a car wanting to either explore the city of Canterbury and the many beautiful nearby villages or just wanting to take some time out to relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our holiday home Luke. We are always pleased to hear when families have found the accommodation worked well for them, and do our best to make sure everyone is comfortable, from the youngest to the oldest members. The County Cricket is always a popular reason for cricket lovers to stay here, as they can easily stroll down to watch the matches.
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Lovely stay, great for Winters Barns

  • 4 of 5

I was getting married at Winters Barns (situated round the corner) and this was the perfect place for my guests and I to stay leading up to the wedding.

Jacqui was very helpful, the cottage was very clean and we all had a lovely relaxing stay

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased everything went well for you Emma, and we were able to meet your accommodation needs. We always try to offer both long and short stays for guests attending local wedding venues. Thank you for looking after our property and leaving it clean and tidy.
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Lovely place for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

Sylvan Cottage is a lovely place to spend your holiday. The house is well equipped, well-maintained, has a beautifull spacious living room and a nice big garden for children to play in. Canterbury is a nice town to visit, and the beach and cliffs are nearby. Also a daytrip to London is a good option.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you and your family enjoyed using our holiday home Elizabeth. It is a good space for families and we always try to make sure everyone can be comfortable. Glad it worked for you, and thank you once again for looking after our property so carefully.
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Perfect for a 3 generation family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for somewhere to stay near Canterbury, for my husband's 60th birthday celebrations. We wanted a property large enough for ourselves and our 2 daughters and their partners, and our baby grandson. Sylvan Cottage was the perfect choice. The space was ideal, with a large family dining table in an open living area, and 3 ensuite bedrooms. The garden was lovely, and would be great in the summer.

We enjoyed the 20-25minute walk into Canterbury itself. It was an easy stroll along a tarmac cycle track across the fields. An ideal combination of the countryside feel, yet so close to the city.

The property was very clean, tidy and well maintained. The cupboards were full of family games, and everything that we could possibly have needed.

Jacqui made us feel very welcome, and was extremely helpful during the booking process, on arrival and during our stay.

I would not hesitate to recommend the property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue. So pleased the birthday celebrations went well for you, and everyone including the youngest were comfortable. It is always good to know that what we provide is appreciated by our guests. Best wishes, Jacqui
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Rates & Availability

Canterbury Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
rate 29
Mar 30 2017 - Apr 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
rate 31
Apr 19 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
May 26 2017 - Jun 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $315

Booking Notes:
Rental includes VAT, all utilities, kitchen basics, bed linen and towels (initial supply of logs included - additional logs available at cost).
A deposit/damage bond of £250 is due at time of booking. This will be refunded after your stay as long as the property is left clean and tidy and there are no damages. We have our own card terminal as we do not bank online. 2 x 50% rental payments due 60 days and 30 days prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Normally Friday dependent on other bookings and availability - we try to be flexible. Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us to check definite prices - 'auto quote' calculation can sometimes distort rental prices!
Short breaks of either 4 nights Monday to Friday or 3 nights Friday to Monday £495(low season), £525(mid season), £570(high season)
Concessions available mid/low season for longer stays of up to one month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest coast is 10 miles - good sandy beaches at Minnis Bay, Broadstairs, St Margarets Bay, Dymchurch. Whitstable is a popular local seaside town with quirky and historic shops and houses.


Gatwick - 60 miles, Dover channel port - 10 miles, Le Shuttle - 15 miles. Country bus service from doorstep or 10 minute walk to nearest frequent buses - 5 minute ride to City. Car use not essential. City cycle route very close to house. We can collect guests/luggage from station on request.


25 minute walk from City centre.

Howletts Zoo - 10 mins drive, Dover Castle - 20 mins drive, Leeds Castle - 40 mins drive. 20 mins drive away from Eurostar/Shuttle/Dover port.

Short stroll to Kent County Cricket/Kent & Canterbury & Chaucer BMI hospitals/Canterbury Rugby.

Quality supermarket 10 mins walk away.

Further Details:

Canterbury has two railway stations with hi-speed trains, making the tourist attractions of London possible in less than an hour.

There is a frequent London coach service (pick-up point short distance from property). Very easy access to A2 motorway Dover/London.

A visit to the Cathedral is a 'must'.

Dover and Leeds castles are very popular visits. Day trips to France by ferry or Eurostar are easily possible


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