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  • Tall Pines

    East Farleigh, nr. Maidstone

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W44278


    Tall Pines is a quaint and comfortable property adjacent to the owner’s home. Located in a rural area near Maidstone, this property is a great country retreat for any couple. Surrounded by pear orchards and woodland, guests can enjoy walking, cycling and exploring this beautiful countryside. This well-appointed apartment is in a village location close to bus routes and the local railway station. Maidstone town centre is 3 miles away boasting several shops, bars and restaurants. The famous Leeds Castle is 9 miles away and only 2 miles from M2/M20 motorway connection. Enjoy a day trip to France from Dover, plus explore the historic city of Canterbury. Local village inns serve traditional pub food and ale which is within easy walking distance. Tall Pines comprises of a comfortable living room/kitchen, good size bedroom and bathroom. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be 2ft 6in twin). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 36’’ Satellite TV (sport and movie package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Use of freezer on request. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages - Weir Cottage

    Maidstone

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27987

    Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are four period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
    Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
    Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
    Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
    Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
    Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland.
    Guests are just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
    The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
    Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedral is a short drive or head towards Ashford for some discounted designer retail therapy. Kent also provides good road and rail access to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with sloping ceiling. Can be booked with Keeper’s House (ref 27985) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Electric heaters and NSH included. Electric cooker. Fenced garden with terrace and furniture. Fishing in pond. Parking (1 car). NB: Access via shared driveway.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 500-acres parkland. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Lake, river and weir in grounds.

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  • Bearsted Barns - Church View

    Bearsted, nr. Maidstone

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24731

    Converted to a good standard, the adjoining Bearsted Barns reside in an AONB in the owner’s 3½ acres of grounds with access to a further 15 acres known as Bearsted Woodland Trust. Ideal holiday base for walking, cycling, golf and horse riding and only 3 miles from Maidstone, the thriving county town of Kent. Visit the Archbishop’s Palace, a medieval building built for the Archbishops of Canterbury and now used for weddings. Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as the loveliest castle in the world, is close by. Take a trip on the River Medway through the Maidstone Millenium River Park up to Allington Lock. Maidstone leisure centre boasts 4 swimming pools and 2 water slides and is one of the best equipped leisure centres in the South East. Enjoy a show at the Hazlitt Theatre or visit one of the shopping centres including Fremlin Walk, built on the riverside site of the old Victorian Brewery. Mote Park offers 450 acres of mature parkland, hosts the Kent County Cricket and on Sundays offers rides on a miniature railway. Bearsted and Maidstone offer frequent train services up to London. Shops, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with additional Z-bed (for child). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3½-acres shared grounds. Decked terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Car port (1 car). No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Water feature in grounds.

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  • Acorn Cottage

    Trottiscliffe, nr. West Malling

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W44010

    Acorn Cottage is a quaint and comfortable, semi-detached annexe, attached to the owners’ home and located in the countryside of Trottiscliffe in Kent. Accessed by a rough track and boasting stunning views across the rolling hills, guests can enjoy a relaxing break in this rural location. In the grounds, there are 2 dogs, cats and horses. Comfortably sleeping three guests (with the third guest accommodated in a sofa bed), the cottage has a good size living room with a dining area and patio doors opening to the garden, a cosy bedroom and functional kitchen. There are several woodland walks in the area for guests and their four-legged friend to enjoy, and the Coldrum Stones, a well-known prehistoric burial ground, is 1 mile. Two local pubs are also close by - great places to sit down in for some well-deserved refreshment. Just a short drive from Acorn Cottage takes you to the historic market town of West Malling, with its array of shops, bars and restaurants to explore and enjoy. West Malling contains several historic buildings including St Leonard’s Tower, a Norman keep built circa.1080. Manor Park is just a short walk from the town centre and full of wildlife, you might spot woodpeckers and nuthatches. The train station at West Malling also offers good access to explore Kent and London. Other local attractions within a short drive also include West Malling golf course and Leybourne fishing lakes. At Leybourne Lakes Country Park you can head out on ranger-led activities, or dive, windsurf, sail and canoe. There is easy access to the M25/M26/M20 and Eurostar is 40 minutes’ drive. Shop 5 miles, pubs 1 mile and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 3 steps to 1 double (5ft) bedroom, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pets welcome - to be kept on a lead outside property. No smoking. NB: Steep banks and steps in garden. Unfenced pond 15 yards.

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  • Westview Cottage

    Crockenhill, nr. Swanley

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43944

    This thoughtfully furnished boutique-style holiday cottage makes an ideal base in rural Kent, ‘The Garden of England’, yet you are within the M25 offering speedy access to London via road, or rail from Swanley. The area owes its vibrant ambience in part to its student population that attend the university in Greenwich nearby. If your idea of rest and relaxation is a spot of retail therapy then Bluewater is just 8.5 miles away, offering over 300 shops and 50 restaurants. There is also a cinema complex and seasonal ice-skating rink. Bring your bikes and cycle to the surrounding picturesque villages of Eynsford, where there is a ford beside a pretty humpback bridge, and Shoreham, a beautiful old village in the Darent valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stop for tea and don’t miss the duck race on the river! At Eynsford head towards Lullingstone Roman Villa, one of the most magnificent villa survivals in Britain, or the 500-year-old Lullingstone Castle and World Gardens, home to the National Eucalypts Collection. Visit Eagle Heights, one of the UK’s largest bird of prey centres and increasing wildlife sanctuary, and enjoy a Falconry experience day. If speed is what you’re looking for, Brands Hatch racing circuit is 6.5 miles away, where you can enjoy a track day or driving experience. National Trust properties including Knole House at Sevenoaks and Winston Churchill’s home at Chartwell are easily accessible. Golf available locally, as well as carp fishing at Darenth Fishing Complex (at cost, licence required). Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. 24" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric double oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Crismill Oast

    Bearsted

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27500

    This tastefully converted first floor apartment adjoins the owners home and is part of a Kentish Oast House. Walks abound from the doorstep, golf, fishing and pony trekking are available locally. Just 2 miles away is the fairy tale moated Leeds Castle with its maze, falconry days, hot air balloon rides and much more. This is an excellent holiday base for visiting the numerous places of interest that Kent has to offer. This property is adjacent to The Water Tower, ref 13684. Bearsted station with trains into London is 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Internal stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with sloping ceiling. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared area of lawned garden with garden bench. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Bearsted Barns - Stables

    Bearsted, nr. Maidstone

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24734

    Converted to a good standard, the adjoining Bearsted Barns reside in an AONB in the owner’s 3½ acres of grounds with access to a further 15 acres known as Bearsted Woodland Trust. Ideal holiday base for walking, cycling, golf and horse riding and only 3 miles from Maidstone, the thriving county town of Kent. Visit the Archbishop’s Palace, a medieval building built for the Archbishops of Canterbury and now used for weddings. Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as the loveliest castle in the world, is close by. Take a trip on the River Medway through the Maidstone Millenium River Park up to Allington Lock. Maidstone leisure centre boasts 4 swimming pools and 2 water slides and is one of the best equipped leisure centres in the South East. Enjoy a show at the Hazlitt Theatre or visit one of the shopping centres including Fremlin Walk, built on the riverside site of the old Victorian Brewery. Mote Park offers 450 acres of mature parkland, hosts the Kent County Cricket and on Sundays offers rides on a miniature railway. Bearsted and Maidstone offer frequent train services up to London. Shops, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with additional Z-bed (for child) and patio door. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3½-acres shared grounds. Decked terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Car port (1 car). No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Water feature in grounds.

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  • The Water Tower

    Bearsted

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 13684

    Sympathetically converted to provide quality holiday accommodation with unique circular rooms, this spacious former water tower once served the supply for the village. Adjacent to the owners’ beautiful oast house home, with lovely walks nearby, this property is very popular with many holidaymakers, including frequent repeat bookings. Golf, fishing and pony trekking locally. Leeds Castle 2 miles. Excellent base for visiting the numerous places of interest that Kent has to offer. This property is adjacent to Crismill Oast, ref 27500. Bearsted station with direct trains to London is 1 mile. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Church Barn

    Aylesford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PNNF

    These stylishly renovated, adjoining holiday barns (refs PPPC and PNNF) lie on the edge of a very pretty village on the River Medway set in a conservation area. From Church Barn La Grande’s garden, you can see the church and rooftop views of the village and also glimpses of the river. Originally built in 1890, they retain many beams and a superb vaulted ceiling, yet achieve a modern, sleek interior. Explore the towpath or walk The Pilgrims’ Way, visit Kits Coty House, the Medway Megaliths and Aylesford Priory. Maidstone, 2 miles, offers good shops and nightlife. Leeds Castle and the Museum of Kent Life are a short drive. Bluewater is 20 minutes by car, and there are good train links to London and Rochester. Local shop, public house and Hengist restaurant (award winning) just 150 yards away.

    Living room with tiled floor and step down to well-equipped kitchen/dining room with French doors. Double bedroom with oak floor. Step down to twin bedroom with oak floor. Shower room with toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Freesat TV
    • iPod dock
    • Washer/dryer
    • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace

    • Electricity, full gas underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Lily’s Barn

    Cooling, nr. Rochester

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43859

    This renovated barn, which is attached to the owner’s property, is at the end of a quiet lane, surrounded by fields and woodland. Comfortably sleeping 4 guests, it is a great holiday location for a countryside break. Small groups, families and couples can enjoy the easy walking routes, on and off road cycling and a RSPB site for bird watching. There is a lawned, private garden with seating and a BBQ to enjoy on summer evenings.
    The 13th-century St. James church in Cooling (known for its association with Charles Dickens), Cooling Castle and Cooling Castle Barn are all less than 1 mile away, along with a family and dog friendly pub/restaurant. Two miles away the local village of Cliffe has a shop, 2 pubs, fishing, diving centre, wild fowl reserve and cafe. Approximately 4 miles away, the historic town of Rochester has plenty to offer including a cathedral, castle, shops, bars, restaurants, tea shops, bowling alley, art gallery, museum and cinema. Five miles away, Chatham Historic Dockyard is a stunning 80-acre site with historic buildings, museum galleries, warships and many activities and events.
    The small picturesque village of Upnor is 6 miles away overlooking the river and offers pubs/restaurants, Upnor Castle and the Arethusa Centre which provides lessons for an array of adventure activities such as abseiling, climbing, archery, sailing and much more. There is the Cyclopark in Gravesend, 10 miles away and Bluewater shopping centre is 15 miles away. Shop and pub 2 miles, restuarant 4 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: 2 steps to living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. There are high open beamed ceilings in all rooms and wooden or laminate floors throughout.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, furniture and barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Access to garden via side of property. Raised pond in grounds at front of property.

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  • The Granary

    Chart Sutton, nr. Sutton Valence

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 29851

    A quiet rural retreat
    Winners of a 2015 Visit England ROSE award for service excellence, the owners of The Granary have been recognised for truly going the extra mile for their guests.

    The Granary at Tudor Barn is a detached, converted property, set in its own landscaped courtyard garden adjacent to the owners’ 16th-century barn, which is itself situated in 3 acres of rural land with a pond and surrounded by countryside and wildlife. It lies just outside the quaint village of Sutton Valence and is accessed by a quiet, single track lane. Completely restored, the property has a light, open feel with floor-to-ceiling windows in the living area, and is suitable for a romantic break or family holiday, with opportunities for walking, cycling, and birdwatching. It is also well placed for visiting many local NT properties including Sissinghurst, Stoneacre, Smallhythe, Bodiam Castle and Leeds Castle. There is fishing locally as well as many golf courses, and balloon rides and light aircraft flights over Kent countryside are available from Headcorn Aerodrome, a 10-minute drive. Canterbury with its cathedral, city walls, boat trips, shops and restaurants, is a 40-minute drive. The delightful Cinque Port town of Tenterden is a 25-minute drive, with its picturesque high street, antique shops, restaurants and Kent & East Sussex Railway. Medieval Rye is 20 minutes on from Tenterden and a sand dune beach at Camber can be found a further 5 minutes away. The Eurotunnel, with its 35-minute crossings, is about 35 minutes away, for easy day trips to France. Headcorn is 4 miles for most facilities. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with patio doors and en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with patio doors and wooden floor.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Satellite TV (full package). DVD. MP3 dock. Electric range. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with patio/sitting-out area and furniture. Landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: External staircase from first floor bedroom to garden. Pond in owners’ garden.

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  • Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages - Earl’s Cottage

    Maidstone

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30376

    Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are six period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
    Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
    Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
    Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
    Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
    Castle View (ref 27989) is a beautifully appointed 200 year old historic apartment, the upper floor of a former oast house originally used for drying hops. It is situated on a quiet lane on the western boundary of the castle estate.
    Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland. Earl’s Cottage (ref 30376) is an Edwardian cottage dating back to the time of Lady Baillie, the last private owner of the castle. Adjacent to Knight’s Cottage, Earl’s Cottage is just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
    The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
    Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedr...Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are four period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
    Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
    Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
    Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
    Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
    Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland.
    Guests are just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
    The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
    Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedral is a short drive or head towards Ashford for some discounted designer retail therapy. Kent also provides good road and rail access to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Second living room. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room and open fire in second living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included. Additional Freeview TV. Additioanl DVD. Range. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. NB: Sloping bank and steps in garden.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 500-acres parkland. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Lake, river and weir in grounds.

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