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    Both the coast and historic Canterbury beckon guests staying at this cosy cottage which also has easy access to London.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 3 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Station within 1 mile
      Station within 1 mile
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Both the coast and historic Canterbury beckon guests staying at this cosy cottage which also has easy access to London.Ground floor Living room with beams. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor 2 bedrooms 1 double 6ft 1 single.Woodburner in living room fuel available locally. Gas CH inc £30pw £15 per short break Oct-Mar. Elec bed linen and towels inc. Tcot on request. 32 Freesat TV. DVD. StereoCD. iPod dock. Elec cooker. Mwave. Wmachine. Tdryer. Ffreezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed patio with garden furniture chiminea and BBQ. On road parking additional private parking for 1 car on request. No smoking. NB Fenced pond and waterfall in garden.Bow Cottage lies in the ancient town of Fordwich known as the smallest town in Great Britain and is a comfortable terraced holiday cottage which has been renovated to a very good standard retaining stone clad walls. The front-facing living room boasts a feature bow window and woodburner and the galley-style kitchen which has tiled floors leads into the dining room with patio doors opening on to a patio. This is a great location for walks directly from Fordwich and the outlying area for exploring and for sampling the local ales in one of the two local pubs. Explore the historic city of Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral 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 12 miles. Another enjoyable experience is to go back in time and explore the castles of Dover Deal and Walmer. Good train connections to London. Shop ¼ mile pubsrestaurants 100 yards." https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/906/840/906271.jpg 30682

    Bow Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews

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    out of 10

    Located within 100yds of an excellent pub, and with very good bus and rail links, this cottage met all our expectations. Fordwich is approximately 3 miles from Canterbury a natural hub for most of Kent.



    out of 10

    A charming little cottage.



    out of 10

    Our second time at this lovely cottage this year! The perfect place as a base for walking with your dog. Go to the top of the lane next to the cottage for loads of walks in the woods and around the lakes. Great pub food at the local pub and Lois, the owner, is a sweetheart!



    out of 10

    Nice stay, perfect location to visit Canterbury and East Kent, a lot of attractions within one hour driving.



    out of 10

    Excellent week. Even my 16 year old son said "I would go there again. " High praise I guarantee you! The beds were comfy the village quiet, the neighbours friendly and I cant think of a better place for a relaxing week, but within reach of lots of exciting things to do!



    out of 10

    Bow Cottage We stayed at Bow Cottage for a week in between moving houses and what a lovely relaxing week it was. It was so homely & comfortable and we settled in very quickly. Lots of character to the cottage and fabulous artwork everywhere. Beautiful small well-kept private garden which we enjoyed sitting out in to eat and have coffee etc. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more! Lovely bathroom with great shower. Very comfortable beds in both rooms. This cottage has everything you will ever need! We couldn’t park on the street outside but we really appreciated the private parking space available behind the cottage. I would say that the traffic going through Fordwich & past the cottage is quite busy so it was very loud outside day and night. Unfortunately it disturbed our little boy’s sleep too much, especially cars with very loud music. We’re not used to it but it might not be an issue for some. I can highly recommend the George & Dragon pub. Family friendly with lovely food and garden by the river. We also visited Herne Bay & Whitstable Harbour which were both maybe 20 minutes away in the car. The Wildwood Trust which was 10 mins drive away was okay. Our almost 3 year old was a bit bored trying to spot the animals and was more interested in the construction vehicles near the entrance. But that’s just him! Maybe for when he’s a bit older. We did drive out to Botany Bay & Broadstairs but they were so busy, we couldn’t park! The hottest day ever was probably not the best time to go haha! The beaches did look lovely though. Just one little thing. We were informed beforehand that the gardener would need to tend to the garden for an hour or 2 on Monday. I fully understood as it’s such a lovely garden and needs maintaining, but (just a friendly suggestion) would it not be possible to do this during the changeover on Fridays? Only because we didn’t know what time he was coming and it was such a lovely day but we didn’t feel we could go out to sit in the garden, hang out the washing etc. It’s not really something you want to be worrying about when you’re on holiday and want to relax. Apart from that and the traffic noise, we really enjoyed staying at Bow Cottage and exploring the surrounding areas.



    out of 10

    We had a lovely stay at Bow Cottage, had everything we needed. Fordwich has a couple of pubs with nice beer gardens serving excellent food within a few minutes walk. We took a canoe down the river which our 6 year old thought was great as they supply fishing nets too! Bus into Canterbury is easy to use if you want to leave the car. All in all a great cottage in a fab location. Thanks Lois!



    out of 10

    Thoroughly enjoyable. Very clean and well located. Will definitely stay there again.



    out of 10

    A lovely cottage located in the smallest town in England, more like a village, close to two pubs that do good food. Highly recommend the George and Dragon which is reasonably priced for the excellent food it provides. It’s also very dog friendly. The nearest shop is a small Co-Op a 10 minute walk away in the adjacent village of Sturry. The big surprise for us was the amount of walks close by for us and our dog, especially from the adjacent School Lane, across fields and Woods and around the lakes to the beautiful village of Westbere where there is another excellent pub to eat in called the Old Yew Tree. There is even a footpath close by which goes into Canterbury, 2 miles away. The cottage itself has everything you need and we appreciated the welcome pack of milk, wine and dog treats. The only disappointment was that the only grassed area in the garden is fenced off to stop dogs using it, which doesn’t yet appear in the online cottage photos. A grassed area was one of the reasons we chose it but otherwise it is faultless and we certainly will be returning soon, hopefully later this year. There is also now a dedicated parking bay in School Lane which was a very pleasant addition as parking in the street is almost impossible. I must also mention that the owner is very friendly and lives close by if needed. Lesley, Graham and Declan??.



    out of 10

    Lovely, comfortable and spotless little cottage with everything you need provided (and a very well equipped kitchen - but glad I had a bottle opener on my keyring!). Delightful garden for breakfasting and tea and cake at the end of the day. Narrow stairs might be an issue for some. Wifi strong signal and reliable in the lounge. Lots of brochures o places to stay. Two pubs within short walking distance was a bonus. Street parking was an issue for us only once in a whole week - timing is everything. Fordwhich is a great location for Thanet, Canterbury and inland exploring.



    out of 10

    We loved this cottage. Arrangements made for our arrival were easy. Lois also told us about a new parking space for visitors. We appreciated the heating and bottle of wine as we settled in. This spotlessly clean cottage is comfortable and has everything you need. As the weather warmed up we were able to enjoy sitting out in the delightful rear garden. A perfect base to explore the area.



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