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Plantagenet Cottage - Hidden, Historical & a Pool

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum
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A unique country cottage, steeped in history, with links to the Plantagenet Kings of England! Use of the entire house and grounds - our cottage is hidden away, surrounded by a big beautiful garden that overlooks the Eastwell Manor Country Estate and has a good sized heated outdoor pool area. Everyone falls in love with Plantagenet Cottage - it's been newly refurbished, is spacious, very private & relaxing with a certain English charm & character. With the beautiful Kent countryside & numerous things for all to do nearby, it makes this a perfect getaway. Plantagenet Cottage dates back to the 16th Century and was built by a natural son of King Richard III [the last Plantagenet King of England - the one they found under the car park in Leicester more recently] - so that alone is pretty sp...A unique country cottage, steeped in history, with links to the Plantagenet Kings of England! Use of the entire house and grounds - our cottage is hidden away, surrounded by a big beautiful garden that overlooks the Eastwell Manor Country Estate and has a good sized heated outdoor pool area. Everyone falls in love with Plantagenet Cottage - it's been newly refurbished, is spacious, very private & relaxing with a certain English charm & character. With the beautiful Kent countryside & numerous things for all to do nearby, it makes this a perfect getaway. Plantagenet Cottage dates back to the 16th Century and was built by a natural son of King Richard III [the last Plantagenet King of England - the one they found under the car park in Leicester more recently] - so that alone is pretty special. We call one of the bedrooms 'Richard's Room' - that has a Kingsize bed in it. The other two bedrooms can be configured as either 1 x SuperKing or 2 x Singles. There are some books and an old transcript describing the History at the cottage. The tomb of the illegitimate heir, our Richard Plantagenet still lies in the ruins of nearby St Mary's church of Eastwell which makes for a nice visit. Guest Access: You will have exclusive use of the entire detached property and grounds. This consists of a driveway for two cars, access to a garage space, the large garden and exterior above ground heated swimming pool. Inside the property boasts a handmade wooden kitchen, office space, large living / dinning area with vaulted ceiling and inglenook fireplace. There is a walk in storage cupboard, a bathroom, hallway, porch with a historic arched door and then the three luxurious bedrooms [bed linen and towels are provided]. There are no other properties or people at the site as we are hidden from the road - there are neighbours about 40 meters away on the outskirts of the village. Interaction with Guests We are always contactable for any help or advice we can offer before and during your stay. We can offer a meet & greet service if requested at small extra charge. We give detailed arrival instructions & there is a welcome pack with lots of information for our guests. The cottage is tucked away in a very unique and secluded spot, so offers privacy but is still within easy reach of local amenities. It is nestled on the edge of a small village called Boughton Aluph which surrounds a central cricket green and traditional Kentish pub which are a short stroll away. Our property overlooks the picturesque sheep filled grounds of the Eastwell Manor Estate & Hotel which can be seen in the distance [which itself boasts fine dining, a spa, golf course, indoor pool and a huge lake]. Further afield there's the practicalities of the thriving town of Ashford, also the lovely historic city of Canterbury, and the nature filled South Downs with many a traditional Kentish country pub and an abundance of cycling trails at nearby Kingswood and many stunning walks. The seaside towns of Whitstable, Rye, Herne Bay and the sandy beaches at Camber are all near enough for day trips, as is central London. Ashford is the nearest main town. It has the high speed train into London Kings Cross in just 27 minutes! And the Eurotunnel linking to Europe. We are also close for transit through the ferry ports. There are two motorways linking the area to other parts of the UK and local bus services in the immediate area. Having a car is recommended - although many people who want to chill and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city come here and end up not wanting to go anywhere ! Other Things to Note: There is underfloor heating to the main stone floor, there is Netflix and Amazon Prime on the Smart TV as well as BBC I-player / ITV Hub etc. There are also network ports in each room. The bathroom has a new combi boiler so you'll never run out of hot water. During summer season the pool is kept at 29 degrees C. Pool is closed for winter. Exact dates are weather dependent.More
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About the Owner
Tim S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2016
Interaction with guests
You will have exclusive access to the property. Keys are kept in a key safe. We do not live nearby so unlikely to meet you at the property but we are always available on the phone whenever you need help advice or local recommendations.
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We loved staying at the Plantagenet Cottage. We were travelling as a family with two teenage children and the house and facilities were perfect for us. The three bedrooms were spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable. The house itself was fantastic, a great blend...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank ianmV2526QN
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Plantagenet cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage has been very nicely modernised and comfortably accommodated three couples. It also has a beautiful garden with a pool and plenty of sports equipment to have fun if you are lucky enough to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank mdstr88
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Amazing cottage, perfect for our family getaway! Great location with access to stunning Kent towns and seaside. Beautiful garden that backs onto Champneys at Eastwell Manor, which is great for a SPA day. Looking forward to going back. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank BenPycz1
Reviewed October 9, 2018

We stayed at Plantagenet cottage for three nights to mark our daughters 18th. The house is amazing, obviously well loved. On a practical level the house was clean, well presented and welcoming. Lovely sheets and towels and welcome basket and all kitchen essentials etc to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Sightsee822897
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We booked Plantagenet cottage for our wedding weekend, with our family traveling to stay for the weekend. It was absolutely perfect for what we wanted, with lots of space, and wonderful amenities. There was also a lovely welcome basket, which was very sweet and appreciated,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Rachael B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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How to get there
HOW TO GET HERE: Sat Nav use TN25 4HP and then turn in where you see the “IRON ROOM / Village Hall” sign. Drive ahead, we are at the back of the Iron Room. Parking is on the gravel between our two timber garages and the entrance gate. There is space for two cars here. Deliveries: Plantagenet Cottage [behind IRON ROOM], Faversham Road, Boughton Aluph, Kent TN25 4HP.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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