• About The Dovecote - The Bothy

    This characterful and charming Grade II listed Kentish getaway is hidden in beautiful countryside, and enjoys a sunny private patio and enclosed garden.

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • 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
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This characterful and charming Grade II listed Kentish getaway is hidden in beautiful countryside and enjoys a sunny private patio and enclosed garden.4 steps to entrance. Terracotta tiled floor throughout.\n\nGround Floor\n\n\nLivingdining room \nWith open fire Freeview TV and DVD player.\n\nKitchen \nWith electric oven electric hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds.\n\nBathroom \nWith shower over bath and toilet. \n Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Doggy extras. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. \n All properties Gas central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. BBQ. Grounds shared with other holiday cottages. No smoking. The Bothy was built for Sir William Lynch as part of the Groves Estate in 1750 and was a gardener’s cottage and storage for carts. Following a sympathetic conversion the detached cottage is now a wonderful getaway for families and couples and dogs are welcome.\n\nThe location is wonderful with a pub close by in the village of Staple and the picturesque Wingham only two miles away. Sandwich close to the beach and containing more listed buildings than any other village in the UK is only 6 miles away. The cathedral city of Canterbury is also a short drive and is a lively place with plenty of diverse shopping clubs and restaurants. One can even hop on the ferry or Eurotunnel for a trip over to France. You will feel your cares drifting away as you cross the private garden and enter the cosy warmth of this cottage. A striking open fire waits on winter evenings or you can sit out on the sunny patio with a glass of wine to enjoy a Kentish summer at its best. An abundance of walks are on your doorstep with a number of good pubs to finish up in. There is a bus stop within walking distance with hourly buses running to Sandwich and Canterbury. Shop and restaurant 2½ miles pub 1 mile.\n\nThe Bothy can be booked together with Gamekeeper’s Cottage UKC1062 to accommodate up to 6 guests. \n " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/136/840/1367794.jpg UKC1061

    The Dovecote - The Bothy reviews collected by Reevoo

    6.8 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews

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    out of 10

    Very nice place nice and quiet dogs safe they loved It would go back again thank you



    out of 10

    The bothy is disgusting and wouldn't my worse enemy to stay there was very dirty shower is a dribble red sofa in lounge broken in middle both sofas very dirty under smelly throws no baking trays just a rusty one with old food on had to buy own cooker is very greasy and dangerous as switch on wall gets very hot when used for a while smelt of dog urine when we first arreved hot water turned off at 9.30 pm avoid at all costs!!! Needs a full refurb ASAP



    out of 10

    Beautifully quiet, relaxing, private, remote however with good access to all local attractions etc. Garden secure for our 2 dogs (both Hungarian Vizsla). Cold weather outside, but warm and cosy inside cottage. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable double bed. We would like to return.



    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, could position ,very peaceful. Lots of lovely walks . Good local shops in Wingham. We would visit again



    out of 10

    very comfortable stay ideal with dogs



    out of 10

    The position and area surrounding the cottage were perfect, lovely walks, the local pub (The Pig) were a must and a Vinyard - what's not to like. The enclosed garden was great for our dog to be able to enjoy the run of the garden and sit in the sun. The cottage has the basics you need for your holiday.



    out of 10

    A lovely peaceful place to stay. The garden was enclosed and perfect for us and our dog. Lots of lovely walks nearby, a decent pub half an hour walk away and near to interesting places to visit.



    out of 10

    The best holiday we have had with our dog. Lovely comfortable cottage and a completely enclosed dog friendly garden we couldn't have asked for more. The location was just wonderful and the local pub and attached village shop are well worth a visit. We researched dog friendly pubs and coffee houses along with garden centres and were not disappointed when we visited with the dog all three of us were made very welcome. We have already booked again for next year.



    out of 10

    Lovely place in rural Kent. Garden ideal for pets and children. Well resourced and greatly appreciated the surprises left for us and dog. Peaceful. From here we visited many places in S.E. Kent including Canterbury, Dymchurch , Sandwich and Dover. Brilliant time. Many thanks.



    out of 10

    Had a lovely weekend and enjoyed our stay at The Bothy. Was tucked away with just a few houses nearby, had its own private garden which was perfect for the dogs, as meant could let them out without worrying about them. The cottage itself was much larger than i was expecting, full of character and very welcoming. although location was fairly remote, there was plenty to do only a few minutes drive away. the villages nearby had shops, pubs and restaurants. Visited Deal, Margate, Canterbury and Broadstairs and took the dogs for lovely long walks everyday. They loved it and so did we. Only criticism is that the cottage could do with a bit of work, much of the decor is looking tired and was a little cluttered for my tastes.



    out of 10

    This cottage has such potential, it is in a quiet idyllic location, with a lovely private garden. We also had a bottle of wine, cake and crisps left for our arrival, which was a lovely touch. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed linen was very clean and of good quality. Unfortunately, the towels were rather grey and stiff, and we were only left one hand towel for our 4 night stay. There was also a used dirty towel still hanging on the back of the bedroom door from the previous guests. The tiles throughout the cottage needed a good mopping and there were cobwebs everywhere. I had to buy a new throw for one of the sofa’s so that we could sit on it, as the throw and sofa beneath was filthy, and there was a powerful smell of damp dog from both the throws on the sofa’s. As I say, it is a shame, as this cottage could be wonderful.



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