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Tancrey Cottage


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Fordwich, near Canterbury, Kent
Grade 0 Star rating
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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Explore Kent and the historic cathedral city of Canterbury from this period property.

Tancrey Cottage is set back from the ancient River Stour in Fordwich. Dating back 800 years, this period property, one of a pair, has been restored to a delightful standard and is decorated with a Christmas theme during the festive season. It is surrounded by natural beauty with landscaped gardens and is situated in the smallest recorded town in the UK.
This unique holiday property stands adjacent to the owner’s home and comfortably sleeps up to 5 guests. The compact kitchen and open-plan living/dining room will be the perfect place for any family to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

This is a great location for walks, exploring and for sampling the local ales in one of the two local pubs. Explore the historic city of Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral and learn about Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, or take a boat trip on the River Stour. Cycle the Crab and Winkle Way, visit the coast at Herne Bay or spot a seal and sample the oysters at Whitstable, 9 miles. Another enjoyable experience is to go back in time and explore the castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer. Good train connections to London. Golf 3 miles and beach 9 miles. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 550 yards.

Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors and compact kitchen area. Wooden floors throughout. Separate toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two single bedrooms, each with additional pull-out single (for alternative sleeping for child). Further single bedroom with 4ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • 3-acre natrual grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Please note: Family bookings only. River at back of garden. This property has a security deposit of £100 when pets are included in the booking.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    A wonderful cottage, very spacious and very clean. The hosts were fantastic and made check in easy.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I very much indeed enjoyed having these four gentlemen staying in the cottage and am only sorry I was not able to extend the week. I do miss hearing the laughter.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/04/2018
    Excellent . Lovely hosts and beautiful house.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I am so pleased that you all had a good break and that your lovely dogs enjoyed the garden. Good luck to your youngsters in the upcoming exam season and I really do hope that you have a chance to come and see us again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/02/2018
    My family stayed here whilst we refurbished our new home. Tancrey was a haven amongst the chaos. Our host made us feel so welcome and comfortable. All our needs were met above and beyond what we expected. We have stayed in many cottages before, but never have we stayed in such a beautiful home, which is so well equipped and clean and with such a kind "superhost". We didn't want to leave. Was sad to say goodbye. My advice, do not hesitate to book this cottage for your next holiday.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; You were such lovely guests which quickly transferred to friendship. I missed you when you left and can’t wait to have you over for a cup of tea and cake in the garden. You were very easy to spoil.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/01/2018
    Tancrey cottage was absolutely fabulous: it's spacious, cosy, has a beautiful garden, friendly hosts, fully-equipped kitchen, 4 bedrooms that sleeps 8, and very close to the ferry in Dover and Canterbury.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely words. You and your lovely family were wonderful guests and I really do hope to see you again. May and June is the best time for keen gardeners and the garden provides flowers pretty much all year round. January offers a carpet of snow drops accompanied by hellebore. There are indeed four bedrooms but due to comfort we only accept five adults plus two children.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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