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Enchanting detached thatched cottage in a truly magical setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Free Wifi
  • Fireplace


About the property

Beautiful detached thatched cottage set in the heart of the Kent countryside

A Beautiful 'chocolate box 'detached thatched cottage set in a private garden and surrounded by rolling Kent countryside as far as the eye can see, a truly idyllic escape from the real world.

Surrounded by a mixture of pasture and woodland bluebell woods nearby and is a haven for wildlife-peace and tranquility guaranteed.

This charming detached cottage which has been newly renovated is a two bedroom two bathroom 300 year old Thatch Cottage close to the famous Romney Marshes and is set in idyllic surroundings with Glorious countryside all around sleeping up to six persons.

Our cottage has it’s own special charm, refurbished to provide the highest standard of comfort, yet retaining a wealth of period features. Tasteful furnishings, flat screen TV/DVD player and WIFI

PlayStation 2 for the children.

Surrounding area:

The Cottage was Awarded four stars by the tourist board is a wonderful base for touring Medieval Rye with its famous cobbled streets, Canterbury, Hastings and the nature reserves at Dungeness and Rye are all within short driving distance. Cyclists can enjoy the many leafy cycle routes, which are all around this fascinating area among the famous Romney Marshes. There are also many beautiful National Trust properties to visit within easy driving distance of Britons Hill cottage.

The area is a perfect base for any type of holiday appealing to Couples, families, walkers or cyclists.

Day trips from Folkestone or Dover to the Continent is easy by ferry or hovercraft and of course Euro tunnel’s 'Shuttle will take you to France in just 35 minutes, or you can travel to Paris or Brussels on Eurostar from Ashford's International Station which is just 12 minutes drive away.

There are many sandy beaches that are only 15 min. drive away.


Water sports. riding, trust properties, castle.

Walkers/ cyclists welcome:

There are many sandy beaches which are only 15 - 20 minutes drive away.

This beautiful area has lovely country pubs serving great food lots of restaurants and sporting activities. are to be found and the whole area is steeped in History.

Fantastic walks perfect for ramblers and wonderful cycle routes all around.

A perfect break for families or a very romantic retreat.

Free WIFI.

More Details

Pauline Sheehan
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

Why Pauline Sheehan chose Kent

We bought this beautiful cottage as the moment we walked through the gates it was like stepping back in to a different time

The sun was shining there were baby lambs in the fields next to the cottage and this chocolate box cottage sat in the middle of the lovely secluded garden surrounded by wonderful views of the countryside and we just knew this was a very special place and it is we are sure you will love staying here just as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

Beautiful Thatched secluded cottage with wonderful views from the garden and cosy conservatory, Closes to beautiful beaches, wonderful towns and villages, historic castles nearby, great shopping in the designer outlet.

National trust gardens, great for walks and exploring the countryside also fast train services in to London.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage coupled with it's magical location did not disappoint. Quite simply the best cottage holiday we have ever encountered. Everything was as described in relation to the cottage/location and the surrounding area. The recommendations with regards to eating out were spot on - the Black Lion in Appledore serving up top grade food as one example. Handy for lots of attractions or just quiet walks, this cottage will not let you down. Comfortable, cozy and the ideal please to unwind and de-stress. The facilities in the cottage were excellent wanting for nothing. Miss this delight at your peril - it should be top of your 'to visit/stay' list. Many thanks for been given the opportunity to stay.
Aug 2014
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Woodchurch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ensuite
  • Beautifully appointed bathroom. Plus a luxury en suite shower room both newly fitted and fully tiled. There is also a clothes airier.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Master - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Charming beamed master bedroom with beautiful romantic double metal bedstead. Second bedroom has two singles beds this room also has a en suite shower room. Double sofa bed in lounge which sleeps 2 persons.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This Chocolate Box Cottage is set in a large garden with beautiful views all around minutes walk to Woodlands. Nearby you can explore Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst, Knole, Chartwell, Dover Castle, Canterbury and Rochester or take a day trip to France or London. There is a lot for kids, including local steam trains, animal parks, Diggerland, Farming World, Chatham Historic Dockyard and the new Dickens World. Great walks and views along the Pilgrim's Way and fine country pubs. The cottage lies beside the Saxon Shore Way which takes you on a walk around the old coastline of Kent as it was in Roman times. The path connects with the 1066 Countryside Walk and the Royal Military Canal Path which you can join beside the church in the village. Appledore also lies on a regional cycle route and offers rides through the marshes towards the sea and northwards through Tenterdan.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Enchanting detached thatched cottage in a truly magical setting
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Just as the advert said a really Magical place

an amazing country cottage it was like stepping back in time but with all luxury conveniences.

My wife and i had a really lovely winters break and will be going back many times i hope.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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fairytale cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place! Stayed with the family and we all loved it. If you get the opportunity then you must stay here. Location is spectacular and a real 'get away from it all ' place. Owners were fantastic and couldn't have been more accommodating. Great holiday!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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a truly lovely cottage :)

  • 5 of 5

Pauline & Chris had provided everything we needed for our stay at the cottage (iron, hairdryers, towels, hoover etc..) the cottage was absolutely lovely and the garden was very well maintained. Our children enjoyed playing outside in the garden which was very private.

The cottage itself was very pretty. It was very clean and tidy ) we met the cleaner leaving just as we arrived. The beds were all made up for us - and very comfortable as we found out. The cottage was immaculate and I truly couldnt fault the cleanliness of the bathrooms and kitchen etc.

The information provided by pauline regarding places to visit/eat was very useful! We had a takeaway from ' The Old School house' indian restaurant one evening and visited 'Miss Mollets high class tea room'( in Appledore village)for lunch one day.

Pauline was so helpful answering a couple of little queries that arose during our stay.

The weather was awful one day of our stay (it rained all day!) But we didnt mind too much as the cottage is such a lovely , relaxing place to stay. When the weather improved it was lovely to wake up to the views across the sunny fields as I made breakfast in the kitchen :) there are some lovely places to visit such as old family favourites like Dymchurch and St Mary's Bay beaches. We also visited Rye, Camber Sands and went swimming at Tenterden leisure centre which had inflatables for the kids to use :)

We also visited the designer outlet shopping centre in Ashford -so the cottage is ideally situated to visit all these places...

Wherever we visited during the day, it was always a pleasure to return back to the cottage and just spend a relaxing evening. It really is a wonderful place and you feel 'at home' with the welcoming feel that you get when you first enter :)

We had a lovely holiday staying at the cottage and really enjoyed our time there as a family. We would recommend it to family and friends and hope to return again ourselves in the future :) it is a lovely place to stay, and we came away with happy memories....

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and the lovely words about the cottage We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the surrounding area you were the perfect guests to have and you left everything so spick & span in the cottage, please do come back again to visit.
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A wonderful romantic retreat.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect little cottage in a great location. Absolutely charming!

Can't wait to go back :)

Pauline was also very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Cosy in Kent

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little cottage, centrally located in easy driving distance to many South Eastern attractions. We spent a week here at the beginning of October this year (2012). The cottage is well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. The place was clean and cosy. Pauline and Chris took very good care of us. We had a problem with the internet connection while we were there and Chris responded quickly and got us back in business!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your visit to England and so glad you were so cosy and comfortable at the cottage, it's so kind of you to take the time to write a review you were the perfect guests and hope you can visit again sometime. Many thanks Pauline and Chris
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The Most Beautiful Cottage Ever

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage has to be seen to be believed !

like a fairytale sitting picture perfect in its own garden with the most amazing views

of the countryside and resident sheep.

Inside is utterly charming and characterful very tastefully furnished and all in keeping with the style of the cottage except for the wonderful colored chandeliers adding that bit of wow factor which we loved so quirky.

we loved everything about it and what a great area to visit so many lovely villages and castles to visit also great shopping we never wanted to leave and only wish it was mine so i did not have to.

thank you so much as you know we have already booked again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review it means such a lot to us to know other people love our cottage as much as we do. And please visit again soon . Love Pauline
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Ashford kent
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Brittons Hill cottage is nestle and set Between the Beautiful Villages of Hamstreet and Historic Appledore village.

Close to may Beaches and the Medieval Rye Wonderful English towns like Tenterden and all the quintessential Kent Villages along the way

Attractions in the local area include:

* Medieval Rye with its famous cobbled streets and tea rooms

* Hastings

* Canterbury and the Cathedral

* Designer Outlet center located in Ashford

* Steam trains including the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch miniature Railway

* The RSPB Reserves at Rye Harbor and Dungeness locations also close by.

Picture yourself: picnicking with friends and a bottle of wine in a bluebell wood, exploring a magical castle with the kids. Feels good? You can do them all in Kent thanks to its unique blend of countryside, coast and breathtaking historic attractions - all perfect places to relax, refresh, inspire.

We are in the garden of England so many beautiful gardens to explore.

Other Activities: Beaches close by, Medieval Rye and Canterbury,ferry and trains to France.

Golf: Championship Golf Course in Rye a 20 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

Woodchurch Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $129.36
Pet Fee $12.94

We require a £150 deposit for breaks of a week or over and a £100 deposit for short breaks
The balance is 7 weeks before your departure
a refundable security deposit of £100 payable with balance.
Short breaks are welcome but are not available in peak times Christmas, Easter, mid July and August
Short breaks at Christmas and Easter are available charged at the weekly rate
£10 for pet £5 2nd

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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