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The Gardener's Cottage

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Secluded rear garden of cottages with their private terraces, with shade from the old mulberry tree
Luxury bathroom with walk-in shower and fluffy towels
Fully fitted oak kitchen with all mod-cons!

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Cottage
The Gardener's Cottage is recently converted, providing a period setting with 21st century amenities. The interiors have been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with style and comfort in mind; using beautiful English Oak, Heritage and eco products to attain an understated elegance. Comfort and Quality has been the main criteria. Designed for two, they offer the ultimate self-catering experience; an oasis of calm from which to discover this area's rich heritage. Great emphasis has been put into providing everything needed to make your stay unforgettable Set in a pretty courtyard, these two cottages are designed for a relaxing, rejuvenating getaway. Situated between Sandwich and Canterbury, we are ideally placed for visiting this outstanding area of England; along with easy access to por...The Gardener's Cottage is recently converted, providing a period setting with 21st century amenities. The interiors have been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with style and comfort in mind; using beautiful English Oak, Heritage and eco products to attain an understated elegance. Comfort and Quality has been the main criteria. Designed for two, they offer the ultimate self-catering experience; an oasis of calm from which to discover this area's rich heritage. Great emphasis has been put into providing everything needed to make your stay unforgettable Set in a pretty courtyard, these two cottages are designed for a relaxing, rejuvenating getaway. Situated between Sandwich and Canterbury, we are ideally placed for visiting this outstanding area of England; along with easy access to ports for trips to France and beyond. Kent International Airport and Dover Docks are 25 minutes away (we are not on the flight path!), and Ashford International Station for Eurostar is around 45 minutes drive. These two charming cottages nestle in the hamlet of Shatterling, a beautiful part of the county of Kent, within easy reach of Canterbury, (a UNESCO site). Sandwich, described as one of the most complete medieval towns in England is 5 minutes by car, or head out into the beautiful countryside for days spent walking or birdwatching. If history is your thing, the ancient castles of Deal, Walmer, Richborough and Dover are all within easy reach. Other ideas may include a day trip to Paris via Eurostar or ferry to Boulogne and Calais; or stay with these shores and enjoy a day fishing, golfing or a refreshing coastal walk. This is the perfect location for exploring the best that Kent has to offer. Since opening in 2009, we have consistently been awarded 4* Gold award with Visit England. New for this year, Nespresso coffee machine.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Full
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Anne J
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live on the same site as the cottages, and will be here to greet you personally, and acquaint you with the cottage and surroundings. We are more than happy to have a chat with guests, and equally happy to leave them alone if that's what they want! We have found over the year that many guests have became friends, and we have met some truly lovely people.

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Reviews (13)
guagliona
guagliona
18 contributions
Lovely stay
Excellent communication and friendly service. Accommodation was lovely and comfortable with everything we needed. Location was great with easy access to Canterbury, Sandwich and the Kent coast. It was lovely to have outdoor space and we even managed to sit outside on the odd occasion! All in all an excellent stay and we would love to stay again in the future.
Visited September 2017
Written October 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We are ideally situated to visit all the wonderful places Kent has to offer. We’d love to welcome you back, we have just put Mespresso machines into the Cottages!
Written October 6, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alistair F
Alistair F
1 contribution
An absolute pleasure.
I have no hesitation in recommending Canterbury Cottages. The cottage is delightful, immaculately clean, the garden beautiful and the hosts exceptionally friendly and efficient. I look forward to our next stay there.
Visited July 2017
Written July 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
Thank you, Alistair, for your kind words. We try to make everyone feel "at home" without intruding! We very much look forward to seeing you both again
Written August 1, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Keith_Burchell
Keith_Burchell
Derby, United Kingdom3 contributions
A well equiped holiday cottage
We had a very good week. There were lots of things supplied that are not usually supplied in self-catering. The table and chairs outside were welcome as our week was hot and dry. The walk-in shower worked well.
Visited June 2017
Written July 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
It was a pleasure to meet you both, and so glad you enjoyed your week with us. We endeavour to provide everything you might need in the Cottages while away from home. We hope to see you again!
Written July 5, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mamta S
Mamta S
1 contribution
Perfect Stay
Anne and Rob have set up the perfect cottage for a couple who just need a getaway. The size of the cottage, the provisions, the ambiance - nothing could be faulted. Anne has clearly put thought to what the needs would be and ensured all the things were provided. Thank you Anne for making our stay there during our first anniversary so lovely and memorable and I look forward to making another trip again and staying at one of your beautiful cottages!
Visited December 2016
Written January 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
Hello Mamta, so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, and that your husband was not cold! We really strive to make our guests' stay a very enjoyable one, and delighted that we succeeded with you both. Looking forward to seeing you again, warmest wishes, Anne
Written January 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DublinGirl30
DublinGirl30
6 contributions
Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay
Loved The Gardener's Cottage. It totally exceeded expectations. The grounds and the property are so well kept and the cottage has everything you could need - it is so well stocked. It was a lovely touch that we were greeted with a little hamper of essentials like bread, eggs, milk as well as some wine and biscuits. The place was immaculate. Anne was a great host. There if we needed anything but let us be the rest of the time. The pro's: - The kitchen was well stocked with everything (utensils, cookware, cutlery, dishwasher etc) you'd need for a stay - The cottage is perfect for two people - cosy - Great shower. - Lovely terrace at the back with garden furniture - a sun trap during the day - Comfortable bed - Cosy living area - Plenty of storage - wardrobe and drawers and could store cases under the bed. - A 3 minute walk to an organic farmers market which has everything you'd need - local meats, fruits and veg and other groceries. - the cottage is quiet - It's a great base to explore the area. It's less than a five minute drive to the gorgeous village of Wingham, a 15 minute drive to Canterbury and is around a 30 minute drive to lovely coastal villages like Sandwich, Deal, Dover and Whitstable The con's (not big things at all) - the living, dining and bedroom area is all in the one area so if somebody wants to go to bed and somebody wants to stay up watching TV this could be a problem. Although I had ear plugs and it worked out perfect (and it's no different to staying in a hotel room - actually it's better as there's a wall dividing the room so the bed is a little away from the living area). - the rental is by the week. I can understand why the rental is for a week but it would be great to have the option of a long weekend etc. If I was travelling to that region again I would love to stay in the cottage again.
Visited August 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written August 22, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Dover Deal and Whitstable are about 25-30 minutes from us, but Sandwich is about 10 minutes, just down the road. We are so lucky to have the farmer's market within walking distance. We do do shorter lets during the Spring, Autumn and Winter, but in the Summer we find the majority of people are after a week's holiday and a long weekend means it spoils a week. We would love see you both again!
Written August 24, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nick S
Nick S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
A bijou cottage in a beautiful location
Gardener's Cottage is relatively small but very comfortable, welcoming and well appointed. It is located within the beautiful grounds of the owners' house and to the rear there is a sheltered patio overlooking a lovely garden. Just outside the property are bus stops with busses to the beautiful City of Canterbury or the stunningly attractive town of Sandwich. There is a great deal to see and do in this beautiful part of Kent and the Gardener's Cottage provides the other ingredients of a relaxing and enjoyable holiday - perfect.
Visited May 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written May 17, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
Thank you Nick, we always try our best to make our guests as comfortable and relaxed as possible! We are very fortunate to have the bus stops just outside, many of our guests avoid the hassle of finding parking places and expensive parking fees by going by bus. So glad you enjoyed your "trip down memory lane", Kind regards, Anne
Written May 18, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inara B
Inara B
Riga, Latvia3 contributions
Very nice, clean, cozy, good location if you have a car
Very nice, clean, cozy, good location if you have a car and want to discover Kent and surroundings. The owners are nice and obliging. A bit confusing was to carry and leave the deposit, we are trying to use more credit cards not banknotes (simply it was first time while we are traveling around the UK for the 7 years). May be there where problems before us but OK, the rules are the rules. Anyway the stay was pleasant and discrete. We suggest this experience and suggest this holiday rental to everybody who wants to go to Kent.
Visited April 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written May 1, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you both. The refundable damage/loss deposit is a bit awkward when it comes to changing currencies through the bank. They charge me £15 to refund the deposit, so with overseas visitors, we ask for the deposit in cash. Let's hope the banks reduce this charge! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Written May 17, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curlys99
Curlys99
Alton, United Kingdom9 contributions
Perfect stay
We had originally looked at staying in the stables, but when we went to book, only the Gardners cottage was free. It was perfect for us. It has a lovely cosy feel, but with plenty of room. Very clean, every modern convenience and we loved getting to grips with the coffee machine and grinder! Just the thing to set us up for the day. Anne has the knack of thinking of everything you may need...even to the reading glasses in the draw! Would recommend and location for us was excellent to visit all the sites around. We look forward to a return.
Visited April 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written April 15, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
Thank you for your kind remarks. The bean to cup coffee machines are new this year - we like to think of something new each year to build on the success of the cottages. We hope to see you both again.
Written May 1, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rebecca K
Rebecca K
Swindon, United Kingdom3 contributions
relaxing, rejuvenating, place to stay.
The gardeners cottage was just what was needed, for a relaxing rejuvenating holiday. The cottage, was beautifully set out, clean, and everything was provided. in a lovely part of the country.
Visited March 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written April 4, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
Thank you so much for your kind comments, it was a pleasure to meet you both. We try to think of everything that you might need to make your stay easy and comfortable.
Written May 1, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tracy h
tracy h
Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom3 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful
We would like to thank Anne and Rob for their warm welcome to the cottage. The cottage is beautiful and set in a very pretty setting. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need. A modern kitchen, bathroom and a very comfy bed. The cottage is located in the perfect area for access to Dover, Deal, Canterbury etc. We found the area very peaceful and quiet I have to give this cottage 10/10 as it was perfect for us. Once again thanks to Anne and Rob for making our stay perfect.
Visited September 2014 Traveled as a couple
Written September 29, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Anne J
Anne J
We try to make all our guests feel welcome, and try to tread the line between trying to be helpful and welcoming and not intrusive! It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you again.
Written October 8, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD player
  • Balcony
  • Central heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens provided
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Secure parking available
  • Stereo system
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Wi-fi
  • Fishing spots available
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • City getaway
  • Cycling areas
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighborhood
Ideally situated to visit all that our area has to offer. Dover Castle, Deal Castle, Walmer Castle, all within 20 minutes. The seaside towns of Ramsgate, Margate with the Turner Contemporary Gallery and Dreamland, Broadstairs with Charles Dickens house, Whitstable with it's oysters and great harbour area - (I could go on!) all within 20-30 minutes. Just down the road (3 miles) is Sandwich, a fantastic mediaeval town with the most timber framed building in England. Inland there is Canterbury, the seat of Christianity with it's marvellous cathedral and St Augustine's Abbey. Not to mention Tenterden, Tunbridge Wells, all worth a visit. Sissinghurst and Scotney have wonderful gardens, and there are several large shopping outlets too.
Getting around
We have a 20 minute bus service from a stop 50 yards from the cottages, running to Canterbury, Deal and Sandwich. From there you can reach Whitstable and surrounding areas
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are 25 minutes from the Ferry Port in Dover, and 35 minutes from Eurotunnel. Once you've booked, I'll send you all the details of how to find us.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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