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The Granary

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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Canterbury, Kent, England
The small detached Granary has recently been sympathetically renovated and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Granary lies in the grounds of a medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with a chalk stream and former watercress beds. It has its own private garden. The Granary offers quiet country style living and is under 15 minutes drive from Canterbury and 20 minutes from the nearest beach.On the first floor is a twin bedroom (with pocket sprung mattresses) a single bedroom and a bathroom. On the ground floor is a double bedroom again with a pocket sprung mattress, fully tiled shower room and an open plan living room which offers a leather sofa seating area and pine wood dining area with a well equipped and integrated kitchen. The predominant flooring materi... Read more
Listing #HL229421
About the Owner
James B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
I live only a short a short distance from the Granary and I will normally meet guests at the property with the key when they arrive to explain the workings of the household. I would point out local amenities and try to help where I can. On the day you leave I will come at just before 10am to inspect the property. On the rare occasion that I am unable to meet guests
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend some quality time relaxing at The Granary.The place was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed to prepare our meals and a long comfortable sleep. The place is surrounded by stunning countryside and great pubs in the area. James (the Owner) was...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Rosa M
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Ideal for exploring the South East coast. Very quiet and rural. Lovely place, compact but extremely serviceable.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

All good. Very clean and tidy place which is very quiet. Good base to explore the beautiful surroundings of Kent.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SusanBath2015
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The password for the wi-fi is on the front of the router which is on the kitchen worktop.There is a high standard of thermal insulation throughout and the storage heaters are more than adequate to heat the property in the winter.There is a master switch on the wall to each storage heater and this is normally kept switched on during the heating season but if not this switch would be need to be on overnight prior to the heater being operational. Settings to adjust the heat output including a boost facility are to be found under a flap to the top of the heater. The hot water is controlled using an immersion heater situated in a cupboard to the single bedroom. The first switch on the wall to the right is permanently on but a second switch behind with a neon indicator will act as a boost when... more
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    3 Twins
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: $191 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
If you book more than 8 weeks in advance of your holiday a 30% deposit is required with the balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of £100 is required with the final balance payment. This is refundable usually with your departure.

Saturday is the changeover day for weekly lets.

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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is close to the fine medieval city of Canterbury with its Cathedral being the centre of the Anglican Church. Canterbury is a historic, cultural and educational centre with three theatres ( one open air) and two Universities. There are river trips in punts through the centre of Canterbury. With its wealth of historic buildings and traditional narrow streets the city has a new pedestrianised shopping centre and many restaurants and eateries to cater for all tastes..

The Marlowe is a brand new theatre opened in Oct. 2011 and offers the best in touring theatre productions and you can enjoy west end musicals, drama with opera and ballet, classical music, stand up comedy, music gigs,childrens shows and pantomines. The annual Canterbury Festival runs for two weeks from mid to late Oc...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Gatwick Airport ( 98 minutes): 118.0 km
Railway: Bekesbourne, near Canterbury ( 8 minutes): 6.0 km
Ferry: Dover Eastern Docks ( 26 minutes): 24.0 km
By road from Europe it is 26minutes from Dover Eastern Docks. The English Channel crossing can be made by ferry, Calais to Dover or by train tunnel (car on train) Calais to Folkestone. The M25 Motoway at Dartford can be reached from the property in 60 minutes.

By rail Canterbury can now be reached by the high speed rail link to London and indeed Europe via Ashford (16 mins from Canterbury). Times are 56mins. to London St. Pancras and 2hrs from Ashford to Paris. The nearest railway station can be reached from The Granary in 8 minutes and this is at Bekesbourne near Canterbury ; this offers a slower but cheaper link to London. The high speed station in Canterbury can be reached in 14 minutes.

London Gatwick can be reached in in one an a half hours.

A car is not essential to use the Gran...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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