Cosy 1 bedroom cottage with en-suite bathroom and enchanting woodland views.
Sheila & Stephen Best
About Sheila & Stephen Best
We are both originally from Essex but built our own oak framed house here in Kent in 2005. We are enthusiastic DIYers and continue to work on projects in the garden - rebuilding our chicken housing last year being the latest project. Our chickens now enjoy a purpose built safe, spacious enclosure and run and provide us with golden eggs on a regular basis. A new vegetable plot is currently on the agenda for the coming months. We are both retired so are able to devote a lot of time and energy to making our home and garden a welcoming place for friends and family. We never tire of the beauty that surrounds us and take great pleasure in sharing it with our guests too.
Sheila & Stephen Best purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Sheila & Stephen Best chose Chilham
One of our recent projects was to build this purpose built holiday let to enable us to share our beautiful surroundings with others. It offers the opportunity of a peaceful and relaxing time away to unwind in cosy surroundings with all the modern comforts and finishing touches to make it a memorable experience.
What makes this Cottage unique
Everyone has different needs and tastes but we believe the underfloor heating, woodstove, high end bathroom fittings, luxurious king size bed and kitchen equipment make the cottage a desirable and comfortable base. The woodland setting and countryside views complement the cottage and its proximity to local attractions and London make it a perfect retreat.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
40th Anniversary weekend break
The property far exceeded our expectations, in every respect. The location was beautiful, the property stunning and the owners friendly and welcoming.
The quality of the furnishings and finish were beautiful, comfy and cosy. The attention to what would make for a perfect stay went above and beyond expectations. Everything that you could possibly want had been catered for.
Sheila and Stephen had provided us with fresh bread, milk, butter, tea, coffee, sugar and 6 fresh eggs from their chickens - delicious!! And all much appreciated, as was the anniversary card from them both.
The location, on a hill with wonderful views and set in nicely sculpted gardens was also very special. We were able to observe rabbits, squirrels, and a variety of birds from the comfort of the sofa! We loved the chickens in their 5* fully automated hen house and especially the delicious eggs they produced!
We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage or Stephen and Sheila, who were great hosts, and hope to return soon. A perfect property for a perfect weekend.
Thank you for your extremely kind comments, both here and in our guest book. It is always rewarding and reassuring to find that our guests have enjoyed their stay in our small cottage in the Kent countryside, as this is our main aim. The accommodation is ideally suited for a relaxing time to enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and the local wildlife provide a daily display of 'entertainment'.
We are delighted that your stay exceeded your expectations - we couldn't ask for more!
We hope to be able to repeat the experience for you both in the not too distant future.
Peaceful stay in the English Countryside
A comfortable and well appointed cottage in the countryside that was quiet and relaxing. With views over fields of grazing sheep we enjoyed an idyllic stay. Our hosts provided a thoughtful breakfast pack and warm welcome. The cottage is beautiful and has been decorated tastefully with many homey special touches. Everything has been thought of and provided for the perfect quiet country stay including fire place, comfortable bed, modern kitchen appliances and large en-suite . The village is an easy walk past apple orchards and fields with access to the outside world by train and good roads. We would stay here at every opportunity.
Thank you so much for your kind comments, both here and in our Guestbook in the cottage, they really are appreciated. A happy guest is what we always aim for!
We believe our cottage is in an ideal location to enjoy the peace and quiet of the charming Kent countryside, but with easy access to Canterbury, the surrounding towns and villages as well as London. We are delighted that you found this to be the case.
We do hope you will be able to visit again.
This cottage was everything we expected and more. Everything was of a really high standard and Sheila and Stephen were excellent hosts. They left us to our own time but we’re there if we needed them. I can’t stress enough the quality and comfort of this cottage and it’s surroundings
Thank you for your lovely comments, they are much appreciated. It is always encouraging to know that our guests have enjoyed their experience of staying here and sharing this beautiful part of the Kent countryside. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future!
Sheila and Stephen and great hosts with an amazing property. They have thought of everything you might need. The decor is tasteful and beautiful. The location is perfect....close to Canterbury, but far enough away so that you feel secluded and have privacy. We cannot wait to return!
Lovely guests who we enjoyed hosting. Easy to talk to and we would happily recommend to other hosts.
The cottage was left clean and tidy upon departure.
Their kind comments are much appreciated.
Wow! What a beautiful place . We stayed here over the Easter weekend and were so lucky with the beautiful weather. We enjoyed sitting on the patio watching the wildlife whilst enjoying a g & t !
The cottage is perfect...Sheila and Steve we really appreciated the lovely goodies that were left for us....especially the gorgeous fresh eggs.
Thanks for a very relaxing break ...just what was needed following recent health issues.
Hoping to visit again in the future
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and thank you for your lovely comments, they really are appreciated. Our aim is always to make our guests stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible and we are so pleased that you were able to spend your time relaxing here. We would love to welcome you back sometime in the future.
Lovely cosy comfortable immaculate well equipped, serene setting, nature on door step.
A very enthusiastic greeting on arrival, a very nice welcoming hamper including very freshly laid eggs from Sheila’s and Steve’s hens. Lots of places worth visiting. Our favourite was Scotney Castle. The National Trust volunteers were so engaging when we showed our interest. We generally spent our days out and about, but retired to the cottage in the evenings where utilised the well equipped kitchen to prepare our meals. It was great to look out the bedroom window each morning to see squirrels and pheasants within a few metres of the cottage. We had a lovely week there. Thoroughly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed having Wayne & Margot stay at our holiday cottage. A very engaging couple who were delightful to host. Their stay with us coincided with some pretty awful weather, but they were not daunted and made the most of the nearby places to visit. They left the cottage very clean and tidy and we would not hesitate to recommend them to other hosts and would welcome them back at any time.
The beautiful historic village of Chilham is a 10-15 minute walk. A visit to this charming village is a must - a walk back in time is guaranteed!