Step back in time and relax in this lovely 19th century oast, with pretty cottage garden overlooking the picturesque Kent marshes.
Door to large country style kitchen with table and 6 chairs, American style fridge/freezer, Belling electric range cooker, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Door to garden.
Sitting room in the circular oast with comfortable sofas and chairs for 6, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player and radio
Large landing with book cases
Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2), double bed, chest of drawers and en-suite shower room, with WC and basin
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2), twin beds, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, basin and WC
Mezzanine floor in the circular oast
Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers
Enclosed garden with garden furniture
Outdoor heated swimming pool - shared access by arrangement
Located in the grounds of the owners’ beautiful 18th-century Queen Anne manor house, this comfortable holiday cottage is a perfect property to enjoy the Garden of England. Quiet and peaceful, yet close to nearby Kentish villages such as Hamstreet, Appledore and Tenterden. Also perfect for walkers, as the Royal Military Canal, and the Saxon Shore walk pass by close to the cottage. The sea can be reached by car in 15 minutes.
The lovely historic Cinque Ports town of Rye is a short drive away going westwards, as are two of the most famous gardens in England, Sissinghurst Castle and Great Dixter. In the other direction, Ashford provides excellent shopping, for example at the Designer Outlet, and lies en route to Canterbury, with its magnificent cathedral (40 minutes’ drive), and Whitstable, a buzzing seaside town famous for its’ restaurants and oysters (40 minutes).
The Oast has a charming circular sitting room and large country style kitchen which leads to the south facing garden which is a real sun trap. The owners welcome guests with a dog, and the garden is fully enclosed. Guests can also enjoy the owners’ outdoor heated swimming pool by arrangement.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, the master bedroom being in the circular oast. All rooms have lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
There are a number of local pubs serving food, but for guests who want time off cooking, yet don’t want to go out, the owner of Leacon Hall will be delighted to provide the menu for delicious ready-made food in the oast house. This can be prepared for your arrival or for occasions during your stay. Patrick is a chef who prepares meals for the Goods Shed, an award-winning restaurant and farmers’ market in Canterbury. He uses seasonal fruit and vegetables from his garden and also sources products locally, such as fresh fish from Dungeness. He can even source the perfect wine companion too. In addition, for guests who wish to eat out without the worry of driving, Patrick and his partner, Linda, welcome them to eat in the Leacon Hall dining room, (pictured), for which a different menu is available.