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Courthope Farm - The Sheep Shed

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Stelling Minnis, near Canterbury, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Enjoy country gardens and castles galore, or bring your passport and visit France before returning for a relaxing soak in the hot tub.

Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists

Nestling in the 120-acre manorial common of Stelling Minnis and Lyminge Forest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Courthope Farm. The holiday cottages have been sympathetically renovated in keeping with their surroundings. All guests are able to use the hot tub in the centre of the courtyard and can also explore the owner’s 8 acres of farmland. Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists close to the North Downs Way and many other cycle routes. Catch the county cricket at Canterbury or try your luck at the races at Folkestone race course. Car racing can be enjoyed at Lydden and Brands Hatch and birdwatchers will be in their element at Dungeness, Sandwich or Stodmarsh. For the garden enthusiast, Kent has more gardens open to the public than any other county in England so try Scotney Castle garden and Sissinghurst. Castles are also abundant – see Leeds, Dover and Walmer and if you wish to visit further afield the Channel Tunnel is a 10-minute drive, enabling you to visit France or if you prefer to go by ferry – Dover is 30 minutes away. NB. Properties 23556, 23558 & 23559 can be booked together for larger parties. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Couples and family bookings only.

All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard and grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared hot tub. NB: Fenced pond in the shared grounds.

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  • Bungalow
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Shared Hot Tub
    Shared Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2018
    Annoying geese right outside waking all up before 7am every morning. Cooker dangerous. Shower cubicle broken. Hallway heater not working. Owners live on site, but do not look after their 3 holiday rentals or care about their guests. Needs updating desperately.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2017
    In over thirty years of visiting cottages, the hosts were the most unfriendly, unhelpful and in one case, downright rude, we have ever encountered. I echo previous reviews concerning them behaving like an officious parking attendant, poor standards of cleanliness, needing an up-date eg no curtains, only blinds, lack of basic equipment eg no bread-knife and difficulty in using some equipment. When we enquired about the difficult to use oven controls we were told 'nobody else had complained and we were always complaining'. This was blatantly untrue as a previous s reviewer has raised exactly the same point. The heater in the double bedroom was not working and hanging off the wall. The cottage was cold on arrival, but no heating turned on.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Dirty, clumps of pet hair on kitchen floor and in living room, and family bathroom stank. I informed the owner, Mrs Thorne, of the smwll who told me she didn't do the cleaning and handed me half a bottle of disinfectant!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    We had a lovely stay at the cottage. The mobile signal was very poor there, but it didn't spoil our week away. Lovely and quiet setting. Cottage very comfortable with a big kitchen / diner.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    The property requires a total overhaul, starting with a deep and thorough clean. There were cobwebs everywhere. There was thick dust under the bed, an old hair slide and bits of rubbish in the drawers. Switches for shower and towel rail were above the door frame so only accessible if you were of at least average height. Towels were old and rough. There were no grab rails in the bathroom. The under work top fridge-freezer was way too small for four people (1/3 feeezer & 2/3 fridge) and was not switched on when we arrived. Fridge door shelf was also broken and owner asked us to repair it. The oven tins were filthy. There were no markings on the hob to say which knob operated which ring. Very out of date tourist information leaflets, inc a tatty 2013 copy of Kent Life! Be careful how you park your car or you will be in trouble from one of the owners who acted like a parking warden. We had a rather negative welcome when we arrived, basically being told all the things we must not do. There was no welcome pack - except a carton of UHT milk. It was all very disappointing because with some care and attention to detail and cleanliness, it could be a really good holiday property.

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5.2 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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