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Shepherds Cottage

Kingston near Canterbury, Kent (Ref. 1079930)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “The owner made us very welcome and our dogs were well catered for with bed and toy each and also poo bags.”

    Didn't need to take anything with us all provided would definitely recommend. Next time need to go to Kent hope it's available.

    Didn't need to take anything with us all provided would definitely recommend. Next time need to go to Kent hope it's available.

    - John, November 2021

The property

Barham 1.3 miles.

Resting in the small village of Kingston, in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is this detached cottage which used to be the village post office, Shepherds Cottage.

Set over a single-storey and sleeping two guests, Shepherds Cottage is a romantic spot for a scenic trip to this part of Kent, within easy reach of Dover and Canterbury.

You are welcomed to the property with sought-after off-road parking, and a front garden with a bench so you can take your morning coffee out into the fresh air whilst your furry friends stretch their legs.

Stepping into the property, there is an open plan living space where you can cuddle up on the sofa to take advantage of the Smart TV, or rustle up a romantic evening meal to enjoy round the dining table with your loved one.

Moving through the property there is a double bedroom with a great amount of storage space so guests can unpack their personal belongings, and to compliment this, there is a bathroom with both bath and shower so guests can get ready in their own style.

Just a short walk from Shepherds Cottage, down the quiet country lane, there is The Black Robin pub which serves both food and drink, making for a great evening out while Barham village has The Duke of Cumberland, each accessible on foot.

The surrounding AONB offers scenic walking and cycling routes, heading in all directions through hills and valleys, and among wildlife.

If you like long walks though, the Elham Valley Way is not to be missed, where you'll discover history at each twist and turn..

Head North into Whitstable, Whitstable offers everything you need for an interesting stay - waterfront walks, ancient pubs, quirky shops, excellent restaurants and the beautiful stony beach and harbour.

Shepherds Cottage is located centrally to most of the surrounding beaches.

Heading north from the property, you can explore the cathedral city of Canterbury which is filled with history, from the Saxon ruins of St Augustine's Abbey, the Canterbury Castle and the striking Cathedral, to the the 13th century Westgate Towers Museum and Viewpoint which now has an exciting escape room inside.

For a memorable trip to this stunning part of Kent, choose Shepherds Cottage as your base.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Front garden with furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • The nearest shop is BARHAM which is 1.3 miles and is a Post Office/Shop., pub 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Whitstable 6 miles; Herne Bay 9 miles.

Dominating the city skyline, the cathedral at Canterbury is the oldest in England, and along with the castle and quaint cobbled streets, draws visitors back time and again to its history, heritage and culture. Cosmopolitan restaurants, vibrant nightclubs and traditional pubs perch along the main streets or down narrow lanes, along with both high street shops and independent retailers. Travelling by foot is an excellent way of exploring the city, with walking trails and guided walks allowing visitors to discover winding streets and hidden corners, all with their own unique identity. By taking a boat trip along the River Stour, you can appreciate Canterbury's historic architecture and enjoy outstanding scenic views. From the frequent fairs and festivals to tempting food and drink events, Canterbury offers something for everyone throughout the year. For those wishing to enjoy the sea, Herne Bay and Whitstable are less than 8 miles away, while the attractions of inland Kent can also be easily reached.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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Offer ends Monday 29th Nov, 23:59 (GMT)

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