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Tembo's Rest

(Ref. 1100721)

Eastry, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property."

    Very well maintained.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely stay at Tembos rest."

    Our host has a real eye for decoration Our host was very accommodating even when we had broken down putting the light on for us. My only worry was that some people might find the very narrow driveway (we had to turn round to get in due to a van parking opposite) and subsequent difficulty getting out on a slope onto the road ( the mirrors are a great help) might be a problem to some and I think people should be aware. Ps I can drive being an ex driving instructor.

    Reviewed by Alice Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property in a great location."

    Matt called round from next door to check everything was ok. Everything in the cottage you could need. Excellent location for the coast and castle visits and other places of interest. Would definitely return to Tembos Rest and can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely stay in a comfortable, well equipped and immaculately clean property."

    So much attention to detail from the owners and the welcoming touches ( even down to putting the lights on for our evening arrival) were so kind and thoughtful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Had everything we needed. Lots of thoughtful touches by the owner, who came to check we were settled in ok. Welcoming village pub was a highlight of the stay.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2022

  • "We were very happy with our stay at Tembo's Rest."

    The cottage is very nice and just as advertised. The owners are very friendly and willing to help with any problem that occurs (the internet seemed to have failed at some point, it was fixed in no time). The cottage is also very clean and tidy and well organised. We stayed here with our son of 1 year old and there were also a high chair and a cot for him. This was perfect. The location is in a small village (Eastry), but you're relatively close to some larger cities and it's an easy location to travel to. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need so it's easy to cook for yourself here. If there was anything to remark (and this is very much a personal preference) then I wouldn't have minded some additional cooking utensils, but this is a very, very minor point. I would definitely recommend a stay at Tembo's Rest and would visit again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Niels5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely, comfortable holiday cottage that was equipped with everything we needed for our stay."

    I would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone looking to visit the East Kent area.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely bright little cottage."

    Very comfy and clean, very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Spotlessly clean. Great base for Kent coast. Village perfect for pub, chippy & Chinese. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2022

  • "We were made welcome by the owner who assisted when we needed."

    Well equipped acommodation, in fact was better than expected. Would happily return

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a great stay at Tembo's rest."

    The property is a recently renovated cottage but still maintains its lovely features, spotless throughout and appreciated the little touches like milk in the fridge on arrival! Beds were comfortable, shower powerful, kitchen had everything to be able to cook and there was ample space in the conservatory to eat! The cottage was well situated for visiting all the coastal Kent towns which we did during the daytime and then nice to come back to to unwind and go to the local pub, where everyone was very friendly, or try the only Chinese takeaway in the village which was very tasty! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend staying here. Thank you Sarah and family!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful well presented cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. A surprise welcome pack left in the kitchen upon arrival was a nice touch. Highly recommend.

    Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at tembo’s rest."

    The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. We bumped into the owner on our way to the village shop and she was friendly and helpful. I was a bit worried when I saw in the description that there may be traffic noise but actually the cottage is not directly next to the road and the road is a very quiet one so we didn’t hear any traffic noise at all. We would definitely stay here again.

    Mrs FurmstonJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Tembo's Rest."

    It was a spacious, clean and well equipped cottage with everything you need. The cottage is located with easy reach to places of interest in that part of Kent. We would fully recommend this cottage to anyone. The owners were also very friendly and helpful.

    Mr BolsterMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, well equiped, comfortable and tastefully furnished and decorated."

    We did have a leak in the bathroom one morning. We contacted the owners and they came round straightaway and everything was fixed when we returned home from our day out. We had a very enjoyable holiday.

    Mrs WilliamsSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very well presented and very comfortable."

    There was a nice welcome pack which was appreciated. Eastry is a pleasant village with good facilities and friendly people.

    Mr BennettMar 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, Blue-Ray/DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Access to the property is narrow, please take care when driving
  • Note: Road noise may be experienced
  • Please note: The gates to the property are electric; The fob will be included with the key to the property, the gates will be open upon your arrival but please ensure you close them once you are in the property

The property

Situated in the historic village of Eastry, within easy reach of the city of Canterbury, this little cottage is adjoined to the owner's house and shares a driveway.

Perfect for couples or a small family, Tembo's Rest is a sophisticated retreat, acting as your own little haven to truly get away from it all.

There are two access doors where you will enter into a contemporary kitchen, wrapped in grey units, with spotlights in the ceiling and exposed stonework resting above.

Off the kitchen is the bathroom with a shower over bath and a heated towel rail.

The lounge feels vibrant yet comes as a relaxing bright space with summery seating.

The large conservatory continues this essence of vibrancy, and doubles up as the every-day formal dining area; all very modern with flashes of the structure of the original cottage throughout.

Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms; one king-size and one twin, each beautifully presented, with plenty of space and window views.

What's more, the cottage also provides a travel cot and highchair, should you be bringing along a little one.

Just a short stroll will bring you to the village centre, which has a post office, bakers, Chinese and Fish and chip takeaways, pub and a shop.

Eastry is also home to a gorgeous Norman Church and a large park to enjoy.

Only a short drive from Sandwich and providing easy access to the rest of the Kent coast or inland to Canterbury, there is much to explore in and around the destination.

With its ancient buildings, nature reserves, golf courses, delightful country pubs, cafés and restaurants, the medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich is a must to visit.

The village is also bordered by small, picturesque villages, such as Ash, Worth and Woodnesborough and within easy reach is the nearby city of Canterbury, boasting the oldest cathedral in England as well as cosmopolitan restaurants and a thriving nightlife.

There are also plenty of other English heritage castles in Dover, Deal, Walmer and Richborough for people to enjoy.

Take a trip to the Cinque Ports town of Deal with it's own beach and pier for a great day out.

Take a boat ride along the River Stour and appreciate the architecture, then browse a selection of high street and independent shops nestled down narrow lanes or on the main street.

Tembo’s Rest is a beautiful cottage in a lovely part of Kent.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Deal 6.4 miles; Dover 9.7 miles; Ramsgate 11.3 miles

The village of Eastry sits around 2 and half miles from Sandwich in the county of Kent. Steeped in history, Eastry is known for being the birthplace of Egbert, King of Kent, but today it is mainly a residential area with a pub, butchers and convenience store. The village benefits from being within close reach of both coastal and countryside attractions, with the neighbouring towns also offering a wide selection of amenities. The nearby historical town of Deal boasts two castles, both open to the public, two museums and a weekly market, along with a range of eateries and independent shops. Slightly further afield is Dover, home to the iconic white chalk cliffs and the remarkable Ken Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Bookings must be at least 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas