No Cleaning Fees!
Colourful room with large desk, comfy chair and single bed, overlooking wooded area.
The cottage, built 1733, has not been overly modernised, but has central heating, modern shower/wetroom, and Wifi - and a very friendly Jack Russell!
Due to steps and stairs, not suitable for people with limited mobility.
Please note there's only one parking space (on my neighbours' drive), but there's a layby 100 m from the house. Bus stop about 300 m away.
Ideal base to explore East Kent.
A relatively large, simply furnished room with single bed in a large cottage.
The house has not been overly modernised, but has central heating, modern shower/wetroom, and Wifi. This room has secondary glazing, and is fully carpeted.
Please note there is no wardrobe in this room, but there is a rail where you can hang things up. It also has a nice big desk with a comfortable chair.
The duvet and pillow are filled with feathers, and I'm afraid I have no synthetic ones.
We have a piano and a big garden.
Towels, toiletries and a hairdryer are provided.
Some guests find the staircase rather steep - this house is not suitable for people with mobility problems.
Breakfast is included: tea, coffee, fruit juice, cereal, porridge, and / or as much toast and eggs as you can eat - though I'll happily provide other things if you give me enough warning :-)
We have a Jack Russel...she's very friendly, but this is not a good place for someone who doesn't like dogs!
The house is on a street off the main road in a quiet village between Canterbury and Sandwich. At the back of the house there's a field full of rabbits, squirrels and birds.
The house is about a mile away from Howletts wild animal park.
Good bus service to Sandwich and Canterbury - every 20 minutes through the day (not so good in the evening or on Sundays!) The bus takes about 10 minutes to get from Canterbury to Littlebourne; the bus stop is 300 metres away, on the main road.
Half hourly train service from Canterbury to London (St Pancras/Charing Cross or Victoria); the fastest takes just under an hour. National Express coaches (to London Victoria) are usually much cheaper but take about two hours.
Apart from being just 4 miles from the world famous tourist destination of Canterbury and its spectacular medieval cathedral, the village of Littlebourne is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the sea is within a half hour drive to the north, east and south....oysters at Whitstable, glorious sandy beaches of Thanet, Turner at Margate, Dickens at Broadstairs, birdwatching on the sand dunes at Sandwich, a pier and two Tudor castles at Deal, the White Cliffs and Castle at Dover (not to mention frequent ferries to France) - and there's Britain's only official desert at Dungeness, about an hour south west of Canterbury.
East Kent is stuffed full of history! From the Romans and Vikings, through the Normans and Tudors, to the Napoleonic and World Wars, this corner of England has always been of huge importance.
The most important thing to see is of course Canterbury Cathedral, but then there's the White Cliffs of Dover, Whitstable, Broadstairs, Sandwich, Faversham, and dozens of pretty villages with picturesque pubs with good local beer and food! There are also dozens of castles and gardens which are open to the public.
Kent is "The Garden of England"; there's very little industry, and it's mainly agricultural. Canterbury, however, has an extremely high student population, and is a very busy, vibrant city, still retaining some of its medieval streets. There is also a large modern shopping centre.
The coast is within a half hour drive of Littlebourne to the north, east and south. All the seaside areas and towns around the coast are very different; there are vast sandy beaches, massive chalk cliffs, fishing towns, acres of sand dunes and mudflats, and Victorian seaside resorts with the original piers.
Littlebourne, Kent, Velika Britanija