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Welcome to Monckton Cottages Chilham

Relax and  unwind in a haven of peace and tranquility nestling in the Kent downs.

 

Welcoming guests since 1990. many of whom are now ‘regulars’ and friends.
Visit Britain  National Quality Assessment Scheme 4 Stars

Are you looking for  charming peaceful cottages set in c. 4 acres?  Perfect for relaxing and relieving stress, three self-contained cottages in part of a 500 year old building, listed Grade II by English Heritage.

They have been lovingly cared for and sensitively modernised throughout the past 22 years by the same owners and are in an immaculate condition.

Overlooking Chilham Castle Park and nestling in a rural countryside which is an  ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ designated of significant landscape value by Natural England on behalf of the UK government. The Kent chalk downlands, deciduous woods, historic forests, lakes, water meadows, apple and hop orchards provide a perfect environment in which to relax. It is especially excellent for walking.

A quiet, single-track Kentish lane passes the cottages and comes to a dead end after about 1/3 mile. It continues as an off road footpath into Kings’ Wood and Godmersham Park: this  is part of the ancient Pilgrims’ Way to Canterbury  and one of the UK’s National Trails, the North Downs Way.

The famous Tudor village of Chilham is about 1/3 of a mile;  its stunning square surrounded by 15C timber framed houses is sometimes used for film sets. The village has two pubs, a train station, bus stop and Post Office. Groceries, fruit and vegetables are obtainable from nearby farm shops. Canterbury 6 mls.  Easy access to many of Kent’s attractions, its historic old towns, famous castles and gardens, the coast and  nature reserves.

Near Channel ports; Dover, Ramsgate, Folkestone, Channel Tunnel, Eurostar, Airports, London.

Hi speed train c. 37 minutes to London from Canterbury/Ashford/Faversham and only 67 mins from Chilham Station

London 63mls. (102km.), 80 mins. by train from Chilham Station. Channel Tunnel 23mls. (37 km), Dover Ports, 23mls. (37km) Ashford  and Ebbsfleet International Railway Stations for Eurostar  8mls. (13km) and 46mls (74km) respectively. Airports at Gatwick 63mls. (102km) and Heathrow 83mls. (133km):  distances approximate.

 

 

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