3 Apsley Cottages

Chartham near Canterbury, South of England (Ref. 23423)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

This delightful terraced cottage is situated in the Kent village of Chartham, only a short distance from Canterbury.

This 19th century railwayman's cottage has been lovingly restored and beautifully furnished with lots of wooden furniture to reflect the Victorian period, including the cupboards in the kitchen.

With one large, attractive double bedroom and views over the well-established rear garden, along with fields where sheep and goats graze, this Chartham cottage is the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic break.

The sunny bedroom also benefits from an en-suite bathroom, complete with a roll-top, claw foot bath; just the place for a long soak after a day exploring Canterbury, which is only three miles away.

The sitting room is warm and cosy at any time of year, with its woodburner to relax in front of, or guests can enjoy dinner with a glass of wine or two and watch the evening sun disappear over the garden through the French doors.

To explore Kent, this Chartham cottage is in the perfect location, with road and rail links close by, in fact the railway station is just a five minute walk away, and you can be in the heart of Canterbury before you know it, and without having to take the car!

Alternatively, guests could choose to walk or cycle along the Stour Valley Walk which follows the river from Chartham all the way into Canterbury, followed by a visit to Canterbury Cathedral after lunch, a trip down the river and then can enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, before taking your seats at the theatre in the evening.

However you choose to spend your days, this charming Chartham cottage is a wonderful place to return to.


One double bedroom with en-suite roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. Small storage room on first floor with access to bathroom.


Gas central heating with woodburner. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Front shingle garden. Enclosed lawn and patio garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 8 mins walk. Note: There is a railway level crossing less than 100 yards from this property and a local railway station within 5 mins walk. Note: There are 3 steps at the cottage entrance. Note: Due to the age of the cottage, the stairs are quite steep, property may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. Note: No children.

Note: No children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Cosy comfy cottage convenient for visiting Canterbury.”
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    • “The cottage has been delightfully renovated. It is warm and cosy and well equipped. In spite of its proximity to the railway and a main road it is very quiet The conservatory is a particularly attractive feature. We found the bed extremely comfortable but for those wanting a softer mattress a topper is available. On arrival Brionny took us on a tour of the cottage and explained the appliances. She was friendly and welcoming. A basket of goodies was a nice touch. Pleasantly furnished this cottage has everything you need for an enjoyable break. It is ideally placed for access by bus or train to Canterbury. The Park and Ride is also nearby and is the cheapest option unless everyone has a bus pass! Within half an hour you can reach most of the attractions in this part of Kent. Sandwich was a favourite of ours. We would certainly return.”

    BakersLoafing, Ilminster, March 2015

    • “Chartham's manually operated railway crossing sums up the pace of the holiday.”
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    • “We love being independent when we are on holiday, the cottage and location add to the chiilout factor. River walk to Canterbury or drive to Dungeness Point, the options for one week are up to us. The cottage has been set up thoughtfully by the owners and you spot details during your stay.”

    Andy P, Weymouth, England, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “Perfect place for a country break for 2 with easy access to Cant”
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    • “Everything was great. Very friendly welcome by the owner. Cosy, convenient and comfortable with many thoughtful touches. Lovely garden. Really useful to have wifi for us. Stairs are quite steep, so you need to be cautious if you aren't fairly agile,though we're seniors and had no problem.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, London, December 2013

    • “Highly Recommended”
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    • “The warm welcome from the owner started our holiday well. Everything is provided that you'll need. A good mix of mod-cons (dishwasher, wi-fi, "smart tv" which hooks up to the internet so you can use iplayer, itvplayer etc) but the cottage still has oldy-worldy charm (wooden floors etc). So handy for Canterbury, either walk on the river bank or catch the train from the station just over the road. Local corner shop sells everything and is open till at least 9 each evening! Spotlessly clean. Couldn't fault anything with the cottage, would highly recommend it!”

    Anthony_from_Bradfor, Bradford, United Kingdom, October 2013

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “The owner was on hand when we arrived took us round the cottage explained where and how everything worked which we found helpful. Location was perfect just 3 miles from Canterbury with a very good rail and bus service so no need to use the car if we did not want to. Nothing to dislike about our holiday going back for a second visit very soon.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ryde, August 2013

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    • “We both love the cottage! It is perfect for touring round Kent. There is everything we need in the cottage, it was our second holiday here, and definitely not our last! As long as the cottage is available we will continue to return and stay there.”

    Mr Finnemore, Stoke-on-Trent, September 2015

    • “Everything was excellent, we can't think of one single thing that could improve the property. The location was great, just near the buses and trains. Other likes were the countryside and friendliness of the people. Strongly recommend this property.”

    Mrs Howlett, Southampton, May 2015

    • “Amazing holiday! That good we have booked to return to the cottage in September!”

    Mr Finnemore, Stoke-on-Trent, March 2015

    • “One of the cosiest, most welcoming cottages we have stayed in.”

    Mr Burns, Edinburgh, February 2015

    • “A very warm welcome and clear explanation regarding where things were and how they worked. Cosy rooms, comfortable bed. Very convenient for buses, trains and as a centre to explore Kent. More than ample equipment and welcoming basket.”

    Mr Vannuffel, Dagenham, October 2014

    • “The position of the cottage opens up excellent transport, cycling and walking links to Canterbury and much more. The quiet was surprising as road and rail links are nearby. The gated railway crossing which is manually opened and closed by the signal man adds to the village experience. If you have never visited this corner of England you will need to look a long time to do a lot better than this cottage.”

    Mr Penney, Weymouth, October 2014

    • “Very nice and lovely decorated cottage and nice owner who provided a lovely welcome basket. Well organised information materials. Accessible by train and bus.”

    Mr Werner, Butzbach, September 2014

    • “What a charming Cottage and a lovely welcome from the owner. It is near to Canterbury and the ideal location to visit the wider Kent area. If you do not want to venture out, this Cottage makes the perfect little hide away to relax in. If going to the area again we would stay here again. The welcome pack was much appreciated as well.”

    Mr Beacham, Wallingford, August 2014

    • “A first class cottage, in a first class location, very well maintained.”

    Mr Lomas, Doncaster, July 2014

    • “Lovely location, thoughtful touches by the owner.”

    Mr Case, Barry, April 2014

    • “The cottage was well placed to access public transport with both bus and train travel available within 100 yards. There was also a local shop and lovely pub within easy walking distance. You can also walk into Canterbury along the river path. We were greeted by the owners who provided full details of all the amenities and were very helpful.”

    Mrs Woollett, Chatham, February 2014

    • “This cottages is ideal for couples who want a bit of peace and quiet. As it was an old railway cottage, the owners have purchased bits and pieces that tie in with the theme of it. They have fitted it out to a high spec. with plenty of kitchen equipment, it is very clean. They even provided a good selection of DVDs and candles for a romantic feel.”

    Mrs Martin, Camberley, February 2014

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About the location


Canterbury 3 miles; Chilham 3 miles; Ashford 8 miles; Whitstable 10 miles; Dover 18 miles.

Located on the Great Stour River and within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the pretty village of Chartham is perfectly situated for visitors looking to explore the countryside and towns in north Kent. Set halfway between Canterbury to the east and Chilham to the west and only a short distance to the A28, Chartham has always been a popular place to stay. Village life is thriving in this Kent village, with a Farmers’ Market held every Thursday in the village hall. Here you can find local produce, from homemade bread to freshly laid eggs, this is just the place to gather the things you need for a truly locally sourced picnic! The village green is the heart of the village, along with the listed 15th century timber-framed public house and the 13th century Saxon church famed for its bells and brasses. Events are arranged every month by the residents and guests can find out more by strolling down to the local shop where the ‘Parish Magazine’ can be found. The beautiful village of Chilham is only 3 miles away and many will recognise it from such TV programmes as ‘Miss Marple’ or the film ‘Emma’, along with many other films and TV programmes. The village has cobbled, quaint streets and 18th century pubs and is a lovely place and defiantly worth a visit, not many Kent villages can boast their own Castle, but Chilham can! With Chartham having its own railway station, travelling around Kent without a car is not a problem to visitors here! In just a few minutes you can be in Canterbury without worry of parking the car. There are also rail links to London and Ashford, so why not come to Chartham and start to really explore this lovely part of Kent?

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