COVID-19:- I hope you will be reassured to know that I am following stringent cleaning & sanitising procedures and there will be a gap of 24 hours between reservations. For guests who book direct with me I have a no-quibble cancellations and full refund policy should you wish to cancel or change your booking; please be aware that if you book through third parties such as holiday cottages companies and AirB&B their own terms will apply.
I offer two Grade II listed 15C cottages in part of a 15th century Kentish Hall house with oak beams, inglenook fireplaces and many historic features set in nearly four acres of private grounds. In an idyllic location on a quiet country lane in the beautiful countryside of the ‘Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ overlooking Chilham Castle parkland surrounded by chalk down-lands, orchards of apple and hops, lakes and water meadows. Superb countryside walks direct from your front door onto the North Downs Way National Trail and many other footpaths. Fresh local produce from fantastic local farm shops. Canterbury 6 miles, close to Channel ports and airports; London c 36 mins by train, many other attractions nearby. The cottages have been part of my family home for the past thirty five years and your stay will be managed by me personally. Guests have been coming for over thirty years; many return time and time again to their ‘home from home’.
Here is Heron Manor in which your cottages are situated, nestling in the chalk downland so typical of this part of Kent.Another walk direct from your cottage takes you on the public right of way AE23 across the Stour valley to the Julieberry Downs and Down Wood.
Another walk direct from your front door across the Stour valley
to the Jullieberrie downs and Down Wood on right of way No. AE23.
this picture was taken at a point about ten minutes walk away from
the cottages, after you follow the track in the next picture, below.
The right of way No. AE23; this picture was taken at a point about
eight minutes walk away from the cottages!
There are many other beautiful walks direct from the cottages take you Godmersham Park (often visited by Jane Austen) about 40 mins walk
The world famous Chilham village is about ⅓ of a mile (10 mins walk) away. Often used as a film set, surrounded by 15C timber framed houses, it has one of the finest Medieval squares in England and there is a fine church and Jacobean mansion (Chilham Castle) at each end. The village has two pubs, bus stop and Post Office. A train station and award-winning farm shop are about 20 mins walk away.
Ideally located for visits to many of Kent’s attractions: picturesque historic villages, famous castles and gardens, sea coast and nature reserves. Canterbury 6 miles, Dover Port, 25 miles, Channel Tunnel Terminal 20 miles, Gatwick Airport c 60 miles and Heathrow c. 80 miles away.
The cottages are in immaculate condition, tastefully modernised and very well equipped. Precise details and pictures can be found on this website