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Old Chalksole Cottages - Horseshoe Cottage

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Alkham, near Dover, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Horseshoe Cottage nestles on the edge of the quaint village of Alkham close to Dover with its castle.

These delightful, single-storey cottages are located on the outskirts of Alkham, a quaint countryside village in Kent. Consisting of three cottages, Horseshoe Cottage (ref UKC410), Dairy Cottage (ref UKC409) and Saddler’s Cottage (ref UKC408), this is a great location for families and friends to enjoy a fun filled holiday in the Kentish country. Decorated and furnished to a good standard, all the cottages feature Wi-Fi, comfortable living accommodation and each cottage has an enclosed, private garden with patio. Saddlers Cottage and Dairy Cottage also have the additional benefit of hot tubs to enjoy all year round.
There is a vast array of walks and cycling routes around the area, guests are welcome to bring bikes and store them in the cycle storage area. Attractions in Kent include the famous city of Canterbury, boasting a stunning cathedral, dominant city walls, boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Take a ferry trip over to France from Dover to Calais, or by train from Ashford through the Channel Tunnel, and enjoy sightseeing. Dover Castle sits proudly overlooking the town and is well worth a visit. Known as the ‘Key to England’, the castle boasts 2000 years of history and includes a Roman lighthouse, Saxon church and a Norman keep. Travel up the coast to the fishing town of Deal and sample fish and chips on the promenade or enjoy a stroll at Viking Bay in Broadstairs. Beach 4 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Saddler’s Cottage (UKC408) can be booked together with Dairy Cottage (UKC409) and Horseshoe Cottage (UKC410) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

All on the ground floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining room.
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Fuel for wood burner included.

All properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shared utility room with freezer and tumble dryer. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    Met with a very warm welcome by Mark the owner. Property spotlessly clean. Ajoining areas all securely fenced to keep you dogs safe. We are definitely going back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/03/2018
    The cottage was faultlessly clean and there is everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The only downside was although the cottage allows dogs, we were not allowed to leave our dog unattended. This is the first time we have had this issue and I always ask first. This curtailed our outings to local historical sites during inclement weather.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We always welcome dogs into our cottages but always insist that dogs should not be left unattended. This policy is stated on all dog friendly properties on the Cottages.com website and is clearly displayed within the cottages.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2018
    We had an excellent & relaxing long weekend at Horseshoe Cottage. Enjoying great views over the fields from the living room & bedroom, with the wood burner & underfloor heating keeping us plenty warm enough in freezing conditions outside. The cottage was well appointed with all mod-cons, cooking equipment etc too. Digital radio, decent flatscreen & wifi too. Just 10-15 mins drive from both Folkstone & Dover it was well situated, with stunning views from the top of cliffs 10 mins away too. Many thanks to Mark & Sue, especially when Mark picked us up from Folstone in his 4x4 when our car got stuck in the snow. We enjoyed a nice evening at the cottage & Mark kindly dropped us back in the collect the car the following day when the snow & ice had thawed. Nothing seemed like too much trouble at all. Highly recommended!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    Lovely cottage and many places roundabout.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Such a nice, welcoming cottage. We were all so comfortable here and will be back later on in the year. The beds will give you a very good sleep, the underfloor heating is lovely and the showers are really good. I strongly recommend this cottage. We came as a family but it would suit all groups.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2018
    Absolutely lovely. We had a most comfortable stay here. Would definitely return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    One of the best in the book! You will not find a better equipped 'cottage' than this. One of the best appointed cottages we have stayed in. Everything is of the highest quality. The , admittedly small for this particular cottage, garden is totally secure for dog owners and there are good doggy walks straight out of the door. Very comfortable, plenty of space, decent shower and TV.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2018
    Absolutely beautiful cottage, well-kept, lovely owners, really nice area.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/12/2017
    We had a relaxing pre-Christmas week with our little dog in Horseshoe Cottage which we thoroughly enjoyed. Of course the weather could have been better, but it was December! There is lots to explore in the area, and the coast is only a 10 minute drive away. There are plenty of places to walk the dog, and the wood burner came into its own every evening as we snuggled down to watch the TV. The cottage is very well equipped, although we felt a coat rack would have been useful. All the fitments are of a high standard, and the beds are particularly comfortable.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2017
    Really lovely cottage where the owners had fully equipped the place. Everything was new and clean. The only snag was trying to find the place in the dark! It is rather remote.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    We had a perfect holiday at Horseshoe Cottage ! We never had such a well-equipped house, the owners have really thought of every detail! The environment was beautiful too. with many possibilities for trips. We would really like to come back!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Best cottage we have stayed in.Very rural.Very comfortble

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 29 reviews collected by Reevoo
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