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  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Pets
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Ideal for a family with all amenities close by, this holiday home provides an idyllic base from which to explore the area.

Ideal for a family with all amenities close by, this holiday home provides an idyllic base from which to explore the area.

This beautifully restored Grade II listed thatched barn dating back 300 years, has been divided into two beamed holiday cottages which reside in the grounds of the owners’ 500-year-old home Boyke Manor, where the great grandfather of Edward Elgar once lived, situated in the unspoilt Elham Valley, an AONB. Activities in the area include walking, horse riding, cycling, wildlife viewing, golf, beaches and art and crafts. Canterbury, great for shopping and sightseeing, and Dover, ideal for day trips to France, are both 20 minutes away. There is a fast train link to London (55 minutes). Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area with butler sink and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft iron bedsted and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Single bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) and sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet. Beamed throughout.

  • Full electric central heating included (November-May £75per week)

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Shared garden
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: 2 steps to terrace

Note: Blackbird Cottage (ref PLLP) may be booked with Wren Cottage (ref PLLT) to sleep 9+1 people, with seating space for all guests at Wren Cottage.

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What do our customers say?

  • 9

    Fiona

    Posted by anonymous

    Beautiful cottage in the stunning Elham Valley. Spotlessly clean, extremely well-equipped, making this a real home-from-home experience.

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017 05/05/2017
8.9 out of 10 – based on 7 reviews collected by ReeVoo

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