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Appletree Barn


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Preston, near Canterbury, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating
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After an exciting day exploring this historic area, relax in the hot tub, lie back and count the stars.

Appletree Barn is a barn conversion on the edge of the village of Preston in Kent. Comprising of four bedrooms, each having the luxury of an en-suite bathroom or wet room, the barn also offers plenty of off road parking at the rear, and a large lawned garden with a gas barbecue and a relaxing, six person, private hot tub. A highchair and a travel cot are also available which makes this property excellent for families. Preston is a small village set in open countryside with a village shop, butchers and a public house with a restaurant, all just 200 yards away. The area is ideal for walking and cycling and there are regular sightings of herons, marsh harriers, sparrow hawks, hoopoe, egrets plus a blue winged teal at the Stodmarsh Nature Reserve. Canterbury is surrounded by medieval city walls, visit World Heritage Sites, St Augustine’s Abbey, or the Canterbury Cathedral exploring the crypt and cloisters. Canterbury also offers many other tourist attractions including historic river tours, Canterbury Tales attraction or the Tower Gardens.
The Channel Tunnel or the Port of Dover for all your Duty Free goods make easy day trips to both France and Belgium. For garden lovers Kent and East Sussex boast many famous and beautiful gardens to visit including Goodnestone Park Gardens, Leeds Castle, Mount Ephraim, Great Dixter in Northiam and Sissinghurst Castle Gardens. A lovely afternoon can be spent exploring these, and enjoying tea and cakes. Howletts Zoo at Bekesbourne or Port Lympne are both popular nature reserves hosting a range of animals including monkeys, gorillas, tigers, elephants and much more. There is fishing all around the Kent coast, plus the River Stour at Plucks Gutter or Marshside Lakes, with a day ticket at £6. Appletree Barn has been designed so families could share the great times but still have some space for themselves with three rooms having a TV. High speed trains to London give great access from Canterbury West Station into the capital, visit all of the famous sights including Big Ben, London Eye and Buckingham Palace, all in a day! Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and Wii.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite wet room with shower, bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 4:
With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Private hot tub for 6 (available 10am-midnight). Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2018
    Can't believe how lucky we were finding this place! Robert the owner was just lovely and so helpful. Stayed in many holiday rentals over the years and Appletree Barn is by far the best equipped. We were a family group including a young disabled member, and the easy layout and wet room were perfect for us. We would love to come again

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    On arrival at the cottage we were very, very disappointed. Every day the electricity went off, up to 10 times a day because there is a problem in the wiring system that they can't find. There wasn't a BBQ, until Bob brought in a new one on day 4. There wasn't any WiFi for 2 days. There was no glass in the door of the wood burner so we couldn't use it. Very uncomfortable furniture with springs sticking in you when you sat on it. Beds were uncomfortable too. We had to ask for extra pillows and new pillow cases were brought to us still in the packets, not washed through ready for use. We had to ask for extra desert spoons as there was only 5 in the drawer. We had to wash all the things in the kitchen as we found mould growing in the casserole dishes. We had 2 dogs with us but the garden was not enclosed as stated as it is shared with other houses and caravan pitches. Also, the owners dog had free roam of the garden and there was dog faeces in various places. The patio area was full of weeds and not nice to sit in.

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    The owner has his house built in the garden so he can look over you at any moment... Our interaction with him was so negative to the point where he became very personal insulting my daughter We were so upset by him that we left..we'd only been there an hour at most

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2018
    A lovely barn with plenty of room and a great hot tub. It could do with an extra sofa and a few more knives and forks but that's small stuff. The owners are great.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Cottage to near to owners home,although he was friendly enough his wife is ill unfortunately and so couldn't use hot tub later than 10ish. Log burner in cottage we were asked not to use as it makes the cottage smell. Couldn't use hot tub on first day as he wasn't notified.

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6.9 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews collected by Reevoo
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