- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
This immaculately-presented, superbly-located, terraced country cottage is nestled in the lovely Kent village of Preston, just six miles from Canterbury. Wonderfully-appointed throughout and providing spacious, contemporary accommodation, this stylish Preston cottage is ideal for families and friends looking to stay in a rural setting within a thriving village, which offers a friendly village and farm shop, excellent butcher and a pub serving great food. Inside this Preston cottage you will find a well-equipped kitchen with open plan dining area, just the place to gather together and plan the day ahead, or on warm evenings why not venture outdoors and dine alfresco under the starry skies in the courtyard garden? The lovely garden also boasts an arbour, making it just the place to enjoy a good book on hot summer days. On cooler evenings sink into sumptuous seating in the sitting room, and settle down in front of a roaring log fire with a film and a glass or two! Preston is a walker’s paradise with numerous footpaths and bridleways to ramble, maintaining its country atmosphere and rural delights; just stepping outside makes you understand why Kent has been referred to as the Garden of England since Tudor times. With Canterbury and Whitstable offering two exciting places to visit, both less than 10 miles away, you can experience Canterbury, a city of history and intrigue, with theatres and museums and even enjoy a river trip before browsing the shops. Whitstable is the perfect place for sampling seafood in one of the many harbour restaurants, after working up an appetite after a morning of windsurfing or sailing around the bay. So, after walking, exploring, cycling or simply absorbing this part of Kent, return to this lovely Preston cottage to relax and unwind before another fun-filled day.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot on request. Unrestricted roadside parking in lane approx. 20 yards away. Enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk.
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About the location
Canterbury 6 miles; Sandwich 7 miles; Dover 18 miles.
Preston is a large, thriving village in the heart of East Kent. Dating back to the Iron Age and mentioned in the Doomsday Book, this lovely village boasts a pub, butchers, farm shop, village stores and even a garden nursery that has achieved nationwide fame for its exotic range of plants! The annual Steam Rally and ploughing matches at Preston Court are popular events on the village calendar, offering an exciting time for all ages and attracts visitors from far afield. With demonstrations in steam and horse ploughing, dog agility displays and ferret racing to displays of classic cars, motorbikes and military vehicles, this is not any quiet country show; there is even a funfair in the evening. At other times of the year Preston Court is a popular wedding venue, and was once owned by Juliana de Leybourne who pronounced it as her favourite residence. The area around Preston is a walker’s paradise. Why not explore Denge Wood, renowned for its orchids and butterflies? The Saxon shoreline and North Downs, which follows much of the Pilgrim's Way, is also easily accessible from the village. Preston is within an easy distance to Wingham, Littlebourne, Ickham and Wichambreaux and all four villages boast pubs serving excellent food. For a day of culture and sightseeing then why not visit the historic city of Canterbury? Ramble around ruins, tread cobble streets, and take in the atmosphere of this beautiful city in all its glory. Or why not make for Whitstable and sample the oysters at a harbour-side restaurant, just one of the things this coastal town is famous for? Always a popular haunt of stars of stage and screen, Whitstable is still home to many famous actors. After a busy day out, why not return to the tranquillity of Preston with its birdsong and serenity to relax before another adventurous day?