Kentish country cottage, perfect for exploring London, Kent and the continent

Kentish country cottage, perfect for exploring London, Kent and the continent

Vanessa

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 5
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a 17th century country cottage, with bags of character surrounded by a two acre garden ideal for relaxing in. The garden has a trampoline and swings for children to play on.

Our home has three/four bedrooms, one double, two singles, (one downstairs). And a study/bedroom upstairs with a bed built into the roof space (great for older children). Last summer's first exchange had seven people staying. We are happy to put up extra beds if this helps. The house is very cosy and typically Kentish with walks straight on to the footpaths in the surrounding downland countryside.

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Who we are

  1. We are Charlie & Vanessa, we have two teenage children (16 & 13) who enjoy outdoor pursuits. We enjoy exploring new places and appreciate wildlife, architecture and culture.

    Charlie is a fire officer working for Kent Fire and Rescue service and Vanessa works part time for a publishing company. We have been on our first and very successful exchange this summer. We are now looking for other opportunities.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

If you need a local shop, butchers or bakers the nearest villages are Charing and Lenham, both just 5 minutes drive away and the local pub is a short walk away. You will find many country pubs close by with great food on offer.

The market town of Ashford (10 minutes drive away) has high speed links to London (St Pancras) which is only 35 minutes away and Paris, France via Eurostar. The channel tunnel is also easily accessible for day trips to France. The beautiful medieval city of Canterbury, the historic home of the church of England is just 20 minutes away and has many fine restaurants and shops to visit.

There are numerous beaches all within 30 minutes drive, including Hythe, Whitstable and Littlestone. There are many historic buildings nearby including Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Dover Castle and Sissinghurst Castle as well as many beautiful gardens which are all worth a visit.

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