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Overview
Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Canterbury, Kent, England
The detached Old Alms House has been sympathetically renovated and extended and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Old Alms House is a Grade 2 listed 15th.Century medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with a chalk stream and former watercress beds. It has its own private large garden. The Old Alms House offers quiet country style living and is under 15 minutes drive from Canterbury and 20 minutes from the nearest beach.On the ground floor is the large living room consisting principally of a reclaimed oak wagon lodge, a double bedroom with a guest bed (suitable for a child) , and an en-suite shower room and another double bedroom and a family bathroom, all mattresses are pocket sprung. A well equipped bespoke kitchen with many exposed beams completes the g... Read more
Listing #HL1687951
About the Owner
James B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed as a family of 6 adults for 10 nights. The house was pretty, spacious and clean. It is a very old house that has been professionally modernised throughout, whilst retaining original features. The kitchen was very well equipped and we cooked a meal...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Arrived at house and was not dissapointed. James the owner was a great help with the location and sites around and about and nothing was to much trouble. House was large enough for 6 adults and 2 small children and each couple having their own...More

Thank cjtaylor60
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very nice and helpful owner. You do not need to take anything with you house very clean, in good working order and anything you need bedding,towels cooking and eating items all there and more. We had a wedding whilst there grounds lovely for photographs before...More

Thank 351mandy
Amenities
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (11)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    3 Attached (ensuite)
Bedrooms
    3 Fulls
    4 Twins
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 960 / 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 £250 is required either with the final balance payment or if you prefer on your arrival. This is refundable usually with your departure.

Saturday is the changeover day for weekly bookings.

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About the neighbourhood
Canterbury The house 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 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,children`s shows and pantomimes. The annual Canterbury Festival runs for two weeks from mid to late October and it attracts top performers and events. The Beaney Institute, in the main street, re-opened in Sept. 2012 and offers state of the art exhibition galleries and a brand new library and a varied programme of events and activities for all ages. The Howletts Wild Animal Park nearby at Littlebourne (5 minutes away) and its sister Park at Port Lympne (35 minutes) are well worth visiting. The latter has a Safari Ride experience through the Park. Both Parks have an outstanding record in preserving endangered species and are well known in Europe for their captive breeding success. The parks have successfully returned black rhinos and western lowland gorillas to the wild. Howletts has UK's largest African elephant herd. On the recreational side for adults and children there is the Treetops Challenge and for young children there is the animal adventure challenge. Very closeby Wingham Wildlife Park offers an interesting day out for younger children along with Wildwood housing mainly native British animals at Herne (20 minutes away.) There are many seaside towns within easy distance, each with different characters. Whitstable is renowned for its oysters and its historic buildings whilst Margate's regeneration is centred around the new Turner Contemporary Art Gallery located at the very spot from which Turner used to paint. Sandwich, Faversham and Dover offer contrasting histories with fascinating old streets and historic buildings not least the very impressive Dover Castle and the World War II tunnels. There are other local castles at Deal, Walmer, Richborough, Chilham and further afield Leeds Castle near Maidstone offers a good day out for families with its extensive grounds and attractions. For those interested in the natural environment Stodmarsh Nature Reserve is close by with the White Cliffs Countryside and Langdon Cliffs near Dover and the extensive Romney Marsh providing contrasting and evocative landscapes to explore. There are boat trips from Dover and Ramsgate out to the Goodwin Sands, including seal watching, or around the harbour area; steam railways to explore from the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway (The World's smallest public railway) to the Rolvenden and Bodiam lines; there are numerous golf courses, horse riding facilities and sports centres in the area though the nearest Ice Skating rink is at Gillingham.
How to get there
Airport: Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport,: 118.0 km
Railway: Nearest railway: Bekesbourne, near Canterbury ( 8: 6.0 km
Ferry: Dover ferry port to Continent: 25.0 km
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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