• About The Smithy

    A brilliant base from which to explore many of Kent’s famous towns and cities, including Canterbury, Whitstable and Rye.

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      1 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
    • 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
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Television
    • 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
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "A brilliant base from which to explore many of Kent’s famous towns and cities including Canterbury Whitstable and Rye.Ground floor Living room with sofa bed for child beams and wooden floor. Dining roomkitchen with tiled floor. First floor 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.\nOpen fire in living room initial fuel inc. Gas CH elec bed linen and towels inc. Tcot. Hchair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Elec cooker. Mwave. Washerdryer. Dwasher. Ffreezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Public car park opposite foc. No smoking. \nThe Smithy is a charming Grade II listed terraced holiday cottage and is situated in the square of the picturesque village of Chilham a Tudor square surrounded by 15th century timber framed houses with views of Chilham Castle. Chilham is on the North Downs National Trail and the ancient Pilgrim’s Way to Canterbury in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is within walking distance of the beautiful peaceful countryside including the Kent Downs woodland lakes and orchards. There are excellent walks from the cottage to Kings Wood 1500 acres where King Henry VIII hunted deer and to Godmersham Park visited by Jane Austen. Numerous other walks are nearby in the Stour Valley and Crundale Downs. In the village there are two pubs a train station short walk away and with direct trains to London Ashford Canterbury and Ramsgate bus stop services to Canterbury and Ashford and a post office. Groceries and fruit and vegetables can be purchased from nearby farm shops. Plenty of parking spaces are available in the nearby free car park 3-minute walk. The cathedral city of Canterbury is 6 miles away. There is easy access to many of Kent’s attractions including gardens castles coast nature reserves and historic old towns for example Sissinghurst Gardens Leeds and Dover castles Chatham historical dockyard Whitstable Faversham Sandwich Romney Marsh Walmer and Rye. Shop \n12\n mile pub 100 yards restaurant \n14\n mile.\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/130/840/1300853.jpg 31091

    The Smithy reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.3 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews

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    out of 10

    Nice cottage in a wonderful location. Not the comfiest inside but pleasant enough. Don't quite understand why there's an table for 8 in the kitchen on a 2 man cottage.



    out of 10

    We stayed at The Smithy for one week (29 June-6 July 2019) and would definitely recommend it. It was lovely to live in such an old cottage and in particular to be part of the life on the Tudor square. The locals in Chilham are exceptionally friendly. It would not suit a young family as there is nothing at all for children in the village, but it suited us perfectly for a restful and quiet stay. The shower was one of the best we've had ever after many stays in cottages over the last year. The only negative is the fact we had no dishwasher. We were advised prior to our arrival that it had broken down the previous week. We were told that an engineer should probably be out during our stay and we agreed to allow access at any time. However, we didn't receive any communication all week to explain what was happening and the dishwasher was not repaired.



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