The Byre

Smeeth near Ashford, South of England (Ref. 19257)

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Cottage features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    1

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    No

The Property

Smeeth 1 mile. Situated close to the village of Smeeth, this delightful, detached byre is set a short distance from the owners' home and is nestled within 80 acres of land, all of which guests are welcome to explore. Well-appointed throughout to provide spacious accommodation, this single-storey Smeeth cottage offers a couple a romantic retreat in beautiful Kent countryside. The welcoming open plan L-shaped living area at this Kent cottage has comfy seating, a fully fitted kitchen and a dining area with glorious views of woods, fields and a lake. The en-suite double bedroom at this cottage near Smeeth has an exterior door that leads you out onto the rear garden where you can sit and enjoy breakfast as you plan the day ahead. With paddocks on two sides of the garden, and with pathways down to the lake, this Smeeth cottage provides a superb place to relax. Guests are welcome to enjoy the many facilities on offer at the cottage by prior arrangement with the owner; these include the shared indoor swimming pool, the chance to fish in the well-stocked fishing lake, and horse riding is also available. If you find that long walks through the woods or over fields has given you the feel for country life, then why not try your hand at clay pigeon shooting? Just a couple of miles from this Smeeth cottage is Willesborough Windmill with its craft centre, where you can spend time enjoying afternoon tea. London and Canterbury are within easy driving distance, so spend a day exploring these two vibrant and historic cities before returning to your own tranquil retreat and the sounds of the countryside.

Accommodation

All ground floor. One king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed. Shared indoor swimming pool by arrangement with owner.

Amenities

Calor gas central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Private, enclosed rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Shared use of owners' land comprising of woods, fields and fishing lake. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: There is a fishing lake within the grounds, children to be supervised. Note: A fishing licence is required if you wish to use the lake. Note: Guests are welcome to bring their own horses and use all facilities by prior arrangement with the owner. Note: Please note the only bathroom is an en-suite to the master bedroom.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

SMEETH

Ashford 5 miles; Hythe 6 miles; Folkestone 12 miles; Canterbury 16 miles; Dover 18 miles.

Smeeth is a small quaint village in the heart of Kent offering visitors a warm welcome to the area and a lovely local pub and nearby restaurants serving fresh, local produce. Surrounding the village is beautiful countryside where you may wish to spend time walking or cycling. If getting closer to nature takes your interest then visit the South of England Rare Breeds Centre, which is only 11 miles away and offers all types of farm animals set in over 100 acres of farmland, or alternatively for more exotic animals visit Port Lympne Safari Park or Howletts Zoo. Step back in time and spend a day at Leeds Castle, known as the "loveliest castle in the world", once used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon. The castle, which is 20 miles from Smeeth is steeped in history and is set in over 500 acres of parkland, which is why it is now one of the most visited historic places in England. If this castle takes your interest then you may also be interested in visiting the nearby beautiful city of Canterbury with its world famous cathedral and fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. Smeeth with its larger sister village of Brabourne are both located off the A20 and are perfectly situated for visitors wishing to use cross Channel ferries or train links as you can be at the ports of Folkestone or Dover in less than 30 minutes, so a day in France is a possibility. Nearer to home is the Ashford International Station which can take you to the centre of London, and all its amenities, within 40 minutes. If spending time by the sea takes your fancy, then grab your bucket and spade and make for Hythe, only 6 miles away, or taste the oysters in Whitstable, only a short drive, before making your way home to the Kent countryside.

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