• About Old Post Office

    Once the post office for the little village of Ruckinge, this comfortable property offers an ideal base for two families to explore the ‘Garden of England’ or take a day trip to the Continent. Eurostar trains depart from Ashford (under 8 miles), and within easy reach are Sissinghurst Gardens and Smallhythe Place (both NT), Port Lympne Zoo, castles at Deal, Dover and Walmer and the Dickens House at Broadstairs. Shop 1.5 mile and pub 1 mile.
    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Second living room. Second kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
    Oil CH, heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Two satellite TVs. Two m/waves. Two w/machines. Two t/dryers. Two d/washers. Two f/freezers. Wi-fi. Tel-honesty box. Garden and furniture. Parking. NB: Ornamental pond in garden.

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 7 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Stairgate
      Stairgate
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Baby and toddler friendly
      Baby and toddler friendly
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons " Once the post office for the little village of Ruckinge this comfortable property offers an ideal base for two families to explore the ‘Garden of England’ or take a day trip to the Continent. Eurostar trains depart from Ashford under 8 miles and within easy reach are Sissinghurst Gardens and Smallhythe Place both NT Port Lympne Zoo castles at Deal Dover and Walmer and the Dickens House at Broadstairs. Shop 1.5 mile and pub 1 mile. \nGround floor Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor Second living room. Second kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms 1 double 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. \nOil CH heaters elec bed linen and towels inc. Cot. Hchair. Two satellite TVs. Two mwaves. Two wmachines. Two tdryers. Two dwashers. Two ffreezers. Wi-fi. Tel-honesty box. Garden and furniture. Parking. NB Ornamental pond in garden. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/805/840/805302.jpg E4591

    Old Post Office reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.1 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.1

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.0

    Location

    8.4

    Cleanliness

    8.3

    Value for money

    8.4

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    5
    out of 10

    The property was a bargain for 7 people, but there were a number of small things that are easily fixed that would have greatly improved the score. This property has an extensive garden, but it is o regrown and impractical to use; the downstairs bathroom had a toilet flush that was loose, and a lock that kept falling apart. There was not enough room in the kitchen for the bins, so they kept getting in the way. Every room is full of clutter that adds little to the property. Downstairs is in desperate need of refurbishment, it’s very dated and the sitting room has limited comfortable chairs. All that said, the price was very reasonable for what we got. With some time and effort, this could be an absolute goldmine

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    2019-06-28

    7
    out of 10

    A car is essential. Well placed for visiting the many attractions in the area in an unspoilt corner of Kent. Ideal for 2 families or groups of friends. Nearest shop, takeaway and pub about 4 miles away. The Indian takeaway was excellent.

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    2019-04-14

    10
    out of 10

    Great time had by all in this spacious former post office. Plenty of utensils in both kitchens and room enough to eat and socialise in comfort. Second sitting room ideal for teenagers who might want to get away from the ‘grown ups’!

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    2019-02-05

    8
    out of 10

    The Old Post Office is situated in a great spot for walkers especially for those with dogs. It may be a good idea to provide some kind of boot storage situated outside of the house and somewhere to hang wet coats etc but otherwise a great spot.

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    2019-01-28

    10
    out of 10

    Great house, really big.

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    2019-01-10

    3
    out of 10

    I believe that the owner makes a lot of effort but this place needs a complete overhaul. The carpets smell, it would be better to remove them.

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    2019-01-03

    7
    out of 10

    Suited our needs with 2 seperate areas but Old Post Office is far too cluttered giving insufficient space especially in the kitchen area to store own produce etc (really 3 cupboards taken up with old cleaning products). The potential for this property is great and Kent and Sussex easily visited.

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    2018-11-24

    7
    out of 10

    We had A beautiful week. The house is very big and good for 2 families. Everything you need is there. There were A few things to improve. The bedrooms downstairs are very humid. The downstairs toilet need a new Seat that is Well secured.

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    2018-10-29

    10
    out of 10

    We keep coming back because it suits us perfectly and we are never disappointed with the facilities and cleanliness. We have already booked our next visit

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    2018-10-20

    10
    out of 10

    Had a lovely time

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    2018-10-23

    8
    out of 10

    Loved tranquility just no nearby field let dogs for run thought one was safe got shouted at by locals so rude

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    2018-09-19

    9
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    2019-02-20

    10
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    2018-10-24

    9
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    2018-08-26

    8
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    2018-08-02

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